Sixty-one Friary girls travelled to watch England’s Lionesses play football against The Netherlands at Wembley stadium, along with 71,000 other spectators.

We arrived in our seats just in time to see the ladies start their warm up. We could see Chloe Kelly, Mary Earps, Lauren Hemp and with an extra special appearance of Beth Mead, who was making her return from injury.

The game didn’t get off to a great start, and at half time the Lionesses were losing 2-0. However, the girls continued to have hope and England came back out in the second half with determination.

Georgia Stanway had started strong with the first goal, early in the first half. Lauren Hemp brought the equaliser minutes into the second equaliser. The crowd erupted and this continued all the way into the additional minutes. England continued to press in 5 minutes and England were creating chances. At last, one paid off and Ella Toone made her run perfectly and slotted the ball through the keeper’s legs into the back of the net to score the winning goal.

This last-minute win made the whole experience 100 times more special. At the end of the game, the music continued to play and the girls were all dancing and singing along. We sadly had to leave our seats and make our way back to the coach, but the buzz amongst the girls was fabulous.

Hollie Wright, trip organiser, said: “The conversation and opinions of the game continued onto the coach and were heard all the way back, well that until their tiredness took over. Hopefully dreaming of themselves playing at Wembley one day.”