Friary U14 boys were unlucky not to get a positive result in a tough away fixture to Bishop Vesey School after early slips made away a determined and relentless effort that very early snatched a draw.

Friary looked to control the game from the off and tried to put pressure high up the pitch but were caught on the break 3 times after over-committing and found themselves facing a  3-0 deficit within the first ten minutes.

Looking a bit shell shocked the boys raised their heads and began to connect passes and find their top gear. They were rewarded just before half time when Lee Hames struck on the reverse beating the keeper down low.

After half time Friary came out firing and spent the second half camped in Bishop Vesey’s half. 10 minutes in, Friary were rewarded for their efforts when a Marcus John broke through the defence and calmly slotted past the keeper to finish a fantastic solo effort.

Friary continued to lay siege to the Bishop Vesey goal and were denied several times by the keeper and the woodwork. Frustratingly, the boys couldn’t find a way through to equalise before the end of the game but should be proud of the way they picked themselves up after going 3-0 down.

Team: GK – Rhys Burton, Elliot Gartshore, Sam Hutchison, Lee Hames, Lewis Neil, Robbie Honey, Jack Wright, Toma Smith, John Richards, Cameron Snape, Sam Grainger, Jay Harwood and Marcus John.

Team: GK – Rhys Burton, Elliot Gartshore, Sam Hutchison, Lee Hames, Lewis Neil, Robbie Honey, Jack Wright,
Toma Smith, John Richards, Cameron Snape, Sam Grainger, Jay Harwood and Marcus John.