Greenfriars 3 Whitefriars 0
Despite COVID 19, the Whites and Greens faced each 14 times over the 2020/21 season. With both teams equal on points, game 15 was chosen as the final for the 100 year old trophy. Both teams started the match strongly and the first quarter passed with no advantage to either side.
At the restart, the Greens quickly established their dominance, piling on the pressure and forcing some desperate action from the White’s defence. The continued pressure soon bore fruit with leading goal scorer Lee Summers finding the net with a well taken shot.
Half time saw urgent team talks from both sides, with the White’s desperate to get back into the game and retain the trophy and the Greens determined to prevent them. The 3rd quarter saw the White’s push on and create some good chances. Atticus Walton Hayfield and Issac Hiatt, we’re both denied goals thanks to some brave goalkeeping. With the White’s committing more players to the attack, they were soon caught on the break, allowing Joe Kendal to pick up on a loose ball and slam it home to make it 2 for the Greens. Kendal found the net again minutes later with a rocketing shot that left the White’s keeper no chance.
At 3 nil down the Whites looked a lost cause, tired legs and a resolute Green’s defence denied the holders the chance of even a conciliation goal.
The Greenfriars finished worthy winners with Captain Kev Chester receiving the 100 year old trophy from club legends Harry Mayou and Ian Nixon. Captains Patrick Veasey and Kev Chester, thanked all the players, umpires and parents for their amazing commitment and support and look forward to the next competition which is scheduled to start in the summer.