Jersey's footballers lost 8-0 against French amateur side St Malo at St Brelade this afternoon.
The islanders included a number of younger players in their team, but the heavy defeat will come as a blow to Jimmy Reilly's side as they prepare for a home NatWest Island Games this summer.
St Malo are in the top tier of French amateur football and showed their quality as they proved too strong for a youthful Jersey side, moving into a 5-0 lead by half time.
It was only the third game the Reds had played this season, having previously beaten a 26th Army regiment 7-0 and 4-0, and they will now look for some more challenging friendly fixtures before they play Alderney in the Muratti Vase semi-final on the 28th March.
Jersey's football side will take on French side Union Sportive St Malo this afternoon as they continue their preparations for this year's NatWest Island Games.
The French team are in the top tier of French amateur football so should provide a stern test for the islanders as they look to get some challenging games under their belt before a home Games this summer.
So far this season Jersey have comfortably beaten a 26th Army regiment 7-0 and 4-0.
The game will be manager Jimmy Reilly's third in charge since he took over in October.
The match will be played at St Brelade as Springfield stadium is having its 3G synthetic pitch laid.