Millisle Primary School P4/5 Team Victorious - March 2019

This past Thursday saw the Ards District Primary Schools ‘Finals Day’ held at Londonderry Park. The P4/5 team from Millisle had qualified for their semi-final against table toppers Brooklands with a 4th place league finish.

The hotly contested semi-final saw Millisle go into an early lead before being pegged back just before half-time. A spirited Millisle side then took a second half lead which they held on to in order to book a place in the final.

The final saw Millisle meet Andrews Memorial who had come through their semi-final against Newtownards Model. The young Millisle side again took an early lead and went on to play some lovely football with slick passing and incisive finishing. Early in the game, the Millisle goalkeeper made an excellent save from a thunderous effort. Unfortunately, he fractured his wrist in the process and we wish him a speedy recovery. The game itself finished 4-1 with the hard-working Andrews team scoring a well-worked goal of their own late on.

Millisle Primary School would like to thank Craig Brotherston and the Ards District Primary School Football Association for their continued hard work in providing pupils in this locality with well-organised football events.

Small Schools League - January 2019

Fixtures: The next set of fixtures are the last in the league campaign for both teams with only finals day to come. The KS2 team will look to secure 2nd place with Sullivan waiting to take advantage of any slip up. The P4/5 team has the tough task of trying to make it to a semi-final on finals day by securing 4th place. They have a full schedule of 3 games and the team will be looking to pick up as many points as possible.

ARDS DISTRICT 5-A-SIDE

On the 15th and 16th of January our school teams competed in their respective sections of the local 5-a-side tournament held at the Blair Mayne Leisure Complex. On the Tuesday the P5-7 team competed in a very difficult group and managed to secure a victory over Victoria and a draw with Andrews Memorial. Defeats to Sullivan and Dundonald meant that we didn’t qualify for a semi-final. A huge shout out to Noah who stepped up to replace the injured Bradley in goal at very short notice. Man of the Tournament was shared by brothers Caden and Zach.

On the 16th, it was the turn of the P4/5 team. A strong start saw a 3-0 victory over Ballywalter and a 2-2 draw with eventual finalists Newtownards Model. This was followed by narrow and rather unfortunate defeats to Victoria and Andrews. The last group game saw us compete well with eventual tournament winners Londonderry Primary before running out of steam in the final few minutes. A great effort by all on the day! Man of the Tournament was Jacob.

Small Schools League - December 2018

Football Fixtures 11th October

The P5-7 team had just one fixture last week with 2 of their opponents unable to attend due to the weather. The fixture that did take place saw a comprehensive 5-0 over defending league champions, Kilcooley. Caden captained the side and dictated much of the play from midfield throughout the game and grabbed 2 first half goals for his efforts. Further goals were added by Cooper, Zach and Caleb.

The P4-5 team had two difficult fixtures to fulfil. The first saw the team triumph in a 2-1 victory over Comber PS. First half goals from Cooper and Zach were enough to see the team through. A wonderful effort from Ethan could have added to the scoring in the 2nd half as he won the ball in midfield and beat two opponents before unleashing a powerful driven shot which came crashing back off the post with the keeper well beaten.

The next fixture was to be a tough task against league leaders Brooklands PS. An entertaining first half which saw chances at both ends looked as if it would level at the break. However, on the stroke of half-time, a quick Brooklands throw in caught the Millisle defence off guard and a powerful shot was unleashed into the corner.

The second half followed a similar pattern. Tackles were flying in as Millisle refused to let Brooklands dictate the play with chances coming and going at both ends. A super game and a super effort from every player ended in an unfortunate 1-0 defeat.