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.