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Senior Football

Pupils from Primary 6 and Primary 7 meet each Tuesday afternoon from 3pm until 4.30pm for senior football practice. This year, from an enrolment of over 50 pupils, teams are chosen to compete in the local Ballyclare and District 7-a-side league, Ulster Bank Cup and Newtownabbey Cup as well as other tournaments and competitions in the local area.

As past few years we have been very successful, winning many of these tournaments and competitions. We hope to continue this for the 2016/17 season.


Date Opponent Result Goal Scorers
 21 / 9 / 16 Various   WINNERS 2016/17 See East Antrim Champions League write-up below

 08 / 12 / 16

Ballyclare PS 
(7-a-side league)
WON 3-0  Conn, Scarlett (2) 
26 / 01 / 17  Earlview PS 
(Ulster Bank Cup)
WON 7-0  Adams (2), Meikle (2), Davidson, Scarlett, Lloyd 
02 / 02 / 17  St. MacNissi's PS
(Newtownabbey Cup) P6
WON 9-0 Adams (4), Wilson (3), Conn, Turkington 
08/03/17 Ashgrove PS
(Ulster Bank Cup)
WON 1-0  Meikle 
16/03/17 Mossley PS
(Newtownabbey Cup) P6
 WON 5-1 Turkington, Wilson (2), Conn, Adams 
26/04/17 The Thompson PS
(7-a-side league)
WON 6-1 Scarlett (5), Davidson
Leading Goalscorers Goals 
Jacob Scarlett 12
Calum Adams 8
Ben Davidson 5
Calum Conn 4
Andrew Wilson 5
Luca Meikle 3
Charlie Lloyd 2
Dylan Turkington 2

Scarlett hits Five for Fairview

On Wednesday afternoon the senior football team played The Thompson PS in a Ballyclare & District 7-a-side league match. Fairview started strongly and soon took the lead. A Ben Davidson cross from the right beat the visiting defense and found Jacob Scarlett at the back post who slotted the ball past the onrushing ‘keeper to make it 1-0. Luca Meikle flashed a chance just wide of the near post and Ben Davidson saw his shot well saved as the visiting 'keeper showed his worth in goal. Soon afterwards Jacob doubled his tally. Super approach play from Charlie Lloyd down the left fed Ben Davidson who beat his man before crossing for Jacob to slot the ball past the goalkeeper to make it 2-0. Luca Meikle continued to cause problems on the right wing with his pin-point crosses while the defensive duo of Ewan Craig and Ben Blacoe stopped any Thompson attacks. Just before half time roles were reversed. This time it was Jacob Scarlett who played the ball to Ben Davidson who was able to side-step his marker before slotting the ball into the net to make it 3-0.

Half time: Fairview 3 : 0 The Thompson

Early in second half Jacob scored his 3rd of the game to make it 4-0. This time it was Calum Adams who beat his marker and ran up the left wing before crossing into the box from the bye-line. His cross evaded the Thompson defenders and ran to Jacob who made no mistake from 5 yards. Soon after it was The Thompson’s turn to score. A back pass from Calum Adams was intercepted by the Thompson striker who did well to control and then strike the ball into the back of the Fairview goal, past the outstretched arms of Andrew Boyd to make it 4-1. A few minutes later it was 5-1 when Calum Conn dribbled past two players on the right before squaring the ball to Jacob to score. Substitute Logan McWilliams shot wide and Calum Adams saw his shot saved before Jacob Scarlett hit the post. Soon after though, Jacob scored his fifth of the game. Calum Adams dispossessed the Thompson player before playing the ball behind the defense for Jacob who ran clear of the defenders and struck the ball past the ‘keeper. Late in the game, Logan McWilliams, Calum Adams and Charlie Lloyd all had shots well saved by the impressive Thompson goalkeeper. 

Final Score: Fairview 6 : 1 The Thompson

P6 Team progress in Newtownabbey Cup

Last Thursday the P6 football team played Mossley PS in this year's Newtownabbey Cup. Fairview started the game confidently, playing some excellent football and creating good chances to score the opening goal. Andrew Wilson and Calum Conn had early chances well blocked by the visiting defence while Calum Adams watched his free-kick saved by the 'keeper. At the other end Ben Vance and Logan McWilliams worked hard to nullify the Mossley attack. Goalkeeper Tom Fleming did well to push an early Mossley shot beyond the post before Calum Conn cleared the resulting corner. Fairview were lively in the attack as Calum Adams, Calum Conn, Dylan Turkington and Andrew Wilson all pushed forward hoping to score the opening goal. Eventually it was Dylan Turkington who broke the deadlock. As Calum Adams played the ball through on the right, Dylan curled the ball beyond the outstretched arms of the goalkeeper and into the back of the net to make it 1-0. Calum Conn had an opportunity to extend the lead before half-time but was well tackled as he was about to shoot.

Half Time: Fairview 1 - 0 Mossley

The second half again started brightly for the home team. Dylan Turkington mis-hit an early shot straight at the 'keeper while Andrew Wilson dragged his shot wide when through on goal. Dylan then had a super opportunity to double his tally after great work by Andrew on the left, however he miscued the ball and the chance passed. Mossley pushed for an equaliser and kept the defensive duo of Ben Vance and Logan McWilliams busy. However, a super pass down the right wing caused problems for the Fairview defence. As the ball was crossed into the box the Mossley striker found himself unmarked and placed the ball past Tom Fleming in goal to make it 1-1. It wasn't long until Fairview regained the lead however. Calum Adams worked tirelessly in midfield and it was his pass which played Andrew Wilson through and he scored to make it 2-1. Soon after it was 3-1 when Andrew Wilson scored his second of the game. Once again, Calum Adams played the ball between the defenders for Andrew to run through and slot the ball past the 'keeper. The fourth goal arrived when Andrew Wilson beat his marker on the left and squared the ball for Calum Conn to score. In the final minute, substitute Josh Moore made great progress on the right wing before beating his marker and playing the ball to Calum Adams who scored to make it 5 - 1.

Final Score: Fairview PS 5 - 1 Mossley PS


Ulster Bank Cup Quarter-Final Win

On Wednesday afternoon, the football team played Ashgrove PS in the Quarter-Final of this year’s Ulster Bank Cup competition. Fairview began the game nervously as Ashgrove pushed for an early goal. However, the home team defended resolutely with the defensive quartet of Ben Blacoe, Ewan Craig, Reece McCrea and Ben Vance working hard to stem the Ashgrove attacks. The visiting team threatened from early corners also but goalkeeper Andrew Boyd did well to intercept each cross. On the 5 minute mark Logan McWilliams beat his marker on the left wing and played the ball to Jacob Scarlett. He turned and ran for goal but was fouled from behind as he was about to shoot. Captain Ben Davidson worked tirelessly in midfield to create an opening. It was his pass which found Jacob Scarlett on the right wing who then ran at the Ashgrove defense. However, the defender made a great tackle and cleared the danger. Soon after, Logan McWilliams played a through ball for Andrew Wilson but his shot was well defended. Both teams battled hard in the first half but the score remained 0-0 at the break.

Half Time: Fairview 0-0 Ashgrove

The second half began much better from the home team. Luca Meikle was finding some space on the right wing and his excellent, pin-point passes began to trouble the Ashgrove defence. From successive corners, Jacob Scarlett and Calum Conn both had chances to score which were well defended by the visiting team. After 26 minutes the breakthrough goal was scored. From a defensive corner the ball was intercepted by the industrious Ben Davidson. He beat two players before passing the ball through to Jacob Scarlett on the left wing. Jacob ran towards goal and placed the ball past the onrushing ‘keeper but was disappointed to see the ball bounce off the far post. However, Luca Meikle had followed the attacked and was on hand to poke the ball home to make it 1-0. Fairview were now playing with more confidence and looked good going forward. Ashgrove however still looked dangerous on the counter-attack and kept the Fairview defenders on their toes. Luca Meikle continued to provide pin-point crosses and it was from one of these which saw the ball in the back of the net for a second time. However, the referee correctly adjudged the ball to have been played off the raised arm of Logan McWilliams before crossing the line. Calum Conn, Jacob Scarlett and Ben Davidson all had shots late in the half which were either well saved by the ‘keeper or went wide of the goal. With only seconds on the clock, Ashgrove had a free kick on the left but the long ball into the box was well claimed by Andrew Boyd in goals.

Final Score: Fairview PS 1 – 0 Ashgrove PS



Newtownabbey Cup 1st Round Success

Last Thursday it was the P6 footballers’ turn to brave the stormy conditions as they met St. MacNissi PS in the first round of the Newtownabbey Cup. Right from the off Fairview dominated the game and within the first 2 minutes Calum Adams opened the scoring. Logan McWilliams’ shot deflected off Calum’s leg and then the back post before crossing the line to make it 1-0. Calum Conn ran clear of the defence soon after but he placed his shot wide of the far post when he looked certain to score. A minute later Calum Adams doubled the lead with a well struck shot from distance before scoring his hat-trick soon after, beating the visiting ‘keeper from close range after a precise cross from Calum Conn on the left. Dylan Turkington chipped the ‘keeper and the goal in the 7th minute while Andrew Wilson had a shot well-saved just after. A few minutes later, Calum Adams played a through-ball to Andrew Wilson who ran clear of the defence and slotted past the goalkeeper to make it 4-0. Logan McWilliams and Ben Vance defended resolutely, restricting the St. MacNissi team to their own half of the pitch. Just before half time, Calum Conn skipped between two players on the left and ran along the bye-line.  His shot at goal slipped below the defender’s foot as he tried to clear and over the line to make it 5-0 at half time.

Half-Time: Fairview PS 5 – 0 St. MacNissi PS

In the second half Fairview continued to dominate possession. Dylan Turkington, Calum Adams and Josh Moore all had early shots off target while at the other end Ben Vance and substitute Andrew Cooper cleared any rare break up-field by the visiting team. Calum Adams soon scored his 4th of the game, beating the ‘keeper at his near post. A few minutes later, the ‘keeper saved a great shot by Dylan Turkington but the ball fell at the feet of Andrew Wilson who scored his second to make it 7-0. Dylan and Calum had further shots off target while Josh Moore was unlucky to see his shot drift narrowly wide. Two minutes later Josh Moore saw another great shot well saved. Once again, the ball fell to the feet of Andrew Wilson who confidently scored his hat-trick and Fairview’s 8th goal. In the final few minutes Dylan Turkington scored a well-deserved goal to complement all his hard work. After receiving the ball from Josh Moore on the right, he turned, beat his marker and then drove the ball past the goalkeeper to make it 9-0.

Final Score: Fairview PS 9 – 0 St MacNissi PS


Ulster Bank Cup 1st Round Victory

Last Thursday afternoon, the senior football team braved the cold and windy conditions to play Earlview Primary School in the first round of this year’s Ulster Bank Cup. Fairview dominated possession in the first half but failed to find the net early on despite shots from Charlie Lloyd, Jacob Scarlett, Ben Davidson, Calum Adams and Luca Meikle. It wasn’t until the 12th minute that Fairview took a deserved lead. The ball broke kindly to Luca Meikle on the right who drove the ball past the ‘keeper to make it 1-0. Luca Meikle was again involved as his shot was parried by the Earlview keeper but landed at the feet of Charlie Lloyd who scored from close range. Soon afterwards, the impressive Calum Conn beat 3 players on the left wing before crossing the ball into the box. The ball was headed out towards Luca Meikle who placed the ball neatly into the far corner of the net to score his second of the game and make it 3-0. Ben Davidson, Calum Adams, Jacob Scarlett and Calum Adams all had shots well blocked late in the half.
Half-time: Fairview PS 3 – 0 Earlview PS

At the beginning of the second half substitutes Peter Allen, Matty Cope and Oliver Woodside were introduced. Earlview pushed hard for an early goal but couldn’t find their way past the solid Fairview defence of Ewan Craig, Ben Blacoe, Logan McWilliams and Reece McCrea. With Calum Conn continuing to dribble up the left wing and put balls into the box it wasn’t long before Jacob Scarlett scored Fairview’s 4th. A shot from Charlie Lloyd was deflected to Jacob who hit it first time past the outstretched arms of the ‘keeper. Soon afterwards, Calum Adams scored his first of the game to make it 5-0. This time as the ball was cleared it went straight to Calum who controlled and hit a well struck shot through the defender’s legs and past the unsighted goalkeeper. Earlview came close to scoring a consolation goal with 5 minutes to go but a great save by goalkeeper Andrew Boyd stopped the initial shot before Ben Blacoe cleared the ball off the line to maintain the clean sheet. Calum Adams then scored his second of the game beating the visiting ‘keeper again from long range.  Substitute Peter Allen tried his luck with only seconds on the clock but his shot was deflected into the path of the industrious Ben Davidson who placed his shot neatly into the far corner of the goal to make it 7-0.
Final Score: Fairview PS 7 – 0 Earlview PS



Fairview wins local derby

On Thursday 8th December, the senior football team walked the short distance to Ballyclare Primary School's football pitch for their opening fixture of the 2016/17 league. Fairview began the game strongly, Jacob Scarlett showing his strength to run behind the home defence but his shot went well over the bar. Charlie Lloyd pressurised on the left wing and saw his cross narrowly miss the far post after just 3 minutes. With the majority of the early play it wasn't long before Fairview took the lead. Calum Conn beat his marker on the right wing before cutting inside, stepping past the defender and placing his left footed shot into the corner of the Ballyclare goal to make it 1-0. Jacob Scarlett doubled the lead a few minutes later. This time, a Ballyclare corner was cleared by captain Ben Davidson straight to Jacob who sidestepped his marker before drilling his shot between the legs of the goalkeeper to make it 2-0. Ballyclare began to see more of the play as the first half progressed. However, the defensive duo of Ben Blacoe and Ewan Craig were excellent and dealt with each Ballyclare attack. Just before the half Jacob Scarlett scored his second of the game. Again, the industrious Ben Davidson ran at the defense before passing to Jacob on the right. Jacob took a touch then fired into the roof of the net past the outstretched arms of the 'keeper. 
Half Time: Ballyclare 0 - 3 Fairview

The second half was a more even affair in terms of possession. Ballyclare began this half more confidently and soon won a free kick just outside the box. However, the Fairview wall did its job and the ball was well cleared. Charlie Lloyd had a good chance to add his name to the score sheet but a last ditch tackle from the Ballyclare defender saw his shot rebound to safety. Calum Adams was introduced at half time to replace Calum Conn and was unlucky to see his back post header go narrowly wide. Jacob Scarlett had two good chances to score his third of the game in quick succession, however his first shot was well saved by the keeper and his second went wide of the near post. Ballyclare came closest to scoring with 5 minutes left. This time, a corner from the right reached the striker at the front post but Fairview goalkeeper Andrew Boyd was there to make his only real save of the game. Logan McWilliams, also introduced at half time, made a super run up the left wing late on and crossed for Ben Davidson to try his luck. However, the home 'keeper was quickly off his line and saved well from close range. Charlie Lloyd had another chance with a couple of minutes left on the clock. This time the ball was played in-field by Calum Adams to Charlie who shot first time only to see the ball fly over the bar. 
Full Time: Ballyclare 0 - 3 Fairview


Fairview wins the East Antrim Champions League Football Tournament

Fairview kicked off the 2016/17 season in style by winning the East Antrim Champions League Football Tournament for the first time since the tournament began in 2013. On Wednesday 21st September, Mr Kennedy travelled to the 3G pitch in Carrickfergus with a group of 8 boys from P6 and P7. Fairview were in group A along with Whitehouse Primary School, Templepatrick Primary School, Sunnylands Primary School, Victoria Primary School and Greenisland Primary School.

Fairview began the day with a 2-0 win over Whitehouse PS. After a scoreless first half the boys upped the pressure in the second half in the hope of securing their first 3 points. It wasn’t long before Jacob Scarlett used his strength and determination to run clear of the Whitehouse defence and slot the ball past the goalkeeper to make it 1-0. Ben Davidson scored his first goal of the day shortly afterwards. The Whitehouse goalkeeper saved Jacob’s initial shot but the ball rebounded to Ben who smashed it into the roof of the net to make it 2-0. Whitehouse pushed for a goal of their own but Logan McWilliams, Ben Blacoe and Andrew Boyd managed to maintain the clean sheet. Final Score:
Fairview 2 – 0 Whitehouse

Our second match was against Templepatrick PS. Ben Davidson and Charlie Lloyd both had shots well saved before Jacob Scarlett once again opened the scoring. This time the keeper made a close range save from a corner but the ball looped up for Jacob to head into the net to make it 1-0. It stayed that way until the second half. Calum Conn and Ben Davidson both had early chances but it was Templepatrick who scored next. A hopeful ball into the box bounced awkwardly for Fairview ‘keeper Andrew Boyd, went over his head and was slotted home by an onrushing Templepatrick striker. Jacob Scarlett had a good opportunity to regain the lead in the game late on but his shot was well blocked by the Templepatrick defender. Final Score:
Fairview 1 – 1 Templepatrick

Fairview’s next match was against Victoria PS. We controlled large parts of this game but found it difficult to beat their resolute defence. As always, Jacob and Ben were lively around goal, supported by Charlie Lloyd, Calum Adams and Calum Conn. Fairview took the lead towards the end of the second half. Calum Conn put a corner into the box which Ben Davidson met on the half-volley and smashed into the top corner of the goal. Fairview pushed for another goal in the second half and it was Ben Davidson who scored his second of the game. This time a ball was played through towards goal from Charlie Lloyd which Ben flicked towards goal with the outside of his foot and past the onrushing ‘keeper to make it 2-0. Final Score:
Fairview 2 – 0 Victoria

Our 4th match was against Sunnylands PS. This was a tight game from the off, both teams having chances early on. Jacob broke through the Sunnylands defence but saw his shot well saved by the ‘keeper. Andrew too made a great save in the Fairview goal to deny Sunnylands the opening goal. However, in the second half the ball was played across the box by Calum Adams. Jacob uncharacteristically missed the ball but Calum Conn was on hand to strike the ball past the ‘keeper to make it 1-0 and score his first senior goal. Late on, the Sunnylands striker again got behind the Fairview defence only to see his shot well saved by Andrew. However, the rebound fell to the feet of another Sunnylands player who should have found the back of the empty net. Luckily for us he dragged his shot wide of the near post. Final Score:
Fairview 1 – 0 Sunnylands

The final group match saw us take on Greenisland PS. From the kick off Jacob passed backwards to Ben Davidson who passed to defender Ben Blacoe. He passed the ball up the ring wing to Jacob who beat his man, ran to the bye-line and crossed for Charlie Lloyd to tap with just 7 seconds played! This became a very tight match, Greenisland pushing for an equaliser while Fairview tried to retain their narrow advantage and finish as group winners. Both teams had chances and defensive duo Ben Blacoe and Logan McWilliams had to be on top form. The Greenisland ‘keeper also had to make some sharp saves from Jacob, Ben and Charlie as we pushed to extend our lead. Final Score:
Fairview 1 – 0 Greenisland

This meant that Fairview finished top of the group with 13 points and a place in the semi-final beckoned. That game was against Whiteabbey Primary School who we knew were an excellent team having lost to them in the semi-final of the Newtownabbey Cup last year. The game started nervously for both teams, no-one wanting to make a mistake. Jacob Scarlett had the first chance of the game but his shot was well blocked. Ben Blacoe made an excellent last ditch tackle just as the Whiteabbey striker was about to run through. Logan McWilliams worked hard to nullify the threat down the Whitehead right wing, well supported by Calum Conn. It wasn’t until half way through the second half that the deadlock was broken. This time Ben Davidson played the ball to Charlie Lloyd on the left. His shot at goal was well saved but the ball rebounded to Jacob Scarlett who made no mistake from 6 yards to make it 1-0. Whiteabbey should have equalised late on but the striker pulled his shot just wide of the near post when he found himself unmarked in front goal. Final Score:
Fairview 1 – 0 Whiteabbey

In the final we met Linn PS who also finished top of their group so we knew it was going to be a tight game. Fairview started brightly and forced the Linn ‘keeper into a save early on. Linn also beat the Fairview defence early on but the striker hit a tame shot at Andrew in goal which was easily saved. Mid-way through the half, Fairview opened the scoring. After neat build up play, Jacob Scarlett saw his shot saved by the keeper. The ball fell to Ben Davidson whose shot was also saved. This time the ball rebounded to Calum Adams who smashed the ball into the roof of the net from 15 yards to score his first goal for the senior team. Just before the break Ben Davidson played the ball left to Jacob Scarlett who controlled before striking into the far corner of the net off the outside of his foot. After the break Linn pushed forward looking for their opening goal. Fairview did well to keep Linn at bay while trying to score another goal of their own. Late in the half Linn had a free kick superbly saved by Andrew Boyd who kept his 6th clean sheet in 7 games- a fantastic achievement! Final Score:
Fairview 2 – 0 Linn

A huge well done to all the boys on their win today. They played excellent football all day and worked hard for each other throughout. A huge well done also to the P6 boys who stepped up seamlessly to the senior team.



Final 7-a-side league match - June 2016
On Friday 17th June, Fairview travelled to Templepatrick PS for the last league game of the year. Templepatrick started the brighter of the two teams and had several chances early on, keeping defensive duo of Darryl Cardy and James Spence busy. Fairview found it difficult to get a foothold in the game while Templepatrick pushed hard for the first goal and It wasn't long until the first goal arrived. The initial shot was well blocked by Darryl Cardy but the ball rebounded in the box and fell to the Templepatrick striker who slotted the ball into the bottom corner of the net. Fairview tried to respond and pushed forward. Adam Buchanan had a good chance but shot over while Harry Archer was well tackled as he was about to shoot. Unfortunately for us, Templepatrick doubled their lead a few minutes later. The ball was played through, splitting our defence, allowing the player to run through and score to make it 2-0 at half time.
In the second half the Fairview team started much brighter. The introduction of Max Scott down the right made a difference, making runs behind the defence and producing some super balls into the box. Adam Buchanan had another great shot which hit the crossbar while Connor Poots had a header just over the bar. Amirul Abd Razak worked tirelessly in midfield as always and played some great through balls. However, the Templepatrick defence were resolute and we just couldn't find the back of the net. Just as it looked like were going to score, Templepatrick scored again. This time the striker hit a great shot from 20 yards which flew into the roof of the net past the outstretched arms of goalkeeper Joel Barr. From the restart we continued to push forward, determined not to give up. We were playing much better football by now and deserved the goal which eventually arrived. A piercing run and shot from Adam Buchanan forced the keeper into another super save which fell to Connor Poots who made no mistake from 5 yards. We had several other chances as the game drew to a conclusion but all were well blocked by the Templepatrick defence or saved by the keeper.
Final Score: Templepatrick 3-1 Fairview




The 2015/16 season is now over. We enjoyed playing many matches, having won some and lost some along the way. In the Newtownabbey Cup (P6) we did extremely well, getting to the quarter-final stage where we were beaten by an excellent Whiteabbey PS team. Whiteabbey progressed and won the competition this year!
In the Ulster Bank Cup we were beaten by an excellent Carnmoney team in the second round who, again, won the competition a few months later. So, we were eliminated by the eventual winners in both competitions!
In the Ballyclare and District 7-a-side league we had a win against The Thompson PS but lost against Ballyclare PS, Templepatrick PS and Kilbride PS. Congratulations to Kilbride who won the 7-a-side league this year.
We also played in the Ballyclare Mayfair Tournament,  East Antrim Champions League tournament and East Antrim Summer Tournament. We have a great day out at each and won some of our games and lost some of our games.

Many thanks to all the boys and girls who turned up week after week for training and well done to those who were selected for matches. We have already started training and preparing for next season. With so many great P6 players already and excellent P5 players on their way, the team looks good for 2016/17 already. Make sure to check back.