Fairview Primary School

Fairview Primary School

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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 almost 50 pupils, teams are chosen to compete in the local Ballyclare and District 7-a-side league, Newtownabbey Primary Schools 9-a-side league competition, Ulster Bank Cup and Newtownabbey Cup as well as other tournaments and competitions in the local area.

Each year we have a very successful senior football team who compete in and often win many of these competitions. In addition, we recently introduced a girls' football team who have competed in the local girls football tournament for the past 3 years and won the competition in 2017. 

Date Competition Result Goal Scorers
08/10/19 Newtownabbey Primary Schools League Competition

W2-0 v Templepatrick

W1-0 v Greenisland

L3-0 v King's Park

W2-1 v St. Bernards

W2-0 v Carnmoney

D1-1 v Whitehouse

Cooper Lambe (3)

Austin Adair (4)

Ollie Wilson (1)

Leading Goalscorers Goals 
Austin Adair 4
Cooper Lambe 3
Ollie Wilson 1

Newtownabbey Primary Schools League Competition

On Tuesday 8th October, the senior football team travelled to the Valley V36 complex for the first tournament of the year. Each school played each other once with the winner being the team with the most points at the end.
In our first game, we played Templepatrick PS. Cooper Lambe opened the scoring after great build up play from Joshua Tweed before Austin Adair doubled the lead when he found himself unmarked just 5 yards out. Final score: Fairview 2-0 Templepatrick.
Next up was Greenisland PS. Both teams had good chances early on which were well defended or produced super saves from the opposing keepers. The Greenisland goalkeeper made a super save with his legs when Austin looked certain to score while at the other end Elijah Adair did well to palm a looping shot to safety as it moved in the strong winds. It was Fairview who took the lead however late in the game; a long ball over the top found Austin Adair unmarked and he turned and slotted the ball under the keeper to win the game. Final score: Fairview 1-0 Greenisland.
The third game saw us face tournament favourites and reigning champions King's Park PS. It was a tight game to begin and the Fairview boys knew that they had to work hard if they were to get a result. Great passing and movement on the right followed by a pin-point cross led to King's Park's opener. Their second goal soon followed after a defensive mix-up and was narrowly missed by Elijah in goals. Fairview conceded a third late in the game after great approach play. Final Score: Fairview 0-3 King's Park.
In our next game we played St. Bernard's PS from Glengormley. The Fairview boys had lost their rhythm and confidence after the previous game and soon found themselves 1-0 down again as St. Bernards took the lead. However, they didn't give up and their persistence paid off when Cooper Lambe found himself through on goal and was able to find the corner of the net past the outstretched leg of the keeper. With a draw looking imminent, the ball was cleared by the St. Bernards defence but only as far as Cooper Lambe who struck his shot through the crowd of players and scored his second of the game. Final Score: Fairview 2-1 St. Bernards.
Our penultimate match was against Carnmoney PS who are always tough opposition and this year proved no different. The Fairview defence had to be on their game as Carnmoney burst through on numerous occasions but couldn't find the back of the net. However, Fairview grew into the game and scored the opening goal after great team play. Joshua Tweed beat his marker on the right wing before crossing for Austin Adair who was clinical with his strike, securing the one goal lead. A few minutes later it was Ollie Wilson's turn to add his name to the goal-scoring chart. A great pass from Ewan Lannie found Ollie 10 yards from goal and he was able to swivel and shoot, the shot nestling in the bottom left corner of the goal to make it 2-0. Final Score: Fairview 2-0 Carnmoney
In the final game we played Whitehouse PS for what was effectively the second place playoff match. Again, both teams saw chances well blocked before Whitehouse broke the deadlock. The Whitehouse player found space on the right and was able to strike the ball sweetly into the far corner of the goal to make it 1-0. Whitehouse almost doubled their lead after a penalty decision, however the impressive Elijah Adair in nets not only made the initial save but managed to get down and hold on to the ball before the striker had the chance to pounce. In almost the last kick of the game, a ball over the top from Cooper Lambe fell to the feet of Austin Adair. He turned and poked the ball towards goal, beating the keeper and finding the back of the net to equalise, meaning that both teams would share the runners-up position. Final Score: Fairview 1-1 Whitehouse.

Well done to every player who took part and a huge congratulations for finishing as runners-up in your first tournament of the year.