Rainey Endowed had a difficult day when they took on Ballyclare High School with a big loss for the Firsts and a superb draw for the Seconds. Meanwhile the U14 team scored a great victory over the big County Antrim school.
Rainey 0 Ballyclare 4
On Saturday the 5th of October Rainey set off to play Ballyclare. Rainey knew this would be a very challenging match and Ballyclare certainly did not disappoint.
Ballyclare started extremely well catching Rainey early on with two quick goals, unnerving the Rainey team.
Despite Rainey working hard to create opportunities and try and regain control of the match, the pressure was relentless and Ballyclare secured a third goal just before half term.
In the second half Rainey came out strong and determined to concede no more goals and did make much better progress but unfortunately a short corner awarded to Ballyclare was successfully converted.
The Rainey finished the match in a more positive fashion and prevented any more goals. The Rainey team will use this match as a learning experience for the future.
Match report by Captain Claire Mulholland.
Rainey II 0 Ballyclare 0
On the 5th of October the Rainey 2XI set off to play Ballyclare. Having seen the high standard of the 1STXI game which Ballyclare play to, it was fair to say the girls weren’t going to have an easy match. But they weren’t going to let Ballyclare have one either.
They had a very strong defensive line made up of Erin Mulholland, Laura Bolton, Alice Hardy, Megan Law, Alice Rowan and Emma McClure, acting as a deep mid fielder. There were some amazing runs made by both Thea Corry and Sara McClure, and also some amazing play made by Roisin Heaney and Zara Bell. Unfortunately the girls just couldn’t get the ball in the back of the net, which resulted in a 0-0 draw. But they had put in an awful lot of hard work and determination and really showed they work very well as a team, so they had every right to be quite chuffed with themselves.
Match report Alice Rowan
Rainey U14A3 Ballyclare 1
In the first half of the match Ballyclare pressed hard on Rainey’s defenders and scored in the first few minutes but Rainey were not put off and fought back really well.
After some great attacking play Rainey were rewarded in the last few minutes of the first half when Lauren Mulholland scored for Rainey.
In the second half Rainey continued to press forward and won a short corner which was well worked for another excellent goal finished by Lauren Mulholland.
Ballyclare fought back but Rainey’s defenders worked hard and were not letting them score. Finally, in the last few seconds Rainey won a short corner and another goal was scored by Lauren Mulholland. A really tough match that the Rainey were delighted to win.
Match report Abbie Speers
Rainey U13A0 Ballyclare 0
The U13 As where at home to Ballyclare High School on Saturday 5 October.
The match started off with great passes up the pitch from the Rainey mid fielders up to the forwards Kristin McClure, Sara Semple and Ellie Montgomery.
With Ballyclare defended well and were also attacking strongly.
The Rainey girls had to up their game to keep them from scoring. Betty Scott had a few good shots at the goal but unfortunately went just wide.
It was 0-0 at the start of the second half but in the second half Ballyclare continued to press forward and finished well to score. The final score was 3-0 to Ballyclare but the Rainey girls played well and learnt a lot.
Match report by Kirstin Thom