Ballyclare 1st XI lost 3-1 to Premier League side Portadown in a friendly on Saturday (September 6).
The Ports scored all three goals in the first half, keeping the Ballyclare back line stretched.
Ballyclare’s only goal came from an Emma Patterson pass which found Kerrie Bell whose initital shot was parried but she was on hand to score from the rebound. Panel: Sara Coulter, Emma Patterson, Jade Purdy, Jaquie Hanley, Lorraine Ashcroft
Lana Robb, Courtney Agnew, Kirsty Shanks, Janice Wilson, Rebekah Beattie, Vikki Miligan, Suzanne Dickey, Alice Christie, Kerry McCleod, Rebecca Campbell, Kerrie Bell, Zoe Hunter.
n Ballyclare High School’s Zoe Wilson was part of the Ulster squad which claimed silver in the UK School Games at the weekend.
n Meanwhile, the Rashee Road school’s senior teams began the season strongly against Regent House, with the both the 1st XI and 2A XI securing 2-0 and 4-0 wins respectively.
The 2B XI also won 1-0.
The U15 XI won 2-0, with goals from Emily Walker and Megan Tumelty. Megan was also awarded ‘Player of the Match’, along with Katie Taylor.
The U14A XI kicked off their season with a resounding 7-1 success, while the U14B XI secured a 3-0 win, with goals from Anna Boyd, Chloe Den Haese and Sian Dinnen. Anna Boyd was awarded ‘Player of the Match’.
The U13A XI went into the half-time interval level at 0-0 but Ballyclare pressure paid off in the second session when Alanna Kerr scored the winner for the High School.