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U18 Hockey - McDowell Plate

The U18 squad travelled to Castlederg High School today to play in the 2nd round of the McDowell Plate.

Unfortunately, after a very one-sided game with limited Castlederg circle entries and GK Mia Singleton having no goal saving opportunities, the match ended 0-0 with Castlederg down to 10 players due to a green card.

Our forwards were very unlucky in the circle winning over 7 penalty corners. Reah Little was exceptionally unlucky hitting the post from an excellent strike. Reah (captain) was voted player of the match by her team.

Luck was not on Ballyclare’s side today, losing 4-3 on run ins. All Ballyclare players should be praised for their unwavering sportspersonship, despite the inappropriate behaviour from supporters on the side of the pitch. BSS players rose above, ignoring the poor language and played some excellent hockey. Our GK and each player who stepped up to take a run in, showed outstanding mental toughness and resilience. As a school family we are so proud of you.

A special thank you goes to our Year 14 player Janey Clements who played her last Cup match for BSS. We will miss you Janey.

Well done girls!

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