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The girls started the day against a very strong Millstrand team. Millstrand started very well and scored 2 great goals, but our girls didn’t give up putting the pressure on the Millstrand defence but just couldn’t find the goals leaving the final score 2-0 to Millstrand.
Determined to get our first win of the day, the girls played brilliantly against Garvagh Primary and were rewarded for their efforts when Alexandria scored a great goal to get the breakthrough. With Emily and Grace working hard in a dynamic mid-field we also saw great defending from Jessica and Isla. Molly covered the wing and made sure the girls held on for the win.
The next game welcomed the challenge of a strong St Malachys team. The girls played very well with some great attacking but the score line remained at 0-0 for most of the game. The girls got their goal with a great bit of skill from Jessica. A good assist from Ruby allowed her to shoot and put us 1-0 up. Isabella and Rachel tried their best to keep St Malachys out but their attackers showed great pace to break away and score two goals leaving the final score 2-1.
Our final game of the day came against a very impressive Portstewart team who created some chances which were well kept out by Erin in goals. Portstewart managed to get a goal but our girls didn’t give up and Alexandria managed to equalise with time running out after great work in midfield from Sarah.
A great effort all round from our girls today, well done to everyone and thank you to the parents for the support.
A top effort from the boys hockey team in the first Ulster Hockey school blitz.
During the first match against Gorran the boys came together as a team and adapted well to their positions on the pitch. As Christie dominated the game from early on Bobby secured the first goal for the Christie with Gorran equalising in the last minute leaving our first game as a draw. In the second game against Bush Valley Bobby scored another two cracking goals the game ending 2-0 to Christie.
Christie faced St Brigid’s in the third game. Bobby continued his goal scoring with another 2 goals for the Christie and Dylan finished the game with a great finish to score his first goal of the tournament. Toby, Cameron and Benjamin defended very well keeping things tight at the back and we saw a fantastic save from our goalie Sam after a St Brigid’s strike.
In the next game against Milburn it was time for another goal. Jared and Conor worked hard in mid-field to give Andrew a chance to shine and score another goal for the Christie with the match finishing with another win for the Christie.
The boys met their match in the fifth game against Portstewart. The boys battled for a goal to try and equalise after a fantastic goal from Portstewart but were unlucky to lose this game 1-0.
In the final game, Timmy made a great effort as a defender to clear the ball from the danger zone! Against Irish Society, Bobby was outstanding finishing the game off with another goal ending the game 1-0.
Ulster Primary School Cross-Country Finals
Isaac qualified in the Causeway area heats, to compete in the Ulster Primary School Cross Country finals in Belfast on Friday, on behalf of the Christie. Racing against over 130 of the top runners from across Northern Ireland in 1400m, he came 45th, with an impressive time of just over 6 minutes. A brilliant achievement. Well done Isaac!
Also congratulations to the school cross country team who came fourth in the Causeway area. Great running everyone!
Girls Hockey -McCloy Cup
Jan 24th Hockey Blitz
Undefeated at the Hockey Blitz
A foggy morning but the Christie hockey team were undefeated. The team, consisting of 9 girls, demonstrated their teamwork and determination in the second ‘Hockey Blitz’ of the season.
In the first match, Christie faced Harper’s Hill. Within the first two minutes, Josie scored a fantastic goal setting the bar high for the rest of the game. Isabella was unlucky with a few lovely saves from Harper’s Hill goalkeeper but continued to play fantastically the rest of the match and scored the final goal leaving the score 2-0.
In the second match, Christie faced Ballysally which the girls found the toughest match of the blitz. Ballysally took the lead with the first goal. Jessica and Molly showed some lovely passing and the game ended with a ‘cracker’ goal from Jessica B. Match three against St Malachy’s was also a win for the girls with another brilliant goal from Jessica.
During our final matches we faced Milburn and Portrush. As the girls started to spread out and focus on their positions, we saw Josie score another goal which was beautifully assisted by Amber and Molly. Jessica Mc got stuck in for attack against Portrush player and Isabella ended the game with a hat-trick! Against Portrush, Zara and Sorcha scored in our final match with some lovely defence from Emily and Jessica B.
‘Well done’ to all girls today who set a great example through their manner and played some fabulous hockey!
The Christie Progress in the Doherty Cup
Christie 3 - 1 Damhead PS
Venue : University of Ulster
Tuesday 15th November 2022
On a lovely, sunny, autumnal afternoon, teams from DH Christie and Damhead met in the preliminary round of the Doherty Cup. In what was an evenly matched opening exchange, both teams created early chances but it was the Christie who fortunately took the lead through and own goal after pressure was applied on their defence by Harry. This was soon followed up by a second with a brilliant strike from Rory leaving the keeper with no chance driving the ball high into the roof of the net from 15 yards out. Christie continued to create chances and possibly should have gone further ahead when out of nothing, just before half time, Damhead pulled one back leaving our boys feeling a little dejected at the break.
The second half saw Christie start to dominate again with Harry and Daniel taking control in midfield and with Micah, Tommy and Conor, who the team awarded player of the match, shutting everything out at the back. The boys knew a third goal would be enough to see them into Round 1 proper and striker Harry duly popped up to head home after another defensive error. With time running out, Christie began to exploit the gaps left by Damhead as they tried to pull a goal back, but no further goals were to be registered. The boys felt a great sense of relief at the final whistle knowing that they were in a difficult match. It was great to see three boys make their debuts for the team today, with Bobby, Rory and Dylan doing nothing to let themselves down.
A big thank you to all the parents and friends who turned up today to give us support. Onwards and upwards now as we await news of who we will play in Round 1.