Last week was both busy and successful for The Wallace High School under 14 Girls’ Hockey squad. They thoroughly enjoyed their three day tour to Peterborough, with their first match against English County Champions, Oundle School. This game required each player to perform to their absolute potential and it resulted in a 1 -1 draw. Sarah Montgomery scored the goal but player of the match went to Sophie McClean, who was outstanding at Centre Midfield.
On Wednesday, following an historical tour of Peterborough and some retail therapy, the Lisburn girls played Deacons’ School who had visited Northern Ireland last autumn. The Wallace girls enjoyed a convincing 5 – 0 victory, with Rachel Robinson scoring her first goal.
The final match was against Longsands College and was played on grass – a novel experience for the Wallace team. They quickly adjusted to the new surface and Sarah Montgomery scored a hat trick by half time. In the second half Rebecca Poots scored her first goal to make the final score 4 – 0.
The tour was an excellent experience for staff and pupils and provided a superb platform for the Junior Cup Quarter final on Saturday, where the girls played Ballymena Academy.
Wallace opened the scoring after ten minutes with an excellent reverse sweep shot from Right Wing Tanya Surgeon. Right on half time Wallace further increased their lead when Sarah Montgomery scored from a well worked penalty corner. In the second half Ballymena forwards created many problems for the Wallace defence. When the Ballymena centre forward broke through, Wallace goalkeeper Amy Stevenson unfortunately made contact with the Ballymena player and a stroke was awarded which Ballymena converted. The final ten minutes were tense as Ballymena tried to get an equaliser but the Wallace defence held firm and midfields and forwards worked hard to retain possession. The final result was 2 -1 to Wallace and the entire squad deserve praise for a super team performance.
the Lisburn girls are now looking forward to playing Lurgan Junior High in the semi finals of The Junior Schools’ Cup.
Last modified: June 15, 2020