Tuesday 6th November Graham Stabbs Cup
Our football squad participated in the 1st round of this cup today. The A team played first and against the run of play The Downs scored first. The whole squad worked really hard to get back into the match levelling the score just after half time. Despite battling hard throughout the 2nd half River were never able to take control of the match and finished on the losing side 1-3 to The Downs.
Our B team then enjoyed their first experience of representing our school at football. Once again the whole team put in a fine performance, passing the ball fluently and gaining in confidence. The score changed hands a few time but once again River ended on the losing side 1-2 to The Downs. Well played to all involved!
Tuesday 16th October Northbourne Park Football Tournament
Our A team played in this tournament and having been to the final in 5 out of the 6 past, the boys were under some pressure to maintain our high standards. In the group stages the boys won 4 out of 5 games only conceding 1 goal. They progressed to the Semi-Final against Sandwich and produced a fluent display of football, winning 2-0. In the final they faced a very good Hornbeam team. They drew 0-0 and after extra time the deadlock was still not broken. The penalty shoot-out saw River victorious with the boys bringing home another trophy!
Wednesday 10th October McCarthy Cup 1st round
The A team took part in this knock-out cup competition at Green Park school. This was their first competitive tournament as a team. After only two training sessions the boys certainly tried their best.They played some good football at times, winning 2 matches, drawing 2 and loosing just 1. Unfortunately this was not enough to take them through to the next round, but definitely look a promising team! Well done boys!
Tuesday 25th October Dover and Deal Girls Football Tournament
Our girls football team kick-off another year of sport at River Primary! The team participated in their first competitive experience together in this local tournament. All the girls played really well and developed their football skills throughout the afternoon. The team spirit was amazing and although we didn't mange to win a game, the afternoon was a very enjoyable experience for all!