Tuesday 8th October Northbourne Park Football Tournament
Kicking off the season at this annual event, our A team played some very impressive football! In the group stages we did not lose a game and conceded just 1 goal ensuring top spot in the group and through to the semi-final against The Downs. Our whole team never gave up and we unfortunate to lose 2 - 0. Well done to all involved!
Thursday 10th October McCarthy Cup 1st round
Just 2 days later we were playing again in the McCarthy Cup. Once again the team played some exciting football, passing the ball fluently and using all the skills that they have been working on in training. The team finished in 3rd position which secured their path through to the finals at Warden House school.
Friday 11th October Girls McCarthy Cup finals
It was then turn of our girls football team today to participate in the girls McCarthy cup. It was a cold and wet afternoon but our girls never gave up, developing their confidence and skills within football. We were unlucky to get out of the group stages, however the experience will support the girls as they prepare for the league and cup games this season. Well done girls!
Thursday 17th October McCarthy Cup Finals
In this tournament the boys played some lovely fluent football, developing their confidence as a team. The whole battled hard but were unfortunate not to get out of the group stages. Well done and keep going!
Monday 18th November Graham Stabbs Cup
Both of our teams participated in this round of matches against Northbourne Primary school. First up was the A team who soon took control of the game, a strong defensive performance from Alex put us on the front foot and the goals started to go in! Well played to you all the final score was 4 - 0 to River.
Next our B team played their first competitive match and put up a really good fight. What a great free kick from Jaxon - so unlucky not to score when the ball hit the cross-bar! A great 1st save from a penalty from Sam, unfortunately the Northbourne player scored on the follow-up. The whole team played well but when the final whistle blow the score was 2-0 to Northbourne.
Thursday 21st November Hammond Cup for Girls
This was our 1st time in this cup competition and we came up against some very stiff opponents in Kingsdown! Our girls battled hard throughout the whole came but were very unlucky to lose 8-0. The score does not reflect the performance and perseverance of our whole team. Well done girls, on to the next fixture!
Thursday 28th November Dover Athletic Community Tournament
Our A team took part in this local community tournament at Dover Leisure centre. It was a round robin competition which saw our boys not lose a game so through to the semi-final! We had to play Lydden, our federated school! Both schools played some very attractive football, fluent passing and great sportsmanship shown by all. River proved to be just to strong for Lydden and went on to win the match 5-1. River will now play the final at Dover Athletics home ground against Temple Ewell. Good luck boys!
Monday 27th January Graham Stabbs Cup
On a gloomy afternoon our A team played in the Quarter Finals of the Graham Stabbs cup against Wingham. The boys started really well, scoring in the first 5 minutes! The wet muddy pitch didn't really allow for fluent passing but the whole team dug in deep and were always in control of the match. The final score was 8-1 to River onto the semi-final we go!
Tuesday 4th February Dover Athletic Community Cup Final
We finally got round to playing the final of this cup against Temple Ewell. The first half of this match was a very close encounter with both teams showing great football and determination. The score at half time was 0-0 all to play for in the 2nd half! The match continued in the same way with both teams cancelling each other out, however Temple Ewell then scored. Despite never giving up and showing resilience we were unlucky to lose the match 3-0 to Temple Ewell. Great game and well played to all the boys!