Riverside Utd Kestrels Under 11's Do the Double
Riverside United Kestrels under 11' Stepped up to the challenge of playing 9 a side football in great style. After going unbeaten last season, Riverside Kestrels started off slowly losing their first 2 games. However, from then on in the lads decided to step up to the mark, getting to the County cup semi-final and undeservedly losing. This wasn’t the end for the Kestrels though, they wanted to prove a point, more hard work in training and matches got them deservedly a league win and the League cup. Finishing the season as double winners. As most of the parents are aware, This Riverside Kestrels Team Are a pleasure to watch.
Riverside Kestrels U11 v Thurlaston Magpies U11 League Cup Final
After already winning their cup group, Riverside Kestrels also reached the league cup final at Holmes Park against unbeaten Thurlaston Magpies on 20th May.
The early stages of the game were understandably tight and end to end with both keepers making some good saves. However Riverside started to take control and deservedly broke the deadlock towards the end of the 1st half through a strike from Ben Linney after rounding the keeper. Thurlaston nearly hit back right at the end of the first half, but for a point blank stop from Connor Read-Bray, which enabled Riverside to go in 1-0 at half time.
The second half followed a similar vein with Riverside dominating the early stages and went further in front thanks to a 20 yard free kick by Spencer Braker. Thurlaston fought hard and pulled one back in the last 10 minutes. In a frantic final few minutes Riverside produced some fantastic last ditch tackles and a great late save from keeper Felix Kennedy enabled Riverside to hold on and deservedly win their second trophy of the season 2-1……a brilliant team effort!