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River Primary School
Our first football tournament for nearly 2 years- it was so good to be out competing again! Both our boys A and B teams took part in this competition and what a performance both teams showed!
The A team played very positive, attacking football throughout round one, going through to the Cup competition semi-final without losing a game. After a slow start in the semi-final, going 1 -0 down all of the boys picked up their game and went on to win the game - so onto the final!
The final saw us play the home team, Northbourne Park! What a performance River put on, saving their best football for the final and ran out easy winners 6-2!
Not to be outdone our B team also played attacking, free-flowing football. The B team secured their semi-final place in the Shield competition. All of the team played exceptionally well but were unfortunately beaten in the semi-final.
What a great start to be back to competitive sport, the sportsmanship and enjoyment of all was very clear to see! We are all looking forward to playing again this season, well done to you all!
We set of to St Faiths school with 9 very exciting girls looking forward to playing in the Girls McCarthy Cup! All the girls are developing their football skills and really showed some great determination and teamwork. The girls played 5 games, drawing 4 and losing just 1 game. Unfortunately they were unlucky not to progress to the next round. Keep going girls... league games up next!
Boys McCarthy Cup 1st round Tuesday 2nd November
Our A team played in the 1st round of the cup at Green Park school. All the boys played really well but struggled to find their form from previous tournaments and were unlucky not to make it through to the next round.
Boys league match v Green Park Thursday 27th January
Our A team played 1st and what a performance from the whole team. Fluent accurate passing by all allowed for a flurry of goals and ended up winning 8-0!
The B team played next and just carried on playing positive, passing and moving the ball around. The final score was 2- 0 to River.
Girls Hammond Cup 1st round Monday 24th January
The girls played Sibertswold in the 1st round of this game. The girls really have developed their confidence and football skills. They were really unlucky to loose 1-0. Keep going girls!
Girls league v Sibertswold Monday 31st January
The girls were up against Sibertswold again! This time we were at home and the girls played some very nice football! Although unlucky to loose 4-1 all of the team, parents and supporters were so proud of the girls - we have finally scored a goal! Well done girls!
Boys Graham Stabbs Cup 1st round Monday 28th February
Graham Stabbs Cup and league match vs St Richards - Our A team played in the Graham Stabbs Cup first round against St Richards Primary. The A team put in a brilliant team effort, scoring multiple goals in an outstanding display.
Boys league match v St. Richards Monday 28th February
Our B team played their league game against St Richards, which also resulted in a successful all-round team performance, winning the game 6-1. The games were played in great spirit and fun was had by all. By Charlie and Riley.
Girls football league v Temple Ewell Tuesday 15th March
On Tuesday 15th March 2022, River Primary School girls’ football team played against Temple Ewell girls’ team. The game was nerve-wracking but very enjoyable. We were close to scoring a few times but never managed to place the ball in the back of the net! This didn’t stop us from trying and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. Our fantastic team tried their hardest but unfortunately, we lost 6-0. We shook hands and both teams showed great sportsmanship. By Saffy and Olivia.
Boys League match v Capel Wednesday 16th March
Confidence was high when River A team met with Capel as we were on a run of 4 consecutive wins. River scored first which set up a very intense game. After much pressure from Capel they led 3-1 at half time. We battled hard in the second half and with great determination we managed to see out a 3-3 draw. Fantastic game and sportsmanship was shown by our River team under some trying circumstances.
Our B team put another fine team performance, supporting and encouraging each other. Strong defending ultimately led to us catching them on the break to secure a 3-0 victory! By Freddie and Rilan
Girls League match v Whitfield Tuesday 22nd March
On the Tuesday 22nd March, we played against our local rival Whitfield Primary School. It was an incredibly close game and with Whitfield scoring in the dying seconds to win the match 2-1. We were very impressed with our goalie who had saved at least 7 goals. But more than anything we finished the game smiling and had so much fun. Well done team ‘River’! By Isla S and Isla HS
Boys League match v Whitfield Tuesday 22nd March
What a wonderful performance from our A team against Whitfield. The boys took control from the 1st whistle, with Toby scoring an unbelievable goal from within his own half within the 1st 5 minutes! This set the tone and River played some lovely fluent football throughout the game. At times they had to dig deep and defend strongly. Jacob in goal kept us in the game at times. The final score 5-3 to River, well done!
Graham Stabbs Cup semi-final Thursday 21st April
Our A team played this semi-final at home against Warden House. The 1st half was a very close match and the score at half time was 0-0. River upped their game and took control of the match with fluent passing to secure the won 2-0!
Onto the final...
League game V White Cliffs Friday 29th April
Our final game of the season against White Cliffs. The result of the match was never in doubt as River took control of the game from the start! The whole played an excellent last game and ran out worthy winners 4-2.
Just waiting for last few results to be handed in to see if we are crowned league champions too...
Graham Stabbs cup Final Thursday 28th April
We had made it to the final!
Here we played against a very strong team from Kingsdown, both teams played really well and the game could have gone either way! Strong, fast attacks from both teams and some amazing goalkeeping from both keepers ensured a very entertaining final.
River secured being crowned cup winners 2022 with a 1-0 victory!
Well done to the whole team!