Youth Football: Hawkesbury Primary School reach finals of Riddiford Shield

Hawkesbury Primary School football team. Back row – Colby Barker, Lucas Walker, Louis Pember; Front row – Tommy Merritt, George Baxendine, Kane Studley

Hawkesbury Primary School football team. Back row – Colby Barker, Lucas Walker, Louis Pember; Front row – Tommy Merritt, George Baxendine, Kane Studley

First published in Yate and Sodbury Sport

HAWKESBURY Primary School enjoyed success at the preliminary rounds of the Riddiford Shield indoor football tournament which took place at Katharine Lady Berkeley’s School in Wotton-under-Edge.

The team were made up of six players between Year 5 and 6 and played four matches.

In the first match against Kingswood Primary School, Hawkesbury won 1-0 with Lucas Walker scoring a wonderful goal and Tommy Merritt saving a good amount of shots.

They beat Stone Primary school 2-0 with goals scored by Colby Barker and Walker.

In their third game against British Primary School, they won 2-1 with George Baxendine scoring two fabulous goals.

Their final game against North Nibley was a draw.

Hawkesbury will now go on to the finals which will take place at Brimscombe Inside Football Centre on February 13.

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