ROVERS COMPLETE LEAGUE AND CUP DOUBLE

Riverside Rovers completed a League and Cup double this weekend as they lifted the Norwich & District Sunday League Cup in the seasons finale as they beat the holders Acle Rangers 2-1 in front of a crowd of almost 200 at The FDC

Despite suspensions and late call offs, the League Champions proved there worth in a closely fought encounter. Acle settled far quicker than Rovers in the first half and came closest to taking the lead when a  Tom Cullabine effort clipped the crossbar, but after a scoreless first period Rovers, with Warren Nichols outstanding at the back and captain Jamie Riley prompting from midfield they took the lead when Jamie Atkins cut in from the right to score with a strong drive. Acle responded well and were soon level thanks to a superb strike from Luke Deggs. Both teams then had chances to score, but with extra time looming large, Aaron Kay managed to grab the winner as he stroked the ball home from twelve yards.. Acle though were determined to retain their trophy and spurred on by the superb perforce of Sam Whiting, forced Ian Stones in the Riverside goal into producing two vital stops to ensure his side completed the double

DOUBLE WINNERS 2018/19 RIVERSIDE ROVERS