What a super day it was! Thank you for all who came to show their support and it was even more wonderful to see old friends. We hope to see you again, really soon.
What an amazing amount of talent we have at Ribble Drive Primary. These creations were ‘OUT OF THIS WORLD’ and you can tell so much effort went into make these ‘eggstradinary’ designs. Well done everyone and we hope you enjoy the show.
from Mrs Duxbury .
Ribble Drive squad V St Andrew’s Radcliffe
Matthew G, Jack M, Ray S, Ahmed G, Daniel K, Jake D, Zack S, Ryley T, Maddi H and Ben M.
After last week’s victories versus Sedgley Park and Butterstile Lane, the in form Ribble Drive took on the highly regarded St Andrew’s Radcliffe in the second round of the cup.
In the early stages, both teams started tentatively, with much of the play being played in the middle of what was a heavy pitch. However, after five minutes, Ribble Drive started to dominate the ball, creating several chances. In fact, if it wasn’t for a great one-on-one save from the St Andrew’s goalkeeper to deny Ben M, it could have been a fantastic start.
Despite the away team creating some chances of their own, it was Ribble Drive who took the lead. An excellent jinxing run from Zack S, set up an opportunity for him to let fly with an unstoppable strike from the edge of the box with his trademark left foot.
Still dominating play throughout the first half, Ribble Drive gave away a dangerous free-kick, which the away side took full advantage of. A lapse in concentration from the home team, meant that St Andrews’ striker nipped in at the back post to make it 1-1.
Although buoyed by their away goal, the St Andrew’s players found their equaliser short lived when Ben M continued his recent goal scoring form with a neat finish just after 12 minutes to give Ribble a 2-1 lead. This goal proved to be a catalyst with Ribble’s star striker, getting his fifth and sixth goal of the season. This meant he had completed a first half hat-trick and his team, Ribble Drive, had finished the half with a 4-1 lead.
At half time, Mr Lord was delighted with his players. However, he spoke about an inevitable reaction from the St Andrew’s team in the second half. The introduction of Ryley T, meant the home side had fresh legs to combat this.
St Andrew’s didn’t disappoint and soon narrowed the lead with a well worked goal, five minutes after the break. This seemed to unnerve the Ribble Drive players and for the first time in the game, they had to dig deep and gain control of the football.
On the ten minute mark this was exactly what they did! A super pass from Jake D managed to find Ben M, who scored his fourth goal of the game.
This goal seemed to knock the stuffing out of St Andrews’ players and it wasn’t long before it was 6-2. Like with his first goal, Zack S used his pace and excellent composure to get away from the St Andrew’s defence and slot in the goal that would seal the victory.
Although the game seemed over, there was still time for Matthew G, the Ribble Drive goalkeeper, to pull off what can only be described as a world class save to deny St Andrew’s a late consolation goal. Up the other end, neat link up play between Ray S and Maddi H continued to trouble the St Andrew’s defence. However, there wasn’t to be anymore goals and Mr Lord’s dream team marched on to the quarter-finals.
Come along and choose a book or two to enjoy reading with the children. Book fair is here all week, we hope to see you there!