Slice of Cheese

Riverside Claim Northern Championship

Riverside Olympic FC have come from behind to down Devonport and claim the 2018 Veto Northern Championship title. Trailing 1-0 at halftime, the Roos rallied late to turn the tables and emerge the victors.

Jack Dance had sent the Strikers into halftime with a 1-0 lead and the game seemingly under control, with the Strikers seeing plenty of the ball.

But Riverside would surge late on, levelling through Taylor Neilson. With a draw good enough to secure the title, Riverside would then make sure of it when a handball against Jack Dance provided them with a penalty nearing the final whistle.

Up stepped Trent Mitchell, who made no mistake, securing the 2-1 win and the Northern Championship title in the process.

It was an even bigger party at Windsor Park, with the club’s Northern Championship 1 side also celebrating a league title win, albeit one they had wrapped up heading into the day.