Royals win top soccer contest

Atherton Royal
Atherton Royal

AN ATHERTON football team has won Europe’s largest Men’s Open Age soccer tournament.

Featuring 70 teams from all over the UK and Europe, Atherton Royal scooped the presigious prize.

Matches in the earlier rounds were: Page Celtic (Liverpool County Premier League) 3-1 won; Urmston United (Manchester Amateur Premier League) 1-0 lost; Mostonians AFC (Lancashire Amateur League Div 1) 2-1 won.

The Royals took on Larkfield And New Hythe (Kent County Football League) in the quarter final and won 3-1 and they came out winners by 1-0 in the semi final against Highfield Fc (Rochdale And District Div 1).

In the final they came up against Sale Town FC (Altrincham And District Div 1) and won 3-2.