Overton retain the Rotten Hill Cup

Overton retained the Rotten Hill Cup trophy on an overcast Sunday afternoon by beating local rivals Whitchurch 1-0 in a close match at the Overton Recreation Centre.

Overton survived an early scare when Whitchurch were awarded a penalty. Luke Stickland showed nerves of steel to save it, and earn a free pint from The Red Lion in the process.

In a fantastic atmosphere at Bridge Street, the blues took the lead early on in the second half thanks to a penalty that was taken by Matty Aslett. With local legends Mike Bushell and Paul Driver making appearances on the pitch towards the end of the match, cheers went up at the final whistle as Overton held on to win the match, and receive the trophy from Borough Councillors Chloe Ashfield and Karen Watts.

Overton’s Stuart Allen & Whitchurch’s Keith Alderman won player of the game for their respective sides.

Earlier in the day, the Overton Under 15 girls team won the Junior Rotten Hill Cup after coming from behind to beat Whitchurch 3-2. Sophia Rowland scored twice for Overton after Charlotte MacPherson’s early equaliser. Ava Selwood and Aimee Davis were on the scoresheet for Whitchurch. Overton’s Poppy Taylor and Whitchurch’s Ava Selwood won player of the game.

The Overton and Whitchurch youngsters enjoyed their kickabout to start the afternoon off, the game ending in a 2-2 draw.

There was a brilliant crowd of supporters from both sides of the border, who attended the game, and many people watched the live stream broadcast by Overton Radio, as well as listened to our coverage on the radio.

A big thank you to Yum Yum Catering, Redfort Tandoori, the Coffee Can and Sonny Jim’s Ice Cream for catering the event, the team behind the bar for all their hard work, and Gary Savory for doing a great job in organising the event.

You can rewatch our livestream here…

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