FA Disability Cup kicks off in Keele

CP United Seniors clinched the Northern League title with victory over Riverside at Keele University on Sunday.

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CP United started brightly and peppered the Riverside goal, but found goalkeeper Leon Taylor was equal to their efforts.

But as soon as Edward Flinn broke the deadlock, there was only going to be one winner. Jordan Twiss and Reiss Blackwell got themselves on the scoresheet before James Farmer rounded off a comfortable 4-0 win.

United then celebrated their title win with victory over rivals Copmanthorpe. They raced into a 3-0 lead courtesy of a goal from Aaron Kinnear and a brace by Flinn. Jack Fox pulled a goal back but United debutant Ben Murphy completed another big win.

The final match of the weekend pitched Riverside against Copmanthorpe.

Riverside took the lead through Matt Tyne only for Fox to rattle home the equaliser.

Jack Foster finished off a neat one-two with Andy Riddle to edge Riverside ahead once more but Brian Johnson smashed home a leveller with the last kick of the game.

CP United will now play Chelsea in the cerebral palsy final of The FA Disability Cup on 6 May at St. Georges Park. Find out more about The FA’s provision for disability football.

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