Sunday 28th May saw a tense final in the Joshua West Cup. Spaztak Moscow took on League winners Cider Riders, ending with a 3-3 draw at full time. The dreaded penalty shoot out saw Cider Riders lift the cup for the second year running, beating the 8 teams that participated on the 3G pitch at Better, Ulverston Leisure Centre over the last few weeks. Teams of players aged 16yrs+ compete in the 7-a-side league and the cup and all agreed the final saw a very close match played.
Player Dan Thomas commented "Great game - by far the closest we've had". Cider Riders' goal keeper Kieran Ireland agreed "Spaztak Moscow pushed us all the way, it's a shame it had to go to penalties". The new league commences on Sunday 11th June.
Joshua West was a local lad from Ulverston who tragically died following an asthma attack just days before his 12th Birthday in April 2016. Monies from the cup are donated to the Joshua West Foundation, which supports young local footballers and Asthma UK. There is a sports day planned for Sunday 18th June, which Ulverston Leisure Centre will be supporting, in his memory too.