Their attempt to claw back the points started well as the Air Force kicked the first score of the game. Luke Armstrong was the man who stepped up with 12 minutes gone and he controlled the kick in the wind to get it between the posts.
From there, the weather started to play havoc. Kicks were flying out of play, passes were being needlessly dropped and scoring opportunities were few and far between but the Army did manage to find their way through in the 28th minute.
There was a long period of pressure from the Army attackers with the RAF hanging on, but it was the determined frame of Aeron James who forced the ball over the line.
It was a try of relief for the Army who had struggled in the first half, but James converted the kick to give them a four-point lead.
Armstrong kicked another three points from a penalty to reduce the score to 7-6 at half-time.
However, in the second half, the Army flexed their muscle and took control of the game.
A scrum in a dangerous position for the Air Force resulted in the ball flicked wide to Josh Raqio and the Army man slammed himself through a couple of defenders for a try. It was a big day for Raqio and his family as his brother was lining up on the opposite side for the RAF.
The ever-dependable James converted the try and with the score at 6-14, the RAF’s chances of winning the Inter-Services title were slipping away. Another hard-fought try was met with a huge roar from everyone in a red shirt and when Adam Penistone converted the kick, the Army were ready to celebrate.
There was still time for one last unconverted try before the end. It was a fantastic drive from the Army with the scrum that created the opportunity and under a bundle of players, the ball was put down for one final try and the final whistle came soon after.