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Big Win For RAF Footballers Over National League North Outfit

The Royal Air Force notched a convincing win over Tamworth FC, whose players play in the sixth tier of English football.

The Royal Air Force has notched a convincing 3-0 win over National League North side Tamworth FC, whose players ply their trade in the sixth tier of English football. 

The game was a training match for Tamworth FC and for the first 10 minutes it looked like the Lambs would stamp their superiority on the game.

They had several early chances but failed to convert any into goals.

The Air Force, not to be outdone, had a couple of their own attempts though.

The story up until the first goal was of a surprisingly equal match-up, with the RAF putting in a committed effort not to let the club side dominate.

The Lambs wasted another couple of opportunities as the men in light blue frustrated them in front of goal.

Mike Atkinson opened the scoring, the young gun's slick strike beating the keeper to put the RAF 1-0 up at half-time.

It still wasn't Tamworth's night in the second half, with the driving snow that dominating the second half.

The RAF ultimately coped better with the conditions, with a corner from captain Alex Woodhouse falling at the feet of Stevie Norton, who passed to Rhys Harbottle for a chip into goal cutting through a sea of Tamworth players.

Then after missing an open goal only moments earlier, Ben Cullen sealed the 3-0 win in the 90th minute.

It was a great result for the Air Force and they were delighted also to keep another clean sheet.

They'll face Coventry United next as they build up to the Inter-Services.

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