Football

Back To Winning Ways: RAF Ladies' Impressive Victory Over Sporting Khalsa

A 7-1 loss to an English Colleges team was put behind them with a 2-1 victory over Sporting Khalsa at RAF Cosford.

 

The RAF Ladies football team have returned to form with a 2-1 win over Sporting Khalsa at RAF Cosford.

Chief Technician Jim Bryden's team were beaten 7-1 by an English Colleges team in August but a solid win over Khalsa was the response the head coach wanted.

Shauna Jenkins capped off her debut for the team with the opening goal and Zara McIntosh volleyed home in the second half to seal the victory.

It was the Air Force who made the brighter start but McIntosh could only fire wide from a good position.

A few minutes later, the RAF did have the lead through a defender making her first start for the team.

Jenkins sneaked in around the back to dispatch Molly Lambert's good cross.

There was a UKAF coach watching on in the stand and he would have been impressed with Jenkins who was the best performer on the pitch in her debut.

She stopped a certain goal with a last-ditch sliding tackle in her own penalty area to keep it at 1-0.

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In the second half, Charlotte Arrowsmith tested the Khalsa goalkeeper before the RAF did grab their second goal.

Megan Herbert's smart control and clever pass should have resulted in a goal from Lauren Cassin.

However, when her shot was parried away and Khalsa failed to clear their lines, McIntosh made them pay with a powerful volley.

Khalsa's frustrations were starting to show and they were furious not to be given a penalty midway through the second period.

The referee made the decision that Chloe Handy had dived when she went down.

The one disappointing point for the RAF was that they didn't manage to keep a clean sheet.

Handy proved to be a nuisance in the Air Force six-yard box and the ball ricocheted off Arrowsmith for an own goal.

It was just a consolation though.

The RAF looked comfortable and held on for a 2-1 win.