Football

Kentish Cup 2019: UK Armed Forces Thrash French Forces In The Netherlands

A 4-1 win has taken the UKAF team a step closer to retaining their Kentish Cup trophy.

The UK Armed Forces football team comfortably beat the French Forces in the second game of the 2019 Kentish Cup.

A 4-1 win means the UKAF players can retain their title with victory against the Dutch Forces on Friday.

You can watch that game LIVE on our Facebook page and here on forces.net.

The UKAF players were expecting a difficult game after the French ran out 5-0 winners against the Dutch Forces on Monday.

However, the British players were handed a gift with their opening goal.

Dan Stoneman's low cross should have been completely cleared but an error from Michael Geolier saw the Frenchman turn the ball into his own net.

The UKAF players did not let up from there.

Jake Gosling picked the ball up and ran at the French defence. He weaved through tackles and buried his shot into the bottom corner to make it 2-0.

The great start for UKAF continued when they added a third in the 16th minute.

David Webb's clever movement allowed him to race in on goal and his shot squirmed under the French goalkeeper who should have done better.

UKAF captain Rob Farkins sealed the win with a well-taken header at the back post.

The French pulled one back at the end of the first half. Vincent Destinay wrong-footed the goalkeeper with a cool finish from 12 yards out.

However, in the second half, UKAF sealed the victory. Gosling's lofted corner was met by captain Rob Farkins who smashed his header into the top corner.

The win means UKAF can seal a fourth consecutive Kentish Cup title against the Dutch on Friday.