Football

Mixed Fortunes For Forces Footballers In President's Cup

The UKAF women's and RAF combined teams faced opposition from the Netherlands.

The UKAF Ladies and RAF combined teams had mixed results as they hosting Dutch opposition at RAF Cosford.

A 2-1 win for the women's side started the day off well for the British teams, but a 4-0 hammering for the RAF players showed how good the Netherlands team were.

The women’s result meant a third consecutive year where the President’s Cup was won by the UKAF team.

Ciara Boylan’s first-half goal came from a deft Lois Jacobs corner, but the Dutch team equalised in the second half.

Rachel Rigby’s header was enough to seal a 2-1 win and retain the UKAF Ladies’ place as President's Cup winners.

In the men’s game, the match was halted due to a quick change of weather as thunder and lightning filled the skies with the score at 1-0 to the Dutch team.

Upon restarting, the visitors scored three more to seal a comfortable result.