Navy football team win U23s title after Army deducted points

The Royal Navy have won the U23s Inter Services Football title after the Army were found guilty of fielding an ineligible player.

In the opening fixture, the Army beat the Navy but started a player who was considered suspended by the FA for actions in civilian football.

That result has now been overturned, meaning the Navy won the title when they beat the RAF in match two of the Championships.

The final contest of the season saw the RAF and the Army play out a 2-2 draw – a result which would have seen the Army crowned champions without the disciplinary issue.

A superb free-kick from the Army's Callum Vincent opened the scoring but it was level at the break thanks to Logan Buick's equaliser for the Air Force.

The RAF took the lead through Henry Jordan's deflected strike but the Army hit back through Harry Edward-Jones for a 2-2 draw.

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