Football

RAF Ladies continue scorching hot form with 3-1 win

Boldmere St Michaels provided tough opposition but the service team rose to the challenge.

 

The RAF Ladies have won their third consecutive match with a 3-1 victory over Boldmere St Michaels.

Maisie Fox's strike put Boldmere in front before half-time at RAF Cosford.

However, goals from Jeorgia Carr, Cat Beaver and Lucy Farrow completed an impressive RAF comeback.

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After victories against Sporting Khalsa and Stourbridge in recent outings, the RAF were picking up momentum and looked to challenge themselves against tier 4 team Boldmere.

They were also without usual goal-getter Zara McIntosh meaning others were getting their opportunity to impress up front.

Carr started the match as the lone striker and nearly opened her RAF account, but after a smart turn, her left-footed strike cannoned off the crossbar.

Moments later, she stung the Boldmere goalkeeper's fingertips with a powerful long-range strike as the RAF dominated the match.

Despite that, it was the away side who took the lead.

Maisie Fox let fly from a tight angle and seemed to surprise RAF goalkeeper Laura Parsons, who could only watch as the ball flew over her head into the top corner.

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RAF boss James Bryden said the goal "shocked" his team, but they responded well.

Farrow had the ball in the net but was denied by the offside flag before Carr would level the scores.

Her instincts in the six-yard box meant she pounced on a loose shot to score her first-ever RAF goal.

In the second half, the RAF pushed on to take control of the match.

A penalty given for a foul on Harriet Wellings resulted in their second goal.

Boldmere believed that it wasn't a penalty, but RAF captain Cat Beaver didn't hang around to listen as she fired the Air Force 2-1 up from the spot.

The RAF had the lead and they were not in the mood to let it go.

They controlled possession and worked more opportunities which resulted in Farrow beating the goalkeeper from 10 yards to make it 3-1.

The Forces team have just one more meet before the end of 2021 and they'll be planning a fixture against a higher-quality opposition for that.