Football

Royal Engineers Thrash Infantry In Woolwich Cup Semi Final

A 6-0 win in Aldershot booked the Engineers' place in the final.

The Royal Engineers are into the Woolwich Cup final after a 6-0 demolition of the Infantry in Aldershot.

The win means the Engineers are into their second consecutive final after a loss to the Royal Signals last year.

A rematch of that 2019 cup final remains a possiblity, the Signals face the Royal Logistic Corps in the second semi-final.

The first goal between the Engineers and the Infantry came after just five minutes when Dan Stoneman’s drilled low cross was turned in by Rob Cooper Tomkins inside the six-yard box.

As well as battling each other, the teams also faced off against Storm Brendan with high winds and torrential rain interrupting the flow of the game.

At half-time, there was just the one goal between the two teams but a stunning second-half performance from the Engineers blew away their opponents.

UK Armed Forces star Dan Stoneman played a big part in the Royal Engineers win.

Jack Morby’s cross was converted by Jay Hubbard to make it 2-0 and minutes later, Stoneman took advantage of a wind-interrupted clearance square for Morby to add a third goal.

Cooper Tomkins added his second of the night with a powerful header and the Engineers looked comfortable in the Aldershot storm.

It was soon 5-0 as a mistake from Infantry goalkeeper Liam Whittaker saw him bundle a corner into his own net.

There was still time for the Engineers to complete the rout with a sixth goal.

Dan Bacon’s cross took a wicked deflection to take it past Whittaker, leaving the Engineers to celebrate their place in the final.