The Royal Logistic Corps (RLC) football team are into the Woolwich Cup semi-finals after beating the Royal Army Physical Training Corps (RAPTC).
Goals from Liam Shawn, Sam Malone and Connor Martin sealed a 3-1 win for RLC and put them into the last four of the competition.
It was two goals in as many first-half minutes that gave RLC control of the contest.
Connor Martin’s flighted free-kick allowed Shaw to power a header past the RAPTC goalkeeper before Malone tapped home Korey Craig’s low cross to make it 2-0.
RLC nearly had a three-goal lead, but Army senior striker Callum Wilkinson blasted well over from six yards out.
The RAPTC have a much smaller pool of players to pick from, with an estimated 400 players available to them, compared to 14,000 for RLC, but they managed to fight back before the break.
Sam Luney’s poor tackle gave RAPTC a free-kick and from Matthew Evans’ perfect delivery, Luke Spiers scored with a close-range header.
They were nearly level before the break. Ebima Jallow and Phil Robinson both fired shots at goal, but RLC goalkeeper Ben Maidens kept his team in front with a superb double save.
In the second half, Spiers went close when he shot wide while up the other end, Wilkinson saw his goalbound header saved.
The RLC’s third goal confirmed their passage into the semi-finals. Wilkinson’s flick-on fell into the path of Martin who slotted into the corner with a well-taken finish.
A 3-1 win means the RLC are on course in their aim to win the Woolwich Cup currently held by the Royal Signals.