Football

Royal Signals Win Woolwich Cup

After a disappointing league season, the Signallers were pleased to add a trophy to their cabinet.

The Royal Signals came from a goal behind to win the Woolwich Cup as the Royal Engineers were beaten 2-1 in Aldershot.

In a game which featured several Army senior team players, the Signals squad showed their desire to complete a second-half comeback and win the game.

It took the Engineers just 13 minutes to find the opening goal. Dan Stoneman was found and captain Sam Atkinson stepped up to curl the free-kick into the bottom corner from 30 yards out.

The Signalmen hit back with chances of their own. Ryan Paddock had a header cleared off the line, while good opportunities were wasted with poor efforts.

It was a stroke of luck that pulled the Signals back into the game. Rob Farkins' low cross was in a dangerous position and Atkinson was unfortunate to turn the ball into his own net.

In the final minutes, Rob Cairney denied Farkins with a superb save but the Signals who grabbed the winner.

Jamie Turner skipped into the Engineers penalty area and fired his left-footed drive into the roof of the net, sparking wild Signals celebrations.

Watch: the Royal Signals' captain said it was "a great team performance".

After the game, captain Ryan Paddock was pleased with the result.

He said: "We have a lot of young talent coming through now.

"We've set our own standards. We know what those standards are and we are now building to get back to there."