Football

UKAF Beat Worthing FC Ahead Of Kentish Cup Defence

The tri-service team will travel to the Netherlands next month to defend their title.

UK Armed Forces (UKAF) footballers have beaten Worthing Football Club 2-0 as they prepare to defend their Kentish Cup title next month.

The cup competition will be held in the Netherlands, where UKAF's men will go head-to-head with French and Dutch forces as they attempt to claim their fourth successive championship.

The match at Worthing FC got underway after a minute's silence for remembrance, and UKAF players donned poppies on their shirts.

A minute's silence for remembrance was observed before the match.

The hosts Worthing failed to convert some early chances before the visitors broke the scoring deadlock through RAF man Mike Campbell, taking a 1-0 lead into half-time.

Dan Stoneman doubled the advantage after the interval, making the most of an almost-perfect cross kick from UKAF skipper Rob Farkins.

There were further chances for the home team, but they could not find the back of the net.

The next time UK Armed Forces take to the field, they will be defending their Kentish Cup success in the 90th edition of the tournament.

The 2018 competition was cancelled after the Dutch team pulled out, while UKAF won the cup in 2017.