Football

UKAF put Kentish Cup disappointment behind them with thumping win

The UK Armed Forces football team have kicked-off their season with a winning start after victory over Hartpury College. 

In their first outing since narrowly missing out on a fifth successive Kentish Cup in June, UKAF came into their season opener with some players making their debut for the team. 

After a closely fought match against their student opponents, UKAF triumphed with a 4-1 victory. 

After a minute silence was observed in memory of the Queen, the match got underway with a nervy start by UKAF.

It eventually led to the students being gifted a penalty after Joe Thomas stuck his foot out inside the box. 

The penalty was successfully converted by the home side, and they were one up, leaving UKAF with some work to do. 

Just as half time approached, the military side began to settle into the game and Jake Gosling scored an equaliser to level up the teams at 1-1.

The military side came into the second half with more determination and scored two goals through captain Danny Kerr and Gosling again.

Hartpury College tried to make amends, but it wasn't enough in the end as Mike Campbell sealed the deal after an excellent cross from Sean Powell to make it 4-1 - marking an excellent start to the season for the UKAF team. 

Watch: UKAF Head Coach Flight Sergeant Dyfan Pierce reacts to the resounding win.