'We Should Have Won The Game', Disappointed RAF Women's Captain Says

She was speaking after her team's 1-1 draw with The Army in the opening game of the Inter Services Championships.

The RAF Women “should have won the game” against the Army in the Inter Services football competition opener, says captain Sergeant Cat Beaver.

It ended 1-1 in Aldershot between the two teams with the RAF’s Rachel Griffiths cancelling out Olivia Dixon’s stunning opening goal.

It has left the championships still to play for ahead of games against the Royal Navy for both teams and Beaver believes it should have been a better result for the Air Force.

She said: “I think in the first half, it was very even but in the second half, we were all over them. We had a goal disallowed and it is really frustrating from our point of view.

“I feel like we were on top and should have won the game really.”

Despite the disappointment of not winning, Beaver can see the positives from the point.

“It’s really important not to lose your first game so we haven’t done that.

“We are very much still in it. It comes down to next week with a cup final and everything to play for.”

A deflected free-kick brought the RAF back into the game after a brilliant Army start.

Army captain Warrant Officer Krissy Wright echoed her rival’s thoughts and thinks it is a valuable draw.

“At the end of the day, we have come away with a draw and we still have one game to go.

“We’ll go into the game positively like we always do. We know we have to go there and win and hopefully that is what we will do.

The game between the two teams was very physical and it may have taken the Army by surprise according to their captain.

“We started off really well. I thought in the first twenty minutes, we played the football we wanted to. We got the goal and then, as Inter Services always does, it got into more of a physical battle than we wanted.

“A draw was probably the right result in the end.”

“The momentum switched to them with that goal at the end of the first half. We got our heads together at half-time and spoke about we needed to.

“I think it got into a physical battle in the end and sometimes, that can affect the girls and you don’t play your own game.”