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Royal Engineers Lift Woolwich Cup After Extra Time Goals

The Royal Engineers have won the Woolwich Cup final for a fifth time in six seasons after beating the Adjutant General's Corps.

The Royal Engineers have won the Woolwich Cup final for a fifth time in six seasons after beating the Adjutant General's Corps (AGC).

Meanwhile the Royal Logistic Corps (RLC) enjoyed a 2-0 victory against the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) to claim the Edwards Challenge Cup.

The Sappers beat the AGC 7-2 after extra time in Aldershot but the winning team didn’t have the best start to the match.

The AGC were hoping to lift the Woolwich Cup for the first time since 2009 and within the first 10 minutes their spirits were raised as Dan Kodi's downward header saw Royal Engineer Daniel Bacon chest the ball into his own net.

Jay Hubbard scoring for the Royal Engineers

Royal Engineers player Jay Hubbard soon found the back of the net for an equaliser and then the stalemate continued into the second half.

The Royal Engineers then took the lead, as a misplaced pass from AGC keeper Chris Wing saw Hubbard link up with Dan Stoneman who struck the ball into the corner of the net.

AGC’s Dan Kodi then headed home one of Mark Bailey’s ballistic like throw in’s to make the score equal at 2-2 again.

Both teams had chances to triumph as normal time ebbed away but neither did. It was a different story in extra time as fatigue hit the AGC.

Hubbard and Stoneman both scored twice more, taking home hattricks, and there was also a goal from Jay Thomlinson, taking the overall score up to 7-2.

Corporal Craig Stevenson, Royal Engineers Captain, said: “We just knew we had to persevere - keep playing football like we knew did to win our challenges and the football would come and the goals came in.

"Unfortunately it took until extra time but it was good.”

Earlier in the day, the RLC (Royal Logistic Corps) enjoyed a 2-0 victory against the REME (Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers) to claim the Edwards Challenge Cup.

Tracey Montgomery Royal Logistic Corps
Tracey Montgomery scores for the Royal Logistic Corps

Twp goals from Tracey Montgomery made sure the RLC could celebrate a double win – as they lifted the Edwards Challenge Cup having already secured the league.

The Grantham based Sergeant put the game beyond the REME as her second effort crept in past Abi Hamilton and the cup was won.