Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment (1 YORKS) have added to their trophy cabinet after hammering 154 (Scottish) Regiment RLC 8-0.

The one-sided affair featured a 1 YORKS side bristling with confidence, having won the Army Major Units title at the end of last season.

They ran riot in Aldershot against a committed 154 Regt RLC, themselves the Army Reserve champions, to lift the Army Super Cup.

Ultimately, the regulars had far too much quality for the Edinburgh-based reservist outfit to deal with. Staff Sergeant Mark Garrity, head coach of 154 Regt RLC, said:

"The better team won. That's what the difference is [when] you're playing against a team that can train five days a week, whereas we train probably once a month."

"It can only make the boys stronger", he added.

Erik Dosa had thought he'd given 1 YORKS the lead early on after heading past Horn, only for the offside flag to intervene.

It was only a combination of Horn's heroics in goal and some wayward finishing from the Yorkshiremen that kept the score line goalless early on, with the men from Scotland living a charmed life at the back.

But once the floodgates opened a steady stream of goals followed. Patrick Carrig grabbed the first, heading past the helpless Horn.

A pinpoint pass from 1 YORKS skipper Darren Clark then plucked out the impressive Dosa for goal number two, as the frontman fired home.

1 YORKS 8-0 Army Super Cup win 2017

Dosa returned the favour minutes later as his nifty footwork bamboozled the opposition defence, before Clark tapped in to make it 3-0.

Ross Amner should have added his name to the scoresheet too, but somehow contrived not to from just two yards out.

There was, however, a fourth goal before the break. Luke McLaren saw his effort bounce in off the framework and 1 YORKS were cruising.

Unfortunately for the Scotsmen, the goals continued to flow in the second half.

Amner set up Jake Sanderson with a sitter for number five before Carrig grabbed his second of the match, steering the ball home with his head for goal number six. Dosa was then on target for his second and his teams seventh.

1 YORKS 8-0 Army Super Cup win 2017

And Amner made amends for his mysterious miss in the first half to slot home goal number eight.

The Scotsmen had their best chance to score late on but they couldn't quite find the target.

Both teams will now focus on performing well in their respective seasons in the regulars and the reserves. 1 YORKS skipper Corporal Darren Clark said: 

"Regardless of what the score was, our main aim was to win the game and we've done that... That's what we wanted to achieve."

It was an easy victory for 1 YORKS but tougher opposition will follow as they return to the Major Unit Cup competition in the coming weeks.

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