Royal Air Force Score Five And Win The Royal British Legion Cup

Royal Air Force Score Five And Win The Royal British Legion Cup
Score Five And Win Cup

The and the Football went head to head at the in Hull.

The match was the annual fixture of Remembrance which saw the sides compete for Cup.

Representing the East Riding was the current champions, . They faced a team made up of serving members of the RAF who are stationed throughout the UK.

CEO speaking ahead of the match said:

“The sacrifice our service men and women made defending our freedom and liberty should never be forgotten. This game represents a token of our appreciation and allows people to celebrate those who make the ultimate sacrifice.”

“The game is staged to remember the ultimate sacrifice our armed forces have made whilst in the line of duty. The evening is particularly poignant as we also mark the 100 year anniversary of the end of the .” 

Before the game took place managers from both sides laid a wreath on the penalty spot. The Last Post was led by members of The Royal British Legion, with 2 minutes silenced observed.  

Fight Back To Clinch Cup

On the pitch, it was the RAF who won beating the champions 5-3. Mike Campbell for the RAF scored four in the game and was named as man of the match.

were behind at the break though fought back to the take the lead early in the second half. However, the RAF got back in front only to be pegged back midway through the second period. The result was secured by the RAF  as they scored twice to clinch the cup.

2018 has also been a big year for the who marked their 100th anniversary this year. In June Beverley welcomed the RAF100 Baton on its final leg through Yorkshire. 

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