“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 First World War.”
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.
Royal Air Force Fight Back To Clinch The Royal British Legion Cup
On the pitch, it was the RAF who won beating the Humber Premier League champions 5-3. Mike Campbell for the RAF scored four in the game and was named as man of the match.
Chalk Lane 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.