RAF beat Royal Navy 3-1 under Meadow lights
The Greenhous Meadow once again proved home sweet home for the Royal Air Force last night as they beat the Royal Navy 3-1 in the Men's Inter-Service Constantinople Cup.
Shrewsbury Town have forged close links with the RAF in recent years and a crowd of over 600 enjoyed a well contested game after the matchball was delivered on the pitch shortly before kick off by a Griffin helicopter from RAF Shawbury.
The Royal Air Force side will now hope to follow up last night's victory with another good result when they take on the British Army at Aldershot Town FC next week.
"The RAF have won all three of their matches here so it's become fortress Meadow for them," said Martin James, Shrewsbury Town's head of community development.
"The RAF personnel were extremely pleased with the support they received from the Shrewsbury Town staff to enable them to put on this special event.
"It was a very high profile fixture for the RAF and to be able to play at a League One stadium has many positive benefits for the players.
"The whole attitude of the players involved was exceptional as they enjoyed being treated like professional footballers."
Shrewsbury Town chairman Roland Wycherley was delighted to host dignitaries from the Royal Air Force, the Royal Navy and the British Army in the boardroom before the match.
The club are pleased to have forged such close links with the RAF which means that Shrewsbury Town is now renowned as the home of RAF football.
The Greenhous Meadow triumph was part of a double success for the RAF as earlier in the day the RAF ladies side had beaten their Royal Navy counterparts 4-2 at nearby RAF Cosford.