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Army Beat RAF In Match At Greenhous Meadow

17 March 2016

2-0 Victory In Army On Wednesday Night

The RAF Ladies also completed their Inter Services campaign against the British Army with a defeat 5 goals to nil at the RAF Cosford Stadium.

The match ball was delivered by a Griffin helicopter of No Sixty Squadron of the Defence Helicopter Flying School, as part of a training flight, flown by Mr Dick Barton assisted by Mr Gary Hickson. The match ball will be delivered to the President of the RAF FA, Air Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier by the Crewman, Flying Officer Callum Pearson.

The fixture continued the excellent links between the RAF FA and Shrewsbury Town FC, through the kind permission and excellent support of the Shrews Chairman, Roland Wycherley.

The fixture at the Greenhous Meadow attracted a crowd of around 800 including Air Cadets from the local Squadrons including Shrewsbury, Shawbury and Market Drayton. The Shrewsbury Squadron also provided the band for the fixture.

The RAF Team had prepared for the fixture by basing themselves at RAF Shawbury and also utilising the excellent facilities at Shrewsbury School.

The match was a hard fought affair with the Army running out as winners by 2 goals to nil, ensuring they win the Constantinople Cup. This is the first Army Inter Service victory for 9 years following on from a Royal Navy win in 2015 and the RAF taking the previous 7 titles in a row. Trophies were presented to the winning team by the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sir Andrew Pulford.

The match was the home Royal Air Force fixture, against the British Army, and there were over 500 spectators in attendance.

The Greenhous Meadow, home of Shrewsbury Town FC, hosted top Military football when the final game of the 2016 Inter Services Football Championships was played at the Stadium on Wednesday 16 March.

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