Date: Monday March 16, 2020 at 8:33am
Michelle Harvey-Perkins saw her team win 1-0 in her final home game in charge
of the team.
Kyle Dixon 13th March 2020 at 2:08 pm
RAF ladies head coach
Sergeant Michelle Harvey-Perkins says she is "so proud of the girls"
after the Air Force's Inter Services football win over the Army.
Zara McIntosh's early goal meant the
RAF beat the Army for the first time in 10 years.
The victory allowed the Air Force to
lift the Carrington Cup in Sgt Harvey-Perkins' final home game in charge of the
She said: "I said to the girls
in the changing rooms that we have an opportunity today and it’s going to be
about desire, attitude and that will to get us over the line."
“We’ve been so close over the last
few years, we’ve really competed with the Army - they’ve just been our
“You can fell that the pressure has
lifted taking that win."
“Some of those players have never
even seen that trophy - the last time it was won [by the RAF] was when I
was a player."
“To have it back in the cabinet for
this season is a hell of an achievement and I’m so proud of the girls."
Late in the match, McIntosh missed a
big chance to put the game to bed and Sgt Harvey-Perkins said it was a
"It did add to the nerves,"
"I took a knee actually because
I thought it was in!"
"I thought 'not again'! That’s
what I thought because they had three or four minutes left and I thought they
might just get another chance."
“The girls were resilient and
defended for their lives. You’ve got people out on their feet throwing their
bodies in the way of the ball."
“That’s what the Inter Services are
all about. At the end of the day, all that matters is the win.”