RAF Ladies Manager 'So Proud' After Win Over Army

Date: Monday March 16, 2020 at 8:33am

Source : https://www.forces.net/sport/raf-ladies-manager-so-proud-after-historic-win-over-army

Sergeant 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 team.

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 nemesis."

“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 stressful moment.

"It did add to the nerves," she said.

"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.”





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