THE British Army women’s team claimed a 3-1 win over the German Armed Forces this afternoon.
A brace from Cfn Kelly Aldridge either side of a goal from Sergeant Vanessa Skradde, with Sig Laura Murray also scoring for the British team in the first of two Games of Remembrance today.
The Army side took the lead after five minutes when Aldridge latched onto an incisive through ball, rounded German goalkeeper and calmly slotted the ball in the bottom corner of the net.
The Bundeswehr fought back strongly and managed to equalise through Skradde, who found the new with a powerful drive past Jessica Horsley in the British goal.
The Army regained their lead over the armed forces on the 20th minute, when the ever-dangerous Aldridge picked up the ball and drove inside before unleashing a stunning effort which found the top corner from outside the penalty area to send her side in ahead at the break.
Murray doubled the advantage mid-way through the second half, with a ferocious half volley which flew into the German goal.
The women will travel to the Pirelli Stadium and all participants will receive medals before the start of the men’s Game of Remembrance at 7:45 this evening. The British team will receive their medals from Sir Bobby Charlton, while Burton Albion Chairman Ben Robinson will also be involved, as he presents medals to the match officials.