2018 navy cup winners - 42 cdo
Royal Marine ascendancy continued for the fourth year in succession as 42 Cdo RM defeated HMS Collingwood 2-0 to lift the Ivor Dewdney Sponsored Navy Cup.
HMS Collingwood last appeared in final in 2002 and having beaten HMS Neptune the week before were the first naval team to reach the final in the last four years due to the dominance of Royal Marine units during this time.
42 Commando came through a very tough semi-final against RNAS Culdrose to earn the right to appear in the final and had the edge in a very tight first half with a goal from Marine Surrette, who capitalised on a goalkeeping error from the Collingwood keeper.
Collingwood came out second half with a lot more purpose, however had the wind taken out of their sails when again another goalkeeping error allowed AB Babington to score from close range.
Collingwood driven on by man of the match ET McGuirk threw everything at the royals, however strong defending and poor finishing meant that the men from Devon lifted the cup, their last success coming in 2001.
The RNFA Executive would like to thank both Phil and Nick Abbott, Executive Directors Ivor Dewdney Pasties Ltd for their continued support.