HMSQNLZ FC v US Carriers Competition
- HMS QNLZ 7 NOPF Dam Neck 3 – The Naval Ocean Processing Facility are based out of Dam Neck VA. On Saturday 25th Nov QNLZ FC played the then unbeaten team on their home turf. NA Cooper scored 4 goals as QNLZ brought their unbeaten run to an end; NA Webster got 2 and LA Marriot one also in torrential rain more akin to playing in Portsmouth!
- Aircraft Carrier Football Tournament – QNLZ FC represented the UK in a ‘soccer’ tournament with the US Eastern Seaboard Carrier Group consisting of USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, USS Gerald Ford, USS Abraham Lincoln and USS George W. Bush. After demolishing USS Gerald Ford 5-0 in the opening fixture, QNLZ FC were offered a bye to the final where they met USS Dwight D. Eisenhower who were after revenge after a 10-1 defeat in our first Norfolk visit. Though QNLZ FC took control from the start, the pace of the oppositions number 9 resulted in the favourites going down one nil on the 10 minute mark. Not deterred and in true British spirit, QNLZ FC rallied to go in at half-time 2-1 up with goals from ET Worthington and a screamer from PO Powlesland on the stroke of half-time. Again coming out dominant in the second-half QNLZ FC secure the majority of the possession before sealing the win and the bragging rights late on with a goal from NA Webster. Final result 3-1; QNLZ FC were crowned the ‘Carrier’ Champions.