Match: Ireland 0–4 Denmark, 17 April 1985, Glenmalure Park

Glenmalure Park 17 April 1985 – Ireland 0–4 Denmark   Denmark too strong for Ireland in Dublin   Classic match report: Lone Smidt Hansen-inspired Danes thump Ireland 4–0 in prestige friendly     As Martin O’Neill’s boys in green battle Denmark for a place at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, we’ve delved into theContinue reading “Match: Ireland 0–4 Denmark, 17 April 1985, Glenmalure Park”

Prenton Park, Birkenhead 27 April 1991 – Doncaster Belles 0–1 Millwall Lionesses

Yvonne Baldeo hits winner as Lionesses stun Belles and seize Cup     Classic match report: Millwall end Belles hoodoo to win their first national Cup   Prenton Park’s first big women’s fixture: this classic Cup final in 1991 between Doncaster Belles and Millwall Lionesses. Odds-on favourites Donny lost out on a fifth win inContinue reading “Prenton Park, Birkenhead 27 April 1991 – Doncaster Belles 0–1 Millwall Lionesses”

Match: England 2–0 France, 7 November 1974, Plough Lane

Plough Lane – England 2–0 France   England beat France to secure eighth straight win   Classic match report: Southampton duo Davies and Lopez score to down Les Bleues at Wimbledon   In 1974 the British economy was in the toilet due to crackpot ‘austerity’ measures. Terrorism lurked on the nation’s streets due to disastrousContinue reading “Match: England 2–0 France, 7 November 1974, Plough Lane”

Match: England 8–0 Scotland, 23 June 1973, Manor Park

Manor Park 23 June 1973 – England 8–0 Scotland   England thrash Scotland in first ever home match   Classic match report: Lionesses rattle in EIGHT as roof falls in on sweltered Scots     England’s first official home match took place in the rarefied environs of Manor Park, Nuneaton on 23 June 1973. WithContinue reading “Match: England 8–0 Scotland, 23 June 1973, Manor Park”

Match: England 1–0 Sweden (3–4 PSO), 27 May 1984, Kenilworth Road

Kenilworth Road 27 May 1984 – England 1–0 Sweden (3–4 on penalties)   Linda Curl’s cracker levels the tie but Swedes edge it on penalties   Classic match report: Sweden win the first ever UEFA Women’s Euro, but brave England push them all the way     Women’s Football Archive Exclusive: the definitive account ofContinue reading “Match: England 1–0 Sweden (3–4 PSO), 27 May 1984, Kenilworth Road”

Match: Republic of Ireland 0–5 England, 3 May 1981, Dalymount Park

Reagan’s rampant England put five past Ireland     Classic match report: Debuts for Coultard and Gallimore as England drub Girls in Green   In June 2016 England blooded two new Lionesses in the shape of Rachel Daly and Nikita Parris, who both made their debuts in a 7–0 cakewalk against hapless Serbia. Some 35Continue reading “Match: Republic of Ireland 0–5 England, 3 May 1981, Dalymount Park”

Match: Italy 3–1 West Germany, 26 August 1984, Stadio Armando Picchi

Hosts Italy crush West Germany to claim Mundialito     Classic match report: Three first-half goals secure Italy’s win over patched-up West Germany   In August 1984 Italy beat West Germany 3–1 in the 1984 Mundialto Femminile final. A capacity crowd at the Stadio Armando Picchi in Jesolo saw goals from vaunted front three CarolinaContinue reading “Match: Italy 3–1 West Germany, 26 August 1984, Stadio Armando Picchi”

Match: Arsenal 2–1 Doncaster Belles, 28 March 1993, Highbury Stadium

Belles beaten as Arsenal move to brink of first title   Wheelchair-bound boxer Michael Watson on the Highbury turf, surrounded by chart-toppers Aswad   Classic match report: nouveau riche Gunners edge out Belles before record Highbury crowd   December’s bumper 3,256 crowd at Brighton’s AMEX Stadium left women’s soccer stattos scratching their noggins. Was itContinue reading “Match: Arsenal 2–1 Doncaster Belles, 28 March 1993, Highbury Stadium”

Mundialito Femminile ’84 – The Little World Cup

Martin Reagan’s beaten Euro 84 finalists square off against Belgium, West Germany and Italy in Jesolo and Caorle     In the days before the FIFA Women’s World Cup there was the Mundialito…   An invitational tourney along the lines of the latter day Cyprus or Algarve Cups, it was a much bigger deal thanContinue reading “Mundialito Femminile ’84 – The Little World Cup”

Stadio Luigi Ferraris, Genoa 7 July 1970 – England 5–1 West Germany

England crush German rivals at 1970 Women’s World Cup in Italy     Remember when England whupped Germany 5–1? No, not that time. Y’know… 1970… at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris in Genoa? Before Stevie G, Michael O and, er, Emile H were even born. No? Then read on…