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”
The real story of Eric Worthington and the Women’s FA Cup Annual Scotland–England match trophy was repurposed as English WFA Cup Women’s Football Archive sounds the pibroch for footballing justice England’s first ‘official’ match on home soil took place in the rarefied environs of Manor Park, Nuneaton on 23 June 1973.Continue reading “Report: Scotland’s moral right to the Women’s FA Cup”
Lynda Hale: Flying winger with a cannonball shot Born: c.1954, Southampton Position: Right winger Debut: Scotland (A) 18 November 1972 Occupation: Trainee machine operator (1972) England’s original outside right who wrote her name in the record books by scoring in the first ever match against Scotland. With seven WFA Cup winner’s medals fromContinue reading “Players: Lynda Hale”
Sue Buckett: England’s original goalkeeper Born: c.1946, Portsmouth Position: Goalkeeper Debut: Scotland (A) 18 November 1972 Occupation: Clerical supervisor (1972), Senior project engineer (1992) Sue Buckett is an English football great. As England women’s first ever goalkeeper she won 30 caps in a 12-year international career which took her all over Europe.Continue reading “Player: Sue Buckett”
Janet Bagguley Born: c.1955, Buxton Position: Defensive midfield Debut: Scotland (A) 18 November 1972 Occupation: TBC Midfield enforcer Bagguley, 17, made it through the trials into Eric Worthington’s original England squad in 1972. She also played netball to a high standard.
Jeannie Allott: excellent attacking midfielder who played international football for England and the Netherlands