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”
Debbie Bampton: Highly-decorated midfield powerhouse Born: 7 October 1961, Sidcup Position: Midfielder Debut: Netherlands (A) 30 September 1978 Occupation: Cashier (1981), Selector (1982), Courier (1987), Footballer (1988), Postwoman (2005) Right… where to start with this one!? A Hall of Famer with an MBE for services to women’s football. Six Women’s FA CupContinue reading “Players: Debbie Bampton”
Sue Law: Gutsy England defender who carried the fight off the pitch Born: 25 April 1966, Rochford Position: Defender Debut: Wales (N) 17 August 1985 Occupation: Sport Development Officer (1989), FA Head of Equality (2015) Defender Sue Law played around 40 times for England and represented Pelynt, Brighton, Millwall Lionesses and Bromley BoroughContinue reading “Players: Sue Law”
Claire Lacey Born: 12 June 1975, London Position: Goalkeeper Debut: Portugal (A) 11 February 1996 Occupation: Housing officer (1996) In a departure for Women’s Football Archive, we give yesteryear a swerve and profile a current player still doing the business at a high level: Claire Lacey of C&K Basildon Ladies.
Linda Whitehead Linda Whitehead: A lifetime’s dedication to women’s football in England The smiling public face of the Women’s Football Association from 1980 to 1993, who later served Millwall Lionesses and Arsenal Ladies with distinction. Whitehead is a diligent and well-regarded sports administrator. With her contribution stretching across four decades, icon WhiteheadContinue reading “Administrator: Linda Whitehead”
Spotlight on Millwall Lionesses 1991 – Women’s FA Cup winners In an iconic final, Millwall Lionesses’ class of ’91 beat Doncaster Belles, the holders, 1–0 at Prenton Park to lift their first Women’s FA Cup. In the Greater London League they saw off Friends of Fulham and Arsenal to qualify for the firstContinue reading “What they did next: Millwall Lionesses 1991 Women’s FA Cup winners”