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”

Report: Scotland’s moral right to the Women’s FA Cup

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”

Players: Pat Davies

Pat “Thunder” Davies     Born: c.1955, Netley Position: Striker Debut: Scotland (A) 18 November 1972 Occupation: Valuations clerk (1972)   Nicknamed “Thunder” for her booming shot, England’s original centre-forward was small in stature but big in goals.   A deadly striker whose aerial prowess belied her lack of inches, Davies burst on the sceneContinue reading “Players: Pat Davies”