Morag “Maggie” Pearce (née Kirkland): England’s original and best left-back Born: c.1957, Southampton Position: Left-back Debut: Scotland (A) 18 November 1972 Occupation: Schoolgirl (1972) Southampton WFC great Maggie Pearce is the only player to start both England’s first ever match in 1972 and the UEFA Championship final 12 years later. At 15 sheContinue reading “Players: Maggie Pearce”
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”
Linda Coffin Born: c.1955, Portsmouth Position: Centre-back Debut: Wales (H) 22 May 1976 Occupation: Section manager (1976), Chargehand (1982) Linda “The Rock” Coffin: One of England’s finest ever defenders, who backstopped the great Southampton WFC team of her era to four WFA Cup wins.
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”