40 years ago today: Scotland 2-3 England

Forty years ago today, Scotland hosted England in what was the first official women’s international for both countries.

(Details from: Kicking against Tradition by Wendy Owen)

On 18th November 1972 at Ravenscraig Stadium, Greenock, Scotland and England met in an historic match, which the visitors when 3-2.

Sylvia Gore opened the scoring for England, Scotland then replied through Mary Carr and went ahead with a Rose Reilly effort. direct from a corner kick.

But England hit back with a brace by Pat Davies to win 3-2.

Teams:

Scotland:
Janie Houghton (GK)
Jean Hunter
June Hunter
Linda Kidd
Marian Mount
Sandra Walker
Rose Reilly
Edna Neillis
Mary Anderson
Margaret McAulay (capt)
Mary Carr

Subs:
Angela Creamer
Mary Davenport
Linda Cooper
Diane McClaren
Irene Morrison

Manager: Robert Stewart

England:
Sue Buckett (GK)
Morag Kirkland
Sandra Graham
Janet Bagguley
Sheila Parker (capt)
Paddy M’Groarty
Lynda Hale
Sylvia Gore
Pat Davies
Jeannie Allot
Jean Wilson

Subs:
Wendy Owen
Julia Manning
Eileen Foreman
Susan Whyatt

Manager: Eric Worthington

Referee: J. Clelland (Glasgow)

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