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.
Janie Houghton (GK)
Margaret McAulay (capt)
Manager: Robert Stewart
Sue Buckett (GK)
Sheila Parker (capt)
Manager: Eric Worthington
Referee: J. Clelland (Glasgow)
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