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.


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

Angela Creamer
Mary Davenport
Linda Cooper
Diane McClaren
Irene Morrison

Manager: Robert Stewart

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

Wendy Owen
Julia Manning
Eileen Foreman
Susan Whyatt

Manager: Eric Worthington

Referee: J. Clelland (Glasgow)

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