• Short Summary

    The Southampton Women's football team continued its run of successes in the Mitre Challenge Trophy, the women's equivalent of the English Football Association Cup, when it beat the Queens Park Rangers women's team by two goals to one in the Trophy final on Sunday (25 April).

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    The Southampton Women's football team continued its run of successes in the Mitre Challenge Trophy, the women's equivalent of the English Football Association Cup, when it beat the Queens Park Rangers women's team by two goals to one in the Trophy final on Sunday (25 April).

    Since the Mitre Trophy was started in 1971, Southampton have been in the final six times, losing only once to the Fodens team in 1974. Nearly 70 teams from England and Wales entered the competition this year.

    Earlier this month winners of four regional groups into which the competition is divided, met to decide the finalists. Southampton beat Brighton and Hove Albion by eight goals to one, while Queens Park Rangers defeated Belle Vue Belles, one-nil.

    In the final, played at Bedford, Southampton want ahead with a goal in the first half, but Queens Park equalised with a goal by paddy McGroarty in the second half. The scores were tied at full-time, forcing extra time to be played.

    Southampton won the match with a goal by Maggie Kirkland in the extra time.

    SYNOPSIS: Queens park were trying to win the trophy for the first time, but a goal by Maggie Kirkland of Southampton in the second half of extra time ended Queens Park's hopes of success.

    The two-one win meant Southampton have now won five of the six Trophy finals played, much to the delight of their supporters.

    At the end of the match, the victorious Southampton side received the Mitre Challenge Trophy, an award they appear to have made almost permanently their won.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADDKOJGIT2Y2PYEM4TCYSBJ0ZF
    Media URN:
    VLVADDKOJGIT2Y2PYEM4TCYSBJ0ZF
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/04/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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