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).
GV Southampton ladies team kick-off wearing white shirts, playing right to left (second). Playing against Queens Park Rangers (wearing stripped shirts).
GV QPR take corner. Southampton head ball out and attack.
GV Paddy McGroarty takes free kick and scores; players congratulate each other.
(Extra time) GV QPR kick-off, playing left to right.
GV Play around QPR's goalpost and QPR kicks ball forward.
SV Children watching.
GV Southampton attempt at goal but miss.
GV Southampton kick off in second half of extra time.
GV Maggie Kirkland (number 3) scores winning goal for Southampton and players hug each other.
SV Southampton supporters
SV Southampton receive cup and trophy
Initials CL/1910 CL/1925
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Background: 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.