Sept. 30, 1922 – J&P Coats 4:4 Dick, Kerr Ladies at Coats Field, Pawtucket, R.I. (Att.: 8,500)
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A women’s professional soccer team played in New England for first time. The team, sponsored by Dick, Kerr Ltd. Electric of Preston, England, competed against men’s teams on a nine-game (3W-3L-3D) tour.
This was the second game of the tour, which began with a visit to the Paterson Silk Sox (6-3 loss).
J&P Coats scorers are listed as Reid, Tommy Fleming and Gallagher. Redford (2), Harris and Parr scored for Dick, Kerr.
Oct. 12, 1922 – New Bedford All-Stars 4:5 Dick, Kerr Ladies (Att.: 6,000)
Oct. 15, 1922 – Fall River Marksmen 2:2 Dick, Kerr Ladies at Mark’s Stadium (Att.: 4,000)
Brittan and Pepper scored for the Marksmen and Redford converted twice.
I could find no record of women’s professional soccer returning to the area until 1970, when the Astros’ John Bertos promoted a match.
July 31, 1970 – Paris 4:2 Roma, women’s match at Brother Gilbert Stadium, Malden, Mass.
Chantel Lebrun scored the deciding goal. The Roma roster included Patrizia “Anastasi” De Grandis, Rosalba Lonero
TODAY IN NEW ENGLAND SOCCER HISTORY
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