By Ollie Irish
Congrats to Everton’s women on a thrilling FA Cup final victory against favourites Arsenal, at Nottingham Forest’s City ground on Monday. Natasha Dowie (Iain’s niece) scored the winner in extra time – her second of the game – to prevent Arsenal winning a fifth successive final.
“It’s the best feeling I’ve ever had,” Dowie said of her winner. “I just ran and jumped into the crowd – I didn’t know if they were our supporters or not!
“My uncle will have been watching on the TV and he’ll ring me up and be so proud of me. He’s a top man, he works so hard and I’m sure he’ll bounce back from his disappointment [relegation with Hull].”
The consolation for Arsenal Ladies is the near-certain prospect of a seventh successive league title. They currently have a five-point lead over Leeds Ladies, with a couple of games in hand.