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03
2010
Everton Win FA Cup
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Everton Ladies have won the FA Women's Cup Final at The City Ground. They beat Arsenal 3-2 after extra time with 2 goals from Natasha Dowie and an own goal to take the trophy. Mo Marley's team were ahead after 16 minutes when  Fara Williams had a shot saved, but Natasha Dowie pounced on the rebound to score. 1-0 Everton.

Arsenal equalised with a penalty. Everton went in 2-1 up at half time after an own goal from Arsenal Captain Faye White, who headed a Toni Duggan cross into her own net.

The Gunners drew level again after 55 minutes to take the game into extra time. With only minutes left Dowie raced on to goal following a through ball from Brooke Chaplen and scored the winner.

This win now sees Everton as a major player in the Ladies game. Having won the Challenge cup in 2008, Mo Marley's team can now rub shoulders with Arsenal, who have dominated the game for the last 10 years. Well done girls.

Rachel Brown says: "I don't think I can actually put it into words. I'm amazed that we've been able to get the result, which I think we deserved on the day.

We had plenty of chances and I just think we were very resilient towards the end and held out for the win.

For the first 10 or 15 minutes during the first half, we were well on top. They got back into it with a penalty, but I think we showed our character today. It was a long, drawn-out process into extra-time but our character shone through today with a brilliant goal towards the end.

I don't think you can help but think about it. The last time I played in an FA Cup final was in 1996 and it went to penalties and we lost - so you can imagine I didn't really want to face penalties; I'm glad we got the job done.

With the disappointment earlier this season of not performing in the League Cup final and putting ourselves out of the running for the league title, the FA Cup was our last chance.

We've shown by our pressure and our character that we could come out and do that today."

Everton Rachel Brown, Rebecca Easton, Rachel Unitt (Fern Whelan 63), Fara Williams, Emily Westwood, Lindsay Johnson, Jody Handley(c), Jill Scott, Natasha Dowie, Michelle Hinnigan(Brooke Chaplen 77), Toni Duggan (Michelle Evans 111). Subs not used: Alex Culvin, Nicola Hobbs.

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Comments about Everton Win FA Cup
 
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WELL DONE THE BLUES BIRDS! ERY PLEASED FOR YOU ALL
sammy toffeegirl, walton, 11:09 AM 5/05/2010
 
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WELL DONE GIRLZ I HAD TEARS IN MY EYES WATCHIN ALL OF YOUS. SO PROUD OF YA. COUNT ME IN ON YOUR HOME GAMES. IM STUCK ON YOU, LIKE A LOVELY WET TOFFEE.
C FLYNN, EVERTON, 10:07 PM 4/05/2010
 
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they cant do a lap of honour on sunday as they play arsenal away in the league hopefully still with a chance of winning the league
peter, liverpool, 7:17 PM 4/05/2010
 
10
absolutely made up! Tash Dowie was fantastic..Saha could do with watching her performance and taking some tips..COYBG!
Andy, Liverpool, 12:45 PM 4/05/2010
 
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Absobloodylooooootly well done Girls!I have already rubbed this into the Sh*tes very open wounds.
Big Tommy, Blue Heaven!, 9:25 PM 3/05/2010
 
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A True Blue team performance from the girls, and a great finish from Tash to win it. You finally got what you deserve, another trophy, let's hope it's the second of many.
Gonzo, The shed at Marine, 8:48 PM 3/05/2010
 
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Well done Ladies! The Everton family is proud of you all. Beautifully taken 2nd goal by Natasha Dowie. You deserve your lap of honour withthe cup on Sunday.
Bill, Liverpool, 8:26 PM 3/05/2010
 
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What a credit they were to themselves and great to see the support at the City ground. Shame Moyesy wasn't there with a few of the first team to cheer on the ladies. Lap of honour is the least they deserve, well done, great match....my daughter, pointing at the telly and picking out the Everton coach said " so is that David Moyes' wife ?....bless
Rhino, Reading, Berks, 8:15 PM 3/05/2010
 
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Brilliant! Well done ladies I hope the club do you proud. Me and the family were right behind you. Well done!
alano, orrell park, 8:14 PM 3/05/2010
 
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At least there will be one shiny new trophy with the word 'Everton' on it to come out from this season hey! maybe the lads can go out and win it for us next year
mike, liverpool, 7:34 PM 3/05/2010
 
3
Well done girls! I agree David they should!
Jamie, Wirral, 7:33 PM 3/05/2010
 
2
Well done Girls, brilliant brilliant win. Best birthday pressy of the day for me. Couldn't agree with you more David L they should do a lap of honour with the cup on Sunday.
John B, Little Sutton, 7:21 PM 3/05/2010
 
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The girls should be allowed to do a lap of honour at Goodison Park on the last game!
David Lydiate, Everton, 7:14 PM 3/05/2010
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