Aylesbury’s Ellen White helped fire Arsenal to another FA Women’s Cup win on Sunday afternoon – making her the second FA Cup winner from the town in the same astonishing season.
With Wigan Athletic’s Emmerson Boyce having already shocked the football world by helping his underdogs lift the men’s trophy, it was Fairford Leys woman White’s turn as she scored in a comprehensive 3-0 win over Bristol.
The Gunners ladies’ victory was less of a shock, though, as they sealed their 12th FA Women’s Cup.
In an open and entertaining clash that did the women’s game proud, Steph Houghton’s early goal and Jordan Nobbs’ second-half header, plus White’s late third, proved enough for Shelley Kerr’s side to secure the club’s 39th major trophy.
Bristol had battled bravely and created no shortage of opportunities but it was Arsenal and former Grange School pupil White’s superior play in the final third that settled the outcome.
She slammed home from close range after Nobbs’ initial effort had been saved in added time at the end of the game.
Just hours after lifting the prestigious trophy, White told The Bucks Herald it was the ‘perfect day’.
“The feeling of winning the cup and scoring is overwhelming!” she said.
“To have my family there watching as well was the icing on the cake.
“The whole team were amazing,” she said.