Cavendish Street Ground

After receiving a large amount of press surrounding their games at Seacombe and Port Sunlight the enthusiasm for the ladies game seemed to dissipate. The Liverpool Echo who covered both games suddenly seemed disinterested in the games and the Birkenhead News and Advertisers slowly trickled off for awhile at least.

The next game after the Port Sunlight match was to be played at the Birkenhead North Ground, the Dock Enclosure near the Docks. The game was to be held on the 22nd December and the first mention of the game came ten days earlier as the Birkenhead Advertiser stated the Aintree Filling Factory Ladies would play themselves, the A team would pay the B team. This would be the first time the Aintree Ladies would play another women’s team in public.

Very little build was given to the game and the only other article for the game was on the day of the game. The Birkenhead Advertiser stated the people of Birkenhead North would have the chance of ‘…witnessing the female sex disport themselves on a football field this afternoon…’

Just like the games before hand the ladies were playing to raise funds for the Sportsmen’s Ambulance Fund. As a reward Councillor W W Kelly granted the ladies free seats in the Theatre Royal where Mr Evelyn A’ Dell’s No. 1 company were playing ‘Because Love Made You Mine.’

Like the build up to the game there appears to be little coverage of the games itself with only a small article in the Birkenhead Advertiser. The Advertiser stated ‘Once again these fair and smart enthusiasts on Saturday gave a display worthy of the name of Football.’

Although the first half was described as being end to end with plenty of give and take the first half ended with no goals. Five minutes into the second half the ‘blues’ scored a magnificent shot from the outside right. The ‘Reds’ pushed on and soon gained an equaliser from some smart play by the ladies.

In front of a large attendance both ladies teams pushed on for the win and grasped at very opportunity. However the Blues were the victors as they found the back of the net from what the Advertiser described as a remarkably fine shot.

No further information was found for this game.

The Ladies would next take on their biggest test to date as the Ladies from the Haymarket Munitions Factory Team challenged Aintree’s dominance. The game would take place at Prenton Park in January 1918.