Leicester Wildcats vs St. Alban’s Thunderbirds

Leicester Wildcats Women’s American Football Team opened their 1988 season with a 24-8 victory over St. Alban’s Thunderbirds at Butts Stadium, Coventry on 30th July 1988.

The Thunderbirds scored first on a Dale Boyce rushing TD which was converted for two points to put St. Alban’s 8-0 up, however, Leicester stormed back with two touchdowns by Michelle Allcot, the second of which was converted for two points by the Irish-named Suzanne Mullins. Melanie Woodcock added another rushing touchdown as well as a two point conversion to make the score 22-8 in favour of the Wildcats at halftime.

The only score of the second half was Stephanie Pearce’s safety for the Leicester Wildcats which left the Final Score 24-8 to the Wildcats. Leicester’s Denise Carter picked up the Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award.


1st Half

STAT – Dale Boyce TD Run 0-8

LW – Michelle Allcot TD 6-8

LW – Michelle Allcot TD (Suzanne Mullins 2xp) 14-8

LW – Melanie Woodcock TD Run (Melanie Woodcock 2xp) 22-8

2nd Half

LW – Stephanie Pearce Safety 24-8

Most Valuable Player

MVP – Denise Carter (Leicester Wildcats)


Anon. (1988) “Thunderbirds don’t go” American Football News. August 11th, 1988. pg. 8.

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