7th League Win


Oadby Owls were the visitors to Babington College this week and a competitive game was expected with both teams having a good start to the league campaign.
The first ten minutes of the game was very scrappy with Leicester City Ladies really struggling to get a foothold on the tempo of the game. Oadby Owls were definatley on top at this point and created some half chances which they failed to convert. In the 12th minute Leicester took the lead when Lauren won the ball from an Oadby goal kick, passed it out to Tamzin on the left wing who delivered the perfect cross for Lauren to slot the ball into the back of the net. Just 5 minutes later Molly’s long throw was flicked on by Lauren into the path of striker Jade who finished from close range to make it 2-0. The game remained very even and became a bit of a midfield battle with both teams struggling to create any clear cut chances. Oadby were strong in the tackle and very organised making it hard work for Leicester to play their normal passing game.
Half Time: Leicester City Ladies 2 Oadby Owls 0
Leicester City Ladies made some changes at half time and were looking to build on their first half performance. It didn’t go quite to plan for Leicester as Oadby Owls hit back with a well taken goal 10 minutes into the second half. Leicester then had goalkeeper Viv to thank when she made a string of brave saves to keep them in the game. At this point Leicester were all over the place and Oadby’s strength and determination was causing them problems all over the pitch. With 10 minutes to go Leicester were awarded a free kick just outside of the penalty area. Jade stepped up confidently and lifted the ball into the top corner to give the goalkeeper no chance, settling Leicester’s nerves with the goal of the season so far. This 3rd goal allowed Leicester some breathing space and they managed to see out the game without too many problems.
Full Time: Leicester City Ladies 3 Oadby Owls 1
Leicester City Ladies Squad: Viv, Megan, Eleni, Laura, Shania, Beth, Molly, Olivia, Chloe, Foxy, Tamzin, Lauren (1) and Jade (2)
This was a great win for Leicester City Ladies against a very strong, physical and well organised Oadby Owls team. A good test for the girls, who once again came up with the 3 points from a tough and evenly matched game. Well Done!!
Leicester Under 13’s face Castle Donington in the County Cup Semi Final next Sunday 18th November, 10.30am Kick off @ Babington Community College, Strasbourg Drive.
All support would be much appreciated.