Crucial Win


The big games continued to come thick and fast for Leicester City Ladies Under 13s as they entertained Oadby & Wigston Rovers, who have only dropped 3 points so far.
Both teams started the game at a high tempo but the wet and windy conditions meant that the game was very scrappy. Oadby & Wigston Rovers were well organised and very competitive in all areas of the pitch and there was very little to choose between the teams. Leicester City Ladies were working hard all over the pitch with Tamzin once again playing the holding midfield role brilliantly, working tirelessly to gain possession. Leicester City Ladies looked good going forward but could not quite find the killer pass. Oadby & Wigston Rovers also created chances and a mix up in the Leicester City Ladies defence gifted them a chance and only the post kept Leicester on level terms.
Half Time: Leicester City Ladies 0 Oadby & Wigston Rovers 0
Leicester City Ladies started the second half very brightly and created chances from the off. Striker Jade was thwarted on a few occasions by some good saves from the Oadby & Wigston Rovers goalie. Leicester City Ladies were playing much better football now with Lauren finding space in the middle of the pitch to pick out her passes. Leicester City Ladies could not make their pressure count though and with fifteen minutes to go they had goalkeeper Viv to thank once again when she made a great save to deny Oadby & Wigston Rovers. The game had 0-0 written all over it but Leicester City Ladies had other ideas. With just five minutes to go Jade gave them the lead after good work from Lauren. This goal was hard to take for Oadby & Wigston Rovers, who had worked so hard throughout the game to keep Leicester City Ladies at bay. Leicester City Ladies capitalised on this and Jade scored an amazing individual goal two minutes later, showing her determination as well as her talent and skill. With just one minute remaining Leicester City Ladies scored their third of the game when Olivia finished confidently for a well deserved goal.
Final Score: Leicester City Ladies 3 Oadby & Wigston Rovers 0
This is a great result for Leicester City Ladies and it sees them cement their place at the top of the league. The pleasing thing was that Leicester City Ladies kept going until the end and got their rewards with three late goals. Credit to Oadby & Wigston Rovers who made this a very even and competitive game, played in the right spirit by both sets of players.
Leicester City Ladies Squad: Viv, Megan, Eleni, Shania, Beth, Laura, Chloe, Molly, Lauren, Jade (2), Olivia (1) and Tamzin