Development Victory


On a very wet and windy Sunday afternoon Leicester City Ladies Development Squad kicked off their first friendly of 2015 with a impressive performance and result to match.
The whole team, led by skipper Ash, had to defend early as the weather conditions meant for heavy pressure, however their resilience paid off in the 30th minute when a a quick break away laid the path for new girl Georgia to play a lovely weighted through ball for Khe to slot home from just inside the 18. Reedwoods came out strong and credit must go to goalkeeper Harriet who was sharp and lively on several occasions to sweep up as well as making 3 key saves to keep her side in the lead at the break.
Half Time 0-1
Leicester started the second half well, their high pressuring and energy to win the ball is what earned them a freekick in the 60th minute which Megan floated a wonderful goalward bound cross that Laura Foster helped on its way to make it 0-2. The home side refused to lay down and although Harriet made another string of 1 on 1 saves they soon found the net through a wonderful peice of individual skill as their striker produces a touch, turn and volley into the top corner. A comeback? Not likely thanks to some excellent 1 touch football between Dagmara, Kim and our under 15’s player Emily who all showed neat touches to put Emily Boyes through on goal to make it 3. Once again Reedswood clawed one back, this time weather conditions finally taking its toll as a deep freekick floats and then dips into the roof of the net. Leicester City Ladies held their own and saw out the remaining 10 minutes with no real problem, making it 1 win out of 1 in 2015.
Full Time 2-3
Goalscorers: Khe Oyebamiji (32), Laura Foster (64) , Emily Boyes (75)
Assists: Georgia, Megan, Emily (U15)
Leicester City Ladies Player of the Match:- Harriet Rowland