Diamonds Held In Tough Game


Leicester City Ladies Diamonds suffered a setback in their title race challenge when they were held to a 1-1 draw against a well organised and committed Bedworth Gems who deservedly shared the spoils. The match was a very even contest throughout and from the off the Diamonds knew they were in for a tough game. The Gems were very organised and gave the Diamonds no room to play and it was always heading for a low scoring tight game. After a superb Shania shot was pushed round the post for a corner by a superb save from the keeper the Diamonds took the lead. Olivia D put a pinpoint corner into the box for Lauren to powerfully head home to put the Diamonds 1 up. After this the Diamonds had a few half chances that were either missed or saved by the keeper. However the Gems also had their chances and their lone striker was always a threat and Jocelyn had to be at her best to save a few dangerous efforts. The Gems equalised with a long range shot that managed to be too high to be pushed over the bar and the Diamonds knew they were in for a game. Just before half time a slick passing move by the Diamonds sent Lauren racing in but her shot was again superbly saved by the keeper so the teams went in at half time level.
Half Time Bedworth Gems 1 Leicester City Ladies Diamonds 1
The 2nd half again proved to be a even contest although the Diamonds got stronger towards the end of the half. The Diamonds had very few clear cut chances and the ones they did have were dealt with by the defence or keeper. With ten minutes to go it looked as if the Diamonds would at last snatch it when a mazy run by Lauren saw her beat four players but her powerful shot went wide and with it the victory that the Diamonds needed was gone.
This was a good game of football that was played in the right spirit by the both sets of girls and credit must go to Bedworth Gems who gave it their all and were a tough nut to crack.
Full Time Bedworth Gems 1 Leicester City Ladies Diamonds 1
Leicester City Ladies Diamonds:- Jocelyn, Eleni, Shania, Beth, Chloe, Olivia C, Lauren x 1, Megan, Olivia D, Jenna, D’shayney, Molly and Laura.