Diamonds Keep Unbeaten Run Going


Leicester City Ladies Diamonds kept their unbeaten run going with a 5-3 victory over Asfordby Amateurs which was their 9th win out of 10 League games. Diamonds with only 12 players fit played one of their best games of the season with a good footballing display. Against a well organised Asfordby side the Diamonds took control of the 1st half and deservedly went in front in the 18th minute with a lovely shot from Laura. They doubled their lead in the 26th minute when a superb corner by Molly was headed in by Lauren. The Diamonds were now knocking the ball around nicely and D’shayney made it 3-0 with a lovely curling shot that gave the keeper no chance. The defence of Eleni, Olivia D, Beth and Shania were snuffing out any Asfordby attacks and Jocelyn touched the ball for the first time a minute before half time such was the Diamonds dominance.
Half Time Leicester City Ladies Diamonds 3 Asfordby Amateurs 0
The 2nd half was a bit more of an even affair with Asfordby putting up a good fight and never giving up and they were looking a bit more lively up front. However after 50 minutes D’shayney made it 4-0 with a neat finish and Megan scored a superb 30 yarder after 57 minutes and the game seemed won. However Asfordby didn’t give up and with the Diamonds players and management already thinking the game was won the Diamonds got sloppy and the Asfordby striker took advantage of this a scored a 15 minute hat-trick to make the final score 5-3. This was a bit harsh on the Diamonds as they deserved a bigger victory but fair play must go to Asfordby who never gave up.
This game will be a lesson for the girls and management to keep their focus for the whole 80 minutes in future!
Full Time: Leicester City Ladies Diamonds 5 Asfordby Amateurs 3
Leicester City Ladies Diamonds:- Jocelyn, Eleni, Shania, Beth, Olivia D, Olivia C, Lauren x 1, Molly, Megan x 1, Jenna, Laura x 1 and D’Shayney x 2