Diamonds Snatch a Draw Against Owls


020Top of the table Leicester City Ladies Diamonds snatched a last minute 3-3 draw against 2nd in the table Oadby Owls to keep their unbeaten record intact although Oadby Owls would feel aggrieved as they were the better side on the day.
With Leicester missing Tiarna, one of their most influential players through injury and another influential player Lucy going off injured after 15 mins it was always going to be a tough game against a very skilful and strong Oadby Owls side who had been scoring for fun this season. Both sides had a joint picture for the football remembers campaign before the game and both sets of players were committed and gave their all in a battling game. Unlike in our previous game the opposition side were prepared to both use skilful football and battling qualities against us and it was our hardest game of the season so far. Oadby Owls deservedly took the lead midway through the 1st half with a good finish. Against the run of play Leicester equalised through Laura who blasted a shot into the net. However it wasn’t long before Oadby regained the lead and it stayed 2-1 until Half Time. Half Time Leicester City Ladies Diamonds 1 Oadby Owls 2
The 2nd half started similarly to the 1st half and Oadby were again in control. They scored again to make it 3-1 and to be honest there only looked one winner. However one thing about our girls is they never give up. Changing to a 3-4-3 formation they got back into the game when Lauren slotted the ball away nicely and all of a sudden Oadby Owls were on the back foot at last ! Leicester continued to press forward in the last 10 mins and were let off the hook when the Oadby Owls striker missed a good opportunity to win the game. This galvanised Leicester into a final push and with a minute to go a superb corner by Olivia D found Lauren in the box and she did an overhead kick that was going in until an Oadby Owls defender tipped it round the post and a penalty was awarded. Molly kept her nerve and scored to make it 3-3 and an unlikely point was gained.
Credit must go to both sets of players for a honest and battling display and also to the referee who was superb.
Full Time Leicester City Ladies Diamonds 3 Oadby Owls 3.
Leicester City Ladies Diamonds:- Jocelyn, Eleni, Shania, Beth, Olivia D, Olivia C, Lauren x 1, Lucy, Molly x 1, D’shayney, Jenna, Laura x 1, Chloe, Megan