Diamonds Win Tight Game


Leicester City Ladies Diamonds U15’s kept their unbeaten run going in a pulsating and hard fought 2-1 victory against a very good Oadby Owls team.
The first half was a very even affair and with the Diamonds’ defence of Eleni, Olivia D, Lucy and Beth in fine form Oadby Owls usually “goal mad” attackers were kept at bay and apart from one effort that hit the post they gave them no space to work in. Shania also did a superb “man marking” job on Oadby Owl’s most threatening player. The Diamonds also had a few decent attacks in the first half but were thwarted by some good defensive and goalkeeping work. With the half looking to be heading to a 0-0 stalemate the Diamonds showed the bit of quality that is needed in these tight games and a superb curling shot by Lauren found the far corner with the goalkeeper having no chance and a 1-0 half time lead was secured.
Half Time Oadby Owls 0 Leicester City Ladies Diamonds 1
The second half was an equally tight battling affair with both teams in good form but struggling to get through the well marshalled defences. With the Diamond’s defence standing strong it was a surprise when Oadby Owls equalised but it took a goal of quality to beat the stand in keeper Molly who up to then had handled everything that had been thrown at her with ease but she could do nothing about the equaliser. The game looked to be heading for a 1-1 draw but with ten minutes to go a nice pass by Megan let in Lauren who rounded the keeper to slot home and give the Diamonds a superb 2-1 victory that was very important with the way the League stands. The match was a superb display of girls football and the effort put in by both sides was outstanding. Once again the Diamonds girls must be commended for their never say die attitude and they gained points for the fourth time this season in the last 10 minutes of a game because they never give in. Well done girls !
Full Time Oadby Owls 1 Leicester City Ladies Diamonds 2
Leicester City Ladies Diamonds:- Molly, Eleni, Olivia D, Beth, Lucy, Olivia C, Lauren x 2, Shania, Megan, Jenna, D’shayney, Laura and Chloe.