First League Win of Season for Tigers


After two defeats followed by two draws Leicester City Ladies Tigers picked up their first victory of the season in the under 14s league in an entertaining match with Marlborough Rovers.
Rhea opened the scoring for Leicester City Ladies after four minutes when she hooked the ball towards the goal, the ball bounced over the arms of the keeper into the goal.
Leicester City Ladies almost doubled the lead following good work from Beth in midfield to win back the ball and release Laura on goal but the final shot went narrowly wide.
Rhea and Shannon linked up well but again the final shot went wide.
Leicester City Ladies continued to create chances and the solid defence of Fran, Sabine, Susie, Lauren and Kim were working well together.
Rhea went close again for Leicester City Ladies and Shannon saw a fine effort well saved.
On the half hour Marlborough Rovers levelled which triggered to a sustained period of Leicester City Ladies pressure, Laura had a shot saved, Jade shot wide after being put through by Leah, before Rhea finally got her second goal with an excellent accurate shot two minutes before half time.
The game in the second half was much more even not many chances for either side, Beth pulled off a top quality save early in the half to deny Marlborough Rovers a second equaliser. Shannon, Laura, Louise and Jade all went close for Leicester City Ladies and the defence continued to perform well.
Congratulations to both sides for an entertaining match played hard but fairly.
Leicester City Ladies player of the match trophy was awarded to Lauren for her excellent personal performance.
Leicester City Ladies Team: Beth, Susie, Sabine, Fran, Lauren, Beth, Jade, Laura, Leah, Shannon, Rhea, Kim and Louise.