First team take all three points in must win game


Leicester City Ladies FC v Loughborough Foxes FC

Leicester City Ladies started the game brilliantly and found themselves 2-0 up after only 15 minutes.
Firstly on 3 minutes a great knock into the box by ‘Sugs’ was met by ‘Marshy’ who looped the ball over the stranded Loughborough Foxes goalkeeper.
The second goal came on 12 minutes when a cross-field ball from Jodie White was met by Lindsey Tugby who showed great pace and then finished brilliantly giving the keeper no chance.
Loughborough Foxes upped their game and began to gain more possession, looking dangerous when going forward.
They pulled a goal back on 20 minutes when Leicester City Ladies gave the ball away in midfield, leaving Loughborough Foxes with a break, which they took full advantage off, despite the efforts of Leicester goalkeeper Lucy Clarke.
Loughborough Foxes were level on 32 minutes when a hopeful ball through caught the Leicester City Ladies defence napping and the right-winger finished into the top corner from the edge of the box.
Loughborough Foxes now had the upper hand and had chances to go into half time with the lead.

Half Time 2-2

Leicester City Ladies started the second half slowly and gave Loughborough Foxes far too much possession.
Leicester City Ladies were unlucky not to take the lead when a great strike from the edge of the box from Jodie White hit the outside of the post.
Leicester City Ladies were again guilty of giving possession away on the halfway line allowing Loughborough Foxes to break down the right hand side, a shot across goal was saved by Lucy Clarke but the rebound was an easy tap in for the Loughborough Foxes striker to give her team the lead on 70 minutes.
Leicester City Ladies Jodie White came up with the equaliser on 75 minutes with an unstoppable 30-yard strike.
Leicester City Ladies began to push forward believing the game was there to be won. 5 minutes later good work from Lindsey Tugby on the left hand side ended in a free kick to Leicester City Ladies on the edge of the box. Erica Preston stepped up with confidence and gave Leicester City Ladies the lead with a superb strike into the top corner.
The game was far from won with Loughborough Foxes always looking dangerous on the break.
As the final whistle approached Leicester City Ladies began to keep possession well and push forward for another goal which came on 85 minutes when substitute Molly Waldron delivered a fantastic cross into the box which was expertly headed home by striker Jodie White.

Full Time 5-3

Leicester City Ladies Team: L.Clarke, C.Stephens, K.Walton, H.Fyfe, A.Bingham, A.Rudkin, E.Preston, L.Tugby, J.White, S.Marshall, J.Sugarman
Subs:, M.Waldron, T.Stephens, A.Evans, L.Quin