Important Three Points


Leicester City Ladies under 12s faced Asfordby Amateurs this week in what turned out to be a competitive game against a much improved side.
Leicester City Ladies started well and took advantage of the big pitch, using the space well and stringing together some good passing moves. On five minutes striker Olivia made a great run down the right wing and provided a perfect cross for captain Lauren who finished from close range to give Leicester City Ladies a well deserved lead. Leicester City Ladies continued to push forward and created numerous good chances to increase their lead but the Asfordby Amateurs defence and goalkeeper stood firm with help from the cross bar and the post! The last five minutes of the 1st half saw Asfordby Amateurs come into the game more and they looked threatening going forward. Leicester City Ladies had goalkeeper Viv to thank as she made a save at the feet of the Asfordby Amateurs striker to preserve Leicester’s slim lead.
Half time: Asfordby 0 LCLFC 1
Once again Leicester City Ladies created chances on goal from the off in the second half and striker Jade must of thought it wasn’t to be her day as she uncharacteristically put two one on ones wide of the post. Asfordby Amateurs battled hard and looked lively going forward showing good skill on the ball and Leicester City Ladies had to stay on their toes.
Eventually seventeen minutes into the second half Lauren doubled Leicester City Ladies lead after good work from Jade. Leicester City Ladies then seemed to settle and Jade finally got herself a goal which was much deserved after a quality all round performance. Just as Leicester thought the game was up Asfordby Amateurs caught them napping and grabbed a goal back three minutes into injury time. After a further four minutes injury time and Asfordby Amateurs doubled their goal tally with another sloppy goal from Leicester City Ladies perspective.
Final score: Asfordby 2 LCLFC 3
Leicester City Ladies created enough chances in this game to win comfortably but as football goes they failed to convert these chances and the scoreline suggests a much closer game than it actually was. Credit to Asfordby Amateurs, an ever improving team who gave us another tough game.
Leicester City Ladies Squad: Viv, Megan, Shania, Molly, Chloe, Lauren (2), Laura, Foxy, Olivia and Jade (1)