League Cup Victory


Leicester City Ladies faced Rugby Town in the Quarter Final of the under 12s League Cup and came away with a win in awful conditions.
Leicester City Ladies started the game brightly and created chances from the start, with both Jade and Lauren unlucky not to score. Leicester City Ladies did take the lead after 10 mins when Foxy finished well. Lauren soon made it 2-0 after a good cross from Jade. Leicester City Ladies were in control at this point and a looping shot from Lauren was fumbled by the Rugby goalkeeper and Laura was on hand to finish and make it 3-0. Leicester City Ladies took their foot off the pedal and Rugby Town started to come into the game, playing some nice football and causing Leicester problems. Rugby Town did get a goal back after some poor marking from Leicester. Just before half time Captain Lauren scored a fantastic individual goal to take Leicester’s lead back to 3 goals.
Half Time: Rugby 1 LCLFC 4
With the rain still pouring down the second half started with Rugby Town on the front foot and Leicester City Ladies struggling to string any passes together. Rugby Town pressured Leicester City Ladies and deservedly got their second goal of the game after a mix up in defence. Only minutes later Rugby Town scored again with Leicester all over the place to make it 3-4. Rugby definatley had Leicester on the rocks but Leicester City Ladies showed some character and class to put together a fantastic passing move and when the goalie saved the first shot, Foxy was in the right place to extend Leicester’s lead once again. This goal spurred Leicester on and soon after another good passing move saw Jade through on goal and she made no mistake, striking the ball into the bottom corner.
Final Score: Rugby 3 LCLFC 6
Credit should go to the girls from both teams who put on a fantastic game in bitterly cold and wet conditions. In the end Leicester City Ladies just edged the game but Rugby played their part in making it a game to remember. Well done Girls!
Leicester City Ladies Squad: Viv, Shania, Megan, Ciara, Molly, Olivia, Laura (1), Jade (1), Chloe, Lauren (2) and Foxy (2)