Leicester Edge Top of the Table Battle


Unbeaten Leicester City Ladies faced an Oadby & Wigston United team who themselves had taken maximum points so far in what proved to be a very competitive game.
The game started very evenly and both teams found it hard to play their passing game on such a small pitch. Leicester City Ladies took an early lead after a good cross by Jade was spilt by the goalkeeper and Olivia was on hand to tap the ball home. This goal gave Leicester City Ladies some confidence and they began to string some passing moves together and looked dangerous going forward. The defence of Molly and Ciara were solid and easily cleared up any Oadby & Wigston United attacks. Leicester City Ladies doubled their lead soon after when Lauren slid a good pass into striker Jade who finished expertly. The game continued to be a midfield battle with both teams getting stuck in but neither really finding much space to play.
The second half was much the same as the first with not much to choose between the teams. Oadby & Wigston United started to come into the game more and goalkeeper Viv made some good saves to deny them a goal. Leicester City Ladies continued to look dangerous going forward and had a few chances to increase their lead, the best a cracking shot from Lauren which hit the bar. Leicester City Ladies did eventually get a third when Foxy struck a good shot to the near post that the keeper couldn’t keep hold of. Oadby & Wigston United pushed on in the last ten minutes but Leicester City Ladies saw out the game comfortably.
Full Time: Oadby & Wigston United 0 Leicester City Ladies 3
A very even contest between two good teams played in the right spirit by all. Well done Girls!!
Leicester City Ladies Squad: Viv, Molly, Ciara, Chloe, Laura, Megan, Lauren, Olivia(1), Jade(1) and Foxy (1)