Leicester Lose Out by Odd Goal


After the previous weeks game between Leicester City Ladies and Rugby Town both teams expected goals and another five were scored in this match and it could have been more.
The fist half started well for Leicester City Ladies with Jenna, Natasha & Shelby combining well up front. It wasn’t long before Leicester City Ladies took the lead as Jenna crossed from the right and Shelby got the chance to put the ball in the net.
With Jodie, Beth and Keely defending well for Leicester City Ladies the girls pushed forward in search of a second goal, but despite creating numerous chances a second goal would not come.

Half Time Rugby Town 0 – Leicester City Ladies 1

The second half started with Rugby Town pushing for an equaliser and they got it soon after the restart.
Rugby Town continued to put the Leicester City Ladies defence under a lot of pressure and they scored a second goal to go 2-1 up.
Leicester City Ladies then started to push forward with Eleni and Beth breaking up the Rugby Town attacks and feeding the wide players. Natasha broke down the left for Leicester City Ladies evading a couple of tackles before crossing to Olivia who scored from just inside the penalty area to level the match.
Both teams went in search of a winner. Leicester City Ladies attacked down the right with Emily beating two players before being crowded out as she was about to shoot. Rugby Town then broke quickly and a cross into the box found its way into the net.
With time running out Leicester City Ladies went on the attack and created some good chances but saw their efforts clear the bar and go wide of the goal.

Final score Rugby Town 3 – Leicester City Ladies 2

Another good performance from this new Leicester City Ladies team, who are still learning to play as a team.

Leicester City Ladies squad: Megan, Eleni, Keely, Natasha, Jodie, Emily, Olivia (1), Jenna, Beth and Shelby (1)

Leicester City Ladies Player of the match: Jenna improving with every game.