Penalty Heartbreak


Leicester City Ladies 2010 went into this game on the back of a good win the previous week, but were slow to get going with Oadby Owls starting the game much better.
In a lacklustre first half Leicester City Ladies were riding their luck as Oadby Owls were denied the lead by hitting the frame of the goal twice.
Half Time Oadby Owls 0 Leicester City Ladies 2010 0
Leicester Ladies made a couple of changes at half time and came out for the second half looking to get the opening goal.
Leicester City Ladies were looking stronger defensively with D’shayney and Michelle breaking up most of Oadby Owls attacks.
Leicester City Ladies went forward down the left with the ball being switched to Jenna, just inside the penalty area , on the right. Jenna shot across the keeper to find the bottom left corner of the net to give Leicester City Ladies the lead.
Leicester City Ladies were now playing much better and went forward to try and get a second goal. Dannielle denied by a good save by the Oadby Owls goalkeeper. With the game opening up Leicester City Ladies were nearly caught out as Oadby Owls hit the woodwork for a third time, with a shot from distance.
Leicester City Ladies had chances to increase their lead as they broke clear of Oadby Owls defence but shot wide and were denied by an in form goalkeeper.
With only a few minutes left the ball was played into the Leicester penalty area, where an Oadby Owls player was first to react after a defensive mix up and scored from close range.
Full Time Oadby Owls 1 Leicester City Ladies 2010 1
With the game now into extra time both sides went forward in search of a winner. But neither side were able to add to the scoring, so this quarter final was to be decided from the penalty spot.
Oadby Owls went on to win the penalty shoot out 3-1.
Leicester City Ladies 2010 squad: Lucy, D’shayney, Chloe, Emily, Ella, Holly, Michelle, Jenna, Olivia, Megan, Dannielle and Isabelle.
A great advert for girls football, a very close game between two evenly matched teams who have both improved so much since last season.
From Leicester City Ladies 2010’s perspective a much improved second half, a very disappointing way to concede the equaliser so late in the game.
Leicester City Ladies 2010 now look forward to their next league game in 3 weeks.