Second half fightback secures a point


Leicester City Ladies started the game brightly with striker Jodie White getting in behind the defence and putting a couple of good crosses into the danger area early on. Wolves Ladies began to come more into the game and their passing and movement off the ball started to trouble Leicester City Ladies. It wasn’t long before Wolves Ladies took the lead with a well taken goal. Leicester City Ladies were struggling to put any moves together and were giving the ball away all over the pitch. Wolves Ladies doubled their advantage before half time when a Leicester City Ladies counter attack broke down high up the pitch, a long ball put the Wolves Ladies striker through on goal and she made no mistake.

Half Time – Leicester City Ladies 0 Wolves Ladies 2

Leicester City Ladies came out fighting in the second half and were determined to get something out of the game. Half way through the second half Sarah Marshall replaced Claire Stephens up front and Ashleigh Bingham replaced Molly Waldron at right midfield. The change of personnel seemed to perk Leicester up and a good move down the right hand side involving Ashleigh Bingham and Sarah Marshall resulting in the later crossing for Lindsey Tugby to open the scoring for Leicester City Ladies.
The goal gave Leicester City Ladies the confidence to push forward more and the game became very open with both teams creating chances.
Leicester City Ladies were awarded a free kick just inside the penalty area in the dying moments of the game and Erica Preston made sure Leicester City Ladies went away with a point drilling the ball into the bottom right hand corner of the net.

Full Time – Leicester City Ladies 2 Wolves Ladies 2

Team: G.Ball, L.Quinn, H.Fyfe, K.Walton, B.Poppleton, L.Tugby, E.Preston, A.Rudkin, M.Waldron, J.White, C.Stephens. Subs: S.Marshall, J.Sugarman, A.Bingham.