Solid Home Win


Leicester City Ladies were looking to build on the previous weeks opening day victory with a home game against AFC Barwell.
Both teams were cancelling each other out in the early stages, but as the half wore on Leicester City Ladies started to use the width of the pitch with Natasha on the left and Jenna on the right. Natasha unlucky not to open the scoring after meeting a cross from Jenna, her shot just clearing the crossbar. After more good work on the right from Jenna, Megan just could not get on the end of the cross into the penalty area. At the other end of the pitch the Leicester City Ladies defence stood firm and protected their goal with some strong defending and timely tackles.
Half Time Leicester City Ladies (2010) 0 AFC Barwell 0
Leicester City Ladies could not have wished for a better start to the second half as Olivia returned a goal kick straight back into the bottom right hand corner, 1-0 to Leicester. Within ten minutes of the restart Olivia had completed her hat trick, her second a cool low finish into the bottom left corner, to complete her hat trick she was first to a bouncing ball in the AFC Barwell area and headed over the keeper to make it 3-0. Leicester City Ladies went on to score a fourth through Megan with a calm low strike from inside the area. Not to be outdone by her sister Chloe then rounded off the scoring with a neat finish after picking the ball up outside the area and driving into the penalty box to score.
Full Time Leicester City Ladies (2010) 5 AFC Barwell 0
LCLFC Squad: Dannielle, Shmon Michelle, Isabelle, Emily, Natasha, Jenna, Megan, Chloe, Olivia, Becky and Holly.
Another good performance from the girls who defended strongly and took their chances in the second half. The girls should take confidence from the first two games into the rest of the season. The new players who have joined us are settling in to league football and as a squad the girls are adapting to the nine aside format.