Strong Second Half Secures Win


Leicester City Ladies Tigers twice came from behind to beat Barwell & Burbage United by five goals to two in the under 13s league.
The game started evenly with both sides having chances to take the lead, Rhea went close for Leicester City Ladies from the edge of the box seeing her shot saved for a corner. Beth in the Leicester City Ladies goal did well to turn a shot over the bar.
Ten minutes into the game Barwell & Burbage United opened the scoring after a goal mouth scramble following on from a corner.
Susie came on to make her d├ębut for Leicester City Ladies and quickly found her feet in defence.
Twenty minutes into the first half Leicester City Ladies levelled the match after a period of pressure, Rhea made an accurate pass to Laura who surged past the last defender and hit a powerful shot that the keeper did well to get a hand on but could not keep the ball out of the net.
Jade and Leah started to get the Leicester City Ladies midfield moving and created a series of chances for Lacy and Shannon but Barwell & Burbage battled back and grabbed the lead just before half time.
The second half started with Barwell & Burbage on the attack and Kim did well to cover across the back line and prevent another goal.
Leicester City Ladies came back in to the game and Shannon went close a couple of times before Rhea levelled the game with a shot from a very tight angle.
Two minutes later Leicester City Ladies grabbed the lead, Lacy battled hard in midfield to win the ball find Laura in space who released Rhea with a clear run at goal and an accurate finish.
Leicester City Ladies added another within a minute, Laura did well to carry the ball in to the box and as defenders, goalkeeper and striker converged on the ball saw the ball ricochet of her knee into the goal.
Susie continued to gain valuable match experience in the Leicester City Ladies defence with the support of Fran and Lauren.
Lacy chased every ball and made a series of thundering tackles to secure the ball for Leicester City Ladies in midfield, good football by Jade and Leah found Laura in space on the edge of the box and her shot from distance completed the scoring and her hat trick.
Barwell & Burbage United continued to look for a goal in the final minutes of the game but found Leicester City Ladies player of the match Sabine in fine form to prevent any further chances.

Team: Beth, Sabine, Lauren, Fran, Leah, Shannon, Rhea, Laura, Kim, Susie, Lacy and Jade

Player of the Match: Sabine