Tigers back with Win after big Freeze


The kick off of Leicester City Ladies Tigers under 13s away league match against Cosby Girls was delayed to allow the sun to melt away the last of the overnight frost, but at last the match started ending the long break from football due to snow and frozen pitches.
Cosby United kicked off and immediately put pressure on the Leicester City Ladies goal Fran in particular making several crucial tackles.
Both sides showed signs of rustiness in the early exchanges but gradually the game picked up pace Rhea went close for Leicester City Ladies from their first attack and Kim looked solid at the back.
Leicester City Ladies managed a sustained period of attack with Shannon, Jade and Laura all going close to opening the scoring but found the Cosby United keeper in good form.
Cosby United counter attacked well and Beth on her return from injury did well to bravely save at the feet of the Cosby United striker.
Laura went close for Leicester City Ladies but her shot hit the side netting.
It was Cosby United who scored the opening goal of the match from a goal mouth scramble after a corner.
Before half time Leicester City Ladies created several good chances with Shannon, Lacy and Laura all going close but nearly conceded a second just before the whistle but Sabine did superbly to clear the danger.
Leicester City Ladies kicked off the second half with a few changes in position and the adjustment almost made an immediate difference when Kim was tripped in the penalty box following a fine run only for a goal kick to be awarded.
Leicester City Ladies mounted a sustained period of attack, Laura shot narrowly over the bar and Jade found the side netting after a powerful run from her own half.
Cosby United defence did well and enough counter attacks were launched to keep Lauren, Sabine and Fran in the Leicester City Ladies defence on their guard.
After ten minutes of the second half Leicester City Ladies Tigers pressure was rewarded with a goal, Kim collected a throw in on the edge of the box, made a good run to the edge of the box before spinning to fire a low left foot shot in to the back of the net.
Good work from Leah down the left created a half chance for Lacy to double Leicester City Ladies goal count but the Cosby United keeper made another good save.
The second goal finally came five minutes from time, Laura did well to quickly control a Cosby United clearance and shoot first time past the stranded keep to give Leicester City Ladies the lead.
Leicester City Ladies continued to attack and from a corner went close Kim created space in the box which enable Laura to latch on to an accurate ball from Rhea but the shot went straight in to the keepers arms, the move was repeated shortly afterwards with this time the shot being cleared off the line.
Well done to both teams for an entertaining match played competitively and physically with good spirit and smiles and handshakes at the end, look forward to the return game.

Leicester City Ladies Team: Beth, Lauren, Kim, Fran, Jade, Lacy, Rhea, Shannon, Laura, Leah and Sabine.

Parents Player of the Match: Jade