Tigers Gain Narrow Victory


Leicester City Ladies Tigers gained a narrow 3-2 victory over Leicester Fosse Colleens in the under 13s league.
Leicester City Ladies Tigers dominated the opening exchanges with Rhea firing just over the bar and Lacy shot just wide.
Laura for Leicester City Ladies was first denied by the Leicester Fosse Colleens goalkeeper and then found the side netting, before hitting the opening goal from distance after fifteen minutes.
The lead did not last very long Leicester Fosse Colleens were awarded a free kick on the edge of the penalty area which they scored from directly.
The match was level for only seven minutes. Kim, standing in goal again for Leicester City Ladies, knocked a short goal kick to Laura who played a long through ball for Shannon to chase and fire home.
Again Leicester Fosse Colleens came straight back and levelled the match within a minute of falling behind.
Leicester City Ladies Tigers made some changes at half time with Rhea taking over in goal.
Leicester Fosse Colleens started the second half on the attack and Kim, Fran and Lauren needed to be at their best to keep the ball away from the penalty area.
Ten minutes in to the second half Leicester City Ladies Tigers regained the lead, Jade threaded a lovely pass in to the path of Shannon who used her pace to beat the defenders and fire an unstoppable shot in to the corner of the net.
Sabine for Leicester City Ladies made a crucial tackle for moments after the goal to prevent Leicester Fosse Colleens gaining a quick equaliser.
The last quarter was a tight battle, Leicester City Ladies Tigers created the clearer chances but were unable to extent their lead.
Leicester City Ladies Tigers player of the match Leah, making only her second league start came closest with a suburb run past two defenders before sending her shot across the face of the goal and narrowly wide.
Team: Kim, Sabine, Lauren, Fran, Lacy, Jade, Rhea, Laura, Shannon and Leah