Tigers in entertaining draw


The new look Leicester City Ladies Tigers continued their development with a draw in a tough entertaining match against Stretton Swifts.
The game started evenly but lacking a serious shots on goal at either end, Mica was strong at the back for Leicester City Ladies Tigers and Beth came out well to collect a dangerous through ball.
Seven minutes in to the game Stretton Swifts opened the scoring after a period of pressure on Leicester City Ladies goal.
From the kick off Leicester City Ladies Tigers equalised, Laura did well to stay on her feet going through several miss timed tackles to fire a low shot in to the goal.
Leicester City Ladies went in to the lead after twelve minutes when Lacy fired an accurate pass through to Rhea on the edge of the box, who turned and placed an accurate shot in to the corner of the net, Lacy was forced to leave the pitch with a leg injury resulting from being tackled after delivering the crucial pass.
After twenty one minutes Stretton Swifts levelled the match with a well place header from a corner.
Just before half time Kim made an excellent run through the Stretton Swifts defence only to have her heals clipped, the resulting free kick hit a Stretton Swift hand in the defensive wall and the danger was cleared.
Half time 2-2.
Both sides defences were on top in the second half, parents player of the match Fran put in a suburb performance covering the full width of the pitch at the back.
Leicester City Ladies switched players around into different positions looking for an opening, Lauren did well working hard in a new midfield role and Shannon was full of running and at the centre of some excellent passing moves.
Midway through the second half Leicester City Ladies thought that they had a won a penalty when a Stretton Swifts defender controlled the ball in the box using her hand but nothing was given.
Both sides pushed hard for a winner but neither could find a way through the oppositions excellent defences and the final whistle went ending the match an entertaining 2-2 draw.

Team: Beth, Mica, Fran, Lacy, Laura, Rhea, Kim, Shannon and Lauren.
Tigers Parents Player of the Match: Fran