Vital Away Win


Leicester City Ladies sealed a vital away win at struggling Northampton Town by two goals to one.
On an awful playing surface with a strong swirling wind the game was bought into disrepute with three red cards and five yellows.
Concentrating on the football… Northampton Town battled from the start and made the early running, with playing conditions tricky both teams found if hard to move the ball well but is was the Cobblers who took the lead through a penalty just before the break.
Leicester City Ladies replied instantly as a great deliver from Kilby finally found Walton who finished well.
In the second half the game became less of a football match with cards and incidents all over the park. From a red card decision a Leicester City Ladies free kick from Kilby looped all the way in. With a player less Leicester City Ladies battled to hold on to their lead and with it go second in the league and into the play off spot.
Leicester City Ladies goalkeeper Cat once again proved herself to be the best in the league as she pulled of a superb save late on.
Leicester City Ladies have reach their highest position of the season and the clubs highest position for many years. Although the underdogs Leicester City Ladies are not going away from this promotion chase very easy.
Overall the game will sadly be remembered for incident rather than football, but looking beyond that a lot of Leicester City Ladies players although not all covered themselves in glory by their attitude and desire to win and do well for the club.
Leicester City Ladies Player of the match – Emily Hanrahan
However two big mentions to Waldron and Kilby who also hit top form.