Lions Win Derby Game

In a hard fought local derby the Leicester City Ladies Lions went 2-0 up in the first twenty minutes thanks to “Minty” who scored both, the first from a goal mouth scramble and the second with a fine solo run.
Going two goals behind kicked Leicester City Ladies Tigers into life and they were able to control the game and put pressure on Lions goal only to be hit again when Chloe made the game safe with a third goal just before half time.
Leicester City Ladies Tigers came out all guns blazing in the second half and Kim reduced the deficit with a fine goal capitalising on confusion in the Lions defence to nip between defender and goalkeeper to steal the ball and slot home into the empty net.
The game continued to flow entertainingly from end to end with both goalkeepers being busy with Sadie in the Lions goal making several saves and the Tigers Beth putting in a fine goalkeeping display including a top class penalty save.
Leicester City Lions added goal number four after Jamie prodded the ball home after a scramble in the box to seal the points for the Lions who keep their unbeaten record in the league.
Tigers: Beth, Lauren, Kim, Fran, Shannon, Jade, Lacy, Louise and Sabine.
Joint Tigers players of the match: Beth and Kim.

Under 16s Win Top of Table Clash

Leicester City Ladies under 16s started the top of the table clash with Stretton Swifts in confident fashion and enjoyed plenty of possession.
The first half finished at 0-0 with both teams playing their part in what was a very competitive and skilful game.
The second half resumed and Leicester City Ladies picked up the tempo and created plenty of chances and eventually scored through Bailey getting on the end of a Boyes corner.
The game then opened up with Stretton Swifts playing their part in trying to get the equaliser.
Laura the Leicester City Ladies goalkeeper made two excellent saves but the strikers missed five clear chances to increase the lead which made it an intense last ten minutes.
Leicester City Ladies delighted manager Roger Holt commented after the game “Congratulations to both sets of players in what was a credit to the girls football game. To be honest in my opinion I thought Leicester were worthy of the victory. Well done girls, I’m proud of you all.”

Second Half Rally

Leicester City Ladies 3 Leafield Athlitic 1
Leicester City Ladies got back to winning ways at home against Leafield Athletic. however they made it very hard for themselves after producing a drab first half display.
Leicester City Ladies were a goal down at the break, Leafield Athletic dominated the entire half but it has to said that Leicester City Ladies made it very easy for them and gifted them the lead.
Leafield Athletic were first to every ball and knocked it around with some ease and the only positive was that Leicester City Ladies were only one down at the interval.
For the second half Leicester City Ladies finally showed up and rallied together with great team spirit and willingness to improve, it paid off immediately as from a set piece Kim Walton flicked on to Erica Preston who netted at the back post to level the scores.
Leicester City Ladies played at an excellent tempo and Leafield Athletic could not cope and soon conceded another goal, Kim Walton created confusion in the box the ball found its way into the bottom corner with a combined effort of a defender and Gemma Ball.
The goal gave Leicester City Ladies greater confidence and they started to play some good football.
Kim Walton secured the points through her own initiative when she chased down the Leafield goalkeeper, forced a mistake and slotted the ball home to give Leicester City Ladies a two goal buffer.
There were more chances for both sides in the latter stages but it was Leicester City Ladies second half performance of real quality that saved the day.
Overall a fantastic three points and a second half performance to be proud of and the improvement is there for all to see. The last 45 minutes were not only one of pride, fight and togetherness but real quality and in the end the best team won after a first half to forget.
Player of the match – Jenny Sugarman

Great fight back

The game started with Leicester City Ladies under 16s well in control for the first fifteen minutes, then with their first attack of the game Hinckley United were awarded a penalty for handball which was scored to give them a 1-0 lead.
Going a goal down clearly shocked the Leicester City Ladies and Hinckley United enjoyed a ten minute spell and were unlucky not to double their lead when they hit the bar.
Leicester City Ladies regained control and finished the last ten minutes of the first half very strongly and scored a deserved equaliser through Sophie.
From the restart Leicester City Ladies gained control and scored direct from a corner through Emily.
Fifteen minutes into the second half Amy suffered a bad injury to her knee ligaments and the game was suspended for an hour as she needed to be taken away by ambulance.
After the restart Leicester City Ladies scored again from a direct corner by Emily to secure a very good 3-1 victory.
Best wishes and our thoughts go to Amy from both sets of players and officials, we wish her a speedy and full recovery.

Sporting Club Albion 4 Leicester City Ladies 0

Many looking at this result against a quality Sporting Club Albion side would think it would be a simple game for the home team against one of last years struggler’s, however that does not tell the story of the game and three goals in the last 6 minutes made the score line look very unfair on the away team.
Sporting Club Albion took the lead on the half hour mark through a penalty kick and at half time Leicester City Ladies were pleased with a solid display.
Second half Leicester City Ladies were far the better side, good organisation was stifling Sporting Club Albion’s usual attacking flow and it was Leicester City Ladies who looked more likely to score the next goal and go on to win the match.
Walton, Ball, Scott, Fyffe and Preston all had good chances for Leicester City Ladies as the home teams goal lived a charmed life.
Leicester City Ladies were hit on the break however with six minutes to play when they gave the ball away on the edge of the Sporting Club Albion box and were punished with a counter attacking move.
Sporting Club Albion hit two more quick fire goals before full time which gave the score line an unfair look and one nobody in the Leicester City Ladies team could believe.
Overall Leicester City Ladies can be proud of their display against this years favourites for the division and can feel extremely unlucky to take a 4-0 defeat.
Player of the match – Kim Walton

Fantastic Performance

Leicester City Ladies gave a fantastic performance to beat Asfordby Amateurs 5-0 to earn their second league win of the season in the under 11s section.
Leicester City Ladies started the game brightly, playing some good football and creating some good scoring chances. Lauren put in some great crosses which just lacked the finishing touch.
Leicester City Ladies did eventually take the lead halfway through the first half with a well worked move finished by Lauren.
Leicester City Ladies started the second half well and dominated the play with lots of great passing and good defending when it was needed, the girls managed to add four more goals to their tally, Lauren getting her second of the game, Foxy with two great finishes and Chloe finished it off with her 3rd goal of the season.
After the match delighted Leicester City Ladies under 11s manager Annie Rudkin said “A great all round performance from the whole squad, much improved from previous weeks…Well Done Girls!”
Player of the Match – Shania – Defended confidently all game and was brilliant at bringing the ball out of defence.
Team – Viv, Shania, Megan, Laura, Lauren (2), Emily, Isabelle, Molly, Chloe (1), Maisie, Foxy (2)

County Cup Second Round

Leicester City Ladies edged their way into the quarter finals of the County Cup with a nervy display against local side Shepshed Dynamo.
Molly Waldron opened the scoring for Leicester City Ladies with a fine chip over the Shepshed Dynamo goalkeeper.
Sarah Marshall soon made it two for Leicester City Ladies with a near post finish.
In the second half Shepshed Dynamo probably edged the game and earned a well deserved goal on the hour mark.
Leicester City Ladies had the majority of the chances in the game but could not convert any.
It was not the best performance from Leicester City Ladies but enough to booked their quarter final place and of course cups are all about getting through.
Player of the match- Molly Waldron

First team beat the leaders

Leicester City Ladies bounced back from the weekends disappointment in great style beating current league leaders Loughborough Students.
With five wins, one draw and a League Cup win to their name Loughborough Students were sure to be full of confidence but although there was some scares Leicester City Ladies dealt the league leaders their first reality check in their new division.
Leicester City Ladies took the lead on 20 minutes when a fine solo run down the right from Jodie White was capped off with a low drive across the keeper into the bottom corner.
Gemma Ball made it two with a very similar goal driving low across the keeper to make it 0-2.
Loughborough Students scored a fluke goal from an odd refereeing decisions to get them back into the game, when a long ball looped high into the net.
Leicester City Ladies regained their two goal advantage when Kim Walton had a shot deflected into the bottom corner of the goal to leave the score 3-1 up at the break.
The second half was hard work for Leicester City Ladies, Loughborough Students pulled it back to 2-3 and deservedly so as Leicester City Ladies were guilty of starting the second half slowly.
Sarah Marshall regained the two goal lead for Leicester City Ladies from the penalty spot, but again the game changed and Loughborough Students hit their third goal to make the last ten minutes a battle.
It was Leicester City Ladies who won that battle however and gained a vital three points, not the prettiest at times but the will to win from the away side was immense.
Player of the match- Helen Rudkin

Sue Foulkes

PROFESSION: Teacher

WHERE ARE YOU FROM: Leicester

HOW LONG YOU BEEN AT THE CLUB: 30 years

WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT THE CLUB: Whole ethos positive, friendly and honest.

WHAT IS YOUR DREAM: See club in Premier National League.

WHAT IS YOUR BEST MOMENT IN FOOTBALL: Playing at Wembley.

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO PLAYERS: Enjoy every minute of it and don’t retire too soon.

Mistakes cost First Team

Leicester City Ladies First Team were back at Aylestone Park after a weeks break and a spirited performance with seven squad players unavailable was pleasing to see, however Leicester City Ladies came away on the wrong end of a 2-3 result against Radcliffe Olympic.
Leicester City Ladies started the brighter but gave away the lead with mistakes across the 18 yard box leading to the visitors opener.
Leicester City Ladies fought hard to get level and on 25 minutes they were through a fine goal from Marshall.
Unfortunately mistakes gave the visitors another lead as a series of efforts lead to the ball going in off a Leicester City Ladies player into the roof of the net.
Leicester City Ladies needed half time and the interval seemed to give them back some fight , it was short lived however as Radcliffe Olympic netted from a corner on the hour mark.
The last half hour was all Leicester City Ladies, Kim Walton pulled back a goal with a great finish over the advancing goalkeeper and after numerous chances to level the game it just was not going to be Leicesters day.
By far Leicester City Ladies were the better side and a superb performance gives promise for the games to come. Radcliffe Olympic knew they were lucky to get anything let alone a win but that is football and Leicester City Ladies move on to the next game knowing performances like that will get points more often than not.
Player of the Match- Kim Walton

A Game of Two Halves

Leicester City Ladies under 11s started the game brilliantly and played some of their best football so far this season which saw them go in at half time with a healthy three goal lead thanks to two goals from Lauren and one from Foxy.
Leicester City Ladies knew the game wasn’t over and that Oadby and Wigston would come back strongly and that they did!!
Leicester City Ladies lost concentration in the second half and before long Oadby and Wigston had pulled the game back to 3-2. From then on it was end to end stuff. Leicester City Ladies grabbed the next goal with a great strike from Foxy to make it 4-2 and could have increased their lead further with numerous other chances. But Oadby and Wigston were not going to give this game up and scored their 3rd goal of the day with just 5 minutes remaining. Oadby and Wigston eventually completed a fantastic comeback with an equaliser in the last few minutes of the game. Final Score 4-4!!
Leicester City Ladies were very diassapointed not to have won the game but i’m sure the girls will learn from their mistakes and move forward in their next game.
This was a great game and a great advert for the league and for girls football. Credit must go to both teams, Well done girls!

Player of the Match – Ella – 2 great goals and endless running throughout the game.

Leicester City Ladies Squad: Vivienne, Megan, Eleni, Shania, Emily, Izzy, Chloe, Maisie, Lauren (2), Foxy (2), Beth

Tigers 3 Barwell & Burbage United 1

Leicester City Ladies Tigers started brightly in their under 13s League game at home to Barwell & Burbage United with Shannon seeing two chances narrowly going wide inside the first five minutes.
The defence of Fran, Kim and Lauren for Leicester City Ladies worked well together to turn away the Barwell and Burbage United attacks.
Leicester City Ladies opened the scoring after thirteen minutes when Eva launched a long free kick in to the Barwell and Burbage United half, the ball was well chased by Lacy who crossed to the back post for Jade to fire home.
Beth in the Leicester City Ladies goal raced from her area to clear a dangerous Barwell & Burbage United break.
Both defences were on top in the period leading up to half time, Sabine now on in the Leicester City Ladies defence in particular never gave attackers time to get in a shot.
Five minutes after half time Barwell & Burbage United were on level terms, a scramble in the Leicester City Ladies box resulted in a clearance ricocheting off a defenders leg in to the back of the net.
Leicester City Ladies regained the lead five minutes later when a cross from the left hand side was handled in the box and Eva hammered the resulting penalty low to the keepers left.
Fran returned to the pitch for Leicester City Ladies after picking up a nasty nose bleed and put in another solid performance.
Leicester City Ladies now enjoyed their best spell of the game playing some good passing football but either failing to hit the target with the final shot or being denied by the Barwell & Burbage United keeper.
Shannon put in a trademark hard running performance for Leicester City Ladies, chasing every ball and tackling hard.
Leicester City Ladies Sabine, growing in confidence as the game went on, launched a fine attack by releasing Rhea in to space who in turn found Louise who fired a cross for Jade to turn her shot narrowly wide.
Kim lead the Leicester City Ladies defence well, Lauren found Louise in space who created a great chance for Lacy, but the shot went wide.
Lacy was rewarded for her hard work with a goal, converting what was her most difficult chance after being found on the edge of the box by Rhea.
Barwell and Burbage United almost pulled a goal back before the end, but were denied by Beth diving bravely at the feet of the advancing attacker.
Jade picked up the trophy for player of the match for another high energy performance.

Leicester City Ladies Tigers Team: Beth, Lauren, Kim, Fran, Jade, Eva, Lacy, Shannon, Rhea, Sabine and Louise.

Tigers 3 Barwell & Burbage United 1

Leicester City Ladies Tigers started brightly in their under 13s League game at home to Barwell & Burbage United with Shannon seeing two chances narrowly going wide inside the first five minutes.
The defence of Fran, Kim and Lauren for Leicester City Ladies worked well together to turn away the Barwell and Burbage United attacks.
Leicester City Ladies opened the scoring after thirteen minutes when Eva launched a long free kick in to the Barwell and Burbage United half, the ball was well chased by Lacy who crossed to the back post for Jade to fire home.
Beth in the Leicester City Ladies goal raced from her area to clear a dangerous Barwell & Burbage United break.
Both defences were on top in the period leading up to half time, Sabine now on in the Leicester City Ladies defence in particular never gave attackers time to get in a shot.
Five minutes after half time Barwell & Burbage United were on level terms, a scramble in the Leicester City Ladies resulted in a clearance ricocheting off a defenders leg in to the back of the net.
Leicester City Ladies regained the lead five minutes later when a cross from the left hand side was handled in the box and Eva hammered the resulting penalty low to the keepers left.
Fran returned to the pitch for Leicester City Ladies after picking up a nasty nose bleed and put in another solid performance.
Leicester City Ladies now enjoyed their best spell of the game playing some good passing football but either failing to hit the target with the final shot or being denied by the Barwell & Burbage United keeper.
Shannon put in a trademark hard running performance for Leicester City Ladies, chasing every ball and tackling hard.
Leicester City Ladies Sabine, growing in confidence as the game went on, launched a fine attack by releasing Rhea in to space who in turn found Louise who fired a cross for Jade to turn her shot narrowly wide.
Kim lead the Leicester City Ladies defence well, Lauren found Louise in space who created a great chance for Lacy, but the shot went wide.
Lacy was rewarded for her hard work with a goal, converting what was her most difficult chance after being found on the edge of the box by Rhea.
Barwell and Burbage United almost pulled a goal back before the end, but were denied by Beth diving bravely at the feet of the advancing attacker.
Jade picked up the trophy for player of the match for another high energy performance.

Leicester City Ladies Tigers Team: Beth, Lauren, Kim, Fran, Jade, Eva, Lacy, Shannon, Rhea, Sabine and Louise.

Supurb Fightback

Leicester City Ladies under 16s started the game without a recognised goalkeeper due to injuries, centre half Amy was the only one to volunteer and stepped between the posts.

Desford Ladies started the game well and went in to a three goal lead inside the first half hour.

Leicester City Ladies defence never looked secure, but were able to pull a goal back through Bethany to make the score 3-1 at half time.

The Leicester City Ladies half time talk highlighted the need for Amy to resume her position at center half and Lauren volunteered to play in goal in the second half having played so well in the first half up front.

Having sorted the defence out Leicester City Ladies soon gained full control of the match and with further goals from Bethany, Dexter and Sophie secured the win.

Manager Roger Holt commented after the game “I would like to congratulate everyone of my players for their perseverance and belief in themselves to go on to win the game. I would like to congratulate the Desford players in which was a thrilling game and wish them every success for the coming season.”

First League Victory for Under 11s

Leicester City Ladies under 11s started their league game slowly against GNG Girls, but still took the lead after 10 minutes when Foxy finished well in front of goal.
The game was soon level when a great corner from GNG Girls was deflected by a Leicester City Ladies player and ended up in the back of the net.
The goal seemed to spur Leicester City Ladies into life and they began to dominate the game. Lauren put Leicester City Ladies back into the lead before half time with another great finish.

Leicester City Ladies came out strongly in the second half and Chloe scored twice with two great finishes to increase the lead to 3 goals.
The girls started to relax and pass the ball around a lot better, creating lots of goalscoring chances. Maisie increased Leicester City Ladies lead again with a good shot from close range and Lauren finished off the scoring just before the end with a good run and finish.

Well Done Girls!!

Final Score – GNG Girls 1 LCLFC 6

Player of the Match – Emily  – Great midfield play – tough in the tackle, quality passing to set up numerous goals and unlucky not to score herself with a great run.

Leicester City Ladies squad: Viv, Shania, Eleni, Megan, Emily, Izzy, Lauren (2), Beth, Foxy (1), Maisie (1) and Chloe (2)

Unders 16s Triumph

In horrendous playing conditions Leicester City Ladies Under 16s beat Braunstone Diamonds 5-2.

Braunstone Diamonds kicked off the game with the wind at their backs and went into an early one goal lead.  Leicester City Ladies steadied themselves and fought back to lead 2-1 at half time with goals from Sophie and Bethany.

With the wind behind them Leicester City Ladies were confident of extending their lead, but it was Braunstone Diamonds who equalised with a well deserved goal.

The strong wind help Leicester City Ladies keep on the attack and added three further goals with Sophie adding two and Abbie the other.

Great football was played by both teams in poor conditions, a special mention to both goalkeepers who made great saves at vital times.