Perfect Start

Leicester City Ladies Under 12s opened their league campaign in style with a 14-0 win against Oadby Owls.
Leicester City Ladies played some great football throughout the game and showed their quality in front of goal.
Credit to Oadby Owls who played with spirit and passion and never gave up.

Squad: Viv, Megan, Laura, Molly, Chloe (1), Ciara (1), Olivia, Lauren
(3), Ella (3) and Jade (6).

Leicester Lose Out by Odd Goal

After the previous weeks game between Leicester City Ladies and Rugby Town both teams expected goals and another five were scored in this match and it could have been more.
The fist half started well for Leicester City Ladies with Jenna, Natasha & Shelby combining well up front. It wasn’t long before Leicester City Ladies took the lead as Jenna crossed from the right and Shelby got the chance to put the ball in the net.
With Jodie, Beth and Keely defending well for Leicester City Ladies the girls pushed forward in search of a second goal, but despite creating numerous chances a second goal would not come.

Half Time Rugby Town 0 – Leicester City Ladies 1

The second half started with Rugby Town pushing for an equaliser and they got it soon after the restart.
Rugby Town continued to put the Leicester City Ladies defence under a lot of pressure and they scored a second goal to go 2-1 up.
Leicester City Ladies then started to push forward with Eleni and Beth breaking up the Rugby Town attacks and feeding the wide players. Natasha broke down the left for Leicester City Ladies evading a couple of tackles before crossing to Olivia who scored from just inside the penalty area to level the match.
Both teams went in search of a winner. Leicester City Ladies attacked down the right with Emily beating two players before being crowded out as she was about to shoot. Rugby Town then broke quickly and a cross into the box found its way into the net.
With time running out Leicester City Ladies went on the attack and created some good chances but saw their efforts clear the bar and go wide of the goal.

Final score Rugby Town 3 – Leicester City Ladies 2

Another good performance from this new Leicester City Ladies team, who are still learning to play as a team.

Leicester City Ladies squad: Megan, Eleni, Keely, Natasha, Jodie, Emily, Olivia (1), Jenna, Beth and Shelby (1)

Leicester City Ladies Player of the match: Jenna improving with every game.

Another Fine Win

Leicester City Ladies kicked off and after a few minutes had the first shot on goal.
The match was evenly played in midfield play between the teams before
Leicester City Ladies took the lead on thirteen minutes when Connie scored.
After some fine passing moves Paige scored Leicester City Ladies second on twenty minutes from an acute angle.
Leicester City Ladies made a couple of chances and on thirty-five minutes Simran scored Citys third goal with a left foot shot and a minute before the break Connie scored her second and Citys fourth goal

Half-Time Leicester City Ladies 4 Loughborough Foxes 0

In the second half a foul by a Loughborough Foxes player presented City with a direct free kick twenty-five yards out which Charlie dispatched into the roof of the net.
Two minutes later Page added her second and Leicester City Ladies sixth goal.
Leicester City Ladies were having most of the play and Annie had a good shot which the Loughborough Foxes keeper spilled and Kelly pounced to score from close range.

Full-Time: Leicester City Ladies U15s 7 v 0 Loughborough Foxes 15s

Unbeaten Run Extended

Leicester City Ladies made it four games unbeaten in the league with a win over Northampton Town.
Leicester City Ladies as the home team were one up inside three minutes when a fine footballing move was finished by Gemma Ball.
City had numerous chances and brave Northampton Town defending kept the Leicester lead to a single goal.
Eventually Katie Bateman broke though the defence on twenty five minutes, she timed her run superbly to get on the end of a fine pass from Helen Rudkin and rounded the keeper to score.
Leicester City Ladies were a bit patched up through injury but the changes seemed to click.
In the second half Leicester City Ladies made it hard for themselves getting involved in a cup tie type game.
Leicester City Ladies stood firm and gained control of the game again late on and were unlucky to not add another to the score sheet, with Laura Toon’s effort going the closest to making the game further beyond Northampton Town.
Leicester City Ladies manger Matt Cook commented after the game “Overall a great spirit and commitment shown once again this time with a clean sheet to match a fine result.”
Leicester City Ladies player of the match Nicole Carvell

Voluntary Training Sessions

Quorn Brownies and Leicester City LadiesLeicester City Ladies first team coach Andy Marsden led a training session for an enthusiastic group of 26 young Brownies and their leaders.
Senior player Kim Walton and Leicester City Ladies first team manager Matt Cook were also present at the training session held at Station Road in Quorn to spread the work of Leicester City Ladies and girls football.
Numerous girls have taken contact details and are looking to join the club after having a great time at the training session.
Any other organisations who would like a voluntary training session by the senior coaches and players please contact Matt on 07900901755

Home Win

With a slight change in formation Leicester City Ladies went in search of their first points of the season.
Leicester City Ladies started this game on the front foot with Jenna attacking down the left and Beth down the right, as the half wore on the ball was played into Olivia’s feet on the edge of the Rugby penalty area where she turned and fired home to put Leicester 1-0 up. Eleni and Jodie defended strongly against a lively Rugby attack to keep the scoreline 1-0 till half time.
The second half started with Leicester City Ladies attacking on the left with Natasha having a run at the Rugby defence but her cross could not pick out a Leicester player in the box. Then Olivia and Keely had chances to put Leicester City Ladies further in front but were kept out by some great saves by the Rugby goalkeeper.
Against the run of play Rugby equalised after some head tennis in the Leicester City Ladies area saw the ball fall to the Rugby player who slotted the ball into the net.
Both teams then went to try and find a winner as the game flowed from end to end, Leicester City Ladies attacked down the right the ball was crossed into Shelby who found the back of the net from inside the penalty area.
Olivia then got the ball just inside the Rugby half and ran toward the Rugby penalty area brushing off the defender then shooting home to make the score 3-1.
Rugby battled straight back and went forward with a cross to the far post where the striker scored from close range 3-2.
Rugby were then denied an equaliser as a goal bound effort was cleared of the line by Olivia.
With some no nonsense defending from Emily and Beth and some good handling from Megan the Leicester City Ladies side held on for their first win of the season.
Final score: Leicester City Ladies (2010) 3 Rugby Town 2
Leicester City Ladies (2010) Manager Nathan Worrall commented after the game “a much improved performance from the girls who should take a lot of confidence from this into their next game. Well done girls.”

Leicester City Ladies squad: Megan, Eleni, Keely, Natasha, Jodie, Emily, Olivia(2), Jenna, Beth and Shelby(1).

Player of the match Olivia, scored 2 goals and a goal line clearance, strong at both ends of the pitch.

County Cup Quarter Final Win

Leicester City Ladies started the tie well scoring after two minutes through Connie, after a run down the left to score at the near post.
Leicester City Ladies dominated most of the play and increased their lead when Megan scored on ten minutes, Loughborough Foxes were battling well in midfield but some great inter passing by Leicester City Ladies in midfield when on twenty two minutes the ball fell to Simran to score.
Eight minutes into the second half Connie scored her second and City’s fourth and a minute later completed her hat trick and City’s fifth with a great header from a corner.
On fifty two minutes Annie scored City’s sixth goal after a flowing move down the right side of the pitch.
Leicester City Ladies were now in complete control and on fifty six minutes Lauren scored with a long range shot from twenty yards to make it seven, the scoring was completed on seventy five minutes by Connie scoring her fourth goal of the match and Leicester City Ladies eighth.

Cup Exit on Penalties

The first round of the League Cup gave Leicester City Ladies a tough task by drawing Wolves at home, but a spirited display left the match level at three goals each after extra time. With Wolves progressing to the next round on penalties in an excellent cup tie.
Leicester City Ladies took the lead through Walton at a set play and this proved to be the only goal of the first half.
Leicester City Ladies started the second half slowly and credit to the away team as they scored two goals to lead the match just before the hour mark through two well worked moves.
Wolves could have been further ahead but Catt in the Leicester City Ladies goal saved a penalty.
Leicester City Ladies managed to get their game back together and a fine free kick from Scott levelled the game.
Extra time opened with torrential rain and hail and after seven minutes Wolves took the lead with the best goal of the game, a twenty yard curling effort in to the top corner.
In the second period of extra time Walton levelled the scores again as Leicester City Ladies showed great character.
The match came down to the dreaded penalty kicks and Wolves ran out 5-4 winners as the Wanderers keeper pulled off a great save amongst some great kicks from both sides.
Overall a draw was probably a fair result but one team has to go through and it was a great cup tie for the neutral.
Leicester City Ladies Manager Matt Cook commented “the league cup was not a priority to us this year, we were not down grading the competition but with numerous injuries at the moment which has caused us so many problems more games in midweeks is the last thing we need. However we felt we put out a team strong enough to win the tie and would of liked to progress and all for penalty kicks we may well of done that. We seem to have a tag for being physical, direct and dead ball specialists. The set plays we are very proud of that comment as we work hard to be effective in and around the box, however physical and direct sells us short. I thought that both teams played in a brilliant cup tie as a good advert for womens football. I had great admiration for Wolves ability on the day as they created many problems for us. What a shame my players weren’t appreciated as much for their part in the tie. I am delighted with my players on the day and would like to wish the Wolves players all the best in the next round.”

Leicester City Ladies player of the match – Sarah Burbage

Ibstock United 0 Leicester City Ladies 6

In very windy conditions it took time for both teams to settle, Leicester City Ladies did slowly take control and playing against the wind took the lead on 29 minutes when a cross from the right into the area was stabbed home by Jamie.

The lead was doubled after 39 minutes when Simran won the ball in midfield, cut in from the right and fired the ball into the back of the net.

 

With the wind at their backs The second half was all Leicester City Ladies and in the 54th minute Megan scored the goal of the game with a blistering shot into the roof of the Ibstock United net to make it 3 – 0.

On 58 minutes Annie made it 4 – 0 and with 63 minutes gone, after some neat inter passing by the Leicester City Ladies midfield, the ball was crossed into the area and was handled by an Ibstock defender captain Paige stepped up to score the resulting penalty.

The final goal of the game came from a corner taken by Paige and headed home by Connie in another fine all round team performance.

Losing Start for Under 12s

This opening game of the new season proved a tough opener, in what was Leicester City Ladies(2010) first competitive fixture.
The Leicester City Ladies side were holding their own until midway through the first half when Oadby & Wigston took the lead with a spectacular volley from outside the area.
Shortly after going behind Leicester City Ladies had the chance to draw level with a quick break but Olivia shot narrowly wide.
Half Time Oadby & Wigston 1 Leicester City Ladies(2010) 0
As the second half got underway the Oadby & Wigton team started to create chances which Megan in the Leicester goal dealt with until an Oadby & Wigston player found space in the area to score.
The Leicester City Ladies team pushed forward but found it difficult to create chances against a strong Oadby & Wigston team.
As time was running out Oadby & Wigston put a cross into the Leicester City Ladies area where an Oadby & Wigston player unmarked slotted home to make the final score 3-0.
The Leicester City Ladies team showed great effort and commitment keeping going till the final whistle.

Leicester City Ladies squad Megan, Eleni, Keely, Natasha, Jodie, Emily, Olivia, Jenna, Beth and Shelby.

Player of the match Megan, confident début from a brave goalkeeper who showed safe handling throughout this match.

Ten Goal Draw!

Leicester City Ladies travelled to Copeswood and picked up a point in an amazing five all draw.

Two goals from Ball and one each from Hiller, Bateman and Kilby earned a patched up Leicester City Ladies a point, scrappy defending gifted Copeswood goals but with the Leicester front line playing well it was a very up and down game.

This strange game was overshadowed by injuries most notably to Leicester City Ladies captain Erica Kilby, who we wish a speedy recovery.

Player of the Match: K.Hillier.

New Players Wanted

Leicester City Ladies under 18s are looking for additional players for this season.

Please note from the league rules

“To play at under 18 level the player must be under the age of 18 as at midnight on the 31st August 2011.”

“To play at the under 18 age bracket the player must have achieved the age of 15 by midnight on the 31st August 2011.”

If you are interested in playing please contact Michael Boyes on 07719945018, alternatively you can email the manager

Derby Draw

In this midweek local derby Leicester City Ladies and Loughborough Foxes shared the points .

Loughborough Foxes went into the lead through slack Leicester City Ladies defending before Ball and Bateman linked well to level the match.

The second half was all Leicester City Ladies but a series of good saves from the Loughborough Foxes keeper and a missed penalty meant it was not to be and the teams picked up a point each.

Player of the Match: Catt

 

Player Escorts for a Day

Leicester City Ladies (2010) under 12s had the honour of being player escorts for the Leicester City v Southampton match played on 27th August 2011.

Leicester City Ladies (2010) under 12s Player Escorts  LCFC v Southampton 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

In a memorable day for both the girls and their parents the team walked out with the Leicester City side as they took to the King Power Stadium pitch for the game, which they went on to win 3-2.

Leicester City Ladies (2010) under 12s Player Escorts LCFC v Southampton 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks to all the parents for their support, and would like to say all the players that took part were a credit to themselves their parents and the club.

Well done girls.

Leicester City Ladies U15s 6 v 0 Hinckley United U15s

Leicester City Ladies started well and should have scored after two minutes, a cross from the right by Jamie flashed across the area was just missed by new signing Connie.
Hinckley United were kept in the game by their goalkeeper who pulled off a string of saves.
Leicester City Ladies went in to the lead after twenty minutes when Simran fired a low shot into the far left hand corner of the net.
Twenty three seconds into the second half Simran doubled the lead.
After some fine football in midfield on ten minutes Simran scored her third with another low drive passed the keeper.
Leicester City Ladies were creating a lot of chances one of these the Hinckley United keeper made a great double save to deny City a fourth goal.
Simran added another goal to her tally and five minutes later she added a fifth.
New Leicester City Ladies signing Connie scored a deserved goal to make it six nil.

Lions Hit Seventeen

Leicester City Ladies Lions got off to a flier in the u-14 section of the girls league beating Cosby United 17-1.
Goals from “CC” six, Lacy and Georgia both getting hat tricks, two each for “Mopps” and Jamie with “Minty” also scoring.

Leicester City Ladies Team; “Mini”, Sophie, Shakeela, Beth, Chloe, Jamie, Lacy, “Minty”, “Mopps”, “CC” and Georgia.

New Look Team Secures Victory

Leicester City Ladies secured their first points of the season with a 4-2 victory over newly promoted Dudley United Ladies.
Leicester City Ladies got a shock as Dudley United Ladies raced to a two goal lead at Aylestone Park. Just before the break a goal from Hillier brought Leicester City Ladies back in the game.
In the second half it was one way traffic from Leicester City Ladies with three unanswered goals from Walton, Scott and Brant rounded off the first victory in this seasons league campaign.
Overall it was a convincing win for a Leicester City Ladies team featuring nine new players, not only to the squad but football at this level.
Player of the match – Helen Rudkin.