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.