County Cup Victory

Leicester City Ladies under 12s progress through to the County Cup Semi Final after a hard fought game against Leicester City Ladies 2010.

Leicester City Ladies 2010 started the brighter team, whilst Leicester City Ladies struggled to get into the game.
Foxy eased the nerves with a goal for Leicester City Ladies midway through the half after some good work by Jade.
This goal gave Leicester City Ladies some momentum and Jade added a second goal before half time.
Leicester City Ladies 2010 were still causing a threat when going forward, but Megan, Ciara and goalkeeper Lauren defended solidly.
The game was definitely still in the balance and Leicester City Ladies knew they still had some work to do in the second half.

Leicester City Ladies started the second half well and started to pass the ball around better and with more urgency.
As Leicester City Ladies 2010 started to tire, striker Jade showed her quality by scoring 3 more goals, one of which was a great individual goal.

Final Score – Leicester City Ladies 2010 0 Leicester City Ladies 5

Leicester City Ladies manager Annie Rudkin comment after the game “This was a tough game and the girls stepped up to the challenge. They worked hard, battled and played with fantastic team spirit even when things weren’t going their way. A big thank you to captain Lauren who played in goal to cover for Viv and kept a clean sheet.”

Leicester City Ladies Squad: Lauren, Megan, Ciara, Shania, Chloe, Olivia, Foxy (1), Jade (4)

Ladies Derail League Leaders

After a fantastic match on the Thursday away to Loughborough Foxes playing the league leaders was motivation enough for Leicester City Ladies.
Leicester City Ladies where near enough back to full strength which had been their biggest down fall has now helped results improve .
Leicester City Ladies started brightly and were playing the better football, Stoke City were always dangerous with the long ball however.
An individual piece of brilliance gave Stoke City the lead a forty yard strike flying into the top corner and for the second game running Leicester City Ladies were a goal down to a wonder strike out the blue.
Second half Leicester City Ladies started the brighter again, the football was good and the back four was giving the team a good base to work from.
On 70 minutes came the defining moment of the game Kate Bateman ran through on goal and was derailed in her attempt to score by the last defender of Stoke City and a red card and penalty were awarded which Gemma Ball finished well into the corner. Some doubt over the penalty with how much she got of the ball, Was it player or ball first? Very immaterial as no one can doubt Leicester City Ladies deserved to be level.
However Stoke City now had a problem as they were down to ten. Kayleigh Hillier finished superbly into the corner on the back of a good passing move to give Leicester City Ladies the lead with ten minutes to play.
Three more yellow and two more reds were shown in a game which was played in a good enough spirit so to end with so many cards was strange and sad for the neutral.
Overall the better team won on the day, a red card influences any game however no one can doubt there was no balance of power switch as Leicester City Ladies were worthy winners. Good all round play from start to finish with city adapting to the big pitch very well.
Leicester City Ladies manager Matt Cook commented “I think the last week has shown real progress from the whole club but especially the players, they are moving the team up nicely in the league and enjoying their football. Credit is hard to come by from anyone else in football of course but I have nothing but praise for my girls this week. Congratulations on your weeks work all.”
Leicester City Ladies player of the match – Emily Hanrahan
For another view on today’s game visit Stoke City Ladies Blog

County Cup Defeat

In total contrast to the week before Leicester City Ladies(2010) went on the attack from the first whistle, taking the game to their opponents.
In the early stages the ball would not fall for a clean strike on goal as the ball was played into the Leicester City Ladies box.
Leicester City Ladies (2010) were playing some great passing football but could not find a goal .
As the half reached its midway point Leicester City Ladies took the lead with a well worked goal.
This rocked the 2010 side and they conceded a second goal a few minutes later.
Half time Leicester City Ladies (2010) 0 Leicester City Ladies 2
The second half started as the first began with the Leicester City Ladies (2010) going on the attack as the ball was crossed into the penalty area they just couldn’t get the decisive touch and the Leicester City Ladies goalkeeper grabbed the loose ball.
The game became more open as the second half wore on and the Leicester City Ladies centre forward found time and space to score again.
The same player scored a further 2 goals as the Leicester City Ladies (2010) started to tire towards the end of the game.
Final score Leicester City Ladies under 12’s (2010 0 Leicester City Ladies under 12’s 5
Despite the scoreline this was a much improved performance from the Leicester City Ladies (2010) side. The game was a lot closer than the scoreline would suggest thanks to a great effort from all the girls as they continue to improve with each game they play.
Leicester City Ladies (2010) squad Megan, Jodie, Emily, Olivia, Keely, Beth, Natasha and Shelby.
Leicester City Ladies (2010) player of the match Emily, great performance in defence and midfield.