First League Win of Season for Tigers

After two defeats followed by two draws Leicester City Ladies Tigers picked up their first victory of the season in the under 14s league in an entertaining match with Marlborough Rovers.
Rhea opened the scoring for Leicester City Ladies after four minutes when she hooked the ball towards the goal, the ball bounced over the arms of the keeper into the goal.
Leicester City Ladies almost doubled the lead following good work from Beth in midfield to win back the ball and release Laura on goal but the final shot went narrowly wide.
Rhea and Shannon linked up well but again the final shot went wide.
Leicester City Ladies continued to create chances and the solid defence of Fran, Sabine, Susie, Lauren and Kim were working well together.
Rhea went close again for Leicester City Ladies and Shannon saw a fine effort well saved.
On the half hour Marlborough Rovers levelled which triggered to a sustained period of Leicester City Ladies pressure, Laura had a shot saved, Jade shot wide after being put through by Leah, before Rhea finally got her second goal with an excellent accurate shot two minutes before half time.
The game in the second half was much more even not many chances for either side, Beth pulled off a top quality save early in the half to deny Marlborough Rovers a second equaliser. Shannon, Laura, Louise and Jade all went close for Leicester City Ladies and the defence continued to perform well.
Congratulations to both sides for an entertaining match played hard but fairly.
Leicester City Ladies player of the match trophy was awarded to Lauren for her excellent personal performance.
Leicester City Ladies Team: Beth, Susie, Sabine, Fran, Lauren, Beth, Jade, Laura, Leah, Shannon, Rhea, Kim and Louise.

Lions Hit Seven

Leicester City Ladies Lions maintained their unbeaten record in the under 14s league with a 7-2 victory over a good Oadby & Wigston Dynamo side.
Jamie scored a hat-trick with “Mops” and “CC” each scoring twice for Leicester City Ladies.
Leicester City Ladies Squad: Amelia, Harriet, Beth, Sophie, Rumba, Shakeela, “Mini”, “Minty”, “Mops”, Jamie, Georgia, “CC” and Chloe

Under 12s Battle to Victory

Leicester City Ladies under 12s faced Asfordby Amateurs in their fourth league game of the season in what turned out to be a great game.
Leicester City Ladies could not have got off to a better start with captain Lauren lobbing the keeper after only a few minutes to give her side an early lead.
Asfordby Amateurs came back into the game and played some good football, with their forward players looking dangerous and they got a deserved equaliser after a good passing move.
Leicester City Ladies could have taken the lead before half time but failed to put away their chances.
Asfordby Amateurs defended well and looked good going forward.
The second half started much the same the first with both teams very evenly matched.
Leicester City Ladies did eventually re-gain their lead when a great run by Olivia caused confusion in the Asfordby Amateurs defence, allowing Ciara to finish the chance.
Foxy then extended Leicester City Ladies lead to two goals with a good finish.
Just as Leicester City Ladies tried to close the game out, Asfordby Amateurs were awarded a penalty which they scored to make it 3-2.
At this point the game could have gone either way but Leicester City Ladies managed to seal the win with two late goals from Foxy and Jade.
After the match Leicester City Ladies manager Annie Rudkin commented “Not a great performance by Leicester who never really got going. Credit must go to Asfordby who are much improved from last season and really gave us a good game. Well done to both teams!”
Squad: Viv, Megan, Shania, Laura, Molly, Chloe, Ciara (1), Foxy (2), Olivia, Lauren (1) and Jade (1)

Under 15s remain Unbeaten

Leicester City Ladies kicked off their under 15 league match away to Coalville Town and settled in to their rhythm very quickly. Coalville Town had the first shot but Leicester City Ladies scored first on six minutes through Niamh with a low hard drive into the net.
After ten minutes of the match Coalville Town were awarded a penalty which they scored to level the match.
After a period of even play Leicester City Ladies increased their lead when Connie broke down the left and scored in the bottom left hand corner.
Thirty seven minutes into the match Leicester City Ladies went further ahead when Paige scored with a cracking right foot shot to make it 3-1 at half time.
Leicester City Ladies continued to dominate the match and on forty five minutes Demi made it 4-1, Connie scored her second on fifty three minutes and Demi added her second on sixty one minutes to give Leicester City Ladies a 6-1 lead.
Coalville Town scored a second goal 6-2 before Megan hit a hat-trick in the last seven minutes of the game to give Leicester City Ladies a 9-2 victory.