FA Cup Victory

Leicester City Ladies carried on their FA Cup journey past Christmas for the second year running with an away win at East Midlands side AFC Trinity of Northampton.
Leicester City Ladies raced into a two goal lead through Hillier and Brant.
AFC Trinity pulled a goal back with a fine looping finish however straight from kick off Bateman got on the end of a cross to restore Leicester City Ladies two goal advantage.
AFC Trinity’s fighting spirit was commendable as a cup shock was on their minds and a well struck free kick gave them hope before the interval.
Second half Leicester City Ladies dominance told Hillier and Bateman found the net with fine finishes again to round off a tough cup tie in tough conditions.
Overall the game could and maybe should have been more comfortable for Leicester City Ladies but in the end the quality got the side over the finish line against a very tough and well organised AFC Trinity side.
Leicester City Ladies player of the match – Kyleigh Brant

Convincing win for City

Leicester City Ladies faced Oadby & Wigston Rovers and were aiming to keep their unbeaten run going.
Oadby & Wigston Rovers started the game very brightly and were causing Leicester City Ladies all sorts of problems going forward. Leicester City Ladies goalkeeper Viv made a fantastic save to prevent her side going behind and the defensive pairing of Megan and Ciara made some important blocks and tackles to keep the scoreline at 0-0.
On fifteen minutes Leicester City Ladies took the lead against the run of play when Jade finished a fine solo run with a fantastic individual goal. This goal gave Leicester City Ladies the boost they needed and they began to play some better football. Leicester City Ladies doubled their lead just before half time when Foxy finished well.
Leicester City Ladies started the second half much better and increased their led early on when Molly was well placed at the far post to finish well with her left foot. Molly got her second and Leicester City Ladies fourth soon after with another good finish at the back post. Leicester City Ladies were full of confidence now and continued to push forward at every opportunity. Jade turned provider for Leicester City Ladies fifth and sixth, first Foxy finished well after Jades’s cross from the right and then a looping corner from Jade was finished by Olivia. Leicester City Ladies seventh came after great work by Foxy who won the ball back from the defender allowing Jade to pick up the loose ball and score her second of the game. The game was wrapped up in the last five minutes when captain Lauren scored a well deserved goal after a fantastic all round performance.

Final Score: Leicester City Ladies 8 Oadby & Wigston Rovers 0

Leicester City Ladies were given a real scare early on in the game and were lucky to be winning at half time. The girls pulled together in the second half and showed what they are made of.
The game was a good advert girls football and was played in the right spirit by both teams, well done girls!!

Leicester City Ladies Squad: Viv, Megan, Ciara, Chloe, Shania, Laura, Molly (2), Olivia (1), Lauren (1), Foxy (2) and Jade (2)

First Team into Third

Leicester City Ladies moved into their highest position of the season
sitting third this evening in a very intriguing looking Midland
Combination Division.
TNS put out a weakened side from their game last week and it soon cost
them as Katie Bateman gave Leicester City Ladies the lead, she doubled Citys advantage before the break but the away teams spirit was commendable.
Second half Gemma Ball who had a fine all round game made it three for Leicester City Ladies early on with a looping cross that ended up in the top corner. Substitute Laura Charles soon earned herself a goal on the 70 minute mark to round off a home win for Leicester City Ladies.
Overall it was commendable spirit from the away team and Leicester
City Ladies made it hard for themselves but four more goals another clean sheet put City, although the underdog, right in the promotion chase.
Leicester City Ladies Player of the match – Gemma Ball

Leicester Edge Top of the Table Battle

Unbeaten Leicester City Ladies faced an Oadby & Wigston United team who themselves had taken maximum points so far in what proved to be a very competitive game.
The game started very evenly and both teams found it hard to play their passing game on such a small pitch. Leicester City Ladies took an early lead after a good cross by Jade was spilt by the goalkeeper and Olivia was on hand to tap the ball home. This goal gave Leicester City Ladies some confidence and they began to string some passing moves together and looked dangerous going forward. The defence of Molly and Ciara were solid and easily cleared up any Oadby & Wigston United attacks. Leicester City Ladies doubled their lead soon after when Lauren slid a good pass into striker Jade who finished expertly. The game continued to be a midfield battle with both teams getting stuck in but neither really finding much space to play.
The second half was much the same as the first with not much to choose between the teams. Oadby & Wigston United started to come into the game more and goalkeeper Viv made some good saves to deny them a goal. Leicester City Ladies continued to look dangerous going forward and had a few chances to increase their lead, the best a cracking shot from Lauren which hit the bar. Leicester City Ladies did eventually get a third when Foxy struck a good shot to the near post that the keeper couldn’t keep hold of. Oadby & Wigston United pushed on in the last ten minutes but Leicester City Ladies saw out the game comfortably.
Full Time: Oadby & Wigston United 0 Leicester City Ladies 3
A very even contest between two good teams played in the right spirit by all. Well done Girls!!
Leicester City Ladies Squad: Viv, Molly, Ciara, Chloe, Laura, Megan, Lauren, Olivia(1), Jade(1) and Foxy (1)