Close Game

Leicester City Ladies produced a good battling display to win their 15th game league game of the season against a much improved Leicester City Ladies 2010 team.
Leicester City Ladies made the perfect start to the game when Foxy gave them the lead after only three minutes! Leicester City Ladies continued to pressure 2010 and got their just rewards when Jade made it 2-0 with nine minutes gone. Leicester City Ladies continued to create chances but found 2010’s goalkeeper in superb form. 2010 then started to come into the game more and were hassling Leicester City Ladies into making mistakes. On fourteen minutes 2010’s pressure told and they got a goal back. Leicester City Ladies were now struggling to gain control of the game and 2010 looked dangerous going forward. 2010 did equalise on twenty minutes when a good run and cross from the left hand side ended up in the back of the net deflected off a Leicester City Ladies player. Leicester City Ladies then showed their determination and character and Olivia deservedly put them back in front on the stroke of half time after the 2010 goalie spilled the ball.
Half time: LCLFC 3 LCLFC 2010 2
The second half was an even affair with both teams competing for every ball. Leicester City Ladies again had numerous chances to extend their lead but were denied by some brilliant saves from the 2010 goalkeeper. The game was still very much in the balance with both teams pushing forward in search of a goal. Leicester City Ladies captain Lauren eased everyone’s nerves on 42 minutes when she scored a 4th goal. Leicester City Ladies played out the rest of the game sensibly, denying 2010 any chances to get a goal back.
Final score: LCLFC 4 LCLFC 2010 2
Leicester City Ladies manager Annie Rudkin commented after the game “This was a very tough and competitive game which LCLFC just edged in the end. I’m proud of the commitment and determination shown my my girls today, not the best footballing performance but another win which takes us a step closer to the league title.”
Leicester City Ladies Squad: Squad: Viv, Megan, Shania, Laura, Olivia (1), Jade (1), Lauren (1), Foxy (1), Chloe, Molly and Ciara

League Leaders Held

Leicester City Ladies rarely loose two on the bounce and their bounce back ability factor proved again as Leicester City Ladies held league leaders Stoke City at Linwood Park, leaving the door wide open for last weeks victors Wolves.
First half was a good game all round Stoke City ever present big, strong and effective. Leicester City Ladies were trying to carve openings but clear cut chances were to a miniumum.
Second half Stoke City took the lead early through a stunning set piece, it took the home team a while to get back into the flow of play but Leicester City Ladies looked worth a goal and if came from a header from Hillier who’s pace was ever present all game.
Either team may have nicked it Brant and Bateman had chances for Leicester City Ladies and Stoke City were threatening from corners and in behind but a draw was probably the right result.
Overall the result keeps Leicester City Ladies ticking a long nicely in now trying to snatch second but with two tough away games to go performances like today could take Leicester City Ladies just under Stoke City come May.
Leicester City Ladies player of the match Reva Allen

Important Three Points

Leicester City Ladies under 12s faced Asfordby Amateurs this week in what turned out to be a competitive game against a much improved side.
Leicester City Ladies started well and took advantage of the big pitch, using the space well and stringing together some good passing moves. On five minutes striker Olivia made a great run down the right wing and provided a perfect cross for captain Lauren who finished from close range to give Leicester City Ladies a well deserved lead. Leicester City Ladies continued to push forward and created numerous good chances to increase their lead but the Asfordby Amateurs defence and goalkeeper stood firm with help from the cross bar and the post! The last five minutes of the 1st half saw Asfordby Amateurs come into the game more and they looked threatening going forward. Leicester City Ladies had goalkeeper Viv to thank as she made a save at the feet of the Asfordby Amateurs striker to preserve Leicester’s slim lead.
Half time: Asfordby 0 LCLFC 1
Once again Leicester City Ladies created chances on goal from the off in the second half and striker Jade must of thought it wasn’t to be her day as she uncharacteristically put two one on ones wide of the post. Asfordby Amateurs battled hard and looked lively going forward showing good skill on the ball and Leicester City Ladies had to stay on their toes.
Eventually seventeen minutes into the second half Lauren doubled Leicester City Ladies lead after good work from Jade. Leicester City Ladies then seemed to settle and Jade finally got herself a goal which was much deserved after a quality all round performance. Just as Leicester thought the game was up Asfordby Amateurs caught them napping and grabbed a goal back three minutes into injury time. After a further four minutes injury time and Asfordby Amateurs doubled their goal tally with another sloppy goal from Leicester City Ladies perspective.
Final score: Asfordby 2 LCLFC 3
Leicester City Ladies created enough chances in this game to win comfortably but as football goes they failed to convert these chances and the scoreline suggests a much closer game than it actually was. Credit to Asfordby Amateurs, an ever improving team who gave us another tough game.
Leicester City Ladies Squad: Viv, Megan, Shania, Molly, Chloe, Lauren (2), Laura, Foxy, Olivia and Jade (1)

City Lose to Late Goal

Leicester City Ladies thin hopes of the play offs became ever more distant thanks to a late winner from Wolves in this top of the table clash.
First half Wolves were the better team causing Leicester City Ladies problems all over the park, however it was the home side who took the lead before the interval when Bateman flicked in a Brant corner.
Second half Leicester City Ladies were brighter and it created a good match. With fifteen minutes to play a low corner found it’s way in to level the scores and fine goal late in injury time sealed an away win and kept Wolves on course for the title .
Overall a draw may of been the fairer result especially as both teams had good chances in the second half but one side made it count and now city must regroup for the visit of the current leaders Stoke City.
Leicester City Ladies player of the match Kim Walton

13 out of 13

Leicester City Ladies kept their winning run going with a comfortable 8-0 win over Harborough Town. Leicester City Ladies dominated the first half and the Harborough Town keeper had to make several good saves to keep the score down. Leicester City Ladies opened the scoring with Lauren scoring a good individual goal after 2 minutes, they went further ahead on 4 minutes when Foxy scored after good play from Molly. Leicester City Ladies were to add 3 further goals in the 1st half with Jade scoring twice on 8 minutes and 13 minutes and Foxy scoring her 2nd on 16 minutess to make the score 5-0 at half time.
Half time Leicester City Ladies 5 Harborough Town 0
Leicester City Ladies further increased there lead to make it 6-0 in the 1st minute of the 2nd half with Lauren finishing off a good move after good interlink passing from Jade and Foxy. However Harborough Town to their credit never gave up and had a couple of good chances to score but Viv in Leicester’s goal produced some brave saves to keep her clean sheet. With Harborough Town tiring towards the end Lauren and Jade both completed their hat tricks in the last minute to make the final score 8-0.
Full time Leicester Ladies 8 Harborough Town 0
Overall it was a resounding win for Leicester Ladies and they need to keep it going for the last 5 games of the season. Credit to Harborough Town who played with great spirit and never let their heads drop and good luck to them for the rest of the season.
Leicester City Ladies Squad: Viv, Megan, Ciara, Shania, Molly, Chloe ,Olivia, Jade (3), Laura ,Lauren (3) and “Foxy” (2)

12 League Wins out of 12

Leicester City Ladies kept up their good form in the league with a good win over Oadby & Wigston Rovers.
This was always going to be a close game and the small pitch made it difficult for either team to get going. Leicester City Ladies started the brighter and strung some good passes together but just lacked the final ball. On ten minutes Molly took a quality corner which fell to Jade who showed a great control and poise to fire Leicester City Ladies into the lead. This goal gave Leicester City Ladies some confidence and they continued to press forward with Foxy and Olivia both unlucky not to score. On seventeen minutes Lauren deservedly increased Leicester’s lead with a great goal. Leicester City Ladies were definitely on top now and when Rovers did threaten Leicester worked hard and were determined to win the ball back.
Half time: Oadby & Wigston 0 LCLFC 2
Oadby & Wigston Rovers came out fighting in the second half and really upped their game. Leicester City Ladies were still playing well, with Ciara playing brilliantly in defence and the game became a midfield battle. Halfway through the second half Jade was quickest to react to a poor goal kick and she kept her cool to finish expertly for Leicester City Ladies 3rd goal. Oadby & Wigston Rovers continued to play well and Leicester lost concentration with ten minutes to go, allowing the Oadby striker too much space and she finished her chance well to make it 1-3. Oadby & Wigston Rovers pushed on and tried to put Leicester City Ladies under pressure but Leicester stood firm to make it 12 wins out of 12 in the league.
Full time: Oadby & Wigston 1 LCLFC 3
This was a tough, competitive game against a much improved Oadby & Wigston Rovers team. Leicester City Ladies once again showed their quality and determination and deservedly got another 3 points. With lots of tough games coming up Leicester City Ladies need to stay focused and keep playing with the quality and passion that has got them this far.
Leicester City Ladies squad: Viv, Megan, Ciara, Shania, Molly, Laura, Lauren(1), Olivia, Chloe, Foxy and Jade(2).

League Cup Victory

Leicester City Ladies faced Rugby Town in the Quarter Final of the under 12s League Cup and came away with a win in awful conditions.
Leicester City Ladies started the game brightly and created chances from the start, with both Jade and Lauren unlucky not to score. Leicester City Ladies did take the lead after 10 mins when Foxy finished well. Lauren soon made it 2-0 after a good cross from Jade. Leicester City Ladies were in control at this point and a looping shot from Lauren was fumbled by the Rugby goalkeeper and Laura was on hand to finish and make it 3-0. Leicester City Ladies took their foot off the pedal and Rugby Town started to come into the game, playing some nice football and causing Leicester problems. Rugby Town did get a goal back after some poor marking from Leicester. Just before half time Captain Lauren scored a fantastic individual goal to take Leicester’s lead back to 3 goals.
Half Time: Rugby 1 LCLFC 4
With the rain still pouring down the second half started with Rugby Town on the front foot and Leicester City Ladies struggling to string any passes together. Rugby Town pressured Leicester City Ladies and deservedly got their second goal of the game after a mix up in defence. Only minutes later Rugby Town scored again with Leicester all over the place to make it 3-4. Rugby definatley had Leicester on the rocks but Leicester City Ladies showed some character and class to put together a fantastic passing move and when the goalie saved the first shot, Foxy was in the right place to extend Leicester’s lead once again. This goal spurred Leicester on and soon after another good passing move saw Jade through on goal and she made no mistake, striking the ball into the bottom corner.
Final Score: Rugby 3 LCLFC 6
Credit should go to the girls from both teams who put on a fantastic game in bitterly cold and wet conditions. In the end Leicester City Ladies just edged the game but Rugby played their part in making it a game to remember. Well done Girls!
Leicester City Ladies Squad: Viv, Shania, Megan, Ciara, Molly, Olivia, Laura (1), Jade (1), Chloe, Lauren (2) and Foxy (2)