League Season Ends in Style

Leicester City Ladies faced Barwell United in their final league game of the season and were looking to preserve their unbeaten record.
Leicester City Ladies couldn’t have wished for a better start to the game when striker Laura scored twice within the first seven minutes. Leicester City Ladies were playing some nice football and were soon 3-0 up when Lauren scored after ten minutes. Leicester City Ladies were firmly in control of the game and Barwell United were struggling to get out of their own half. Barwell United’s goalkeeper was on good form and made some really good saves to prevent them going further behind. After fiveteen minutes Jade scored Leicester City Ladies fourth of the game which was soon followed by a goal for Barwell United when their lively striker finished brilliantly into the far corner to make it 4-1. Just before half time Olivia deservedly got herself on the score sheet with a confident finish after a good Leicester City Ladies move.
Leicester City Ladies were slow to get started in the second half and Barwell United enjoyed a spell of possession and also created some chances on goal. Leicester City Ladies did finally get into their stride and on thirty minutes Jade increased their lead once more. This gave Leicester City Ladies some confidence and they continued to push forward and create numerous chances. Leicester City Ladies seventh goal came from Olivia who scored her 2nd goal of the game and soon after Molly made it 8-1 with a left foot finish at the far post. The last fiveteen minutes saw Leicester City Ladies goalkeeper Viv made a cameo appearance up front. In any other game she would have scored but Viv found the Barwell United goalkeeper in superb form and just couldn’t find a way past her! With 5 minutes to go Foxy scored Leicester City Ladies nonth and final goal after a mix up between defender and goalkeeper.
What a fantastic acheivement to finish the league season unbeaten, only dropping 2 points over 18 games, scoring 126 goals and only conceding 12….Well Done Girls!
Leicester City Ladies Squad: Viv, Ciara, Foxy (1), Olivia (2), Chloe, Molly (1), Lauren(1), Jade (2), Laura (2) and Shania

100 Club

The April draw for the 100 Club will be extended to mid May to ensure as many entries as possible for the last draw of the season.
Thank you for everyone’s entry.
Anyone willing to take their number again from March please pass pounds through managers/coaches or Matt will be at both Junior and Senior presentation nights.
We will resume again in August next year and the winner for April will
be announced on this website at the end of the season.

Champions!

Leicester City Ladies under 12s faced Oadby & Wigston United in their penultimate league game knowing that a draw would be good enough to wrap up the League Title.
The game started at a very high tempo with both teams looking to get off to a good start. Oadby & Wigston United were quickly into their stride, playing some good football and causing Leicester City Ladies problems. Leicester City Ladies failed to really get into the game and were lacklustre and struggling to string any passes together. Oadby & Wigston United created numerous chances and hit the bar and the post in a first half that they dominated. Leicester City Ladies had defenders Ciara and Shania to thank for keeping them in the game as they both produced some outstanding defending when Leicester were under pressure.
Half Time 0-0
After stern words at half time, Leicester City Ladies came out with a bit more quality but still failed to really get into the game. Oadby & Wigston United continued in the same vein with good passing and hard work to close Leicester City Ladies down and force mistakes. The game ebbed and flowed with neither team having many clear cut chances on goal. With ten minutes to go Oadby & Wigston United scored the first goal of the game which they thoroughly deserved. Leicester City Ladies knew that they had to dig into to get an equaliser and captain Lauren showed her quality a few minutes later with a determined run into the box and a great finish to make it 1-1. With five minutes to go the game was definitely in the balance and Oadby & Wigston United were clearly looking for a winner. They continued to push forward and kept Leicester City Ladies under pressure with numerous corners. Leicester City Ladies dug in and defended well to get the point they needed to make them CHAMPIONS!!
Full Time – LCLFC 1 Oadby and Wigston 1
Leicester City Ladies manager Annie Rudkin commented after the game “A below par performance from Leicester against an Oadby & Wigston side who produced a fantastic display and I’m sure they will be disappointed not to have won.”
She added “All in all a draw extends Leicester’s unbeaten league run and sees them deservedly crowned as League Champions. Well done girls, your quality,consistency and hard work over the season has paid off and you should all be very proud of your efforts!”
Leicester City Ladies Squad: Viv, Ciara, Shania, Megan, Molly, Chloe, Olivia, Foxy, Laura and Lauren (1)

First Team Clinch Third

Leicester City Ladies clinched third place in their final game of a truly memorable year. Going into the game city sat fifth with Leafield Athletic in fourth and Copeswood away to Loughborough Students. Leicester City Ladies needed to win and hope for a Students victory.
The day could not of gone better as City raced into a three goal lead, a lot of possession was with the away team but failure to break through was a worry until Hillier finished to take the lead. Bateman then hit twice once from a Clarke delivery and also finishing off a fine passing move between herself Scott and Kilby.
Second half Leafield Athlitic were a brighter and a missed penalty from Leicester City Ladies lifted their spirits and a cool near post finish earned Leafield a way back in. It turned out to be just a consolation however and with news coming through of Students victory over Copeswood it put Leicester City Ladies third in the final table.
Leicester City Ladies Player of the match – Katie Bateman
Overall it rounds off a fine season for Leicester City Ladies. Taking Leicester Women all the way to penalties in the County Cup, Third round FA cup and some remarkable performances home and away. But most of all a transformation of a team that finished third bottom 23 months ago and avoided dropping out of the league to now be third top is a great credit to staff and players over the past two years.
Leicester City Ladies manager Matt Cook commented “I’m just pleased for the players, they have came close to so many things this year and I believe that finishing 5th although a good year would of been harsh. However league tables don’t lie and it was down to them today to win and everyone was superb especially first half. And as I say league tables don’t lie and we are the third best team this year and I think that’s about right. Credit to Wolves who shown they are worthy of their position and hopefully we can learn over the summer and move forward as a whole football club.”

Under 12’s through to League Cup Final

Leicester City Ladies faced Oadby & Wigston United in the League Cup Semi Final and came out convincing winners with a great team performance.
Leicester City Ladies started the game with all guns blazing and striker Jade gave them the perfect start when she finished brilliantly after only three minutes. Leicester City Ladies kept the pressure on Oadby & Wigston United and a few minutes later captain Lauren doubled Leicester’s lead with a mazy run and a great finish. By this point Leicester City Ladies were in control of the game and playing some great football. The defence of Ciara and Shania were solid, as was goalkeeper Viv and they thwarted any attacks that Oadby & Wigston United had.
Leicester City Ladies increased their lead to three soon after when they were awarded a penalty after a handball in the box. Striker Jade stepped up and confidently dispatched the penalty to make it 3-0. Leicester City Ladies continued to dominate the play and the Oadby & Wigston United goalkeeper kept her team in it making a string of important saves. Leicester City Ladies did score their fourth before half time when Lauren scored a header from close range.
Half Time – Oadby & Wigston United 0 Leicester City Ladies 4
Leicester City Ladies second half display was far less emphatic with Oadby & Wigston United coming into the game more. Despite this Leicester City Ladies did still create chances and could have increased their lead further. They had goalkeeper Viv to thank for keeping their clean sheet in tact after she pulled off a brilliant double save midway through the second half.
Full Time – Oadby & Wigston United 0 Leicester City Ladies 4
Leicester City Ladies manager Annie Rudkin commented after the game “A great first half performance effectively won Leicester the game. Credit to Oadby & Wigston who came out in the second half and made the game much more even. Overall a pleasing result for Leicester and a cup final to look forward to!”
Leicester City Ladies Squad: Viv, Megan, Shania, Ciara, Molly, Chloe, Foxy, Olivia, Laura, Lauren (2) and Jade (2)

Title Secured in Seven Goal Thriller

Birstall United kicked off in this top of the table clash which turned into a game to remember.
Birstall United had the first shot at the Leicester City Ladies goal, City then worked a move down field and Simran shot wide. However City fell behind on six minutes when Bayley sliced the ball into her own net, Birstall United’s lead lasted until the tenth
minute when Annie cross from the right was met at the far post for
Simran to head home for City’s equaliser. Play centred in the middle of the pitch with both teams battling to take control, Birstall regained the lead on seventeen minutes when they attacked through the centre into the area the City keeper made the tackle but was adjudged to have fowled the player and the referee awarded
a penalty which Birstall United scored.
HALF-TIME LEICESTER CITY U15S 1 V 2 BIRSTALL UTD VIXENS U15S
Leicester City Ladies started the second half on the attack and a shot by Connie across went over the bar there was a lot of midfield play with both sides making chances on fifty minutes City were
awarded a penalty which was taken by Paige which was saved by the Birstall United keeper. Birstall United went further ahead in sixty second minute when a long ball out of defence fell to a City defender whose clearance hit a Birstall United forward and she looped the ball into the City net for Birstalls third goal after this the City girls started to take more control and were rewarded
for their efforts when Connie crossed for Jamie to score City’s second. Leicester City Ladies were now putting pressure on the Birstall United defence when they equalised through Niamh with the goal of the match from an acute angle. Leicester City Ladies continued to look for a winner and it came in the last minute a corner from Paige into the box was prodded home by Cooper to cap an amazing come back to preserve their 100 percent record this was the closest match Leicester City Ladies have been involved in and credit must go to both Leicester and Birstall managers and coaches and the players of both teams for producing such an amazing game of football.
Full-Time LEICESTER CITY LADIES U15S 4 V 3 BIRSTALL UNITED VIXENS U15S

16th League Win

After a good result the day before against LCLFC 2010 Leicester City Ladies faced Rugby Town on a beautiful sunny morning and were looking to end the weekend six points better off.
Leicester City Ladies could not have wished for a better start with striker Laura scoring after only two minutes and Jade quickly making it 2-0 with a penalty in the third minute. Leicester City Ladies were playing some great football and really putting Rugby Town under pressure. On nine minutes Laura extended Leicester City Ladies lead further with her second goal of the game. Then Jade scored her second on twelve minutes to put Leicester City Ladies firmly in control. Leicester City Ladies could have had more goals with captain Lauren unlucky on two occasions with headers that hit the crossbar!
As the half wore on Rugby Town started to compete more and had some half chances but Leicester City Ladies defended well.
Half time: Rugby 0 LCLFC 4
Leicester City Ladies made some changes at half time which had immediate effect as make shift striker Shania scored her 1st goal of the season with a bullet header at the far post! Leicester City Ladies continued to dominate possession and put some good passing moves together only to be denied by some good defending from Rugby Town. Rugby Town themselves also upped their game and Leicester City Ladies goalkeeper Viv was on hand to make some good saves. Leicester City Ladies did score their sixth and final goal five minutes from time when Laura completed her hatrick with a great left foot finish.
Final score: Rugby Town 0 LCLFC 6
Leicester City Ladies manager Annie Rudkin commented after the game “This has turned out to be a fantastic weekend for Leicester with six more points in the bag and another step closer to their end goal. Well done girls!”
Leicester City Ladies Squad: Viv, Megan, Ciara, Molly, Shania (1), Laura (3), Foxy, Lauren, Chloe, Jade (2) and Olivia