3 out of 3

In their third league game of the season Leicester City Ladies faced their rivals from last season Oadby & Wigston United. Leicester City Ladies were high on confidence going into the game after their impressive start to the season but knew that this would be a test for them.
The first five minutes were very scrappy from both teams with Oadby & Wigston United just edging it. Leicester City Ladies settled their nerves on seven minutes with the first goal of the game when Molly’s left foot shot flew into the top corner. Just a few minutes later Jade doubled Leicester City Ladies lead with a cool finish after the an inch perfect through ball from Tamzin. Leicester City Ladies were now playing a lot better and having more possession of the ball, on sixteen minutes Leicester made it 3-0 when the Oadby & Wigston United goalkeeper was unable to hold onto a fierce shot from Lauren. Leicester City Ladies defended solidly, worked hard for each other and continued to create chances on goal, they got their just rewards when on twenty three minutes Foxy got their fourth with a good finish. Leicester City Ladies were unlucky not to extend their lead further going close on numerous occasions.
Half Time: LCLFC 4 Oadby & Wigston United 0
Leicester City Ladies knew that Oadby & Wigston United would come out fighting in the second half and they did just that. They were having more of the ball and putting Leicester City Ladies under a bit of pressure, Leicester still looked dangerous going forward and striker Jade, who had caused problems all game got Leicester’s fifth goal on forty two minutes. This seemed to spur Oadby & Wigston United on and they began pushing forward looking for a goal, which they deservedly got in the forty seventh minute. Leicester City Ladies goalkeeper Viv then made a brilliant save at the feet of the Oadby & Wigston United player to prevent any further goals. Oadby & Wigston United were definitely on top now but Leicester City Ladies continued to battle until the end.
Final Score:LCLFC 5 Oadby & Wigston United 1

A fantastic first half performance from Leicester City Ladies effectively won the game. The second half was scrappy and lacked the quality we are used to seeing from Leicester City Ladies but that should not take away from a great win and an important three points.
Leicester City Ladies Squad: Viv, Megan, Eleni, Laura, Beth, Chloe, Molly (1), Lauren (1), Foxy (1), Olivia, Jade (2) and Tamzin

Disappointing Defeat

Leicester City Ladies (2010) v Bedworth Eagles Girls

In what proved to be a very close game Leicester City Ladies were slow to get going but there were few chances for both teams. Leicester City Ladies came close to opening the scoring when Emily won the ball in midfeild and played the ball to Jenna on the right of the penalty area, Jennas shot was parried by the keeper but Megan couldn’t force the loose ball goalwards.
Leicester City Ladies were made to pay for this as Bedworth won a throw in deep in the Leicester half, from which Bedworth crossed into the box which went in at the near post.
Half Time:Leicester Ladies 0 Bedworth Eagles 1
The second half carried on, similar to the first as both teams were cancelling each other out in a midfield battle. When the strikers got near goal both defences stood firm. Leicester City Ladies were made to pay again as they switched off after a Bedworth throw in, the ball was half cleared, where the Bedworth player sent a high ball into the Leicester area, after a high bounce the ball ended up in the Leicester net. With time running out Leicester City Ladies pushed forward to try and get something from the game. Olivia broke from midfield battling with the Bedworth defender, the referee awarded Leicester a free kick on the left hand side just outside of the Bedworth penalty area. Chloe stepped up and took the free kick sending it over the wall and into the roof of the net. With only a few minutes left time ran out as Leicester went in search of an equaliser.
Full Time:Leicester City Ladies 1 Bedworth Eagles 2
Leicester City Ladies Squad: Dannielle, Shmon, Michelle, Isabelle, Emily, Natasha, Jenna, Megan, Chloe, Olivia, Becky, Holly, Rebecca and D’shayney.
Despite the scoreline another good performance from the girls. Who on another day may have won this game by the odd goal.

Firsts Hit Nine

After a strange few days that saw the fixture reversed at late notice Leicester City Ladies took full advantage and hit Northampton Town for nine at Linwood Park.
Brant started the scoring direct from a corner which ended up in the far post. the second goal came from a Kilby delivery and was headed in by Clarke before Hillier and Bateman made it four at the interval.
Second half Leicester City Ladies possession was superb in poor conditions and they soon went five up through Brant. Hillier and Bateman went on to make it seven and after a bizarre own goal Scott hit a superb free kick to make it nine.
Overall a great day for Leicester City Ladies who showed real quality on the ball today and remain unbeaten in all competitions so far. Now they face promotion chasers Radcliffe and Curzon back to back in their next two fixtures.
Leicester City Ladies Player of the match – Linda Scott