City Extend Home Unbeaten Run

After a thrilling 4-4 draw to round off 2012 at Loughborough Students Leicester City Ladies were held again this time by a much improved Rotherham side.
With key players missing and fresh ideas on board Leicester City Ladies stumbled but kept their unbeaten record at home which almost extends one full calendar year in all competitions.
Rotherham started the brighter but it was City who took the lead when Hillier finished after a fine pass from Edwards. The visitors were back level in controversial fashion when Leicester keeper Cat seemed to have the ball in her hands when the Rotherham striker bundled it in the goal from a set play, although unlucky no doubt Rotherham deserved to be level.
Cat had to be lively in the second half and pulled off a fine save as well as Gemma Ball clearing off the line for the home side. It was not until later on that City started to carve out more chances and may have been awarded a late penalty on another day but that would of been harsh on Rotherham who probably feel they deserve all three.
On the day there was no doubt in City’s work rate but quality lacked and a point and staying unbeaten at home is satisfactory. Also it keep the chasing pack still 6 points clear of City as they are firmly secured in the top four shake up.
Leicester City Ladies Player of the Match: Shannon Edwards

Back in the Groove

Leicester Ladies faced a Rugby Town Girls team in their first game since the beginning of December. Leicester City Ladies started the game on fire and were soon in total control. An excellent chip by Lauren in the 3rd minute settled the side down and started off a scoring spree with an excellent 1st half display. Foxy scored 2 goals in the 7th and 11th minutes and looked very lively on the left wing. Jade was on fire and scored 4 goals on the bounce in the 11th, 20th, 23rd and 29th minutes to give Leicester City Ladies a deserved 7-0 lead with an excellent 1st half display.
Half Time Rugby Town Girls 0 Leicester Ladies 7
With the game won in the first half it gave an opportunity for all of the players to have a good run out with Captain Lauren rested, due to illness. Tamzin, Olivia, Molly Chloe and Foxy held the midfield together in her absence and continued Leicester City Ladies dominance of the game. Jade continued where she had left off in the first half and made it 8-0 in the 34th minute. Chloe made it 9-0 on 37 minutes and Tamzin 10-0 on 41 minutes to cap good performances from the pair. Rugby to their credit dug in and scored a consolation goal in the 43rd minute and Viv pulled off 2 outstanding saves to keep the score 10-1. Jade scored her double hat trick goal in the 47th minute and Foxy completed her hat trick in the 52 minutes to secure a very impressive 12-1 win.
Final Score Rugby Town Girls 1 Leicester Ladies 12
Leicester City Ladies Squad: Viv, Shania, Beth, Molly, Olivia, Lauren(1), Tamzin(1), Foxy(3), Jade(6), Eleni, Megan, Chloe(1) and Laura.
Acting Manager Clive Garner praised the players for a thoroughly committed and deserved victory to bounce back from their disappointing draw in the last game. With the same attitude and effort there is no reason why they can’t go through the season unbeaten and win the title. Well done girls