Unbeaten Home Run Continues

Leicester City Ladies home record still continues over a calendar year with an important win at home to Daventry Town.
Daventry Town played well in a good footballing encounter, the visitors were a huge threat on the break but City had the best of the chances first half.
After an early a scare for Leicester City ladies at the start of the second half when Reva Allen came to City’s rescue the home team got a foot hold in the game. With chances going missing it was incredible hard to break down the away team, crucially Hillier bounced on a defensive error to make it 1-0. Soon she was involved again as Hillier rounded the keeper to make it two. Hillier turned architect for number three and Shannon Edwards finished well. A good team performance in the second half sealed a vital win.
Overall credit to Daventry Town who’s organisation and counter attacking aloud them to put in a fine away performance, however City seem back to their good habits and take three points.
Leicester City Ladies Player of the Match – Kyleigh Brant

Victory in Top of Table Clash

Leicester City Ladies under 13s faced Bedworth Eagles for the 2nd week running and were out for revenge after Bedworth knocked them out of the League Cup the previous week.

The game started at a very high tempo with Bedworth Eagles having the first chance within minutes of the kick off which they failed to convert. Leicester City Ladies then started to come into the game more and striker Jade settled everyone’s nerves with a goal in the 10th minute. This goal spurred Leicester City Ladies on and three minutes later they were 2-0 up, a great touch inside from Olivia set Jade up for a shot which she finished brilliantly, giving the goalkeeper no chance. Leicester City Ladies continued to play well and create chances throughout the first half and Bedworth Eagles had their goalkeeper to thank for keeping them in the game with a string of good saves.

Half time: Leicester City Ladies 2 Bedworth Eages 0

Leicester City Ladies always knew that Bedworth Eagles would come out strong in the 2nd half and they did just that. The game was very tough, physical and competitive all over the pitch and Leicester City Ladies had to match Bedworth Eagles which they did. Both teams struggled to get many passing moves going and the game became quite scrappy. Bedworth Eagles did have one chance to get back into the game but the shot skimmed the post and was cleared. Leicester City Ladies continued to battle hard and looked dangerous on the break with captain Lauren, hitting the post after a good individual run. Leicester City Ladies did eventually score their 3rd goal of the game when Foxy struck the ball into the bottom corner with 5 minutes to go.

Full Time: Leicester City Ladies 3 Bedworth Eagles 0

A fantastic performance from Leicester City Ladies who showed that they can not only play quality football but they can win the physical battles when needed. Leicester City Ladies showed great resolve and the type of team spirit that they will need to challenge for the league title this season.

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

Leicester City Ladies 3 v 0 Coalville Town Ravenettes

After a four week lay off through the bad weather Leicester City Ladies continue the quest for another league title with a 3-0 win over fourth place Coalville Town. Leicester City Ladies kicked off with a cross by Jamie into the Coalville area which was met by Simran and saved by the Coalville keeper. On ten minutes a corner by Connie was collected by the Coalville keeper. Leicester City Ladies were in control and shots by Charlie, Jamie and Simranh were saved by the Coalville keeper. Laura and Demi came on for Jamie and Jordan on thirty minutes in the 35th minute Laura shot just wide, the next attack Simran was off-side and in the 39th minute a Demi shot went just over the cross bar still the Coalville defence held firm.

The second half started much in the same vain with Leicester City Ladies attacking the Coalville Town defending and in the 54th minute a neat pass through the Coalville defence to Demi who beat the keeper to
the ball to score. Annie came on for Simran in the 57th minute a corner to the City in the 62nd minute taken by Annie was met by Charlie to head home for City’s second goal a minute later a pass by Paige to Laura who cut in from the left to hit a left foot shot pass the keeper into the far corner for Leicester City Ladies third goal in the 76th minute Coalville had a shot which didn’t trouble the City keeper.
Another fine all round team performance by the Leicester City Ladies


League Cup Exit

Leicester City Ladies hosted Bedworth Eagles looking to progress and retain the League cup that they won last season.

Leicester City Ladies were the better team for the first 20 mins and had numerous one on one chances which they failed to convert. On sixteen minutes Bedworth Eagles were awarded a controversial penalty. The penalty was well taken and gave Leicester City Ladies goalkeeper Viv no chance.

The second half saw Leicester City Ladies come closest again with both Jade and Molly unlucky not to score from free kicks. With Bedworth Eagles sitting deep and trying to defend their lead Leicester City Ladies had a change of formation to try to have an impact on the game. Unfortunately Bedworth Eagles were strong and well organised and they held on for the win.

Full Time: Leicester City Ladies 0 Bedworth Eagles 1

A disappointing result for Leicester City Ladies but on another day they would have won this game if they had put their chances away. Leicester City Ladies will face Bedworth Eagles in the league next Sunday and will be looking to over turn this result.

Leicester City Ladies Squad: Viv, Megan, Laura, Shania, Beth, Eleni, Molly, Chloe, Foxy, Olivia, Tamzin and Jade