Great Effort from Under 12s

What a great weekend it was for the u12s who came away with a well earned point in their away tie against top of the table GNG. Leicester City Ladies had several chances to score and finally did so just before half time. They were prevented from adding to their tally by the GNG keeper who made several vital saves. Despite a solid performance throughout, GNG managed to take a point back with a goal 3 minutes from time. There are a lot of positives to take from the game and the team should be proud of their efforts!

Mary Rudkin


It is with great sadness that we have to inform you that club legend Mary Rudkin lost her battle with cancer earlier today. Mary was strong and courageous in her fight an passed away peacefully with her family by her side.
Mary’s commitment to the club over the years as a player, coach, committee member, mentor and a friend to so many was honoured at tonights game with a minutes silence before kick off.
The club would like to pass on its condolences to the family of a true club legend forever in the hearts of all who met her.

Holiday Girls Football Courses


Venue Linwood Playing Fields, Saffron Lane, Leicester. LE2 6TG, next to Samworth Academy

Dates:

Working with LCFC; Friday October 26th

Age 6-13 yrs 9am-3pm @ £10 per day, FUN and SKILLS!

All coaches are qualified. Lead by a level 3 female coach.

To book contact secretary@lclfc.co.uk or ring/text club secretary Sue on 07714088838

DATES FOR 2019 ISSUED SOON. 

AGM

Leicester City Ladies AGM will be held on Thursday 25th May in the Rowley Suite of the King Power Stadium with a 730pm start.
Prior to the AGM the Junior section will be holding a meeting with a 630pm start.

League Cup Winners

Congratulations to Leicester City Ladies Under 12s 66 for securing the League Cup with a 1-0 victory in the final against Cosby Ravens.
Leicester City Ladies Under 12s Fosse were at the Cup Final to be presented with the trophy and their medal for winning the League.

Half Term Football Camp

Fun filled 3 day football camp for Girls aged 4-13.
Tuesday 30th and Wednesday 31st May.
Ages 4-7 between 10am and Midday costing £5 per morning.
Ages 8-13 between 10am and 3pm costing £10 for the day.
Venue: Aylestone Park Football Club, Saffron Lane, Leicester LE2 6TG
Places are limited please contact Sue at secretary@lclfc.co.uk or call 07714088838 to secure a place.
All sessions are led by a FA Level 3 Coach assisted by FA Qualified Coaches.
Please provide your child with shin pads, football kit, astro turf trainers or plastic studded boots.

League Presentations and Cup Finals Day 2017

Sunday 14th May — League Presentations and League Cup Finals Day 2017

All held at:
Rugby Town Sports Facility, Kilsby Lane, Rugby, CV21 4PN

NO DOGS ON SITE, OWNERS WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE SITE WITH THEM

Refreshments and food is on sale during the day

£2 entry per car
These funds go back into the 5 to 8 year old age groups of female football, please allow plenty of time to get parked, as it is a busy day on site.

Any abuse directed at any FA / League official or volunteer on the day, will be instant removal from site

Under 10s
(Pitch MF4)
KO 10.30am Coalville Town Ravenettes v Market Bosworth v Blaby & Whetstone Girls
Presentation 12.00am by the club house

Under 11s
(Pitch MF4)
KO 12.00am Oadby & Wigston United v GNG FC
Presentation 1.30pm by the club house

Under 12s
(Pitch MF4)
KO 1.30pm Cosby Ravens v Leicester City Ladies 66
Presentation 3.00pm by the club house

Under 13s
(Pitch IF2)
KO 10.30am AFC Leicester Girls & Ladies v Oadby and Wigston United
Presentation 12.30pm by the club house

Under 14s
(Pitch IF2)
KO 12.00am AFC Leicester Girls & Ladies v Loughborough Foxes
Presentation 2.00pm by the club house

Under 15s
(Pitch SF3)
KO 12.30pm Ibstock United Sirens v Oadby and Wigston United
Presentation 2.30pm by the club house

Under 16s
(Pitch SF2)
KO 10.30am Allexton and New Parks v Cosby Cobras
Presentation 1.00pm by the club house

Under 18s
(Pitch SF2)
KO 2.00pm Syston Town Wasps v Bedworth Eagles Ladies
Presentation 4.00pm by the club house

Fees payable to the league are in the league handbook, please note these fees go towards the leagues purchase of trophies for the players.

Presentations for League winners and Runners Up, Fair Play Award, Cup Winners and Runners Up, will take place as below, or after the games have finished
Under 10s: 12.00pm
Under 13s: 12.30pm
Under 16s: 1.00pm
Under 11s: 1.30pm
Under 14s: 2.00pm
Under 15s: 2.30pm
Under 12s: 3.00pm
Under 18s: 4.00pm

LCLFC Girls Football Academy

Ex Leicester City player and Leicester City Ladies Director of Football Mick Duffy presents a Girls Football Academy. Girls aged between 6 and 11 are invited to Leicester City Ladies Football Academy to be held at Stafford Leys Primary School, LE3 3LJ. The school has excellent outdoor and indoor facilities and girls of all abilities are invited to attend on Tuesdays between 4:45pm and 6pm starting on 28th February 2017. No experience is necessary just provide a drink, football/PE kit, football boots/outdoor trainers, indoor trainers and shin pads. The first session is FREE and after that each session will cost £3.50 or a block booking of £21 to cover the six week term. Fully qualified coaching staff who are First Aid trained and FA CRC checked. If you have any questions please call Mick Duffy on 07891586238 or EMail.

Leicester City Council Sports Awards

50th-300At the Leicester City Council Sports Awards evening last night hosted by Ian Stringer and Gaynor Nash Leicester City Ladies where awarded Community Club of the Year and club Secretary Sue Foulkes received the Lifetime Achievement award. More details to follow…

Safeguarding – Play Your Part

Please see below important information from The FA

I am writing to ask for your help today in sharing some important information about safeguarding children.

As a club official you are in a unique position to use your networks help the game spread vital messaging about keeping children safe. We are confident in the breadth of work being undertaken in this field across the country but are never complacent.

To that end, please take 60 seconds to watch a new film featuring players from our national teams and then share the link as widely as possible:

WATCH VIDEO HERE

Please ensure that you are aware of the specific helpline we have commissioned the NSPCC to set up to help encourage more people to come forward. The number is 0800 023 2642.

Thank you

Greg Clarke
Chairman
The FA

#ThisGirlCan

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Leicester City Ladies Players and Coaches attended the #ThisGirlCan event organised by Wyggeston & Queen Elizabeth I College and Regent College. The event was well attended and received great feedback from the students and staff.
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Dribble to Wembley

Congratulations to Leicester City Woodgate Inclusive F.C., Players, Coaches and Volunteers who took part in our Fundraising ‘Sponsored Dribble the Ball to Wembley’. The event saw everyone covering the 100 miles dribbling a football across half the pitch at St. Margarets Pastures Sports Centre, we covered the miles over 2 training sessions and had to make sure we dribbled the ball 2795 times!! Wow! everyone did a great job, we now have to continue to get our sponsor money in to help us to raise the money for playing kits for our 11 small sided teams.  Well Done Everyone who took part and Thank-you to all those people that have sponsored us so far. For more information on how you can support our Inclusive Football Teams email: Mary: inclusive@lclfc.co.uk

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Home of the FA Inclusive Football Festiv

Leicester City Woodgate Inclusive Teams had a great day at the Home of The English F.A. and England Football Squads – St. George’s Park. The Festival was held on the David Beckham Pitch, with a Euro 2016 theme which saw LC Woodgate Teams, Juniors, Ladies & 4 Adult Males Teams competing in 5 a side competitions as Slovakia. The Juniors played some great football and were unlucky not to get through to the final, a young squad played very well indeed under the wacthful eye of Coach Paul Gibson supported by Jamie Hereworh. The Ladies Squad played against Aylestone Park, Northampton Town F.C. and a Guest Team representing Leicestershire F.A. who had come along to support the Inclusive Football Event, so a great day was had by all. LCW Ladies lost 1-0 in the final but had a great day overall, baggnig a few cracking goals after some great team play and some fabulous goalkeeping that kept the Ladies in the games by Nand.
LCW Adult male team in the Premiership games came up against tough opposition once again from and missed out on a place in the final but played some excellent football throughout. Nico Miller and Mick Pinney were pleased with the teams performances.
Dave Codd was in charge of the LCW Championship Team who had a tough day, again players fought hard and played some positive football. Beth Valkai was in charge of the 2 LCW Teams in the League Division, again great effort shown by all players, with one of our teams reaching the final, which was a closely fought game finishing 1-1 after full time, but then came the best of 3 penalty contest, which saw LCW Goalkeeper Joe Quinn making 2 great saves and players, Shane Whitmore & Jack Marson scoring their penalties, giving our LCW League Team a very well deserved victory and players singing a rendition of Championees!!
Another great day of Inclusive Football, this time at the home of England!! great to be at St. George’s Park.
Massive thanks to all players, parents and volunteers.
‪#‎Love‬ Football, Love Leicester City Woodgate Inclusive F.C.

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Inclusive Presentation Event

Leicester City Woodgate Inclusive F.C. held their Presentation  Event on 14th July. The Club would firstly like to ‘Thank’ each and every player from our Juniors, Youth and Adult Male and Female Teams for being part of our Club this season.We have had a busy season of football and a successful season with some great competitions and player development. Also Thanks to every volunteer who has helped us this season, we could not run without the time and effort everyone puts in!
Junior & Youth Team players all received a trophy for playing some great football and working as a team during the season. Luke Wardle who has played for LCW for 6 years and also helped out with coaching over the last couple of seasons, decided to leave the Club to concentrate on his studies, Luke has been a brilliant player and assistant coach and we wish him well for future. Luke was presented with a certificate and trophy. Archie Gethins who has coached the teams with Paul Gibson over the last 2 seasons  was also recognised for his volunteer coaching on behalf of LCW.
Trophies were presented:

Blue Division:
Players Player – Ashley Pinney
Managers Players Shaun Harris & Shaun Bundhoo
Ladies Teams:
Players Player Rachel Tasker
Managers Player Kerry Litchfield
Red Division:
Players Player Carl Harris
Managers Players Richard Reid, David Hus & Umer Pardesi
Most Improved Player Jason Pike
Once again a massive Thank-you to All our Players, Managers, Coaches, General Volunteers, Parents and carers for their support. LCW Partially Sighted Team will be holding their Presentation in a couple of weeks time. Respect for All.

Here’s to a great 2016-17 season.

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Inclusive County Cup at Holmes Park

Holmes Park hosted the Leicestershire & Rutland Inclusive County Cup for All our Inclusive Clubs on Saturday June 11th. Philippa Bass the LRCFA Disability Football Development Officer coordinated the days event with a team of referees officiating over the competition.
There was a great turnout on the day with 28 teams taking part In County Cup Competitions for Juniors U13’s / Youth U16’s and Ladies and for Adult Male teams in the Premiership/Championship & League Divisions, we had 10 teams taking part on the day!
It was great to see Beaumont Town who came along to the Inclusive Event for the first time, they have worked hard in a short period of time to get a team together, which was great.
Leicester City Woodgates’ 2 Premiership Teams had another tough day of competition and came close to getting a place in the final, but Aylestone Park FC won the Final winning Dynamo’s in a closely fought contest.
Leicester City Woodgate had 3 teams competing in the Championship, with Beth Valkai overseeing the teams on the day. LCW Orange team just missed out on a place in the final with the goals against rule, so were disappointed, but LCW Green Team won through to the final where they played AFC Barwell, who won narrowly by 1-0, but it was a cracking game.
LCW’s 2 League Division Teams were managed by Dave Codd & Mark Peter James on the day and played some great football throughout. Mark’s Team got through to the Final, but again just lost 1-0 to Ibstock United, who had borrowed our Goalkeeper Paul Thornton,who proved very difficult to beat! so Paul won a medal with Ibstock Utd.
LCW’s 2 Youth players on the day Shane and Tyler, guested for Aylestone Park FC who won in the Final, so a good day for them too.
LCW’s Junior Team ran by Paul Gibson and supported by Jamie Hereworth again won through to the final where they just lost out to Beaumont Town, but played some fantastic football.
LCW Ladies Team, Ibstock Ud, Aylestone Park & Northampton Town played in a friendly competition on the day and again we saw some great team play from our Ladies, who worked tremendously hard, LCW won the penalty competition for the Ladies Event, so they were well chuffed with that!

Once again, a great day of football for All our Inclusive Teams and ‘Many Many Thanks’ to All our very hardworking players for their great play, effort and Respect on the day and of course ‘Thanks’ to our supporters, parents and brilliant volunteers!!

Want to ‘Get Involved’ as a player, coach or volunteer, then contact Mary Rudkin: Email: inclusive@lclfc.co.uk Tel: 07752 746229
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Inclusive win Respect Award at Ibstock Utd

Saturday 30th May, saw our Adults teams compete in’ 6′ a side games over at Ibstock Utd where all teams always get a friendly welcome and a free burger! which we all look forward to.
We had 6 adult teams taking part over 2 divisions and all teams had another very competitive day in the League Matches, with some wins, some draws and the odd games lost over the day of football. Leicester City Woodgate team managed by Dave Codd won the Respect Award for their Division(A football)  which they were absolutely chuffed about, Dave presented this to Ridwan Patel who was Player of the day for the Team after scoring a cracking goal!!…well done to everyone!!
The main aim of the day was to make sure everyone enjoyed the Inclusive League Event held by Ibstock, which we all did, so a great result there!!
Thanks to All volunteers from Ibstock Utd, who worked hard to host the event and once again a massive Thank-you to All our very own Leicester City Woodgate Volunteers who supported teams on the day.
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Football Courses

Leicester Elite will be running a half term football course in partnership with coaches from Leicester City Ladies for boys and girls aged 4 to 14 years old.
The cost per week for each of these courses start at only £40.00!
Tuesday 31st May – Friday 3rd June
Aylestone Park FC LE2 6TG
For more information visit Leicester Elite
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Partially Sighted Futsal

Manjit Takhar leads the way for Partially Sighted Futsal for Leicester City Woodgate Inclusive F.C. Manjit has worked very hard with a variety of groups and agencies during this season to identify and recruit potential new players to develop a specific Partially Sighted Team, several new players have been identified, but often they have been unable to commit to attend the Futsal sessions and then travel to the West Midlands once a month to compete in the National Partially Sighted Futsal League.
Manjit and Nick Bramley, a key player and goal keeping coach at Leicester City Woodgate, are so keen to play in the Partially Sighted League, that for the last 2 seasons, they have joined the Winsford Wolves Partially Sighted Team who play in the National League. Both players play a key role within the team and were influential in the team finishing runners up in the League this season, narrowly missing out on on the top spot. At the League Presentation Event held at Swindon FC, Manjit and Nick were both nominated for Players, Player of the Season for the League. Nick Bramley was very proudly announced the overall winner and presented with the League Players Player of the Season Award and was absolutely delighted. Both Players have worked tremendously hard during the season and showed great commitment travelling to games on a monthly basis as well as playing for Leicester City Woodgate in our league Fixtures programme.

If you are partially sighted, or indeed you know someone who is, who would like to get involved, in-particularly we are looking to recruit male players 15years of age and over to develop an Adults team to play in the National League, but players from 6 years old up to and including adults, males and females are invited to come along and join in with one of our different sessions. To find out more about Leicester City Woodgate Partially Sighted Team & Pan Disability Teams, please contact:
Manjit Takhar 07772213946 Email: partiallysighted@lclfc.co.uk
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Inclusive at the Home of the Premier League Champions

Monday May the 9th was a fantastic day of Inclusive Football at the King Power Stadium. Philippa Bass at the Leicestershire & Rutland County F.A. invited Special Educational Needs Schools and Groups of players to attend a football festival in the morning and the afternoon saw over 150 Adult players taking part in a 6 a side Inclusive Football Festival. Leicester City Woodgate joined in the games with around 50 of our Adult players  in attendance. Our teams really enjoyed playing some new opposition from QPR & West Brom alongside their regular opponents, Northampton Town and Teams from Leicestershire.
Kevin Friend, FA Premier League referee was in attendance to ensure all players adhered to the Laws of the Game, showing only a couple of Red Cards throughout the day (in fun I am pleased to say!).
Leicester City Legends Emily Heskey and Snooker World champion Mark Selby  were also on hand to watch the players showing off their skills and having the odd photo or 2! before helping to present medals to every player that was in attendance.
It was another fantastic football event in our Inclusive Calendar for this season, can’t get much better than being allowed to play at the King Power, not long after LCFC were crowned Championees!! an Honour for all the players and volunteers that attended. Many Thanks go out to Philippa Bass and the team at the LRCFA for organising matches for around 300 players on the day.
Leicester City Woodgate Teams Ladies and Men had a great day and really enjoyed their football, great to seeing so many players enjoying themselves in a fun and friendly environment.
Leicester City Woodgate is always looking for new players to join our Inclusive Football for players with additional needs or a disability, players from 6-16 for our Juniors & Youth and players from 16 years plus to join our Adults section, both males and females are invited to come along and be a Club member.
For more information, contact Mary Rudkin 07752 746229 Email: inclusive@lclfc.co.uk
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Inclusive League

Leicester City Woodgate Inclusive teams, 6 Adults, 1 Female, Junior & Youth all turned out for the League Fixtures at Meadow Sports Ground, Oadby & Wigston Inclusive FC on Saturday 30th April.  25 teams were represented at the Inclusive League Fixture with our Leicester City Woodgate Teams facing strong opposition on the day. The Ladies Inclusive played friendly games with the support of Oadby & Wigston Ladies & Quorn Ladies, which the Ladies from Leicester City Woodgate & Aylestone Park FC enjoyed very much, it was a great experience all round.

Player of the Day Trophy’s were awarded to: Megan in the Juniors,Shane in the Youth , Verity won the Ladies Award for LCW and in our Blue Division Teams, Steven, Iain, Joe,  & Red Division Teams, Stephen, Brendan & Henri. A very well done to All the players not only those that won the awards, everyone played great.
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Birthday Open Day

50th-300LCLFC invites all their players, managers, coaches, volunteers, families from over the 50 years to join in with our LCLFC 50th Anniversary Open Day on Sunday 29th May at Aylestone Park Football Club, Saffron Lane, Leicester, LE2 6TG. Arrival from 1.30pm, catch up with friends, have a game of football and join in the football fun. Small sided, fun games will be played from 2.00-5.00pm on the rubber crumb pitches, amid the celebrations and remembering your playing days at LCLFC. Get together with old footy mates and have a game of football against other legends!!
Refreshments will be available to buy throughout the day.
Celebrations continue in the Clubhouse until 7.00pm.
Dig out your old photos!! and post them onto our website portal, or just email photos and info to 50@lclfc.co.uk, We would love to hear from you.

C’mon get your boots out for a game!! or just come along and catch up with friends.

New players welcome too for our Juniors from 5-16yrs and also Senior players 16 plus for our Senior Squads.
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50th Meal Cancelled

Unfortunately Leicester City Ladies have been forced to cancel the 50th Anniversary Meal scheduled for Saturday May 28th due to the Kasabian King Power Stadium concert. We are in the process of attempting to arrange another date and apologise50th-300 for any inconvenience caused.

Inclusive March and April Update

Leicester City Woodgate Inclusive teams have been busy with football events in March and April with the Leicestershire & Rutland Inclusive Football League Fixtures taking place.
5th March saw our 6 Male Adult teams competing in the Blue & Red League Divisions at the LCFC Indoor Dome with our Ladies Team playing too against other local players. It was a tough day of football for the players, with some good performances on show, players had to show their team spirit in tough matches.
12th March Ladies Football event at Ellesemere College, great fun was had by all the Girls, with players from Leicester City Woodgate, Aylestone Park & Ibstock Utd taking part in fitness and fun with the Leicester City Football in the Community Coaching Staff.
19th March at the LCFC Dome saw the Trophy Parlour Cup for Junior & Youth Teams taking place. Excellent football was on display by teams competing from AFC Barwell, Oadby & Wigston, Aylestone Park, Birstall Utd, Ibstock Utd. Winners of the Trophy Parlour Youth Cup was Aylestone Park FC and AFC Barwell were winners in the Trophy Parlour Junior Cup. Well done to All players that took part and once again Thanks to the Trophy Parlour who supplied the Cups and Medals for players on the day.
AFC Andrews Facility at Aylestone Recreation Ground was the venue for the Junior & Youth Event on 9th April. Although short on teams for this event the 7 teams that took part on the day showed some terrific football applauded by referee Megan Selby. Juniors had great fun, showing off their skill and team work and finished off with a penalty shoot- out. Youth teams competed well showing some excellent passing, movement, finishing and goalkeeping. Well done to All Leicester City Woodgate players and volunteers.
16th April Aylestone Park Football Club hosted the Adults Male & Female Fixtures Programme. Leicester City Woodgate had 7 Male Teams and 1 Female team competing, so a great turn out from all the players. Competition was high and teams fought hard, with Red Division teams, earning Respect for their hard work and endeavour on the day. Blue Division players showed good teamwork on the day too.
20th April saw the Inclusive Midweek Football league ran by Philippa Bass at the LRCFA taking place at the Riverside Stadium, Ellesmere College facility, on a beautiful sunny morning!! Male adult teams from Achieve with Us, Northampton Town, Gateway & Ellesmere College & Leicester City Woodgate competed over 2 divisions. The Leicestershire Ladies played against Northampton Town and Leicestershire Ladies won the Trophy on the day! The Ladies also helped out with the walking football teams from Voluntary Action & Gateway College.
The above events are not possible without committed volunteers so a massive Thank-you goes out to All our volunteers at Leicester City Woodgate:
Junior & Youth Team volunteers Paul Gibson, Archie Gethins and Luke Wardle.
Adults & Ladies team Volunteers Mick Pinney, Martin Oswin, Nicco Miller, Helen Rudkin, Beth Valkai, Manjit Takhar, Dave Codd, Mark James, Nick Bramley, Paul & Mary Rudkin
If you know anyone with a special need/disability/mental health issue, who would love to become involved in our Inclusive Football we run regular football sessions and take part in matches throughout the season, for players aged 6 up to seniors, not forgetting too, we are recruiting players for our partially Sighted Team too, so if you are interested or know someone is then please contact: Mary Rudkin: inclusive@lclfc.co.uk
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Girls Football Week

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Leicester City Ladies F.C. would like to invite girls of all ages to come along and take part in Free, Fun and Friendly sessions to celebrate Girls Football Week

Thursday 28th April

Aylestone Park Football Club, Saffron Lane, Leicester LE2 6TG.

School Years 1-7 (ages 5-11) 6.00-7.00pm
School Years 8-11 (ages 12-16) 7.00-8.00pm
Girls aged 16years plus – 8.00-9.30pm

Email play@lclfc.co.uk for more details

#WeCanPlay

Diary Dates

Date

Event

Location

Time

Thursday 12th May

AGM

King Power Stadium

TBA

Friday 13th May

Junior Presentation

Linwood Playing Fields

7pm

Sunday 29th May

50th Anniversary Games

Linwood Playing Fields

2pm

Friday 3rd June

Senior Presentation

Linwood Playing Fields

7pm

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Pegg Hat-trick Secures Three Points for Development

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In front of an unusual spectator Leicester City Ladies Development secure three league points against club mates Leicester City Fosse thanks to a second half hat-trick from Carly Pegg.
The first hour of the game was goalless with Development sustaining long periods of pressure and Fosse attaching on the break.    Carly Pegg broke the deadlock giving Development the lead. Fosse responded quickly with Carmelina Colangelo scoring a fine individual goal. The game was again very even before Carly Pegg scored her second to restore Developments lead and then secured the points shortly afterwards completing her hat-trick.
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Development Victory

25632105126_45df9e99ed_oIn the first of two mid week meetings between Leicester City Ladies two Leicestershire Senior League sides it was Development who secured a narrow 1-0 victory. In a close game Leicester City Ladies Development had sustained periods of pressure while Leicester City Ladies Fosse always looked threatening on the break, it was a single goal from Carly Pegg that separated the sides.

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Inclusive teams play host to Bradford Disability Football Club.
The February Inclusive League Event for Leicester City Woodgate Junior & Youth Teams held at the Leicester City F.C. Indoor Dome on the 13th February, was a fantastic afternoon of football enhanced by the visit of Bradford Disability F.C. Brafdford DFC ‘s players, coaches and parents stayed over in Leicester on the Friday night, opposite the home of Leicester City F.C. and thoroughly enjoyed their photo shoot outside the amazing King Power Stadium. On Saturday morning they visited the famous Space Centre and then it was off to football at the Indoor Dome at Leicester City’s training ground. Bradford DFC entered 4 teams in our Youth and Junior Divisions and had a busy afternoon of football.
Paul Gibson, Leicester City Woodgates’ Junior & Youth Section Manager said “It was a fantastic event and great to play against Bradford DFC, the Leicester City Woodgate teams played some brilliant football and I am very proud of all the players for the way they conducted themselves on the day and of course everyone had great fun playing football”.
Do you know someone who fits into the above groups and would love to become involved as a player or a volunteer.
Then please contact: Mary Rudkin.
Email: inclusive@lclfc.co.uk
Call or Text 07752 746229
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Double Victory

IMG_8098It was a busy and successful day at Linwood Playing Field with two of Leicester City Ladies senior sides in action at the same time. The Development side were the first to secure victory with a 2-1 League Cup victory over Loughborough Foxes thanks to goals from Laura Keffernan and Beth Herrick. The Development players were then able to support the First Team for the final ten minutes as they secured an excellent 4-2 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers with goals from Kyleigh Brant, Rebekah Preston and two from Erica Kilby.

Firsts Move up to Fifth

24767833792_6742708bed_oLeicester City Ladies moved up to fifth in the league after a three nil victory over Leafield Athletic.  The first half finished goal less with Leafield Athletic going closest to scoring but were denied by a top class double save by Aimie Cattell in the Leicester City Ladies goal.
Twenty minutes into the second half Leicester City Ladies grabbed the lead with Aleksandra Janicka finding the back of the net from a tight angle. Eight minutes later Carmelina Colangelo doubled the lead with a powerful shot into the top corner. Carmelina Colangelo turned provider for the third goal showing pace down the left before crossing perfectly into the path of Aleksandra Janicka to tap home from close range.

Trophy Parlour Inclusive League Cup

Leicester City Woodgate Inclusive F.C. competed in the inaugural Trophy Parlour Inclusive League Cup Competition on Saturday 6th February at the Leicester City F.C. Indoor Dome.
The competition was organised by the Leicestershire & Rutland Inclusive Football League with 12 Adult male Teams representing Aylestone Park, Asfordby Amateurs LGIFC, AFC Barwell, Syston Town, Leicester City Woodgate, Ibstock and Harbrough Town all competed over 2 divisions.
The LRIFL is usually a non-competitive league, where the emphasis is not on results but providing a level playing field for all those involved wherever possible, whilst playing competitive football and working to meet the needs of all of our players, so the League Cup provided a different slant for the players to play football.
Teams showed great skill and team work throughout the competition. Both the Red and Blue Division Competitions were very competitive with hard work and passion for the game evident from all teams.
Inclusive Football offers a fantastic opportunity for players who fall into varied disability groups, special needs or those who have a mental health issue, to train with their team every week and play in the regular League Fixture programme throughout the season.
We are very proud of our Inclusive Players and our Team of volunteers too, who all show great commitment and dedication to work with their players to provide a safe, fun, friendly, supportive environment for football to take place. The benefits to players of being involved in the ‘beautiful game’ are evident, with players development showing through in areas such as improving health and well being, raising self esteem, improving skills in life and football through being a valued Team and Club member.
The Winners of the Trophy Parlour Inclusive Cup Red Division were Asfordby Amaturs LGIFC and in the Blue Division Aylestone Park came out as Winners. Winning teams were presented with a Cup and Medals provided by the Trophy Parlour and all competing players received a certificate to reward their efforts on the day.
If you know of any budding footballer who would benefit from being involved in our Inclusive Football provision, Leicester City Woodgate Inclusive Football Club is always looking to recruit players of varying mobility and ability levels, male and female players from 6 years of age right through to adults of all ages. We also specialise in Partially Sighted Football and invite players from 12 years up to adults with a visual impairment to get into football too!

Mary Rudkin – Inclusive Development Officer
Email: inclusive@lclfc.co.uk
Call/Text: 07752 746229
Visit our facebook page too: Leicester City Woodgate Inclusive Football Club
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Partially Sighted Football


Leicester City Woodgate Partially Sighted team are continuing to work to recruit players to form a local Partially Sighted Futsal Team which will eventually play in the British Blind Sport Partially Sighted League.
Manjit Takhar, Team Coach is working with local groups and organisations to identify new players to become involved, so if you are Partially Sighted, 16 years and over, we invite you to attend our monthly Futsal sessions on a Friday at the Peepul Centre, Orchardson Avenue, Leicester, LE4 6DP. 12th February, 11th March, 8th April, 6th May.
Please contact Manjit Takhar for full details: Email or Telephone Mobile: 07772213946.
Players are also invited to attend our Inclusive Sessions on a Thursday at St Margarets Pastures Sports Centre, Leicester, LE1 3EA. from 4.30-6.00pm
There is a small charge for both football sessions.
If players are under 16 years of age please contact Manjit too for details of football opportunities available in your area.

Inclusive at the Dome

Leicester City Woodgate Inclusive Junior & Youth teams competed again at the LCFC Indoor Dome in the January Fixture programme.

LCW Junior & Youth Teams played against, Aylestone Park, Birstall Utd, Oadby & Wigston & AFC Barwell Inclusive Squads. The young guns played brilliantly in all of their games and we saw some cracking team play all round. The Goalkeepers from all of the teams put in great performances too.

Teams are looking forward to the Trophy Parlour Inclusive League Cup next month and hosting teams from Northamptonshire & Bradford Disability FC.

Interested in getting involved as a player, coach or volunteer? then Email Mary Rudkin
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Development Move up the Table

BluewoodLeicester City Ladies Development side moved up to fourth in the Leicestershire Senior League thanks to a 3-1 away victory over Cosby United. Development fielded a much changed line up from the previous weeks match against the same opposition to give more players some extra game time. Lucy O’Byrne opened the scoring for Leicester City Ladies with a low shot, Cosby United pulled a goal back to leave the sides level at the break. McKenzie Marta restored Leicester City Ladies lead turning in a cross from close range and Megan Footman completed the scoring heading home from close range.

The Peoples Cup

The Peoples Cup for Inclusive Teams was held at Aylestone Park Football Club on Sunday 24th January.

Leicester City Woodgate Adult Male Teams competed against teams from Rushden & Diamonds, Derby Diamonds, Asfordby Amateurs and Aylestone Park.

Leicester City Woodgate Diamonds drew a tough group on the day and finished in 3rd place in the group, players played very well, they were caught off guard in the first game versus Aylestone Park FC Blue, who fielded a very strong team and LCW lost the game by a few goals! But in the 2nd game, the team fought well and played some cracking football. Hitting the post 4 times, with some great efforts and the majority of possession, but lost 1-0.

Leicester City Woodgate Fosse put in a great team performance to finish 2nd in their group and won through to a place in the semi-finals versus Aylestone Park FC Blue, who narrowly won by 1 goal and the Fosse were unlucky as they had a goal disallowed. The team played in the play off and finished 4th overall.

Leicester City Woodgate Foxes, again played some great football in the competition and were unlucky not to secure a place in the semi’s.

A great day of football, although a tough day for All of our teams. Many ‘Thanks’ go to Philippa Bass and County FA Staff for organising the event for the 2nd Year running.

The Youth event was won by Oadby & Wigston Inclusive FC who won a hard fought game against Birstall Utd in the final.

Aylestone Park FC Blue won the Adults Division after extra time.

Leicester City Woodgate would like to wish both the teams ‘Good Luck’ in the Regional Event to be held at the end of February.

Next Fixtures for the Adults is Saturday 6th February when our teams will play in the Trophy Parlour Inclusive League Cup, an inaugural event for the Leicestershire & Rutland Inclusive Football League.

The Ladies team will play at Ellesmere College on the 3rd February against Northampton Ladies DFC.

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Development Victory

KimAfter hours of hard work on Sunday morning by the Aylestone Park staff removing the thick layer of snow that covered the pitch Leicester City Ladies Development side enjoyed a 5-1 league victory over Cosby United.
Carly Pegg opened the scoring for Leicester City Ladies after fourteen minutes when she perfectly chipped the ball over the head of the advancing keeper. The lead was doubled just before the half hour when Emily Boyes fired a low shot home from the edge of the box. Cosby United pulled a goal back ten minutes before half time through a fine solo goal.
Leicester City Ladies restored their two goal lead early in the second half with a well struck goal from Kim Yates. Eighteen minutes into the second half Carly Pegg scored her second with a free kick wide on the right floated into the goal. With ten minutes left in the game Kim Yates scored her second, after collecting an angled pass from player of the match fullback McKenzie Marta, beating the defence and coolly finishing.

Inclusive Update

Winter fixtures for Leicester City Woodgate Inclusive Teams, played at the LCFC Indoor Dome are well underway. Teams and players have competed very well in all fixtures. Our Ladies Inclusive Team also enjoyed an away match against Northampton Town DFC Ladies and had a great day with the players showing some great skill and team work. The Ladies were also treated to a ‘slap up’ buffet after the game and a mug of hot chocolate, which went down very well as the weather was very cold.
Upcoming events.
Our Junior & Youth Teams will be competing at the LCFC Dome on 16th January and in February Leicester City Woodgate will host a cup competition on behalf of the Leicestershire & Rutland Inclusive Football League. On the 24th January we will also be competing in the Inclusive Peoples Cup which will be run by the Leicestershire & Rutland County F.A., in February we have a mid week league to attend too, so there is plenty of football ahead.
If you know of a player or volunteer who would love to be part of our Inclusive (Disability) Football then contact: Mary Rudkin Send MailEmail or call 07752 746229
or Visit our facebook page
Leicester City Woodgate Inclusive Football Club
We run Junior, Youth and Adult Teams for players, males and females from the age of 6 right through to adult teams.

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First Team Start 2016 with a Victory

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Leicester City Ladies extended their unbeaten league record to seven matches with a 3-1 victory over Steel City Wanderers. Goals from Carmelina Colangelo and Ola Janicka gave Leicester City Ladies a 2-0 half time lead, Ola Janicka added her second after the break before Steel City grabbed a late consolation goal.

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Teen Zone

Girls aged 13-16 years old come along and bring a friend
Linwood Playing Fields, Saffron Lane, Leicester, LE2 6TG.
Every Thursday meet on the ATP at 7pm play until 8pm
All sessions are FREE.
Have fun playing football, learn new skills and make new friends.
Coaches FA Qualified, First Aid Trained, CRB checked.
Contact Academy Managers – Megan Footman
Mobile – 07557688130
Email – play@lclfc.co.uk
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2nd League Win of Season

Leicester City Ladies Development secured their 2nd league win on the bounce with a 2-1 victory over Asfordby Amateurs. Leicester City Ladies were on top from the start and completely dominated the 1st half with Beth Herrick giving them a deserved lead with a cool finish after a ball through from Katie Smith. Leicester City Ladies then doubled their lead with a brilliant solo goal from Katie Smith, who lobbed the goalkeeper with a half volley.
Half Time: Asfordby Amateurs 0 Leicester City Ladies 2
Asfordby Amateurs came into the game more in the second half and got a goal back with a very lucky shot. Leicester City Ladies started to panic and lost their rhythm and composure. Despite this Leicester City Ladies still created chances and could have increased their lead. In the end Leicester City Ladies managed to see the game out and come away with the victory.

Inclusive Festival at Aylestone Park FC

A Very Well done to Leicester City Woodgate Inclusive Teams who played at Aylestone Park Football Club on Saturday 17th October.
There was a few League Teams missing for this event due to half term, but everyone had a great morning of football in the sunshine!
Thanks must go to Andy Lenon and other Club volunteers from Aylestone Park Football Club for organising the football event.

Again we saw some great football from All our teams, we had 6 Adult Male Teams over the 2 divisions, players worked hard and played some excellent football, with the Match Officials making some complimentary remarks to All teams playing on the day.
Aylestone Park and Leicester City Woodgate Ladies played brilliantly too, great to see our new player Rachel Tasker doing very well and indeed for winning Player of the Day, but All the Ladies worked very hard against a strong Aylestone Park squad, Prya Patel, Clare Litchfield, and Kerry Litchfield and of course Rachel Tasker.
Overall a great display of football, Fair Play and Respect.
Many thanks to All the Leicester City Woodgate Volunteers who made today happen.

If you know of someone who would be interested in joining our Inclusive Football Teams for youngsters, adults, males and females with a learning, physical or sensory disability, special need or mental health issue, please contact:
Mary Rudkin
Email: inclusive@lclfc.co.uk
Mobile: 07752 746229
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First League Victory of the Season

LCLFC DevelopmentLeicester City Ladies Development picked up their first league win of the season, securing a great away win by beating Coalville Town 2-1. Leicester started brightly and were ahead after 15 minutes when Beth Herrick scored a screamer from 20 yards. Despite all of Leicester’s possession they couldn’t make it pay and Coalville equalised before half time.

Leicester started the second half well and continued to have lots of possession. They took the lead when Sophie Pickering played a ball over the top and Katie Smith ran on to it and finished brilliantly in to the bottom corner. Leicester would have increased their lead was it not for the Coalville goalkeeper who made numerous important saves.
A good team performance from Leicester and something to build on for the next league game.

County Cup Victory

IMG-20151004-WA0000Leicester City Ladies Development were drawn at home in the Leicestershire & Rutland County Cup against Oadby & Wigston Ladies F.C. The Development squad consists of many new players that the Club has welcomed to the Club for this season, so after a good game of football L.C.L.F.C. were chuffed to come away with a 4-1 win. The squad have been putting in some good performances in the Leicestershire Women’s Senior League and have been unlucky to only have 1 point from 4 games, so this will give the squad some confidence going into their next League fixture at the weekend, where they are away to Coalville Town. Well done to All players and Team Manager Manager Nathan Curtis.

Asfordby Inclusive Tournament

A very well done to our Inclusive Teams – Leicester City Woodgate Inclusive FC. We had six Adult Male Teams- one Youth Team – one Junior Team and one Ladies Team competing in the Leicestershire & Rutland Inclusive Football League at Asfordby Amateurs LGIFC who organised a brilliant tournament!! Well done to All Players and a massive Thanks to our volunteers! RESPECT for ALL.

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Girls Football Week

CI48EbKWsAA2ue9Leicester City Ladies Football Club is celebrating Girls Football Week.
Have great fun playing football with great team mates!
New players of All ages are invited to come along and join in with our teams.
Current players are invited to ‘bring a friend or 2’ along to training. #WeCanPlay
Starting Thursday evening 8th October and Every Thursday after that
Aylestone Park Football Club, Saffron Lane, Leicester LE2 6TG
Girls aged 5 – 12 years – 6.00-7.00 pm (school years 1-7)
Girls aged 13- 16 – 7 .00-8.00 pm (school years 8-11)

C’Mon Girls get down to LCLFC and ‘Get Into Football’….

Email: play@lclfc.co.uk / Text-Call 07752 746229

Solid Victory

21396703142_10777ec6ba_mIn their second league game of the season it was Leicester City Ladies who came away with the points with a 3-0 win over Asfordby Amateurs.
It was Leicester City Ladies who started off on the attack with Millie hitting the post. Midway through the first half Tallulah played a brilliant pass to Keira who stayed calm and placed the ball passed the keeper to put Leicester City Ladies 1-0 up.
Asfordby Amateurs had a chance to level the game but the Leicester City Ladies keeper Charlotte kept the ball out the net and then the defence managed to clear it.
Half time came with the score still at 1-0 and all to play for.
At the start of the second half Leicester City Ladies continued to attack with Tallulah, Millie and Remi forcing saves from the excellent Asfordby Amateurs keeper.
Midway through the 2nd half saw Remi intercept a pass and score, doubling Leicester City Ladies lead. With the game looking like it was done, Millie claimed a well-deserved goal firing it into the bottom corner of the net to give Leicester a 3-0 lead and secure the points.
Special shout out to Charlotte for keeping her first clean sheet of the season and Millie and Kiera for getting their first goals for the club.
Player of the match: Kiera

Presentation Event

LCLFC Inclusive section, Leicester City Woodgate Inclusive F.C. hosted a Presentation Event celebrating the players success from 2014-15. The Presentation event was held at the home of AFC Andrews and the 3G Sports Bar, who both show great support for our Inclusive Section. Players took part in friendly games and then the presentation took place. All players received a medal in recognition of their efforts throughout a busy season of training and League Fixture Events. Special mention must go to the Players below who won individual awards.

Blue Division Mangers Player of the Season – Shaun Harris
Blue Division Players Player of the Season – Luke Kruzynski
Red Division Players Player of the Season – James Cameron
Red Division Managers Player of the Season – Stephen Valkai & Carl Harris
Female Player of the Season – Kerry Litchfield

A very special mention must go to All the volunteers who support and give their time and commitment to Leicester City Woodgate Inclusive F.C., they do a brilliant job for the Club.
Senior Section Volunteers – Manjit Takhar, Helen Rudkin, Beth Valkai, David Codd, Mick Pinney, Martin Oswin, Amanda Cox, Paul & Mary Rudkin
Junior Section Volunteers – Paul Gibson, Lee Gibson, Archie & Harry Gethins and Joe Pietrzyk

Pre-season training resumed in early August and the teams are now looking forward to their 1st League Fixture Event in the Leicestershire & Rutland Inclusive Football League 2015-16 which is being hosted Saturday 19th September at Asfordby Amateurs Ladies, Girls & Inclusive .FC. from 10.30-1.30 pm. We will have 6 Male Adult, 6 a side teams, 1 Junior, 1 Youth and 1 Ladies team competing in the League this week.

Our Inclusive Section is currently looking for sponsors for the season ahead, for kit, tracksuits, transport and general running costs.

Please contact: Mary Rudkin: Email: inclusive@lclfc.co.uk or call 07752 746229

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County Cup Victory

21396703142_10777ec6ba_mA huge well done to Leicester City Ladies Under 12s who won their first competitive game together this Sunday in the first round of the County Cup.
After their first league game was postponed, they welcomed Hinckley AFC Juniors U12 Girls to Linwood Playing Fields. Both teams started the game with great enthusiasm but it was Leicester City Ladies who took the lead with Ellie scoring two great goals in the first half. Leicester looked dangerous on the attack and could easily have been further ahead at the break.
The second half started off a little shaky for the home side, with Hinckley scoring within the first ten minutes. There were some great changes from both teams, but some great saves were pulled off from both goalkeepers to keep their teams in the game. In the final ten minutes the tension was unbearable for coaches and spectators alike, with Hinckley very close to equalising in the final few minutes.
A huge well done to all of the players for brilliant individual performances all round and a huge thankyou to all parents and families for their support.
Final Score: Leicester City Ladies 2 – 1 Hinckley AFC Juniors
Man of the Match as voted by parents deservedly goes to goalkeeper Charlotte for an excellent performance.

Under 16s

Leicester City Ladies U16’s are looking for players to add to and strengthen their squads for the season ahead.
Girls in school years 10 & 11 from September are invited to attend.
Training sessions are on Thursdays 7.00-8.00pm at our home training and playing venue, Aylestone Park Football Club, Saffron Lane, Leicester LE2 6TG

For more information message please email play@lclfc.co.uk or call 07714088838.

Hard Work Rewarded

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Final score: Leicester City Ladies 4-0 Desford Girls
Man of the Match: Remi

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Skills Academy

Girls aged 5-11 years old
come along and bring a friend
Linwood Playing Fields, Saffron Lane, Leicester, LE2 6TG.
Every Thursday meet outside club house 6pm Play until 7pm
All skills sessions are FREE.
Have fun playing football, learn new skills and make new friends.
Coaches FA Qualified, First Aid Trained, CRB checked.
Contact Academy Managers – Megan Footman
Mobile – 07557688130
Email – minis@lclfc.co.uk
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New Players Wanted

Be inspired by the England Womens’ Football Team and their performance in the FIFA World Cup 2015!!
Leicester City Ladies will be celebrating 50 years of Sporting Excellent in 2016, and the club is looking to positively develop and expand. To meet this aim Leicester City Ladies are looking for players, managers and coaches of all ages, experience and ability to join the build up to celebrate 50 years of development of girls, womens and inclusive football.
If you would like to be part of Leicester City Ladies please email play@lclfc.co.uk or phone 07714088838
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Leicester City Women FC 7 a side tournament

The Under 15’s entered this 7 a side tournament and played in the U16’s age group.
The girls played in a group with teams from Syston Town ( x2 ) and Barwell & Burbage.
The girls played Syston 1 in the first game and won a hard fought game 1 nil.
The second group game was against Syston 2, the girls found themselves 2 nil down early in the game. Despite a much better second half the scoreline remained 2 nil to Syston.
So to the final group game against Barwell & Burbage who had beaten both Syston teams in their first 2 games.
The girls looked to attack from the off and the girls were 2 nil up by half time. The girls saw out the second half and the scoreline remained 2 nil.
With 3 teams finishing level on points , the girls missed out on topping the group by 1 goal.
So in the semi final the girls played Barwell & Burbage again.
In a tight first half Megan nipped in to finish well after hesitancy in the Barwell defence. So the girls took a 1 nil lead into half time.
After an early goal at the start of the second half the girls produced some fantastic football scoring 3 more goals. So goals from Megan,Rebecca 3 and Indiana saw the girls through to the final after a 5 nil win, where they would play Syston 2.
In the final the girls took an early lead through another good finish from Megan.By half time Syston had sored 2 goals to go in 2 – 1 up.The girls got to grips with the game in the second half and started to play some good football again creating numerous good chances but for the performance of the Syston goalkeeper the girls may have turned the game around. But they were unable to add to the scoreline so the game finished 2 – 1 to Syston.
A great effort from all the girls playing against teams who were U16’s last season.

The team are looking for players to strengthen the squad for the new season ahead. Any girls who are interested should contact the manager Nathan Worrall by phone 07542741260 or e-mail under16@lclfc.co.uk

Senior Fixtures Released

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Partially Sighted Players

image1Leicester City Woodgate Inclusive FC are looking to recruit players to form a new Partially Sighted Football Team, which will eventually play in the British Blind Sport Partially Sighted League.
Manjit Takhar, Team Coach is working with local groups and organisations to identify new players to become involved, so if you are Partially Sighted, 16 years and over, contact Manjit Takhar Email: partiallysighted@lclfc.co.uk or Telephone Mobile: 07772213946.

New Senior Head Coach

Leicester City Ladies are pleased to announce the appointment of Holly Searson as Head Coach of the senior section of the club for the forthcoming season. Holly who is a UEFA ‘A’ Licence Prep qualified coach comes highly recommended with experience as player and coach at Lincoln City Women’s FA Centre of Excellence, Captain of Lincoln College Women’s FA Academy, Nottingham Forest Ladies, Red Bull New York SC and Manchester United.
Holly is a replacement for Matt Cook who has decided to stand down as First Team Manager after seven years in the position. Leicester City Ladies would like to put on record their appreciation of all Matt’s efforts in the growth and development of the club. Matt remains part of the club and will continue to support the growth of Women’s Football.
Leicester City Ladies are looking forward to the new season at Aylestone Park with Holly and her team making full use of the brand new ATP pitch for training, now twice a week, and using the main pitch for all home fixtures. The club can now offer the best facilities available in the county for the development of Junior and Senior Women’s football.
Speaking after making his decision to step down as First Team Manager Matt Cook commented “It has been 7 years and at 29 years of age it is now time for me to take on new challenges. Leicester City Ladies have been a key part in my development as a coach, a manager and a person and I will always be eternally grateful for them giving me the opportunity and I would like to think I grabbed it with both hands. I have so many fantastic memories that I cannot go into in one statement but when I think of all that’s been achieved its quite remarkable and for that I have to thank every single player over the past seven years, also every coach and committee member who backed the seniors at key times. I believe I have built friendships that will remain for a long time and that is the most rewarding thing I will take from my time as First Team Manager that far surpasses any footballing results. To conclude I have to thank Club Chairman Steve Crayfourd for trusting me at 22 years of age to work with the seniors, Club Secretary Sue Foulkes for being by my side at every moment, Mary Rudkin for guiding the football side and Mark Yates who promoted my teams so well and all the great volunteers who have helped me in anyway. Leicester City Ladies is a fantastic football club and I leave the first team management post with a heavy heart and all I can say is thank you! I have had the best time I can’t even begin to explain what the club has given me. I wish the new management team every success in the new season.”

Leicester City Woodgate Win Gold

Leicester City Woodgate Inclusive Football Club, hosted a Football Event on the 14th June on behalf of the Special Olympics East Midlands.
The Event took place at the home of AFC Andrews, the great facility at Aylestone Recreation Ground, where Benny Irwin, Club Chairman and the owners of the 3G Sports Bar/Cafe made all the teams welcome, which was a great start to the day of football.
Teams in attendance were, Special Olympics Redditch(2 teams), Riverside FC, Mansfield Disability FC (2 teams), Blue Blazers Disability, Asfordby Amateurs Inclusive FC and our own Leicester City Woodgate Teams(6 teams).
All in all, a total of 15 teams were due to start the competition, sadly 2 teams had to pull out on the day of the event, which meant that 13 teams took part over 2 ability divisions.
The Competition was ran on a league basis, with Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal places being awarded to the top 3 teams in each Division.
Some cracking football took place from all of the teams and the games were played in a competitive yet Respectful manner.
Local referees, Bill Amen, Lottie Sparling, Ray Sharman, Andy Gilroy, Callum Timperely and Lone Millin did a great job officiating the competition and their support of Inclusive Football in Leicestershire is much appreciated.
David Morley, Chairman of East Midlands Special Olympics was present to support the event and thoroughly enjoyed watching the football and was also on hand to present the Medals to the winning teams.
All Players, Managers and Coaches were applauded for their efforts on the pitch and Respect and Fair play shown throughout the day.
Blue Division Gold Medal Winners – Leicester City Woodgate Blue
Silver Medal Winners – Leicester City Woodgate Yellow
Bronze Medal Winners – Mansfield Town DFC A
Red Division Gold Medal Winners – Asfordby Amateurs IFC
Silver Medal Winners -Riverside FC
Bronze Medal Winners – Mansfield Town DFC B

Football Event organiser, Mary Rudkin ‘Thanked’ All teams that took part on the day and praised the volunteers from Leicester City Woodgate who made it a great event for All the players to enjoy.
Special ‘Thank-you’ too for David Morley, Acting Chairman-Special Olympics East Midlands for supporting the day and Angela Morley, Special Olympics East Midlands-Secretary who helped to co-ordinate the event.
We are always looking to recruit players from all over Leicestershire & Rutland, male and female players, from the age of 5 up to Senior Aduts, no upper limit!! are invited to join our Club or we can signpost you to an Inclusive (Disability) Club in your area.
So, if you are a player, or indeed if you know of a player who has a learning, physical or sensory special need or disability who would be interested in getting involved in pan disability football or Special Olympics Football contact Mary as below:
Mary Rudkin
Email:inclusive@lclfc.co.uk
Text or Telephone 07752 746229

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St. George’s Park hosts Inclusive Festival

Sunday 7th June saw just one of our Adult Male teams, our Ladies Team, Junior and Youth Teams taking part in a Festival of Football again hosted by Philippa at St. George’s Park, Burton on Trent, home the the Football Association, a magnificent facility.
Our Ladies joined up with the Ladies from Asfordby Amateurs Inclusive and Aylestone Park Inclusive to play against Northampton Town F.C. Ladies.
The Leicestershire Ladies Team were victorious on the day, winning the competition on penalties and Michelle Bramley was absolutely chuffed to be presented with the trophy on behalf of the team.
The Lads team just missed out on a place in the final, but had a great day of football.

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Under 15s at the King Power

18315539391_3dd35b7892_mThe Under 15’s took a squad of eight players for this six a side tournament. Six teams made up the group with teo Leicester City Ladies teams, two from Oadby & Wigston and two from Syston Town.
The girls won their first game 2 – 1 against Syston Town A. Two nil nil draws followed against Leicester City Ladies Diamonds and Syston Town B.
A one nil win against Oadby & Wigston B set up the final group game against Oadby & Wigston A to decide the winners and runners up of the group stage.
A very close game was played out with the girls taking the lead but Oadby & Wigston came back strongly and won the game 2 – 1.
The girls played some great football to finish second in the group with a record of, played 5, won 2, drew 2, lost 1.
So to the semi finals and the girls played Syston Town A who they had played in the first game. With very few clear cut chances in the game, it finished nil nil, so with no extra time it was straight to a penalty shoot out. Which finished 3 – 3 after five penalties each , so it went to sudden death and Syston won through on the day.
It was tough on the girls who had only lost one game in open play, but that’s tournament football.
All of the girls should be proud of their efforts on the day.
The players and two coaches thoroughly enjoyed the day and the opportunity to play and coach at the King Power Stadium.

The team are looking for players to strengthen the squad for the new season ahead. Any girls who are interested should contact the manager Nathan Worrall by phone 07542741260 or email

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Season Review

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Squad
Alizeh, Chloe, Danni, Emily, Emma, Isabelle, Jashika, Jaskirat, Louise, Lucy, Maya, Megan, Munashe, Priyanka, Rebecca.
As the season approached it was very doubtful whether we would have a team to play in the Leicester City & County Girls Football League.
When we were scheduled to play our first League game we had eight registered players. After a lot of hard work from some of the fantastic volunteers within LCLFC we were able to bring in seven new players who we had to get registered by the end of September or withdraw from the League an ultimatum issued by the League.
So the Under 15’s played the first League game at the end of September instead of the planned opening fixture at the end of August.
Having had to postpone the fixtures for September, despite being given that time to get a team together by the League, we were fined for postponing two of those games, this also left us facing a fine if we postponed any further games throughout the season (more on that later).
So on the 28th September the League season began with a home game against Oadby Owls. After a bright start to the game the girls took the lead but by the end were well beaten by a very strong Oadby Owls team.
After getting that first League game played it was to be another two weeks before the girls played again against the eventual League champions Oadby & Wigston Rovers, where the girls suffered their heaviest defeat of the season.
It was to be another three weeks before the girls played again, in the League against Leicester City Ladies Diamonds in what was one of the teams best performances of the season but ended in defeat by the odd goal. A week later and the girls picked up their first point of the season away to Asfordby where it was felt by the two coaches that it should have been the teams first win.
With games planned for most Sundays throughout November and December it was hoped the team would keep up this level of performance but three postponements on the trot meant only one game was played between mid November and Christmas.
With 13 League games to be played from January to April plus League cup fixtures, this caused issues on a number of occasions with the availability of players, the team played twice 10 v 11 and in one game played 9 v 11.
In what was a very tough season this group of girls showed in certain games what they are capable of playing some good football.With so many new players joining the group it was always going to be difficult to find that consistency, coming up against players and teams who have been playing for 3, 4 or 5 years.
The team eventually finished 9th in the League.
Semi finalists in the League Cup.
Quarter Finalists in the County Cup.
A special mention to Lucy, Louise, Chloe, Emily, Megan and Rebecca who stuck with this team, along with Isabelle and Danni helped the 7 new girls to the game, settle in to competitive football.
As manager the most pleasing thing this season was the development shown by all of the girls and especially the four who took their first steps into senior football, well done to Lucy,Emily,Chloe and Rebecca for playing for the LCLFC development team.

King Power Stadium

On the 27th May, our players, Juniors, Youth and Adults Teams were invited to attend a football festival held at the amazing King Power Stadium, home of Leicester City Football Club. Philippa Bass (LRCFA) and David Eassom (LCFC), welcomed players and teams who had taken part in the Midweek League, Day Centre’s and Schools and Colleges also attended who had been part of the Disability Football Development Fund programme throughout the season. The event saw around 200 players attending.
All players loved playing on the pitch and it was certainly a great opportunity for everyone.
Our Ladies played teams from Derwent College and Northampton Town FC, and had a great time too.
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End of Season

17328965765_df3ea7b771_oLeicester City Ladies final month of the season saw a mix of performances and results in the league with away wins at Reedswood and Solihull the highlights.
The end of the season however will be remembered for the Leicester City Ladies first County Cup final in five years and penalty kicks is all that denied them regaining the trophy the club dominated throughout the 1990s. In a great first half of the County Cup Final saw four goals with Loughborough Students replied to Kay Hilliers early double strike. From there it came a tense affair with chances at both ends and this continued into extra time. Neither team deserved to loose on penalties but sadly someone had to and a 4-2 score line took the trophy back to Students.
Leicester City Ladies Manager Matt Cook commented after the final “It’s been a horrendous season really on and off the pitch so to have that occasion makes the season memorable, the team all had their family and mini players as mascots and the support for our team at Holmes Park was overwhelming and to be quite frank it felt like a home game, the families of the players were fantastic. To miss out on penalties is hard but the performance on the day was great. Hopefully there will be more happier events like the County Cup final next year as for a good club it’s had its hard this year, I just want to thank everybody involved for all their efforts in 2014/15.”

Inclusive Update

It has been a busy two months of Inclusive Fixtures, since our Win at the People’s Cup at Harborough Town FC on the 18th April.
We have taken part in:
Mid Week league Fixtures at the New Ellesmere College on the 22nd April, with Leicester City Woodgate Teams playing in the Higher and Moderate Divisions.
Inclusive League Fixture Events were then held at Birstall Utd on the 25th April and Ibstock Utd on the 16th May.
On the 3rd May, Leicestershire and Rutland County FA played host to the Annual Inclusive League Festival at Holmes Park which was a fabulous day of football all round, with Junior, Youth, Adult Male and Female teams playing at the same venue, a busy day for sure, thanks to Philippa Bass, Disability FDO and John Ball, Chairman of the L & R Inclusive Football Partnership,who presented the players with their Awards for the day.
On the 6th May, Leicester City Woodgate Ladies joined in a Female Football Festival again at the New Ellesmere College facility, with other Girls and Ladies teams from around the City and County Schools and Colleges, who all took part in a Fun Day of Football Skills and Small sided games. Guest Speakers arrived from Aston Villa Ladies and Leicester City Women FC and the Students from South Leicestershire College, working with Philippa Bass organised the days event, which made a great day of football for all the female players.
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Football Mash Up

Football Mash UpFOOTBALL MASH UP at Leicester City Ladies F.C.

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AGM

Leicester City Ladies Annual General Meeting will take place at King Power Stadium, Filbert Way, Leicester, LE2 7FL starting at 730pm on Thursday 21st May. All senior players, parents of junior players and all managers and coaches are invited to attend.

Season Review

The Diamonds have had a very good season finishing 2nd in the League to a very strong Oadby & Wigston Rovers side. They also finished runners up in the County Cup after losing 3-1 to Oadby Owls in extra time having beaten Oadby & Wigston Rovers 5-1 and Asfordby 8-0 on the way to the Final. They also got knocked out in the Semi Final of the League Cup after losing on penalties 3-2 after drawing the game 2-2 to Oadby & Wigston Rovers despite being the better side on the day. They had beaten Harborough Town 2-0 and Oadby Owls 3-2 on the way to the Final. In my opinion the girls deserved to win a trophy this season for their efforts but football isn’t always fair and April has proved to be a disappointing month in the final run of fixtures. However credit must go to 2 strong sides in Oadby & Wigston Rovers & Oadby Owls who beat them in the games that mattered. The girls will now look forward to their end of season tour to Butlins in Bognor.

Firsts Bounce Back

Preston-ReedswoodLeicester City Ladies aimed to bounce back after a disappointing defeat to Leafield with an away trip to FC Reedswood. The away side had a mixed start with our forward play looking bright, but our defence starting off shaky. Leicester City Ladies who struck first when Kay Hillier was brought down in the box by the keeper, the ref played advantage perfectly and new signing Kim Yates reacted fastest to claim her first competitive goal for the club. The lead did not last long however after numerous cheap free kicks FC Reedswood found the back of the net from long range. Becky Preston then restored the lead picking up the ball from Kay Hillier, running past two players and hammering one in from twenty five yards out. The lead was almost taken straight away again when Sarah Burbidge brought a player down in the box leaving the referee with no choice but to award a penalty and a yellow card for the offence. Fortunately for Leicester City Ladies the penalty went high over the bar and the half time score was 1-2.
The second half started similar to the 1st with both sides trying to play attractive football, the 70th minute came and a late tackle on keeper Catt triggered a scuffle between Sarah and the Reedswood number 10, the referee gave Sarah her second yellow and the Reedswood number 10 received a booking for the tackle and talked her way to a second yellow leaving both teams down to ten players. Leicester City Ladies came to life in the last fifteen minutes and finished the stronger side with numerous chances for the front three of Kay Hillier, Khe and Kim which were all narrowly missing the target leaving the full time score 1-2.
Leicester City Ladies Player of the Match Becky Preston. Everybody gave there all in this match, Kay Hillier was also a big shout for player of the match with two assists.

Diamonds Lose Last League Game

Leicester City Ladies Diamonds finished off their League campaign with a disappointing 3-0 defeat to Champions Oadby & Wigston Rovers. Unlike the previous week when the Diamonds were the better team this week they didn’t have the same zest abut them. Oadby & Wigston Rovers opened the scoring early on and then scored two more times to take an unassailable lead of 3-0 into half time.
Half Time Oadby & Wigston Rovers 3 Leicester City Ladies Diamonds 0
The Diamonds showed a bit more endeavour in the 2nd half but found the superb Oadby & Wigston Rovers goalkeeper in fine form and she stopped everything that was thrown at her. It ended 3-0 to the hosts at Full Time.
Full Time Oadby & Wigston Rovers 3 Leicester City Ladies Diamonds 0
Leicester City Ladies Diamonds: Jocelyn, Eleni, Beth, Lucy, Shania, Olivia D, Molly, Olivia C, Lauren, Megan, Laura, D’Shayney and Chloe

Diamonds Suffer Penalty Agony

Leicester City Ladies Diamonds unluckily lost their League Cup Semi – Final 3-2 on penalties after drawing 2-2 with Champions Oadby & Wigston Rovers. Despite dominating for large periods of the game and having the lion’s share of possession they went out of the Cup on penalties. This was the hardest defeat of the season to take as the girls put in so much effort and deserved to reach the Final on the day.
The first half started in the worst way possible for the Diamonds when Lucy sliced a corner into her own net in the 2nd minute to put the Diamonds on the back foot. Both sides sparred with each other for most of the 1st half and there were no clear cut chances with both sets of girls giving their all. The Diamonds just about shaded the 1st half on possession and were looking the stronger team but it was Rovers who went in at Half Time with a 1-0 lead.
Half Time Leicester City Ladies Diamonds 0 Oadby & Wigston Rovers 1
The 2nd half was a bit more of an entertaining half with chances at both ends. Again the Diamonds were the stronger team and looked the most likely to score. However a long range free kick from Oadby & Wigston Rovers caught Jocelyn out and Rovers took a 2-0 lead which really didn’t reflect the game. However the Diamonds girls are full of character and never give up. Changing to a 3-5-2 formation the Diamonds pegged Rovers’ back into their own half for much of the 2nd half. The Diamonds scored a superb goal from Molly who blasted in a 20 yarder to pull a goal back for the Diamonds with 15 minutes to go. It was all Diamonds now and Oadby were defending resolutely. The Diamonds got their reward 5 minutes from time when a shot by Shania deceived the keeper and levelled the score at 2-2. There only looked one winner now but Rovers managed to keep the score to 2-2 at Full Time.
Full Time Leicester City Ladies Diamonds 2 Oadby & Wigston Rovers 2,
There was then a pointless 5 minutes each way of extra time (surely should be 10 minutes each way like the County Cup) that didn’t produce anything of note and so to the dreaded penalty shoot out. The Diamonds scored through Lauren and Molly but Olivia C, Olivia D and Tiarna did not and Rovers held their nerve and won the penalty shoot out 3-2.
On the day the girls might have lost on penalties but I just want to say how proud the Joint Managers are with their never say die attitude and display on the day that deserved a win. Sometimes football can be cruel but the girls took it on the chin. Fair play to Oadby & Wigston Rovers as they held their nerve in the penalty shoot out.
Leicester City Ladies Diamonds: Jocelyn, Eleni, Beth, Lucy, Shania x 1, Olivia D, Molly, Olivia C, Lauren, Tiarna, D’Shayney, Megan, Chloe, Jenna and Laura.

Peoples Cup Victory

The Peoples Cup for Leicestershire was hosted at Harborough Town Football Club on Saturday 18th April and organised by Philippa Bass from the Leicestershire & Rutland County FA & Inclusive Football Partnership.
The People’s Cup saw Inclusive teams competing from across the Midlands – Leicester City Woodgate-3 teams, Mansfield Town- 2 teams, Harborough Town, Aylestone Park, Redditch Special Olympics, Delos S & L- 2 teams, Riverside and Oakdale.
The Three Leicester City Woodgate Teams, all played brilliantly in the Peoples Cup, our Leicester City Foxes team, captained and led by Jamie Hereworth, were in the 3rd place play off but lost out by 1-0 to Delos S & L, our Leicester City Woodgate Fosse Team, captained and led by Kyle Hereworth, again competed brilliantly and got through to a 4th place play-off but again just lost out by 1-0 to Redditch Special Olympics. .
Leicester City Woodgate team finished 2nd in their group to secure a semi final place against local rivals Aylestone Park, the game finished level after extra time, so a penalty shoot out took place and LCW won 3-2 in the penalty competition with Adam Mattock in goal saving brilliantly to secure the victory.
The Final of the Peoples Cup saw Leicester City Woodgate compete against Mansfield Town who they had lost to, by 2-0 in the group stages. However the team, led by Captain, Martin Oswin made a brilliant start pressing forward and defending well, a well deserved 3-1 win saw Leicester City Woodgate lifting the Peoples Cup, a very proud moment indeed for the Club.
Winning Squad. Adam Mattock (GK), Martin Oswin (Captain), Pavan Padam, Dave Codd, Dan Watson, Dean Baxter.
Congratulations to All players from the three Squads for showing Respect & Fair Play for All alongside being competitive and playing some excellent football, as individuals and as a team, it was a great day of Inclusive Football for sure and great to see some old faces from when our teams competed in the East Midlands League.
The Peoples Cup is a joint venture between the Football Association and the BBC and is part of the BBC’s ‘Get Inspired’ campaign, which encourages people of all ages to get involved in sport.
Want to play Inclusive Football, or get involved as a volunteer or coach…email…inclusive@lclfc.co.uk or text/call 07752 746229

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Diamonds Win In Entertaining Game

Leicester City Ladies Diamonds won an entertaining game 7-1 against their sister side. The Diamonds were on the front foot from the start and enjoyed lots of possession. However they found Lucy, the opposition goalkeeper, in fine form and she produced save after save, especially from D’shayney, to keep the Diamonds at bay. The Diamonds opened the scoring in the 15th minute through a superb 20 yard shot from Tiarna that gave the keeper no chance. After 20 minutes Olivia D turned poacher as she turned a goal ward bound shot into the net to make the score 2-0. The Diamonds rounded off the half with a neat lob finish by Lauren to make it 3-0 before the break.
Half Time Leicester City Ladies Diamonds 3 Leicester City Ladies 0
The 2nd half was again an entertaining half and both teams were giving it their all. The Diamonds made it 4-0 with a smart finish from Laura on 50 minutes. However the goal of the game came from the opposition when Rebecca scored a lovely 25 yard left foot shot that gave Jocelyn no chance in goal to make it 4-1. The Diamonds went 5-1 up on 70 minutes with a superb free kick from 25 yards from Lauren that flew into the net. D’shayney added 2 further goals in the last 10 minutes to leave the score 7-1. This was a very entertaining game played in a good spirit by both sides. Hopefully both sides can progress in their semi-final games on Sunday April 19th.
Full Time Leicester City Ladies Diamonds 7 Leicester City Ladies 1
Leicester City Ladies Diamonds: Jocelyn, Eleni, Beth, Shania, Molly, Olivia C, Lauren x 2, Tiarna x 1, Megan, Olivia D x 1, D’shayney x 2, Chloe, Jenna and Laura x 1.

Diamonds Draw In Disappointing Display

Leicester City Ladies Diamonds produced a disappointing display in a 1-1 draw with Bedworth Eagles Girls although the dreadful windy conditions were a factor. The Diamonds never really got into their stride in the 1st half and although created a few chances they were wayward in their shooting. That said they still took the lead with a smart finish from Jenna but even though they had the wind in their favour they couldn’t add to their goal tally.
Half Time Leicester City Ladies Diamonds 1 Bedworth Eagles Girls 0
The 2nd half produced an improved display from the Diamonds and even though they were playing against the wind they produced some good chances and D’shayney went close with a lovely chip that drifted wide of the goal. However Bedworth more than matched them in the 2nd half and also had their opportunities. Bedworth equalised with ten minutes to go when the Diamonds did not defend a corner very well and Bedworth scored with a well taken shot. The game was up for grabs now and both sides pushed forward but to there was no end product. The Diamonds nearly snatched it at the death after a superb run and cross from Olivia D was narrowly headed wide by Olivia C. All in all a draw was a fair result and the Diamonds look destined to finish 2nd in the League now unless a miracle happens.
Full Time Leicester City Ladies Diamonds 1 Bedworth Eagles 1
Leicester City Ladies Diamonds: Jocelyn, Eleni, Beth, Olivia D, Chloe, Olivia C, Lauren, Shania, Jenna x 1, Molly, Laura, Megan and D’shayney,

League Back Outside

Leicester City Woodgate Teams continue with their busy season with Junior, Youth & Adult teams playing their fixtures in the LCFC Dome during March. Leicester City Woodgate Teams always have a good turn out from all our sections competing on a regular basis.
April fixtures were hosted by Asfordby Amateurs L&G Inclusive at Asfordby Sports Ground on Saturday 11th April.
The weather was very kind to us All and all teams competing had a great day. Paul Gibson & Archie Gethins were kept busy managing the Junior & Youth Teams and Mick Pinney, Paul Rudkin Beth Valkai & Helen Rudkin co-ordinating the Adult Teams. The players had a great day, it was good to be back outside playing on grass after the winter League fixtures which were played in the LCFC Dome.
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Firsts Win Tight Encounter

Leicester City Ladies followed up their away point to Leafield with another good away performance and a clean sheet as well.
City took a well deserved lead half through the first half when a Brant cross was headed in superbly by skipper Kilby.
Second half was different as Solihull pushed Leicester City Ladies back and saw many chances come and go. With three subs needed through injury City fought all the way to the end and were unlucky not to sneak a second on the final whistle.
Leicester City Ladies manager Matt Cook commented “This was a frustrating game but in terms of effort with the squad pushed to its limits them it was an A* performance. Solihull I’m sure feel unlucky to. I had to to make so many changes, striker Chiv played central midfield, Kay went to full back to name just a couple so well done for keeping together girls and picking up three points.”
Leicester City Ladies Player of the match: Sarah Burbidge

Diamonds Suffer Extra Time Loss In County Cup Final

Diamonds CountyCupFinal2015Leicester City Ladies Diamonds were beaten 3-1 in extra time by a determined and competitive Oadby Owls’ side who gave everything for their Manager to win the County Cup. The game was a great advert for girls football and was played at a terrific pace and with some great football and the game ebbed and flowed throughout. On the night no side deserved to win or lose but there has to be a winner and Oadby Owls proved the stronger and better finishers in extra time to gain their win and fair play to them.
The first half mainly belonged to the Diamonds but Oadby were always threatening on the break. The Diamonds created numerous half chances with both Lauren and Shania coming close but they couldn’t breach the Owls defence and goalkeeper who had a superb game. Both sides were passing the ball well and the quality shown by both sides was a joy to watch. With half time approaching the Diamonds took the lead when Olivia D superbly drove the ball home to give the Diamonds a 1-0 lead at half time.
Half Time Leicester City Ladies Diamonds 1 Oadby Owls 0
At half time the Diamonds were warned that Oadby Owls were not finished and so it proved. Again the play was pretty even and the determination and skill shown by both teams was superb and must have been a pleasure to watch for the neutral. With 20 minutes left Oadby Owls’ equalised with a superb effort from their striker and it was game on. Again both sides battled and both had chances to win the game in normal time. The best chance fell to D’shayney a minute from time but her header came back off the bar and the sides were level at full time.
Full Time Leicester City Ladies Diamonds 1 Oadby Owls 1
This led to 10 minutes extra time each way. There were some tired legs on both teams with players going down with cramp at various intervals. The quality was still in the game but the chances were getting less. That said once again the Oadby Owls’ striker scored a superb strike to give Oadby the lead for the first time. The 1st half of extra time ended with Oadby winning 2-1. In the 2nd half of extra time it didn’t matter what the Diamonds threw at Oadby as it was repelled. With a minute to go their striker completed her hat trick with another superb strike to finally put the game to bed with a 3-1 victory.
As much as it was a disappointment for the Diamonds to lose the Final as it was an even affair credit must go to Oadby Owls. Their Management and players fully deserve their success as they play the game in the right way and both sets of players were a credit to their clubs. Hopefully the Diamonds will bounce back and win something this season as that is what their players deserve for such a good season they have had.
Full Time After Extra Time Leicester City Ladies Diamonds 1 Oadby Owls 3

Leicester City Ladies Diamonds: Jocelyn, Eleni, Shania, Beth, Lucy, Olivia D x 1, Olivia C, Lauren, Tiarna , Molly, Jenna, D’shayney, Laura, Megan and Chloe.

Diamonds Win in Tough Conditions

Leicester City Ladies Diamonds got back to winning ways with a 4-2 victory over Loughborough Foxes in some atrocious windy and rainy conditions that both sides did well to play and produce some good football in. Diamonds started well and despite the conditions knocked the ball around as well as they could. However against the run of play Loughborough Foxes took the lead with a superb shot that Jocelyn could do nothing about. The Diamonds’ heads didn’t go down though and a superb flowing move was finished off with a sweet shot by D’shayney to draw the sides level. Another flowing move followed 5 minutes later and a superb cross by Olivia C was expertly finished by Molly. At this stage there was only one team in it and D’shayney had 3 good chances to stretch the lead but she either put them wide or hit the post. These misses proved to be costly as Loughborough equalised with another good finish to undeservedly go in level at half time 2-2.
Half Time Leicester City Ladies Diamonds 2 Loughborough Foxes 2
The 2nd half started and the conditions were a little bit better. The Diamonds were again quick out of the blocks and it seemed only a matter of time before they scored again. After hitting the post another 2 times Tiarna settled the nerves with a superb 25 yard finish that flew into the net. With only a 1 goal advantage the game still wasn’t won but the Diamonds continued to spurn chances. They hit the post another 2 times, to make it 6 times the post was hit in total in the match, and you felt it wasn’t going to be their day and they would get caught with a sucker punch equaliser. However the game was put to bed when Lauren chipped the keeper to make it 4-2 and finally we could relax ! Overall the girls put in a very commanding performance in difficult conditions and can now look forward to the County Cup Final on April 1st with confidence.
Full Time Leicester City Ladies Diamonds 4 Loughborough Foxes 2
Leicester City Ladies Diamonds:- Jocelyn, Eleni, Shania, Beth, Olivia D, Olivia C, Lauren x 1, Tiarna x 1, Molly x 1, D’shayney x 1, Laura, Megan and Chloe.

Leicester Full Value for Away Point

Leicester City Ladies take a well earned point home after battling hard away to Leafield Athletic. The warm weather wasn’t enough to improve the pitch condition which affected much of both sides tactics going into the game, however it was the away side that started the brightest with chances for Khe and Chiv before Brant forces a big save from Leafields keeper. The home side had chances too, Leicester City Ladies needed keeper Catt to be brave at the feet of the striker on two occasions getting caught in the process.
The second half was much the same with the ball going end to end and both teams showing real desire and commitment to their cause. It was Leicester City Ladies who had the best chance of the second half as a mix up at the back put Abbie through who unfortunately couldn’t keep her effort from 20 yards under the bar. Plenty of positives to take into the next game. Full Time 0-0.
“Player of the match is hard to pick,” quoted first team coach Nathan Curtis “Stacey Hills was brilliant today, Khe Obeyisimi had a very very good game to but I have to agree with Sue Foulkes and give it captain Ez Kilby for being a proper leader today.”

Diamonds Held In Tough Game

Leicester City Ladies Diamonds suffered a setback in their title race challenge when they were held to a 1-1 draw against a well organised and committed Bedworth Gems who deservedly shared the spoils. The match was a very even contest throughout and from the off the Diamonds knew they were in for a tough game. The Gems were very organised and gave the Diamonds no room to play and it was always heading for a low scoring tight game. After a superb Shania shot was pushed round the post for a corner by a superb save from the keeper the Diamonds took the lead. Olivia D put a pinpoint corner into the box for Lauren to powerfully head home to put the Diamonds 1 up. After this the Diamonds had a few half chances that were either missed or saved by the keeper. However the Gems also had their chances and their lone striker was always a threat and Jocelyn had to be at her best to save a few dangerous efforts. The Gems equalised with a long range shot that managed to be too high to be pushed over the bar and the Diamonds knew they were in for a game. Just before half time a slick passing move by the Diamonds sent Lauren racing in but her shot was again superbly saved by the keeper so the teams went in at half time level.
Half Time Bedworth Gems 1 Leicester City Ladies Diamonds 1
The 2nd half again proved to be a even contest although the Diamonds got stronger towards the end of the half. The Diamonds had very few clear cut chances and the ones they did have were dealt with by the defence or keeper. With ten minutes to go it looked as if the Diamonds would at last snatch it when a mazy run by Lauren saw her beat four players but her powerful shot went wide and with it the victory that the Diamonds needed was gone.
This was a good game of football that was played in the right spirit by the both sets of girls and credit must go to Bedworth Gems who gave it their all and were a tough nut to crack.
Full Time Bedworth Gems 1 Leicester City Ladies Diamonds 1
Leicester City Ladies Diamonds:- Jocelyn, Eleni, Shania, Beth, Chloe, Olivia C, Lauren x 1, Megan, Olivia D, Jenna, D’shayney, Molly and Laura.

Diamonds Progress To Semi-Finals Of League Cup

Leicester City Ladies Diamonds overcame a very strong Oadby Owls side to progress to the semi finals of the League Cup with a narrow 3-2 victory. The two sides have now met four times this season including a friendly and the sides are very evenly matched and there is never any more than one goal in a game. The County Cup game on April 1st looks sure to be a cracker as well.
The game started off at a blistering pace with both sides committing players forward. Oadby Owls had the edge though and good defending and goalkeeping was keeping their attackers at bay. That said the Diamonds still looked dangerous going forward and took the lead in the 20th minute when a good pass by Laura was flicked home by Olivia C. However the lead lasted less than a minute as Oadby Owls equalised when there winger showed good strength and a good finish to level things up. The rest of the half was played with superb commitment from both sides and they went in at half time level with Oadby Owls shading the half.
Half Time Oadby Owls 1 Leicester City Ladies Diamonds 1
The 2nd half again proved to be a battle and both sides were full of desire to clinch the win. It was however the Diamonds who were looking the stronger and only the post denied them taking the lead. However it was Oadby Owls who took the lead to make it 2-1 with an excellent strike from their other winger that Jocelyn could do nothing about. This rocked the Diamonds but one thing they never do is give up. They battled and scrapped and finally got their reward when a goalmouth scramble was finally put in by Jenna to draw the Diamonds level at 2-2. With both sides looking for a winner it looked like extra time and penalties might be the only thing that could split the sides. However the Diamonds are renowned in the League for never giving up and they are the last 10 minutes specialists when it comes to getting late goals! This was again proved when a through ball found D’shayney clean through with a minute to play. D’shayney calmly took the ball in her stride and skilfully slid the ball into the net to cap a superb performance from the Diamonds. It was fitting that D’shayney got the winner as she was the Diamonds’ best player on the day.
Overall a very inspiring and pleasing display from the girls and Oadby must be fed up with the last minute goals we have scored against them this season! Well done to both sets of players for a superb advert for girls’ football.
Full Time Oadby Owls 2 Leicester City Ladies Diamonds 3
Leicester City Ladies Diamonds:- Jocelyn, Eleni, Olivia D, Beth, Shania, Olivia C x 1, Lauren , Laura, Molly, Jenna x 1, D’shayney x 1 and Megan

FA Minis

Leicester City Ladies Minis played only their second round of games against other teams. Zara, Mairead, Alannah, Rosie and Olivia made up a five a side team who with eight other teams from around the county played games in a great spirit on a sunny morning at Brockington College. Goals from Zara and Olivia with great support play from Alannah, Mairead and Rosie saw Leicester City Ladies win two matches and narrowly loose two.
The team look forward to taking part again in next months event, well done to all girls who took part.

Ladies Fight Back

IMG_9153In poor conditions Leicester City Ladies secured a vital three points at home to FC Reedswood. The game was moved to Aylestone Park due to poor pitch conditions at Reedswood and Leicester City Ladies will now travel in April.
The first half was even but Reedswood were unlucky not to be in front as Leicester City Ladies goalkeeper Cattell pulled off two superb saves. City had chances of their own as good link up play between Preston, Hillier, Brant and Chivers created good opportunities.
The Second half was much of the same but it was Reedswood who took the lead from a rebounded corner. Leicester City Ladies regrouped as conditions got worse and captain Erica Kilby slotted home with ten minutes to go to level the game. Leicester showed determination and pushed on for the win creating several chances and the goal came as Preston stole in to volley home at the back post to seal a vital win late in the game.
Leicester City Ladies manager Matt Cook commented “I thought we deserved it, others would disagree. Catt of course pulled off two amazing saves at crucial times but that’s her job as Beckys is to score as a striker who got the winner so I don’t understand why our goalkeeper making key saves means we do not deserve it? She played her fantastic part as did 13 others, it was a great team effort. I thought we put everything into the game, we rolled up our sleeves when the rain got heavier and over 90 minutes it was deserved.”
Leicester City Ladies Player of the Match: Aimie Cattell

Diamonds Bounce Back In The Cup

Leicester City Ladies Diamonds U15’s bounced back from their 1st defeat of the season last week with a comfortable 2-0 win in the League Cup away to Harborough Town. Harborough Town once again proved to be tough opponents but the Diamonds were in determined mood after last week and their passion and commitment returned. Diamonds opened the scoring with a lob from Molly and doubled their lead with a goal from Lauren to take a 2-0 lead in the first 15 minutes and set them on their way. With the Harborough keeper in inspired form the Diamonds who were dominant throughout the 1st half were kept at bay from opening up a 5 or 6 goal lead at half time and the 2-0 margin didn’t do them justice.
Half Time: Harborough Town 0 Leicester City Ladies Diamonds 2
The 2nd half was a bit more of an even contest and Harborough were more of a threat. However it was the Diamonds who once again had the better chances and but for the excellent performance of the Harborough keeper the score would have been a lot more convincing. Overall a very good display from the Diamonds and a quarter final against Oadby Owls awaits.
Full Time: Harborough Town 0 Leicester City Ladies Diamonds 2
Leicester City Ladies: Jocelyn, Eleni, Olivia D, Beth, Chloe, Olivia C, Lauren , Shania, Molly, Megan, D’shayney, Laura and Jenna.

Leicester Fosse 1 – Melton Ladies 0

Fosse were met with a very tough game against a team whose recent run of form has been brilliant. With appalling weather conditions and an extremely boggy pitch the game went on! Despite a change in formation and player positioning Fosse showed some fantastic passing play from back to front and after 20 minutes Fosse were given a free kick, Thia struck the ball hitting the Meltons wall but then took the rebound and pushed the ball home for a Fosse lead. Melton kept pushing but with some superb man marking of Melton’s top striker by Carmy Melton just couldn’t find the net. Fosse battled away and defended well having a few more chances of their own. Then came a late corner for Melton which made Fosse nervous but with a great header off the line by Kate Whetton Fosse came up trumps and took the game. A great game by all, well done Fosse.

Leicester Fosse Player of the Match: Meg McMullen

Development Victory

On a very wet and windy Sunday afternoon Leicester City Ladies Development Squad kicked off their first friendly of 2015 with a impressive performance and result to match.
The whole team, led by skipper Ash, had to defend early as the weather conditions meant for heavy pressure, however their resilience paid off in the 30th minute when a a quick break away laid the path for new girl Georgia to play a lovely weighted through ball for Khe to slot home from just inside the 18. Reedwoods came out strong and credit must go to goalkeeper Harriet who was sharp and lively on several occasions to sweep up as well as making 3 key saves to keep her side in the lead at the break.
Half Time 0-1
Leicester started the second half well, their high pressuring and energy to win the ball is what earned them a freekick in the 60th minute which Megan floated a wonderful goalward bound cross that Laura Foster helped on its way to make it 0-2. The home side refused to lay down and although Harriet made another string of 1 on 1 saves they soon found the net through a wonderful peice of individual skill as their striker produces a touch, turn and volley into the top corner. A comeback? Not likely thanks to some excellent 1 touch football between Dagmara, Kim and our under 15’s player Emily who all showed neat touches to put Emily Boyes through on goal to make it 3. Once again Reedswood clawed one back, this time weather conditions finally taking its toll as a deep freekick floats and then dips into the roof of the net. Leicester City Ladies held their own and saw out the remaining 10 minutes with no real problem, making it 1 win out of 1 in 2015.
Full Time 2-3
Goalscorers: Khe Oyebamiji (32), Laura Foster (64) , Emily Boyes (75)
Assists: Georgia, Megan, Emily (U15)
Leicester City Ladies Player of the Match:- Harriet Rowland

Diamonds Lose Unbeaten Record

Leicester City Ladies Diamonds U15’s lost their unbeaten record to a strong Oadby & Wigston Rovers side that handled and adapted to the atrocious conditions much better on the day. The Diamonds’ usual battling and never say die attitude seemed to desert them on the day and they were deservedly beaten.
The first twenty minutes saw Oadby & Wigston take control and put the Diamonds on the back foot. A change of positions saw Olivia D move to the right wing and suddenly the Diamonds got some impetus and caused Rovers some problems. The Diamonds had a good chance to snatch the lead five minutes before half time but after good work by Olivia D putting a good cross in nobody could get on the end of it. However the Diamonds were then hit with two injury blows, firstly to Beth who had to go off injured, this meant Olivia D had to go back into defence and the impetus she had given the Diamonds diminished. Then a challenge on Jocelyn, the goalkeeper, when the ball was in her hands meant a hold up of five minutes before she had to go off with a finger injury. This meant Molly had to deputise in goal for the last five minutes whilst Jocelyn’s injury was assessed. The Diamonds saw out the half to keep it 0-0 and keep a foothold in the game.
Half Time Leicester City Ladies Diamonds 0 Oadby & Wigston Rovers 0
Jocelyn bravely came out for the 2nd half even though her finger was hurting. However the Diamonds were again put on the back foot and never got going at all in the 2nd half. Oadby piled forward and it only seemed a matter of time before they scored. Only a great save from Jocelyn and the post kept them out. With Lauren, one of their usual influential players, struggling after picking up an injury in a strong challenge, the Diamonds didn’t show much threat at all. With twenty minutes left Oadby gained a free kick on the edge of the box which was initially defended well by the Diamonds defence but nobody picked up the loose ball and the Rovers Number 5 slotted home the rebound to give them a deserved lead. The Diamonds changed formation to a 4-3-3 but to no avail. Rovers then added a 2nd with a speculative shot that squirmed in to give them a deserved 2-0 victory on the day.
This was a bad performance from the usually reliable Diamonds but they are going to have to put it to bed and win their last 5 league games to still win the League.
Full Time Leicester City Ladies Diamonds 0 Oadby & Wigston Rovers 2
Leicester City Ladies Diamonds:- Jocelyn, Eleni, Olivia D, Beth, Lucy, Olivia C, Lauren , Shania, Molly, Jenna, Laura, Chloe, D’shayney and Megan

Diamonds Win Comfortably

Leicester City Ladies Diamonds U15’s won comfortably 7-0 against a Cosby Cats team that always plays with desire and spirit. On a sticky pitch the Diamonds were soon into their stride and took the lead from a Lauren penalty in the 8th minute. Olivia D who had a strong game in various positions doubled the lead on 15 minutes with a nice finish. D’shayney then added two good finishes to add to her already impressive scoring tally for the season to put the Diamonds 4 nil up.
Half Time Cosby Cats 0 Leicester City Ladies Diamonds 4
The 2nd half was again dominated by the Diamonds and there were some impressive displays especially from Chloe and the Diamonds were in cruise control for much of the half. They scored three more times through Laura with a good follow up finish, Olivia D (penalty) and Olivia C who slotted home nicely to round of a workmanlike performance.
Now on to the ” big one ” against 2nd in the table Oadby & Wigston Rovers.
Full Time Cosby Cats 0 Leicester City Ladies Diamonds 7
Leicester City Ladies Diamonds:- Jocelyn, Eleni, Beth, Shania, Chloe, Olivia C x 1, Lauren x 1, Megan, Olivia D x 2, Jenna, Laura x 1 and D’shayney x 2.

County Cup Success

image1Leicester City Ladies reached their first county cup final in five seasons with one of their best ever result against centre of excellence grown Leicester City Women.
Leicester City Womens quality showed in the first half as they dominated the away side, for possession and chances. Ladies started to get a grip of the game towards the break and took this into the second half.
It couldn’t of started any better as a Brant cross was eventually turned in by Becky Preston. Preston was involved again as she pulled away from the defender and finished calmly passed the keeper. Soon it was 3-1 as Aimie Chivers hit high over the goalie catching out Leicester City Womens number 1 to turn the game right around. Leicester City Ladies now needed to see the game out which they did superbly, although they owe some of it to a moment of brilliance as keeper Cattell pulled off a superb one on one save to keep her team on the quest for the final. There was still time for new signing and exciting young player Abbie Keenan to make it 4-1 to make it a great day for Leicester City Ladies.
Matt Cook, Leicester City Ladies Manager, commented after the game ” It’s been such a tough time at the club for one reason or another but footballs about players and ours were fantastic today. You couldn’t of wrote a better script in how many emotions the day gave us and i’m delighted for Leicester City Ladies football club and all its hard working volunteers and players.”
Leicester City Ladies Player of the Match:- Aimie Chivers

Inclusive Football League

Leicester City FC Indoor Dome again was the venue for the Leicestershire & Rutland Inclusive Football League Fixtures on February 14th.
11 male adult teams attended from Inclusive Clubs across the County and the Leicester City Woodgate and Leicester City Ladies U15’s again got together for a female festival of their own.
Matches were very competitive and there were some great performances from players in all our teams, with hard work and good team play shining through.
In the Red Division, Player of the Day Awards went to Michael Batchelor  and Thom Smith for their hard work, excellent football and great team work on the day.
Shelley Lewis won the Player of the Day for the Ladies Inclusive Section scoring her first goal for Leicester City Woodgate FC.
Thanks once again to All the volunteers for supporting the teams on the day and to the Leicester City Ladies Girls U15’s for helping to make the Female Festival a roaring success.
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Midweek Football Mania

Wednesday 11th February saw another round of fixtures in the Midweek Inclusive Football Development League.  Teams attended from Northampton Town FC, Leicester College, Gateway College, Ellesmere College and Achieve with Us Project.
A great morning of football was had by all the Leicester City Woodgate Players.
Player of the Day Awards were given to: Leon Jeffers, Jack Marson and James Cameron.
Thanks to volunteers, Manjit Takhar, Paul and Mary Rudkin for giving the players the opportunity to attend.
If you are interested in playing for Leicester City Woodgate Inclusive FC please contact Mary Rudkin. Email: inclusive@lclfc.co.uk or call 07752 746229
Love Football, Love Leicester City Woodgate FC – Respect
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Late Goal Sinks Firsts

Kyleigh BrantOnce again Leicester City Ladies did not come out with the result their play deserved in a good footballing match.
Rotherham took the lead when confusion in the box lead to the first goal being scored.
Second half Leicester City Ladies were much better and played some of their best football in 2015. They got their reward midway into the second half when a well worked throw was flicked in by Burbidge for Whalley to finish on her return.
Leicester City Ladies dominated a lot of the set plays in the final third but Rotherhams pace on the break was always a problem and a wonderful cross ball was swept home by the away forward to kill the game.
City had pressure on the Reds goal but all to no avail and can count themselves very unlucky.
Leicester City Ladies manager Matt Cook commented “That’s how things are going at the moment but people need to understand the huge transition the club is in and bringing through so many new and young players. I have to say we were excellent but I know the players are fed up of playing well and getting nothing but that will turn, with ten league Games and next weeks  semi final there’s so much to play for.”
Leicester City Ladies Player of the Match:-Kyleigh Brant

Diamonds Win Tight Game

Leicester City Ladies Diamonds U15’s kept their unbeaten run going in a pulsating and hard fought 2-1 victory against a very good Oadby Owls team.
The first half was a very even affair and with the Diamonds’ defence of Eleni, Olivia D, Lucy and Beth in fine form Oadby Owls usually “goal mad” attackers were kept at bay and apart from one effort that hit the post they gave them no space to work in. Shania also did a superb “man marking” job on Oadby Owl’s most threatening player. The Diamonds also had a few decent attacks in the first half but were thwarted by some good defensive and goalkeeping work. With the half looking to be heading to a 0-0 stalemate the Diamonds showed the bit of quality that is needed in these tight games and a superb curling shot by Lauren found the far corner with the goalkeeper having no chance and a 1-0 half time lead was secured.
Half Time Oadby Owls 0 Leicester City Ladies Diamonds 1
The second half was an equally tight battling affair with both teams in good form but struggling to get through the well marshalled defences. With the Diamond’s defence standing strong it was a surprise when Oadby Owls equalised but it took a goal of quality to beat the stand in keeper Molly who up to then had handled everything that had been thrown at her with ease but she could do nothing about the equaliser. The game looked to be heading for a 1-1 draw but with ten minutes to go a nice pass by Megan let in Lauren who rounded the keeper to slot home and give the Diamonds a superb 2-1 victory that was very important with the way the League stands. The match was a superb display of girls football and the effort put in by both sides was outstanding. Once again the Diamonds girls must be commended for their never say die attitude and they gained points for the fourth time this season in the last 10 minutes of a game because they never give in. Well done girls !
Full Time Oadby Owls 1 Leicester City Ladies Diamonds 2
Leicester City Ladies Diamonds:- Molly, Eleni, Olivia D, Beth, Lucy, Olivia C, Lauren x 2, Shania, Megan, Jenna, D’shayney, Laura and Chloe.

Leicester City Ladies EGM

Leicester City Ladies will be holding an EGM at St Margarets Pastures on Thursday 12th February starting at 7.20.  The purpose of the meeting is to approve changes to the club constitution recommended by the FA to enable the club to meet the requirements of CASC.

Inclusive Football League

The Junior & Youth Event for the went ahead at the LCFC Indoor Dome on the 31st January.
Leicester City Woodgate Junior & Youth Teams attended the event and all players showed respect and had a great time.
Medals were given out to Players of the Day and for players that had shown extra Respect for those involved.
Teams attending represented, Leicester City Woodgate, Birstall Utd, Aylestone Park, Oadby & Wigston, AFC Barwell, Ibstock Utd & Asfordby Amateurs LG Inclusive.
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Hard Fought Win

Leicester City Ladies Diamonds kept their unbeaten run going with a battling and hard fought 2-1 victory against Harborough Town. After last week’s impressive display the Diamonds were looking to carry on where they left off. However Harborough Town hadn’t read the scrip and dominated the 1st half with a powerful and impressive display that had the Diamonds on the back foot from the off. Harborough Town deservedly took the lead in the first five minutes and were in control for the majority of the 1st half and had a 2nd goal disallowed with a tight offside decision. The Diamonds were happy to get in at half time only 1-0 down.
Half Time Harborough Town 1 Leicester City Ladies Diamonds 0
After a “kick up the bum” from the Joint Managers the Diamonds came out in a much more determined and positive mood and at last put their opponents under pressure.  With Lauren showing her guts and courage she inspired the Diamonds to a much improved display. Olivia D and Lucy were commanding in defence and Harborough Town were finding the Diamonds a much different proposition to the 1st half. After two surging runs and shots by Lauren went over the bar the Diamonds finally equalised with twenty minutes to go with a left foot lob from Lauren finding the net. This spurred the Diamonds on further and a mazy run by Lauren saw the keeper make a brave save and Olivia C followed up to score but this time an equally tight decision ruled the goal offside. However the Diamonds wouldn’t be denied and after Lauren was fouled on the edge of the area Lucy stepped up a curled a great left foot free kick into the top corner to put the Diamonds 2-1 up with ten minutes to go. With Harborough Town still battling away and Leicester City Ladies Diamonds Lauren forced off badly injured the Diamonds’ team stuck to their task and defended for their lives to preserve a 2-1 victory.
Overall it was a great 2-1 victory and showed that the Diamonds never give up and have a never say die attitude even against bigger and stronger opponents. Harborough Town will feel aggrieved though as overall a draw would have been the right and fair result. Now onto next week and the eagerly awaited clash with Oadby & Wigston Rovers.
Full Time Harborough Town 1 Leicester City Ladies Diamonds 2.
Leicester City Ladies Diamonds:- Jocelyn, Eleni, Olivia D, Beth, Lucy x 1, Olivia C, Lauren x 1, Molly, Megan, Jenna, D’shayney, Laura, Chloe and Shania

Impressive Diamonds Reach County Cup Final

Leicester City Ladies Diamonds reached the County Cup Final with an impressive 8-0 victory away to Asfordby Amateurs. On a frosty morning the Diamonds showed both their footballing and battling skills in a solid first half display. The Diamonds went 2-0 up in the first 10 minutes with two good finishes from Lauren. With Leicester dominant in all areas of the pitch it was no surprise that D’shayney added two more good finishes before half time to give the Diamonds a deserved 4-0 lead at the break.
Half Time: Asfordby Amateurs 0 Leicester City Ladies Diamonds 4
The second half started similarly to the first and the Diamonds took full control unlike the previous week when they let Asfordby Amateurs back into the game. Jenna scored a poachers goal to make it 5-0 then Olivia D went on a mazy run and finished with a good shot to make it 6-0. With Diamond’s defence keeping their concentration Asfordby Amateurs were never given a foothold in the game. Leicester City Ladies Diamonds increased their lead to 7-0 with another poacher’s goal from Jenna and Lauren completed her hat-trick with a 20 yard finish to make the final score 8-0. The girls should be very proud of themselves as it was a very impressive display and they deserve their Final against Oadby Owls in April at Holmes Park after beating Oadby and Wigston Rovers in the last round as well.
Full Time: Asfordby 0 Leicester City Ladies Diamonds 8.
Leicester City Ladies Diamonds: Jocelyn, Eleni, Shania, Beth, Olivia D x 1, Olivia C, Lauren x 3, Molly, Jenna x 2, D’shayney x 2, Laura, Chloe and Megan.

Firsts Cruise Through to Semis

The County Cup quarter final draw for Leicester City Ladies was kinder this year than last as they faced Leicestershire side Ashfordby Amateurs. In their previous match Asahfordby had held unbeaten Heather until late in the game in a 3-2 defeat City knew they had to approach the game right and they did just that.
Early goals from Preston and Hillier set the tone and the home side led 7-1 at half time with Ashfordby Amateurs goal coming from a well worked corner.
Second half Leicester City Ladies dominated again and five more goals gave them a solid 12-1 win. Leicester City Ladies Manager Matt cook commented “It was nice to avoid the bigger teams for once in this competition, obviously we can’t avoid them forever but I think a game like this gives us time to prepare new things, get players minutes on the pitch and time to recover from injuries. Score line is irrelevant really I was most pleased with the attitude and respect to the game from every one of my team. Player of the match, I have no idea but I should really give it to Chiv who scored a wonderful goal with a mazy dribble and chip over the keeper”
City now travel to play Leicester Women in the semi finals.
Leicester City Ladies Player of the Match:- Aimie Chivers

Fosse 6 Oadby 2

Another cold Sunday afternoon saw the meeting of Leicester Fosse and Oadby & Wigston. Both teams started well with early chances either side, however superb goalkeeping by both sides took tensions higher. A great knock forward saw Carmelina Colangelo open the scoring with a great strike to the bottom right corner. Another quickly followed with a superb strike by Lucy Cooper bringing her tally to eight for the season. With some lovely passing play by the Fosse Ladies, Kate Lewis scored the 3rd for the first half after neatly following up on the keeper to tap it home.
The second half saw Oadby & Wigston putting on the pressure however another neat goal by Carmelina pushed Leicester Fosse out of reach. The Oadby girls pushed and a superb cross from the right saw Oadbys first goal with a neat header into the net. Another Oadby goal quickly followed, allowing a confidence boost in the opposition. Leicester Fosse kept a cool head and kept the battle alive and another two fantastic goals by Carmelina took the final result to 6-2. Well done to both teams!

Leicester City Fosse Player of the Match: Carmelina Colangelo

Hard Earned Point

Tori-Dee AllenLeicester City Ladies first away game saw them take a hard earned point and a good reaction to last weeks home defeat where once again City deserved more.
First half was even scored but City were on top with possession and chances, set plays were Mansfield Towns best chance.
Second half was in favour of the away side again however it was the home team who took the lead with a scrappy goal. Leicester City Ladies reaction was excellent and Tori Allen hit a twenty yard strike to level the game. Kehinde Oyebamisi and Kayleigh Hiller both had chances to win the game late on for Leicester City Ladies. Credit to City for their fight back and overall performance.
After The game Leicester City Ladies manager Matt Cook commented “It’s been a strange season and again we were unable to select around six players due to injuries etc and today we were excellent. It was a game we should have won and to go one nil down was a unbelievable. I have nothing but compliments to the team though and the way we played on the ball.”
Leicester City Ladies Player of the match – Tori Allen

Diamonds Keep Unbeaten Run Going

Leicester City Ladies Diamonds kept their unbeaten run going with a 5-3 victory over Asfordby Amateurs which was their 9th win out of 10 League games. Diamonds with only 12 players fit played one of their best games of the season with a good footballing display. Against a well organised Asfordby side the Diamonds took control of the 1st half and deservedly went in front in the 18th minute with a lovely shot from Laura. They doubled their lead in the 26th minute when a superb corner by Molly was headed in by Lauren. The Diamonds were now knocking the ball around nicely and D’shayney made it 3-0 with a lovely curling shot that gave the keeper no chance. The defence of Eleni, Olivia D, Beth and Shania were snuffing out any Asfordby attacks and Jocelyn touched the ball for the first time a minute before half time such was the Diamonds dominance.
Half Time Leicester City Ladies Diamonds 3 Asfordby Amateurs 0
The 2nd half was a bit more of an even affair with Asfordby putting up a good fight and never giving up and they were looking a bit more lively up front. However after 50 minutes D’shayney made it 4-0 with a neat finish and Megan scored a superb 30 yarder after 57 minutes and the game seemed won. However Asfordby didn’t give up and with the Diamonds players and management already thinking the game was won the Diamonds got sloppy and the Asfordby striker took advantage of this a scored a 15 minute hat-trick to make the final score 5-3. This was a bit harsh on the Diamonds as they deserved a bigger victory but fair play must go to Asfordby who never gave up.
This game will be a lesson for the girls and management to keep their focus for the whole 80 minutes in future!
Full Time: Leicester City Ladies Diamonds 5 Asfordby Amateurs 3
Leicester City Ladies Diamonds:- Jocelyn, Eleni, Shania, Beth, Olivia D, Olivia C, Lauren x 1, Molly, Megan x 1, Jenna, Laura x 1 and D’Shayney x 2

Inclusive Football

Want to be involved as a player or volunteer?

Leicester City Woodgate Inclusive (Disability) Football Club is an affiliated section of Leicester City Ladies F.C. Our Inclusive section is run by volunteers and was formed in 2007. We provide fantastic opportunities for players, youngsters, adults, males and females, with a learning, physical, sensory disability or special need, or mental health issue, to take part in regular football opportunities, whether that be training or matches in a pan disability environment, where the ethos of our football provision is Football, Fun, Fair Play and Respect for All whilst playing a competitive sport.

We have 7 small sided adult male teams, 2 Ladies Teams, 1 Youth & 1 Junior Team. This season 2015-16, we have been identifying and recruiting players who are Partially Sighted to become members of our newly formed – Leicester City Woodgate F.C. Partially Sighted Team.

Overall we have around 80 members of our Inclusive Section.

Junior & Youth Section – Male and Female players from 6 years of age up to 16
Training takes place every Thursday at 5.00-6.00pm
New College Sportshall, Greencoat Road, Off Glenfield Road, Leicester, LE3 6RN

Adults, Male & Female players 16 years of age and above
Train every Thursday at 4.30-6.00pm
St. Margarets Pastures Sports Centre, St. Margarets Way, Leicester LE1 3EA

Football is a great team sport and offers players a great way of having fun, learning new skills, supporting health and well being and increasing social and life skills, all of which help to raise the self esteem of those players involved. Football also provides a great opportunity for players to become a very valued Team and Club member, the benefits and enjoyment of the players is clear to see at Training and League events.

Our Inclusive (Disability) Section has grown into the largest volunteer run Inclusive Club, within the Midlands, if not nationally and our Football Association Charter Standard Community Club accreditation ensures our volunteers have the necessary F.A. Qualifications, 1st Aid trained and have undergone DBS/CRB checks in order to safeguard All of our Members.

We are All very proud of the opportunities that we provide and our reward is seeing the enjoyment all of our players achieve from being involved in football and being a very valued team member.

If you, or indeed if you know of someone who would love to become involved as a player or volunteer within our Inclusive Provision, please contact Sue Foulkes below for more details.

We are also looking for sponsorship, so again please contact Sue for details.

For more information contact our Secretary Sue Foulkes on mobile 07714088838 or E-mail
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Fosse Start New Year with a Victory

Leicester Fosse Ladies started the new year how they mean to go on. We were met with a cold and windy day with boggy conditions but with a high spirit and confident attitude the Ladies were set for the first game of the new year. The first half saw some great passing from left to right and good link up play with Carmelina and Lucy at the top of the pitch, Lucy’s left footed shot into the bottom corner took the Fosse Ladies up by 1 goal after 20 minutes. Syston Ladies showed pace on the wings but a confident defence line from the Fosse Ladies kept Syston at bay. Despite the conditions the Fosse kept focussed and took their 1 goal lead into the 2nd half.
Syston put the pressure on straight from the off in the 2nd half but the Fosse Ladies showed their character and found the space to play the ball. Thia and Nic took control of the centre of the field and showed their skill, feeding the ball cleverly over the top of the Syston defence for Carmelina to run onto – 2-0. Some good honest play by Megan Mc and Lisa on the wings helped the Fosse to a 3-0 lead by pushing the ball forward to Carmelina yet again. Syston still pushed and some scrappy play in the Fosse box allowed a sloppy goal for Syston – 3-1. However yet again some brilliant play and pace by Carmelina brought the game to a close with another 2 goals in the final 15 minutes of the game to give Fosse the first win of the new year – 5-1. Well done to all the girls.
Leicester Fosse Player of the Match:- Nic Attwood

Inclusive Christmas Party

The Inclusive Section Christmas party saw Sponsors ‘Blue Peter Club’ host a great party at their venue.  The party was also to ‘Thank’ Inclusive Section Sponsors and Derek Gethins and his family attended on the night, both sons Harry & Archie are involved in coaching the Junior Section.  Carl Harris played his drums, entertaining everyone and was excellent.  Mick Harris provided the music with some great Karaoke from David Codd and other players.  James Cameron was brilliant on the ‘mic’, think he is after Ant or Dec’s job!!  A great night was had by all that attended.  A massive ‘Thank-you’ to the Blue Peter Club for providing a great venue and feeding all the players and parents with tasty Indian food.
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New Minis First Games

DSC_0428Congratulation to Leicester City Ladies new minis side on their first games.
Since the summer Leicester City Ladies have been looking to rebuild their Minis section .  Hosted at Judgemeadow ports hall with teams from Abbey Primary, Barwell Academy, Montrose Primary and of course Leicester City Ladies  Minis, the girls played out a fine Christmas based tournament in a great spirit.
Well done to Mairead, Alannah, D’nayea, Olivia and Macie who made up the Leicester City Ladies  5 a side team .
Sessions will resume on Thursday January 15th at St Margarets Pastures with a 6pm start.

Diamonds Snatch a Draw Against Owls

020Top of the table Leicester City Ladies Diamonds snatched a last minute 3-3 draw against 2nd in the table Oadby Owls to keep their unbeaten record intact although Oadby Owls would feel aggrieved as they were the better side on the day.
With Leicester missing Tiarna, one of their most influential players through injury and another influential player Lucy going off injured after 15 mins it was always going to be a tough game against a very skilful and strong Oadby Owls side who had been scoring for fun this season. Both sides had a joint picture for the football remembers campaign before the game and both sets of players were committed and gave their all in a battling game. Unlike in our previous game the opposition side were prepared to both use skilful football and battling qualities against us and it was our hardest game of the season so far. Oadby Owls deservedly took the lead midway through the 1st half with a good finish. Against the run of play Leicester equalised through Laura who blasted a shot into the net. However it wasn’t long before Oadby regained the lead and it stayed 2-1 until Half Time. Half Time Leicester City Ladies Diamonds 1 Oadby Owls 2
The 2nd half started similarly to the 1st half and Oadby were again in control. They scored again to make it 3-1 and to be honest there only looked one winner. However one thing about our girls is they never give up. Changing to a 3-4-3 formation they got back into the game when Lauren slotted the ball away nicely and all of a sudden Oadby Owls were on the back foot at last ! Leicester continued to press forward in the last 10 mins and were let off the hook when the Oadby Owls striker missed a good opportunity to win the game. This galvanised Leicester into a final push and with a minute to go a superb corner by Olivia D found Lauren in the box and she did an overhead kick that was going in until an Oadby Owls defender tipped it round the post and a penalty was awarded. Molly kept her nerve and scored to make it 3-3 and an unlikely point was gained.
Credit must go to both sets of players for a honest and battling display and also to the referee who was superb.
Full Time Leicester City Ladies Diamonds 3 Oadby Owls 3.
Leicester City Ladies Diamonds:- Jocelyn, Eleni, Shania, Beth, Olivia D, Olivia C, Lauren x 1, Lucy, Molly x 1, D’shayney, Jenna, Laura x 1, Chloe, Megan

Firsts Take Vital Point

Keeleigh HutchingsLeicester City Ladies bounced back from last weeks disappointment in the FA Cup in a superb way at table topping Leicester Women.
Good organisation and structure frustrated the home side limiting changes in the first half.
In the second period the game opened up a little more with chances for the home side and Chivers, Kilby and Hillier all unlucky for the Ladies. LCLFC stood firm and secured a vital point on a tough playing surface. Leicester City ladies record their 6th clean sheet of the season so credit to all .
Leicester City Ladies Manager Matt Cook commented “We went out to be difficult to be beat but also to win. We opened up more in the second half and on clear cut chances we probably edged it where as possession has to go to the home team. We felt we could cause problems for Women and although we didn’t come for just a point it’s a very sound intelligent performance from us and everyone gave 100 percent so no complaints from me and we look forward to pushing on in 2015.”
Leicester City Ladies Player of the Match: Keeleigh Hutchings

Christmas Hamper Appeal

Christmas+FootballAs part of Leicester City Ladies work in the community I am organising a day of visits to Elderly Residential Homes by players from the club.
The aim is to spend a small amount of time in each home delivering gifts in the form of hampers and some Christmas cheer.

I am looking for your help with any of the following…

  • Donations of items to make up the hampers
  • Willing drivers to help on the day
  • Volunteers for the visits
  • Any other ideas for the day

The plan is to meet at 9.30am on December 23rd in St Margarets Pastures car park and then together plan a route to visits the homes, all of which are in the Leicester area.

If you can help in any way please contact me, thank you for your support.

Yours in Sport

Matt Cook
First Team Manager

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Football, Football Football!

Leicester City Woodgate Adult Teams were invited to play in the Midweek Inclusive Football League held at the New Ellesmere College site on Wednesday 10th December.   We had four teams in the event and played against, Northampton Town, Leicester,  Gateway and  Ellesmere Colleges and the Achieve with Us team. Fair Play and Respect was on display by All players and the days’ event was very well organised by Philippa Bass, Football Development Officer (Disability) at the Leicestershire & Rutland Inclusive Football Partnership.  There was some great skills and team work on the day and ‘Player of the Day’ awards were given to Kerry Litchfield, Julie Freestone, Owen Billington and Alistair Johnson. Special mention to an amazing performance in goal from Owen, who made some absolutely fantastic saves!

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Inclusive League

Leicester City Woodgate Junior and Youth Inclusive Teams played at the Leicester City Indoor Dome on Saturday 6th December in the Leicestershire & Rutland Inclusive League. 10 teams attended the event overall with our Junior and Youth teams taking part against Oadby & Wigston, Ibstock Utd, Birstall Utd, Asfordby Amateurs L & G Inclusive, Harborough Town, Aylestone Park. Inclusive Football gives a fantastic opportunity for players with a variety of needs to be a valued team member and learn skills that support their personal development as well as their football skills.

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Firsts Miss Out in Cup Thriller

Aimie CattellAfter a 0-1 win on the South Coast at Chichester Leicester City Ladies next game in the League Cup was against a familiar side in the form of Radcliffe Olympic.
For the first half the away team dominated, although City worked hard two scrappy goals saw them 0-2 down at the break.
It was a more enthusiastic Leicester City Ladies than came out second half with a change of formation and took the game to the visitors. Chances came early for the home side but it took until the hour for Gemma Ball to pull a goal back. Straight after Leicester City Ladies shot themselves in the foot by conceding a penalty. Soon they regrouped and really started to show quality on the ball, first Gemma Ball struck again this time through a penalty of our own and Sarah Burbidge pulled back a remarkable turn around with a fine strike from the edge of the box.
City were a different team and made it a real cup tie and extra time was needed to separate the teams. Unfortunately it was the away sides day when a stunning free kick gave them back the lead and for all City’s efforts a scrappy fifth made the game safe.
Overall a very good cup tie for both sides Leicester City Ladies manager Matt Cook commented “People have to remember the squad is going through a big transition and I couldn’t be happier today. Sad to go out of course but today we had five of last years development team in the side which is tremendous and combined with our experience players we showed superb attitude and some wonderful play. In fact second half was some of the best football we have played for a while strangely. We need to start games with more belief when the squad is tested but a wonderful reaction and a wonderful cup tie.”
Leicester City Ladies Player of the match Aimie Cattell, who pulled off numerous great saves for City today.

Firsts Throught to Quarters

Amanda WhalleyAfter lots of postponements finally this tie was played and on a 3G surface but Leicester City Ladies adapted well and clinched a fine away win.
On her return from injury Amanda Whalley gave Leicester City Ladies the lead with a fine goal. It required a stunning save from Leicester keeper Cattell to keep it 0-1 at the interval.
Chichester City put in a fine display in a good cup tie but City were resilient and earned a fine win, a fifth clean sheet in seven games and a passage through to this years League Cup Plate Quarter Finals on Sunday at home to Radcliffe Olympic.
Leicester City Ladies Player of the match – Amanda Whalley

Diamonds Out Battle Rovers

Leicester City Ladies Diamonds beat a previously unbeaten Oadby & Wigston Rovers side 5-1 with a battling and determined display to reach the Semi Finals of the County Cup.
The first half was very competitive with both teams having decent chances. The best chance fell to Oadby & Wigston Rovers though but Jocelyn was up to the challenge and saved a penalty to keep the score line 0-0 at the break.
Half Time Oadby & Wigston Rovers 0 Leicester City Ladies Diamonds 0
The 2nd half was different though as Leicester City Ladies took total control and Rovers could not get to grip with the determination and battling qualities of the Leicester girls with the Leicester midfield outplaying and out battling their Rovers opponents. D’shayney opened the scoring with a superb header from a corner and Tiarna soon made it 2-0 with a superb 25 yard finish. D’shayney and Tiarna both added another goal each and Leicester were in total command with a 4-0 lead. To their credit Oadby & Wigston Rovers got a consolation goal to make it 4-1 but then a 50 yard run and finish from Lauren put the icing on the cake to make it 5-1.
This was a superb battling 5-1 win and the girls should be proud of themselves as they out fought a very good Oadby & Wigston Rovers side and made them look 2nd best all 2nd half.
Full Time Oadby & Wigston Rovers 1 Leicester City Ladies Diamonds 5
Leicester City Ladies Diamonds:- Jocelyn, Shania, Beth, Olivia D, Molly, Olivia C, Lauren x 1, Tiarna x 2, Megan, D’shayney x 2, Jenna, Laura and Chloe.

Battling Display

Leicester City Ladies Diamonds beat Harborough Town 3-0 with a battling display to record their 8th win out of eight and stay top of the League.
The first half was very competitive with both teams putting in a good shift but no team could get a stranglehold of the game and it was deservedly level at half time.
Half Time Leicester City Ladies Diamonds 0 Harborough Town 0
The 2nd half was also a very competitive half. The Diamonds began to show a bit more quality and tested the Harborough keeper on numerous occasions but she kept Town in the game with some excellent saves. However ten minutes into the second half Olivia C, who was having her best game of the season, put them in the lead with a close range shot and the Diamonds were on their way. Leicester City Ladies Diamonds kept on creating chances and it was no surprise when Olivia C made it 2-0 with her 2nd of the game. D’shayney was having one of those days where every time she looked like scoring the keeper would make a good save or defender a last gasp challenge so the game was not won. However Laura managed to finally put the game to bed with a deflected shot that gave Diamonds a deserved 3-0 win.
Full Time Leicester City Ladies Diamonds 3 Harborough Town 0.
Leicester City Ladies Diamonds: Jocelyn, Megan, Beth, Eleni, Shania, Chloe, Olivia D, Lauren, Olivia C x 2, Molly, D’shayney and Laura 1.

Extra Time Victory

Leicester City Ladies kept up there good form with a hard fought win against inform Burton Park. The home side haven’t lost a competitive league games in two years and are coming through the ranks.
Leicester City Ladies showed the better quality but Burton Park more than played their part in this cup tie. It was a youthful Leicester side with a complete new back four that started the brighter and had a good hold on the first half. Leicester City Ladies kept up their good play in the second half but just couldn’t find the net. The home side had one chance through a scramble in the penalty box but the game went to extra time.
Soon City made their quality count with a fine move between Brant, Preston and Hillier, who had caused Burton Park problems all day finally fell at Kilby’s feet who finished superbly into the top corner. Leicester City Ladies then stood strong and gained a FA Cup victory and are through to the next round.
Leicester City Ladies manager Matt Cook commented after the match “Overall these cup ties are never easy and with a big crowd behind them it was a tough day. I thought we were far better however but struggled to break through. When we did it was a fine goal, its a shame we could wrap it up earlier but all in all a good cup tie and solid passage through to round two.”
Leicester City Ladies Player of the match: Erica Kilby

Diamonds Win Close Encounter

Leicester City Ladies Diamonds beat their fellow sister team Leicester City Ladies 1-0 in a closely fought contest. The first half was very competitive with both teams huffing and puffing but with not a lot of chances being created. The one good chance fell to the Diamonds when Lauren went on a surging run, rounding the keeper and it looked a certain goal but was superbly cleared off the line by a defender. Safe handling by the Leicester Ladies keeper kept any Diamonds attacks at bay.
Half Time Leicester City Ladies 0 Leicester City Ladies Diamonds 0
The 2nd half was also a very competitive half. The Diamonds began to show a bit more urgency and Jenna put them in the lead with a close range shot. Diamonds had a few more chances with Lauren hitting the bar and Laura having a shot cleared off the line. For all their pressure Diamonds couldn’t put the game to bed and a good move by Leicester Ladies saw a good shot saved by Jocelyn. The game ended in a 1-0 win to the Diamonds and credit must go to both sides for playing a competitive game in the right spirit. Both teams seem to be going in the right direction.
Full Time Leicester City Ladies 0 Leicester City Ladies Diamonds 1
Leicester City Ladies Diamonds: Jocelyn, Laura, Beth, Olivia D, Shania, D’shayney, Lauren, Megan. Jenna x 1, Molly, Olivia C, Tamzin, Chloe and Eleni.

Development Fixture

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After restarting their season with competitive friendlies Leicester City Ladies Development sides first trip was to Sheffield Senior side Edlington Royals under the lights at Yorkshire Miners FC. With several trialists and debutants City put a fine display with a result that doesn’t reflect the match.
The home team started the brighter and took the lead inside 15 minutes when the striker pounced on a rebounded shot. It was soon 2-0 from a long range strike and City looked nervous which is understandable after a tough start to their year.
The away side then got themselves together however and didn’t want half time to come as they were on top .
Second half Leicester City Ladies were more dominant in the final third, Edlington Royals had two chances on the break first a header which went over the cross bar and the second was stopped when Rowlands pulled off a double save. City were now in their stride however and it was a proper football match, Hill and causing problems down the right and Kim and Thia up top worrying them with pace . Soon then Keeleigh Hutchings joined the attack to make it a pacey front three with trialist Emma Fisher who had a fine game just in behind and all of a sudden the away side looked more likely of scoring a goal. Soon it came when Keeleigh Hutchings slammed home a fine penalty she and Wright when on to have two chances which the Edlington goalkeeper pulled off some fine stops. With bodies going forward trying to get some reward for their nights work Edlington caught City on the break and from the resulting corner sealed the game with a 3-1.
Overall a good start on the development teams new journey in 2014/15 as the team worked incredible hard and made what was all in all a friendly game very enjoyable and good footballing match from both teams.
Leicester City Ladies Player of the match: Keeleigh Hutchings

Home Victory

Leicester City Ladies took on a new look Curzon Ashton side on the search of points at Leicester Road Stadium. City started the brighter and a fine team counter attacking move between Stacey Hills and Becky Preston took the home side up the pitch and the ball played in was perfect for Kay Hillier to finish superbly into the corner.
Second half a galvanised away side hit back with a wonder strike from the right wing to level scores. Leicester City Ladies responded quickly and regained the lead with another fine goal from a excellent Hillier cross Becky Preston headed home superbly into the bottom corner.
Credit to away side as a new look Curzon Ashton pushed hard, Leicester City Ladies could of sealed it more convincingly but a 2-1 win was enough.
Leicester City Ladies manager Matt Cook commented after the match “Overall four wins out of five for City in what is a touch time for the club. Credit goes to the team for the month October and huge credit to the young players who shone for City today, special mention goes to Laura Foster and Stacey Hills on their first full senior debuts.
Leicester City Ladies now look towards two cup games, first away to Burton Park Wanderers next Sunday in the FA Cup
Leicester City Ladies Player of the Match: Stacey Hills

Diamonds Win Scrappy Encounter

Leicester City Ladies U15’s maintained their 100% record in a 7-1 win at home to Haunchwood Girls in a scrappy encounter. Leicester City Ladies never got going in the 1st half and were only leading 2-0 through good strikes from Tamzin and Olivia C. With four players missing through injury and holidays the side just could not get into their stride. They huffed and puffed but some still seemed to be on half term!
Half Time – Leicester City Ladies Diamonds 2 Haunchwood Girls 0
The 2nd half started in the same vain and Leicester City Ladies were rocked when Haunchwood pulled a goal back to make it 2-1. Haunchwood were battling hard and seemed to want it more than our girls. However at last the girls decided to wake up and produced a good last 25 minutes where they created chances at will and scored 5 times through Lauren, Jenna x 2 and Olivia C x 2, to complete her hat trick.
This game should be a wake up call for the girls to realise you only get a good performance and results if 100% is put in by the whole team.
Full Time – Leicester City Ladies Diamonds 7 Haunchwood Girls 1
Leicester City Ladies: Jocelyn, Eleni, Beth, Shania, Laura, Lauren x 1 , Chloe , Megan, Olivia C x 3, Jenna x 2, Tamzin x 1 and D’shayney.

Inclusive Football League at AFC Andrews

Leicester City Woodgate, Leicester City ladies FC’s Inclusive Section, was host to the October Fixture programme of the Leicestershire & Rutland Inclusive Football League. AFC Andrews supported the event which was played at their great new facility. Benny Irwin, AFC Andrew’s Chairman was a massive support on the day, as were Kerry and Kay who run the 3G Sports Bar – so a massive Thank-you for making All of our Inclusive Teams and Clubs very welcome.
With the Leagues’ ethos of Fun, Fair Play and Respect whilst playing competitive football a good day was had by all teams taking part from nine Inclusive Clubs around the City and County.
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The day kicked off at 11.00am, with Ladies from Leicester City Ladies/Woodgate and Asfordby Amateurs Ladies and Girls Inclusive taking on Northampton Town Ability Counts team. The match was very competitive with some excellent football and team work from both sides. All the Ladies taking part were awarded a medal for their efforts with Prya Patel, Leicester City Ladies/Woodgate, winning the Player of the Day Award for her brilliant goal and all round effort.

The Adults, Youth and Junior Sections kicked off at 2.00pm, again with Player of the Day awards being presented at the end of the days football.
Leicester City Woodgate Player of the Day Awards went to:
Adult Blue Division Teams-Henri Pinney and Robin Dealey
Adult Red Division Teams – Umer Pardesi and Carl Harris
Youth Team – Vinny Wardle
Junior Team Aryan Eskandary

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A massive Thank-you to All our volunteer referees and team managers on the day, without whom we would not be able to run the event, Club Chairman, Steve Crayfourd, Nathan, Issy and Emily Worrall, Becca, Jordan, Paul, Annie & Helen Rudkin, Kai Billington, Patsy, Mick Pinney, Paul Rudkin, Manjit Takhar, Dave Codd and Jo and Archie.
A great day was had by all involved and the weather was very kind to us at AFC Andrews great facility.

Mary Rudkin & Paul Gibson
Inclusive Co-ordinators

If you require any information about Inclusive (Disability) Football please email: inclusive@lclfc.co.uk
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Diamonds Win In Tough Encounter

Leicester City Ladies Diamonds U15’s maintained their 100% record in a 2-1 win away to Loughborough Foxes in a tough encounter. Leicester City Ladies dominated the 1st half and were only leading 1-0 through a Jenna strike half way through the half, playing their best half of football this season. They dominated the play and had numerous chances but found the Loughborough keeper in inspired form and a 1-0 score line did not reflect the outstanding half of football the Diamonds had produced.
Half Time – Loughborough Foxes 0 Leicester City Ladies Diamonds 1
However the 2nd half was a completely different affair. Loughborough Foxes, realising they were still in the game matched Leicester City Ladies all the way and the game became a battle. Both sides were playing well and it was a good game to watch. Loughborough equalised with five minutes to go and it looked if the game was heading for a draw. However the Leicester girls showed their spirit and got a winner in the last minute with a lob over the keeper from Olivia C.
Overall it was a deserved win on the balance of play through the whole game but credit must also go to Loughborough Foxes who were superb in the 2nd half.
Full Time – Loughborough Foxes 1 Leicester City Ladies Diamonds 2

Leicester City Ladies: Jocelyn, Shania, Lucy, Beth, Tamzin, Olivia C x 1, Lauren , D’shayney , Tiarna, , Jenna x 1, Olivia D , Molly and Chloe.

100% Record Maintained

Leicester City Ladies Diamonds U15’s beat Cosby Cats 7-0 with a workmanlike win. Leicester played some good football in patches but never really got into their stride like last week. This was probably down to a lot of chopping and changing by the joint managers trying players out in different positions which disrupted the flow. That said Leicester City Ladies were always in command against a spirited Cosby side.
Leicester City Ladies opened the scoring through D’shayney who drilled in a shot after some determined battling. Lauren then scored twice with two powerful headers from corners. D’shayney added a fourth before half time.
Half Time – Leicester Ladies Diamonds 4 Cosby Cats 0.
Leicester City Ladies started off the 2nd half in determined mood with their passing a lot better. They added a fifth with a close range shot from Olivia. To their credit Cosby never gave up and still tried to attack as much as possible. Leicester made it 6-0 with a good finish from Chloe and D’shayney was able to complete her hat-trick just before the finish with a neat finish. Overall a good result played and watched in the right spirit by both sets of players and parents.
Full Time Leicester Ladies Diamonds 7 Cosby Cats 0
Leicester City Ladies Diamonds:- Jocelyn, Laura, Lucy, Tamzin, Olivia C, Lauren x 2, D’shayney x 3, Megan, Chloe x 1, Jenna, Olivia D x 1, Molly, Eleni, Shania and Beth.

Third Win and Clean Sheet in a Row

Leicester City Ladies continued their climb up the table with a third win in a row.  City were at unbeaten Loughborough Foxes in their quest for win number three in a row.
Kayleigh Hillier pounced on a loose ball in the box to give the visitors the lead. Leicester City Ladies played some superb football in the first half combined with a solid approach.
Second half Foxes started the brighter and looked the more likely to score and Leicester City Ladies had to weather the storm and defend numerous corners with bravery, the back two of Ball and Burbidge were superb for the visitors. Leicester City Ladies goalkeeper
Catt then pulled of a fantastic close range save and from there on in City’s discipline was superb to take away a fine away win.
Leicester City Ladies are getting back on track now after numerous absences Manager Matt Cook commented “obviously there’s a long way to go and three wins in a row doesn’t make a season but people probably don’t realise how depleted we were in the summer and the players have kept together playing with 10 or 11 players sometimes waiting for the squad to grow. To come off the back of that and the tough start we had its credit to the players character and commitment that they have got themselves moving up the table.”
Leicester City Ladies Players of the match: Gemma Ball and Sarah Burbidge for centre back performance.

Back to Back Away Wins

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Leicester City Ladies added a second away win in a week with a 2-0 win at lowly Curzon Ashton.
City dominated possession throughout and it told on 20 minutes as Hillier finished a fine solo goal.
Second half was much of the same, however Leicester City Ladies needed Goalkeeper Cat to save a penalty to keep the lead before Whalley wrapped up the points late on.
A frustrating afternoon for the away side but a solid win none the less. Leicester City Ladies now look forward to playing unbeaten Loughborough Foxes on Thursday night at the Nike Stadium.
Leicester City Ladies Player of the Match: Amanda Whalley

Comfortable Victory

Leicester City Ladies Diamonds U15’s beat Bedworth Eagles 5-2 with a comfortable win. Both teams played with passion but Leicester City Ladies always had the edge and never really had to get out of 3rd gear. Leicester City Ladies opened the scoring through Olivia who drilled in a low shot into the corner. Bedworth equalised with a speculative shot that bounced over the keeper on the hard pitch. This was a bit harsh on Leicester City Ladies who had dominated the play up to then. This did not put off Leicester City Ladies though and with the midfield dominant they scored three more times before half time with an own goal from a Lucy corner, a good individual goal from D’shayney, a shot from Jenna who scored her 5th goal of the season already.
Half Time – Bedworth Eagles 1 Leicester City Ladies Diamonds 4
Leicester City Ladies started off the 2nd half where they had left off and dominated play with some good passing. To their credit Bedworth never gave up and still made it a competitive game. Leicester City Ladies made it 5-1 with a good individual goal from Lauren which she finished off nicely. This enabled Leicester City Ladies to ring the changes and rest some players and try players in different positions. Bedworth kept battling and were rewarded with a 2nd goal just before the end. This was a very good win at a notoriously tough place to go and the team should be proud of their superb team performance.
Full Time Bedworth Eagles 2 Leicester Ladies Diamonds 5

Leicester City Ladies:- Jocelyn, Beth, Shania, Olivia C x 1, Lauren x 1, D’shayney x 1, Lucy , Chloe, Jenna x 1, Olivia D, Molly x 1, Megan, Tamzin and Laura, Own goal x 1

Firsts Bounce Back

Aimie CattellAfter a few difficult weeks for Leicester City Ladies with numerous players missing City had more of a team back and they battled out a hard fought win over Radcliffe Olympic.
The game could not of started any better for Leicester City Ladies as Gemma Ball hit a fine free kick for what turned out to be the winner within three minutes. Two red cards later the game become stretched and a battle for both sides. City’s organisation this season for the majority has been superb and once again they stood strong. Hillier had a chance late on but fired an excellent strike just wide. Goalkeeper Cat on her return from injury was excellent punching away numerous long balls. City stood firm and credit to the girls for coming through a difficult period with such integrity.
Overall a vital win for Leicester City Ladies to kick start their season, manager Matt Cook commented “funnily we have played so much better but came away with nothing, today was about heart and spirit and not wanting to get beat. Some Players came back today, and if we get everyone back and fit we know we can push on now.”
Leicester City Ladies Player of the match Aimie Cattell

Diamonds Win Tough Encounter

Leicester City Ladies Diamonds U15’s beat Bedworth Gems 2-0 in a very competitive game. Both teams played with passion and cancelled each other out in the 1st half but on the stroke of half time Leicester City Ladies took the lead with Jenna scoring, this was a bit harsh on Bedworth Gems to be fair.
Half Time – Leicester City Ladies Diamonds 1 Bedworth Gems 0
The second half again was again very competitive but Leicester City Ladies looked the livelier and looked the most likely to score. Leicester City Ladies got the 2nd in the end when a long range shot from Lucy flew into the net with a couple of minutes to go. This was a hard fought win against a well organised and competitive Bedworth Gems’ side.
Full Time Leicester Ladies Diamonds 2 Bedworth Gems 0
Leicester City Ladies: Jocelyn, Eleni, Beth, Shania, Olivia C, Lauren, D’shayney, Lucy x 1, Chloe, Jenna x 1, Olivia D, Megan, Tamzin and Laura

Good Start To League Campaign For The Diamonds

Leicester City Ladies Diamonds U15’s started the season in strong style with a convincing 8-1 away victory against Asfordby Amateurs. Leicester were on the front foot from the start and deserved to be ahead a lot sooner than they were. Molly opened the scoring then Lauren saw a thumping header come back off the bar but against the run of play Leicester were pegged back to 1-1 with Asfordby’s only shot on target all game. Jenna soon restored Leicester’s lead and they went into half time with a 2-1 lead. Half Time Score: Asfordby Amateurs 1 Leicester City Ladies Diamonds 2.
The second half proved a much more convincing finishing display with six more goals coming from Molly x 2 to complete her hat-trick, a hat-trick from Jenna, a brave header by D’shayney and a long range shot from Tiarna. Such was Leicester’s dominance in the 2nd half the Leicester keeper didn’t actually touch the ball. Overall a very encouraging display but there is a lot more to come from the girls. Final Score Asfordby Amateurs 1 Leicester City Ladies Diamonds 8. Jocelyn, Shania, Olivia D, Beth, Tamzin, Olivia C, Tiarna x 1, Lauren, Jenna x 3, D’shayney x 1, Molly x 3, Chloe.

Barwell League Festival

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESLeicester City Woodgate Inclusive teams ‘ kicked off’ their season with a League Festival at AFC Barwell on Saturday 13th September. Our Inclusive section had 8 teams attending on the day, in the Adults Blue, Adults Red, Ladies, Junior and Youth Divisions.
AFC Barwell volunteers worked very hard on the day to ensure all the players had a great time with the ethos being Respect and Fair Play whilst playing competitive football.
Respect – Player of the day Awards were given out and Leicester City Woodgate Players who won the awards for their hard work and team play were:
Blue Division Teams – Joe Tinkler, Jamie Hereworth & Robin Dealey
Red Division Teams – Paul Thornton & Mark Miller
Ladies Division – Julie Freestone
Leicester City Woodgate Inclusive, with the support of AFC Andrews, will be hosting the next Inclusive League Festival on Saturday 11th October at Aylestone Recreation Ground, Knighton Lane East, Leicester, with games commencing at 2.00pm and finishing at approx 5.00pm.
For more information about Inclusive Football for players from 6 years old, both male and female, with a learning, physical or sensory special need or disability, or mental health issue, please contact: inclusive@lclfc.co.uk

U15s Players Wanted

Girls in School Year 9 & 10 as from the September 2014

Leicester City Ladies U15’s team is looking to recruit players for the season ahead. The team moves to eleven a side football this season and after 2 successful seasons in the Leicestershire Girls League the team is looking to develop further and build on the squad.

So, why not come along to training and find out what is involved, all players welcome, if you have played for a team before or not. Come along and see how you can get involved, bring a friend too.
St. Margarets Pastures Sports Centre, St. Margarets Way, Leicester LE1 3EA
6.00-7.30pm

Please call or email the Manager, Nathan Worrall
Mobile: 07542741260
Email: under15@lclfc.co.uk

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International Victory

LCLFCu15-EkholtLeicester Ladies U15’s Diamonds played Ekholt from Norway at the superb Oakham School venue. The game was played in a very good spirit with both sides very competitive. The 1st half ended stalemate with the defences playing very well to limit the scoring chances. In the 2nd half the game opened up a bit more and the Leicester City Ladies side proved the stronger with 3 goals coming. The 1st was a penalty by Molly after a Ekholt player had handled in the area. The 2nd also came from Molly as she fired in from close range after a good attacking move. The third was an individual bit of class by Olivia who went on a mazy run and smashed a 25 yarder into the net. Overall it was a very good and enjoyable exercise and the girls look in good shape for the coming season. Two girls who deserve a mention and who played and defended very well were Olivia and D’shayney.

Final Score – Leicester City Ladies U15’s Diamonds 3 Ekholt ( Norway ) 0

Hard Fought Point

IMG_6530With a late switch of fixture to Aylestone Park Leicester City Ladies took on local rivals Loughborough Foxes in a competitive midweek league fixture.
It was a depleted City squad after Sundays heroic extra time performance against Nottingham Forest and things got worse when goalkeeper Cat went down in the warm up and new signing Keely Upton only lasted seven minutes prior to injury.
With game plans out the window a spirited City took the pitch and played out a well fought point. It was Foxes who took the lead with a long range shot, Preston equalised for City at the tightest of angles with a fine goal. Stand in goalkeeper Ball made some outstanding saves in the second half to keep City alive. Chances at both ends kept coming in the second half as a cup final atmosphere and end to end football was on show for the supporters.
The game ended level however and after all the pre match trouble City take a hard fought point. After a very busy pre season with lots of changes Leicester City Ladies have still shown good resilience in the opening three fixtures .
Leicester City Ladies Player of the Match – Gemma Ball

Manjit Singh Takhar

ManjitFairPlaySport has always been part of my life ever since I was about nine years old at Charnwood Junior School. I remember back in those good old days when we used to have activities such as egg and spoon race, three legged races, wheel barrows and the sack bag run. I started playing football at the age of ten. As anyone can image I was a very active and hyper child at that age. I regularly played Football with a group of friends in the school playground and in the park.
Having a disability since the age of 3 months was difficult as anyone can imagine but life goes on and I never let it get in the way of my education or bother me as a child I remained positive and now it has allowed me to become the ambitious person I am today. In my school days the P.E. teachers did not know what to do with me as there was a lack of understanding and knowledge of dealing with a person with a disability in those years. However nowadays more people have an awareness as it is pretty common.
Being an Inclusive Coach and football player and volunteer with Leicester City Woodgate Inclusive and Loughborough Lions. Coaching and volunteering and supporting various diverse groups. I enjoy Coaching, Playing and volunteering because it’s so rewarding and allows me to develop my life skills it also gives me the chance to meet new people, developing on my existing skills as a coach and respect the players. I enjoy interacting with so many different players who have different abilities.
Being a sports Maker and my involvement with various sports has really had a great impact on others and it allows me to share my passion and experience for the sport and having the physical stamina as one requires to be very energetic and a sports motivator. Being a sports maker is all about having fun but also keeping safe and being involved with the sports no matter what the disability.
My Dream as someone who is partially sighted would be to set up an Inclusive Futsal team within Leicestershire and Rutland. I believe it would be challenging but very rewarding looking into my future dream. It will be very beneficial for everyone as I have the passion and desire and being a very enthusiastic individual who always go the extra mile to support the future generation I believe it would benefit all players hugely as they would become more involved and for me to be their Role model and Mentor for them to be inspired. I would one day love the opportunity of become an Ambassador for the Inclusive Club.

City take Reds all the Way

This game against Nottingham Forest Ladies would determine Leicester City Ladies place in either the League Cup Plate or Trophy competitions, City’s destiny was the plate as most people would of expected against our Premier League opponents however that doesn’t tell the story of the match.
A spirited Leicester City Ladies side showed an organised and battling display to push the Reds to extra time.
Leicester City goalkeeper Cattell pulled off a couple of wonderful saves for the home team but the overall performance was a credit to all. Forest posed a threat on the City goal but it was City striker Preston who nearly won the game in stoppage time only to see her effort pushed into the bar by the Forest goalkeeper. Extra time was very even and it was a rebounded goal which gave the away team the tie late on the extra time.
Although cruel on the home side Leicester City Ladies can be proud of their ability to play at the higher level.
Leicester City Ladies Player of the Match – Kayleigh Hillier
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First Day Draw

Leicester City Ladies started off a brand new league campaign at their new home of Leicester Road Stadium with a point against a tough Mansfield Town side.
The home team were stretched with injuries but put on a hard working display. The game could not of started any worse for the home team and Mansfield Town were ahead inside five minutes. Leicester City Ladies response was excellent and Becky Preston fired home with a fine finish.
Second half both teams had clear chances to take the lead but a resilient display from both sides made the 1-1 score line a fair result.
Overall Leicester City Ladies are off and running with a point on the board in what was a tough opening fixture played at a good pace.
City now look forward to Nottingham forest in the League cup qualifier on Sunday at Leicester Road Stadium with a 2pm kick off.

The match day programme was dedicated to Gemma Ball for 12 years continuous playing from juniors to seniors with Leicester City Ladies.
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Gemma has been with the club a lot longer than myself but I have been fortunate enough to be the senior manager at the time she was ready to move up. I gave Gemma her first starting appearance and this was at a difficult time with the team fighting to avoid relegation. I will also remember her stepping up to take a vital penalty in a game the team had to win, showing no fear Gemma calmly struck it into the top corner without realising what an important goal it was in our history.
Today Gemma makes her own history she is a product of our development and a prime example of players being coached in the right way and developed through the system to play at the highest standard. I hope this encourages more players to come through the player pathway after the example Gemma has set. I have watched Gemma grow as a person and a footballer and I hope she keeps the Leicester City Ladies blue on for at least another ten years.
Congratulations Gemma!

Young 11 Put on a Great Show

A young under 21 Leicester City Ladies side were invited to play the Independent Schools Football Club National squad at the wonderful facilities of Oakham School.
ISFA went into a quick one goal lead before Kayleigh Needham equalised with a stunning strike. Isfa went on to run away with the first half leading 3-1 at half time.
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After a good half time team chat to plan for the second half it could not have started any worse as a dubious decision led to a free kick which ended up making it 4-1 much to the amazement of the players. Leicester City Ladies then showed immense quality and change of system saw them score three goals in ten minutes, Ball and a Needham brace completing her hat trick showed great character from the away side. Some great individual performances were on show, Rowlands kept City in the game in the City goal with some confident keeping. Hutchings at the back and Ayesha on the wing caused no end of problems. However all over the City 11 were immense.
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Although ISFA went on to win 5-4 City’s second half performance was a credit, Leicester City Ladies First team manager Matt Cook commented after the game “I wasn’t really aware of what sort of opposition we would face, when I found out I knew it would be a challenge. ISFA were full of highly talented Centre of Excellence players and I can’t compliment our young players enough. Not only did they work tremendously hard but we played some great stuff.”
A big thank you to the ISFA for choosing Leicester City Ladies to play and a big thank you to your team for their efforts on the day.

Inclusive Players on Sky

Leicester City Woodgate Inclusive players were invited down to the LCFC Training ground on Monday 4th August to take part in skills sessions and small sided games with David Eassom, Disability Officer at LCFC Football in the Community. Sky TV cameras were on hand filming the work of the Football in the Community scheme as they continue to work in and support many different areas of grass roots football and as part of City’s Premiership status this will continue to grow. Only seven players were asked to attend from our Red Division Squad. The players really enjoyed the experience playing alongside members of the Achieve with Us project based in Hinckley.
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Pre Season Agenda

All Tuesday sessions will be held at Leicester Road Stadium, Hinckley, LE10 3DR 7.30-9.30
All Thursday sessions are 7.30-9.30 venue to be rotated.  However in July all Thursday sessions are at Judgemeadow Community College LE5 6HP

July

Tuesday 8th senior training
Thursday 10th senior training
Sunday 13th split squad pre season friendly weekend Home Ruddington Village LFC 11am ko, Home Oadby & Wigston LFC 1pm ko
Tuesday 15th senior training
Thursday 17th senior training
Sunday 20th Home Coventry Trains LFC pre season friendly 3
Tuesday 22nd senior training
Thursday 24th senior training
Sunday 27th Elite 11 a side tournament , hosted by LCLFC at Leicester Road Stadium.  Eight teams Nottingham Forest, Coventry City, Derby County , Leicester City Women, Bradford city, Shaw Lane FC, Rothwell Corinthians and  Leicester City ladies FC 10am-4pm
Tuesday 29th senior training
Thursday 31st senior training

August

Sunday 3rd Home MK Dons Fc 11.15 ko pre season friendly 4
Tuesday 5th senior training
Wednesday 6th Home Coventry copeswood Fc 7.45 ko
Thursday 7th senior training workshop
Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th LCLFC tour of Strasbourg
Tuesday 12th Away Ellistown FC pre season friendly 5 evening ko
Thursday 14th Away Hull City FC pre season friendly 6
Sunday 17th pre season Friendly number 7 First Team tbc and LCLFC Development Team v Ellistown FC XI
Tuesday 19th senior training
Thursday 21st senior training
Sunday 24th First Team league match 1 2pm ko and Bedworth United v LCLFC Development Team
Tuesday 26th senior training
Thursday 28th senior training
Sunday 31st First Team league match 2 2pm ko

September

Tuesday 2nd senior training
Thursday 4th senior training
Sunday 7th First Team league match 3 & Development Team league match 1

Senior Training

Leicester City Ladies Seniors start training on Tuesday 24th 7.45-9.30 at Leicester Road Stadium, Hinckley, LE10 3DR.

Thursday 26th follow up ball work session 8-9 at Aylestone Leisure Centre 3G.

Full Pre season agenda to follow

Anybody interested In trials with Leicester City Ladies during this period please contact Matt Cook on 07900901755.

Senior Team Pre Season at The Stadium

Pre Season training resumes on Thursday 19th June.

Leicester City Ladies FC offer an exciting opportunity to launch a team that will aim for Super League status in the next few years.

Leicester City Ladies Senior Team are looking for new players to add to the squad to build on the high finish of last season and to compete in the new Championship / Premier League, also looking for new Development Team players, who play at the highest standard in the National Premier League.
Our aim is to relaunch the senior section with the up and coming 50th anniversary of the oldest ladies football club in the country in 2015/16 season.
Players need to be 16 years old or above to be considered for the above however any players 15 or above within or outside the club are welcome to come along to see what the Senior section can offer for their future.
Please obtain permission of your team manager and parents.

Pre season agenda venue and dates to be confirmed.

Voluntary Positions

Leicester City Ladies are looking for volunteers who would like to be involved in one of the highest standards of Womens football.
The following positions are available:-

  • Assitant Manager
  • Head Coach
  • 1st Team Coach
  • Development Team Coach
  • Coach Mentor
  • Goalkeeper Coach
  • Physio
  • Match Day Promotors

All applications considered by football based interviews, coaching qualifications FA Level 2 and above preferred however all applications considered as the club would be prepared to invest in suitable applicants.
Please contact:-
Sue (Club Secretary)
Matt (1st Team Manager)
Closing date for applications July 14th 2014

Northampton Town F.C. hosts Ladies Inclusive Festival

Leicester City Ladies and Asfordby Amateurs Ladies Inclusive Teams joined up for a football festival at the home of Northampton Town Football Club, as part of their Annual Disability Football Festival.
The players had a great day of football and Leicestershire won Silver Medals in the competition with Northampton picking up the Gold.
England & G.B. Cerebral Palsy Squad player Alistair Patrick-Heslton awarded the teams with their medals and was very impressed with the skills of All the players involved.
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If you want to find out more about Inclusive Football, contact:
Mary Rudkin
inclusive@lclfc.co.uk
07752 746229

Annual General Meeting

Leicester City Ladies Football Club AGM will be held at The King Power Stadium on Thursday 22nd May starting at 8pm. Managers and players should report to the main LCFC reception and the allocated room will be advised.

Inclusive Football Festival

LCFC’s King Power stadium played host to an Inclusive Football Festival on Monday May 12th.
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Leicester City Woodgate F.C. Adult teams had a great afternoon of football at the home of Leicester City Football Club. Our teams played alongside South Leicester College, Inclusive Teams, Asfordby Amateurs Inclusive, AFC Barwell, Mountsorrel Leisure Centre and the ‘Achieve with Us’ group from Hinckley.SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES
All players in attendance received an engraved medal to allow them to remember their time playing at King Power Stadium; a ground that will be hosting Premier League football next season.
Philippa Bass, Leicestershire and Rutland Disability Officer, said: “I’m so pleased with how the day went. All the players, the majority of whom are Leicester City fans, had a fabulous time playing on the same pitch that the newly-installed Premier League club played on this season.”
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Leicester City Woodgate F.C. Inclusive is always looking to recruit players with a, learning, physical or sensory disability or special need and those with a mental health or inclusion issue. Our ethos is Fun, Fair Play and Respect for All, whilst learning the skills of football and taking part in regular Inclusive League Festivals. So, if you would like to become involved as a coach or player, or indeed know of a player who may want to become involved, is aged from 6-16 years of age for our Junior & Youth Section or 16 years plus for our Adults, Male and Female teams, then contact:
Mary Rudkin
0116 2827555 / 07752 746229

City Girls Win Seventh Consecutive League Cup

Birstall United kicked off and had an early shot which was off target. Leicester City Ladies went on the attack and a cross by Jamie Carr to Simran Singh whose shot was blocked. City forced a corner taken by Megan Clements which was cleared by Birstall United. Leicester City Ladies were awarded a free kick which went over the bar. City were getting a lot of the ball, and a run by Jamie Elday on the right crossed the ball to Paige Wells who found CC Cooper to slot the ball home on 9 minutes. Birstall United were awarded a free kick cleared by the City defence. In the 16th minute City went further ahead when CC Cooper scored her second goal, she then completed her hat-trick in the 18th minute. Leicester City Ladies were now playing some attractive football a cross by Charlie Tatture went wide and with the midfield linking up with the forwards. Birstall United had no answer to the City girls dominance and they were limited to a long range shot by which was saved by the City keeper Chloe Park. Leicester City Ladies went 4-0 up on 42 minutes with a run and shot by Jamie Elday after a quick one two with Paige Wells.

Half Time Birstall United U18s 0 V 4 Leicester City Ladies U18s

Leicester City Ladies kicked off with a shot by Connie Ingall. In the 46th minute a cross by Elday into the Birstall United area lead to Jordan Burrows scoring the fifth City goal. Carly Wilson came on for Wells. Two free kicks were cleared well by the Birstall United defence. City made two substitutions Jordan Knibbs on Charlie Tatture off and Niamh Ruff on for Jamie Elday. In the 57th minute Birstall United pulled a goal back from a throw in the forward fired in a shot that was palmed away only for a Brirstall player to tap it home. City responded quickly and made it six when Simran Singh Scored in the 62nd minute. Wells came on for Singh, a corner by Birstall United lead to nothing. In the 83rd minute Demi Knott picked up a pass from Carr beat a Birstall United defender to blast an unstoppable shot past the keeper. In the 85th minute Leicester City Ladies captain Paige Wells won a tackle and from outside the box scored with a shot into the roof of the net. City’s Ruff had a run at the Birstall United defence only to see her shot go just past the post. In the 89 minute City were awarded a penalty when Demi Knott was brought down in the area Paige Wells scored from the penalty spot. This was another brilliant team display by the City Girls as always, and the end of another successful season.

Full-Time Birstall United U18s 1 V 9 Leicester City Ladies U18s

Win Number Eighteen

Leicester City Ladies secured win number eighteen to finish another successful season and the Under 18s League Title.
Leicester City Ladies took the lead in the 9th minute a cross by Jamie Elday was volleyed home by Demi Knott. City started to take control of the midfield a couple of shots were cleared by the Birstall defence, but City went further ahead when a neat passing move by Wells and Singh lead to Knott scoring the second goal in the 24th minute. Birstall were restricted to long range shots and in the 33rd minute CC Cooper scored City’s third goal.

Half-Time Birstall U18s 0 V 3 Leicester City Ladies U18s

Birstall came more into the game early in the half a couple of half chances which the City defence cleared. In the 58th minute a corner by Megan Clements was cleared by a Birstall defender it came to Carly Wilson to score Leicester City Ladies fourth goal. Four minutes later Birstall pulled a goal back a high looping ball into the City area bounced into net. Leicester City Ladies responded with a pass down the right wing to Jamie Carr who caught the ball and crossed for Demi Knott to score and complete her Hat-Trick. With 10 minutes left Leicester City Ladies were awarded a penalty for hand ball by a Birstall player Megan Clements took the spot kick to score
Another Great Season Well Done Girls

Full-Time Birstall United U18s 1 V 6 Leicester City Ladies U18s

Next Sunday the two teams meet again in the U18s League Cup Final Kick-off 1.30PM at Oadby & Wigston Girls Leicester Road Countesthrope Leicester

Win Number 17

Asfordby Amateurs kicked off  but were soon on the defensive with Leicester City Ladies having the first shot at goal however.  Asfordby Amateurs took the lead against the run of play  in the 7th minute.  City pressed and were level in the 9th minute when a ball from Megan Clements to Demi Knott for her to drive her shot past the Asfordby keeper.  With crosses coming in from both sides Leicester City Ladies started to take control a through ball to Simran Singh but was flagged offside.  Jamie Elday came on for Lauren Steadman and straight away started to cause havoc in the Asfordby defence with her runs down the wing beating two defenders to get her crosses in to the City forwards.  Jamie Carr on the run shot just over the crossbar.  In the 43rd minute Leicester City Ladies were awarded a free kick outside the Asfordby box taken by Paige Wells just over the bar
Half-Time Asfordby Amateurs  U18s 1  V   1  Leicester City Ladies U18s
Leicester City Ladies made two Subs With Carly Wilson off for C C Cooper and Laura Cole’s off for Alice Allcock,  City continued where they left off in the first half and took the lead in the 52nd minute through Simran Singh and went further ahead in the in the 55th minute when Demi Knott fired in her second goal and Leicesters third goal a minute later.  From a Leicester City Ladies  corner taken  by Megan Clements was headed home by Charlie Tatture the City defence were rarely troubled by Asfordby and in the 63rd minute a drive by C C Cooper found its way into the Asfordby net.  Carly Wilson came back on for Simran Singh, Lauren  Steadman came on for Paige Wells.   Asfordby came forward a through ball rolled through for the City keeper Chloe Park to collect.  Leicester City Ladies scored their sixth and final goal as Wilson scored from inside the Asfordby box.
Full-Time  Asfordby Amateurs U18s  1  V  6  Leicester City Ladies U18s

Cooper scores four in City 16th Win

LEICESTER CITY LADIES U18s  8  V  2  BARROW  BELLES  U18s
This was City’s 16 league win of the season to secure the league title a minute in Page Wells had to come off Carly Willson came on City attacked first and were awarded a free kick taken by Megan Clements Barrow had a shot blocked by Demi Knot a corner by Clements was put into the net by a Barrow defender to give Leicester the lead a shot by a Barrow Forward was saved by the City keeper Chloe Park a free kick by Barrow went wide a cross by Jamie Elday lead to City’s second goal scored by Demi Knott Leicesters midfield started to take control runs by Connie Ingall and Jamie Elday on the wings causing havoc in the Barrow defence City’s third goal came from a cross by Knott for CC Cooper from close in Barrow had two free kicks which were cleared by the City defence Cooper added her second and Leicester’s fourth goal before half-time
Half-Time Leicester City Ladies U18s  4  V  0  Barrow Belles U18s
City subs Jamie Carr on Knott off Paige Wells on Willson off
at the start of the second half CC Cooper completed her hat-trick in the 46th minute two minutes
later Barrow Pulled one back on the break Cooper added her fourth in the 51st minute and City’s Sixth substitution Jordan Burrows on CC Cooper off a corner by Clements was met by Simran Singh to score Jamie Carr won the ball beat the Barrow defender only for the Keeper to save her shot a cross by Carr was picked up by Jordan Burrows to score Barrow pulled another goal back in the 84th minute a corner by Leicester was headed home by Charlie Tatture but was ruled out by the linesman
Another great display of superb football by the Leicester Girls

Full-Time  Leicester City Ladies U18S  8  V   2  Barrow  Belles  U18s

Leicester City Ladies reach their Eight League Cup Final in a row

LOUGHBOROUGH FOXES U18s  1   V   7  LEICESTER CITY LADIES U18s
Leicester kicked off a cross by Jamie Carr lead to a shot by Niamh Ruff shots by Paige Wells and Simran Singh were off target a corner by the Foxes was cleared by the city defence a shot by Jamie Carr was saved by the Foxes keeper a move down the right lead to the first goal by Loughborough Foxes in the 15th minute this spurred on the City to up their game and after some good football and several blocked shots by the Foxes defence City drew level a corner by Jamie Elday was met on the volley by Simran Singh to score on 37 minutes two minutes later C C Cooper put Leicester ahead from a cross by Jamie Elday
Half-Time  Loughborough Foxes U18s  1  V  2  Leicester City Ladies U18s
In the second half City started to take control of the match with the defence and midfield not letting anything through a shot on target by Wells saved by the keeper an attack by the Foxes was cleared for a throw in substitution Demi Knott on  in the 61st minute a minute later Demi Knott scored after a pass from Connie Ingall a corner by Jamie Elday lead to a shot on target by CC Cooper in the 68th minute Knott scored her second goal a corner by Jamie Carr was cleared by the Foxes defence Knott completed her Hat-Trick in the 71st minute to make it 5-1 to the City a shot by Loughborough was blocked Lauren Steadman it was all Leicester when in the in the 82nd minute Knott scored her fourth goal and City’s sixth after an assist from Burrows and with five minutes left CC Cooper notched her second goal and Leicesters Seventh
ANOTHER GREAT PERFORMANCE BY THE CITY GIRLS
Full-Time  Loughborough Foxes u18s  1  V   7  Leicester City Ladies U18s
LEICESTER CITY LADIES U18s  MEET   BIRSTALL UNITED U18s in the Final

ASFORDBY AMATEURS U18S 0 V 7 LEICESTER CITY LADIES U18S

Leicester kicked off and went straight onto the attract with a couple off shots which the Asfordby keeper saved
Asfordby couldn’t get out of their half and City took the lead in the 14th minute Jamie Elday and hit a low shot across the keeper into the far corner of the net City continued to press and went further ahead when a shot hit an Asfordby defender and went in on 33 minutes and in the 37th minute Carly Wilson hit City’s third with a fine shot the City were playing some great attractive football and Asfordby had no answer to them
Half Time Asfordby Ams U18s 0  V  3  Leicester City U18s
Leicester started where the left off in the first half in complete control of the game but for the Asfordby keeper City would
have been further ahead and in the 54th minute Demi Knott chased a through ball to score past the keeper for City’s fourth goal two minutes later CC Cooper added a fifth for the City after some neat passing football in midfield  Demi Knott
collected the ball beat the centre half to score goal number six in the 72nd minute  City’s final goal came in the 88th minute Jordan Burrows won the ball in midfield and curled a right foot shot over the Asfordby keeper into the top corner
of the net for goal number seven this was another great team performance by the City Girls
Full-Time  Asfordby Amateurs U18s  0 V  7  Leicester City Ladies U18s

CC COOPER HITS 4 IN CITY’S WIN

Leicester continued their winning run to 12 wins and scored in the third minute when CC Cooper scored from close in
after a cross by Carly Wilson the City increased their lead when Jamie Elday received a pass on the right and beat the defender
cut inside and rifled a shot into the far corner of the net the city were in command a free kick by Megan Clements went over
the crossbar Ibstock had a shot off target shots by Jamie Carr and Simran Singh were saved by the Ibstock keeper from a corner kick
by Clements lead to Simran Singh scoring Leicesters third goal City brought on Niamh Ruff for Jamie Elday and with her pace made life
difficult for the Ibstock  defender a cross by Ruff lead to a shot by Connie Ingall in the 25th minute Ruff scored the gaol of the match when
she flicked the ball over the defenders head rounded her beat the centre back and with some neat footwork to slot the ball home just before
half-time Jamie Carr blocked a shot by Ibstock
Half-time  Leicester City U18s  4  V  0  Ibstock United U18s
City were in rampant  mood playing some excellent one touch football in midfield Elday came back on for Ruff and she quickly settled into
rhythm of the game Cooper scored her second goal in the 54th minute after a pass by Connie ingall after two successive corners by Clements
CC Cooper completed her Hat-Trick and City’s sixth goal in the 61st minute with a pass by Charlie Tatture   two minutes later Elday scored the
7th goal for the City and her second Ibstock had a shot from distance which didn’t trouble the City keeper Chloe Park the scoring was completed
 in the 86th minute by CC Cooper to score her fourth and Leicesters eight this was a great team performance by the City girls
Full-Time  Leicester City Ladies  U18s  8  V  0   Ibstock United U18s

BIRSTALL UNITED U18S 3 V 4 LEICESTER CITY LADIES U18S

City kicked off this fixture in a strong wind and gained a corner which was cleared a ball through to a Birstall forward who was offside
a corner by Birstall was taken over the crossbar by the wind a cross by Jordan Burrows was met by CC Cooper to shoot over after some midfield exchanges
by both teams Leicester took the lead with the best move of the first half with some neat football from defence to Cooper who passed to Simran Singh to
score
Half-Time  Birstall United U18s  0  V   1  Leicester City Ladies U18s
A shot on target by Birstall was saved by the City keeper lead to a corner from which Birstall scored after 59 minutes Leicester regained the lead a shot by
Simran Singh was followed in by Jamie Carr to slot the ball home City were now gaining the upper hand in midfield a cross by Connie Ingall dropped to CC Cooper
to score Leicesters third goal in the 70th minute and in the 72nd minute Paige Wells scored after a free kick by  Megan Clements Birstall Came back with two goals in
the 80th and 85th minute to complete the scoring
Full-Time  Birstall United U18s  3  V  4  Leicester City Ladies U18s

INGALL HAT-TRICK IN CITY LADIES WIN

Leicester kick-off the league fixture in fine style with a couple of shots on target by Paige Wells and Connie Ingall
which were saved by the barrow keeper a free kick by Megan Clements went over the bar Jamie Elday crossed for
Connie Ingall to score Leicesters first goal on 10 minutes City went further ahead in the 16th minute a pass from Jamie Carr to Connie Ingall to score her second three minutes later City added a third through Megan Clements with an assist from C C Cooper City were in dominate mood and scored a fourth goal when C C Cooper beat two defenders to score
Half Time Leicester City U18s  4   V   0  Barrow Belles  U18s
The second half continued with crosses from both sides from Ingall and Elday putting the Barrow defence under a lot
of pressure however City added a fifth when Demi Knott collected a pass in midfield to score in the 62nd minute City were awarded a penalty when Knott was brought down Connie Ingall steped up to score her Hat-Trick Simran Singh
scored in the 64th minute Barrow had no answer to City’s Midfield dominance neat play by Ingall allowed Elday an angle to score pass the Keeper  a pass from Carly Wilson found Jamie Carr who slotted the ball home two further goals
followed in a minute CC Cooper with her second and Simran Singh with her second and a minute later Jamie Carr added her second with an assist from Wilson Leicester rounded up the scoring in the 86th minute from Lauren Steadman and in the 90th minute with a goal from Jordan Burrows

Full Time Leicester City Ladies U18s  14  V  0  Barrow Belles U18s

RUFF HAT-TRICK SEES OFF THE FOXES

After a seven week lay off Leicester started this game in double quick time with a goal on
41 seconds scored by Connie Ingall to put City one up a corner by Laura Keating lead to a
shot on target by Ingall which was saved a cross by Clements into the area was cleared
a shot by Loughborough was saved by the City keeper Chloe Park a couple of shots by
Jamie Carr and Simran Singh Jamie Elday on for Charlie Tature in the 23rd minute Loughborough
equalised City made a substitution in the 25th minute Niamh Ruff on for Connie Ingall City started
to gain control of the game and took the lead in the 38th minute with a goal from Niamh Ruff and increased
their lead further in the 43rd minute with a goal by C C Cooper
Half-Time Leicester City Ladies U18s 3 v 1 Loughborough Foxes U18s
in the second half Foxes scored in the 46th minute Ruff was causing the foxes a lot of problems with
her speed down the wing and restored City’s 2 goal lead in the 48th minute with her second goal Loughborough
had a couple of shots from long range which the City defence dealt with Demi Knott on for CC Cooper Jordan Burrows on for Jamie Carr in the 53 minute Simran Singh put City Further ahead a through ball caught Burrows
offside Niamh Ruff completed her hat-trick in the 62nd minute Loughborough gained a couple of corners which
the City defence cleared with ease Leicesters final goal in the 82nd minute scored by Jordan Burrows
 
Full-Time Leicester City Ladies U18S  7  V  2  Loughborough Foxes U18s

Herve Pep-Ngoma Visit

LCW JuniorsLeicester City FC’s U18’s Captain, Herve Pep-Ngoma visited our Junior & Youth inclusive Football Squads training session and was delighted to be able to teach the youngsters a few tricks of the trade. Herve has been in the LCFC Academy since he was a youngster and shows great potential for a very bright future in the professional game.
The Leicester City Woodgate Inclusive Football Teams, provide regular football training and also matches in the Leicestershire & Rutland Inclusive Football League. The Junior & Youth Section is run by head coach Paul Gibson, who has many years of experience working within the game, both as a volunteer and as an FA Skills Coach. Paul has been mentoring coaches Harry Gethins and Bradley Sharp who are both FA Level 1 Coaches and do a great job volunteering to support our Inclusive Footballers who have a variety of special needs or a physical, sensory or learning disability.
Luke Wardle one of the valuable team players is an absolutely mad Leicester City FC fan and was very pleased to have his photo taken with Herve. Luke is a season ticket holder at the City and also goes to watch many of the LCFC Academy and Development Team games.
Herve was thrilled to be asked to go along to the Inclusive Football training sessions and said “It was a real pleasure to meet all the players, they showed a lot of skill and enjoyment for the game of football, I really enjoyed meeting them and I hope they enjoyed it too”.
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The Junior & Youth Inclusive Teams, male and female footballers from 6-16years of age, train every Thursday from 5.00-6.00pm in the sports hall at New College, just off Glenfield Road in Leicester. If you know of any youngster who would love to play football and meets the criteria, or if you know anyone who would love to become involved as a volunteer coach, for which, training can be provided, please contact:
Mary Rudkin, Inclusive Team Coordinator
Telephone: 07752 746229 or Email: maryrudkin24_@hotmail.com

Goalkeeper and Striker Workshops

Starting Monday 20th January 2014
and every Monday until the End of the Season.
At St. Margaret’s Training Pitch.
Goalkeeper Sessions 6pm to 7pm
Strikers Sessions Under 16s 6pm to 7pm
Strikers Sessions Over 16s 7pm to 8pm
£2 each session
GOALKEEPERS
– Are you the Goalkeeper for one of our Leicester City Ladies teams? Then come along and learn off ex Leicester City Goalkeeper Russell Holt. This is a great opportunity to improve your skills. ALL AGE GROUPS WELCOME.
STRIKERS
– Are you one of the Strike Force for one of our Leicester City Ladies teams? or maybe you are the attacking goal scoring Midfielder who wishes to score more goals? Then come down to our own club Striker/Goal Scoring Workshop. Hosted by First Team Manager Matt Cook with a Guest Coach as the Instructor each week. ALL AGE GROUPS WELCOME.

For more information on both sessions contact Leicester City Ladies Football Development Manager Matt Cook using the email link at the top of the Development page.

Club Chairmans Announcement

As chairman of LCLFC, I am always looking at ways to improve our club. It has always been my aim for us to be the best community football club in the Midlands that caters for the women & girls’ game; and with our long history and legacy, being the oldest club in the country being formed in 1966, I feel the club has now reached a milestone. In 2016 we will be celebrating our golden anniversary; what better time to move forward.
As a club we have been looking for someone who can communicate between myself and the club on football, business and development matters. In recent times, due to family commitments, our first team manager Matt Cook has had to take a slightly different role; he is at present overseeing the senior section with the coaching team taking care of team affairs. Although we see this as a short term measure for Matt, as he will lead us into 2014/15 season, it has opened an opportunity in the immediate future to benefit the football club. As a committee, we have needed a football business development manager for several seasons and I have offered this vacant role to Matt; which I am delighted to say he has accepted. Matt has my full backing and support. Matt’s selfless devotion to LCLFC over the last five years has led me to make this appointment. He will use his usual sound judgement to promote innovative ideas with great enthusiasm.
I ask for all at the club to give Matt their complete support, and welcome him, and his ideas that I’m sure will be of benefit to all.
I have asked Matt to address the following for the remainder of the season:-

  1. To develop and enhance the senior football structure in preparation for the clubs promotion to the newly formed Championship level; the highest level of the winter game.
  2. To create closer links between all sectors of the club.
  3. To enhance advertisement and sponsorship investments.
  4. To look into ground and training facilities for the club.
  5. To develop our hard working coaches and find ways to achieve this to give something back to our many volunteers.
  6. To develop a player structure and a pathway for all.
  7. To develop a schools’ project.

Matt will be in constant contact with myself on any ideas so I can oversee all projects.
I want to thank Matt for taking this vital role as we consolidate and develop our club. Let’s all work together to secure our long term future. Any ideas you wish to put forward, speak to Matt personally or email either of us through the club website.

Yours in Sport

Steve Crayfourd
Chairman Leicester City Ladies FC

Firsts Start New Year with Victory

Leicester City Ladies first game of 2014 was against lowly Mansfield Town. An earlier game in the season at Field Mill had ended 2-2 and with Town scrapping for survival this was going to be no easy game. However City seemed to make light work of their opposition as Sam Clarke and Becky Preston goals saw them 2-0 up at the interval.
A quick third for City from Preston again in the second half and the home team was coasting. Credit to Mansfield who staged a remarkable come back however, a dubious penalty was followed by two quick goals to stun the promotion chasing outfit who had seen only three teams take league points from Linwood Park in two and a half seasons. Sadly for the visitors a passionate City stole the points through Preston again who finished off a sound display with a hat trick.
Overall a game City may should of been more comfortable in but three vital points none the less to keep the pressure on in the Combination and a unbelievable home record once again secured on a rainy day at Linwood Park.
Leicester City Ladies Player of the Match: Rebecca Preston

X Factor Sam Bailey

Congratulation to former Leicester City Ladies player Sam Bailey in winning the ITV show The X Factor.
Having nabbed the coveted prize, Sam will be releasing her first ever single, Skyscraper. The track is available to download right NOW and will be available in stores from Wednesday. Proceeds will go towards the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and Together for Short Lives.

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Win Number Nine for City Ladies

Leicester City Ladies started well and took the lead on 2 minutes when a corner by Laura Keating came into the Barrow area was knocked into the net by Jamie Elday. In the eighth minute a shot by C C Cooper on target was saved and went for a corner which was cleared by the Barrow defence. Leicester City Ladies won a corner in the 14th minute by Megan Clements lead to a shot by Simran Singh. Leicester City Ladies made a substitution Charlie Tature on for Keating City were using the wings to their full advantage with Niamh Ruff on the left and Elday on the right. After 22 minutes a shot by Barrow Belles was saved by the City keeper Chloe Park two substitutions Demi Knott on for Cooper and Connie Ingall on for Elday. On 31minutes a shot by Jamie Carr was turned away for a corner to the City the Barrow forwards were caught offside a couple of time.

Half Time Barrow Belles U18s 0 V 1 Leicester City Ladies U18s

At the start of the second half a Leicester City Ladies corner by Clements lead to a shot by Singh a succession of corners by Megan Clements lead to City’s second goal scored by Jordan Burrows. In the 53rd minute a cross by Charlie Tature went to Jamie Carr whose shot on goal was saved by the Barrow Keeper. City increased their lead further in the 61st minute when Connie Ingall chased a through ball to her beat the defender cut inside and scored in the far corner. Although Barrow had a couple of corners late in the half the City defence held strong. City scored their fourth goal in the 90th minute a cross by Niamh Ruff went through to Charlie Tature to tap home.

Full Time Barrow Belles U18s 0 V 4 Leicester City Ladies U18S

Next Match is on the 12th January 2014

CC Scores Five

Leicester City Ladies scored in the second minute through CC Cooper and went two up in the eight minute when Connie Ingall scored. City were having a lot of the play a corner kick by Megan Clements a couple of shots at the Asfordby by Simran Singh and CC Cooper were saved a cross by Jamie Elday lead to a shot by Jordan Burrows on target Asfordby came more into the game before half time.

HALF-TIME LEICESTER CITY U18 2 V 0 ASFORDBY AMATEURS U18S

Asfordby pulled a goal back from a free kick in the 46th minute but 2 minutes later Cooper restored City’s two goal cushion with an assist from Connie Ingall. On 50 minutes a corner by Megan Clements was cleared in the 52nd minute City increased their lead when Connie Ingall scored her second, however Asfordby scored a second in the 54th minute. At this City started to command the middle of the park and it was no surprise when CC Cooper scored two more goals in the 63rd and 64th minute another goal by CC Cooper in the 74th minute for her 5th goal and a own goal completed the scoring for the City Ladies for another fine win.

FULL-TIME LEICESTER CITY LADIES U18s 8 V 2 ASFORDBY AMATEURS U18s

Firsts Bounce Back

After the disapointment of leaving the FA Cup at the first round stage last Sunday Leicester City Ladies bounced back in fine fashion against local rivals Loughborough Foxes.
The game was turned on his head however after Leicester City Ladies had a player sent off for handball on the line and Loughborough Foxes took the lead from the resulting penalty and now the home team had 70 minutes to play with ten players. Amanda Whalley responded however as her cross turned shot deflected into the Foxes net. The away team then grew in confidence and took the lead again before Hillier kept up City’s fight to make it 2-2 at the interval.
The second half started in quick fashion, Loughborough Foxes 3-2 up inside 1 minute and City level through captain Kilby with five minutes of the restart. Leicester City Ladies were showing a determined performance with a player less and soon their efforts were rewarded as Brant on the hour hit the goal of the game to give Leicester the lead. City had to battle to hold on but hold on they did and claimed a terrific three points.
Leicester City Ladies Players of the Match: Reva Allen

Three in a Row

This was a game that could have gone either way but with Leicester City Ladies looking for their third straight win were never going to just sit back.

The game started very quickly with both teams looking for an early goal, it was Ibstock who look the more likely with numerous early chances on goal. At time Leicester struggled to clear their defensive lines which could of easily gifted Ibstock with an a goal or two but were denied thanks to some outstanding goal keeping from Tillie. As the game went on Ibstock continued to test Leicester’s defence and at times all their players defending which saw Leicester struggle to make any kind of counter attack. Leicester at time struggled to pass the ball around as Ibstock were very tight in midfield and closed Leicester down very quickly with Leicester only had a few opportunity’s on goal the best one coming from Madison who had long range shot denied by Ibstocks’s keeper who didn’t really see much of it till it was upon her she did well it push it over the bar. Ibstock again went on to pressure Leicester’s defence and keeper who stayed strong through the remainder of the half which kept them in the game.

HALF TIME Ibstock Sirens 0 – 0 Leicester City Ladies

Leicester City Ladies took the half time break to regroup and get themselves together and came out for the restart looking for the win, but unfortunately got a little harder as Leicester Ladies conceded only minutes into the second half, Ibstock drove the ball low and hard towards the front post and with some goal mouth confusion Ibstock had an easy tap in score 1-0. From that point on Leicester really had the bit between their teeth and took the game to Ibstock and went close to scoring a few times. The equalizer for Leicester came just over 10 minutes later when the ball come into the box from a Leicester corner it was cleared but alone about 6 yards right to the feet of Madeleine who struck the ball well and it just crept under there keeper. With the score now one a piece you could just tell there were more goals to come with chances being had by both teams. Leicester broke from midfield with some great one touch passing between Madison, Paige and Madeleine but Ibstock force the play wide and Leicester were awarded a corner. The corner was wiped in by Madison and it landed right on the keeper but there seemed to be some confusion and the ball was turned in by an Ibstock player an own goal by Ibstock unlucky for them but a massive boast for Leicester Ladies. The score now at 1-2 the Ibstocks head seemed to drop slightly with their chances just being wild shots at times. The confidence of Leicester Ladies just seem to be growing throughout the game and was strengthen by a sweet strike from Paige scoring Leicester’s third making it now 1-3. As the game was during to an end the Ibstock player started to switch off and they were conceding a lot of free kicks With Paige an Madison taking the full force of some them. In the final minutes of the game Madison collected the ball from a long throwing taken by Alanya, Madison was allowed to run with ball down the line and towards the Ibstock goal with some ease and a simple pass was made across goal where Paige arrived at the back post for a simple tap in and her second of the game.

FULL TIME Ibstock Sirens 1 – 4 Leicester City Ladies

This was a tough game but with that said there was some good football played by both teams. It also showed that Leicester Ladies stayed strong and positive and were rewarded with a very good win. It’s another 3 points for the Leicester City Ladies which moves them up to ninth in the league.
Leicester City Ladies Squad: Tillie, Katie, Alanya, Sophie, Paige, Madeleine, Madison and Olivia.

Leicester’s next game is at home to Atherstone Rangers Polecats 8th December 2013 with kickoff at 10:30am

Win Number Seven

This league encounter between the top two sides turned out to be a close affair between two sides committed to playing football as it should be played. Leicester City Ladies kicked off and attacked straight away but the shot was cleared by the Loughborough Foxes defence. City were pressing for a goal when Simran Singh broke through the Foxes defence only to put her shot wide of the far post. City were gaining some possession from the flanks with shots from CC Cooper and Jamie Carr were saved by the Foxes keeper. Loughborough Foxes were defending well and kept the City girls out.

HALF-TIME LOUGHBOROUGH FOXES U18S 0 V 0 LEICESTER CITY LADIES U18S

Leicester City Ladies came out with more purpose in the second half and gained a free kick from a foul by a Foxes midfielder which went over the bar. Ten minutes into the half City took the lead when a shot by Jamie Elday was spilled by the Foxes keeper and Jordan Burrows followed in to tap the ball into the net. City gained a few corners which were cleared by the Foxes defence. Loughborough Foxes then forced a corner but the City defence cleared with ease. Leicester City Ladies put a cross into the Foxes area from the right was handled by a defender and City were awarded a penalty, which Annie Taylor stepped up to slot the ball home. On a rare Foxes attack lead to a free kick for a foul which hit the City crossbar a few minutes later a shot by the Foxes centre forward was saved by the City keeper Chloe Park there was no further score.

FULL-TIME LOUGHBOROUGH FOXES U18S 0 V 2 LEICESTER CITY LADIES U18S

Inclusive Football Supports BBC Children In Need Appeal

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESLeicester City Woodgate Inclusive Team players, John Astle and Kerry Lichfield came up with the idea of raising money to support the Children In Need Charity and indeed the Leicestershire and Rutland Inclusive League endorsed their support to the cause. Players attending the Inclusive Football League event at the Leicester City F.C. Indoor Training Dome on the 23rd November, were asked to ‘donate to play’, there was also a few football items on sale too.
The fundraiser for the BBC Children In Need Appeal raised a fantastic £250.12 for this very worthy Charity Appeal.
Mary Rudkin, Leicester City Ladies F.C., General Secretary of the Inclusive Football League and fixture co-ordinator for the day said “The Inclusive Clubs, Coaches, Managers, volunteers, players and parents were very supportive of the fundraising event and I would like to express a massive ‘Thank-you’ on behalf of Kerry and John, for the very generous support shown by everybody involved.”
The Leicestershire and Rutland Inclusive Football League provides an opportunity for a network of Inclusive (Disability) Football Clubs, across the City and County, to come together to play matches, where an ethos of Fun, Fair-Play and Respect is paramount, in order to ensure as much as possible that all players attending have a positive experience whilst playing football.
The event at the LCFC Dome, saw teams competing representing, AFC BArwell, Aylestone Park F.C., Asfordby Amateurs Inclusive, Allexton and New Parks, Birstall Utd, Harborough Alliance F.C., Ibstock Utd F.C., Leicester City Woodgate F.C. and Oadby & Wigston Inclusive. Over 140 players, males and females, took part in the event over 4 divisions, Junior, Youth, Adults Red and Adults Blue.
A massive ‘Thank-you’ must also go out to our very own committed and dedicated Club volunteers, Paul Gibson, Harry Gethins, Graham Prosser and Manjit Takhar who ensured our 7 small sided teams taking part on the day had a positive experience whilst playing football.
Other Inclusive Clubs and their volunteers helped to ensure the days was a success, managing teams, refereeing matches and helping to ensure players enjoy a great day of football. The League and Inclusive Club members are always willing to support each other and their time, commitment and hard work is truly invaluable.
The League has the support of the Leicestershire and Rutland Inclusive Football Partnership (Charity) who is committed to continuing the development of Inclusive (Disability) Football and working with local F.A. Charter Standard Clubs to support them in starting up Inclusive Teams.
If you would like any information regarding Inclusive (Disability) Football provided under the umbrella of Leicester City Ladies F.C. , for youngsters, adults, males and females who fall into a range of special need or impairment groups, such as learning, physical, sensory, social and mental health, whether it be getting involved as a Club, volunteer, player or coach, or indeed the Inclusive Section is looking to secure a kit sponsor, so if you are interested in this aspect or know of a business that may be able to help, please contact:
Mary Rudkin
Leicester City Ladies F.C.
Inclusive Football Development Officer
Tel: 0116 2827555 Mob: 07752 746229
Email

Sixth Win for City Ladies

Leicester City Ladies U18s secured their sixth win on the trot to move back into second place in the table after three weeks without a league fixture after some early midfield exchange between the two sides City opened the scoring when Jamie Carr crossed a ball into the Northampton area for C C Cooper to score City had most of the possession and scored a second in the 20th minute a cross into the area across the keeper was followed in by Jamie Carr to tap home City continued to dominate the match until half time.
HALF TIME LEICESTER CITY U18S 2 V 0 NORTHAMPTON TOWN U18S
Leicester City Ladies made some substitutions at half time Northampton were making some stiff challenges in mid field the ball being put out for several throw ins 10 minutes into the half City increased their lead when Demi Knott rifled in a shot Jamie Elday came on and nearly scored with her first touch of the ball City continued to press and win the midfield with some good football and were rewarded when Jamie Elday won the ball and raced the wing cut inside to score the fourth goal for City five minutes later Elday added her second goal and City’s fifth Northampton gained a couple of corners near the end but the City defence held strong C C Cooper scored second to complete the scoring for the City girls.
FULL-TIME LEICESTER CITY LADIES U18S 6 V 0 NORTHAMPTON TOWN U18S

Home Win

Leicester City Ladies were looking to continue their performance from last week’s game. What a game this was it was a complete goal fest.
Leicester City Ladies had a shocking start to the game with conceding 2 goals within the first few minutes, which soon woke Leicester up to realise Harborough Town were not a team to be taken lightly. Leicester City Ladies soon stepped it up a gear with some outstanding passing from there mid-fielders Paige, Madeleine and sticker Madison. With Harborough Town starting well defensively and with 10 minutes gone Leicester City Ladies were patent and they were rewarded with their first goal courtsey of Madison score now 1-2. Leicester City Ladies were now on the hurt for the equalizer and it came within 2 minutes of the restart and it was a very well worked second goal for Leicester’s Madison which involved some good fast football from Leicester’s midfielders Paige, Sophie and Madeleine. Harborough Town were still pressing with good affect having several chances on goal which tested both Leicester City Ladies defenders Katie and Alanya as well as goal keeper Tillie. Fifteen minutes through the first half Leicester City Ladies conceded a corner, which Harborough took full advance of driving the ball low and hard into the near post which sent some confusion through the Leicester defence and a goal mouth scramble ended in the ball being carried over the line despite the best efforts of keeper Tillie, score now 2-3. Leicester City Ladies now went on the offensive throwing everything at Harborough in the last 5 minutes by scoring 3 goals in quick concession all courtesy of Madisont who at half time had 5 goals and would be looking for another to secure a double hat-trick.
HALF TIME Leicester City Ladies 5 – 3 Harborough Town FC
The second half started just as lively as the first finished with Leicester City Ladies attacking the Harborough Town defence at every given chance and it wasn’t long before Madison scored for Leicester thus securing her second hat-trick of the game. Harborough Town never sat back they also continued to pass the ball around well and tested Leicester’s defence. Minutes after the restart Harborough caught Leicester on the counter attack and took opportunity with both hands by scoring an easy goal score now 6-4. Both teams were battling hard for it in midfield, 15 minute into the second half Leicester’s midfield work really well together to create some good link up play between them which released Paige to score her first goal of the game score now 7-4. On the restart Harborough ran at Leicester’s defence but they stayed strong but then lost the just out the box and again Harborough pressed and come away with a very well worked goal, score now 7-5. Now in the last 5 minutes of the game and both team were still looking for goals, Leicester keeper pulled off some outstanding saves to deny Harborough. A good clearance from Tillie released sticker and sister Madison who took on Harborough defenders to score her seventh goal of the game.
FULL TIME Leicester City Ladies 8 – 5 Harborough Town FC

A very enjoyable game with lots of action and plenty of goals, unlucky for Harborough as they played right up to the end never giving up.
Leicester’s over all game was outstanding with some good passing for the whole team. A second good win for Leicester City ladies and another 3 points moving them slowly up the league table.

Leicester City Ladies Squad: Tillie, Katie, Alanya, Sophie, Paige, Madeleine, Madison and Olivia.

Leicester’s next game is away Ibstock Sirens on the 1st December 2013 with kickoff at 2pm

End of Home Record

Leicester City Ladies surrendered their long standing league home record versus a dangerous Rotherham side.
The game was played in a good tempo, Leicester looking to play high up the pitch and Rotherham looking to counter attack. This paved the way for a good competitive football match. By half time neither team managed to break the dead lock. Early in the second half Keicester City Ladies cross turned shot somehow didn’t go over the line. Rotherhams counter attack with a very talented front line possed problems all day long for City and on the hour mark the visitors got their reward and took the lead. Leicester City Ladies threw bodies forward in search of a point but late in stoppage time were countered once again and the visitors took all three points.
Leicester City Ladies Manager Matt Cook commented “Overall I thought we did quite well in the game, we certainly worked hard. I think Rotherham had a game plan and I have to say it paid off. Credit to them I thought they played very well and if anyone was to take away our home league record it had to be on that back of a good away performance and I thought Rotherham gave just that. My girls have been excellent in this past 6 weeks and 5 wins and 1 deafeat since the start of October is an impressive record so when you look at it like that you can’t complain. I love working with them and to see them down was hard but when you work hard and loose its tough. We have a lot of young players and I actually thought we played better today than the last three weeks in some ways and we won those games but that’s football.”
Leicester City Ladies Player of the Match: Erica Kilby

Firsts Leave it Late

This was a vital game at the top of the Midland Combination with Leafield were the visitors to Linwood Park, having beaten Leicester City Ladies 3-2 at their ground in September.
The first half was a low tempo, scrappy affair, both teams had chances but the scores were level at the interval.
Second half the Leicester City Ladies were better and played further up the pitch. The visitors were always dangerous on the break. Both teams had chances to score but it did not come until deep in stoppage time when Brants second corner delivery on the bounce was delivered high to the back post for Burbidge to power home a superb header high into the net to win the game for Leicester City Ladies.
Overall a difficult game all round for both sides, City maybe edged the second half although Leafield had chances. This was a solid display and although maybe lacking Leicesters usual tempo it was a vital win in a very open Combination division with the Ladies now sitting in second place.
Leicester City Ladies Player of the Match: Sarah Burbidge

FA Cup Victory

The Cups have thrown up some classic matches at Aylestone Park for Leicester City Ladies under Matt Cook and this one was no different. Memories of Cardiff City in a FA Cup 3rd round and penalty shoot outs against Leicester Women and Wolves in the past to name a few.
This time it was Leicester v Leicester for the third time this season and it went all the way. It was a close encounter throughout , Amanda Whalley opened the scoring for the home side finishing from close range. Before half time the visitors were level as the women striker pounced on a loose ball to finish one on one with the goalkeeper.
Second half was very similar to the first, a tight encounter but it was the home team the brighter and Kilby restored Ladies lead with a finely executed free kick. There was some close chances at both ends before Leicester Women pulled the scores level again, a similar chance and the same result to take the game to extra time.
Both sides hit the cross bar in those 30 minutes but not enough to stop the game going to the dreaded penalty kicks.
Leicester City Ladies have been unlucky numerous times in shoot outs and maybe even fear them a touch. Their lucked turned however two saves from keeper Cat and the cross bar sending Leicester City Ladies through the first round.
Overall a good cup tie and good spectacle for all and Leicester City Ladies are delighted to be on the end of a winning penalty shoot out at last, turning round last years County Cup quarter final which saw the Leicester Women through on penalties at Aylestone Park.
Leicester City Ladies Player of the Match: Gemma Ball

October Round Up

The month of October was a mixed month for Leicester City Ladies but it ended perfectly.
The first week was a League Cup tie at Loughborough Students, Kayleigh Hillier gave City a goal lead before two second half strikes from the Students undone the hard work by the Leicester City Ladies.
The squad then made the long trip to Rotherham with only five first team players remaining and it showed as City went down 3-1, Hillier once again the star of the game and was on the scoresheet again for the Ladies.
After two defeats Leicester City Ladies fought out a much needed win at lowly Solihull. They had to come from behind however after a fine Annie Rudkin goal was ruled out by two set plays from the home side, Gemma Ball leveled with a near post header from a Kilby free kick just before the interval. City sealed the win with a fine battling performance in tough conditions in the second period, Whalley and Brant with the goals.
The last week in the month Leicester City Ladies revisited Loughborough Students at Hollywell Park in the league. This time the score was reversed, Becki Preston sent the away team on their way with an early goal however it was cancelled out on the half hour mark from a cross ball which caused confusion in City’s penalty box. Then came the turning point in the match, a dubious penalty was given for the home side and City’s goalkeeper Cat pulled off a fine save. Second half was very open but Leicester City Ladies looked the brighter and it paid off, Becki Preston was ever present again and she finished low and hard across the goalkeeper to give the visitors a valuable three points.
Overall a mixed month for Leicester City Ladies but a great way to finish picking up two vital away wins back to back, Manager Matt Cook commented “it’s a been tough start for us really with trying to balance the whole squad and work off the pitch but once again we are there or there abouts and I believe we will be at the finish”
Leicester City Ladies now look forward to an FA Cup tie versus neighbours Leicester Women before resuming league action with a string of home games.

Firsts Bounce Back

Leicester City Ladies bounced back from midweek disappointment with a positive 3-1 win versus Radcliffe Olympic.
Olympic took the lead from a corner on 20 minutes with a fine header. Eva Rogers pulled the home team back ten minutes later after fine solo play from Amanda Whalley to cross the ball and Rogers close range volley found the net.
Half Time Score 1-1
Second half Leicester City Ladies were much more dominant and were trying to break down a resilient Radcliffe side. It was a fine footballing move between Rudkin, Kilby, Rogers and Whalley that carved open the away team and Whalley finished calmly passed the advancing goalkeeper.
Leicester City Ladies went on to finish the match off as Burbidge stole in at the back post at a set play to put the game beyond Radcliffe.
Leicester City Ladies Player of the Match:- Annie Rudkin

Double Hat-Trick

Loughborough Foxes kicked off this league game and gave the ball away a cross by Jamie Elday from the right lead to the first goal for the Leicester City Ladies scored by Simran Singh in the 8 minute her second followed a minute later and City went further in front in the 11th minute when Jamie Carr latched on to a through ball to score then. Singh completed her hat-trick with a headed goal in the 13th minute for City’s fourth the City midfield were now in command and some brilliant football being played with Niamh Ruff and Jamie Elday running the wings with Jamie Carr and Demi Knott up front, in the 17th minute Knott won a tackle beat a Foxes defender to score City’s fifth goal a sixth followed in the 21st minute scored by Niamh Ruff from a cross by Knott, in the 24th minute Knott scored her second and City’s seventh in the 29th minute City brought on Annie Taylor, Lauren Steadman and Carly Wilson for Singh, Knibbs & Charlie Tature in the 30th minute Carly Wilson scored from twenty-five yards with her first touch of the ball, CC Cooper on for Ruff a shot off target by Wilson C C Cooper scored in the 43rd minute.

HALF-TIME LEICESTER CITY LADIES U18S 9 V 0 LOUGHBOROUGH FOXES U18S

Leicester City Ladies kicked off with a shot by Jordan Burrows saved in the 49th minute, Burrows won the ball an scored City’s 10th goal. Loughborough Foxes were not getting any joy from the City defence who were in commanding form however the City goalkeeper Chloe Park came off through illness Annie Taylor took over in goal in the 64th minute Jamie Elday scored after a run down the right. Loughborough Foxes saw an effort from a corner go over the crossbar. In the 69th minute Singh scored her fourth goal and City’s 12th goal further goals followed in the 76th minute Demi Knott completed her hat-trick and a penalty awarded for hand ball in the area scored by Annie Taylor to complete another brilliant performance by the Leicester City Ladies.

FULL-TIME LEICESTER CITY LADIES U18S 14 V 0 LOUGHBOROUGH FOXES U18S

Derby Defeat

Leicester City Ladies made the trip to Harborough Town to take on their nearest rivals Leicester City Woman.
After the teams only met a few weeks ago it was a quick turn around, Leicester City Women were two up in twenty minutes through a penalty and a one on one which was finished into the near post .
Leicester City Ladies were struggling all first half. Second half was better from the away team and Kyleigh Brant halved the score line with a long range shot. Leicester City Women held on however and took a 2-1 victory.
Leicester City Ladies Player of the Match – Reva Allen

Carr Double Seals Citys Win

Leicester City Ladies kicked off this fixture against Northampton Town, the first shot on two minutes by C C Cooper for the City. Five minutes in Northampton had a free kick which came to nothing a couple of shots by Jordan Burrows on target were saved by the Town keeper a shot by Northampton was off target in the 15th minute Leicester took the lead through Jamie Carr. In the 23rd minute Connie Ingall came off and Jamie Elday came on, a Megan Clements shot on target saved Northampton had a couple of free kicks which were cleared by the City defence substitution Demi Knott on Burrows off Jordan Knibbs on C C Cooper off. In the 38th minute Knibbs won the ball in midfield it fell to Demi Knott to increase Leicesters lead a shot by a Northampton forward was well saved by the City keeper Chloe Park Leicester made it three when Jamie Carr scored her second goal in the 41st minute.

Half -Time Northampton Under 18s 0 V 3 Leicester City Ladies U18s

In the second half a corner to Leicester by Annie Taylor was cleared and in the 50th minute a free kick by Clements was cleared by the Town defence in the 56th minute Carly Wilson came on Jamie Carr came off after an excellent game a free kick by Northampton outside the Leicester area went over the crossbar Leicester scored their fourth goal in the 68th minute when Simran Singh Collected the ball and ran at the Town defence beat a defender to score in the 77th minute the City keeper Park saved a shot by a Northampton midfield player. C C Cooper on for Demi Knott and J Burrows on for Charlie Tature in the 85th minute a shot by City’s Singh was saved by the Town keeper, another fine display by the City girls

Full-Time Northampton Town U18s 0 V 4 Leicester City Ladies U18s

LCLFC host Inclusive County League at Aylestone Recreation Ground

Saturday 21st September saw Leicester City Ladies Football Club & Leicester City Woodgate FC organise the first event of the season for the Leicestershire and Rutland Inclusive (Disability) County League (an FA Charter Standard and Respect League) at Aylestone Recreation Ground, Artificial Turf Pitch.
21 teams from Oadby and Wigston, Ibstock Utd, AFC Barwell, Aylestone Park, Allexton and New Parks, Leicester City Ladies( Leicester City Woodgate FC), Market Harborough (Harborough Alliance), Birstall Utd and Asfordby Amateurs L & G Inclusive, all competed in the day long festival.
The event was co-ordinated by volunteers from Leicester City Ladies FC who were given explicit instructions to make the day a success and what a great success it was.
In total, over the Juniors, Youth and Adults teams, 21 teams attended from 9 Clubs, played 51 games with 142 players of all abilities taking part, a large crowd to cheer them all on and fine dry weather to make the day a great experience for all.
Added to the football were the antics of Donna the Allexton and New Parks FC coach, if we could bottle her enthusiasm and commitment we would make a fortune.
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Members of the Allexton and New Parks Teams with Coach, Donna.

Ian Smith the Aylestone Park Inclusive Football coordinator who has been in this role with the club over 10 years, was this year made a Life Member and said, ‘ It is always a great way to spend a day meeting friends, not opponents, and making sure all the players enjoy the whole experience. This is really the key element, it is not the winning but the taking part’.

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Ian Smith on the left with the APFC Inclusive Section

Mary Rudkin added ‘ Great Facilities, great attitudes, great commitment and lots of enjoyment making a great success for players, parents and carers’ .

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Members of the Leicester City Woodgate Team, with Coaches Paul Gibson and Harry Gethins.

Paul Gibson started Leicester City Woodgate alongside Mary Rudkin in May 2007, both as volunteers. Paul is retiring from full time employment with the FA Tesco Skills Coach team in the next two weeks after years of service. Paul has been a volunteer within grassroots and disability football for over 30 years and will continue with this role.
Bob Stretton Leicester City Football Strategy Manager said, ‘It is always a pleasure coming along to the Inclusive (Disability) competitions and seeing the amount of enjoyment everyone has, I coached with the APFC Inclusive section 10 years ago and some of the players are still playing and some have gone onto other things such as refereeing, but the important thing is they are still involved in and still enjoying football, and that’s what this investment in all the new facilities is all about’

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Tom Smith has progressed through the ranks of player to Referee.

Philippa Bass the newly appointed Football development Officer at Leicestershire and Rutland Count FA, said ’ this is my first experience of a Disability festival in Leicester and I must say I am very impressed, the day has gone like clockwork and everyone has worked so hard to make it such a success. The support has been brilliant’
A word of thanks for the co operation given by members of AFC Andrews who use this site every Saturday for training and who happily gave up this Saturdays occupation of the ATP so that the event could be staged and again to Kerry and Kay the catering managers for their continuous supply of refreshment over the 5 hours of Football.

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Participants receive their trophies at the end of the Festival presented by Mary Rudkin watched by a large crowd of supporters and players.
Article by – Bob Stretton | Football Investement Strategy Manager /Aylestone Recreation Ground

If any, player, coach or volunteer want to get involved in Inclusive (Disability) Football, please contact Mary Rudkin – 07752 746229 Send Email

Ingall Scores Four in City Win

Leicester City Ladies scored twice in the first five minutes with goals from Connie Ingall and Jamie Elday, a corner kick by Simran Singh flashed across the Harborough area the city girls were playing some good football. In the 11th minute Harborough were awarded a free kick for a back pass but the shot hit the wall. In the 17th minute city went three up through an own goal, Leicester City Ladies were now playing some really nice football and further goals by Jamie Elday, Jordan Burrows, Megan Clements and CC Cooper made the half time score Harborough Town 0 Leicester City Ladies 7.
The second half started with a goal by Niamh Ruff scoring in the first minute from a pass by Singh a pass to Singh who was brought down in the area for a penalty in the 52nd minute Annie Taylor scored from the spot. Leicester City Ladies were now in complete control in this half and further goals by Connie Ingall (three), CC Cooper (two), Simran Singh, Jordan Burrows and Annie Taylor completed the scoring to make the full time score Harborough Town U18s 0 Leicester City Ladies U18s 17.

Firsts Bounce Back

After a disappointing result in Leafield where a depleted Leicester City Ladies side went down 3-2 the squad bounced back up north in tough weather conditions.
This was a big match for the Ladies and an own goal gave them a platform. Leicester City Ladies were soon two up from a rare Annie Rudkin goal, a great first touch and a cool finish put City in pole position.
Before half time it was three and game over new sighing Eva Rogers hits her second of the season, quickly making a name for herself at 18 years of age with her new club.
Conditions worsened and City conceeded late through a penalty but held on for a fine away win to put pressure on the top two.
Leicester City Ladies do not play in the Midland Combination until the following midweek when they make the short journey to play Leicester City Women.

Season Opening

Leicester City Ladies FC will be hosting the 1st Inclusive (Disability) County League fixture of the season on Saturday 21st September at the Rubber Crumb Pitch opposite Aylestone Leisure Centre. The League fixture programme will see Junior and Youth Inclusive (Disability) Teams playing from 11.00am until 1.30pm and the Adults teams will then play from 1.45pm-3.45pm.
The League has an ethos of Fair Play and Respect and works to ensure all players have a positive experience whilst being involved.
Leicester City Ladies FC and Leicester City Woodgate FC (the Club’s Inclusive’s section) has been running since 2007 and now has Junior and Youth teams with around 16 youngsters training at the New College Sports Hall every Thursday from 5.00pm-6.00pm and the adults teams, which include around 45-50 male players and 10 females training every Thursday at St. Margarets Pastures from 4.30-6.00pm.

The Club proudly won Fair Play & Respect Awards in both the Junior and Adult Divisions at the Inclusive Respect Festival hosted at County FA back in June.

The Inclusive Section is always looking to recruit new players of all ages and is also looking to recruit volunteers to get involved with supporting players and coaching at the Thursday training sessions and managing the teams during the League fixtures which takes place on a Saturday, once per month.

If you want to Get involved in Inclusive Football as a player, coach or volunteer, contact:
Mary Rudkin 07752 746229 or E-mail

Ladies defeat Women

It was a battle of the two female sides residing in Leicester and the first time they have met in a league situation since 2009.
The match was always going to be lively and competitive with two good sides competing on the day. Leicester City Women had a chance to take the lead with a one v one which went wide of Cattels post. Eva Rogers then had a chance for Leicester Ladies but could only find the keepers hand. Leicester City Women had a couple of free kicks with Preston and Burbidge for Leicester City Ladies all tried to break the deadlock but no to avail. The home side probably looking better in possession.
Second half Leicester City Ladies squeezed the game more and dominating the ball, the away side always threatening on the break with two good centre forwards. Leicester City Ladies made the break through however as a quick move in to Rodgers feet who played in Hillier who finished high and powerfully over the keeper from what looked an impossible angle.
Leicester City Women had two goal line scrambles to level but Ladies were brave to hold on to their clean sheet and a vital victory.
Overall a tight encounter but one in which fell the right way, Whalley ,Preston and Rudkin dominated in possession, a solid back four and pace in attack or was a good all round team performance for a very pleased Leicester City Ladies manager Matt Cook who commented after the game “There is obviously a lot made of the game Leicester v Leicester but really that was never important it was all about my girls and applying themselves to a tough match. That will rank as one of best for me purely for the reason every player was so brave in possession and played with such enthusiasm. Win , loose or draw tonight they deserve credit but I’m delighted they got the win that I truly think the performance merited.”
Leicester City Ladies Player of the Match: Amanda Whalley

First Win

Leicester City Ladies recorded their first win of the season at home to Loughborough Students, although they made hard work of it after a bright start. Whalley gave Leicester City Ladies the lead from a corner before Students hit back with two quick fire goals, one which involved a fine free kick to stun the home team. Kilby leveled for Leicester City Ladies before the break however the flow seemed to have gone from Leicesters game.
Second half the home side were better in their play but it took time to break down Students. It was a fine move that did so involving a passing move that Eva Rogers headed home a Brant cross on her debut. Brant was involved again ten minutes later as her cross ball went straight in over the goalkeepers head to finish the scoring at 4-2.
Overall a stop start performance from the home side but promising signs and important three points.
Leicester City Ladies Player of the Match: Kyleigh Brant

Mansfield 2-2 Leicester

After an opening day draw to newly promoted Solihull, who proved to be a tough nut to crack, it was across Nottinghamshire to play at the One Call Stadium versus the other newly promoted team. The two teams who have been promoted was the last thing Leicester City Ladies wanted as they possess a winning mentality from the previous year with lots of passion. This proved relevant again as Mansfield battled back and goals from Hillier and Clarke were not enough for City to hold on. Both teams had chances to win it late on but a 2-2 was probably fair on the day.
Leicester City Ladies Player of the Match: Sam Clarke

Soccer Trials for Girls

Leicester City Ladies Juniors will be holding Soccer trials for the coming season 2013-2014 starting in September for girls aged between 8-16 years old, primarily looking for players in the U10s, U11s, U12s and U13s age groups.
These sessions will be held every Thursday evening during August at BABINGTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE, STRASBOURG DRIVE LEICESTER LE4 0SZ from 6pm till 8pm for all their Junior teams.
Anyone interested please come along and meet our coaches and managers and enjoy a free training session, all successful applicants will be asked to join a team of their age group.
For more information please ring LOUIE CARR ON MOBILE 07791375614 OR JOHN KAVANAGH ON 07849612402

Coaches Needed

Leicester City Ladies are looking for coaches to join their existing team.
Building on last years runners up success City have entered a new look reserve team team into the new Central Premier Division.

We are looking for two people to work with the club .

Reserve team coach, this is an exciting opportunity to work with existing manager but the training ground would be your own. The aim of the role is to develop the team, the players and the youth ethic, bringing players through into the first team and making the team competitive at a high level.

Coach to work with the first team in partnership with the existing manager and first team coach.

Level Two and CRB are minimum requirements, all applications welcome no matter what background.
Rates of pay of ten pound the hour for coaching time.

If interested please email Matt Cook

Open Senior Training Session

On Thursday 20th June Leicester City Ladies will be holding an Open Senior Training Session.
The session is open to all of last seasons team and any players interested in a trial.
Location of the session will be the AstroTurf pitch at St. Margarets Sports Centre, St. Margarets Way, Leicester, LE1 3EA and will start at 8pm.

Girls Under 11s Training

Please come and join us on Tuesday evenings!

We will be at Linwood Playing Fields (Aylestone Park FC), Saffron Lane, Leicester, LE2 6TG.
Sessions start at 6am and last one hour.
Meet outside the clubhouse.
Qualified coaches.
First session FREE then £2 a session.

For more information email

Ladies play Women

Leicester City Ladies first team are playing a match at the King Power Stadium against Leicester City Women.
Kick off will be at 1030 on Sunday 26th May, admission just 3 pounds pay at the gate.

Junior Cup Finals Day

Congratulations to the five teams who represented the club at League Cup finals day.

Under 10s won 3-0 against Groby
Under 11s lost 2-1 against Oadby & Wigston
Under 13s(2010) won 4-1 against Haraborough Town
Under 15s won 3-2 against Oadby & Wigston
Under 16s won 2-0 against Loughborough Foxes

End of Season Celebration

Leicester City Ladies
(Midland Combination Runners Up and Fair Play Winners)
v
Oxford United Ladies
(County Cup Winners and recently awarded Super League status)
at
Aylestone Park FC
Saffron Lane, Leicester, LE2 6TG

Tuesday 14th May Kick Off 7.45

Youth Exhibition Game
Leicester City Ladies Under 18s v Leicester City Ladies Under 16s
Kick Off 6.30

Special Guests, Kids Penalty Shoot Out Competition, Games, Raffle, Adult Cross Bar Challenge

Doors Open at 6pm

Admission: £3 including programme, £1 OAPs and Under 16s,
FREE for Under 7s and Players of the Club

Champions

Leicester City Ladies Under 13s League Champions 2012-13Leicester City Ladies Under 13s managed to successfully defend their league winners crown from last year with a game to spare by beating Leicester City 2010 in a tight game.
Leicester City Ladies went into the game knowing that a draw would be enough to see them crowned as champions. The game started at a fast pace with both teams looking up for the challenge. Leicester City Ladies looked dangerous going forward and Jade was a constant threat from the right wing. With 20 minutes gone Leicester City Ladies took the lead when a ball over the top was misjudged by the 2010 defender and goalkeeper leaving space for Jade to nip in and slot the ball home. Leicester City Ladies defence of Shania, Beth and Eleni looked solid and were giving 2010 little room to create anything. Leicester City Ladies could have increased their lead when Foxy played a cheeky back heel to Jade who struck just wide of the post. 2010 themselves had a chance but Leicester City Ladies goalkeeper Viv got down well and saved at the strikers feet.
Half Time: Leicester City Ladies 2010 0 Leicester City Ladies 1
2010 came out fired up in the second half and started the better of the two teams. Leicester City Ladies were still looking good on the break and Lauren played a fantastic through ball to Jade who just lacked a little composure in front of goal. 2010 did put some pressure on Leicester City Ladies with a succession of corners and throw ins but Leicester City Ladies stood firm and defended solidly as a team.
Full Time: Leicester City Ladies 2010 0 Leicester City Ladies 1
Leicester City Ladies Squad: Viv, Megan, Eleni, Shania, Beth, Molly, Chloe, Olivia, Lauren, Tamzin, Foxy, Laura and Jade (1)
Congratulations to all of the Leicester City Ladies Under 13s squad on another fantastic title winning season. It has been a very tough and competitive league this season and the girls have really had to show their commitment and spirit as well as their quality to come out on top. You should all be very proud of yourselves.

Back to Winning Ways

This week Leicester City Ladies faced a tough Oadby Owls team and after their defeat on Wednesday night it was important that they got back to winning ways.
Leicester City Ladies did not have the best start to the game with the girls looking nervous and lacking a bit of confidence. Oadby Owls were strong in the tackle and very direct which caused Leicester City Ladies all sorts of problems. Oadby Owls deservedly took the lead after 15 minutes when their striker finished well. Leicester City Ladies knew that they had to up their game now and that they did. They started to pass the ball around on the floor and create chances on goal. Leicester City Ladies equalised on 20 minutes when goalkeeper Viv took a short goalkick which ended up with Lauren who played an inch perfect pass to Jade who made no mistake with the finish.
Half Time: Oadby Owls 1 Leicester City Ladies 1
The start of the second half was end to end with both teams having chances on goal but neither team could get a grip of the game. Leicester City Ladies did take the lead with 15 minutes to go when Jade chanced her luck with a lobbed shot from long range which the Oadby goalkeeper couldn’t keep out. This seemed to spur Leicester City Ladies on and they began to play with much more confidence and freedom. They still had some defending to do though as Oadby Owls were dangerous going forward and it took a great block from Shania and a fantastic saving tackle from Tamzin to keep them at bay. Leicester City Ladies eventually extended their lead with 5 minutes to go when Lauren scored a brilliant solo goal after a great run.
Full Time: Oadby Owls 1 Leicester City Ladies 3
An important win for Leicester City Ladies in what was not their best performance. Oadby Owls made this a tough game for us and the girls did well in the end to grind out a good win.
Leicester City Ladies Squad: Viv, Megan, Eleni, Shania, Beth, Molly, Chloe, Foxy, Tamzin, Olivia, Lauren (1) and Jade (2)

Midland Combination Finale

Leicester City Ladies knew a point would secure the second spot in the Midland Combination away to Leafield Athletic, played on a Thursday evening under the lights. It was a bad start for City as Leafields movement causes not end of problems for the Leicester City Ladies defence and two quick goals sunk the away teams hearts and opened the door for Radcliffe Olympic to gate crash the party. Hillier, Whalley and Scott all limped off injured but Leicester City Ladies make a go of the second half, some very direct football was needed and Leicester just couldn’t get a break.
Leicester City Ladies now had to wait until Sunday to find out their fate and a 3-0 Leafield over Radcliffe Olympic win kept Leicester second and on the same day the reserves under Carl Westbury reached the cup final while still chasing the title it was a great day for the club.
Leicester City Ladies season 2011/12 saw the girls claim the best league season ever! This season they have beaten their own records and took seven more points to set a new standard at the club.
Congratulations to all!
Leicester City Ladies manager Matt Cook commented “Over three years ago when I was introduced to the team we had a result at Leafield and then had to play the waiting game to see others results on the Sunday. On that occasion it was to not be in the bottom two and be relegated. This time it was the wait on the top two. Quite a remarkable story and one of such good memories of a good bunch of girls. I’m pleased they have finally been recognised as a good side! We may not be able to have the pulling power of other clubs to attract players but a group has been formed of local regional players, older heads and one or two transfers to form a talented team and I’m delighted for them and the whole football club.”

Leicester City Ladies u16s 1 v 1 Birstall United u16s

This was Leicester City Ladies last home game of the season. In a closely contested game City had an early chance but went behind when Birstal took the lead after a City attack broke down Birstall put a ball over the City defence it was half cleared but fell to a Birstall forward to score in the 18th minute. The shocked City into life and responded with a shot at the Birstall goal which was turned away for a corner taken by Megan but came to nothing. Leicester City Ladies kept piling on the pressure on Birstall but couldn’t score.
HALF TIME LEICESTER U16S 0 V 1 BIRSTALL U16
The second half started with Leicester City Ladies mounting an attack on the Birstall goal a shot by Demi went wide of the goal. City got their equaliser in the 45th minute when an exchange of
passes between City’s Jamie, Niamh and Paige put the ball through for Demi to score, Birstall were awarded a free kick 30 yards out which was saved by the City keeper Chloe. As the half wore on Jamie was in on goal but was flagged off side from a pass by Simran another couple of chance’s fell to the City side but failed to score. This was a hard fought game by two sets of committed players who will meet again in two weeks time ,well done to both teams.
FULL TIME LEICESTER CITY LADIES U16S 1 V 1 BIRSTALL UNITED U16S

First League Defeat in Two Seasons

Leicester City Ladies Under 13s slipped to their first league defeat in 2 seasons against a strong 2010 side. The conditions were awful for both teams with a very strong wind swirling around for the duration of the game. 2010 kicked with the wind in the first half and started much the brighter with Leicester City Ladies finding themselves off the pace. 2010 took the lead from a long range effort which deceived Leicester goalkeeper Viv and doubled their lead soon after, when a mix up between goalkeeper and defence allowed the 2010 striker to nip in and finish well.
Half Time: Leicester City Ladies 0 Leicester City Ladies 2010 2
Leicester City Ladies started the second half better but still failed to capitalise fully on the wind being in their favour. Jade did deservedly pull a goal back with 15 minutes to go but Leicester City Ladies still had a lot of work to do. With Leicester City Ladies pushing forward, 2010 were very dangerous on the break and could have easily increased their lead. Leicester City Ladies did have their chances to equalise towards the end but some last minute blocks and goal line clearances from 2010 prevented this.
Full Time: Leicester City Ladies 1 Leicester City Ladies 2010 2
A below par performance from Leicester City Ladies who never really got going. Credit to 2010 who coped with the windy conditions far better and defended their lead solidly once in front.
Leicester City Ladies Squad: Viv, Megan, Eleni, Shania, Beth, Molly, Chloe, Laura, Olivia, Tamzin, Lauren, Foxy and Jade (1)

Firsts Remain on Track

Leicester City Ladies kept up their part of the bargain in the race for second in the Midland Combination.
An unbeaten home record which extends over 14 months in competitive fixtures still remains this time it was Leafield Athletic who fail to break the run.
In a nervous encounter there were little chances in the first half, one crucial one fell to Leicester City Ladies top scorer Hillier in the box who at the second attempt poked the ball under the advancing keeper to give the home team the lead.
Second half Leicester City Ladies were brighter and so were Leafield Athletic who were good on the counter attack. Two clear chances each end, Leafield from a cross ball and a through ball, City through a Bateman chance and a goal line scramble. But one goal was enough as Leicester City Ladies remains second in the league.
Overall an important victory and Leicester City Ladies probably deserved in the end. Only results matter at this point of the season. Radcliffe Olympic keep up their chance however taking it to Thursday night when Leafield host City this time, a point for Leicester will be enough to achieve 2nd place having a greater goal difference than the chasing Radcliffe Olympic.
Leicester City Ladies Player of the Match: Erica Preston

Comfortable Win

Leicester City Ladies upheld their unbeaten league record with a comfortable win against Oadby & Wigston United. The windy conditions did not help the game with both teams struggling to get hold of the ball. Leicester City Ladies did put some good passing moves together but just lacked the finishing touch. Oadby & Wigston United played some nice football but did not really threaten the Leicester goal. Leicester City Ladies did manage to sneak ahead before half time when a corner from Jade deflected over the line off a defender.
Half Time: Oadby And Wigston United 0 Leicester City Ladies 1
Leicester City Ladies were playing with the wind in the second half and were pretty much camped in the Oadby & Wigston half for thirty minutes. Leicester City Ladies created numerous chances but only managed to convert one, when striker Jade poked home from close range to make it 2-0.
Full Time: Oadby and Wigston United 0 Leicester City Ladies 2
Overall a very good win for Leicester in what was a scrappy game. I am sure both teams would agree that this was not their best performance but at this late stage of the season the points are what matters for Leicester.
Leicester City Ladies Squad: Viv, Megan, Eleni, Laura, Beth, Shania, Molly, Chloe, Tamzin, Lauren, Foxy, Olivia and Jade (1)

Brilliant Result

After three weeks witout a game due to the bad weather Leicester Cit Ladies faced another tough game against a strong Bedworth team.
The game started very evenly with both teams struggling to get any passing moves going. The game was very competitive in all areas of the pitch, with both teams showing why they are competing for the league title. Both teams had a few half chances, the best of Leicester’s came when Foxy hit the woodwork after a great pass from Eleni. Leicester’s defence were playing really well and limited Bedworth’s chances on goal. However Bedworth did break the deadlock just before half time when a great corner was headed home from close range.
Half Time – Bedworth 1 Leicester City Ladies 0
Leicester City Ladies were confident at half time that they could get back into the game and they started the half well, stringing some good passing moves together. For all of Leicester City Ladies efforts and with Bedworth defending well it looked like the might be one of those days. But Leicester showed their character and with fifteen minutes to go Foxy headed the ball into the path of Jade who finished brilliantly to equalise. This goal spurred Leicester City Ladies on and within five minutes they were in front when Jade once again showed her brilliance in front of goal to finish calmly after another good pass from Foxy. Leicester City Ladies were really on top now and Lauren sealed the three points late on with a confident finish after a third assist for Foxy. There was still time for some drama when Bedworth were awarded a penalty in injury time, the Bedworth player struck the penalty well but Leicester goalkeeper Viv made a strong save tp preserve Leicester’s two goal lead.
Full Time – Bedworth 1 Leicester City Ladies 3
A fantastic result for Leicester City Ladies, who showed great character to come back from 1-0 down at half time. Leicester City Ladies once again proved their quality and the fantastic team spirit that they have within the squad. With some tough games coming up in the next few weeks Leicester will need to keep up this level of performance.
Leicester City Ladies Squad: Viv, Megan, Eleni, Shania, Beth, Chloe, Molly, Tamzin, Foxy, Olivia, Lauren (1) and Jade (2)

Firsts Late Rally

Leicester City Ladies knew nothing but a win was enough in the chase for second today but they came up against a very brave Leamington side, themselves fighting to just stay in the division.
First half was not Leicester City Ladies best at all and they failed to get to grip until the half hour mark when the away team played some more productive Football.
Second half Leicester City Ladies started brightly and that continued into the half. Hillier unfortunately could not convert from the spot and for all City’s good play maybe the game had 0-0 written all over it. It was a late charge however, Scott won a free kick on half way, then made it into the box, off the kick to flick on and for Whalley to head home over the oncoming goalkeeper. The deadlock was finally broken much to City’s delight, however they were not finished there and on the break Gemma Ball found space on the left before finding Whalley again with a great cross field ball who slotted home one v one past the goalkeeper.
Overall the game could of been more comfortable but chances missed, however Leamington played well and results count more than patterns of play at this stage and City take three points now knowing two more wins from the last two would guarantee them 2nd place. It is still a three horse race to the finish line behind champions Stoke City.
Leicester City Ladies Players of the Match: Amanda Whalley

Fine Result in Return to Action

After cancellations of fixtures due to weather conditions Leicester City Ladies finally got back into action in game at Doncasters Keepmoat Stadium.
Last time out City were undone by champions Stoke City in a 4-0 away defeat however City have never lost two domestic games in a row under Cook and the players recorded a fantastic away result in the race for second spot.
Played on training pitches at the Keepmoat was far from perfect and delayed kick off due to the pitch not being correct was the last thing Leicester City Ladies needed after a long journey on a Tuesday night. Both teams started brightly, Cat pulled off a fine save from a one v one position with both Hillier and Edwards having chances at the other end for the away side but no one could break the deadlock on a huge training pitch being used.
Second half was much better from Leicester City Ladies and on the half hour Hillier burst through the offside trap and finished excellently across the goalkeeper to make it 1-0. Hillier was at it again on 75 minutes as she looped the ball over the oncoming goalkeeper to make it two for City and two fine pieces of finishing from herself.
City seemed to panic to a comfortable position and gave Rotherham hope as the winger stole in at the back post to half the scoreline.
However it was Leicester City Ladies day and what a great result in the fight for second between three sides beneath Stoke in the Midland Combination.
Leicester City Ladies manager Matt Cook commented after the game “The set up for the game was poor so the players did so well to keep focused as the temperatures dropped. I actually don’t think we played that well tonight but we worked so hard for the result and that’s all that matters at this end of the season. Two of the best finishes of the season from Kayleigh and the back four and goalkeeper were immense, and overall everyone’s commitment was great. Now we have set ourselves up nice with three games to go and I remember when I met everyone we were fighting to get away from the bottom two now we are fighting for the top places, great turn around and hopefully we can achieve our goal.”

American Adventure

Leicester City Ladies and Grange Celtic squads after the gameLeicester City Ladies Under 13’s were invited to play Grange Celtic from Chicago at Repton School in Derbyshire. The game was Leicester City Ladies Under 13’s first game as a 11 a side team and was played 40 minutes each way so provided the girls with a tough ask. Grange Celtic had a squad of 20 to rotate and Leicester City Ladies had 13 which included 3 “guest players” who were Katy from Oadby & Wigston Rovers, Emily from Oadby Owls and Olivia from 2010.
The game started in the worst possible fashion for Leicester as the American team took a first minute lead after a mistake by the Leicester defence. This rocked the girls as Grange Celtic were proving a very strong side. However Leicester City Ladies started to get into the game and Emily from Oadby Owls scored with a superb 25 yard free kick to level the scores at 1-1. The first half was a very even affair although Leicester City Ladies had the better chances with Jade narrowly failing to convert 3 half chances. At half time a draw was a fair score line and the girls had matched the American girls all the way.
HT Leicester Ladies 1 Grange Celtic 1
However the 2nd half was to prove a different story. In the first 10 minutes Grange Celtic went up the gears and totally dominated the game with their slick passing and attacking play. Their energy and fitness was something our girls had never come up against before and it was no surprise when the American girls scored 2 goals to take a 3-1 lead. However the girls dug in and to their credit got back into the game and could have made it 3-2 late on but Jade again was agonisingly close with an effort.
FT Leicester Ladies 1 Grange Celtic 3

Leicester City Ladies Squad: Viv, Shania, Emily (Oadby Owls) 1 goal, Olivia (2010), Beth, Foxy, Lauren, Tamzin, Olivia, Jade, Molly, Katy (Oadby & Wigston Rovers) and Chloe

The game was played with a great spirit and both sets of players gave it their all. The Grange Celtic’s manager praised our performance and commented on what a tough game they had given his team. The American girls play football all year round ads they play indoor football in the winter and outdoor football in the summer so were much fitter and that showed in the final result. Both sets of players mixed together over lunch for an hour afterwards and got on very well. Hopefully a trip to Chicago could be on the cards in 2 years.

Fifteenth Win of Season

Coalville Town kicked off this match and Leicester City Ladies won the ball attacked the Town defence who put the ball behind for a corner. Niamh for City had a shot on target saved by the keeper on 5 minutes City scored through Demi and increased their lead in the 8th minute Jordan chased down a ball to score. Coalville Town battled back to win a corner which the City defence cleared and a through ball to Demi who scored but was ruled out for offside. Simran put Leicester City Ladies further ahead in the 17th minute and a minute later a corner by Paige was headed home by Charlie for City’s fourth goal City made it five in the 34th minute as Jordan scored her second goal.

HALF TIME LEICESTER CITY LADIES U16 5 V 0 COALVILLE TOWN U16S

Leicester City Ladies made a couple of substutions for the second half Laura for Connie and Annie for Paige and they continued to play some great football and were on three occosions when they were through on goal but were adjudged off side this did not deter the City as shots by Jordan, Annie and Jamie were all cleared by the Coalville keeper. Demi scored her second goal when a ball was missed by a Town defender she chased it down to score past the keeper. In the 60th minute Coalville had a shot off target in the 72nd minute City went further ahead when Demi completed her hat-trick. In the 76th minute City were awarded a free kick which was taken by Charlie 30 yards out but was saved by the Coalville keeper, Simran scored her second goal to complete the scoring for the City Ladies.
Another fine all round team display.

FULL TIME LEICESTER CITY LADIES U16S 8 V 0 COALVILLE TOWN RAVENETTES U16S

Midweek Success

Leicester City Ladies hit back to back midweek wins this time against the Loughborough Students.
The visitors started the brighter and played some good football and took the lead from a cross ball and simple tap in. Leicester City Ladies equalised quickly from a corner as Sarah Burbidge forced the ball over the line to make the half time score one each.
Second half Leicester City Ladies dominated limiting Loughborough Students to play long which doesn’t suit their usual style. It was competitive second half and City had chances from Bateman, Hillier and Gage but it was Burbidge again with a fine left foot finish into the top corner ten minutes from time to take the points.
Overall a fine display from City in a highly competitive match played at a good standard. With five games to go it will be a tight run in between the top four all with big games to come.
Leicester City Ladies Player of the Match: Sarah Burbidge

Stalemate In Battling Display

Leicester City Ladies drew 0-0 away to 3rd place Bedworth Gems in a tough, battling game played in atrocious conditions on a mud bath of a pitch. The 1st half was a very even affair with both teams very committed with chances on goal were rare. Both defences and midfield battled and battled and there was no quarter given.

Half Time Bedworth Gems 0 Leicester Ladies 0

The 2nd half was very much like the 1st half with again both sides battling hard and giving it their all. Lauren had a couple of long range efforts that went wide and the goalkeeper saved superbly from the two chances that Jade had. With the pitch taking its toll a 0-0 scoreline was an inevitable and fair result as both sides defences stayed solid with Eleni shading it as p-layer of the match with her best performance for the team.

Full Time Bedworth Gems 0 Leicester Ladies 0

Acting Manager Clive Garner would like to congratulate both sets of teams for their never say die attitude on a poor pitch in bad conditions. The game was played in a good spirit by both teams and parents and a draw was a fair result in the end with the game being a great advert for competitive girls football.

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

Firsts Bounce Back

After a disappointing cup semi final defeat to Leafield , Leicester City Ladies midweek game at local rivals Loughborough Foxes beat the elements to go ahead and in poor conditions and Leicester sealed three vital points.
Leicester City Ladies had the better of the first half and a fine finish from Bateman gave the visitors a half time lead. Second half City kept up playing well limiting Foxes to small chances and Hillier wrapped up the points with ten minutes to go latching on to a fine pass from Tori Allen.
Overall a good solid away display and a vital win which has opened up the second spot in the Midland Combination with six games to go.
Leicester City Ladies Player of the Match: Katie Bateman

City Ladies Reach their Seventh Consecutive Semi-Final

Leicester City Ladies and Ibstock met for the second week running with Leicester coming out the winners.
City took the lead in the 6th minute through Connie a couple of corners by the City were cleared by
the Ibstock defence a shot by an Ibstock midfield player was safely gathered by Chloe the City keeper. Leicester went further ahead in the 30th minute when Niamh broke down the right and hit a blistering shot
past the Ibstoct keeper into the far corner of the net City were now well on top.

Half-Time Ibstock United U16s 0 V 2 Leicester City Ladies U16s

At the start of the second half Demi had a chance to increase Leicester City Ladies lead and put her shot over the crossbar however City did increase their lead in the 50th minute when a neat little one two between Stella and Laura on the left side of midfield lead to Laura scoring with a left foot drive past the Ibstock keeper for her fourth goal on three games. City were now playing some nice football with some great link-up play between the midfield and forwards a corner from the right by Annie in the 60th minute was met by Simran to score from close in for Citys fourth goal there were a few more chances in the last 10 minutes.

Full-Time Ibstock United Girls U16s 0 V 4 Leicester City Ladies U16s

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.
HALF-TIME
LEICESTER CITY U16S 0 V 0 COALVILLE TOWN U16S

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

FULL-TIME LEICESTER CITY LADIES U16S 3 V 0 COALVILLE TOWN RAVENETTES U16S

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

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

Simran Hits Six in City Ladies Rout

Leicester City Ladies were in sparkling form and were three up in the first 13 minutes through
Connie in the 2nd minute and Simran in the 5th and 13th minutes. At this point Leicester City Ladies were in control when Demi scored in the 26th minute Asfordby Amateurs were defending for most of the half when a ball from the left to Jordan who scored from close in on 31 minutes and just before half time Niamh scored City’s sixth goal.
Half-Time Leicester City Ladies U16s 6 v 0 Asfordby Amateurs U16s
The second half followed the same pattern as the first half with Leicester City Ladies playing some nice fluent football with the defence and midfield linking up well and in the 46th minute Demi increased their lead. The Leicester City Ladies defence were never troubled and Simran scored four goals in 13 minutes to complete her double hat-trick, Connie scored her second in the 70th minute followed by a Paige solo effort in the 73rd minute Jordan then scored two more to complete her hat-trick and Demi then
scored her third to complete the scoring for the City.
This was once again another superb team performance by the Leicester City Ladies well done ladies.
Full-Time Leicester City Ladies U16s 16 V 0 Asfordby Amateurs U16s

Two Points Dropped

Leicester City Ladies faced Harborough Town in their penultimate match before the Christmas Break.
The game was played in really cold and windy conditions and Harborough Town coped far better than Leicester City Ladies making the game a very even affair.
The Final score finished 3-3, which was a fair result at the end of a hard fought game. Leicester City Ladies goalscorers were Chloe, Molly and Foxy.
A disappointing display from Leicester City Ladies after some great results in recent weeks. The final game before Christmas sees a visit from Barwell, giving Leicester the perfect chance to get back to winning ways.
Leicester City Ladies Squad: Viv, Megan, Eleni, Beth, Shania, Laura, Foxy (1), Chloe (1), Lauren, Olivia, Tamzin, Molly (1) and Jade

Crucial Win

The big games continued to come thick and fast for Leicester City Ladies Under 13s as they entertained Oadby & Wigston Rovers, who have only dropped 3 points so far.
Both teams started the game at a high tempo but the wet and windy conditions meant that the game was very scrappy. Oadby & Wigston Rovers were well organised and very competitive in all areas of the pitch and there was very little to choose between the teams. Leicester City Ladies were working hard all over the pitch with Tamzin once again playing the holding midfield role brilliantly, working tirelessly to gain possession. Leicester City Ladies looked good going forward but could not quite find the killer pass. Oadby & Wigston Rovers also created chances and a mix up in the Leicester City Ladies defence gifted them a chance and only the post kept Leicester on level terms.
Half Time: Leicester City Ladies 0 Oadby & Wigston Rovers 0
Leicester City Ladies started the second half very brightly and created chances from the off. Striker Jade was thwarted on a few occasions by some good saves from the Oadby & Wigston Rovers goalie. Leicester City Ladies were playing much better football now with Lauren finding space in the middle of the pitch to pick out her passes. Leicester City Ladies could not make their pressure count though and with fifteen minutes to go they had goalkeeper Viv to thank once again when she made a great save to deny Oadby & Wigston Rovers. The game had 0-0 written all over it but Leicester City Ladies had other ideas. With just five minutes to go Jade gave them the lead after good work from Lauren. This goal was hard to take for Oadby & Wigston Rovers, who had worked so hard throughout the game to keep Leicester City Ladies at bay. Leicester City Ladies capitalised on this and Jade scored an amazing individual goal two minutes later, showing her determination as well as her talent and skill. With just one minute remaining Leicester City Ladies scored their third of the game when Olivia finished confidently for a well deserved goal.
Final Score: Leicester City Ladies 3 Oadby & Wigston Rovers 0
This is a great result for Leicester City Ladies and it sees them cement their place at the top of the league. The pleasing thing was that Leicester City Ladies kept going until the end and got their rewards with three late goals. Credit to Oadby & Wigston Rovers who made this a very even and competitive game, played in the right spirit by both sets of players.
Leicester City Ladies Squad: Viv, Megan, Eleni, Shania, Beth, Laura, Chloe, Molly, Lauren, Jade (2), Olivia (1) and Tamzin

Hat-Trick of Hat-Tricks

Leicester City Ladies kicked off and were one up inside three minutes through Simran from a pass by Demi, a shot by Demi was off target on eight minutes a cross by Charlie was met by Simran who shot wide. However Leicester City Ladies went further ahead with two goals by Demi in the 17th and 20th minutes a shot by Simran from cross by Annie was off target in the 24th minute Jordan came on for Simran and in the 26th minute Demi completed her hat-trick a rare attack by Loughborough ended with a shot off target. Stella came on for Demi two corners by Annie were cleared by the Loughborough Foxes defence in the 38th minute Jordan scored City’s fifth from a pass from Paige.
HALF-TIME LOUGHBOROUGH FOXES U16S 0 V 5 LEICESTER CITY LADIES U16S
Leicester City Ladies carried on where the left off with two goals in the 41st and 42nd by Jordan to complete her own Hat-Trick her first for the club. Leicester City Ladies were now in complete command with the defence giving nothing away a corner by Annie was met by Connie and in the 48th minute Connie scored City’s goal number eight. Simran came back on for Niamh and a couple of shots by Charlie and Connie. City then went further ahead with two goals by Connie on 55 minutes and Annie in the 58th minute Demi came back on for Jordan and within a minute scored her fourth goal and City’s eleventh goal in the 64 minute, from a pass by Stella, Connie completed her hat-trick. Loughborough Foxes had a corner that was cleared by the City defence and Simran rounded off the scoring in the 72nd min with her second of the match.
Another superb team performance by the City Girls
FULL-TIME LOUGHBOROUGH FOXES U16S 0 V 13 LEICESTER CITY LADIES U16S

Through to the County Cup Final

Leicester City Ladies faced an unknown quantity when they came up against Castle Donington in the County Cup Semi Final.
Both teams started the game strongly, showing their attacking intent and attacking with pace and purpose. Leicester City Ladies took the lead in the 6th minute when Jade finished well after a good pass from Lauren. On 12 minutes Leicester City Ladies doubled their lead when striker Jade got her 2nd goal of the game. The game was still very much in the balance and Leicester City Ladies had goalkeeper Viv to thank once again when she made a brave save at the feet of the striker, injuring herself in the process. Castle Donington were proving to be a handful, in particular their strong skilful winger who was causing Leicester problems. Leicester City Ladies rode their luck and this time it was the post that came to their rescue. Leicester City Ladies created chances of their own with some great passing moves involving wingers Olivia and Tamzin but unfortunately couldn’t find a way past the Castle Donington goalkeeper who was having a great game.
Half Time: Leicester City Ladies 2 Castle Donington 0
Leicester City Ladies couldn’t have wished for a better start to the second half when straight from the kick off Jade played a perfect pass to Lauren who brought the ball down and finished brilliantly past the helpless keeper. Leicester City Ladies really should have pushed on and put the game to bed but despite their domination of the possession they couldn’t make it count. All credit to Castle Donington who continued to break with pace looking for a goal.
Leicester City Ladies were looking shaky in defence and when they failed to clear the ball they were rightly punished by the Castle Donington striker who finished well.
Not long after,Castle Donington pulled another goal back with a well taken penalty. At this point Leicester City Ladies were ruing the chances they had missed but showed their character and team spirit when almost immediately Jade scored Leicester’s 4th and completed her hat-trick. With Tamzin playing the midfield holding role brilliantly, Leicester City Ladies looked a lot more solid when defending and this allowed them more freedom going forward. Chloe was having her best game of the season at right midfield and was bringing others into the game with some good passing. Leicester City Ladies dominated the last 10 minutes and added 2 more goals, both coming from Jade.
Full Time: Leicester City Ladies 6 Castle Donington 2
This was a really competitive game of football between two good teams. It was played in the right spirit by all and was a pleasure to watch. It had all the excitement of a cup semi final and both teams should be really proud of their performance. Overall Leicester City Ladies just edged it and were deserved winners in the end! The girls will now look forward to the County Cup Final where they will face Oadby & Wigston Rovers.
Leicester City Ladies Squad: Viv, Megan, Eleni, Shania, Laura, Beth, Molly, Chloe, Lauren (1), Foxy, Olivia, Tamzin and Jade (5)

First Extend Unbeaten Home Record

Leicester City Ladies kept their unbeaten home form going with a 3-0 win against neighbours Loughborough Foxes who are always good performers on the ball and dangerous on the break. It was Leicester City Ladies who did take the lead when Bateman finished from close range range off a knock down from a Brant corner. City maybe deserved another before the break but Foxes were well in the game.
Second half was pretty much all City with a lot of wasted chances. Finally the second goal came from Kilby getting on the end of a Brant cross who was influential all game. Leicester City Ladies back four worked hard to shut out Foxes, Rudkin, Burbidge and Bingham most notable asked to defend one on one individual battles. City soon had a third as Gemma Ball buried a penalty to cap a good day for the Ladies.
Overall a good overall performance that could of been more than three but credit to Foxes to who played their part in a good football match.
Leicester City Ladies Player of the Match: Erica Kilby

Home Win

Leicester City Ladies started this game on the front foot and did not have to wait long before taking the lead. After good work down the left Natasha sent in a low cross which went all the way to the far post, where Jenna forced the ball into the net to give Leicester City Ladies the lead. Leicester went further in front when Jenna was fouled on the right hand side of the penalty area, after speaking to the linesman the referee awarded Leicester a penalty. Olivia stepped up and made no mistake to give Leicester a 2 goal lead. Leicester City Ladies were playing some good football now with Ella, Becky and Rebecca combining well in midfield. While D’shayney and Michelle kept things tight at the back, preventing the lively Cosby attack from getting a clean strike on the Leicester goal.
HALF TIME Leicester City Ladies 2 Cosby Cats 0
The second half started as the first did with Leicester scoring after a few minutes. Megan picked the ball up just outside the Cosby area, as she made her way into the box she shot with the keeper saving her initial effort Megan was first to the loose ball and scored from the rebound. Leicester City Ladies continued to push forward with Natasha attacking down the left, her cross cum shot finding the back of the net. With time running out Leicester City Ladies went forward looking for more goals. Olivia received the ball in midfield and ran toward the Cosby area, once inside the penalty area Olivia shot to the keepers left to round off the scoring.
FULL TIME Leicester City Ladies 5 Cosby Cats 0
Leicester City Ladies Under 13’s (2010) squad: Lucy, D’shayney, Michelle, Shmon, Ella, Holly, Emily, Isabelle, Chloe, Megan, Natasha, Jenna, Olivia, Becky and Rebecca.
Another positive performance from the girls, who took their chances in this game. They now look forward to next weeks County Cup Quarter Final.

7th League Win

Oadby Owls were the visitors to Babington College this week and a competitive game was expected with both teams having a good start to the league campaign.
The first ten minutes of the game was very scrappy with Leicester City Ladies really struggling to get a foothold on the tempo of the game. Oadby Owls were definatley on top at this point and created some half chances which they failed to convert. In the 12th minute Leicester took the lead when Lauren won the ball from an Oadby goal kick, passed it out to Tamzin on the left wing who delivered the perfect cross for Lauren to slot the ball into the back of the net. Just 5 minutes later Molly’s long throw was flicked on by Lauren into the path of striker Jade who finished from close range to make it 2-0. The game remained very even and became a bit of a midfield battle with both teams struggling to create any clear cut chances. Oadby were strong in the tackle and very organised making it hard work for Leicester to play their normal passing game.
Half Time: Leicester City Ladies 2 Oadby Owls 0
Leicester City Ladies made some changes at half time and were looking to build on their first half performance. It didn’t go quite to plan for Leicester as Oadby Owls hit back with a well taken goal 10 minutes into the second half. Leicester then had goalkeeper Viv to thank when she made a string of brave saves to keep them in the game. At this point Leicester were all over the place and Oadby’s strength and determination was causing them problems all over the pitch. With 10 minutes to go Leicester were awarded a free kick just outside of the penalty area. Jade stepped up confidently and lifted the ball into the top corner to give the goalkeeper no chance, settling Leicester’s nerves with the goal of the season so far. This 3rd goal allowed Leicester some breathing space and they managed to see out the game without too many problems.
Full Time: Leicester City Ladies 3 Oadby Owls 1
Leicester City Ladies Squad: Viv, Megan, Eleni, Laura, Shania, Beth, Molly, Olivia, Chloe, Foxy, Tamzin, Lauren (1) and Jade (2)
This was a great win for Leicester City Ladies against a very strong, physical and well organised Oadby Owls team. A good test for the girls, who once again came up with the 3 points from a tough and evenly matched game. Well Done!!
Leicester Under 13’s face Castle Donington in the County Cup Semi Final next Sunday 18th November, 10.30am Kick off @ Babington Community College, Strasbourg Drive.
All support would be much appreciated.

LEICESTER CITY LADIES U16S 4 V 0 OADBY & WIGSTON UNITED U16S

Oadby & Wigston United kicked off and on 2 minutes had a corner which came to nothing, the game was mainly restricted to the middle of the park a cross by Annie was met by Charlie who shot wide. A foul by Oadby & Wigston United gave Leicester City Ladies a free kick which went to Demi but she was offside. Jamie who was having a terrific game on the right side of midfield for the City to produce several crosses for shots by Paige, Simran and Annie, in the 29th minute Jordan came on for Demi and had an immediate effect she collected a pass from Paige and ran at the Oadby defence and was tripped in the area for a penalty to the City which Annie stepped up to score.
HALF-TIME LEICESTER CITY U16S 1 V 0 OADBY & WIGSTON U16S
The second half started with a shot by an Oadby forward which was saved by the City keeper Chloe in the 50th minute Niamh came on for Connie a corner kick by Paige was cleared by Oadby at the other end a corner by Oadby into to the near post was headed on by an Oadby player only for City keeper Chloe to make the most incredible save I have ever seen for a young Keeper. Jess came on for Charlie on 64 minutes and in the 67th minute Annie collected a pass from Jamie after a quick one two between them and went on to score number two, then in the 73rd minute Niamh scored City’s third goal. By this time the City midfield trio of Jamie, Annie, and Paige who all had outstanding performances for the City. In the 79th minute City rounded off the scoring when a cross by Niamh found the back of the net to score City’s Fourth goal.
FULL-TIME LEICESTER CITY LADIES U16S 4 V 0 OADBY & WIGSTON UNITED U16S

FA Cup Victory

Leicester City Ladies were shaken at home by regional side from the West Midlands Redswood, who themselves are having a great season with good ambition. Redwood took the lead with a fine finish to silence Linwood Park. It was a much changed Leicester City Ladies side with a air of youth about them that struggled to connect to the game, skipper Kilby got them back on level terms before the break.
Second half the away team stunned City again and took a deserved lead. Although Leicester City Ladoes did not put in a good display it was a battling one and the young guns saved the day. Sub Shannon Edwards headed home and that started a great ten minutes for Leicester as first Hillier scored and then Tori Allen claimed her second career goal. Redswood made it interesting as City once again conceded a slack goal but the home side went through.
Leicester City Ladies manager Matt Cook commented “I can’t say it was a good performance because it wasn’t but it was a win and a battling victory in a cup tie with a team who won’t play with the same intensity all season. I have been involved in many games of this nature over three years and funny enough all have been won by us on the odd goal. I cannot downgrade the opposition however as they will be a fine Combination team inside the next two seasons in my opinion although we made there day more enjoyable. I am just pleased to be in the hat for the first round and I am delighted for the people who came into the side for the cup and took their chances.”
Leicester City Ladies Player of the Match: Sam Clark

Bad Day at the Office

A lack lustre Leicester City Ladies display saw them fall further short of the leading pack and although with games in hand there was a chance missed today.
First half was all Radcliffe Olympic as Leicester City Ladies failed to get to grips with the game. Radcliffe Olympic went into the lead when a long range effort found its way into the roof of the net. Leicester City Ladies had a few chances themselves but all wasted without even testing the goalkeeper.
Second half Leicester City Ladies were lucky to be only one down but made a better game off it, efforts was upped all over the park and Conrad levelled the game with a header on the hour. From there it was a even game that was battled hard by both teams. City know where near what they are capable off and a point would of been a good result on the day but Radcliffe Olympic snatched all three points late on.
Overall a bad day at the office for the blues although second half performance probably deserved a point especially as there were some star performances out there although minimal, Gage and Reva Allen notably defended excellently.
Leicester City Ladies Player of the Match: Lauren Gage

Solid Win

Leicester City Ladies faced Asfordby Amateurs in their first game after two weeks off on a cold and rainy Sunday Morning.
Leicester City Ladies started the game fairly well and began to create chances from the start. They had to be switched on in defence though as Asfordby Amateurs were quick going forward. Leicester City Ladies defender Beth did a fantastic job of keeping their best player at bay. Leicester City Ladies did take the lead through captain Lauren after a good pass from Molly, with Foxy adding a second shortly after. The game became very scrappy in midfield with both teams struggling to get hold of the ball. Lauren then made the game 3-0 with a touch of individual brilliance from a position that looked impossible to score. Olivia was then unlucky not to score after a good cross from Tamzin. Striker Jade eventually made 4-0, much to her relief after seeing numerous shots saved or go narrowly wide earlier in the game. Asfordby Amateurs themselves had chances to score but Leicester City Ladies goalkeeper Viv was alert to make some good saves.
Half Time: Asfordby Amateurs 0 Leicester City Ladies 4
Asfordby Amateurs came out fighting in the second half and starting to put Leicester’s defence under pressure. The girls stood up to the task fairly well and had their own chances to increase their lead further which they unfortunately they could not take. The second half remained very even with both teams cancelling each other out.
Full Time: Asfordby Amateurs 0 Leicester City Ladies 4
A bit of a scrappy game for Leicester which was maybe to be expected after 2 weeks without a game. Another good win though and an exciting few weeks of league games and County Cup Semi Final for the girls.
Leicester City Ladies Squad: Viv, Megan, Eleni, Shania, Laura, Beth, Tamzin, Chloe, Olivia, Molly, Lauren (2), Foxy (1) and Jade (1)

Simran Scores Four in City Girls Win

Leicester City Ladies kicked off this league fixture in very wet conditions the first shot on goal by Charlie in the second minute City had a corner by Annie into the area which was met by Charlie whose shot was saved by the Ibstock keeper. An Ibstock forward had a shot which was saved by the city keeper Chloe. City took the lead on 17 minutes through Jordan, on 20 minutes a shot by Jamie was on target and a minute later Connie shot was well saved by the Ibstock keeper. In the 34th minute Ibstock attacked down the City right and a cross shot across the City keeper Park who made a brilliant one handed save down to her right. In the 39th minute a corner by Annie found Simran who headed in goal number two and scored her second a minute later.
HALF-TIME LEICESTER CITY U16S 3 V 0 IBSTOCK UNITED U16S
The second half started with the City girls well on top and in the 46th minute Simrran completed hat-trick with a powerful drive past the Ibstock keeper. In the 50th minute a corner by Ibstock was cleared by the City defence shots on target by Connie, Demi and Stella were all saved. Ibstock played a long ball forward only for their forward to be caught offside by the City defence. In the 70th minute a powerful shot by Simran was saved by the Ibstock keeper only for the ball to spill out of her hands and Connie who followed in to score and 2 minutes later Jordan scored her second and with five minutes left Simran scored her fourth goal of the game and City’s seventh a minute later Paige hit a low drive towards the left hand post which was turned away by the Ibstock keeper.
FULL-TIME LEICESTER CITY LADIES U16S 7 V 0 IBSTOCK UNITED GIRLS U16S

Away Defeat

After the previous weeks defeat to Bedworth Eagles, Leicester City Ladies (2010) travelled to play Bedworth Eagles Gems in what proved to be a very tough game.
Leicester City Ladies took a while to get going and struggled to create clear cut chances, when they did get passed the Bedworth Eagles defence they came up against an in form goalkeeper.
Leicester City Ladies had to be on their toes defensively as Bedworth Eagles pushed forward, as the first half wore on both defences held firm and were on top as the game reached half time.
Half Time Bedworth Eagles Gems 0 Leicester Ladies 0
Leicester City Ladies started to have more of the game in the second half and were making chances, but a combination of good goalkeeping and wayward finishing prevented Leicester City Ladies from taking the lead.
With only a few minutes left after a mix up on Leicester’s right, Bedworth Eagles broke quickly where Leicester stopped the cross coming into the box but conceded a corner, from which a Bedworth player got the vital touch inside the six yard box to score.
Final Score: Bedworth Eagles Gems 1 Leicester City Ladies (2010) 0
Leicester City Ladies Squad: Shmon, Michelle, Isabelle, Emily, Jenna, Megan, Chloe, Olivia, Becky, Lucy and Rebecca.
Another frustrating game for Leicester City Ladies (2010). After a poor first half the girls where much better in the second and with better finishing should have taken something from this game.

Fine Performance

Leicester City Ladies made the short trip to Daventry Town and put in a fine performance.
City took the lead early through Hillier, Daventry then hit back with a goal against the run of play a ball looping high into the goal from long range. Leicester City Ladies had a chance immediately to equalise but failed to convert a penalty. Soon after they did convert one on the second attempt by Remi Allen. City soon made it three after Hillier rounded off a good team goal with a near post finish. At the internal City had a 3-1 lead. ,
In the second period Leicester City Ladies enjoyed their day in Daventry by playing some good football. Hillier helped herself to two more, Bateman, Tori Allen and a fantastic Linda Scott hat trick made it 10. Daventry did respond from the spot kick but it was City’s day.
Overall a classy display from City who are now trying to make in roads into the top three of the table.
Leicester City Ladies Player of the Match: Remi Allen

Firsts Bounce Back

Leicester City Ladies bounced back from midweek defeat at home to tough opposition in Curzon Ashton, a side who on their away travels this year they have beaten Stoke and Radcliffe so this was always going to be a tough encounter.
It was a tight game all round and it needed something special to open up the game up and Kyleigh Brant provided that with a superb 25 yard strike which flew into the top corner. Curzon Ashton battled hard and carved out a few nervous moments for the home side who themselves had numerous chances as Kilby was on top form providing some superb deliveries which City just couldn’t make the most of.
Second half concentration was the key and Leicester City Ladies gave themselves a great start as on 54 minutes Sam Clarke rounded off a great move to score in the near top corner with a fine finish. The second period also saw Remi Allen take the field and many were there to see City’s new addition and of course the current group of players who have been outstanding so far and who were once again today. Hillier could of made it three with a header late on but the victory was already secure.
Next week Leicester City Ladies travel to Daventry Town who themselves have picked up some valuable points recently in the relegation battle and will no doubt prove tough opposition.
Leicester City Ladies Player of the Match: Reva Allen

Unbeaten Run Ends

After a bright start to the season Leicester City Ladies surrendered their unbeaten run under the lights at Copeswood.
The home team were in front after 1 minute from a deflected corner they made it two from loose ball play from City on 25 minutes. City had good chances through Hillier and Brant that went agonisingly wide .
Second half Copeswood were out to protect their 2 goals. Only a dozen times did Copeswood make it into Leicester City Ladies final third and that was on the break which keeper Cat and back four did well against their pace.
Chances were galore for Leicester City Ladies all so close although Copeswood worked hard and a park the team bus mentality of defending made it hard for City. Finally Leicester City Ladies got a break through on 35 minutes with Gemma Ball hitting home a penalty. Maybe just that bit to late though as City’s overwhelming second half dominance just could not carve out the equaliser they deserved.
Overall possession stats of the second half would be interested as it was a very dominant away performance and even one of City’s best all season. A two goal start did not help but a courageous fight back deserved so much more. Manager Matt Cook commented “To say our first defeat is on October 17th after a season that started August 28th is a incredible statement. Anybody in our squad would of been made up with that if would of offered us that in July. It’s putting things into perspective and being honest with ourselves and although no one wants to loose we look forward to Sunday and I compliment my squad for the last couple of months. As for tonight lots to learn from the first half but second half I was a proud manager watching their passion to each other and the club.”
Leicester City Ladies Player of the Match – Kyleigh Brant

City take England Star on Loan

Remi AllenLeicester City Ladies have boosted their great start to the season by taking ex junior player Remi Allen on loan until the commencement of the new Super League season.
“Remi is a great signing for the club which will no doubt give everyone a boast,” manager Matt Cook commented “the very fact a player like Remi wants to come here shows how the club has moved on in such a short time, credit goes to the whole club for that and I know Remi will bring so much to us apart from her obvious qualities as an international player.”
The developments started soon after Leicester beat locals rivals Loughborough Foxes to book their semi final place. Remi’s younger twin sisters Tori and Reva already ply their trade at Leicester City Ladies and are making a great impression in women’s football at such a young age of 16. Now all three sisters will wear the blue and white of the oldest women’s football club. Earlier today Remi was available to comment to Leicester City Ladies website “I would just like to say I am very honoured to be able to come back to the club I started my career at. I would like to thank everyone at the club for making this happen. I am hoping in my time here that I can help the club progress on and hopefully push on for promotion. Finally having the chance to play with my twin sisters is an amazing opportunity one I always hoped one day could come true. I am hoping I can pass on some knowledge to them and help them improve as players, although they will probably say its the other way around. I am really excited to get started.”
Leicester City Ladies would like to express their thanks to Lincoln City for their cooperation and permission for Remi to join on loan and she could feature in City’s next home match versus Curzon Ashton at the weekend.

Through to Semis

Leicester City Ladies battled through a tough quarter final against a much improved Barwell & Burbage side. From the off Barwell & Burbage battled and stopped Leicester’s usual attacking flair. However one player they couldn’t stop was Leicester City Ladies captain Lauren who settled her sides early nerves with two well taken goals in the 8th and 13th minutes and battled away to get Leicester City Ladies going. This settled Leicester City Ladies down and they started to play much better. Jade carried on her excellent goalscoring form and scored two quick goals in the 18th and 19th minutes to put Leicester firmly in the driving seat. Shania, playing in an unfamiliar centre midfield role for her, scored a superb individual goal in the 22nd minute and went on to have a solid game.
Half Time – Barwell & Burbage 0 Leicester City Ladies 5
The second half started much the same as the first with Barwell & Burbage battling away. Jade completed her hat trick in the 36th minute but Barwell & Burbage still kept plugging away and it took 2 brave saves from Viv to keep the clean sheet. The goal of the game came in the 44th minute when Molly hit an unstoppable twenty yard shot which flew into the roof of the net. Solid defending by the defence throughout and another good save from Viv in the last ten minutes enabled another clean sheet to be kept for Leicester City Ladies.
Full Time – Barwell & Burbage 0 Leicester Ladies 7
Leicester City Ladies Team: Viv, Laura, Beth, Megan, Olivia, Tamzin, Lauren(2), Molly(1), Jade(3), Chloe, Shania(1) and Eleni.

Semi Final Place Booked

Leicester City Ladies moved into the semi finals and kept the unbeaten run going away to local rivals Loughborough Foxes.
The home team took the lead from slack defending at a set play from City. Good work down the left from Hillier who crossed a ball for skipper Kilby to equalise from a header six yards out. Soon Hillier was in the action again and a superb individual goal running at the right back before cutting in a hitting a curling shot high and wide of the goalkeeper into the top corner made it two and City were 2-1 up at the interval and playing some decent football although frustrating at times.
Leicester City Ladies were much better second half in their play and were soon 3-1 from a Tori Allen through ball which Hillier finished well with her left foot high into the net. All Leicester City Ladies players were now involved in the play and Bateman, Brant and Hillier were causing problems in behind. Hillier was soon in the box again and she turned in a simple tap in from a Guyler cross. There was time for one more for City and for Hillier and another Allen through ball this time from Reva that Hillier finished low and hard into the near corner. It could of maybe been a couple more for City but 5-1 rounded off an effective afternoon for the away team.
Overall cup games are about getting through but Leicester City Ladies showed a good display to go with it especially in the second half. It’s been a very good start for City who travel to Copeswood Wednesday evening which will no doubt be a tougher encounter .
Leicester City Ladies Player of the Match: Kayleigh Hillier

Penalty Heartbreak

Leicester City Ladies 2010 went into this game on the back of a good win the previous week, but were slow to get going with Oadby Owls starting the game much better.
In a lacklustre first half Leicester City Ladies were riding their luck as Oadby Owls were denied the lead by hitting the frame of the goal twice.
Half Time Oadby Owls 0 Leicester City Ladies 2010 0
Leicester Ladies made a couple of changes at half time and came out for the second half looking to get the opening goal.
Leicester City Ladies were looking stronger defensively with D’shayney and Michelle breaking up most of Oadby Owls attacks.
Leicester City Ladies went forward down the left with the ball being switched to Jenna, just inside the penalty area , on the right. Jenna shot across the keeper to find the bottom left corner of the net to give Leicester City Ladies the lead.
Leicester City Ladies were now playing much better and went forward to try and get a second goal. Dannielle denied by a good save by the Oadby Owls goalkeeper. With the game opening up Leicester City Ladies were nearly caught out as Oadby Owls hit the woodwork for a third time, with a shot from distance.
Leicester City Ladies had chances to increase their lead as they broke clear of Oadby Owls defence but shot wide and were denied by an in form goalkeeper.
With only a few minutes left the ball was played into the Leicester penalty area, where an Oadby Owls player was first to react after a defensive mix up and scored from close range.
Full Time Oadby Owls 1 Leicester City Ladies 2010 1
With the game now into extra time both sides went forward in search of a winner. But neither side were able to add to the scoring, so this quarter final was to be decided from the penalty spot.
Oadby Owls went on to win the penalty shoot out 3-1.
Leicester City Ladies 2010 squad: Lucy, D’shayney, Chloe, Emily, Ella, Holly, Michelle, Jenna, Olivia, Megan, Dannielle and Isabelle.
A great advert for girls football, a very close game between two evenly matched teams who have both improved so much since last season.
From Leicester City Ladies 2010’s perspective a much improved second half, a very disappointing way to concede the equaliser so late in the game.
Leicester City Ladies 2010 now look forward to their next league game in 3 weeks.

Dominant Victory

IBSTOCK UNITED U16S 0 V 6 LEICESTER CITY LADIES U16S
Leicester City Ladies went straight onto the attack with a shot in the first minute by Demi. In the second minute Lauren had a shot on target saved. On 7 minutes the ball fell to Jordan but she was offside. Leicester City Ladies took the lead in the 14th minute with a goal from Demi. Laura was off target in the 22nd minute a shot by an Ibstock forward was off target. City went further ahead in the 25th minute when Niamh cut in from the right to score after an assist from Simran. Ibstock had a half chance which the City defence dealt with. City scored a third in the 32nd minute through Connie. Goal number four came from a corner by Paige into the area, Simran rose to head the ball into the net on 36 minutes.
Half-Time Ibstock United U16s 0 v 4 Leicester City Ladies U16s
In the second half Leicester City Ladies continued to dominate the play two corner kicks by Paige into the Ibstock area were cleared by the Ibstock defence. The fifth goal came when Stella scored after a run down the right. City were in complete command when shots by Jamie, Jessica, Demi, Lauren and Simran on target were somehow kept out by the Ibstock defence. However goal number six came in the 76th minute when after some great passing football Simran scored her second goal. In the last five minutes City twice hit the post and crossbar.
Full-Time Ibstock United U16s 0 v 6 Leicester City Ladies U16s

Free Trial

Leicester City Ladies Juniors are holding trials for girls aged from 6 to 9 at St. Margarets Sports Centre, St. Margarets Way, Leicester, LE1 3EA every Thursday night 6pm until 7.30pm followed by a FREE one months trial.
For further information contact John Kavanagh Junior Club Secretary on 07849612402.

Fair Play

Leicester City Ladies First team have been awarded the Midland Women’s Football Combination ‘Fair Play’ team for the month of September.
The Midland Women’s Football Combination is a FA Respect League and fully supports the Respect Programme and having teams do the same makes for a more enjoyable footballing environment for all. The award is based on marks from referees and the FA Disciplinary Table, congratulations to the whole team.

Victory in Yorkshire

With no league fixture Leicester City Ladies travelled to Wakefield on Sunday to play the Champions of Yorkshire Tingly Athletic Under 16s Ladies in a friendly and won 3-0 with goals by Laura in the 30th minute
with a left foot shot into the roof of the net a further two goals in the second half by Jordan and Demi completed the scoring for a superb victory

Five in a Row

Leicester City Ladies Under 13s produced their fifth straight league win against a Haunchwood side struggling for players and low on confidence.
Half time – Leicester 12 Haunchwood 0
Scorers: Jade 4, Lauren 5, Foxy 1, Olivia 2
Full Time – Leicester 16 Haunchwood 0
Scorers: Foxy 3, Jade 1
Another good win for the girls who have some tough league games coming up after the break for half term.
Leicester City Ladies Squad: Viv, Megan, Laura, Shania, Beth, Eleni, Tamzin, Chloe, Molly, Olivia (2), Lauren (5), Jade (5) and Foxy (4)

First Team Remain Unbeaten

Leicester City Ladies made the long trip north to Curzon Ashton Ladies and returned home still unbeaten. Pace was always causing the home team problems but it was a long throw which Hillier forced over the line that gave City the lead. Curzon Ashton equalised early in the second half but Leicester City Ladies pressed for the three points, great work from Scott and a pull back to Bateman who fired home made it 1-2.
Some back to the walls was needed late on to keep out a battling Curzon Ashton side but City stood strong and secured a superb away win.
Overall Leicester City Ladies can feel they deserved there three points as they limited Curzon Ashton to high balls or direct play and made clear cut chances at the other end. Leicester City Ladies manager Matt Cook commented after the game “We haven’t done well on these long away trips before so was nice to break the trend, I couldn’t ask much more from them, they thoroughly deserve their unbeaten record and the club cannot ask much more from my players with the start they have made.”
Leicester City Ladies Player of the Match: Gemma Ball

Lucky 13

Leicester City Ladies faced newcomers to the league Attleborough Sports in their fourth league game of the season. Unfortunately Attleborough Sports were only able to field 7 players due to illness which meant it was a very one sided game.
Leicester City Ladies came out of the blocks quickly and were three up inside ten minutes with a hat trick from striker Jade. Lauren and Foxy both added two goals each before half time with Leicester City Ladies playing some good football. In the 25th minute Attleborough Sports got a free kick which deflected into the Leicester net to make it 7-1. Despite only having 7 players Attleborough Sports looked to go forward and their lively captain was causing some problems for Leicester City Ladies with her pace and determination. Leicester City Ladies managed to add one more goal before half time with a quality finish from Olivia.
Half Time: Attleborough Sports 1 LCLFC 8
Leicester City Ladies started the second half in the same vein but Atlleborough Sports continued to battle and never made it easy for Leicester. Tamzin scored a fantastic individual goal to make it 9-1 on 33 minutes and Jade and Lauren added a goal each soon after to take Leicester into double figures. With only a few minutes remaining and Attleborough Sports tiring badly Foxy scored two good goals, one coming from a fantastic pass from Megan and the other a fine individual goal.
Full Time: Attleborough 1 LCLFC 13
Well done to Attleborough Sports who played the whole game with seven players. Their girls really were a credit to the club as they played with enthusiasm and never gave up.
Leicester City Ladies Squad: Viv, Megan, Eleni, Beth, Shania, Chloe, Molly, Tamzin (1), Olivia (1), Lauren (3), Foxy (4) and Jade (4).

First Team Leave it Late

Leicester City Ladies maintained their unbeaten run but only just after a good match against Radcliffe Olympic at Linwood Park.
Leicester City Ladies first half performance was lack lustre and the visitors played well and deservedly took the lead with a fine finish. City slowly got back into to the game and had opportunities to score but all to no avail.
Second half the home team worked hard But Olympic were always dangerous on the break. Leicester City Ladies had the better of the game second half without playing great football. After knocking on the door numerous times in the second half it just wouldn’t go in for Leicester but a foul on Hillier in stoppage time gave City a penalty which Gemma Ball finished into the corner to earn a point.
Overall not a great performance from Leicester City Ladies but a hard working one and a point is probably about right as both teams competed well in a tough game.
Leicester City Ladies Player of the Match: Erica Kilby

Return to Winning Ways

Leicester City Ladies kicked off and from the start took the lead in the first minute a ball down the right for Demi to score. Birstall United pushed forward and a challenge by Rowena set up an attack which found a pass to Annie to score the second goal in the fourth minute. Birstall United had a shot on goal which was cleared by the City defence, Leicester City Ladies then had a couple of shots after some excellent midfield play. Birstall United replied with a couple of shots one off target and one on target which the City keeper saved. Leicester City Ladies started to take control of the midfield and in the 34th minute went further ahead when Niamh collected a pass on the right and cut inside to score.
HALF TIME LEICESTER CITY U16S 3 V 0 BIRSTALL UNITED U16S
Birstall United kicked off the second half and a long ball to their forward who had a shot that went wide in the 41st minute Leicester City Ladies played the ball into Simran in midfield who beat a Birstall defender to add to City’s lead. Leicester City Ladies defence were strong in their tackling as Birstall United came into the game but City hit them on the counter attack in the 49th minute Demi increased the lead with her second goal. As Birstall United kept battling away however in the 59th minute after a move between Jamies and Connie Leicester City Ladies scored again and added another two minutes later with a lofted shot over the keeper.
Birstall United continued to attack down the left and won a couple
of throw ins which a shot went wide of the City post for a goal kick. Leicester City Ladies added three further goals through Connie in the 66th and 74th minutes and in the last minute a cross into the area was finished by Jamie.
FULL TIME LEICESTER CITY LADIES U16S 11 V 0 BIRSTALL UNITED GIRLS U16S

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

Held to a Draw

Leicester City Ladies kicked off and had the first chance of the game which fell to Annie after 7 minutes her effort was off target. Woodlands went on the attack, Leicester City Ladies cleared the ball away and a quick pass went to Demi but her shot was off target. On fifteen minutes Woodlands took the lead after Leicester City Ladies failed to clear. Leicester City Ladies were level after eighteen minutes with some neat link up play in the midfield Demi scored with a right foot shot across the keeper into the far corner of the net. The match was pretty even with both sides creating chances a Woodlands player fired in a shot that went wide and further shots
by Leicester City Ladies Demi, Simran and Laura were cleared. Shortly before half time Jordan came on for Demi and corners by Annie and Paige were well gathered by the Woodlands keeper and there
was no further score
HALF TIME WOODLANDS U16S 1 V 1 LEICESTER CITY LADIES
At the start of the second half Lauren came on for Annie on the Leicester City Ladies side, the play was centred around the midfield area Woodlands had a couple of shots which were off target and a corner by Paige for the City was cleared by the Woodlands defence in with sixty minutes of the match completed Jordan had a shot wide Woodlands hit back and a corner by Woodlands was cleared by the City defence. Leicester City Ladies were awarded a free kick but the shot sailed over the crossbar. Leicester City Ladies again changed the line up with seventy minutes gone Demi came on for Jamie and set up a chance for Simran. In the last ten minutes Laura fired in a left foot shot which the Woodlands keeper saved and Demi had a shot on target but was cleared by a defender. In the last minute Woodlands defender put a long ball over the top but the forward was offside.
FULL-TIME WOODLANDS UNDER 16S 1 V 1 LEICESTER CITY LADIES UNDER 16S

Safe Progress in County Cup

This week saw Leicester City Ladies face Harborough Town in the 1st round of the Couty Cup in one of only two ties.
Leicester City Ladies started the first ten minutes very slowly and really struggled to get their normal passing going. Leicester City Ladies finally came to life after fifteen minutes when Foxy put them in front and Lauren soon doubled their lead after a good corner from Laura dropped to her on the edge of the box. Strikers Tamzin and Olivia were both working hard to try and make chances but the Harborough Town defence were tough and made it very hard for them. Leicester City Ladies made it 3 with the best move of the game, a slick passing move ended with an inch perfect finish from Lauren, giving the goalkeeper no chance. Leicester City Ladies were now having their best spell of the game and were unlucky not to increase their lead further, hitting both the post and the bar in a matter of seconds! Harborough Town continued to battle and made Leicester City Ladies work for every ball.
Half Time: LCLFC 3 Harborough Town 0
The second half started much the same as the first with Leicester City Ladies slightly off the pace and struggling to find any consistency. The game became a bit of a battle which suited Harborough Town much more. Leicester City Ladies switched off and Harborough Town looked a lot sharper going forward, Leicester’s defence stood firm and goalkeeper Viv stayed on her toes and was on hand to make saves when needed. Leicester City Ladies were still enjoying the majority of the possession but their final ball was letting them down. Leicester City Ladies did finally get their fourth goal when Foxy followed in her own shot which the goalie fumbled and Foxy was on hand to head home.
Full Time: LCLFC 4 Harborugh Town 0
Not Leicester City Ladies best performance but a good win and another clean sheet. Leicester City Ladies are back in league action next week with a tough game against Oadby & Wigston United.
Leicester City Ladies Squad: Viv, Shania, Laura, Beth, Chloe, Molly, Olivia, Tamzin, Lauren (2) and Foxy (2)

Second Victory in Four Days

On a strange afternoon at Linwood Park Leicester City Ladies picked up their second victory in four days, with Leamington Lions this the opponents.
Leicester City Ladies took the lead within a minute through Bateman, Lions quickly equalised after pouncing on a defensive mistake. Hillier and another Gemma Ball penalty gave City a 3-1 half time lead.
It was not a great game of football and in fact credit to the away team who played decent football and never gave in even when Hillier and sub Guyler made it five to Leicester City Ladies. Leamington Lions hit back with two more goals of their own before Guyler and Hillier wrapped up seven for Leicester City Ladies.
Overall a strange game of football, Leicester City Ladies could of been out of sight many times but credit to a hard working Lions side. Positively another three points for Leicester City Ladies as they look forward to an away trip to Northampton next Sunday.
Leicester City Ladies Player of the Match: Kayleigh Hillier

Victory Under the Lights

Under the lights at Linwood, which always creates a good atmosphere, Leicester City Ladies hit their second win in four days this time securing league points against high flyers Copeswood who will not be far away from the title this year.
Copeswood started brighter and most of the first half their pace and quick play was causing Leicester City Ladies problems. They took the lead on 35 minutes with a fine finish and Gage made a superb clearance off the line chasing back to keep the score tight.
Second half was more even with Leicester City Ladies taking a bigger part in the play. Copeswood were always quick on the break keeper Cat and the back four for City were superb. Leicester City Ladies were awarded their second penalty in two successive league games , this time Gemma Ball hit the net to level the scores.
It almost had the feel of a cup tie with a lot of end to end action. Fortunately the one chance was enough and that fell to Laura Toon who finished from close rang to steal the points.
Overall a tight game with a lot of quality, the points were fantastic to be achieved against a very good side in Copeswood.
Leicester City Ladies Player of the Match: Lauren Gage

Solid Home Win

Leicester City Ladies were looking to build on the previous weeks opening day victory with a home game against AFC Barwell.
Both teams were cancelling each other out in the early stages, but as the half wore on Leicester City Ladies started to use the width of the pitch with Natasha on the left and Jenna on the right. Natasha unlucky not to open the scoring after meeting a cross from Jenna, her shot just clearing the crossbar. After more good work on the right from Jenna, Megan just could not get on the end of the cross into the penalty area. At the other end of the pitch the Leicester City Ladies defence stood firm and protected their goal with some strong defending and timely tackles.
Half Time Leicester City Ladies (2010) 0 AFC Barwell 0
Leicester City Ladies could not have wished for a better start to the second half as Olivia returned a goal kick straight back into the bottom right hand corner, 1-0 to Leicester. Within ten minutes of the restart Olivia had completed her hat trick, her second a cool low finish into the bottom left corner, to complete her hat trick she was first to a bouncing ball in the AFC Barwell area and headed over the keeper to make it 3-0. Leicester City Ladies went on to score a fourth through Megan with a calm low strike from inside the area. Not to be outdone by her sister Chloe then rounded off the scoring with a neat finish after picking the ball up outside the area and driving into the penalty box to score.
Full Time Leicester City Ladies (2010) 5 AFC Barwell 0
LCLFC Squad: Dannielle, Shmon Michelle, Isabelle, Emily, Natasha, Jenna, Megan, Chloe, Olivia, Becky and Holly.
Another good performance from the girls who defended strongly and took their chances in the second half. The girls should take confidence from the first two games into the rest of the season. The new players who have joined us are settling in to league football and as a squad the girls are adapting to the nine aside format.

League Cup Victory

This was only Leicester City Ladies second competitive game of the season and saw them starting another cup journey all ready.
It was a slow start from Leicester City Ladies and it was Loughborough Students who took the lead from a corner kick which was headed in at the back post. Sam Clarke levelled the score for Leicester City Ladies just before the break.
Second half was better from Leicester City Ladies, much more creative and carving out decent chances. Gemma Ball gave City the lead after fine work from Tori Allen inside the box. A stunning header from Hillier getting on the end of superb Kilby deliver and a corner kick from Scott that found the far corner rounded off a first round win for City.
Overall a patchy game played in a good spirit on a very warm afternoon. Leicester City Ladies worth their second round place and in the end a decent performance to go with it.
Leicester City Ladies player of the match – Kayleigh Hillier

Impressive Victory

The game kicked off with Leicester City Ladies on the front foot from the off. In the first minute Foxy finished off a good passing move to set the visitors on their way. Leicester City Ladies were completely dominating the play and found the Cosby Cats keeper in good form. However Leicester City Ladies soon extended their lead with their flowing passing football scoring through Jade on 12 and 14 minutes then Lauren on 16 minutes to put the visitors 4-0 up halfway through the first half. Further goals from Jade 21 minutes, completing her hat trick, Foxy 29 minutes and Lauren 30 minutes made it 7-0 and highlights how well Leicester City Ladies had played in the 1st half even in the searing heat.
Half Time: Cosby Cats 0 Leicester Ladies 7
Leicester City Ladies started off as they finished the first half and scored twice through Jade and Lauren, completing her hat trick, in the first 2 minutes of the second half to make it 9-0. Then to their credit Cosby Cats dug in and battled well for the next 23 minutes and put up a valiant effort stopping Leicester playing their football. However Leicester City Ladies still managed to score 2 more goals both from Foxy who completed her hat trick with goals in the 55th and 57th minute to make it 11-0.
Final Score: Cosby Cats 0 Leicester Ladies 11
Acting Manager Clive Garner praised the players for their commitment and effort in the midday sunshine and to Cosby Cats for their never say die attitude. Also a big thank you to Reuben for warming up the girls before the match and Carl for refereeing the match at such short notice as the proper ref got the wrong kick off time!!!

Solid Victory

Leicester City Ladies kick off and gained a corner which was taken by Paige and met by Connie who shot off target. Loughborough Foxes then had a shot which was off target on 3 minutes Demi fired in a shot past the post and on 11 minutes another corner by Paige went through the crowed goalmouth in the 12th minute City took the lead after some neat play between Demi and Niamh for Demi to score. After 14 minutes Leicester City Ladies scored their second goal when Connie passed into Jordan to score her first league for the club. City scored again on 18 minutes when Demi scored her second, a foul by Loughborough but the free kick went over the bar the move of the match the City keeper threw the ball out and after some great one touch football the final shot was just wide of the post after a couple of near misses City scored again in the 34th minute when Jamie followed the ball in to score. Then on 37 minutes Simran made it 5 nil to the City and in the 39th minute Connie fierce drive was well saved by the Foxes keeper.
HALF TIME LEICESTER CITY U16S 5 V 0 LOUGHBOROUGH FOXES U16S
In the second half after some neat play by both sides City went further ahead a corner on the left after 51 minutes was taken by Paige who scored direct from it on 53 minutes after a long ball up field Loughborough Foxes scored to make it 6-1 this stung the City and couple of minutes later on 55minutes Connie increased their lead a shot from Demi was on target but was cleared by the Foxes defence. On 59 minutes City were awarded a free kick which fell to Demi to score City’s eight goal and her hat-trick and in the 62nd minute City were awarded a penalty which was missed, in the last ten minutes created four great chances of which two hit the crossbar and two hit the posts.
FULL-TIME LEICESTER CITY LADIES U16s 8 V 1 LOUGHBOROUGH FOXES U16s

Coach Vacancy

Leicester City Ladies are looking for a coach to work with the Fosse side.
Applicants will need to be hold their FA Level 2 or be working towards gaining it.
The Fosse train on Thursday evenings between 7.30pm and 9pm, normal fees apply.
To request further information or apply for this position please email the Team Manager Kate Turnbull.

Opening Day Win

Leicester City Ladies (2010) travelled to Harborough Town for their first league fixture of the new season.
Both teams settled into the game, but as the half wore on Leicester City Ladies started to have more possession and were testing the Harborough Town defence and goalkeeper. Mid way into the half Leicester City Ladies attacked down the left, Megan crossed to the far post and Jenna slotted the ball into the far corner.
Half time Harborough Town 0 Leicester City Ladies 1
Leicester City Ladies came out for the second half strongly and created numerous chances to increase their lead, but came up against a very good goalkeeper on the day. Chloe and Olivia had good efforts from distance but were denied by the keeper. Despite having lots of possession in the second half the Leicester City Ladies defence had to be on their toes and were quick to deal with any Harborough Town attacks.
Full time Harborough Town 0 Leicester City Ladies 1
Leicester City Ladies squad: Emily, Michelle, Dannielle, Shmon, Natasha, Becky, Chloe, Olivia, Jenna(1), Holly, Megan and Isabelle,
Manger Nathan Worrall commented after the match “a good solid first game of the season. The team defended strongly when they had to, giving stand in goalkeeper Emily plenty of protection.”

Solid Opening to League Campaign

Leicester City Ladies started their campaign two weeks later than most in a solid fashion by holding league title favourites Stoke City at home 0-0.
Stoke City started the brighter with high balls causing Leicester City Ladies problems, but City battled back and a good passing move carved out a penalty for the home side, only to see the resulting spot kick saved.
It was an even first half with chances at both ends .
Second half Stoke City again started the brighter, but as the half progressed Leicester City Ladies came back into the game and some fine saves from the Stoke City goalkeeper kept it all square.
Overall a pleasing day for Leicester City Ladies on their first competitive outing of the new campaign.
Manager Matt Cook commented after the game “On the opening day every manager wants to look organised, not concede and get some points so really I can’t ask for much more. My players today were excellent, I hope season 2012/13 is a fruitful one for them as they are a great bunch with a good work ethic and commitment to Leicester City Ladies.”
Leicester City Ladies Player of the Match – Sarah Burbidge

Under 16s Start with a Win

Oadby & Wigston United kicked off the match and lost the ball in midfield, Leicester City Ladies took full advantage and opened the scoring through Jamie. After some good work by the Leicester City Ladies midfield a second goal was added when Demi collected a pass to score and the same player netted her second in the thirteenth minute to make it 3-0. Leicester City Ladies created several chances to increase their lead which they did in the thirty seventh minute through Annie.
Half-Time Oadby & Wigston United U16s 0 v 4 Leicester City Ladies U16s
The second half continued with Leicester City Ladies attacking the Oadby & Wigston defence but could find no way through until Simran won the ball in the midfield to fire in a shot on fifty nine minutes. Six minutes later Lauren added the sixth with a low drive into the bottom corner of the net. An Oadby & Wigston attack broke down in midfield a quick shot came back off the Oadby & Wigston keeper straight into the path of Jamie who tapped the ball home for her second of the match on sixty none minutes. Ten minutes later Connie scored Leicester City Ladies eighth goal. Oadby & Wigston kept plugging away and in the eightieth minute they scored to make it 8-1 and in time added on scored again to make the final score 8-2 to Leicester City Ladies.
Full-Time Oadby & Wigston United U16s 2 v 8 Leicester City Ladies 16s

Perfect Start for Under 13s

Leicester City Ladies started the new season with a visit from league newcomers Bedworth Eagles Gems.
The first ten minutes were scrappy with neither team getting hold of the ball. Leicester City Ladies did make the break through after twelve minutes when Olivia scored from long range. Leicester City Ladies began to get into their stride and started to pass the ball around confidently. The defence were solid and mopped up any attacks that Bedworth Eagles had. Leicester City Ladies soon extended their lead with two good finishes, first from Jade and then Olivia with her second of the game. Leicester City Ladies were really playing well at this point and Bedworth Eagles were struggling to cope with the speed and quality of Leicester’s play. The fourth goal came from Tamzin on her league début and was thoroughly deserved after some fantastic work down the left hand side. Leicester City Ladies fifth and sixth goals both came before half time with Jade completing her hat trick with a good finish and a well taken header.
Half Time: LCLFC 6 Bedworth Eagles Gems 0
As expected Bedworth Eagles came out fighting in the second half and made the game much more difficult for Leicester. Leicester City Ladies continued to work hard as a team and tried to play their passing game as much as possible. Foxy increased Leicester City Ladies lead to seven with a well worked goal and Captain Lauren quickly added their eighth with an unstoppable shot after a mazy run, capping a brilliant all round performance. Leicester City Ladies still had time for one more goal through a sweet left foot strike from Tamzin.
Full Time: LCLFC 9 Bedworth Eagles Gems 0
An all round brilliant team performance from Leicester City Ladies with some sparks of individual quality thrown in. The girls kept their shape brilliantly and seem to be adapting to nine a side football with ease. Well Done Girls!
Also well done to Bedworth Eagles Gems for a good competitive game, played in the right spirit by both teams. Bedworth Eagles never gave up and were much improved in the second half. We wish them the best of luck for the rest of the season.
Leicester City Ladies Squad: Viv, Megan, Eleni, Shania, Laura, Beth, Chloe, Olivia (2), Jade (3), Tamzin (2), Foxy (1) and Lauren (1)

Free Junior Trials

The biggest girls football club in Leicester are holding Trials over the next five weeks on Thursday nights at Babington Community College Strasbourg Drive LE4 OSZ.
The trials are for 5 – 17 year olds 6pm – 7.30pm every Thursday from the 23rd August
Free of charge Players of all abilities welcome
For more information Contact Louie on 07791375614 or John on 07849612402

Aces National Champions

Leicester City Ladies under 16s won the Aces National Championships held at Judgemeadow Community College, there were some excellent teams competing from Bristol, Coventry, Stoke, Leeds, Northampton and Oswestry from Wales.
Leicester City Ladies first match was against Tingley Athletic (Leeds) drew 0-0, then played Coundon Court (Coventry) were beaten 2-0 followed by Brislington (Bristol) won 1-0, then Mouton Magpies (Northampton) won 1-0 and Stoke Town Ladies won 4-0. The last group match was against TNS Girls (Oswestry Wales) drew 0-0.
These results gave Leicester City Ladies a placed in the semi-finals against Brislington (of Bristol) in the Semi-final and after a 0-0 draw a placed in the final was secured by winning 4-2 on penalties.
The Final saw Leicester City Ladies beat Coundon Court 1-0 to become The Aces National Champions for 2012-2013 Well done girls, this was a very long day and a big thank you to the parents for their support of the girls throughout.

City Set for New Season

As Leicester City Ladies seniors set their sights on Strasbourg they fly off on the back of three worth while games pre season games.
First of all And impressive away performance at national reserve side Coventry City, Linda Scott scoring the blues goal. This was followed by 2 1 defeat to Norwich City, a very young Leicester side took to the pitch and although at times a little unbalanced all over it was a good pre season run out for the squad against a very good Norwich City side, Kayleigh Hillier scoring for the home team.
This was followed by a midweek game at Gedling Town, manager Matt Cook selected a mixed team and there was plenty to look at, City won 5-0 through Hillier, Burbidge, Reva Allen, Tori Allen and a bizarre own goal.
The seniors have now made their way to Strasbourg to defend their trophy from the visit two years ago.
Leicester City Ladies start two weeks late to everyone else so after City’s trip abroad they have another week to prepare for division favourites Stoke City on the first Sunday in September .
Matt Cook commented “..it has been a strange pre season all told as I have never had everyone available, then again I would rather that happen now than in the league. For the past two years I have been fighting for players to move the club forward and it has been a bit unreal this year to carry the same squad forward. I’m sure this will help to our consistency, we have lost more players than we have taken in but I am used to that. The future looks bright for the future and it was my job to bridge the gap between the new talented group of juniors coming through. I believe we have done that. Finishing third last year everyone now expects more, However I think being realistic helps. We were ten points of second last year and 1 point of finishing fifth so we are not favourites. Main point is two years ago we were on the road to no where with constant relegation battles and now we are a club again with real potential. Hopefully this year will be as fruitful as the last “

Give it a Go

Leicester City Ladies will be in Leicester City Centre on Humberstone Gate under the big screen near Primark from 10.30am until 4pm on Thursday 9th August.
Club Coaches and players have been invited by Leicester City Council to show passing crowds the opportunities for girls and women to play football and to to promote the Gold Medal Olympic Women’s Football Match being played at Wembley on Thursday evening.
Any new female players are also invited to come along and try some football skills, any time throughout the day.
For more information contact: Mary Rudkin – 07752 746229

Second Pre Season Victory

Oxford United have been notable climbers in the women’s pyramid of late and finally making their move into Combination Division, this would be a good test for Leicester City Ladies.
Oxford United nearly took the lead from a quick counter attack only to see a close range shot go over.
Later on a cross ball from Brant found its way all the way into the back post to give Leicester City Ladies the lead.
Second half saw Leicester City Ladies have more decent control of the game. Although not a perfect display City’s second goal was a joy to watch as a fine passing move starting all the way from goalkeeper to midfield runner Kilby with a cool finish.
Leicester now face a tougher task at Coventry in their next warm up match

Pre Season off to Winning Start

After frustrating weather conditions Leicester City Ladies finally played the first match of their pre season with the visit of Barnsley.
Equal standard to Leicester City Ladies in the division to our right they gave a good start. The game was played in good spirit and it was the visitors who took the lead with a fine finish.
Leicester City Ladies responded quickly as Gemma Ball sneaked in the box to head home over the advancing keeper.
In a pretty equal game, although Leicester City Ladies looked the most likely to score, but it was cruel on the visitors as a long defensive clearance from debutant Conrad bounced over the visiting keeper to earn City the win .
Overall a good run out and a lot of lessons to be learned.

Senior Pre Season Schedule

July

Sunday 15th Home MK Dons 2pm ko
Tuesday 17th training
Thursday 19th training
Sunday 22nd Home Barnsley 2pm ko
Tuesday 24th Away Derby County 7.15pm ko
Thursday 26th training
Sunday 29th Home Oxford United 2pm ko

August

Thursday 2nd training
Sunday 5th Away Coventry City reserve friendly tbc
Thursday 9th training
Sunday 12th Home Norwich City 2pm ko
Tuesday 14th training
Sunday 19th Away Long Eaton 2pm ko
Tuesday 21st training
Thursday 23rd training

All training and match venues to be confirmed from week to week.
More 1st and 2nd team friendlies will be added.

Pre Season Trials

Leicester City Ladies Seniors are looking to build on last years successful season and new players are very welcome.
There will be trials on the evening of June 28th staring at 7pm on the St Margarets pastures 3g pitches.
Please E-mail the Manager of your interest in attending.

The pre season officially resumes on Tuesday 3rd July further details to follow.

Players Wanted

The football season may be over but Leicester City Ladies will continue to train over the summer.

Training sessions will continue at Babington Community College, Strasbourg Drive, Beaumont Leys, LE4 0SZ, on Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings please contact Louie for more information on 07791375614 or John on  07849612402.

The Minis, 10s, 11s and 12s are all looking for players especially goalkeepers, why not come a long and have a go, no experience necessary.

Butlins Tour 2012

Leicester City Ladies Under 12s went to Skegness Butlins for their end of season tour and competed against teams from around the UK.
The standard was high and all six teams in the group were very evenly matched. Leicester City Ladies played five games, winning two and losing three and eventually finished fourth in the group.
This tournament was a fantastic learning curve for the girls after such a successful season and it was good for the girls to pit themselves against some other successful teams. Leicester City Ladies more than held their own and should be proud of their efforts.
Overall a great weekend was had be all!

Unders 15s Complete Treble

Coalville Town kick off the League Cup Final with a ball forward but the Leicester City Ladies defence cleared to midfield and Leicester had a shot which went just past the post.  After some even play Coalville Town were awarded a free kick on the left from which Coalville scored on fifteen minutes.  For the next period of the match both teams battling for midfield supremacy with Coalville Town making it hard for Leicester City Ladies but in the thirty second minute City equalized when a cross from the left was met by Niamh to score.
In the second half Leicester City Ladies started to play some their passing game and in the forty seventh minute went ahead through Simran. Leicester City Ladies made some substitutions at this point and started to move the ball around putting the Coalville Town defence under pressure with Niamh and Demi putting some great crosses into the Coalville Town box. Leicester City Ladies went further ahead in the sixty sixth minute a cross into the Coalville Town area Connie scored. With Leicester City Ladies on top Demi scored in the seventieth minute three minutes later Coalville Town attacked down the right a cross into the area was was pushed away by the City keeper but fell to a Coalville Town player to score their second goal. In the seventy fifth minute Demi chased a through ball from a Leicester City Ladies defender and pushed it by the Coalville Town keeper to complete the scoring of a very good match.

Three League Cup Winners

Leicester City Ladies had a successful League Cup Final day with all three teams winning their games.
Under 18s
Leicester City Ladies   3  v  3  Hinckley United
(Leicester won on penalties)
Under 15s
Leicester City Ladies 5 v 2 Coalville Town
Under 12s
Leicester City Ladies 2 v 0  Oadby Owls

Under 12s Complete Double

Leicester City Ladies Under 12s finished their season in style by adding the League Cup to the League Champions crown.
The game was a very even affair, with opponents Oadby Owls putting in a great performance to ensure it was a competitive final.
Leicester City Ladies ran out 2-0 winners with goals from Lauren and Jade.
Leicester City Ladies striker Jade also won the ‘Player of the Final’ trophy, scoring the goal of the game and proving to be a constant threat to the Oadby Owls defence!
Well Done Girls!

Coaching Positions Available

Leicester City Ladies are seeking applications for the following roles….

  • First Team Coach
  • Development Coach
  • Reserve Team Coach

If you would like to be part of a Women’s Midlands Combination senior football team who are looking to build on last seasons 3rd place and help realise the ambition of Premier League football please call 07900901755 for more information or E-mail the Manager.
Come and test your ability in semi pro women’s football and the FA Cup with hourly pay rates and coaching badges available.

League Cup Finals and League Presentations

This Sunday 13th May sees three Leicester City Ladies Teams in action in their League Cup Finals.

LCLFC Under 12s vs Oadby Owls – Pitch 4 – 1.30pm Kick Off

LCLFC Under 15s vs Coalville Town Ravenettes – Pitch 3 – 1.30pm Kick Off

LCLFC Under 18s vs Hinckley United – Pitch 1 – 1.30pm Kick Off

As well as the cup finals we also have 3 junior teams being presented with their League Winners trophies.

These games will be played at Meadows Sports Ground, Leicester Road, Countesthorpe, LE8 5QW.
Car Parking on the day will be £2 per car and their will be hot and cold refreshments available.

All support on the day would be much appreciated.

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

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).