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)