Pegg Hat-trick Secures Three Points for Development

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

First Team Start 2016 with a Victory

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

Development Fixture

Edlington Royals 3-1 LCLFC Development
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

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.
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.
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.

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.

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.

Well done Fosse

Victory over Loughborough Students has secured Leicester City Ladies Fosse with a place in the Leicestershire Womens Senior League Cup Final.
The match against Friar Lane & Epworth Reserves will take place at Holmes Park on Thursday May 6th with a 7pm kick off in what promises to be a great game.

Fosse 8 v Nuneaton 0

On a boggy pitch the Fosse produced a good confidence boosting win.
With some great passing movements and runs we where six nil up by half time with Carlie opening the scoring and Gemma and Amy B adding to it.
Bee made her return from injury and saw her back to her best with great movement in the midfield.
Some fantastic runs forward by the defence with Clare creating some great chances.
Kate did what was required of her to keep a clean sheet but it wasn’t her busiest game of the season.
Goals from Kate W and Lucy in the second half sealed the win.
Fosse put in a great all round performance on which to build a title challenge from.

Fosse 1 v Loughborough Students 1

Unlucky was the feeling after this game.
The weather was cold rainy and very windy everything you don’t want for a football match.
We played some great football with Gemma scoring the best goal this season giving the Loughborough goalkeeper no chance.
We where on top of the game most of the first half as it came to a close Loughborough has a shot that landed on top of the goal bouncing back into play but Hannah cleared of the line before Loughborough could pounce.
The rain started a lot harder in the second half and with the wind blowing against us there was a lot of defending to do.
We had more chances but they just trickled past the far post.
We though that our luck was in but in the last two minutes there was a mix up between the defence and Kate in goal and the ball became free and Loughborough where able to pounce and equalise.
We had one more attack where we could have scored but Loughborough defended well.

Fosse 1 v Loughborough Students 4

Loughborough where lucky to get their first and their second was off side.
This put us on the back foot and it was three nil shortly after the second half kicked off.
The three subs where thrown on to try a rescue something but it was to little to late they got the ball in the back of the net but it was deemed the ball was in the goalkeepers hands and was disallowed.
Loughborough got a there forth with a trick over the goal line.
There was one bright point where Amy and Carmy linked up to get our goal and there where glimpses of what we could do but to no avail.

Fosse 0 v Heather 1

A strong performance by a team not at its full strength where players played out of position.
We were unlucky to concede the Heather goal and battled hard to get one back but the luck was against us.

Fosse 8 v Westfield 0

Great team improvement from last week’s performance.
The play came together in the second half to produce a great passing game with four goals from Gemma, one from Amy with midfield and defence getting in on the goal scoring action as well with goals by Carlie, Kate and Mel.
With Kate Turnbull alert when called upon in goal.

Fosse 2 v Heather 4

A game we hoped we could get something from but with a poor second half performance we threw it away.
Heather took the lead with a soft goal but we got our noses in front with two great goals from Carmy.
In the second half our half time sub Bianca got injured and after that the team didn’t perform at its best.
Heather equalised and got in front.
While we where pressing for an equaliser Heather got lucky when Lucy put the ball past Kate to give Heather their forth goal.
With some interesting decisions from the ref we put this game down to one of those days.

Fosse 6 v Friar Lane 0

Another good team performance at home.
We took advantage of Friar Lane only having 11 players but never the less we played a slick passing game of football that resulted in some great goals from all areas of the pitch.
It nearly wasn’t the win we got as Friar Lane had the first shot from a corner but Hannah cleared of the line.
The team pulled together to get the win with goals from all over the pitch.
This game kept us at the top of the league with Friar Lane being one of our closer rivals it was a good win for us.

Fosse 3 v Ashfordby Away 1

A very stop start game right from the off.
Never the less another game with plenty of movement with two stunners from Sandeep followed by a stunner from Ashfordby to increase the pressure on us but that was soon sorted out when Carmy put the game to bed with our third.
With some great saves by Kate and good defending from the team when it was two one made the score line seem like the game way easy but it was anything but.

Fosse 6 v Lutterworth 0

First game of the season could have been so different if our goalkeeper was deemed to handle the ball out side the box but the ref gave Kate the benefit out the doubt and said it was on the edge (we all know it was).
Gemma opened the scoring after several shots going wide she bagged a couple more before the end of the game with her team mates doing the rest.
The team worked together to make some great moves creating the goals for the scorers.
An excellent all round display getting the season of to a great start giving us confidence to go into the next game with a winning attitude.