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.

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

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

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.