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

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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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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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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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.

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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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

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.

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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

FAWPL

LEICS SENIOR LEAGUE tbc

OTHER eg friendlies

26/07/15

Loughborough Foxes (F) (H) 3PM

02/08/15

Mansfield (F) (H)

09/08/15

Norwich City (F) (A)

FAWPLeague Charity event Stratford Town
2pm

11 a side tournament home am

12/08/15

Daventry (F) (A) 7:30pm

16/08/15

Rotherham (H)

Ellistown (H)

23/08/15

Birmingham & West Midlands (A)

St Ives (Cambs) (A) Launch of team

30/08/15

League Cup/Plate

02/09/15

Leicester Women (A) 7:45pm

06/09/15

Radcliffe (H)

13/09/15

Loughborough  Students (A)

20/09/15

Sporting Khalsa (A)

23/09/15

Leicester Women (H) 7:45pm

27/09/15

Rotherham (A)

04/10/15

Steel City (H)

11/10/15

League CUP Prelim Rd

18/10/15

Radcliffe (A)

25/10/15

Steel City (A)

01/11/15

Solihull (H)

08/11/15

WFA CUP

15/11/15

Wolves (H)

22/11/15

Peterborough (A)

29/11/15

League Cup 1st Rd

06/12/15

Solihull (A)

13/12/15

Peterborough (H)

20/12/15

Sporting Khalsa (H)

Christmas

03/01/16

Wolves (A)

10/01/16

WFA CUP 2nd Rd

17/01/16

Leafield (H)

24/01/16

31/01/15

Loughborough Students (H)(Cup1/4)

07/02/16

WFA Cup 3rd Rd

14/02/16

Leafield (A)

21/02/15

Birmingham (H)

28/02/15

WFA Cup 4th Rd

06/03/16

League Cup Semi

13/03/16

20/03/16

WFA Cup 5th Rd

27/03/16

03/04/16

WFA Cup 6th Rd

10/04/16

17/04/16

WFA Cup Semi

24/04/16

Plate Final

01/05/16

08/05/16

Cup Final

14or15/05/16

WFA Cup Final

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.”

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

Ladies, Want to get Fit? Make new Friends? Have Fun?

Why not try something new Leicester City Ladies Walking Football

First Session FREE then £3 for one hour
Lead by Qualified Coaches and First Aiders
All you need are comfortable clothes and footwear to kick a ball while walking round a small area.

From Tuesday 16th June 7pm-8pm
Aylestone Park Football Club
Saffron Lane, Leicester, LE2 6TG.

For more information call or email Matt
Mobile – 07900901755
Email – play@lclfc.co.uk

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.

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.”

Football Mash Up

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

girls aged between 12-17 – fancy a game of footy? play with your mates, your coach, your teams

every Thursday on the rubber crumb pitch at
Aylestone Park Football Club, Saffron Lane Leicester, LE2 6TG

From 7.00-8.30pm – £2.00 per session

come along and bring a friend too

Email: footballmashup@lclfc.co.uk
Phone or Text Mary: 07752 746229

Love Football Mash Up with Leicester City Ladies F.C.

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.

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.

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

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.”

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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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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

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.

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

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

Amanda Whalley
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

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

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

Play Football, Love Football with Leicester City Ladies F.C.

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

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
Kayleigh Hillier

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!

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.”

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

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

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

Women & Girls Football Focus Week

FA Women & Girls Football Focus Week
As part of the Women’s and Girls’ Football Focus Week,  Leicester City Ladies FC will use the support of the Leicestershire and Rutland County FA to recruit potential new female players whether experienced or new to the game.
Players of all ages and ability levels are invited to ‘‘come along’ and enjoy the football skills coaching sessions as listed below:

Saturday 25 th February

2 venues – all ability levels

10.00 am – 11.30 am – Girls aged 5 – 11 years of age

Babington Community College
Strasbourg Drive, Leicester, LE4 0SZ

Aylestone Park Football Club
Saffron Road, Leicester, LE2 6TG

Contact: John Kavanagh  07849612402

Thursday 1 st March

St. Margarets Pastures Sports Centre
St. Margarets Way, Leicester, LE1 3EA

4.30 pm – 6.00 pm – Inclusive (Disability) Football

Girls & Ladies from 8 years old up to adults with Special Needs or a Disability are invited to attend our Female only, fun, football and fundamental sessions.

Contact: Mary Rudkin 07752 746229

6.00 pm – 7.30 pm – Girls aged 5 – 16 years of age

Girls are invited along to join in the football skills coaching sessions and meet our current team members and coaching staff.

Contact: John Kavanagh 07849612402

7.30 pm – 9.00 pm – Over 16s

Players 16 years of age and over are invited along to our U18’s and Senior section training sessions.

Contact – Matt Cook – 07900901755

Title Push Continues

Leicester City Ladies Lions maintained their push for their 3 rd league title with a 7-2  win over a spirited Marlborough Rovers side, “CC” scored five goals with Chloe and “Minty” adding one a piece .

Leicester City Ladies Lions Team: Harriet, Amelia, Shakeela, Rumbi,  “Mini“, “Minty”, Jamie, Chloe, “Mopps”, Georgia, Beth and  “CC”.

Win Maintains Promotion Chances

Leicester City Ladies were back to league action after two dramatic weeks in cup competitions, unfortunately the penalty roller coaster carried over into the league against Radcliffe Olympic.
It was the perfect start for Leicester City Ladies great wing play from Brant found Bateman in the box and a flicked near post header gave City the lead after only 40 seconds.
Leicester City Ladies then let Radcliffe Olympic back into the game who had chances of their own from the long ball. All square at the
interval however.
Leicester City Ladies started the second half bright and used the ball better. Good set plays were causing trouble at both ends but a very dubious penalty awarded to the home team was saved to keep the game alive.
When Leicester City Ladies did not score they needed their back four who stood strong and more notably their keeper Catt who pulled off a penalty save followed by a one on one double save to one again prove her worth for City.
With Fyfe and Hanarahan in front a clean sheet is more than they deserved and City held on for a vital win.
Overall result more important than performance at this time of the year although City made a lot of the running and deserved to edge the game to set up amazing end of season involved five teams in the promotion race.
Leicester City Ladies Player of the Match Aimie Cattell

Win Number Fiveteen

Leicester City Ladies kick off this League fixture and took the lead in the 5th minute through Simran. After a couple of good saves by the Oadby & Wigston keeper City went further ahead when Connie broke down the left to score on 18 minutes and two minutes later Simran made it three. After some evenly balanced play in midfield by both teams City went further ahead as Simran completed her hat-trick on 37 minutes.
Half Time City U15s 4 V 0 Oadby & Wigston U15s
Oadby & Wigston kick off the second half with an attack down the right for an forward to have a shot which was well saved by the City keeper. Two minutes into the half Jamie scored two goals in the 42nd and 43rd to make it six to the City. Leicester City Ladies were now in command and but for the Oadby & Wigston keeper making three or four excellent saves City would have went further ahead. On 47 minutes Simran scored her fourth and City’s seventh for the next ten minutes play was even with both teams competing. Jamie completed her Hat-Trick in the 59th minute and Demi completed the scoring with two goals in the 75th and 77th minutes.
Full-Time Leicester City Ladies U15S 10 V 0 Oadby & Wigston United U15S

County Cup Defeat on Penalties

After Leicester City Ladies heroics last week in the FA Cup it was now the County Cup and the draw produced the toughest task against holders Leicester City Women.
A well fought out cup tie saw Leicester City take the lead with twenty minutes to go through a fine individual goal from Kyleigh Brant. The home team tried to hang on but Leicester City Women forced extra time with a late equaliser.
Extra time was end to end with chances at both ends but it was Leicester City Women who snatched the tie on penalties 4-5.
Overall another impressive performance from Leicester City Ladies, although penalties is a cruel way to loose nothing but positives for two weeks of hard work. 210 minutes versus National and Premier league opposition and City did not look out of place these last two weeks and on another day may have won both ties.
Leicester City Ladies Player of the Match – Erica Kilby
Leicester City Ladies manager Matt Cook commented after the game “Once again the team rise to the occasion, most people over the last two games would of expected us to be on the end of two heavy defeats and that couldn’t be further from the truth. Last week we were a foot away from extra time against Cardiff City and today we were one penalty away from knocking the cup holders for eight years out of the competition at the first hurdle. Although technically two defeats, it has been one of the most recognisable two weeks of recent times and for me strangely two of the most enjoyable as the progression is exemplary to smaller clubs and a true credit to our players. We look forward now to a big end to our league campaign.”

Great Day but City Exit FA Cup

Was there any surprise that on the 12th of the 2nd, 12 (12.2.12) that the special day for Leicester City Ladies would end on that score. The omen was right but unfortunately City lost out the odd goal In an extraordinary cup tie.
Aylestone Park saw over 400 people come through the gates, it was a great event and it was Leicester City Ladies who sent the stand into raptures by taking a surprise lead through Katie Bateman. It was
slightly short lived however as Cardiff City replied within ten minutes with a cool finish past Catt.
Chances at both ends for the rest of the half with Brant and Bateman shining up front for Leicester City Ladies and the Cardiff City quick play creating openings but the score was level at the break.
Second was a typical cup tie, end to end action and lots of twists and turns, many penalty box scrambles and aerial balls bouncing on the hard surface, however it was a fine piece of brilliance from the
Cardiff City number 15 as she struck a twenty five yard strike into the far top corner which created many applause even from Leicester City Ladies supporters.
The cup tie rolled on with Leicester City Ladies pushing forward and Cardiff City counter attacking with pace, both teams rode there luck, once again Catt proved what a fine goalkeeper she is with a string of fine saves. Kilby, Walton and Bateman all had chances and late on Hanarahan from a Kilby set play.
However the 2-1 prediction come true but it fell to the visitors to bring our FA Cup story to an end for 2012.
Overall a magnificent cup tie played in a great spirit, Leicester City Ladies now concentrate on League and County Cup from now until May.
Leicester City Ladies Player of the Match – Katie Bateman
Leicester City Ladies manager Matt Cook commented “I would like to express my sincere thanks to everyone
who volunteered on the day to make the occasion, a big thank you to the mini mascots and all the juniors from the club who came out in force to cheer the seniors on. Hopefully one day it will be me watching them in such occasions. We couldn’t of picked a more sportsman like team than the Cardiff City set up although was always competitive between players it was in a good ethic of the game . But mostly thank you to the players, it was never going to be a great footballing performance from either team in tough conditions but what a hearty, true and honest performance my team gave they are constantly getting the club noticed and combined with the work of the whole club from committee to juniors credit is due to our club. What a difference I’ve seen In two years and I’m sure of many more.”

Match Update

Please note that the third round FA Cup game between Leicester City Ladies and Cardiff City at present is going ahead at Aylestone Park with a 2pm kick off.
The pitch has been cleared of snow and is fit to play at the moment.
With most junior games postponed juniors will be able to watch the game free of charge if they wear their Leicester City Ladies Tracksuits.

Fourth Consectutive County Cup

Leicester City Ladies under 15s kicked-off their County Cup Final against Coalville Town Ravenettes and went on the attack two early chances fell to Connie and Niamh both went just wide.
Leicester City Ladies took the lead on eleven minutes when a ball down the right found Niamh who beat the left full back cut inside and shot past the keeper.
Coalville Town were competing well in midfield when on seventeen minutes Connie latched on to a cross to put Leicester City Ladies further ahead.
Leicester City Ladies were now starting to take control of the game with some fine attractive football just after the half hour Simran added a third goal and a minute later Niamh scored her second goal to make it four nill.
Coalville Town pulled a goal back just before half time.
The second half started with an early chance for Leicester City Ladies which the Coalville Town keeper saved well.
Play was mainly centred in the midfield with both teams compeating for every ball Coalville Town had a shot which was put behind for a corner.
Connie for Leicester City Ladies picked up a ball in midfied and beat the defence but put her shot wide of the post the game was nearing the end Leicester City Ladies gained a corner but it drifted behind for a goal kick there was no further score.
Leicester City Ladies Player of the Match was Jessica.

Point Maintains Second Spot

Leicester City Ladies remained a point ahead of their rivals Leafield Athletic as second met third in the Midland Combination League.
In a tight encounter Leicester City Ladies made the early running in the first half, chances were few and far between however.
Second half was more even with chances at both ends especially late
on. Catt in the Leicester City Ladies goal once again pulled off a fine save after a goal line scramble kept the game level.
Two flash crosses across the box for both teams still did not find the net and a stalemate game it was destined to be.
Overall a very tight encounter between two very much improved teams
from last season. Leicester City Ladies maybe had the most of the running but the clearer opportunities maybe fell to the visitors so both teams settle for a point with Leicester having to travel to Leafield next month.
Leicester City Ladies Player of the Match: Linda Scott

Lions Win Top of Table Clash

In an exciting top of the table clash Leicester City Ladies Lions finally overcame Asfordby Amateurs 7-1 with possibly their best performance of the season.
The first half saw Leicester City Ladies take the lead after good work down the left by chloe whose pass found “Mops” who prodded the ball home. The second came from a Jamie corner “CC” lashing home.
Asfordby Amateurs then had their best spell of the match and deservedly scored after a good period of pressure including some fine saves by Lions goalkeeper Harriet but a quick freekick found the corner of the net to reduce arrears for Asfordby Amateurs.
It was now end to end stuff with both defences, especially the Asfordby Amateurs goalie and Lions defence of Shakeela, Sophie, Rumbi and “Minty” being hard pressed but that pressure was relieved on the stroke of halftime with a Minty from the edge of the box after a “Mini” corner.
The second half saw Leicester City Ladies Lions come out all guns blazing and after some nice interplay with Jamie, Olivia and Georgia the ball came to ”CC” who planted the ball in the corner of the net despite a great effort to keep it out by the opposition goalie.
The Lions quickly made it 5-1 as ”CC” r finished well after quick thinking by the Lions goalie Amelia throwing to Beth and Jamie. The best move of the day saw Georgia release ”CC” to finish well in the process scoring her 4th goal.
The game was finally wrapped up when Georgia deservedly scored heading home a delicate ”Mini” corner at the near post leaving the final score 7-1 to Leicester City Ladies Lions.

Vital Away Win

Leicester City Ladies sealed a vital away win at struggling Northampton Town by two goals to one.
On an awful playing surface with a strong swirling wind the game was bought into disrepute with three red cards and five yellows.
Concentrating on the football… Northampton Town battled from the start and made the early running, with playing conditions tricky both teams found if hard to move the ball well but is was the Cobblers who took the lead through a penalty just before the break.
Leicester City Ladies replied instantly as a great deliver from Kilby finally found Walton who finished well.
In the second half the game became less of a football match with cards and incidents all over the park. From a red card decision a Leicester City Ladies free kick from Kilby looped all the way in. With a player less Leicester City Ladies battled to hold on to their lead and with it go second in the league and into the play off spot.
Leicester City Ladies goalkeeper Cat once again proved herself to be the best in the league as she pulled of a superb save late on.
Leicester City Ladies have reach their highest position of the season and the clubs highest position for many years. Although the underdogs Leicester City Ladies are not going away from this promotion chase very easy.
Overall the game will sadly be remembered for incident rather than football, but looking beyond that a lot of Leicester City Ladies players although not all covered themselves in glory by their attitude and desire to win and do well for the club.
Leicester City Ladies Player of the match – Emily Hanrahan
However two big mentions to Waldron and Kilby who also hit top form.

Double Signing

Leicester City Ladies are delighted to announce two new senior signings with Reva and Tori Allen joining the club.
Delighted First Team Manger Matt Cook welcomed the sisters of England star Remi Allen by saying “I am delighted to sign the girls, they have been patient and showed such maturity in waiting to qualify to sign senior deals. Also both have had an up and down year or so in football, I am delighted they have chose Leicester City Ladies to employ their trade and hopefully now they can settle down, enjoy their football and develop into the players I know they can become.”

FA Cup Run Continues

Leicester City Ladies made it through to the third round proper of the Women’s FA Cup for the second season running under the guidance of manager Matt Cook, the third round as in men’s football is the aim for smaller sides to hopefully test themselves against Premier or even National League opposition .
Having played Loughborough Students twice already both teams know each other pretty well as the game proved. It was Leicester City Ladies who took the lead as good hold up play from Charles and a smart turn from Bateman who drove the ball home to give City the advantage.
There were chances at both ends but Loughborough Students grabbed a leveller on the stoke of half time from a free kick flicked in at the back post.
After the break Loughborough Students came out flying and nearly took the lead, Cattel once again was ever present for city in goal.
On the hour mark Leicester City Ladies looked to get a grip on the game, with twenty five minutes to play a treble substitution from Cook sparked life into the team and right back turn striker Gemma Ball snatched in at the far post to finish with a left foot volley with ten minutes to play. Leicester City Ladies had to put their back to the wall late on as Loughborough Students pushed on but City edged the cup tie and will be in Mondays draw on the 9th January for round three for the second season running.
Overall a tight affair with chances at both ends, possession favoured the home team but nervy moments maybe favoured the home team to as Loughborough Students counter attacked with pace on many occasions.
Leicester City Ladies Manager Matt Cook commented after the game “I always felt we were going to win the game in the second half but as the time ticked on the last thing I wanted was extra time and I thought Loughborough were coming close to maybe scoring another goal so we threw caution to the win late on making three changes, some parts of it worked and some took time but the group adapted well and moving Gemma up top paid off, the third round was our aim. Now we just want the draw to throw the girls a challenge they deserve as last year we drew Leicester City Women which was a great challenge but someone outside the county and a division up would be great. Hopefully we have a better chance this year with a lot of East Midlands sides already eliminated one of which being last years third round opponents so will be nice to fly the flag for women’s football in Leicester in round three.”
Leicester City Ladies Player of the match Erica Preston.

Win Number 13

OADBY & WIGSTON UNITED U15S 0 V 10 LEICESTER CITY LADIES U15S
Leicester City Ladies kicked off this league fixture and took command straight away with the first attempt on goal in the second minute, they took the lead in the 7th minute through Connie with a right foot shot into the corner of the goal. On 12 minutes Niamh won the ball on the right rode two challenges in the area to score and on 16 minutes after taking on the defender Ruff added her second goal and Leicester City Ladies third. Simran made it 4-0 in the 24th minute with a fine effort from midfield, City were now in complete control and a move which saw a total of 20 passes which ended in the shot going just wide. After 30 minutes from a corner taken by Paige Connie scored city’s fifth with a header there was no further score in this half.
HALF – TIME OADBY & WIGSTON UNITED U15S 0 V 5 LEICESTER CITY LADIES U15S
Oadby & Wigston kicked off the second half and had a shot on goal which the Leicester City Ladies keeper Chloe made a brilliant save down to her left to push the shot away for a corner to which was cleared and Leicester countered attacked, Jamie collected the ball and beat the defence to score. Two minutes later Jamie scored her second from a cross by Niamh. Leicester City Ladies increased their lead in the 47th minute when a cross by Niamh into the area was met by Demi to score city’s eight goal, three minutes later Jamie completed her hat-trick to score city’s ninth goal with a fine strike. Leicester City Ladies had a few more chances for Jamie, Demi and Simran before Annie picked up a pass on 64 minutes and cut inside and from 20 yards shot low into the bottom right hand corner of the Oadby & Wigston net for city’s tenth goal.
This was another great all round team performance by the City Girls
FULL-TIME OADBY & WIGSTON UNITED U15s 0 V 10 LEICESTER CITY LADIES U15s

Girls Football Training

Leicester City Ladies are running Saturday morning training sessions for girls aged 6-11.
The sessions will be held at Babington Community College,Strasbourg Drive, Beaumont Leys, LE4 0SZ and will start at 10am and finish at 11.30am.
All sessions will be run by qualified FA coaches with full CRB certificates.
Please bring along suitable footwear, shin pads and a drink.
Each session will cost £1.50 per girl.
For more information please contact Louie on 07917850484.

FA Cup Victory

Leicester City Ladies carried on their FA Cup journey past Christmas for the second year running with an away win at East Midlands side AFC Trinity of Northampton.
Leicester City Ladies raced into a two goal lead through Hillier and Brant.
AFC Trinity pulled a goal back with a fine looping finish however straight from kick off Bateman got on the end of a cross to restore Leicester City Ladies two goal advantage.
AFC Trinity’s fighting spirit was commendable as a cup shock was on their minds and a well struck free kick gave them hope before the interval.
Second half Leicester City Ladies dominance told Hillier and Bateman found the net with fine finishes again to round off a tough cup tie in tough conditions.
Overall the game could and maybe should have been more comfortable for Leicester City Ladies but in the end the quality got the side over the finish line against a very tough and well organised AFC Trinity side.
Leicester City Ladies player of the match – Kyleigh Brant

First Team into Third

Leicester City Ladies moved into their highest position of the season
sitting third this evening in a very intriguing looking Midland
Combination Division.
TNS put out a weakened side from their game last week and it soon cost
them as Katie Bateman gave Leicester City Ladies the lead, she doubled Citys advantage before the break but the away teams spirit was commendable.
Second half Gemma Ball who had a fine all round game made it three for Leicester City Ladies early on with a looping cross that ended up in the top corner. Substitute Laura Charles soon earned herself a goal on the 70 minute mark to round off a home win for Leicester City Ladies.
Overall it was commendable spirit from the away team and Leicester
City Ladies made it hard for themselves but four more goals another clean sheet put City, although the underdog, right in the promotion chase.
Leicester City Ladies Player of the match – Gemma Ball

Unbeaten Run Continues

Leicester City Ladies first team kept up their unbeaten run and their movement up the Midland Combination table. Loughborough Students had held Leicester City Ladies to a goalless draw only last week but this time the game went to City.
Some good positive first half football from Leicester City Ladies created some good chances. Brant delivery from the left and invention from Ball and Bateman were notable in Leicester City Ladies attack.
It was a fine move that created Leicester City Ladies opening goal as Kilby finished from a rebound. Soon Kilby was causing trouble again as a good set piece ended up in the near corner off a Loughborough Students player getting the last touch. Brant then shone again and another great delivery this time from the left was finished at the far post from Hillier.
Few more chances were created and a crucial save from Cattle in the Leicester City Ladies goal kept it at three nil.
The second half of the match was very scrappy and lacked in quality, Loughborough Students played a lot more positively and tried to break down the Leicester City Ladies defence.
After riding the storm Leicester City Ladies saw the game out and earned a vital away win.
Overall a game of two halves but no one can deny Leicester City Ladies first half quality and another clean sheet to go with it was very pleasing.
Leicester City Ladies player of the match – Gemma Ball

Leicester City Ladies 12 Ibstock United 0

Leicester City Ladies kicked off in windy conditions playing against the wind Connie scored in the third minute after a pass from Jamie. Leicester City Ladies were playing some great football in midfield when in the ninth minute Demi collected the ball and cut in from the right to score.
In the eleventh minute Connie added her second and in the fourteenth minute completed her hat-trick from a
Leicester City Ladies free kick. Simran made it five for Leicester City Ladies with a power drive.
Leicester City Ladies midfield were playing some brilliant touch football with the midfield and forwards linking up well to produce some fast flowing football, Simran scored two goals just before the half hour to complete her hat-trick in the first half.

HALF-TIME LEICESTER CITY U15S 7 V 0 IBSTOCK UNITED U15S

Ibstock United kicked off the second half and after two minutes Simran added her fourth goal of the game with Leicester City Ladies resumed their passing game using the wings with some great crosses coming in to the box and within five minutes Annie scored City’s ninth goal in the middle of the half the windy conditions werer having an effect on the game when Demi received a pass down the line and cut inside to beat two defenders to slide the ball pass the keeper. In the final five minutes Megan fired in two quick goals to finish the scoring, this was another great team performance by the City girls.

FULL-TIME LEICESTER CITY LADIES U15S 12 V 0 IBSTOCK UNITED U15S

Frustrating Draw

Leicester City Ladies kept their unbeaten run going but it was a frustrating day for the home team.
Leicester City Ladies had an early chances through Ball hit the post and set pieces from Kilby and Brant were causing confusion in the box.
Loughborough Students had a chance of their own shooting over from close range in what was a scrappy first half.
Second half Leicester City Ladies had most of the possession it took a while to carve out clear cut chances but Hillier, Bateman, Ball and Walton were all left frustrated.
Overall Leicester City Ladies dominated the ball and on another day may have sneaked it but credit to a well organised students team. Leicester City Ladies take a point and move on to the return fixture which is only seven days away.
Leicester City Ladies Player of the match Molly Waldron

Under 15s Reach County Cup Final

On a damp and misty morning Leicester City Ladies kicked off this under 15s County Cup Semi Final and put Birstall United under pressure from the start.
Using the flanks to their advantage with some great wing play to open up the Birstall United defence Leicester City Ladies opened the scoring on ten minutes through Connie.
Leicester City Ladies doubled their advantage in the twenty third minute.
Leicester City Ladies were now playing some great attractive football starting from the back with the goalkeeper Chloe and the defence of Laura and Paige and the midfield players feeding they forwards but for the Birstall United keeper City could have been further ahead,
with Connie and Niamh causing all sorts of problems.
Leicester City Ladies increased their lead in the thirty fifth minute when Annie shot into the bottom right hand corner of the net, and after thirty eight minutes went further ahead when Megan collected the ball in the centre of midfield to rifle in a shot from twenty five yards to make it 4-0 to Leicester to cap a great first half performance.
In the second half Birstall United pulled a goal back in the forty third minute.
The pitch conditions started to to get very heavy and hindered the football of both side.
Midway through the half Leicester City Ladies Lauren went through three tackles and the shot went to the keeper.
Leicester City Ladies had a few more chances in the half with shots by Simran and Demi but no further score.

FA Cup Victory

Leicester City Ladies carried on their unbeaten run and secured their place in the FA Cup 1st round with a convincing 4-0 victory over Northampton Town.
Gemma Ball flicked home a Brant cross to give Leicester City Ladies the lead before Thia Wright rounded off a fine move with a close range volley to double the home sides lead on thirty five minutes.
In the second half Leicester City Ladies had the best start possible as captain Ez Kilby lifted the ball over the stranded keeper.
Leicester City Ladies reduced Northampton Town’s chances and rounded off the game with a fourth goal through Hillier who chipped the keeper from right hand side.
Overall Leicester City Ladies were convincing winners and controlled the game, a clean sheet and four goals send City comfortably through to the first round.
Leicester City Ladies Player of the match Erica Kilby.

Lightening Does Strike Twice

The Midland Combination Division always gives you a tough game every week in a very competitive league but over the past three weeks Leicester City Ladies have played the top two in Stoke City Ladies and Curzon Ashton Ladies. More importantly on the day of the fixtures these teams were leading the division.
Stoke City Ladies were top two weeks ago when Leicester City Ladies secured a 2-1 away win and today we welcomed the new pace setters in Curzon Ashton Ladies to Aylestone Park.
In a very even first half chances where created at both ends and the match was played in a good spirit by both teams. Kyleigh Brant gave Leicester City Ladies the lead on twenty five minutes with a superb solo run and a near post finish.
Curzon Ashton Ladies equalised ten minutes before the interval when a deflected shot from close range hit post and went in to delight the away team. In between the two goals Leicester City Ladies felt they had a penalty shout but the referee did not agree.
Second half Leicester City Ladies took the game to the visitors, Curzon Ashton Ladies were always causing problems however City regained their lead through another fine solo effort this time Kayleigh Hillier was the scorer. Kayleigh Hillier than added to the score with a rebound finish to make it 3 1 to Leicester City Ladies and effectively and seal the game for the home side.
Curzon Ashton Ladies hit the post late on but it was Leicester City Ladies day and for the second time City had beaten the league leaders and moved themselves into contention.
Overall maybe Leicester City Ladies best team performance in terms of sticking to a successful game plan and having put so much effort in the game the result followed.
Leicester City Ladies manager Matt Cook commented after the match “The girls never surprise me these days, they are capable of being right in the mix until the end. They have not let themselves down of late with poor displays however when we have had difficulties they have reacted great. I thought the effort they put in this week in training and especially for 90 minutes today was commendable. I wouldn’t rule these girls out of surprising a few more teams before the end of the season.”
Leicester City Ladies Player of the Match:Kyleigh Brant

Leicester City Ladies 8 v 0 Coalville Town

Leicester City Ladies kicked off in this return fixture and attacked straight away with an attempt on goal from the kick off.
Simran opened the scoring for Leicester City Ladies on eight minutes from the penalty spot.
Leicester City Ladies took command and Jamie was on hand to increased their lead after seventeen minutes.
Less than a minute later after a fine run down the right Niamh scored from an acute angle then on thirty eight minutes Demi scored to make it 4-0 to Leicester City Ladies at half-time.
In the second half Leicester City Ladies continued to dominate the game and in the forty sixth minute after winning the ball beating the defender Connie scored the fifth goal from an acute angle.
Leicester City Ladies added further goals from Annie on fifty four minutes, Connie on seventy minutes and Demi again two minutes before the final whistle capping another all round team performance by the girls.

First League Win of Season for Tigers

After two defeats followed by two draws Leicester City Ladies Tigers picked up their first victory of the season in the under 14s league in an entertaining match with Marlborough Rovers.
Rhea opened the scoring for Leicester City Ladies after four minutes when she hooked the ball towards the goal, the ball bounced over the arms of the keeper into the goal.
Leicester City Ladies almost doubled the lead following good work from Beth in midfield to win back the ball and release Laura on goal but the final shot went narrowly wide.
Rhea and Shannon linked up well but again the final shot went wide.
Leicester City Ladies continued to create chances and the solid defence of Fran, Sabine, Susie, Lauren and Kim were working well together.
Rhea went close again for Leicester City Ladies and Shannon saw a fine effort well saved.
On the half hour Marlborough Rovers levelled which triggered to a sustained period of Leicester City Ladies pressure, Laura had a shot saved, Jade shot wide after being put through by Leah, before Rhea finally got her second goal with an excellent accurate shot two minutes before half time.
The game in the second half was much more even not many chances for either side, Beth pulled off a top quality save early in the half to deny Marlborough Rovers a second equaliser. Shannon, Laura, Louise and Jade all went close for Leicester City Ladies and the defence continued to perform well.
Congratulations to both sides for an entertaining match played hard but fairly.
Leicester City Ladies player of the match trophy was awarded to Lauren for her excellent personal performance.
Leicester City Ladies Team: Beth, Susie, Sabine, Fran, Lauren, Beth, Jade, Laura, Leah, Shannon, Rhea, Kim and Louise.

Lions Hit Seven

Leicester City Ladies Lions maintained their unbeaten record in the under 14s league with a 7-2 victory over a good Oadby & Wigston Dynamo side.
Jamie scored a hat-trick with “Mops” and “CC” each scoring twice for Leicester City Ladies.
Leicester City Ladies Squad: Amelia, Harriet, Beth, Sophie, Rumba, Shakeela, “Mini”, “Minty”, “Mops”, Jamie, Georgia, “CC” and Chloe

Under 15s remain Unbeaten

Leicester City Ladies kicked off their under 15 league match away to Coalville Town and settled in to their rhythm very quickly. Coalville Town had the first shot but Leicester City Ladies scored first on six minutes through Niamh with a low hard drive into the net.
After ten minutes of the match Coalville Town were awarded a penalty which they scored to level the match.
After a period of even play Leicester City Ladies increased their lead when Connie broke down the left and scored in the bottom left hand corner.
Thirty seven minutes into the match Leicester City Ladies went further ahead when Paige scored with a cracking right foot shot to make it 3-1 at half time.
Leicester City Ladies continued to dominate the match and on forty five minutes Demi made it 4-1, Connie scored her second on fifty three minutes and Demi added her second on sixty one minutes to give Leicester City Ladies a 6-1 lead.
Coalville Town scored a second goal 6-2 before Megan hit a hat-trick in the last seven minutes of the game to give Leicester City Ladies a 9-2 victory.

More Points on the Road

After two away wins on the bounce it was on the road again for Leicester City Ladies this time to Dudley United Ladies.
Dudley United Ladies had recently recorded home wins over Leafield Athlitic and Radcliffe Olympic not to mention taking unbeaten side Wolves to penalties in the cup.
It was always going to be a tough task for Leicester City Ladies who also lost top scorer Bateman at half time due to injury .
Dudley United Ladies took the lead pouncing on a defensive mistake to finish into the top corner.
Leicester City Ladies equalised through Hillier who volleyed over the goalkeeper to make the game level at half time.
Second half Leicester City Ladies started brighter but it was Dudley United Ladies who had the better chance spurning an open goal.
Kayleigh Brant gave Leicester City Ladies the lead before Dudley United Ladies got their reward through dubious penalty decision.
Overall a point was probably just about right and Leicester City Ladies take seven points from three away games.
Leicester City Ladies player of the match Kayleigh Hillier

Excellent Team Performance

As there were no league fixtures this week Leicester City Ladies had a friendly against a very good Nottingham Forest Development Centre side.
Leicester City Ladies won the game 4-2 with two goals scored by Simran and one a piece for Jamie and Demi, another great performance by the City girls.
Leicester City Ladies player of the match was Jamie who had an excellent match and rounded it off with a goal.

Ladies Derail League Leaders

After a fantastic match on the Thursday away to Loughborough Foxes playing the league leaders was motivation enough for Leicester City Ladies.
Leicester City Ladies where near enough back to full strength which had been their biggest down fall has now helped results improve .
Leicester City Ladies started brightly and were playing the better football, Stoke City were always dangerous with the long ball however.
An individual piece of brilliance gave Stoke City the lead a forty yard strike flying into the top corner and for the second game running Leicester City Ladies were a goal down to a wonder strike out the blue.
Second half Leicester City Ladies started the brighter again, the football was good and the back four was giving the team a good base to work from.
On 70 minutes came the defining moment of the game Kate Bateman ran through on goal and was derailed in her attempt to score by the last defender of Stoke City and a red card and penalty were awarded which Gemma Ball finished well into the corner. Some doubt over the penalty with how much she got of the ball, Was it player or ball first? Very immaterial as no one can doubt Leicester City Ladies deserved to be level.
However Stoke City now had a problem as they were down to ten. Kayleigh Hillier finished superbly into the corner on the back of a good passing move to give Leicester City Ladies the lead with ten minutes to play.
Three more yellow and two more reds were shown in a game which was played in a good enough spirit so to end with so many cards was strange and sad for the neutral.
Overall the better team won on the day, a red card influences any game however no one can doubt there was no balance of power switch as Leicester City Ladies were worthy winners. Good all round play from start to finish with city adapting to the big pitch very well.
Leicester City Ladies manager Matt Cook commented “I think the last week has shown real progress from the whole club but especially the players, they are moving the team up nicely in the league and enjoying their football. Credit is hard to come by from anyone else in football of course but I have nothing but praise for my girls this week. Congratulations on your weeks work all.”
Leicester City Ladies player of the match – Emily Hanrahan
For another view on today’s game visit Stoke City Ladies Blog

County Cup Defeat

In total contrast to the week before Leicester City Ladies(2010) went on the attack from the first whistle, taking the game to their opponents.
In the early stages the ball would not fall for a clean strike on goal as the ball was played into the Leicester City Ladies box.
Leicester City Ladies (2010) were playing some great passing football but could not find a goal .
As the half reached its midway point Leicester City Ladies took the lead with a well worked goal.
This rocked the 2010 side and they conceded a second goal a few minutes later.
Half time Leicester City Ladies (2010) 0 Leicester City Ladies 2
The second half started as the first began with the Leicester City Ladies (2010) going on the attack as the ball was crossed into the penalty area they just couldn’t get the decisive touch and the Leicester City Ladies goalkeeper grabbed the loose ball.
The game became more open as the second half wore on and the Leicester City Ladies centre forward found time and space to score again.
The same player scored a further 2 goals as the Leicester City Ladies (2010) started to tire towards the end of the game.
Final score Leicester City Ladies under 12’s (2010 0 Leicester City Ladies under 12’s 5
Despite the scoreline this was a much improved performance from the Leicester City Ladies (2010) side. The game was a lot closer than the scoreline would suggest thanks to a great effort from all the girls as they continue to improve with each game they play.
Leicester City Ladies (2010) squad Megan, Jodie, Emily, Olivia, Keely, Beth, Natasha and Shelby.
Leicester City Ladies (2010) player of the match Emily, great performance in defence and midfield.

County Honours

Two of Leicester City Ladies Under 15 squad, Simran and Demi, had the honour of representing Leicestershire as part of the Under 16s squad.
Both enjoyed the game and scored a goal each.

First Team Bounce Back

Leicester City Ladies bounced back from a disappointing weekend result in an amazing game which this time fell the way of the away team.
Once again Leicester City Ladies were two nil down at half time, although it was quite incredible considering the home side dominance. Second half Leicester City Ladies came out and scored after ten minutes through Laura Charles and shortly afterwards Charles caused confusion in the box forcing a Loughborough Foxes defender to nod the ball past their own goalkeeper.
Just when Leicester City Ladies were back in the game Loughborough Foxes regained the lead on the break with a fine finish.
Leicester City Ladies really got the bit between their teeth and played some great football, with twenty minutes left Katie Bateman spun the defender to finish superbly into the bottom corner.
Numerous corners and set plays were causing Loughborough Foxes problems and with ten minutes to play an in-swinging corner found its way into the far corner of the goal, this was nothing more than Leicester City Ladies deserved to win the game.
Overall great character was shown once again, to be two down and bounce back by scoring four goals in the second half was great to see.
Leicester City Ladies now look forward to a trip to run away league leaders Stoke City.
Leicester City Ladies player of the match- Kim Walton

Under 15s Hit Eight

Leicester City Ladies kicked off against Oadby & Wigston United and went straight on the attack and on three minutes Connie received the ball and went past the final defender to score.
Leicester City Ladies were in full flow with the midfield in command and on eight minutes went further ahead when Rowena received the ball from a throw in and scored from twenty yards.
Three minutes later Connie scored her second and Leicester City Ladies third.
After a period of play in midfield Oadby & Wigston United pulled a goal back with a break down the left to make the half time score 3-1 to Leicester City Ladies.
In the first minute of the second half Demi scored again for Leicester City Ladies who were in complete control of the match.
After fifty two minutes Demi scored her second and Leicester City Ladies fifth goal.
Simran made it six for Leicester City Ladies by beating a couple of
defenders to score.
Leicester City Ladies were playing some excellent football and after some great play the ball came to Lauren who added a seventh goal.
The scoring was completed when Leicester City Ladies were awarded a penalty after a foul on Connie, Connie stepped up to take the penalty which was well saved by the Oadby & Wigston United keeper but Connie followed up to score the rebound to complete her hat-trick.

Unbeaten Run Ends

Leicester City Ladies surrendered their unbeaten record with an uncharacteristic first half performance which left the home team with to much to do.
Copeswoods pacey forwards caused Leicester City Ladies no end of problems and they were deservedly put the away side two goals ahead at half time.
In the second half Leicester City Ladies were better but it was to be a Copeswood day.
Leicester City Ladies pulled a goal back but Copeswood resumed their two goal lead from the penalty spot.
There was time for one last Leicester City Ladies consolation goal to end the game at 2-3.
Overall it was a disappointing day for the home team, slack defending cost Leicester City Ladies the game and a spirited second half performance was not enough.
Leicester City Ladies player of the match – Aimme Cattel

Heavy Defeat

After a week without a game and having to play this game without regular goalkeeper Megan Leicester City Ladies (2010) knew it was going to be a tough fixture.
Leicester City Ladies (2010) did not help themselves in the first half of this game the basics seemed to go out of the window with Asfordby Amateurs attacking straight through the middle of the pitch and scoring at will.
By half time Asfordby Amateurs had scored 6 goals without reply with the Leicester City Ladies team giving Shelby the stand in keeper very little protection.
After the half time break with the game out of reach for Leicester City Ladies started to defend as a team and went forward to try and get something out of this match.
As Leicester City Ladies went forward Asfordby Amateurs got behind the defence on a couple of occasions where Emily produced 2 great saves to deny her side conceding any further goals.
As the game was coming towards its end Natasha attacked down the left for Leicester City Ladies passing to Shelby in the Asfordby Amateurs penalty area, who she calmly slotted the ball into the bottom corner of the net to make the final score Asfordby Amateurs 6 Leicester City Ladies (2010) 1
Leicester City Ladies manager Nathan Worrall commented after the game “A game of two halves. Much better in the second half, the girls need to start games how they finished this one to give themselves a chance. A lot to learn from a lacklustre first half.”

Leicester City Ladies squad Shelby, Emily, Beth, Jodie, Eleni, Keely, Natasha, Jenna and Olivia

Player of the match Natasha worked hard up and down the left hand side throughout this game, with a special mention to stand in keepers Shelby and Emily neither of whom wanted to play in goal but for their efforts the scoreline could have been worse.

Asfordby Amateurs U15s 0 V 6 Leicester City Ladies U15s

Leicester City Ladies kicked off and went straight onto the attack which was cleared by the Asfordby Amateurs defence.
Leicester City Ladies took the lead in the sixth minute when Niamh won the ball and cut in from the right to score at the near post.
Asfordby Amateurs were challenging in the midfield when on ten minutes the ball was won by Charlie who lofted the ball from her own half towards the
Asfordby Amateurs area where it bounced over the keeper into the net for City’s second.
Leicester City Ladies went further ahead in the sixteenth minute when Annie
scored and four minutes later she added her second and City’s fourth.
Leicester City Ladies were in control and several chances were well saved
by the Asfordby Amateurs keeper before Jamie scored City’s fifth before half time.
The second half continued in the same vain with Leicester City Ladies attacking and they went further ahead when Demi added City’s sixth from close in.
Asfordby Amateurs came more into the game but without threat to the Leicester City Ladies goal.
Leicester City Ladies continued to create chances with the Asfordby Amateurs keeper making a string of saves.
Considering the very hot temperature this was an excellent team performance.

Unbeaten Run Continues

Leicester City Ladies unbeaten run continued with victory in the league visit to Radcliffe Olympic.
The game started badly for Leicester City ladies as a mistake gifted Radcliffe an early lead.
Leicester City Ladies continued to make uncharacteristic mistakes but finally managed to get back into the game when fine work out wide from Helen Rudkin found Kate Bateman in the box to level the score before the break.
In the second half Leicester City Ladies were much better and on a terribly bobbly pitch started to win their individuals battles.
Nicole Carvell popped up on the hour mark to give Leicester City Ladies the lead with a fine finish from inside the box. Keeper Catt kept Leicester City Ladies in it at times but all round the team stood firm against the direct play of the home team.
Manager Matt Cook commented after the game “Overall a game of two halves, A very unlike Leicester first half performance was followed up by a battling fine performance in the second and now City have back to back wins for the first time this season.”
Leicester City Ladies player of the match – Kate Bateman

Leicester Lose Out by Odd Goal

After the previous weeks game between Leicester City Ladies and Rugby Town both teams expected goals and another five were scored in this match and it could have been more.
The fist half started well for Leicester City Ladies with Jenna, Natasha & Shelby combining well up front. It wasn’t long before Leicester City Ladies took the lead as Jenna crossed from the right and Shelby got the chance to put the ball in the net.
With Jodie, Beth and Keely defending well for Leicester City Ladies the girls pushed forward in search of a second goal, but despite creating numerous chances a second goal would not come.

Half Time Rugby Town 0 – Leicester City Ladies 1

The second half started with Rugby Town pushing for an equaliser and they got it soon after the restart.
Rugby Town continued to put the Leicester City Ladies defence under a lot of pressure and they scored a second goal to go 2-1 up.
Leicester City Ladies then started to push forward with Eleni and Beth breaking up the Rugby Town attacks and feeding the wide players. Natasha broke down the left for Leicester City Ladies evading a couple of tackles before crossing to Olivia who scored from just inside the penalty area to level the match.
Both teams went in search of a winner. Leicester City Ladies attacked down the right with Emily beating two players before being crowded out as she was about to shoot. Rugby Town then broke quickly and a cross into the box found its way into the net.
With time running out Leicester City Ladies went on the attack and created some good chances but saw their efforts clear the bar and go wide of the goal.

Final score Rugby Town 3 – Leicester City Ladies 2

Another good performance from this new Leicester City Ladies team, who are still learning to play as a team.

Leicester City Ladies squad: Megan, Eleni, Keely, Natasha, Jodie, Emily, Olivia (1), Jenna, Beth and Shelby (1)

Leicester City Ladies Player of the match: Jenna improving with every game.

Another Fine Win

Leicester City Ladies kicked off and after a few minutes had the first shot on goal.
The match was evenly played in midfield play between the teams before
Leicester City Ladies took the lead on thirteen minutes when Connie scored.
After some fine passing moves Paige scored Leicester City Ladies second on twenty minutes from an acute angle.
Leicester City Ladies made a couple of chances and on thirty-five minutes Simran scored Citys third goal with a left foot shot and a minute before the break Connie scored her second and Citys fourth goal

Half-Time Leicester City Ladies 4 Loughborough Foxes 0

In the second half a foul by a Loughborough Foxes player presented City with a direct free kick twenty-five yards out which Charlie dispatched into the roof of the net.
Two minutes later Page added her second and Leicester City Ladies sixth goal.
Leicester City Ladies were having most of the play and Annie had a good shot which the Loughborough Foxes keeper spilled and Kelly pounced to score from close range.

Full-Time: Leicester City Ladies U15s 7 v 0 Loughborough Foxes 15s

Unbeaten Run Extended

Leicester City Ladies made it four games unbeaten in the league with a win over Northampton Town.
Leicester City Ladies as the home team were one up inside three minutes when a fine footballing move was finished by Gemma Ball.
City had numerous chances and brave Northampton Town defending kept the Leicester lead to a single goal.
Eventually Katie Bateman broke though the defence on twenty five minutes, she timed her run superbly to get on the end of a fine pass from Helen Rudkin and rounded the keeper to score.
Leicester City Ladies were a bit patched up through injury but the changes seemed to click.
In the second half Leicester City Ladies made it hard for themselves getting involved in a cup tie type game.
Leicester City Ladies stood firm and gained control of the game again late on and were unlucky to not add another to the score sheet, with Laura Toon’s effort going the closest to making the game further beyond Northampton Town.
Leicester City Ladies manger Matt Cook commented after the game “Overall a great spirit and commitment shown once again this time with a clean sheet to match a fine result.”
Leicester City Ladies player of the match Nicole Carvell

Voluntary Training Sessions

Quorn Brownies and Leicester City LadiesLeicester City Ladies first team coach Andy Marsden led a training session for an enthusiastic group of 26 young Brownies and their leaders.
Senior player Kim Walton and Leicester City Ladies first team manager Matt Cook were also present at the training session held at Station Road in Quorn to spread the work of Leicester City Ladies and girls football.
Numerous girls have taken contact details and are looking to join the club after having a great time at the training session.
Any other organisations who would like a voluntary training session by the senior coaches and players please contact Matt on 07900901755

Home Win

With a slight change in formation Leicester City Ladies went in search of their first points of the season.
Leicester City Ladies started this game on the front foot with Jenna attacking down the left and Beth down the right, as the half wore on the ball was played into Olivia’s feet on the edge of the Rugby penalty area where she turned and fired home to put Leicester 1-0 up. Eleni and Jodie defended strongly against a lively Rugby attack to keep the scoreline 1-0 till half time.
The second half started with Leicester City Ladies attacking on the left with Natasha having a run at the Rugby defence but her cross could not pick out a Leicester player in the box. Then Olivia and Keely had chances to put Leicester City Ladies further in front but were kept out by some great saves by the Rugby goalkeeper.
Against the run of play Rugby equalised after some head tennis in the Leicester City Ladies area saw the ball fall to the Rugby player who slotted the ball into the net.
Both teams then went to try and find a winner as the game flowed from end to end, Leicester City Ladies attacked down the right the ball was crossed into Shelby who found the back of the net from inside the penalty area.
Olivia then got the ball just inside the Rugby half and ran toward the Rugby penalty area brushing off the defender then shooting home to make the score 3-1.
Rugby battled straight back and went forward with a cross to the far post where the striker scored from close range 3-2.
Rugby were then denied an equaliser as a goal bound effort was cleared of the line by Olivia.
With some no nonsense defending from Emily and Beth and some good handling from Megan the Leicester City Ladies side held on for their first win of the season.
Final score: Leicester City Ladies (2010) 3 Rugby Town 2
Leicester City Ladies (2010) Manager Nathan Worrall commented after the game “a much improved performance from the girls who should take a lot of confidence from this into their next game. Well done girls.”

Leicester City Ladies squad: Megan, Eleni, Keely, Natasha, Jodie, Emily, Olivia(2), Jenna, Beth and Shelby(1).

Player of the match Olivia, scored 2 goals and a goal line clearance, strong at both ends of the pitch.

County Cup Quarter Final Win

Leicester City Ladies started the tie well scoring after two minutes through Connie, after a run down the left to score at the near post.
Leicester City Ladies dominated most of the play and increased their lead when Megan scored on ten minutes, Loughborough Foxes were battling well in midfield but some great inter passing by Leicester City Ladies in midfield when on twenty two minutes the ball fell to Simran to score.
Eight minutes into the second half Connie scored her second and City’s fourth and a minute later completed her hat trick and City’s fifth with a great header from a corner.
On fifty two minutes Annie scored City’s sixth goal after a flowing move down the right side of the pitch.
Leicester City Ladies were now in complete control and on fifty six minutes Lauren scored with a long range shot from twenty yards to make it seven, the scoring was completed on seventy five minutes by Connie scoring her fourth goal of the match and Leicester City Ladies eighth.

Cup Exit on Penalties

The first round of the League Cup gave Leicester City Ladies a tough task by drawing Wolves at home, but a spirited display left the match level at three goals each after extra time. With Wolves progressing to the next round on penalties in an excellent cup tie.
Leicester City Ladies took the lead through Walton at a set play and this proved to be the only goal of the first half.
Leicester City Ladies started the second half slowly and credit to the away team as they scored two goals to lead the match just before the hour mark through two well worked moves.
Wolves could have been further ahead but Catt in the Leicester City Ladies goal saved a penalty.
Leicester City Ladies managed to get their game back together and a fine free kick from Scott levelled the game.
Extra time opened with torrential rain and hail and after seven minutes Wolves took the lead with the best goal of the game, a twenty yard curling effort in to the top corner.
In the second period of extra time Walton levelled the scores again as Leicester City Ladies showed great character.
The match came down to the dreaded penalty kicks and Wolves ran out 5-4 winners as the Wanderers keeper pulled off a great save amongst some great kicks from both sides.
Overall a draw was probably a fair result but one team has to go through and it was a great cup tie for the neutral.
Leicester City Ladies Manager Matt Cook commented “the league cup was not a priority to us this year, we were not down grading the competition but with numerous injuries at the moment which has caused us so many problems more games in midweeks is the last thing we need. However we felt we put out a team strong enough to win the tie and would of liked to progress and all for penalty kicks we may well of done that. We seem to have a tag for being physical, direct and dead ball specialists. The set plays we are very proud of that comment as we work hard to be effective in and around the box, however physical and direct sells us short. I thought that both teams played in a brilliant cup tie as a good advert for womens football. I had great admiration for Wolves ability on the day as they created many problems for us. What a shame my players weren’t appreciated as much for their part in the tie. I am delighted with my players on the day and would like to wish the Wolves players all the best in the next round.”

Leicester City Ladies player of the match – Sarah Burbage

Ibstock United 0 Leicester City Ladies 6

In very windy conditions it took time for both teams to settle, Leicester City Ladies did slowly take control and playing against the wind took the lead on 29 minutes when a cross from the right into the area was stabbed home by Jamie.

The lead was doubled after 39 minutes when Simran won the ball in midfield, cut in from the right and fired the ball into the back of the net.

 

With the wind at their backs The second half was all Leicester City Ladies and in the 54th minute Megan scored the goal of the game with a blistering shot into the roof of the Ibstock United net to make it 3 – 0.

On 58 minutes Annie made it 4 – 0 and with 63 minutes gone, after some neat inter passing by the Leicester City Ladies midfield, the ball was crossed into the area and was handled by an Ibstock defender captain Paige stepped up to score the resulting penalty.

The final goal of the game came from a corner taken by Paige and headed home by Connie in another fine all round team performance.

Losing Start for Under 12s

This opening game of the new season proved a tough opener, in what was Leicester City Ladies(2010) first competitive fixture.
The Leicester City Ladies side were holding their own until midway through the first half when Oadby & Wigston took the lead with a spectacular volley from outside the area.
Shortly after going behind Leicester City Ladies had the chance to draw level with a quick break but Olivia shot narrowly wide.
Half Time Oadby & Wigston 1 Leicester City Ladies(2010) 0
As the second half got underway the Oadby & Wigton team started to create chances which Megan in the Leicester goal dealt with until an Oadby & Wigston player found space in the area to score.
The Leicester City Ladies team pushed forward but found it difficult to create chances against a strong Oadby & Wigston team.
As time was running out Oadby & Wigston put a cross into the Leicester City Ladies area where an Oadby & Wigston player unmarked slotted home to make the final score 3-0.
The Leicester City Ladies team showed great effort and commitment keeping going till the final whistle.

Leicester City Ladies squad Megan, Eleni, Keely, Natasha, Jodie, Emily, Olivia, Jenna, Beth and Shelby.

Player of the match Megan, confident début from a brave goalkeeper who showed safe handling throughout this match.

Ten Goal Draw!

Leicester City Ladies travelled to Copeswood and picked up a point in an amazing five all draw.

Two goals from Ball and one each from Hiller, Bateman and Kilby earned a patched up Leicester City Ladies a point, scrappy defending gifted Copeswood goals but with the Leicester front line playing well it was a very up and down game.

This strange game was overshadowed by injuries most notably to Leicester City Ladies captain Erica Kilby, who we wish a speedy recovery.

Player of the Match: K.Hillier.

New Players Wanted

Leicester City Ladies under 18s are looking for additional players for this season.

Please note from the league rules

“To play at under 18 level the player must be under the age of 18 as at midnight on the 31st August 2011.”

“To play at the under 18 age bracket the player must have achieved the age of 15 by midnight on the 31st August 2011.”

If you are interested in playing please contact Michael Boyes on 07719945018, alternatively you can email the manager

Derby Draw

In this midweek local derby Leicester City Ladies and Loughborough Foxes shared the points .

Loughborough Foxes went into the lead through slack Leicester City Ladies defending before Ball and Bateman linked well to level the match.

The second half was all Leicester City Ladies but a series of good saves from the Loughborough Foxes keeper and a missed penalty meant it was not to be and the teams picked up a point each.

Player of the Match: Catt

 

Player Escorts for a Day

Leicester City Ladies (2010) under 12s had the honour of being player escorts for the Leicester City v Southampton match played on 27th August 2011.

Leicester City Ladies (2010) under 12s Player Escorts  LCFC v Southampton 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

In a memorable day for both the girls and their parents the team walked out with the Leicester City side as they took to the King Power Stadium pitch for the game, which they went on to win 3-2.

Leicester City Ladies (2010) under 12s Player Escorts LCFC v Southampton 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks to all the parents for their support, and would like to say all the players that took part were a credit to themselves their parents and the club.

Well done girls.

Leicester City Ladies U15s 6 v 0 Hinckley United U15s

Leicester City Ladies started well and should have scored after two minutes, a cross from the right by Jamie flashed across the area was just missed by new signing Connie.
Hinckley United were kept in the game by their goalkeeper who pulled off a string of saves.
Leicester City Ladies went in to the lead after twenty minutes when Simran fired a low shot into the far left hand corner of the net.
Twenty three seconds into the second half Simran doubled the lead.
After some fine football in midfield on ten minutes Simran scored her third with another low drive passed the keeper.
Leicester City Ladies were creating a lot of chances one of these the Hinckley United keeper made a great double save to deny City a fourth goal.
Simran added another goal to her tally and five minutes later she added a fifth.
New Leicester City Ladies signing Connie scored a deserved goal to make it six nil.

Lions Hit Seventeen

Leicester City Ladies Lions got off to a flier in the u-14 section of the girls league beating Cosby United 17-1.
Goals from “CC” six, Lacy and Georgia both getting hat tricks, two each for “Mopps” and Jamie with “Minty” also scoring.

Leicester City Ladies Team; “Mini”, Sophie, Shakeela, Beth, Chloe, Jamie, Lacy, “Minty”, “Mopps”, “CC” and Georgia.

New Look Team Secures Victory

Leicester City Ladies secured their first points of the season with a 4-2 victory over newly promoted Dudley United Ladies.
Leicester City Ladies got a shock as Dudley United Ladies raced to a two goal lead at Aylestone Park. Just before the break a goal from Hillier brought Leicester City Ladies back in the game.
In the second half it was one way traffic from Leicester City Ladies with three unanswered goals from Walton, Scott and Brant rounded off the first victory in this seasons league campaign.
Overall it was a convincing win for a Leicester City Ladies team featuring nine new players, not only to the squad but football at this level.
Player of the match – Helen Rudkin.

Town Twinning

Leicester City Ladies will be welcoming A S Musau from Strasboug for their sixth visit to Leicester as part of the town twinning exchange.
In its twelfth year the playing side of the visit will see Leicester City Ladies and A S Musau take on other sides from the Leicestershire Women’s Senior League in an 11-a-side tournament to be played at Aylestone Park on Sunday 21st August between 10.30am and 4pm.

First Team Update

Leicester City Ladies First Team have enjoyed a productive openning month of training with three games creating three wins.
On July 17th Leicester City Ladies traveled to Ilkeston and with Brant scoring a hat trick combined with further goals from Scott, Bateman, Ball, Hillier, Thomas and Burfourd resulting in an overwhelming 9-0 victory.
One week later Leicester Coty Ladies hosting Oxford United and in a close game played with a good spirit goals from Scott and Ball gave the home side another victory.
Leicester City Ladies first real test was on July 31st away to the MK Dons who has previosuly beaten Millwall Lionesses 3-1 a week prior. However two early goals from Hillier and Bateman gave Leicester City Ladies a good grip on the tie. MK Dons pulled one back before the break but Gemma Ball finished from close range to seal the victory 3-1 with ten minutes to play.
With games still to come against Corby Town, Shepshed and Sheffield FC there is still work to be done with a view to what will be a tough Midlands Combination season. However congratulations to the new squad on a great start to their 2011/12 journey.

Pre Season Message from First Team Manager Matt Cook

I would like to welcome everyone back to Leicester City Ladies and into a new season 2011/12.
Firstly I have two departures to announce those of Assistant Manager Steve Walton and Senior Club Captain Annie Rudkin.
Steve Walton has been a great number two and has on several occasions taken over the reins in my short time here, I thank him on behalf of everyone for his time and efforts for Leicester City Ladies.
After 14 years at the club Annie Rudkin has decided to hang up on her boots, having only been in charge for one year at Leicester City Ladies I have only worked with Annie for a short time but like to say she is one of the most honest, hard working, loyal and committed footballers that I have ever had the pleasure to work with, her dedication should be a bench mark for everyone at the club. From all at Leicester City Ladies I thank you Annie and wish you every success with your junior team in 2011/12.

On a more positive note I would like to welcome Andy Marsden and James Taylor to the first team coaching staff. Both Andy and James have been at the club for a year working with Reserves and Fosse teams. Ali Spencer will move up to fill the vacated assistant managers role.

With Club Captain Heather Fyffe and Team captain Erica Preston in place Leicester City Ladies first teams now needs a new Vice Captain, therefore I would like to announce that the role has been offered to Ashleigh Bingham and I am delighted to say that she has accepted. Ash is a model pro and sets a great example to the squad, she is a popular girl and this showed with her being named players player of the year 2010/11. It is this hard work and improvement that made it an easy decision and I am delighted Ash has accepted the role.
As of Tuesday 5th July Leicester City Ladies first team are back in pre season training and anyone over age 16 who wish to join or try out for the team please come along to a session or email the first team manager.
I look forward to a new exciting start to the season at Leicester City Ladies
Yours in sport
Matt

First Team Pre-season Schedule

July
Tuesday 5th Pre season training starts 8pm Aylestone Park
Sun 10th 1.30pm Aylestone Park training games
Thurs 14th 7.30 training
Sun 17th Away Ilkeston Town FC 2pm ko
Thurs 21st 7.30 training
Sun 24th Home Oxford United 2pm ko
Tues 26th 7.30 training
Thurs 28th 7.30 training
Sun 31st Away MK Dons 2pm ko
August
Thurs 4th 7.30 Training
Sun 7th Away Cambridge Women 2pm ko
Thurs 11th 7.30 Training
Sun 14th Home Shepshed 2pm ko
Thurs 18th 7.30 Training
Friday 19th – Sunday 21st Strasbourg tournament weekend
Tues 23rd 7.30 training
Thurs 25th 7.30 training
Sun 28th League Season Starts

Under 16s Wisbech 9 Winners

Leicester City Ladies Under 16 Wishbech 9 WinnersLeicester City Ladies Under 16s were invited to play in the Wisbech 9 a side tournament as we finished the top side in Leicestershire this season.
There were six teams from six different counties with each team winning either their respective leagues or county cups.
With the top four teams qualifying Leicester City Ladies managed to secure a place in the semi finals, without conceeding a goal.
Leicester City Ladies then beat Netherton from Birmingham in the semi finals 1-0 and then went on to win the tournament beating Guyhirn from Cambridgeshire 4-0.
Congratulations to all the girls in what was a very competitive tournament.
Squad: Jess, Hannah, Ellie, Stacey, Lauren, Bethany, Dexter, Megan, Emily, Alice, Amy, Charlotte and Rebecca.

Central England Champions

Representing Leicestershire and Rutland Leicester City Ladies under 14s secured the title of Tesco Central England Champions with a penalty shoot out victory over Sporting Albion representing Birmingham.
On Sunday 15th May the team will travel to Pride Park Derby to compete for the title of Tesco English Champions, the first game kicks off at 10:40 and the final is expected to start at 2.30 your support would be much appreciated.

New Shape Gains Three Points

Leicester City Ladies had the opportunity to secure their best points tally in seven years in the Midland Combination division and they did it at the death to round off a fine first season at the new ground Aylestone Park with one away game to play.
With a few players out Leicester City Ladies set up in a new shape and a young team and they dominated possession throughout.
Copeswoods long ball over the top caused a few problems but Fyfe and Walton dealt well with their pacey front line.
Leicester City Ladies had more than enough chances to take the lead before the break even on a hot day with a slow tempo the chances were there but unfortunately it was 0-0 at half time.
Second half Leicester City Ladies kicked against the wind but in fact played better, better creativity and ball retention were evident but still it was frustrating for the home team.
Changes from a young sub bench made a difference and sub Lee created confusion in the penalty box and the ball fell to Waldron who with a fine half volley gave city the lead with ten minutes to go and it has to be said it was well deserved. Leicester City Ladies kept tight at the back and may have added one more to the tally but a professional performance gives City 33 points and fourth spot in the division with one game left and the highest points tally in 7 years.
Overall it was a little frustrating but Leicester City Ladies got the job done which is definitely testament to the character of the side and the payers coming into the squad. Congratulations to a successful home campaign at Aylestone Park with the final game next week taking the team to TNS .
Player of the Match- Nicole Carvell

England Honours for Matthew and Craig

Leicestershire footballers gain England honours, Matthew Bryans and Craig Allen have been selected for the Football Association’s England Under 19s Learning Disabilities Squad. The two players recently attended a training weekend at Lilleshall National Sports Centre as part of a 25 strong squad, with all having aspirations of gaining selection into the final squad of 20. The players were put through their paces and both Matthew and Craig were absolutely delighted and honoured to have been selected in the final squad, which will be competing in the Home Countries Tournament, which is being held at Loughborough University, on the Cayley Pitches, over the Easter period.
Matthew is Captain for Leicester City Inclusive (Disability) Centre of Excellence. Matthew has achieved an FA Level 1 Coaching Qualification and supports his team at Loughborough College.
Craig plays for Leicester City Woodgate FC and represents Leicestershire and Rutland in the East Midlands Ability Counts League, where Craig plays for the Premiership Division team, Craig attends South Leicestershire College.
Entrance to all matches is free of charge and they will be played on the Cayley Pitches, at Loughborough University, where free parking is also available.
Thursday 21st April 4pm kick off England vs Republic of Ireland
Friday 22nd April 4pm kick off England vs Northern Ireland
Sunday 24th April 1.30pm kick off England vs Scotland

Three Points Secured in Style

LCLFC 4-1 TNS

After two good solid away draws to Wolves and Radcliffe City were still in the mix for the top six and points are vital with all the top teams playing one another. Two draws against third and fourth in the league on the road prior to this game would only be a plus if Leicester City Ladies could seal three points today and they did that in good style.
Leicester City Ladies were two up in the first half goals from Walton and Scott who played as a new front line gave Leicester the ascendancy.
TNS came out strong second half and the long ball was causing Leicester City Ladies some problems. Walton netted her second from a fine looping header over the advancing keeper to make it three before Leicester City Ladies shot themselves in the foot by conceding a goal within four minutes to give the visitors hope.
Leicester City Ladies got back in control of the game and Walton sealed her hat trick and City’s fourth to round off a fine win.

Player of the Match: Kim Walton

Solid display gains a point

After a weekend off Leicester City Ladies first team travelled to Wolves for a tough away trip. Having beat Wolves 1-0 earlier at the year at Aylestone Park it was always going to be another tight game and so it proved to be.
Leicester City Ladies set up in a new shape and it was not suiting the home team who were playing direct to get beyond the midfield barrier.
After twenty minutes Leicester City Ladies started to take the ascendancy and apart from a few long balls picked up be keeper Crewe Leicester had the better of the ball and the chances although play around the box let them down on their final ball.
Second half Leicester City Ladies won a corner within seconds and the domination of the ball continued for large parts of the second half with the away side being clearly the better side. Emma, Ez, Kim and Jodie all had chances although not always clear cut chances Wolves rode their luck. The home side put in some decent wide play at times getting behind Leicester City Ladies causing them some problems.
Leicester City Ladies almost gained a lucky goal when a sliced kick in the six yard box from the Wolves defender spun wide of the post and a 0-0 stalemate it ended much to the frustration of the away side.
Overall Leicester City Ladies will feel they deserved to win but against a good side they kept a clean sheet and put in a solid display, a bit more luck and City may of got their win .

Player of the match – Molly Waldron

Spring Football Festival

Leicester City Ladies Junior and Youth 5-a-side Tournament
Sunday 15th May 2011
at
Aylestone Park Football Ground
Saffron Lane, Leicester, LE2 6TG
Age Groups (depending on demand…maximum 8 per squad)
Minis 9 and under
Under 11
Under12
The above competitions will start at 10am and finish at 1pm
Under13
Under14
Under15
Under16
The above competitions will start at 2pm and finish at 5pm.
Closing date 30th April
Minis are FREE entry
Entry fee £25 per team (fee non-refundable unless event cancelled)
Refreshments and stalls.
Adult entry & programme £2 Children free.
Click to open entry form in a new window
Click to open poster in a new window

Vital Win

Leicester City Ladies first team sealed a vital win against rivals Stoke City who were one point and one place above them in the league with a game in hand.
Leicester City Ladies were two up after twenty five minutes with goals from Scott and Walton both from set plays. Stock City pulled a goal back thanks to a dubious penalty decision and soon after they took advantage of a defensive error and levelled the scores just before half time.
Second half was much better from Leicester City Ladies and after the hour mark they started to get a grip on the game and play some good football.
Although Stoke City had good pace up front Leicester City Ladies coped better second half with it and they built from the back with good progressive play.
With 15 minutes to go Leicester City Ladies got the winner again from a set piece, but this time Helen Rudkin stole in to score at the far post.
Leicester City Ladies deserved their win going on the second half display and it was a vital win considering both teams positions in the league, Leicester can now look to build for a midweek tie with Northampton before the long trip to TNS in what it an important three game week for the team.
Player of the Match – Heather Fyfe

League Champions

Leicester City Ladies Lions secured the under 13s League title with a two one victory over Cosby Girls.
Leicester City Ladies Lions finished their league season unbeaten but had to come from behind with two goals in the last ten minutes, “Mops” levelling the scores with a excellent volley and “Minty” slotted home the winner with virtually the last kick of the game.

Another Three Points for Under 14s

Leicester City Ladies started slowly in the under 14s league game with Oadby & Wigston United contesting every ball, a couple of chances went begging in the first ten minutes but on eighteen minutes Demi scored to give Leicester City Ladies the lead.
This lead was extended on twenty eight minutes after some good football by Leicester City Ladies Kelly scored.
Demi added her second and Leicester City Ladies third two minutes later to make the score three nil at half time.
The second half saw Leicester City Ladies having a large amount of the possession and Simran twice broke clear but shot over the crossbar.
Twenty minutes into the second half Demi was tripped in the box but the Oadby & Wigston United keeper did well to save the resulting penalty.
Oadby & Wigston United must be congratulated on a very good spirited competitive display throughout the game.

Leicester City Ladies 1 WBA 2

After a a last gasp defeat in midweek Leicester City Ladies first team were back in action within three days and they welcomed high flying West Brom.
No doubt West Brom are probably the most technically gifted team in the division who were always going to provide tough competition.
First half Leicester City Ladies looked nothing like a team sitting in fifth place and a very lack lustre performance gifted the visitors the first half and they were increasingly lucky to only be 0-2 down at the interval.
Second half Leicester City Ladies got their act together and although West Brom still had chances the attitude and organisation was much better.
Both teams had decent chances and Leicester City Ladies keeper Sian Crewe was in fine form.
Leicester City Ladies got their reward with ten minutes to play when Helen Rudkin scored from long range.
Leicester City Ladies added good pressure to try and level the scores, Preston and Scott both came close from set plays but unfortunately City could not pull back the first half’s performance.
Overall a very frustrating day for all as second half Leicester City Ladies showed they are a decent side but a two goal head start in a slack first half performance turned out to be enough for the visitors.
Player of the match- Sian Crewe

Lions Progress to Semis

Leicester City Ladies Lions 4 Barwell & Burbage United 0

The Lions progressed into the semis of the league cup with a 4-0 victory over Barwell & Burbage United with “CC” scoring two, Minty and Jamie adding a goal each.

First Team Hit Four

Leicester City Ladies first team bounced back from Thursday nights cup semi final defeat in fine fashion beating bottom side Stratford Town four nil at Aylestone Park.
Leicester City Ladies were in good control of the game right from the start.
It took Leicester City Ladies a while to break the deadlock though as a disciplined Stratford Town side defended well with a lot of bodies behind the ball.
After creating many close chances Linda Scott opened the scoring from a cross ball, Marshall soon made it two finishing between the goalkeepers legs from close range.
Leicester City Ladies came out second half with a bit more tempo and doubles their score in the first ten minutes both through Marshall, first from a simple finish into the near post before rounded the keeper and finishing superbly to earn a well deserved hat trick. Carvell, Ball and Scott all had chances second half but the score stayed at four and a very satisfying win for the home team.
Overall Leicester City Ladies were in good control of the game and rarely forced back towards their own goal, a few more goals to the scoreline it could of been but 4-0 and a professional display left the home team and staff pleased.

Tigers in League Cup Victory

Leicester City Ladies Tigers moved in to the semi finals of the under 13s League Cup with a two nil victory of Cosby Girls.
Tigers attacked from the kick off and Rhea made a strong run in to the box and her well hit shot was turned wide by the Cosby United goalkeeper, from the corner Laura fired in a shot that was well saved.
Louise made a strong run down the left wing for Leicester City Ladies but was again denied by the Cosby United goalkeeper.
Both defences were on top in the middle section of the half catching attackers offside or keeping them away from goal.
The deadlock was broken on twenty five minutes, Leicester City Ladies Laura was tripped twenty five yards out in the centre of the pitch and from the resulting free kick she fired accurately in to the top of the net.
Lacy almost doubled Leicester City Ladies lead putting an excellent header from a Rhea corner just wide.
Just before half time Beth in the Leicester City Ladies goal did well to cut out a cross and Lauren was strong at the back to maintain the lead at half time.
Cosby Girls started the second half on the attack and were only denied a goal by Beth making a full length diving save, Sabine and Fran did particularly well in defence before Beth made another full length save.
Having weathered the first ten minutes Leicester City Ladies went on the attack, Louise made another strong run in to the box and Rhea had a good effort saved.
Leicester City Ladies doubled their lead after fourteen minutes of the second half, Laura received a long throw from Lacy in the box, turned in to space a hit an unstoppable shot between goalkeeper and post.
Both defences were again on top Jade for Leicester City Ladies making several key challenges to maintain the lead.
Just before the final whistle Beth made her third full length save to prevent Cosby Girls gaining a consolation goal.
Leicester City Ladies Player of the Match: Louise and Lacy for their work in midfield.

Team: Beth, Kim, Sabine, Fran, Leah, Lacy, Louise, Laura, Rhea, Lauren, Susie, Jade and Shannon

Top Performance

This top of the table clash turned into a very entertaining game played in very wet conditions.
Leicester City Ladies settled into their stride quickly with two early chances falling to Demi well saved by the Oadby & Wigston goalkeeper.
On eight minutes Leicester City Ladies took the lead through Demi after some fine midfield play.
Leicester City Ladies went further ahead with some brilliant one touch football Demi broke on the right and passed to Simran to score after fifteen minutes of the game.
Leicester City Ladies were now in complete control of the game and Oadby & Wigston worked hard to prevent going further behind.
However after twenty four minutes Demi scored Leicester City Ladies third goal and two minutes later completed her hat-trick to give a four nil half time score.
Oadby & Wigston pulled a goal back early in the first half, a long clearance by the goalkeeper bounced over the Leicester City Ladies centre half and the forward chased well to score.
Megan restored the four goal Leicester City Ladies lead on forty eight minutes after some flowing football with a rifled shot from an acute angle.
Four minutes later Demi added Citys sixth goal after which Leicester City Ladies made a few changes to the line up.
Oadby & Wigston mounted an attack and the final shot was well saved by Chloe in the Leicester City Ladies goal.
Simran added Leicester City Ladies seventh and a brake down the left by Daisy who crossed Kirsty to score at the far post made it eight.
Charlie came back on for Leicester City Ladies and she added two quick goals for Leicester City Ladies to complete a ten one victory.

Oadby & Wigston Dynamo 2 Leicester City Ladies Lions 4

In a game played in awful conditions on a pitch reminiscent of the old Baseball Ground both teams put on an excellent game of football played in the fine Corinthian spirit with no little amount of skill and nice passing moves.

Leicester City Ladies opened the scoring when “Minty” slotted home a pass from “CC” and the lead was doubled after 20 minutes when Jamie netted after a fine run. “Mini” made it three for Leicester City Ladies with a strong shot from a Lions corner,
Lions goalie Sadie saved bravely from a dangerous Oadby & Wigston Dynamos attack.

The second half saw Oadby & Wigston Dynamos come back strongly and dragged a goal back after a good period of possession in which Lions defenders Sophie, Shakeela, Toyah and Chloe were stretched to keep an attack minded Oadby & Wigston at bay.
The Lions finally put the game to bed after a well worked short corner with “Mops” who put in Jamie to finish well.

There was still time for Oadby & Wigston to reduce arrears back to 4-2 and that is how it finished with credit to both sets of players for putting on a great game of football .

With two games to go the Leicester City Ladies Lions stay top of the league and will win the title if they can gain two more victories.

Team:Sadie, Harriet, Anna, Shakeela, Sophie, Toyah, Chloe, “Mini”, “Mops”, Beth, “CC”, Jamie and “Minty”.

Mud Bath Victory

After a vital point away to Stoke City two weeks ago Leicester City Ladies first team faced another mud bath of a game very similar to Stoke City game.
With the referee giving the game the green light the game was going to be tough and it proved that but Leicester City Ladies were the victors.
First half City were dominant, Ball and Carmy causing problems on the flanks for the home team.
Northampton Town were good on the counter attack and quick pacey forwards on the their front line was always a threat. Leicester City Ladies dealt with that very well however and back four and goalkeeper played excellently.
Even in tough conditions Leicester City Ladies moved the ball very well and showed good battling qualities however it was 0-0 at the interval.
Second half Leicester City Ladies started very much the same. Northampton Town still had the long ball up to their pacey striker but keeper Bina dealt with it well. The midfield work was excellent and after working hard to get out the muddy centre area they continued to positive balls forward into space. Preston and A. Rudkin at the heart of most city attacks.
Leicester City Ladies substitutes Carvel, Wlton and Carmy all had chances but the conditions did very little to help, even off set playes a tight pitch on a wet surface meant Leicester City Ladies struggled to add real quality to their dead ball chances.
After a lot of hard work Leicester City Ladies got their reward and even the neutral surely could not deny City deserved their winner on 85 minutes. Scott played an excellent ball across the box for Carmy to sneak in at the back post to give City the points.
Overall no one can deny Leicester City Ladies were deserving winners today. On a tough playing surface city showed great attitude and good progressive football. A win that keeps confidence high going into a vital league cup final next week.
player of the match – Gemma Ball

Solid Team Performance

Leicester City Ladies Tigers secured three more points in the under 13s league with a three one victory over Leicester Fosse Colleens.
The game started with Rhea making a powerful run into the box for Leicester City Ladies only to see her shot well saved.
Leicester City Ladies started to pass the ball well and put pressure on the Leicester Fosse Colleens goal, this was rewarded with the opening goal of the game when Lacy whipped in a corner that caused confusion at the near post and Shannon reacted the quickest to turn the ball home.
Leicester City Ladies continued to apply pressure and the first half defence of Fran, Kim and Jade were solid and gave Beth in goal little to do.
Ten minutes into the first half Leicester City Ladies Rhea made another strong run but saw her shot drift just wide, within a minute Laura also went close to extending the lead.
Louise was having an excellent first half and made a fine run down the wing and forced a corner, she was then free at the far post but put her shot just wide.
Lacy latched on to a ball in midfield and fired in a shot from distance that was well saved by the Leicester Fosse Colleens goalkeeper.
Shannon for Leicester City Ladies had a shot well saved and forced a corner after a strong run .
The half ended with just the single goal to show for all the pressure.
Leicester City Ladies made their first substitutions of the match with Sabine replacing the excellent Kim in defence and Leah taking over from Louise in midfield.
The changes did not alter the pattern of the match with Leicester City Ladies on the attach and Leicester Fosse Colleens defending well.
Lacy won the ball in midfield for Leicester City Ladies, played a quick one two with Leah, before crossing into the box to Rhea whose shot was well saved.
Laura and Shannon both had chances to extend the Leicester City Ladies lead but the goal did not come until fifteen minutes into the second half. Laura hit a long ball over the Colleens defence, Shannon chased well her first touch took her slightly wide but the shot was powerful and accurate enough to beat the keeper at the near post.
Minutes later Rhea hit the bar for Leicester City Ladies after another good run.
Leicester Fosse Colleens pulled a goal back with an excellent brake and quality finish.
Leicester City Ladies responded instantly and Laura made a strong run into the box beating two defenders before hitting the roof of the net.

Team: Beth, Jade, Kim, Fran, Louise, Rhea, Lacy, Laura, Shannon, Sabine and Leah.

Player of the Match: Lacy

Goal Feast

Leicester City Ladies under 14s Daisy started the scoring after only twenty eight seconds of the match after some fine passing football. On thirteen minutes Megan added goal number two.
Ibstock United struggled to get into the game and a further two goals from Demi made the half time score four nil.
Three minutes in to the second half Ibstock United pulled a goal back from the penalty spot after a shot had struck the Leicester City Ladies defender on the arm.
Simran opened the scoring for Leicester City Ladies in the second half and Kelly added goal number six shortly afterwards.
Demi slotted home goals seven and eight for Leicester City Ladies midway through the second half.
Leicester City Ladies brought on sub Mia and she made an immediate impact by winning the ball in midfield beating the defender and scoring from a tight angle.
The scoring was completed by Simran two minutes from the end of the game with her second and Leicester City Ladies tenth.

Leicester City Ladies 3-0 Loughborough Foxes

The fixture between these two teams always produces a good game played in an excellent spirit. With both teams looking to get the ball down and play which made a great game to watch. The first half ended 0-0 with both teams playing some outstanding football.
The second half resumed with end to end football, Leicester City Ladies made the break through, through Beth scoring a fine goal. The game continued in the same vein with both teams probing but Leicester City Ladies added the second with a well taken goal by Charlotte.
Loughborough Foxes then came forward looking to get back into the game and then Charlotte scored her second of the game with 15 minutes to go to secure a very good win for Leicester City Ladies.
Leicester City Ladies came out on top in which was a good football game. The difference between the teams was we took our chances when they came our way in which is a credit to our girls in which was a very close game.

Lions Move Back to Top

Leicester City Ladies Lions moved back to the top of the under 13s girls league with a 3-1 victory over Marlborough Rovers.
In an entertaining match “CC” scored two and “Minty” the other to maintain the Lions unbeaten run.

Tigers come from behind to Win

Leicester City Ladies Tigers came from two goals behind to beat Marlborough Rovers in an entertaining under 13s League game.
The match was played in windy conditions which both sides did well to overcome, Marlborough Rovers started well and went a goal up inside the first five minutes thanks to a long goal kick and quick chase.
Leicester City Ladies Tigers had Beth to thank for keeping the game at one nil making a series of excellent saves.
Lacy went close to levelling the match for Leicester City Ladies thanks to an excellent pass from Rhea.
Five minutes before half time Marlborough Rovers doubled their lead when an accurate pass split the Tigers defence and the striker slipped the ball pass the rapidly advancing Beth.
Louise added some pace in midfield and Leicester City Ladies gradually started to come back into the game.
Within a minute Leicester City Ladies pulled a goal back, Laura was bundled over twenty five yards out from goal, she picked herself up before firing the resulting free kick into the roof of the net.
Just before half time Tigers levelled the match, Leah collected the ball on the edge of the box and put in a low cross that evaded everybody in the area and rolled in slow motion into the corner of the goal, for her first Tigers goal.
Leicester City Ladies went into the lead within the first ten minutes of the second half, a long throw from Lacy found Laura in space to turn and hit a first time shot which caught the Marlborough Rovers defence unawares.
Leicester City Ladies enjoyed good possession, Lauren, Sabine, Susie and Kim all did well in defence to give Beth a much quieter second half.
Jade put in another high energy performance and went close on several occasions.
Rhea worked hard and never gave anybody time on the ball and deserved her joint player of the match trophy, which she shared with the superb Leah.
Laura completed her hat-trick shortly before the end of the game with another well hit shot from distance.

Team: Beth, Susie, Lauren, Sabine, Leah, Lacy, Jade, Rhea, Laura, Kim and Louise.

Under 14s Hit Nine

In windy conditions Leicester City Ladies secured a nine nil victory over Coalville Town in the under 14s league.
The opening fifteen minutes of the game was evenly balanced before Demi broke the deadlock with the first of her three first half goals for Leicester City Ladies.
After the half time interval Leicester City Ladies continued to play fine flowing football, Jamie completed a rapid hat-trick of her own.
Coalville Town came more into the game but Leicester City Ladies hit back with Demi adding a brace to her first half hat-trick before Mia completed the scoring on her début.

Wintery Draw

On a very wintry Sunday afternoon in a match played in difficult conditions the Leicester Fosse Colleens and Leicester City Ladies Lions fought out a goalless draw with both defences playing well.

Team. Harriet, Sophie, Shakeela, Toyah, Hannah, ‘Mops’, Chloe, ‘CC’, Jamie, ‘Minty’.

First through to Semi Finals

League Cup quarter finals
LCLFC 3-2 Rotherham

After two defeats Leicester City Ladies needed a performance and the players proved a point to the rest of the Midland Combination teams by being the first domestic team to beat the league leaders all season.
In a thrilling cup tie Leicester City Ladies battling qualities saw them through to the semi finals against Loughbrough Students in early March.

Rotherham took the lead on twenty minutes with a fine finish into the top corner, both team started the game well and Leicester City Ladies could be considered a little unlucky to be 0-1 down at the interval.
Second half was a great game for the neutral and an even better one for the home side as they flew out the traps and a Walton penalty followed by a Carmy solo goal put Leicester City Ladies 2-1 up within the hour.
Rotherham were shook but soon got themselves together and levelled the score on 70 minutes.
The game was open but Leicester City Ladies looked the most likely however it looked extra time was looming for both team, but with three minutes to go Kim Walton chipped the keeper from the edge of the box to send Leicester City Ladies into the semi finals.

All Leicester City Ladies players were fantastic all game and did the club proud and for their efforts they are 90 minutes away from a second cup final this year having already made the County Cup final, what a remarkable season that would be for Leicester City Ladies who survived relegation by 1 point only eight months ago.

Player of the match- Annie Rudlkin

Lions secure derby victory

Leicester City Ladies Lions came from two goals down to beat Leicester City Ladies Tigers 5-2 in the under 13s league.
Laura opened the scoring for Leicester City Ladies Tigers inside the first minute thanks to an accurate pass from Rhea that split the Lions defence.
Tigers continued to push for a second goal, Laura hit the post from a Lacy throw and Kim had two shots charged down.
Leah covered well in defence for the Tigers and it was her pass that found Jade in midfield who in turn found Laura in space who turned and hit an unstoppable shot into the roof of the net.
The Lions hit back when Jamie made a solo run through the Tigers defence to make it 2-1.
Shannon and Lacy played a neat 1-2 on the edge of the box for Tigers and forced Sadie in the Lions goal to make a smart save.
The Lions were now more on the attack, Sabine was solid at the back for Tigers and Susie in her second game grew in confidence.
Beth in the Tigers goal tipped a shot over the bar and then came out well to save at the feet of the on rushing Lions striker.
Two quick goals from ‘CC’ for the Lions just before half time gave them the lead.
Rhea almost levelled the match on the stroke of half time but Sadie made another fine save.
The second half was a very even affair, Lauren did well in the Tigers defence, Jade and Leah worked well in midfield and defence, few clear cut chances were created for both sides, ‘CC’ for the Lions scored two more goals to give the Lions a 5-2 victory.

Tigers Team: Beth, Susie, Lauren, Kim, Sabine, Lacy, Shannon, Rhea, Leah, Louise, Jade and Laura

Under 14s on Cup Trail Again

In very windy conditions Leicester City Ladies Under 14s progressed to the next round of the League Cup with an eight nil victory over Ibstock United.
Leicester City Ladies scored two early goals playing into the wind, the first from Jamie and Demi adding the second after some fine flowing passing football.
Demi completed her first half hat-track inside twenty two minutes by curling a shot into the top of the net and by adding Leicester City Ladies forth to give her side a comfortable lead at half time.
Paige was the first to score for Leicester City Ladies in the second half.
Ibstock United continued to battle well but conceded goal number six when Leicester City Ladies launched a speedy counter attack finished by Simran.
Simran added her second with a well hit right foot volley into the roof of the net from a Leicester City Ladies corner.
The scoring was completed by Leicester City Ladies player of the match Kelly, who cut in from the right hand side to shoot low into the far corner to cap an outstanding performance.

Disapointing Defeat

Leafield 2-0 LCLFC

Leicester City Ladies travelled to Solihull for the return match with close rivals in the division Leafield, earlier in the season the home fixture had been a turning point for the blues as they went on to a six game unbeaten however strangely enough Leafield would bring that run to an end in a disappointing team display.

Leafields tactic and organisation had Leicester City Ladies unbalanced and a slack team display gave the home team more and more confidence as the game went on.
It was 0-0 at half time and that flattered Leicester City Ladies.
Second half the away side fell apart an early penalty decision gave Leafield the lead and from there it was one way traffic.
Walton had a good header go just over but that was Leicester City Ladies only clear cut chance and in a frustrating and disappointing display Leafield wrapped the game up with ten minutes to play with a fine finish into the top corner.

Overall city were not at the races today and Leafield took huge advantage, Leicester City Ladies have to do better in three days time when league leaders Rotherham are back at Aylestone Park for the league cup quarter finals.

Under 14s Hit Sixteen

On form Leicester City Ladies hit Oadby & Wigston Starlets for sixteen in the Under 14s League.
Leicester City Ladies played some fine football and Demi scored a hat-trick inside the first fifteen minutes with Simran adding a forth on the twenty minute mark.
Oadby & Wigston Starlets came more into the game and the half time came without any further goals.
The second half saw Leicester City Ladies on the attack and Oadby & Wigston pinned back with regular goals coming from Demi 2, Jamie 1, Simran 4, Paige 3 and Charlie 2.
On a difficult day, the Oadby & Wigston girls and manager must be commended for their sporting attitude.

First team beaten by leaders

LCLFC 0-2 Rotherham

Leicester City Ladies welcomed unbeaten league leaders Rotherham to Aylestone Park with a young side starting the game, and a spirited display was encouraging for the future of the club.

Rotherham were 2 up before the break and early goal which caused confusion from a corner found the net and penalty on half hour made it difficult for the home side.
Second half Leicester City Ladies rallied, but without carving out any clear cut chances all their efforts left them with no points but a very spirited display none the less.

After the game Manager Matt Cook commented “I am sure the league leaders realised they were in a game today, great credit goes to all the players against the unbeaten leaders.”

Player of the Match- Kate Bateman

Leicester City Ladies 7 Desford Ladies 0

The match kicked off and for the first ten minutes it was quite even. After fifteen minutes Megan opened the scoring for Leicester City Ladies who continued to press forward and went into a 2-0 lead after twenty five minutes through Abbie.
With Leicester City Ladies pushing forward looking for more goals Dexter fired in from 20 yards to make it 3-0 at half time.
The second half resumed with Leicester City Ladies going further ahead from Bethany with a long range shot, Charlotte then joined in with the scoring to make it 5-0 and further goals from Emily and Sophie wrapped up a 7-0 victory.
This was a very deserved victory with all members of the squad contributing, which reflects with seven different goal scorers. Well done girls in collecting another 3 points.

Strong Second Half Secures Win

Leicester City Ladies Tigers twice came from behind to beat Barwell & Burbage United by five goals to two in the under 13s league.
The game started evenly with both sides having chances to take the lead, Rhea went close for Leicester City Ladies from the edge of the box seeing her shot saved for a corner. Beth in the Leicester City Ladies goal did well to turn a shot over the bar.
Ten minutes into the game Barwell & Burbage United opened the scoring after a goal mouth scramble following on from a corner.
Susie came on to make her début for Leicester City Ladies and quickly found her feet in defence.
Twenty minutes into the first half Leicester City Ladies levelled the match after a period of pressure, Rhea made an accurate pass to Laura who surged past the last defender and hit a powerful shot that the keeper did well to get a hand on but could not keep the ball out of the net.
Jade and Leah started to get the Leicester City Ladies midfield moving and created a series of chances for Lacy and Shannon but Barwell & Burbage battled back and grabbed the lead just before half time.
The second half started with Barwell & Burbage on the attack and Kim did well to cover across the back line and prevent another goal.
Leicester City Ladies came back in to the game and Shannon went close a couple of times before Rhea levelled the game with a shot from a very tight angle.
Two minutes later Leicester City Ladies grabbed the lead, Lacy battled hard in midfield to win the ball find Laura in space who released Rhea with a clear run at goal and an accurate finish.
Leicester City Ladies added another within a minute, Laura did well to carry the ball in to the box and as defenders, goalkeeper and striker converged on the ball saw the ball ricochet of her knee into the goal.
Susie continued to gain valuable match experience in the Leicester City Ladies defence with the support of Fran and Lauren.
Lacy chased every ball and made a series of thundering tackles to secure the ball for Leicester City Ladies in midfield, good football by Jade and Leah found Laura in space on the edge of the box and her shot from distance completed the scoring and her hat trick.
Barwell & Burbage United continued to look for a goal in the final minutes of the game but found Leicester City Ladies player of the match Sabine in fine form to prevent any further chances.

Team: Beth, Sabine, Lauren, Fran, Leah, Shannon, Rhea, Laura, Kim, Susie, Lacy and Jade

Player of the Match: Sabine

First Team Move upto Fifth

Leicester City Ladies first team climbed into fifth spot with a vital win away at Coventry Copeswood.
Leicester City Ladies dominated the game throughout but wasted several chances and the 0-2 scoreline flattered the home team.
Erica Preston gave Leicester City Ladies the lead with a fine goal, looping the ball over the goalkeeper into the top corner.
Leicester City Ladies had all the possession and although the game became a little bit flat were comfortable and held the one goal lead at the break.
The second half started with a better tempo from Leicester City Ladies and soon added a second goal thanks to a a fine individual effort from Kim Walton.
Coventry Copeswood gave Leicester City Ladies a single scare as Preston cleared off the line from a set play but the away team continued to dominated possession and produced a very solid defensive display.
Overall Leicester City Ladies deserved a win and probably by more than two goals the result leaves the first team fifth in league with games in hand on the top forward well placed to push for promotion over the next two months.
Player of the Match – Jenny Sugarman

Loughborough Foxes 2 Leicester City Ladies 3

This game was always going to be a hard fought game by two very good footballing sides.
Leicester City Ladies started the strongest creating some half chances and in the fifteenth minute went into a 1-0 lead with a headed goal from a corner by Bethany.
Leicester City Ladies kept on pressing hitting the post before Megan scored with a great volley.
Leicester City Ladies continued to press and went further in front with a spectacular goal from Dexter.
With Leicester City Ladies having their tails up they went in search of more goals but with two great saves and a penalty save by the Loughborough Foxes keeper kept the score down to 0-3 at half time. The second half continued and for the first twenty minutes was very even without any clear cut chance from either side.
Loughborough Foxes then scored two goals within three minutes, half way through the second half to reduce the deficit to 2-3.
Loughborough Foxes then went in search of the equaliser and put Leicester City Ladies under severe pressure but Leicester held out to win the game 3-2.
This game was a great advert for girls football played at a very high tempo and great commitment between two technically strong sides.
Manger Roger Holt commented after the game “I would like to congratulate my girls in which was a fantastic performance. Well done girls.”

Firsts Reach County Cup Final

Leicester City Ladies bounced back from last weeks disappointing FA Cup defeat to reach the final of the County Cup with a four nil victory over Friar Lane.
The semi final was played at Oadby & Wigston’s ground in very tough weather conditions and on a poor playing surface both teams played a part in a good match.
The first half was very scrappy with both teams providing little clear cut chances, the pitch, the wind and rain all contributed.
Leicester City Ladies started to get the advantage but the half ended scoreless.
The second half started with Leicester City Ladies on top and Sarah Marshall opened the scoring after 55 minutes.
Friar Lane came back into the game and had a few decent chances but Leicester City Ladies doubled their lead on 65 minutes through Gemma Ball.
Further goals from a Sugarman free kick and White from close range rounded of a successful second half for Leicester City Ladies.
Leicester City Ladies showed real patience in trying to create openings in such conditions and that really paid off with another clean sheet and confidence gaining victory.
Leicester City Ladies are now 90 minutes away from ending the season with a trophy.
Player of the match – Ash Bingham

Lions Back to Winning Ways

Leicester City Ladies Lions bounced back from last weeks draw with 1 9-2 victory over Barwell & Burbage United in the Under 13s League.
‘CC’ scored five for Leicester City Ladies Lions with “Minty” adding a hat trick and Jamie the other goal.
Team: Harriet, Toyah, Sophie, Beth, Anna, “CC”, “Mops”, Chloe, Jamie, “Mini” and “Minty”

Under 14s Secure County Cup

For the third consecutive year Leicester City Ladies under 14s won the County Cup with a 3-0 victory over Asfordby Amateurs at Holmes Park.
Simran opened the scoring for Leicester City Ladies after winning the ball in midfield, cutting inside and hit a powerful shot into the roof of the net.
The half ended with no further goals from either side, Leicester City Ladies played some neat football and Asfordby Amateurs challenged well for every ball making for a good contest.
Leicester City Ladies started the second half on the attack and after several chances in the first three minutes Demi added the second after getting on the end of pass from midfield.
Asfordby Amateurs continued to battle well but Leicester City Ladies secured the match after fifteen minutes of the second half when a length of the field move ended with Demi slotting home her second of the match.

Oadby & Wigston Dynamo 3 Leicester City Laides 4

This encounter was always going to be close as they always are between these two sides in the Under 16s League.
The game started with both sides being evenly matched.
Oadby & Wigston went into a 1-0 lead and then Leicester City Ladies equalised through Charlotte.
Back came Oadby & Wigston to go 2-1 up only for Leicester City Ladies to equalised through Abbie.
Oadby & Wigston regained the lead again for Leicester City Ladies to score their third equaliser through Charlotte mid way through the second half.
The match continued to flow from end to end before in the final minute Sophie scored from a corner to give Leicester City Ladies a 4-3 win.
Leicester City Ladies manager Roger Holt commented after the game “I have to say I was very happy with the win and the commitment from my side but Oadby & Wigston more than played their part and did not deserve to lose in which was a very even game. Congratulations to both sets of players in which was a great game.”

Tigers back with Win after big Freeze

The kick off of Leicester City Ladies Tigers under 13s away league match against Cosby Girls was delayed to allow the sun to melt away the last of the overnight frost, but at last the match started ending the long break from football due to snow and frozen pitches.
Cosby United kicked off and immediately put pressure on the Leicester City Ladies goal Fran in particular making several crucial tackles.
Both sides showed signs of rustiness in the early exchanges but gradually the game picked up pace Rhea went close for Leicester City Ladies from their first attack and Kim looked solid at the back.
Leicester City Ladies managed a sustained period of attack with Shannon, Jade and Laura all going close to opening the scoring but found the Cosby United keeper in good form.
Cosby United counter attacked well and Beth on her return from injury did well to bravely save at the feet of the Cosby United striker.
Laura went close for Leicester City Ladies but her shot hit the side netting.
It was Cosby United who scored the opening goal of the match from a goal mouth scramble after a corner.
Before half time Leicester City Ladies created several good chances with Shannon, Lacy and Laura all going close but nearly conceded a second just before the whistle but Sabine did superbly to clear the danger.
Leicester City Ladies kicked off the second half with a few changes in position and the adjustment almost made an immediate difference when Kim was tripped in the penalty box following a fine run only for a goal kick to be awarded.
Leicester City Ladies mounted a sustained period of attack, Laura shot narrowly over the bar and Jade found the side netting after a powerful run from her own half.
Cosby United defence did well and enough counter attacks were launched to keep Lauren, Sabine and Fran in the Leicester City Ladies defence on their guard.
After ten minutes of the second half Leicester City Ladies Tigers pressure was rewarded with a goal, Kim collected a throw in on the edge of the box, made a good run to the edge of the box before spinning to fire a low left foot shot in to the back of the net.
Good work from Leah down the left created a half chance for Lacy to double Leicester City Ladies goal count but the Cosby United keeper made another good save.
The second goal finally came five minutes from time, Laura did well to quickly control a Cosby United clearance and shoot first time past the stranded keep to give Leicester City Ladies the lead.
Leicester City Ladies continued to attack and from a corner went close Kim created space in the box which enable Laura to latch on to an accurate ball from Rhea but the shot went straight in to the keepers arms, the move was repeated shortly afterwards with this time the shot being cleared off the line.
Well done to both teams for an entertaining match played competitively and physically with good spirit and smiles and handshakes at the end, look forward to the return game.

Leicester City Ladies Team: Beth, Lauren, Kim, Fran, Jade, Lacy, Rhea, Shannon, Laura, Leah and Sabine.

Parents Player of the Match: Jade

Lions draw Thriller

In a thrilling game Leicester City Ladies Lions secured a point against a very slick Asfordby Amateurs team in the under 13s league.
Asfordby Amateurs started the brighter but found themselves a goal down after ten minutes when a one-two between “CC” and Jamie culminated with a fine angled shot into the corner.
Both teams had chances after that and Asfordby Amateurs could have done better with an indirect free kick in the box which was eventually saved by Sadie.
Minty and “CC” combined well for Leicester City Ladies but both chances were saved by a good Asfordby Amateurs goalie.
The second half started Asfordby Amateurs on top and deservedly they went into a 2-1 lead thanks to goals from Caitlin and Rhiann.
Going behind galvanised the Leicester City Ladies into action and the game flowed from end to end with good runs from “Mops”, “Minty” and Jamie and some sterling work at the back from Shakeela, Sophie, “Mini”, Toyah , Chloe, Anna and Harriet.
Leicester City Ladies levelled the match when a good run from “Minty” strong turn and excellent pass to “CC” saw her left foot volley fly into the top corner.
The matched ended in a draw on a day when neither side deserved to lose!

Firsts FA Cup Victory

Leicester City Ladies secured their place in the next round of the FA Cup with a 2-0 away win at Coventry Copeswood.
For the neutral it was an entertaining game, a very open expansive game displayed a typical FA Cup game.
It took Leicester City Ladies a while to get into the tie which was no supirse after three weeks without a game due to the weather conditions.
The game was very end to end and it was Leicester City Ladies who took their chance to take the lead, good work from Walton to get into box and a pull back to Preston who fired home on 25 minutes.
Leicester City Ladies held this time until half time and second half was much more like the first team in recent weeks, a much better organised and football display kept Leicester City Ladies on the front foot.
There were a few scares but stand in keeper Sian Crewe and the back four were immense. This platform kept Leicester City Ladies going forward and Jodie White sealed the game on 75 mins when she drove into the box and finished across the keeper to earn a place in the next round against rivals Leicester City Women.
Overall Copeswood played well and on a different day may have found Citys net, but Leicester City Ladies second half performance was encouraging and another win was great to see.
Leicester City Ladies have now won five games on the bounce and not conceeded a goal for four of those, great credit goes to the first team

Player of the match- Heather Fyffe

Leicester City Ladies 1 Oadby & Wigston Dynamo 1

Leicester City Ladies started this Under 16s League game very slowly but created the first two chances of the game.
This seemed to knock Leicester City Ladies confidence and Oadby & Wigston started getting more and more confident and went into a deserved 1-0 lead.
Leicester City Ladies finished the last twenty minutes pushing for the equaliser but the half ended 1-0 to Oadby & Wigston.
In the second half Leicester City Ladies upped the tempo and then got an equaliser through Charlotte.
As hard as Leicester City Ladies tried to push for the winner the goal was never going to come and that was down to an Oadby & Wigston side determined not to lose.
“I would like to congratulate my team for the effort they put in and Oadby for their determined spirit enabling them to get a point they thoroughly deserved.” commented Leicester City Ladies manager Roger Holt.

Holders Reach Final

County Cup holders Leicester City Ladies Lions booked their place in the final of this years under 13 competition with an emphatic nine goal victory over Leicester Fosse Colleens.
Leicester City Ladies goals came form “CC” four, “Minty” two and one each for Chloe, Jamie and “Mops”.

Firsts in FA Cup Victory

Leicester City Ladies secured their place in the next round of the FA Cup beating TNS 5-0 at Aylestone Park.
The whole game was a little flat but Leicester City used the ball better and got their result.
Erica Preston put Leicester City Ladies ahead thumping home at the near post to finish off a fine team move.
In the second half a cross ball from Scott deflected in off a TNS defender for 2-0.
Kimbereley kept up her rich vain of scoring to make it 3-0 from six yards out.
Leicester City Ladies started to play their best football of the match now and earned a fourth through Jodie White.
Chances came thick and fast but Leicester City Ladies were lacking conviction with their finishing to keep the score respectable for the visitors especially first half.
Gemma Ball rounded off Leicester City Ladies scoring with what was without doubt the best move of the match and fired home to make it 5-0.
Overall Leicester City Ladies made hard work of the game but with good application to the competition City earn an away tie to Coventry Copeswood in the national cup.
Player of the Match – Erica Preston

Tigers Gain Narrow Victory

Leicester City Ladies Tigers gained a narrow 3-2 victory over Leicester Fosse Colleens in the under 13s league.
Leicester City Ladies Tigers dominated the opening exchanges with Rhea firing just over the bar and Lacy shot just wide.
Laura for Leicester City Ladies was first denied by the Leicester Fosse Colleens goalkeeper and then found the side netting, before hitting the opening goal from distance after fifteen minutes.
The lead did not last very long Leicester Fosse Colleens were awarded a free kick on the edge of the penalty area which they scored from directly.
The match was level for only seven minutes. Kim, standing in goal again for Leicester City Ladies, knocked a short goal kick to Laura who played a long through ball for Shannon to chase and fire home.
Again Leicester Fosse Colleens came straight back and levelled the match within a minute of falling behind.
Leicester City Ladies Tigers made some changes at half time with Rhea taking over in goal.
Leicester Fosse Colleens started the second half on the attack and Kim, Fran and Lauren needed to be at their best to keep the ball away from the penalty area.
Ten minutes in to the second half Leicester City Ladies Tigers regained the lead, Jade threaded a lovely pass in to the path of Shannon who used her pace to beat the defenders and fire an unstoppable shot in to the corner of the net.
Sabine for Leicester City Ladies made a crucial tackle for moments after the goal to prevent Leicester Fosse Colleens gaining a quick equaliser.
The last quarter was a tight battle, Leicester City Ladies Tigers created the clearer chances but were unable to extent their lead.
Leicester City Ladies Tigers player of the match Leah, making only her second league start came closest with a suburb run past two defenders before sending her shot across the face of the goal and narrowly wide.
Team: Kim, Sabine, Lauren, Fran, Lacy, Jade, Rhea, Laura, Shannon and Leah

Under 16s Stay on Top

Leicester City Ladies under 16s maintained their position at the top of the league with a two nil victory over Loughborough Foxes.
The game was always going to be close with two very evenly matched teams, the first half saw both sides playing some excellent football with the defences being on top.
There were very few goal scoring chances in the first half but when one fell to Charlotte she put it away to put Leicester City Ladies into a 1-0 half time lead.
Leicester City Ladies went out in the second half knowing the next goal was always going to be important and midway through the second half Charlotte scored her second of the game which proved to be vital.
Leicester City Ladies manager Roger Holt commented after the game “I would like to congratulate both sets of players in which was a very close encounter in which we were very happy to come away with a 2-0 win.”

Six Goal Win

Leicester City Ladies Lions maintained their 100% record with a victory against a spirited Leicester Fosse Colleens side.
After struggling to break down a strong Leicester Fosse Colleens defence and some fine goalkeeping Leicester City Ladies Lions ran out six goal victors thanks to goals from “CC”, “Minty”, Chloe, Jamie, “Mini” and Sophie.

Tigers hit Seven

Leicester City Ladies Tigers went into their under 13s league game against Whitwick Wolves with only nine players available, but got off to a great start Laura turning in a corner inside the first two minutes to give Tigers the lead.
Leicester City Ladies Tigers continued to attack, Laura heading against the bar from another corner and Shannon went close on several occasions including one ruled out for offside.
Leicester City Ladies Tigers defence of Sabine, Lauren and Fran were all in fine form keeping Whitwick Wolves away from their goal.
The constant pressure on the Whitwick Wolves goal produced a second goal when Lacy lashed in a cross/shot that creped in at the near post.
Shannon added Leicester City Ladies Tigers third with a fine finish at the end of a long solo run, and Jade nearly added a fourth just before half time.
The second half started with Leicester City Ladies Tigers on the attack again from the kick off and added their fourth goal when Laura dribbled through the Whitwick Wolves defence and fired an unstoppable shot into the top of the net.
Whitwick Wolves to their credit continued to play good football but found Tigers defence in top form giving stand in keeper Kim, who put in a solid performance, a quite afternoon.
Leah making her debut for Leicester City Ladies Tigers almost added a goal that would a capped an excellent performance.
Jade covered every blade of grass for Leicester City Ladies Tigers helping out the defence and then appearing in attack to set up Shannon in space on the right who then used her pace to glide passed the defence round the keeper and slot the ball home into the empty net.
The next time Shannon collected the ball her hat track was the only thing on her mind as she set off towards goal, reached the edge of the box before unleashing a powerful shot into the back of the net.
Lacy added Leicester City Ladies Tigers seventh goal shortly before the end, a good team performance every player performed their well and lasted the whole match.

Player of the Match: Shannon

Team: Kim, Sabine, Lauren, Fran, Lacy, Jade, Leah, Laura and Shannon

First Team Christen New Pitch With Win

Christening their new home pitch Leicester City Ladies secured back to back league wins for the first time this season with victory over Wolves.
The first half was extremely even with both teams trying to play football and find openings, it looked like both teams may cancel each other out.
Leicester City Ladies did not create many clear chances, the best one of the half fell to
the Wolves number 9 who with a fine volley brought a superb save diving to her right from goalkeeper “Beana”.
Second half Wolves started the better and gave Leicester City Ladies a few early
scares and a goal line clearance kept it at 0-0.
Leicester City Ladies then started to look the more likely team to win, playing a lot more positively. Although there was not a lot of clear cut chances in the game Leicester City Ladies went close when Erica Preston forced a fine save from the Wolves goalkeeper with a strike from twenty yards out. Within ten minutes another chance came Leicester City Ladies way, good hold up play from
Marshall whose through ball found Walton who lifted the ball beyond the advancing goalkeeper into the net to give Leicester City Ladies the lead.
Leicester City Ladies then had to defend well for the rest of the game, and brave defending paid
off as Leicester City held on to their lead and earned a great three points against third place Wolves.
Overall not much between the two teams but Leicester City Ladies took their chance when it
came and it was followed by a great team performance.
Player of the match – Goalkeeper “Beana”

Lions Win Derby Game

In a hard fought local derby the Leicester City Ladies Lions went 2-0 up in the first twenty minutes thanks to “Minty” who scored both, the first from a goal mouth scramble and the second with a fine solo run.
Going two goals behind kicked Leicester City Ladies Tigers into life and they were able to control the game and put pressure on Lions goal only to be hit again when Chloe made the game safe with a third goal just before half time.
Leicester City Ladies Tigers came out all guns blazing in the second half and Kim reduced the deficit with a fine goal capitalising on confusion in the Lions defence to nip between defender and goalkeeper to steal the ball and slot home into the empty net.
The game continued to flow entertainingly from end to end with both goalkeepers being busy with Sadie in the Lions goal making several saves and the Tigers Beth putting in a fine goalkeeping display including a top class penalty save.
Leicester City Lions added goal number four after Jamie prodded the ball home after a scramble in the box to seal the points for the Lions who keep their unbeaten record in the league.
Tigers: Beth, Lauren, Kim, Fran, Shannon, Jade, Lacy, Louise and Sabine.
Joint Tigers players of the match: Beth and Kim.

Under 16s Win Top of Table Clash

Leicester City Ladies under 16s started the top of the table clash with Stretton Swifts in confident fashion and enjoyed plenty of possession.
The first half finished at 0-0 with both teams playing their part in what was a very competitive and skilful game.
The second half resumed and Leicester City Ladies picked up the tempo and created plenty of chances and eventually scored through Bailey getting on the end of a Boyes corner.
The game then opened up with Stretton Swifts playing their part in trying to get the equaliser.
Laura the Leicester City Ladies goalkeeper made two excellent saves but the strikers missed five clear chances to increase the lead which made it an intense last ten minutes.
Leicester City Ladies delighted manager Roger Holt commented after the game “Congratulations to both sets of players in what was a credit to the girls football game. To be honest in my opinion I thought Leicester were worthy of the victory. Well done girls, I’m proud of you all.”

Second Half Rally

Leicester City Ladies 3 Leafield Athlitic 1
Leicester City Ladies got back to winning ways at home against Leafield Athletic. however they made it very hard for themselves after producing a drab first half display.
Leicester City Ladies were a goal down at the break, Leafield Athletic dominated the entire half but it has to said that Leicester City Ladies made it very easy for them and gifted them the lead.
Leafield Athletic were first to every ball and knocked it around with some ease and the only positive was that Leicester City Ladies were only one down at the interval.
For the second half Leicester City Ladies finally showed up and rallied together with great team spirit and willingness to improve, it paid off immediately as from a set piece Kim Walton flicked on to Erica Preston who netted at the back post to level the scores.
Leicester City Ladies played at an excellent tempo and Leafield Athletic could not cope and soon conceded another goal, Kim Walton created confusion in the box the ball found its way into the bottom corner with a combined effort of a defender and Gemma Ball.
The goal gave Leicester City Ladies greater confidence and they started to play some good football.
Kim Walton secured the points through her own initiative when she chased down the Leafield goalkeeper, forced a mistake and slotted the ball home to give Leicester City Ladies a two goal buffer.
There were more chances for both sides in the latter stages but it was Leicester City Ladies second half performance of real quality that saved the day.
Overall a fantastic three points and a second half performance to be proud of and the improvement is there for all to see. The last 45 minutes were not only one of pride, fight and togetherness but real quality and in the end the best team won after a first half to forget.
Player of the match – Jenny Sugarman

Great fight back

The game started with Leicester City Ladies under 16s well in control for the first fifteen minutes, then with their first attack of the game Hinckley United were awarded a penalty for handball which was scored to give them a 1-0 lead.
Going a goal down clearly shocked the Leicester City Ladies and Hinckley United enjoyed a ten minute spell and were unlucky not to double their lead when they hit the bar.
Leicester City Ladies regained control and finished the last ten minutes of the first half very strongly and scored a deserved equaliser through Sophie.
From the restart Leicester City Ladies gained control and scored direct from a corner through Emily.
Fifteen minutes into the second half Amy suffered a bad injury to her knee ligaments and the game was suspended for an hour as she needed to be taken away by ambulance.
After the restart Leicester City Ladies scored again from a direct corner by Emily to secure a very good 3-1 victory.
Best wishes and our thoughts go to Amy from both sets of players and officials, we wish her a speedy and full recovery.

Sporting Club Albion 4 Leicester City Ladies 0

Many looking at this result against a quality Sporting Club Albion side would think it would be a simple game for the home team against one of last years struggler’s, however that does not tell the story of the game and three goals in the last 6 minutes made the score line look very unfair on the away team.
Sporting Club Albion took the lead on the half hour mark through a penalty kick and at half time Leicester City Ladies were pleased with a solid display.
Second half Leicester City Ladies were far the better side, good organisation was stifling Sporting Club Albion’s usual attacking flow and it was Leicester City Ladies who looked more likely to score the next goal and go on to win the match.
Walton, Ball, Scott, Fyffe and Preston all had good chances for Leicester City Ladies as the home teams goal lived a charmed life.
Leicester City Ladies were hit on the break however with six minutes to play when they gave the ball away on the edge of the Sporting Club Albion box and were punished with a counter attacking move.
Sporting Club Albion hit two more quick fire goals before full time which gave the score line an unfair look and one nobody in the Leicester City Ladies team could believe.
Overall Leicester City Ladies can be proud of their display against this years favourites for the division and can feel extremely unlucky to take a 4-0 defeat.
Player of the match – Kim Walton

County Cup Second Round

Leicester City Ladies edged their way into the quarter finals of the County Cup with a nervy display against local side Shepshed Dynamo.
Molly Waldron opened the scoring for Leicester City Ladies with a fine chip over the Shepshed Dynamo goalkeeper.
Sarah Marshall soon made it two for Leicester City Ladies with a near post finish.
In the second half Shepshed Dynamo probably edged the game and earned a well deserved goal on the hour mark.
Leicester City Ladies had the majority of the chances in the game but could not convert any.
It was not the best performance from Leicester City Ladies but enough to booked their quarter final place and of course cups are all about getting through.
Player of the match- Molly Waldron

First team beat the leaders

Leicester City Ladies bounced back from the weekends disappointment in great style beating current league leaders Loughborough Students.
With five wins, one draw and a League Cup win to their name Loughborough Students were sure to be full of confidence but although there was some scares Leicester City Ladies dealt the league leaders their first reality check in their new division.
Leicester City Ladies took the lead on 20 minutes when a fine solo run down the right from Jodie White was capped off with a low drive across the keeper into the bottom corner.
Gemma Ball made it two with a very similar goal driving low across the keeper to make it 0-2.
Loughborough Students scored a fluke goal from an odd refereeing decisions to get them back into the game, when a long ball looped high into the net.
Leicester City Ladies regained their two goal advantage when Kim Walton had a shot deflected into the bottom corner of the goal to leave the score 3-1 up at the break.
The second half was hard work for Leicester City Ladies, Loughborough Students pulled it back to 2-3 and deservedly so as Leicester City Ladies were guilty of starting the second half slowly.
Sarah Marshall regained the two goal lead for Leicester City Ladies from the penalty spot, but again the game changed and Loughborough Students hit their third goal to make the last ten minutes a battle.
It was Leicester City Ladies who won that battle however and gained a vital three points, not the prettiest at times but the will to win from the away side was immense.
Player of the match- Helen Rudkin

Sue Foulkes

PROFESSION: Teacher

WHERE ARE YOU FROM: Leicester

HOW LONG YOU BEEN AT THE CLUB: 30 years

WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT THE CLUB: Whole ethos positive, friendly and honest.

WHAT IS YOUR DREAM: See club in Premier National League.

WHAT IS YOUR BEST MOMENT IN FOOTBALL: Playing at Wembley.

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO PLAYERS: Enjoy every minute of it and don’t retire too soon.

Mistakes cost First Team

Leicester City Ladies First Team were back at Aylestone Park after a weeks break and a spirited performance with seven squad players unavailable was pleasing to see, however Leicester City Ladies came away on the wrong end of a 2-3 result against Radcliffe Olympic.
Leicester City Ladies started the brighter but gave away the lead with mistakes across the 18 yard box leading to the visitors opener.
Leicester City Ladies fought hard to get level and on 25 minutes they were through a fine goal from Marshall.
Unfortunately mistakes gave the visitors another lead as a series of efforts lead to the ball going in off a Leicester City Ladies player into the roof of the net.
Leicester City Ladies needed half time and the interval seemed to give them back some fight , it was short lived however as Radcliffe Olympic netted from a corner on the hour mark.
The last half hour was all Leicester City Ladies, Kim Walton pulled back a goal with a great finish over the advancing goalkeeper and after numerous chances to level the game it just was not going to be Leicesters day.
By far Leicester City Ladies were the better side and a superb performance gives promise for the games to come. Radcliffe Olympic knew they were lucky to get anything let alone a win but that is football and Leicester City Ladies move on to the next game knowing performances like that will get points more often than not.
Player of the Match- Kim Walton

Tigers 3 Barwell & Burbage United 1

Leicester City Ladies Tigers started brightly in their under 13s League game at home to Barwell & Burbage United with Shannon seeing two chances narrowly going wide inside the first five minutes.
The defence of Fran, Kim and Lauren for Leicester City Ladies worked well together to turn away the Barwell and Burbage United attacks.
Leicester City Ladies opened the scoring after thirteen minutes when Eva launched a long free kick in to the Barwell and Burbage United half, the ball was well chased by Lacy who crossed to the back post for Jade to fire home.
Beth in the Leicester City Ladies goal raced from her area to clear a dangerous Barwell & Burbage United break.
Both defences were on top in the period leading up to half time, Sabine now on in the Leicester City Ladies defence in particular never gave attackers time to get in a shot.
Five minutes after half time Barwell & Burbage United were on level terms, a scramble in the Leicester City Ladies box resulted in a clearance ricocheting off a defenders leg in to the back of the net.
Leicester City Ladies regained the lead five minutes later when a cross from the left hand side was handled in the box and Eva hammered the resulting penalty low to the keepers left.
Fran returned to the pitch for Leicester City Ladies after picking up a nasty nose bleed and put in another solid performance.
Leicester City Ladies now enjoyed their best spell of the game playing some good passing football but either failing to hit the target with the final shot or being denied by the Barwell & Burbage United keeper.
Shannon put in a trademark hard running performance for Leicester City Ladies, chasing every ball and tackling hard.
Leicester City Ladies Sabine, growing in confidence as the game went on, launched a fine attack by releasing Rhea in to space who in turn found Louise who fired a cross for Jade to turn her shot narrowly wide.
Kim lead the Leicester City Ladies defence well, Lauren found Louise in space who created a great chance for Lacy, but the shot went wide.
Lacy was rewarded for her hard work with a goal, converting what was her most difficult chance after being found on the edge of the box by Rhea.
Barwell and Burbage United almost pulled a goal back before the end, but were denied by Beth diving bravely at the feet of the advancing attacker.
Jade picked up the trophy for player of the match for another high energy performance.

Leicester City Ladies Tigers Team: Beth, Lauren, Kim, Fran, Jade, Eva, Lacy, Shannon, Rhea, Sabine and Louise.

Tigers 3 Barwell & Burbage United 1

Leicester City Ladies Tigers started brightly in their under 13s League game at home to Barwell & Burbage United with Shannon seeing two chances narrowly going wide inside the first five minutes.
The defence of Fran, Kim and Lauren for Leicester City Ladies worked well together to turn away the Barwell and Burbage United attacks.
Leicester City Ladies opened the scoring after thirteen minutes when Eva launched a long free kick in to the Barwell and Burbage United half, the ball was well chased by Lacy who crossed to the back post for Jade to fire home.
Beth in the Leicester City Ladies goal raced from her area to clear a dangerous Barwell & Burbage United break.
Both defences were on top in the period leading up to half time, Sabine now on in the Leicester City Ladies defence in particular never gave attackers time to get in a shot.
Five minutes after half time Barwell & Burbage United were on level terms, a scramble in the Leicester City Ladies resulted in a clearance ricocheting off a defenders leg in to the back of the net.
Leicester City Ladies regained the lead five minutes later when a cross from the left hand side was handled in the box and Eva hammered the resulting penalty low to the keepers left.
Fran returned to the pitch for Leicester City Ladies after picking up a nasty nose bleed and put in another solid performance.
Leicester City Ladies now enjoyed their best spell of the game playing some good passing football but either failing to hit the target with the final shot or being denied by the Barwell & Burbage United keeper.
Shannon put in a trademark hard running performance for Leicester City Ladies, chasing every ball and tackling hard.
Leicester City Ladies Sabine, growing in confidence as the game went on, launched a fine attack by releasing Rhea in to space who in turn found Louise who fired a cross for Jade to turn her shot narrowly wide.
Kim lead the Leicester City Ladies defence well, Lauren found Louise in space who created a great chance for Lacy, but the shot went wide.
Lacy was rewarded for her hard work with a goal, converting what was her most difficult chance after being found on the edge of the box by Rhea.
Barwell and Burbage United almost pulled a goal back before the end, but were denied by Beth diving bravely at the feet of the advancing attacker.
Jade picked up the trophy for player of the match for another high energy performance.

Leicester City Ladies Tigers Team: Beth, Lauren, Kim, Fran, Jade, Eva, Lacy, Shannon, Rhea, Sabine and Louise.

Supurb Fightback

Leicester City Ladies under 16s started the game without a recognised goalkeeper due to injuries, centre half Amy was the only one to volunteer and stepped between the posts.

Desford Ladies started the game well and went in to a three goal lead inside the first half hour.

Leicester City Ladies defence never looked secure, but were able to pull a goal back through Bethany to make the score 3-1 at half time.

The Leicester City Ladies half time talk highlighted the need for Amy to resume her position at center half and Lauren volunteered to play in goal in the second half having played so well in the first half up front.

Having sorted the defence out Leicester City Ladies soon gained full control of the match and with further goals from Bethany, Dexter and Sophie secured the win.

Manager Roger Holt commented after the game “I would like to congratulate everyone of my players for their perseverance and belief in themselves to go on to win the game. I would like to congratulate the Desford players in which was a thrilling game and wish them every success for the coming season.”

Unders 16s Triumph

In horrendous playing conditions Leicester City Ladies Under 16s beat Braunstone Diamonds 5-2.

Braunstone Diamonds kicked off the game with the wind at their backs and went into an early one goal lead.  Leicester City Ladies steadied themselves and fought back to lead 2-1 at half time with goals from Sophie and Bethany.

With the wind behind them Leicester City Ladies were confident of extending their lead, but it was Braunstone Diamonds who equalised with a well deserved goal.

The strong wind help Leicester City Ladies keep on the attack and added three further goals with Sophie adding two and Abbie the other.

Great football was played by both teams in poor conditions, a special mention to both goalkeepers who made great saves at vital times.

Ladies Get Reality Check

After a bright start to the new campaign Leicester City Ladies  were reminded of how tough the Midlands Combination can be against early leaders Rotherham United.
Rotherham United took the lead as Leicester City Ladies fell asleep at a cross ball.
Heather Fyfe got Leicester City Ladies back on level terms with a fine header from an Erica Preston cross. Leicester City Ladies felt slightly lucky at reaching half time on level terms.  Unfortunately in the second half the league leaders ran away with the game and the home sides quality told as they ran out 4-1 winners, helped by some questionable defending by Leicester City Ladies
Leicester City Ladies had spells in the second half that resembled the football being installed but unfortunately it was to much of lead to pull back.
Player of the match – Heather Fyfe

Lions Survive Fight Back

In an exciting game Leicester City Lions roared into a three goal lead courtesy of a hatrick by ‘CC’ but a late fightback by Asfordby Amateurs pulled two goals back to set up a grandstand last couple of minutes in which the Lions defence held firm to record a fine 3-2 victory.

Team: Sadie, Harriet, Shakeela, ‘Mini’, Toyah, Sophie, Beth, Jamie, ‘Mops’, ‘CC’, Chloe and Minty.

First hit Nineteen

Leicester City Ladies flew into the next round of the County Cup competition in style, hitting Senior League side Marlborough Rovers for 19 at Aylestone Park.

Marlborough Rovers were an outstanding outfit at last years under 18’s and won the County Competition in 2009/10 season at under 18 level. However a brave battling performance was not enough to see them fall at the first hurdle this year.

Leicester City Ladies  were 8-0 up by half time thanks to  five goals from Kim Walton and two from Sarah Marshall, the pair  proving a deadly strike force for the home team.

Leicester City Ladies football was good and direct and good build up play showed a high tempo to create many chances against an inexperienced back line.

The goals kept coming in the second half as City found the net remarkably another 11 times. Erica Preston, Claire Stephens, Linda Scott, and Jen Sugarman scored two each and a hat trick from young striker Gemma Ball rounded off and emphatic win.

Credit must go the visitors who in their first year of senior football have shown great attitude to grass roots by keeping their young squad and giving them the chance in senior football, their battling attitude must be commended.

However for Leicester City Ladies it was another step forward in this new season which has started with good promise, the newly introduced brand of football is proving fruitful and combined with a great working attitude hopefully Leicester City Ladies can have many more memorable matches this season.

Player of the match- For outstanding midfield play and numerous assists – Annie Rudkin.

Under 16s Fight Back

Leicester City Ladies made a slow start in the Under 16s league game against Oadby & Wigston Dynamo, eventually Leicester City Ladies got on top only to fall behind to a goal against the run of play.

Leicester  City Ladies made a positive start to the second half and within the first minute the match was level thanks to a goal from Charlotte, this was quickly followed with a second from Sophie.

Oadby & Wigston Dynamo  came back strong in the last ten minutes and without some outstanding defending by the Leicester City Ladies  defence the game could have slipped away.

Another  good team performance from  everyone involved enabled us to hang on to a 2-1 victory.

Well done to all the girls from both teams in what was a very competitive match.

Ten minutes leave too big a mountain to climb

Leicester City Ladies under 16s travelled to Stretton Swifts with high hopes and started the game very well.  But a ten minute spell at the end of the first half gave Strettons a 3- 0 half time lead, up until then  Leicester City Ladies looked the more likely side to score.

Leicester City Ladies came out in the second half and we upped our temp0 scoring two goals from Charlotte which made the score 3-2.

With ten minutes to go Leicester City Ladies pushed up the full backs up in search of the equaliser but with two minutes to go Stretton Swifts broke away to score their 4th goal.

It was a great effort from the girls and well done to you all in which was a great game, and we can look forward to the rest of the season with great optomism.

Congratulations to Stretton Swifts as they played their part in what was a fantastic game, and we look forward to playing them again later in the season.

Great Start to New Season

Leicester City Ladies started their new campaign in great style with a 5-1 win at newly promoted Stratford Town.
Although Stratford Town implemented some very physical tactics Leicester City Ladies  stood up to the challenge and football prevailed over gamesmanship on the day.
Leicester City took the lead on twenty minutes when Linda Scott scored from a free kick which was deflected over and beyond the goalkeeper.
Leicester City Ladies  had numerous chances and dominated  possession but  were only one up at the interval.
Early in the second half Leicester City Ladies were caught short by a quick throw and from the cross ball Stratford Town equalised.
Leicester City Ladies responded superbly, and  inside three minutes were ahead again through Kim Walton.
Leicester City Ladies extended their lead with a fine team passing move was finished by Jodie White, this was followed with a another goal from Marshall.
Leicester City Ladies had time for one more, quick thinking by Gemma Ball from a drop ball found H.Rudkin who chipped the ball over the keeper from outside the box to round off a fine display from the away side. Leicester Ladies begin a new campaign with plenty of promise for future matches.
Player of the Match- Jodie White

First Team Pre Season Update

Leicester City Ladies Strasbourg 2010 WinnersLeicester City Ladies start the new campaign with a new look back room team, Matt Cook takes over the hot seat from Steve Walton who returns to his role as assistant after a successful spell as caretaker manager towards the end of last year. Matt and Steve will have the support of Sue Foulkes who continues her job as Coach, Physio and Secretary along with ex player Claire Stephens who will join the back room team as Physio.
Leicester City Ladies started their pre-season friendlies with a home game against Bradford City played at the superb new home ground of Aylestone Park, drawing 1-1 with Tugby scoring Leicester City Ladies goal.
Leicester City Ladies followed this with a 3-1 over local rivals Friar Lane and then suffered a 1-0 defeat on a hot Thursday evening against a very decent Sheffield side.
Goals from Kim Walton and Erica Preston gave Leicester City Ladies a 2-2 draw at home to Sheffield United before a side featuring six teenagers traveled to play Aldershot Town and recorded a 4-2 victory thanks to goals from Walton, White, Crewe and Stephens a result which showed great promise for the future of the club.
In their final warm up friendly Leicester City Ladies secured an impressive 3-0 home win against Corby Town, this left a record of played seven, won four, drawn two and a single defeat.
On the back of these encouraging results Leicester City Ladies set off to Strasbourg to contest the annual twinning tournament with as Musau FC.
Leicester City Ladies had a great weekend on and off the pitch and defending the trophy they won two years earlier with five wins and a draw in the tournament.
Manager Matt Cook praised the efforts of the team during pre-season commenting “After a difficult three years for the first team ladies I have been very impressed with the girls application to new ideas, they hold a great spirit and togetherness and always work tremendously hard and hopefully now myself, Steve and Sue can encourage these girls into some success on the pitch .”
Leicester City Ladies start their new season away to Stratford on Sunday 12th September.

Great start for Under 16s

Leicester City Ladies Under 16s welcomed new shirt sponsor KK Installations with a very convincing 5-0 win over Oadby & Wigston Snipers.

Leicester City Ladies scored three goals in the first half from Charlotte, Sarah and Abbie and added two more in the second from Megan and Sophie.

Leicester City Ladies manager Roger Holt commented “The girls played some very attractive football on a pitch not conducive to good football due to long grass.  I would like to congratulate Snipers in their fairness of play, they never gave up which is a credit to themselves, we look forward to playing them again in the coming season. Well done girls.”

Lions Open with a Win

Leicester City Ladies Lions got the season off to a 2-1 victory over a strong Oadby & Wigston Dynamo side in the under 13s league.

Goals from Jamie and ‘CC’ gave Leicester City Ladies Lions a two goal lead before Oadby & Wigston Dynamo pulled one back from the penalty spot.

Latest Results

Under 16s League
Leicester City Ladies 5 0 Oadby & Wigston Snipers
Under 13s League
Leicester City Ladies Lions 2 1 Oadby & Wigson Dynamo
Under 11s League
Marlborough Rovers 7 0 Leicester City Ladies

Lions lift Oadby & Wigston Trophy

Leicester City Ladies Lion won the Oadby & Wigston Under 13s nine  aside tournament by  beating Oadby & Wigston Starlets 2-0 and Oadby & Wigston Dynamo 3-0.

Team: Sadie, Sophie, Toyah, Shakeela, Beth, Jamie, ‘Mops’, ‘CC’ and ‘Minty’.

U16’S Lift Victoria Trophy

On Sunday 11 July, around a thousand females battled it out for first place in the largest women’s and girls’ five-a-side football tournament in the UK.

The Victoria Trophy, sponsored by Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service, kicked off in Nottingham at Clifton Playing Fields to celebrate its 28th anniversary.

Leicester City Ladies Under 16’s team lifted the Victoria Trophy after a nail biting final against Chesterfield Ladies which was won in extra time. Well done to all the girls for playing some great football.

Squad: Morgan, Emily, Stacey, Sarah, Megan, Charlotte, Jade, Abbie, Lauren, Alice, Emily, Ellie and Isabelle.

Lions win Holmes Park Tournament

Leicester City Lions won the Holmes Park Tournament with a 2-0 victory over Oadby & Wigston in the final. Well done to the team of Sadie, Anna, Toyah, ‘Minty’, ‘CC’, Jamie, Sophie, Shakeela and ‘Mops’ ably managed by Helen.

Lions League Champions

Victory against Whitwick Rockettes on Wednesday evening ensured Leicester City Ladies Lions where crowned under 12s League Champions with two games to play.
The unbeaten Lions added to their County Cup victory last week with a victory on Sunday against Marlborough Rovers 4-0 and then a five goal triumph over Whitwick Rockettes to secure the title.
Well done to all the team Sadie, Toyah, Anna, Shakeela, ‘Mops’, ‘CC’, Chloe, Sophie, Jamie, ‘Minty’ and ‘Mini’.

Lions win County Cup

Leicester City Ladies Lions under 12s won the County Cup 1-0 at Holmes Park in an exciting but very tight game with few chances.
The only goal came midway through the first half after a bout of sustained pressure from the Leicester City Ladies Lions, from the resulting corner Jamie drilled the ball in to the box and under pressure from ‘Minty’ the Westfield Wanderers defence bundled through their own goal.
Westfield Wanderers came back strongly but Sadie in the Leicester City Ladies Lions with her defence of Shakeela, Toyah  and ‘Mops’ stood firm.
Powerful shots from ‘CC’ and ‘Minty’ for Leicester City Ladies Lions were well saved by the Westfield Wanderers goalie.
The second half began with Westfield Wanderers attacking  but finding the Lions defence unyielding with Anna, Chloe and Sophie ward all playing well.
Leicester City Ladies Lions nearly doubled their lead with five minutes to go with the best move of the match with ‘Mini’ releasing ‘CC’ down the left wing who crossed for Jamie who shot powerfully over the bar.
The game see-sawed but the Leicester City Ladies Lions held on for a great victory.

Lions warm up for Cup Final

In a highly entertaining game Leicester City Ladies Lions overcame a strong Asfordby Amateurs team 2-1 in the under 12s league. After going a goal behind ‘CC’ scored both Leicester City Ladies Lions goals from good passing moves.

The teams will meet again in the County Cup Final being played at Holmes Park on Thursday 29th April with a 5.30pm kick off.

At the weekend Leicester City Ladies Lions again came back from a goal down to grab a draw against a good Westfield Wanderers side with Jamie netting.

Team: Sadie, ‘Mini’, Toyah, Shakeela, Anna, ‘Mops’, ‘Minty’, Chloe, Sophie, ‘CC’ and Jamie.

Lions remain top

Leicester City Ladies Lions encountered some stubborn resistance against a resilient Barwell & Burbage United defence but eventually ran out 8-0 winners in this under 12 encounter to stay top of the league.
‘CC’ led the scoring with 4 goals, ‘Minty’ got 3 and Sophie added 1.
Sadie in the Leicester goal deserves a mention as well.
Team: Sadie, ‘Mini’, Toyah, Anna, Jamie, ‘Mops’, Chloe, ‘CC’, ‘Minty’ and Sophie.

Tigers back to winning ways

Leicester City Ladies Tigers beat Marlborough Rovers three one in a highly entertaining under 12s league game.
Lacy opened the scoring for Leicester City Ladies with a shot from twelve yards out.
Marlborough Rovers fought back and levelled the match to leave the half time score one each.
Joint parents player of the match Shannon restored the lead for Leicester City Ladies Tigers, before Kim secured the points from a corner taken by the other parents player of the match Laura.
Team: Beth, Lauren, Fran, Shannon, Lacy, Laura, Kim, Nicole and Louise.

Inclusive ‘Football for All’

Leicester City Woodgate FC runs teams for players from the age of 12 years up to 16 years.

We currently have around 10 Youth players training and playing football on a regular basis.

Teams train every Thursday at:
St. Margaret Pastures Sports Centre on the astroturf pitches – 4.30 – 6.00 pm.

We endeavour to provide football for all ability levels and have an ethos of Fun – Fair-Play and Respect for All.

Some of our players also play representative football for the Leicestershire & Rutland Inclusive (Disability) Squads, playing in the East Midlands League.

If you know anyone, or you yourself would like to find out more about joining our Great Inclusive Football Club, please contact:

For more information contact our Inclusive Football Development Officer Mary Rudkin on mobile 07752 746229 or E-mail

Lions win top of Table Clash

Leicester City Ladies Lions moved clear at the top of the under 12s league with a hard fought 1-0 victory over second placed Stretton Swifts courtesy of a fine goal by Jamie.

Team:Sadie, Shakeela, Anna, Toyah, ‘Mini’, Chloe, Jamie, Sophie, ‘CC’, ‘Mops’ and ‘Minty’.

New First Team Sponsor

Leicester City Ladies are delighted to announce KAS Electrical Services as the new sponsors of the First team for the 2010/11 season.
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Lions edge derby thriller

Leicester City Ladies Lions beat Leicester City Ladies Tigers 3-2 in a highly entertaining under 12s league match.
The match flowed from end to end with high quality football from both sides despite the wet conditions.
Leicester City Ladies Tigers opened the scoring after eighteen minutes when Rhea made a run down the left hand side and held the ball up well before firing the ball low in to the penalty area, Shannon who had made a run from deep in her own half arrived just in time to fire the ball home.
Leicester City Ladies Lions responded instantly with two quick goals in a minute from “Mops” and “CC” to go into half time with a 2-1 lead.
Leicester City Ladies Lions caught the Tigers defence asleep at the start of the second half when “CC” scored with a fine individual effort from the kick off.
Leicester City Ladies Tigers responded five minutes later when Kim turned in a Laura free kick from close range.
Both sides pushed hard for another goal Beth made some quality saves in the Leicester City Ladies Tigers goal and was awarded the parents player of the match trophy.
Well done to both teams.

Foxes County Cup Success

Leicester City Ladies Foxes added the under 13s County Cup to their impressive honours list with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Birstall United.
Leicester City Ladies Foxes attacked from the kick off but found the well organised Birstall United defence difficult to break down.
Simran gave Leicester City Ladies Foxes the lead after twenty three minutes turning in a Demi corner.
Three minutes later Leicester City Ladies Foxes subsitute Jamie-Lou made a great run in to the box, her shot was well saved by the excellent Birstall United keeper, but Laura was on hand to force home the rebound giving Leicester City Ladies Foxes a two nil half time lead.
The second half continued in the same way with Leicester City Ladies Foxes attacking and Birstall United defending well.
Nine minutes in to the second half Demi added a third goal for Leicester City Ladies Foxes with a fine individual effort.

Team: Chloe, Paige, Simran, Laura, Charlie, Kirsty, Demi, Jamie-Lou, Katie N, Megan, Kelly and Katie G.

Lions on top

Leicester City Ladies Lions overcame a very resilient Enderby Foxes team 4-0 in this entertaining encounter which keeps the Lions two points clear at the top of the under 12s League.
Leicester City Ladies Lions scorers were Jamie, “Minty”, “Mops” and an own goal.

Team: Sadie, “Mini”, Shakeela, Toyah, Jamie, Chloe, “CC”, “Mops”, Sophie and “Minty”.

Fine team performance

Leicester City Ladies Tigers went on the attack from the first whistle against Whitwick Rockettes in the under 12s League, and opened the scoring after seven minutes when Kim dribbled to the edge of the box and slipped the ball through to Shannon who fired a low shot in to the goal.
The goal sparked Whitwick Rockettes in to a series of attacks with Mica in the Leicester City Ladies defence making a series of tackles and Beth making a fine save.
Leicester City Ladies Tigers doubled their lead when Fran hit a long clearance from defence which Kim chased and flicked past the Whitwick Rockettes keeper.
Laura added Leicester City Ladies Tigers third with a well placed shot when Kim found her in space in the box from a Lacy corner.
Leicester City Ladies Tigers started to pass the ball well, Shannon and Laura linked up well and then Laura nearly put Kim through on goal and then found Lacy in space on the edge of the box who fired a low shot in to the back of the net to give the Tigers a four nil half time lead.
Leicester City Ladies Tigers continued to attack at the start of the second half but the Whitwick Rockettes defended well.
Lauren was having a fine game in the Leicester City Ladies defence and with the assistance of Fran and Mica left Beth with little to do in the second half.
Twelve minutes in to the second half Kim scored Leicester City Ladies fifth goal with a strong run to the edge of the box and a strong shot in to the corner of the net giving the keeper no chance.
Laura added Leicester City Ladies Tigers sixth goal with a cross come shot that beat the unfortunate Whitwick Rockettes keeper.
Laura then turned provider when Louise latched on to a long ball over the top of the Whitwick Rockettes defence and hit an unstoppable shot in to the roof of the net.
Leicester City Ladies Tigers went eight nil up when a Laura cross was deflected in to her own net by an unlucky Whitwick Rockettes defender.
Just before the end Laura completed a well deserved hat trick with a long shot.
The parents player of the match award was the closest ever with Shannon, Laura and Kim each receiving a trophy.

Tigers score eight

Leicester City Ladies Tigers enjoyed a comfortable 8-0 win over a much improved Harborough Town side in the under 12s League.
Leicester City Ladies Tigers attacked from the kick off but numerous chances went wide or where saved by the excellent Harborough Town keeper.
The deadlock was finally broken when Leicester City Ladies Tigers Mica, deep in her own half, hit a Harborough Town goal kick first time straight back in to the roof of the net.
Good work in the penalty box by Rhea for Leicester City Ladies Tigers created space, her shot was well saved by the Harborough Town keeper but Shannon was on hand to score from the rebound.
The Leicester City Ladies Tigers defence of Kim, Fran, Lauren and Mica kept the Harborough Town attack away from goal giving Beth little to do in the first half.
At the start of the second half Lacy quickly doubled Leicester City Ladies Tigers lead with two well taken goals both from throws.
Shannon added the fifth for Leicester City Ladies Tigers turning the ball in from close range after Laura had hit the post from distance.
Shannon then completed a well deserved hat trick with a fine individual goal.
Laura added the seventh before swapping with Kim in goal and Louise made it 8-0 from an accurate through ball from Lacy.
For the second week running Shannon collected the Parents Player of the week trophy.

Leicester City Ladies 3 Measham Welfare 1

This game was played with great enthusiasm and good spirit from both sides with hardly a foul in the game. With a bobbly pitch and very windy conditions it was very difficult to play football.
Leicester City Ladies put in a solid display in the defence and perseverance from the midfield and forwards enabled a 2-0 half time lead with goals from Charlotte and Brenna.
The second half was evenly contested with a goal from each side, Charlotte being the scorer for Leicester City Ladies.
Another solid performance from the girls as the weather conditions didnt let us play the free flowing football that we would have liked.
Well done girls.

Return to winning ways

Leicester City Ladies Tigers enjoyed a 3-0 victory away Enderby Foxes in the under 12s league.
Enderby Foxes started the match well and forced a series of corners, and forced Beth in the Leicester City Ladies Tigers goal into a fine save.
Lauren and Mica in the Leicester City Ladies Tigers defence worked hard and prevented Enderby Foxes from gaining clear shots on goal.
Leicester City Ladies started to attack more and Shannon hit the side netting following a strong run.
Just before half time the deadlock was broken when Rhea collected a goal kick in the Enderby Foxes half of the pitch, with her back to goal a quick turn and first time shot caught everybody out and gave Leicester City Ladies the lead.
Leicester City Ladies started the second half well with Rhea going close twice, first following an excellent run from Shannon and then Laura beat two defenders and threaded an accurate pass through to her.
In defence Fran limited Enderby Foxes chances on goal and the hard working Shannon chased back from midfield to assist the defence.
Kim put in a strong performance both in defence and midfield saw a her long shot pushed wide for a corner, from which Laura hit the post.
Lacy chassed hard in midfield giving Enderby no time on the ball, after 20 minutes of the second half she won the ball found Laura in space on the edge of the box who calmly hit a powerfull shot to give Leicester City Ladies a two goal advantage.
Louise came on up front for Leicester City Ladies Tigers and added some fresh pace to keep the Enderby Foxes defence busy.
Laura added her second and Leicester City Ladies Tigers third with a long range free kick just before the final whistle.
Shannon picked up the parents player of the match trophy for her hard work all over the pitch.
Team: Beth, Mica, Lauren, Shannon, Kim, Laura, Rhea, Fran, Lacy and Louise.

Another win for under 15s

Despite difficult playing conditions Leicester City Ladies U15’s ran out 7-2 winners over Countesthorpe Athletic.
The first goal came from Becky, followed shortly before half time with a well taken free kick from Siobhan.
After half time Countesthorpe Athletic pulled one back before Charlotte,Brenna and Rosie Rushin bagged a goal each, Countesthorpe Athletic then scored their second.

Lions score ten

Leicester City Ladies Lions moveded 5 points clear at the top of the under 12s league with a 10-0 victory away to Whitwick Rockettes.

The goals came from “CC” with four, “Minty” and Jamie with a brace each , Shakeela and Sophie adding one each.

Team: Sadie, Anna, Shakeela, “Mini”, “Mops”, Jamie , “CC”, “Minty” and Sophie.

Solid performance

Leicester City Ladies 12 Fleckney Athletic 1

Solid performance from Leicester City Ladies today but all credit must go to Fleckney Athletic only having 10 girls and being 5-0 down in the first eight minutes, to keep going was a credit to them and they fully deserved their goal late on in the game.
The goal scorers were Brenna(4), Charlotte(3), Rosie(2), Katie(1), Megan(1) and Jasmine (1). Well done girls.

Lions Go Top

Leicester City Ladies Lions moved back to the top of the under 12s League keeping their unbeaten record intact by beating a much improved Caterpillar Girls side 6-2.

Leicester City Ladies Lions goals came from Minty, “Mini”, Jamie, “CC” and Sophie with two.

Polished performance

Hinckley United 2 Leicester City Ladies 5
This was a very polished performance by all thirteen of the girls.
After a slow start and both teams evenly matched, Leicester City Ladies gradually took control, with first half goals from Charlotte and Brenna. Both goals were set up with fine performances in midfield by Megan, Lauren, Abbie, Rosie and Katie.
Paris along with Emily,Stacey, Jasmine and Becky had very solid performances in defence to keep the home team in check.
After the restart although Hinckley United pulled a goal back in the first two minutes, Leicester City Ladies were always in control and with added further goals from Charlotte, Brenna and Abbie to cap a fine display.
Leicester City Ladies football was crisp and precise with excellent interchanging passing, and Morgan was safe and secure in goal, well Done to all the girls.
To their credit Hinckley United never gave up and got a consolation goal towards the end which they deserved for their battling performance.

Good win for Under 15s

After last weeks disappointment losing out in extra time in the league cup Leicester City Ladies U15’s carried on their good form with an impressive 10-2 win over Countesthorpe Athletic.
Goals from Rosie Rushin (4) Charlotte Toone (3) and Abbey Raynor (3). There was some excellent performances from Lauren Holt and Katie Bryant controlling the midfield, Paris Watson marshalling the defence and the overall football from the whole team was a joy to watch.
The progression of this team goes from strength to strength. If they continue to progress at the rate they are going the sky is the limit and the team can acheive whatever they want.
Countesthorpe Athletic got two consolation goals and never gave in, they are a credit to themselves and we would like to wish them the best of luck for the rest of the season.

Extra Time Disapointment after Fight Back

This was a very high quality match played in the right spirit of the game with both teams giving everything.
Barwell & Burbage went into an early lead with Megan equalising for Leicester City Ladies midway through the first half.
The score at half time was 1-1 in an evenly contested first half.
Barwell & Burbage started the second half very strongly going 4-1 up within the first 15 minutes.
Leicester City Ladies responded as they always do and drew level with further goals from Megan, Brenna and Charlotte and pushed hard for a winner towards the end.
The game then went into extra time and Barwell & Burbage scored with a spectacular shot to settle this encounter.
It was tough for the team to lose as there was nothing to choose between the sides. Congratulations to Barwell & Burbage and a bigger congratulations to Leicester City Ladies for their efforts and they will get their rewards in due time. Well done.

Tigers lose close battle

After a long break from Sunday football caused by weather it was good for Leicester City Ladies Tigers to finally get some game time when they kick off against a strong Stretton Swifts team who had the advantage of having a game the previous week and for some of their team the previous day.
This match sharpness told in the opening moments of the game and Stretton Swifts forced a series of corners, Fran made a assured start to the game but was forced to leave the pitch with a leg injury and was unable to return.
Fifteen minutes in to the game Laura opened the scoring with an excellent long range lob that gave the Stretton Swifts keeper little chance.
The game continued to flow up and down the pitch with good battles all over the pitch, Kim typified this first losing the ball in a tackle chasing back to win it again and launch an attack.
Leicester City Ladies Tigers made full use of the bench trying different combinations to open up the solid Stretton Swifts defence, Louise went close with a fine individual run while Rhea saw a accurate shot well blocked and Lacy battle hard to win possession in midfield.
In defence Shannon, Mica and Lauren all worked hard to limit goal scoring chances, Jasmin making her debut for Leicester City Ladies Tigers grew in confidence as the game progressed.
Stretton Swifts greater match fitness and sharpness told in the second half, after ten minutes of the they levelled the game with an accurate passing move.
Beth in the Leicester City Ladies Tigers game made a couple of brave stops to keep the scores level.
Laura went close to regaining the lead for Leicester City Ladies Tigers but Stretton Swift snatched the winner when a tiring Tigers midfield failed to chase back and an out numbered defence were again beaten by some good passing.
This was a very tough game after such a long lay off from both training and matches but to their credit they girls never gave up, they will nurse their bruises and come back stronger next week.
Laura picked up parents player of the match.
Team: Beth, Lauren, Fran, Lacy, Laura, Rhea, Kim, Shannon, Jasmin, Louise and Mica.

Another Lions win after long break

On a heavy pitch Westfield Wanderers started well with some nice passing but Leicester City Ladies Lions looked dangerous on the break. This proved to be the case when after ten minutes “CC” collected the ball on the half way line, ran through the Westfield Wanderers defence and slid the ball home to give Leicester City Ladies Lions the lead.
Westfield Wanderers responded well and a good move down the right culminated in a shot hitting the post and Leicester City Ladies Lions goalie Sadie doing well to save the follow up.
The second half remained tight until Minty finished a fine Leicester City Ladies Lions move involving “Mop”, Sophie and Jamie by slotting the ball home from a tight angle to double the lead.
The game was now opened up with Toyah and “Mini” working hard in defence for Leicester City Ladies Lions and Westfield Wanderers goalie was kept busy at the other end.
Five minutes from the end Leicester City Ladies Lions secured all three points when “CC” received the ball from “Minty” and lobbed the goalie to make it 3-0.

Leicester Mercury Sport Awards

After a trophy rich season, Leicester City Ladies Foxes were nominated in the Under 19s Team section of the Leicester Mercury Sport Awards, but on this ocassion they went home without a trophy with Hinkley Colts picking up the award.

Leicester Mercury Sport Awards 2009

Leicester City Ladies Under-13s set themselves a major task in following an exceptional under-12 campaign. They posted a 100 per cent record to win the County Girls League and completed a spectacular treble by winning both the League Cup and County Cup without conceding a goal.

It was not only on the local scene, though, that they enjoyed success. They won tournaments in Skegness and Birmingham, capping the season by seeing off the challenge of 31 other sides to lift the prestigious Nottingham Victoria title. They have not made a bad start in following up those triumphs. So far this season they have posted 11 wins from 11 games and have also set out in search of more cup glory as they remain the team to beat.

Manager Louie Carr – who has a long association with local football at a variety of levels – says the team has not developed by accident. He points to a number of highly-talented players but adds that their achievements are also down to the dedication shown by all members of the squad.

They thrive on three-touch football, keeping the ball moving – an approach that has proved too much for all their rivals in the past couple of seasons.

Lions take all three points

In a tight entertaining game Leicester City Ladies Lions maintained their unbeaten record in the under 12s league with a 2-0 victory over Marlborough Rovers, thanks to two second half goals from “Mops”.
Team: Sadie, Toyah, “Mini”, Anna, “Mops”, Jamie, “CC”, Sophie and “Minty”

Lions march on

Leicester City Ladies Lions picked up another three points in the under 12s League against Leicester Fosse Colleens.
The first half saw Leicester City Ladies press Leicester Fosse Colleens back into their own half for long periods but the match remained scoreless
After the break the Leicester City Ladies continued to apply pressure and Leicester Fosse Colleens resistance was broken with two goals from Sophie and one each from Jamie, “Mops” and “CC” for a good 5-0 victory against a very stubborn team .

Ruthless Tigers

Leicester City Ladies Tigers produced a ruthless performance in the under 12s league to beat Harborough Town 22-0.
Playing in to a stiff wind Leicester City Ladies went straight on the attack against six players of Harborough Town Lacy scoring the first goal with less than a minute played.
The lead was quickly extended with two goals from Laura and three from Kim with less than eleven minutes played with Rhea winning a lot of ball in midfield.
Harborough Town had limited attacking opportunities thanks to Mica, Fran and Lauren how did what was required to give Beth in the Leicester City Ladies goal a quiet first half.
Shannon made a length of the field run for Leicester City Ladies but could only find the side netting, but was on target moments later for her first Tigers goal.
Laura completed her first half hat trick just before the whistle with a well placed long shot.
With the wind at their backs Leicester City Ladies swapped Beth with Rhea in goal and attacked from the kick off, after going close a couple of time in the first half Louise opened her Tigers goal scoring account quickly followed by Kim hitting her forth.
Lacy added her second from an accurate Beth cross who then scored one of her own with a power shot that the Harborough Town keeper got a hand to but was unable to stop it.
Lacy completed her hat trick with a shot from half way, this was quickly followed by a second for the excellent Shannon with a powerful run and neat finish.
Harborough Town to their credit never gave up but being a player down and Leicester City Ladies able to constantly bring on fresh legs they obviously tired towards the end.
Laura added four goals towards the end, Kim completed her second half half hat trick with Louise and Lacy ending the scoring.
Again the Leicester City Ladies defence had little to do in the second half but Mica, Fran and Lauren maintained their position and snuffed out any threat quickly, giving Rhea a quiet second half.
Shannon and Louise where joint winners of the Parents Player of the Match trophy.

Team: Beth, Lauren, Mica, Lacy, Rhea, Laura, Kim, Mica, Fran and Louise

Tigers win tight match

ScreenshotLeicester City Ladies Tigers secured all three points in a tight entertaining match against Marlborough Rovers in the under 12s league.
The match started evenly with Lauren in excellent form at the back for Leicester City Ladies and Rhea going close at the other end with a sharp first time shot.
Beth in the Leicester City Ladies goal came out well to block a Marlborough Rovers shot, while the hard running Lacy went close at the other end.
Towards the end of the first half Leicester City Ladies pushed hard for the opening goal, Kim made won the ball in midfield and dribbled past the Marlborough Rovers defender only to see her shot well saved by the goal keeper.
The second half started like the first with both sides having chances to break the deadlock with both keepers making key saves.
Leicester City Ladies started to string good passing moves together and increase the pressure on the Marlborough Rovers goal.
Mica at the heart of the Leicester City Ladies defence put in several strong tackles to quickly snuff out Marlborough Rovers attacks and maintain the pressure.
Ten minutes in to the second half Laura grabbed the goal the Leicester City Ladies pressure deserved when her well hit long shot was well saved by the Marlborough Rovers but still had enough power to skid over the line.
The hard working Shannon for Leicester City Ladies almost got on the score sheet twice in a minute, and parents player of the match saw another excellent shot well saved by the Marlborough Rovers keeper.
Louise came on up front for Leicester City Ladies to add some fresh legs and helped maintain the pressure on the Marlborough Rovers and secure three points for the Tigers.

Team: Beth, Shannon, Lauren, Lacy, Rhea, Laura, Kim, Mica and Louise

Foxes remain unbeaten

Leicester City Ladies Foxes maintained their unbeaten run in the under 13s league with a impressive 3-0 victory over Oadby & Wigston Snipers.
Simran scored a goal in each half for Leicester City Ladies Foxes with Kelly adding the third.
The strong Leicester City Ladies defence made it nine league games without conceding a goal.

Lions power on

Meeting for the third time in three weeks Leicester City Ladies Lions overpowered Harborough Town 13-0 in the under 12s League.
The goals came from “CC” who scored four, “Mini” picked up a hat trick with “Minty”, “Mops” and Sophie each netting two.
Team: Sadie,Anna, Toyah, Jamie,”CC”, “Mini”, “Minty”, “Mops” and Sophie.

Tigers through in penalty shoot out

Leicester City Ladies Tigers progressed to the semi finals of the Under 12s County Cup after a tense penalty shoot out against Oadby & Wigston Dynamos.
Oadby & Wigston Dynamos kicked off and were straight on the attack, Mica for Leicester City Ladies was solid at the back and Beth made a fine save.
Leicester City Ladies were slow to get started in the game and paid the price seven minutes in to the game after a period of Oadby & Wigston pressure produced a goal.
Oadby & Wigston Dynamos continued to attack and Beth made several fine stops in the Leicester City Ladies goal.
Laura had a chance to equalise for Leicester City Ladies but put the shot over the bar.
Lauren battled hard in the Leicester City Ladies defence helping to prevent further Oadby & Wigston Dynamos goals, leaving the half time score 1-0.
With the wind now behind them Leicester City Ladies hope to get some more chances in front of goal in the second half.
Laura was feeling unwell so swapped with Beth in the Leicester City Ladies goal.
Nine minutes in to the second half Kim for Leicester City Ladies harried the Oadby & Wigston defence, the ball broke to Beth just inside the Oadby & Wigston Dynamos half, she spotted the keeper just off her line and hit an unstoppable shot in to the goal to level the match.
Fran for Leicester City Ladies put herself in exactly the right position several times to deny Oadby & Wigston any clear chances on goal.
Shannon covered every inch of the pitch for Leicester City Ladies playing a full match in midfield for the first time.
Lacy came on for Leicester City Ladies but was still struggling with a leg injury and lacked her usual mobility but still almost snatched a goal.
Rhea for Leicester City Ladies had a couple of chances to take the lead and forced a succession of corners.
Normal time ended 1-1.
Extra time was over in a flash with Leicester City Ladies having a couple of chances to take the lead and Fran was suburb at the back leaving Beth back in the Tigers goal with little to do.
Unsurprisingly in this tight game penalties were required, after the first five penalties for each side the score remained level at 3-3 so sudden death was required. Fran stepped up for Leicester City Ladies and scored, the Oadby & Wigston penalty hit the underside of the bar and Beth made sure the ball did not bounce in by smothering the rebound sending a delighted Tigers in to the semi finals.
Congratulations to both sides for an entertaining match.
Beth picked up Leicester City Ladies Tigers Player of the Match.
Team: Beth, Mica, Fran, Shannon, Rhea, Laura, Kim, Lauren and Lacy

Lions progress to next round in County Cup

Leicester City Ladies Lions proved too too strong for Harborough Town in the quarter finals of the Under 12s County Cup winning 17-1.
‘CC’ topped the scoring with six, ‘Mops’, Jamie and Courtney all picked up hat tricks with Toyah and Sadie completing the scoring.
Team: Sadie, Shakeela, Anna, Toyah, ‘CC’, ‘Mops’, Jamie and Courtney

Under 15s just lose out in County Cup

Leicester City Ladies under 15s put in another excellent team performance but were unlucky to lose 2-1 to Barwell and Burbage in the County Cup Quarter finals.
Barwell and Burbage are unbeaten in the league and Leicester City Ladies knew that they would be in for a tough match, but through hard work they kept in the game and Barwell and Burbage were relieved to hear the final whistle.
If the girls keep progressing at the current rate and stay together they are going to be a very strong team. Keep the good work up girls, you can be as good as you want to be with hard work and dedication.

Tigers in entertaining draw

The new look Leicester City Ladies Tigers continued their development with a draw in a tough entertaining match against Stretton Swifts.
The game started evenly but lacking a serious shots on goal at either end, Mica was strong at the back for Leicester City Ladies Tigers and Beth came out well to collect a dangerous through ball.
Seven minutes in to the game Stretton Swifts opened the scoring after a period of pressure on Leicester City Ladies goal.
From the kick off Leicester City Ladies Tigers equalised, Laura did well to stay on her feet going through several miss timed tackles to fire a low shot in to the goal.
Leicester City Ladies went in to the lead after twelve minutes when Lacy fired an accurate pass through to Rhea on the edge of the box, who turned and placed an accurate shot in to the corner of the net, Lacy was forced to leave the pitch with a leg injury resulting from being tackled after delivering the crucial pass.
After twenty one minutes Stretton Swifts levelled the match with a well place header from a corner.
Just before half time Kim made an excellent run through the Stretton Swifts defence only to have her heals clipped, the resulting free kick hit a Stretton Swift hand in the defensive wall and the danger was cleared.
Half time 2-2.
Both sides defences were on top in the second half, parents player of the match Fran put in a suburb performance covering the full width of the pitch at the back.
Leicester City Ladies switched players around into different positions looking for an opening, Lauren did well working hard in a new midfield role and Shannon was full of running and at the centre of some excellent passing moves.
Midway through the second half Leicester City Ladies thought that they had a won a penalty when a Stretton Swifts defender controlled the ball in the box using her hand but nothing was given.
Both sides pushed hard for a winner but neither could find a way through the oppositions excellent defences and the final whistle went ending the match an entertaining 2-2 draw.

Team: Beth, Mica, Fran, Lacy, Laura, Rhea, Kim, Shannon and Lauren.
Tigers Parents Player of the Match: Fran

Tigers hit fifteen

Leicester City Ladies Tigers enjoyed a good 15-1 win over Caterpillar Girls in the under 12s league.
In difficult conditions both sides started slowly, Leicester City Ladies adapted quickest and after five minutes went ahead through a Laura goal.
Caterpillar Girls battled straight back and forced Beth in Leicester City Ladies goal to move quickly off her line to smoother the danger, she then kicked long for Laura to run on and score her second.
Mica and Lauren were outstanding in defence leaving Beth in the Leicester City Ladies goal with little to do.
Ten minutes in to the game Kim floated in an accurate corner that Laura smashed home to complete her hat trick.
Laura quickly added two more goals, the first a shot that went in off the post from an acute angle and then a header from a corner.
Just before half time Leicester City Ladies Tigers added three more, Lacy hitting a powerful long shot from the edge of the box, Rhea followed up a rebound from her own shot and Laura completed her second hat trick of the game again from a Kim corner.
This left the Tigers with an 8-0 half time lead.
Laura went in goal for Leicester City Ladies at the start of the second half and Beth quickly got herself of the score sheet with a well taken goal at the other end and then turned provider setting up Lacy for her second.
Laura made a fine save in goal before Rhea completed her hat trick with two well taken goals.
Shannon made a great run down the wing beating two defenders before crossing the ball to Rhea leaving her with a simple finish.
Rhea was the final Tigers scorer after Beth and Lacy combined down the right.
Caterpillar Girls kept battling and came back strongly in the final five minutes and were rewarded with a well taken goal and only excellent defending from Lauren and Mica prevented further goals.
In this 15-1 victory Leicester City Ladies parents player of the match went to Mica.

Team: Beth, Mica, Shannon, Lacy, Laura, Rhea, Kim, Lauren.

Victory for Under 15s

Despite difficult playing conditions Leicester City Ladies U15’s enjoyed a 7-2 victory over Counteshorpe Athletic.
The first goal came from Becky, followed shortly before half time with a well taken free kick from Siobhan.
Countesthorpe Athletic then pulled one back after half time. Leicester City Ladies Charlotte, Brenna and Rosie then bagged a goal each before Countesthorpe Athlietic scored again.
An own goal and another from Charlotte made the final score 7-2.
Another good team display with some good defending by Stacey, Paris, and Emily.

Lions remain unbeaten

In difficult conditions Leicester City Ladies Lions beat Enderby Foxes to maintain their second place position in the under 12s league.
Shakeela opened the scoring for the Lions with a long free kick, “CC” made it two with a nice turn and finish and Jamie smashed the third from the corner of the box with Enderby Foxes reducing arrears just before half time.
The second half saw Courtney score Leicester City Ladies Lions fourth with good finish followed by “CC” completing her hat trick to give Lions a 6-1 win.
Lions team: Sadie, Anna, Toyah, “Mini”, “Mops”, Courtney, “CC”, “Minty”, Shakeela, Jamie.

Slow start costs three points

Stoke City Ladies 3 Leicester City Ladies 1

Stoke City started the game brightly and after only five minutes Leicester City Ladies goalkeeper Lucy Clarke pulled off a fantastic double save.
Stoke City continued to push forward and a through ball on ten minutes caught the Leicester City Ladies defence square and the Stoke City winger finished her chance well to make it 1-0.
Stoke City continued to create chances and dominate all over the pitch the only bright point was that Lucy Clarke was having an outstanding game for Leicester City Ladies between the sticks.
On thirty four minutes Leicester City Ladies won a free kick on the edge of the Stoke City penalty area, Erica Preston squared to Ashleigh Bingham who rattled the crossbar, Heather Fyffe followed in with a header but the keeper saved.
Leicester City Ladies created one more chance before half time with Erica Preston putting Sarah Marshall through on goal who hit a shot early which clipped the outside of the post.

Half Time 1-0

Leicester City Ladies considered themselves lucky to go in only 1-0 down at half time and started the second half a lot brighter.
Within five minutes a great passing move ended in a good shot from Leicester City Ladies Erica Preston going just over the bar.
The game was now quite open with Stoke City continuing to look dangerous on the break and when Leicester City Ladies gave away a free kick on the edge of the area they again had goalkeeper Lucy Clarke to thank for making a good save.
On fifty five minutes Stoke City did double their advantage with a quick break leading to a good goal.
Leicester City Ladies pulled a goal back within minutes, Molly Waldron won the ball on the half way line, played it out wide to Jodie White who crossed into Sarah Marshall who laid it back for Annie Rudkin to place the ball in the bottom corner.
Leicester City Ladies began to push players forward in search of an equaliser but where hit by a Stoke City counter attack on seventy five minutes who scored a well taken third goal.

Final Score 3-1

Leicester City Ladies team: L.Clarke, L.Quinn, C.Stephens, K.Walton, H.Fyfe, A.Bingham, A.Rudkin, E.Preston, M.Waldron, J.White, S.Marshall. Subs: G.Ball, S.Payne

Lions in goal rush

Leicester City Lions maintained their second place in the under 12s league with a 22-2 victory over a plucky Caterpillar Girls side.
The goals came from “CC” eight, “Mops” four, Jamie four, “Mini” three, “Minty” two and Courtney one on her debut. Sadie completing the line up in goal.

Good win for Tigers

Leicester City Ladies Tigers enjoyed a comfortable victory 10-1 over Barwell and Burbage United in the under 12s league.
With a strong win in their faces Leicester City Ladies opened the scoring four minutes into the game when Lacy fired in a well placed shot after being put through on goal by Laura.
Barwell and Burbage United fought back and levelled the match after ten minutes with playing some excellent football to open up the Tigers defence.
Three minutes later Laura regained the lead for Leicester City Ladies by striking a free kick from the edge of the box through a forest of legs.
Laura turned provider again two minutes later to set Kim up with only the keeper to beat, this she did with a powerful shot in to the roof of the net.
Barwell and Burbage United came back again and Beth made a fine save in the Leicester City Ladies goal, and Mica was excellent at the back to prevent further threats on goal.
Shortly before half time Laura added her second on the match from the edge of the box.
Barwell and Burbage United nearly pulled a goal back just before the break but Fran made a timely interception to clear the danger.
The second half started with Barwell and Burbage United on the attack Lauren made an excellent headed clearance.
Leicester City Ladies went back on the attacked and after several chances to increase the lead slipped past the post, Eva cut inside from the left hand side and found the back of the net with an accurate shot five minutes in to the second half.
Laura completed her hat trick two minutes later with another powerful long shot to give Leicester City Ladies a 6-1 lead.
Lacy made a strong tackle in midfield to win the ball back for Leicester City Ladies, she then beat the last defender for pace down the right hand side cut in to the penalty box and then beat the keeper with a low shot.
Barwell and Burbage United never gave up and Louise in the Leicester City Ladies defence was kept busy.
Laura added her fourth for Leicester City Ladies receiving a short corner in space on the edge of the box and placing the shot past the keeper.
Before the end of the match Rhea added two further goals for Leicester City Ladies. The first a powerful shot from inside the box and the second resulted from Shannon winning the ball in midfield, making a good run and then passing through to Rhea who finished from a tight angle.

Team: Beth, Shannon, Fran, Lacy, Laura, Rhea, Kim, Mica, Lauren, Louise and Eva.

Player of the Match: Laura

Lions hit Eight

Leicester City Ladies Lions were out of the blocks very smartly and “CC” quickly gave them a 1-0 lead.
Barwell and Burbage were kept in the match thanks to some fine goalkeeping who also started off a nice length of the pitch move that gave them the equaliser.
Leicester City Ladies pulled away with ”CC” completing her hat trick by adding two more goals before half time thanks to nice passing between “Mops” and “Mini”.
Leicester City Ladies goalkeeper Sadie stood firm along with defenders Shakeela and Anna at the start of the second half.
Leicester City Ladies then pulled away and eventually ran out 8-1 winners, “CC” added three more, Minty scored a good left footer and Toyah completing the scoring from the edge of the box.

First team take all three points in must win game

Leicester City Ladies FC v Loughborough Foxes FC

Leicester City Ladies started the game brilliantly and found themselves 2-0 up after only 15 minutes.
Firstly on 3 minutes a great knock into the box by ‘Sugs’ was met by ‘Marshy’ who looped the ball over the stranded Loughborough Foxes goalkeeper.
The second goal came on 12 minutes when a cross-field ball from Jodie White was met by Lindsey Tugby who showed great pace and then finished brilliantly giving the keeper no chance.
Loughborough Foxes upped their game and began to gain more possession, looking dangerous when going forward.
They pulled a goal back on 20 minutes when Leicester City Ladies gave the ball away in midfield, leaving Loughborough Foxes with a break, which they took full advantage off, despite the efforts of Leicester goalkeeper Lucy Clarke.
Loughborough Foxes were level on 32 minutes when a hopeful ball through caught the Leicester City Ladies defence napping and the right-winger finished into the top corner from the edge of the box.
Loughborough Foxes now had the upper hand and had chances to go into half time with the lead.

Half Time 2-2

Leicester City Ladies started the second half slowly and gave Loughborough Foxes far too much possession.
Leicester City Ladies were unlucky not to take the lead when a great strike from the edge of the box from Jodie White hit the outside of the post.
Leicester City Ladies were again guilty of giving possession away on the halfway line allowing Loughborough Foxes to break down the right hand side, a shot across goal was saved by Lucy Clarke but the rebound was an easy tap in for the Loughborough Foxes striker to give her team the lead on 70 minutes.
Leicester City Ladies Jodie White came up with the equaliser on 75 minutes with an unstoppable 30-yard strike.
Leicester City Ladies began to push forward believing the game was there to be won. 5 minutes later good work from Lindsey Tugby on the left hand side ended in a free kick to Leicester City Ladies on the edge of the box. Erica Preston stepped up with confidence and gave Leicester City Ladies the lead with a superb strike into the top corner.
The game was far from won with Loughborough Foxes always looking dangerous on the break.
As the final whistle approached Leicester City Ladies began to keep possession well and push forward for another goal which came on 85 minutes when substitute Molly Waldron delivered a fantastic cross into the box which was expertly headed home by striker Jodie White.

Full Time 5-3

Leicester City Ladies Team: L.Clarke, C.Stephens, K.Walton, H.Fyfe, A.Bingham, A.Rudkin, E.Preston, L.Tugby, J.White, S.Marshall, J.Sugarman
Subs:, M.Waldron, T.Stephens, A.Evans, L.Quin

Second home defeat for First Team

Leicester City Ladies FC v Radcliffe Olympic Ladies FC

Both teams started the game brightly and were battling for every ball. Radcliffe Olympic used the physical aspect of their game to their advantage and used the pace of their forward players to cause Leicester City Ladies  problems.
The first half remained goalless with Radcliffe Olympic looking more likely to score.

Half Time 0-0

The second half also began very evenly with both teams battling for possession. Leicester City Ladies went a goal down halfway through the second half when a very harsh penalty decision was given against them. The Radcliffe Olympic striker coolly placing the penalty in the bottom corner.

Leicester equalised soon after when a free kick from just inside the Radcliffe Olympic half was flicked on by Erica Preston into the path of striker ‘Marshy’ who finished brilliantly past the oncoming goalkeeper.

It didn’t take Radcliffe Olympic long to take the lead again when a shot was fumbled by Leicester City Ladies goalkeeper Lucy Clarke leaving  an easy finish at the far post.

Full Time 1-2

Leicester City Ladies Team: L.Clarke, C.Stephens, K.Walton, H.Fyfe, A.Bingham, A.Rudkin, E.Preston, L.Tugby, J.White, S.Marshall, A.Evans

Subs: J.Sugarman, T.Stephens, M.Waldron

Lions fight back for draw

For the second consecutive week Leicester City Ladies under 12s Lions came from behind to pick up a point in a highly entertaining match against Oadby and Wigston Dynamos.
Leicester City Ladies Lions started the first half on the attack but could find no way past the excellent Dynamos goalkeeper and her defence.
Oadby and Wigston Dynamos hit back and some excellent football resulted in them taking the lead, which they nearly doubled shortly afterwards but where denied by a fine save from Sadie in the Leicester City Ladies goal.
Leicester City Ladies Lions went straight on the attack at the start of the second half forcing the Oadby and Wigston keeper in to another fine save, Mops reacted quickest to the rebound to level the match.
Both sides played some excellent football and had chance to take the lead but found both goalkeepers in fine form and the match finished one all.

Team: Sadie, ‘Mini’, Shakeela, Jamie, ‘CC’, ‘Mops’, ‘Minty’, Toyah and Anna.

Making progress

Have lost 6-0 to the defending league champions, and undefeated this season, Stretton Swifts earlier this season a 2-0 defeat shown the progress made by the girls so far this season.

Solid defence by Leicester City Ladies in the first half was only broken when Stretton Swifts scored with a dubious penalty.

The second half carried on in the same way and with a better run of the ball Leicester City Ladies could have pulled a goal back but were denied by the excellent Stretton Swifts goalkeeper, who picked up player of match award. Stretton Swifts headed a second from a corner to secure all the points.

Well done girls.

Well deserved point for First team

TNS Ladies v Leicester City Ladies

Leicester City Ladies started the game brightly and quickly got used to the rubber crumb surface, putting some good attacking moves together.
TNS the started to get into the game and played some nice quick football which with their movement off the ball caused Leicester City Ladies lots of problems.
Leicester City Ladies had a chance to open the scoring when a through ball from Erica sent Marshie through on gaol, but the keeper made a good save.
TNS then begin to pile the pressure on the Leicester City Ladies goal and had numerous chances to take the lead, on 40 minutes they did just that, a cross into the box brought a great tackle from ‘H’ but unfortunately the ball fell to a TNS player who scored from close range.
Leicester City Ladies fought back and equalised on the stroke of half time when Kim picked the ball up on the half way line, played it out wide to Marshie who squared for Erica to finish from the edge of the box.

Half Time 1 – 1

Both team started the second half well and were both pushing forward looking for the 2nd goal. On 76 mins TNS took the lead when a long ball caused confusion between the Leicester City Ladies goalkeeper and her defence that allowed the striker to nip in and score.
Leicester City Ladies continued to battle and look for an equaliser and were awarded a penalty when a cross from Jodie on the right bobbled up and hit the TNS defender on the arm. Marshie stepped up and blasted the ball straight down the middle of the goal.

Full Time 2 – 2

Leicester City Ladies: L.Clarke, M.Waldron, C.Stephens, K.Walton, H.Fyfe, A.Bingham, A.Rudkin, E.Preston, L.Tugby, J.White, S.Marshall.
Subs: J.Sugarman, T.Stephens, A.Evans

Derby Draw

Leicester City Ladies Lions went top of the league as they picked up a point in the derby match against Leicester City Ladies Tigers.
Both defences were on top in the opening minutes, Fran for the Tigers making several key interceptions with Shakeela for the Lions doing the same at the other end. Jamie almost opened the scoring for the Lions with a well hit long range shot but Beth in the Tigers goal made a fine diving two handed save. The Tigers hit back with Shannon threading an excellent through ball to Kim whose low shot was well saved by Sadie in the Lions goal. The Lions again went on the attack with ‘Minty’ working hard, Mica now on in the Tigers defence put in several excellent clearances. Shortly before half time Anna had a half chance to give the Lions the lead but found the side netting.
This left the half time score 0-0.
The Lions attacked from the whistle and quickly hit a post and nearly bundled in the rebound before Lauren cleared the ball for the Tigers. An quick counter attack down the right gave Rhea a half chance to open the scoring for the Tigers but Toyah made and excellent covering tackle. Again the Lions came back with a series of attacks but found Beth in fine form and when she was beaten Lacy was on hand to clear the ball off the line from a neat shot from ‘Mops’. Emma added some fresh legs in attack for the Tigers but could not find a way past ‘Mini’ in the Lions defence. The deadlock was finally broken just before the end of the second half when the Tigers Laura collected a throw on the edge of the box and smashed a powerful shot on the turn into the net. The Lions responded straight from the kick off when ‘CC’ finished a fine solo run with an excellent low shot. In the remaining few minutes both sides had a chance to steal the win but the final whistle left this excellent football match level at 1-1.

Lions: Sadie, ‘Mini’, Shakeela, Jamie, ‘CC’, ‘Mops’, ‘Minty’, Toyah and Anna.
Lions Player of the Match: ‘CC’

Tigers: Beth, Shannon, Fran, Lacy, Laura, Rhea, Kim, Mica, Lauren and Emma.
Tigers Player of the Match: Beth

Tigers secure first league win.

Leicester City Ladies Tigers under 12s picked up their first league victory of the season with a 5-2 triumph over Enderby Foxes.
Leicester City Ladies started well but found themselves a goal behind after five minutes.
It took five minutes for Leicester City Ladies to level the match, an Enderby Foxes goal kick was cleared by the midfield to Kim who flicked the ball over her head, turned and ran strongly into the penalty area and fired in an accurate shot.
Both side had chances to take the lead, Fran and Mica at the heart of the Leicester City Ladies defence put in some excellent work.
Beth in the Leicester City Ladies goal made a fine from an well hit Enderby Foxes free kick.
Just before half time momentum carried the Enderby Foxes goal keeper out of her area with the ball in hand, Laura quickly hit the resulting free kick into the back of the net from an acute angle to give Leicester City Ladies a 2-1 half time lead.
The second half started with a furry of goals, first Kim, for Leicester City Ladies, was rewarded for her chase of a long goal kick from Beth that caused confusion in the Enderby Foxes defence and found herself left with a simple tap in.
Enderby Foxes quickly hit back with a fine interception and powerful shot.
Laura restored Leicester City Ladies two goal advantage with another well taken free kick from the edge of the box.
The game then flowed from end to end, Lauren put in an excellent performance in defence and Shannon showed her versatility starting in defence, moving into midfield and ending up as a striker. Lacy covered every blade of grass putting in another excellent performance in midfield.
Leicester City Ladies finished the match strongly Laura almost completed her hat trick and Rhea went close before Kim completed the scoring and her hat trick with another run in to the box and accurate shot.

Team: Beth, Shannon, Fran, Lacy, Laura, Lacy, Kim, Mica, Lauren
Parents player of the match: Fran

Poor first half costs first team

Leicester City Ladies v Coventry City

The 1st ten minutes were a very even affair with both teams trying to find their feet.  With 15 minutes gone Coventry City broke down the right hand side and a cross to the back post was volleyed in off the cross bar.
Coventry City took the momentum of the 1st goal and doubled their lead shortly after when a corner to the front post took a deflection and looped over Lucy’s Head.  It wasn’t long before Coventry City scored again when the referee awarded a harsh penalty which was easily tucked away.
Half Time 0-3
Leicester City Ladies started the second half much better and were gaining more possession.  Leicester City Ladies created some half chances but never really looked like getting a goal.  Coventry City got their 4th and final goal on 85 minutes when a break down the right caused confusion in the Leicester City Ladies defence ending up with the ball in the back of the net.
Full Time 0-4
Leicester City Ladies: L.Clarke, C.Glover, C.Stephens, K.Walton, H.Fyfe, A.Bingham, A.Rudkin, J.Sugarman, L.Tugby, J.White, S.Marshall.
Subs: G.Ball, T.Stephens, M.Waldron.

Unders 15s hit Ten

Leicester City Ladies under 15s enjoyed a 10-4 victory away to Oadby & Wigston Snipers.
Playing some neat football Leicester City Ladies led 4-2 at half time, Oadby & Wigston Snipers pulled another back shortly after the break before Leicester City Ladies pulled away.
Rosie topped the scoring with five goals, Charlotte T and Brenna added two each with Charlotte C scoring with a thunderbolt.

Tigers through to next round of County Cup

Leicester City Ladies under 12 Tigers moved through to the next round of the County Cup with a comfortable 6-0 victory over Barwell & Burbage United.
Leicester City Ladies Tigers started well and attacked from the first whistle but struggled to hit the target with a series of efforts going wide.
Barwell and Burbage United made a quick break away and Beth making her Leicester City Ladies debut in goal made a fine save.
Leicester City Ladies scored their first goal after fifteen minutes when Laura dribbled passed two defenders and fired a powerful shot into the back of the net.
Mica built on last weeks performance and work hard in the Leicester City Ladies defence.
Just before half time Leicester City Ladies doubled their lead when Laura picked up a long through ball and slipped the ball passed the Barwell and Burbage United goalkeeper.
Barwell and Burbage started the second half well and nearly pulled a goal back when a good shot hit the bar.
Leicester City Ladies hit straight back when an accurate through ball from Laura found Kim in space on the edge of the box, she turned and hit a well placed shot in to the top corner of the goal.
Kim turned provider for the next Leicester City Ladies goal when a neat pass found Lacy in space who scored her first Leicester City Ladies goal.
Louise on at half time grew in confidence firstly in defence and then midfield.
Laura completed her hat trick with a long shot and Rhea made it six with a well taken goal after Fran put her through on goal.
Shannon almost added her first Leicester City Ladies goal just before end but her first time shot hit the post.

Team: Beth, Shannon, Fran, Lacy, Rhea, Laura, Kim, Mica, Louise
Parents player of the match: Laura

Solid performance

Leicester City Ladies under 15s put in a solid team performance to win 2-0 and moved through to the second round of the County Cup.
On a hot day the team worked hard and were rewarded with a goal in each half, the first from Brenna with Rosie adding the second.

Second half fightback secures a point

Leicester City Ladies started the game brightly with striker Jodie White getting in behind the defence and putting a couple of good crosses into the danger area early on. Wolves Ladies began to come more into the game and their passing and movement off the ball started to trouble Leicester City Ladies. It wasn’t long before Wolves Ladies took the lead with a well taken goal. Leicester City Ladies were struggling to put any moves together and were giving the ball away all over the pitch. Wolves Ladies doubled their advantage before half time when a Leicester City Ladies counter attack broke down high up the pitch, a long ball put the Wolves Ladies striker through on goal and she made no mistake.

Half Time – Leicester City Ladies 0 Wolves Ladies 2

Leicester City Ladies came out fighting in the second half and were determined to get something out of the game. Half way through the second half Sarah Marshall replaced Claire Stephens up front and Ashleigh Bingham replaced Molly Waldron at right midfield. The change of personnel seemed to perk Leicester up and a good move down the right hand side involving Ashleigh Bingham and Sarah Marshall resulting in the later crossing for Lindsey Tugby to open the scoring for Leicester City Ladies.
The goal gave Leicester City Ladies the confidence to push forward more and the game became very open with both teams creating chances.
Leicester City Ladies were awarded a free kick just inside the penalty area in the dying moments of the game and Erica Preston made sure Leicester City Ladies went away with a point drilling the ball into the bottom right hand corner of the net.

Full Time – Leicester City Ladies 2 Wolves Ladies 2

Team: G.Ball, L.Quinn, H.Fyfe, K.Walton, B.Poppleton, L.Tugby, E.Preston, A.Rudkin, M.Waldron, J.White, C.Stephens. Subs: S.Marshall, J.Sugarman, A.Bingham.

Excellent win for Lions

In a free flowing game Leicester City Ladies under 12s Lions took a quick lead from a 20-yarder shot by “CC” this was quickly doubled with a nice finish from a good passing move by “Minty”.
Asfordby Amateurs came back strongly looking to reply but were held at bay by some fine goalkeeping from Sadie to leave the half time score 2-0.
The second half was much the same as the first with some good end to end
football but the Leicester City Ladies Lions held firm in the face of some excellent passing from Asfordby Amateurs.
Leicester City Ladies Lions eventually pressed home their advantage with another from “Minty”, one from Jamie and the last from “CC”.

Lions Team: Sadie, Shakeela, Anna, Toyah, “Mini”, Jamie, “Minty”, “CC”,”Mops”