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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Tough lesson for Tigers

Leicester City Ladies under 12s Tigers suffered a first game of the season away to an experienced Westfield Wanderers side.
Leicester City Ladies gave Tigers debuts to seven players Emma, Shannon, Lacy, Rhea, Louise, Mica and Lauren mixed in with three experienced Tigers Laura, Fran and Kim.
An entertaining first half flowed from end to end and finished scoreless despite chances at both ends.
Westfield Wanderers more experienced side quickly opened up the Leicester City Ladies defence with three goals in the first 6 minutes of the second half to effectively secure the points.
Leicester City Ladies continued to push for a goal but found the Westfield Wanderers keeper in fine form. Westfield Wanderers scored two more goals to complete their 5-0 victory.
Lacy on her debut picked up the Leicester City Ladies parents player of the match trophy.