Close Game

Leicester City Ladies produced a good battling display to win their 15th game league game of the season against a much improved Leicester City Ladies 2010 team.
Leicester City Ladies made the perfect start to the game when Foxy gave them the lead after only three minutes! Leicester City Ladies continued to pressure 2010 and got their just rewards when Jade made it 2-0 with nine minutes gone. Leicester City Ladies continued to create chances but found 2010’s goalkeeper in superb form. 2010 then started to come into the game more and were hassling Leicester City Ladies into making mistakes. On fourteen minutes 2010’s pressure told and they got a goal back. Leicester City Ladies were now struggling to gain control of the game and 2010 looked dangerous going forward. 2010 did equalise on twenty minutes when a good run and cross from the left hand side ended up in the back of the net deflected off a Leicester City Ladies player. Leicester City Ladies then showed their determination and character and Olivia deservedly put them back in front on the stroke of half time after the 2010 goalie spilled the ball.
Half time: LCLFC 3 LCLFC 2010 2
The second half was an even affair with both teams competing for every ball. Leicester City Ladies again had numerous chances to extend their lead but were denied by some brilliant saves from the 2010 goalkeeper. The game was still very much in the balance with both teams pushing forward in search of a goal. Leicester City Ladies captain Lauren eased everyone’s nerves on 42 minutes when she scored a 4th goal. Leicester City Ladies played out the rest of the game sensibly, denying 2010 any chances to get a goal back.
Final score: LCLFC 4 LCLFC 2010 2
Leicester City Ladies manager Annie Rudkin commented after the game “This was a very tough and competitive game which LCLFC just edged in the end. I’m proud of the commitment and determination shown my my girls today, not the best footballing performance but another win which takes us a step closer to the league title.”
Leicester City Ladies Squad: Squad: Viv, Megan, Shania, Laura, Olivia (1), Jade (1), Lauren (1), Foxy (1), Chloe, Molly and Ciara