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