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.