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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.