League Cup Victory

After a few weeks without a game due to the weather, Leicester City Ladies faced Asfordby Amateurs in the 1st round of the League Cup.
Leicester City Ladies started brightly and opening the scoring within the 1st minute when Jade won the ball and released Lauren who finished confidently. Leicester City Ladies kept the pressure on Asfordby Amateurs and continued to create chances and striker Laura was unlucky not to score Leicester’s second. The second goal did eventually come and what a goal it was with captain Lauren lobbing the goalkeeper with a brilliant strike! Leicester City Ladies continued to push froward and a great corner from jade was stabbed home by Laura for Leicester’s third. Asfordby Amateurs looked dangerous going forward but Leicester City Ladies defenders Ciara and Shania played brilliantly to limit them to half chances. Just before half time Leicester extended their lead once again, this time with a good finish from Foxy.
Half Time – LCLFC 4 Asfordby Amatuers 0
Asfordby Amateurs came out determined in the second half and were much improved which made the game a lot harder for Leicester City Ladies. Leicester continued to battle and after winning the ball in midfield Olivia went on a fantastic run, when her shot was well saved by the goalkeeper Chloe was on hand to finish well for Leicester’s 5th. Asfordby Amateurs then had a period of pressure on the Leicester City Ladies goal winning several corners. Leicester City Ladies stood firm and defended solidly and had goalkeeper Viv to thank for keeping a clean sheet when she pulled off some brave saves. Leicester City Ladies weathered the Asfordby Amateurs pressure and managed to add another goal to their tally when Foxy scored her second goal of the game after reacting first to the loose ball in the penalty area.
Final Score – LCLFC 6 Asfordby 0
Overall a good performance by Leicester City Ladies, the girls were always in control of the game and showed determination and courage when they were put under pressure. Hopefully they can keep this form going into the upcoming matches.
Leicester City Ladies Squad: Viv, Megan, Ciara, Shania, Molly, Chloe (1), Olivia, Jade, Laura (1), Lauren (2) and “Foxy” (2)