Season Review

Alizeh, Chloe, Danni, Emily, Emma, Isabelle, Jashika, Jaskirat, Louise, Lucy, Maya, Megan, Munashe, Priyanka, Rebecca.
As the season approached it was very doubtful whether we would have a team to play in the Leicester City & County Girls Football League.
When we were scheduled to play our first League game we had eight registered players. After a lot of hard work from some of the fantastic volunteers within LCLFC we were able to bring in seven new players who we had to get registered by the end of September or withdraw from the League an ultimatum issued by the League.
So the Under 15’s played the first League game at the end of September instead of the planned opening fixture at the end of August.
Having had to postpone the fixtures for September, despite being given that time to get a team together by the League, we were fined for postponing two of those games, this also left us facing a fine if we postponed any further games throughout the season (more on that later).
So on the 28th September the League season began with a home game against Oadby Owls. After a bright start to the game the girls took the lead but by the end were well beaten by a very strong Oadby Owls team.
After getting that first League game played it was to be another two weeks before the girls played again against the eventual League champions Oadby & Wigston Rovers, where the girls suffered their heaviest defeat of the season.
It was to be another three weeks before the girls played again, in the League against Leicester City Ladies Diamonds in what was one of the teams best performances of the season but ended in defeat by the odd goal. A week later and the girls picked up their first point of the season away to Asfordby where it was felt by the two coaches that it should have been the teams first win.
With games planned for most Sundays throughout November and December it was hoped the team would keep up this level of performance but three postponements on the trot meant only one game was played between mid November and Christmas.
With 13 League games to be played from January to April plus League cup fixtures, this caused issues on a number of occasions with the availability of players, the team played twice 10 v 11 and in one game played 9 v 11.
In what was a very tough season this group of girls showed in certain games what they are capable of playing some good football.With so many new players joining the group it was always going to be difficult to find that consistency, coming up against players and teams who have been playing for 3, 4 or 5 years.
The team eventually finished 9th in the League.
Semi finalists in the League Cup.
Quarter Finalists in the County Cup.
A special mention to Lucy, Louise, Chloe, Emily, Megan and Rebecca who stuck with this team, along with Isabelle and Danni helped the 7 new girls to the game, settle in to competitive football.
As manager the most pleasing thing this season was the development shown by all of the girls and especially the four who took their first steps into senior football, well done to Lucy,Emily,Chloe and Rebecca for playing for the LCLFC development team.