Vital Win

Leicester City Ladies first team sealed a vital win against rivals Stoke City who were one point and one place above them in the league with a game in hand.
Leicester City Ladies were two up after twenty five minutes with goals from Scott and Walton both from set plays. Stock City pulled a goal back thanks to a dubious penalty decision and soon after they took advantage of a defensive error and levelled the scores just before half time.
Second half was much better from Leicester City Ladies and after the hour mark they started to get a grip on the game and play some good football.
Although Stoke City had good pace up front Leicester City Ladies coped better second half with it and they built from the back with good progressive play.
With 15 minutes to go Leicester City Ladies got the winner again from a set piece, but this time Helen Rudkin stole in to score at the far post.
Leicester City Ladies deserved their win going on the second half display and it was a vital win considering both teams positions in the league, Leicester can now look to build for a midweek tie with Northampton before the long trip to TNS in what it an important three game week for the team.
Player of the Match – Heather Fyfe