Leicester City Women Football Club

Development Centre Update – Saturday 15 September 2018

Leicester City Women Development Centre enjoyed another successful weekend of football with 5 teams picking up maximum points with big wins.

  • Under 14’s started their season with a 11-0 victory over Redditch United
  • Both Under 13’s teams picked up victories with clean sheets
  • Under 11’s got their season underway away to Kingshurst

Leicester City Women Development Centre entered match week two last Saturday with plenty of action across all nine age groups. Read the reports from a few of the games below.

Under 10’s (LCWFC vs Coundon Court)

A very strong, promising performance for the Under 10’s.  A well-matched game between two sides, consisting of a high level of football and team work.

The girls played excellently as a team and have come on heaps and bounds together already. Great defensive and attacking shape and fantastic communication from all.

The newly formed opposition put up a fantastic battle and should also be very proud of their performance. All in all, a great game of football with lots of positives and points to work on.

Under 11’s (Kingshurst vs LCWFC)

Our Under 11’s put out a fantastic performance in their opening game of the season, away to Kingshurst. Unfortunately, our opposition could not field a full squad, but our girls really showed their character and excellent sportsmanship, with four of them rotating to ensure the opposition had a full team.

The girls grew into the game and by the second half it was clear to see that their hard work and commitment during pre-season had really paid off as they worked extremely well as a team, passing through the thirds to produce some fantastic attacking movements on multiple occasions.

At the same time, they displayed many of the extremely important defensive principles they have been working on in training. Overall it was an excellent start to what looks to be an extremely positive season for the Under 11’s.

Leicester City Women Development Centre’s Under 11’s

Under 14’s (Redditch United 0 – 11 LCWFC)

As an opening game of the season, we couldn’t ask for a better setting, we played in the Redditch United stadium on a 3G pitch. Our aim is to get as many girls as possible to play for the senior first team, therefore they will be pushed this season.

A fantastic start to the game saw Leicester City 3-0 up after five minutes with some wonderful goals. Playing out from the goalkeeper, through the thirds and a great finish. This was a real team goal, which set the standard from the very start. The girls were moving the ball with speed, offering options to their team mates and playing with confidence.

At half time, the girls were asked to get the ball moving quickly, and to combine on the edge of the box to create chances. When they did this, they looked like a team who will be competing at the top end of the table come the end of the season.

The girls were superb today, dominating the game from the first whistle to the last. The girls have been told that team spirit is key, and they had that in bucket loads today.

Leicester City Women Development Centre’s Under 14’s

Under 15’s (LCWFC 8 – 0 Stourbridge Girls)

Against Stourbridge the Under 15’s produced another fine display. They played some lovely football and won the game 8-0 with five different girls getting on the score sheet.

The game started with Leicester City pressing Stourbridge high which stopped them being able to play out and allowed our attacking players to link up and have chances on goal.

We were fortunate to go in at half time 2-0 with both goals scored by Tammy Betts; one of them being an excellently executed overhead kick. Stourbridge had a few chances but with Poppy Bastock in the sticks and a solid back line they were unable to score a goal.

A few changes at half time and with fresh legs in both wing back positions, the Under 15’s continued to press and scored 6 goals in the second half. An excellent goal in the second half was scored by Mackenzie Smith from 25-yards-out. Stourbridge pressed us on more occasions in the second half, but a confident Alice Russell was able to keep a clean sheet.

Both goalkeepers today were solid and commanded their area and provided an outlet for the team to switch the play.

Under 18’s (LCWFC 8 – 2 Burton Albion)

Another hat-trick for Tara Kirk plus goals from Ciara Byrne, Ellie York, Chloe Maitland, Grace Smith and Eve Bennett saw the Under 18’s run out emphatic 8-2 winners over Burton Albion.

It took resilience to come back from 2-0 down after 20 minutes but an outstanding display of passing, movement and finishing in the second half gave the Under 18’s a well-deserved win and all three points.