Leicester City Women Football Club

Huddersfield Town Vs LCWFC – Preview

Jonathan Morgan’s Leicester City Women side travel to Huddersfield Town Ladies this afternoon in a bid to continue their good start to the year.

The Foxes have won seven successive games in all competitions in a run stretching back to early November.

Leicester left it late but started their 2018 off with a victory in the SSE Women’s FA Cup as they dispatched of Bradford City Women last week.

Huddersfield Town Ladies will provide a stern test, though, with just a point between the two sides in the league table – City have played two games less than their Yorkshire counterparts.

Foxes up and running for the year:

Leicester City Women enjoyed an accomplished 2017 as great improvements on and off the pitch made up for a lack of silverware.

Title challenges, exciting transfers and international call-ups for some made the previous 12 months one of the best years in the club’s history.

In fact, only two sides collected more Women’s Premier League Northern Division points in the calendar year than City. Reigning champions Blackburn Rovers Ladies and Middlesbrough Women each collected 45 points while LCWFC lagged just behind with 42.

Never a side to rest on their laurels, the Foxes started the current year in dramatic fashion. City looked to be exiting the Women’s FA Cup at the Third Round stage but fought back against Bradford City Women with a Rosie Axten penalty and a last-minute winner by Leigh Dugmore.

The victory ensured a trip to Plymouth Argyle Ladies in the next round but also continued a seven game winning streak that has also included wins over West Bromwich Albion Women, Chorley Ladies and Loughborough Foxes.

Huddersfield a different proposition to last season:

Huddersfield Town Ladies have also started the season brightly and already look set to improve on their ninth place finish of last term.

At this date last year, the Terriers had just 11 points to their name compared to the 23 points they have collected this season.

Their run before Christmas saw them only lose one game in eight and the spirit within the group has remained positive for the duration of the season so far.

Manager Ash Vickers said: “I think it’s been a good start to the season, we’ve obviously dropped points where we could’ve done better, but as a whole, with a new squad, it’s been a good first half to the season.”

There are many factors in their good start to their fourth consecutive season at this level and one of them is their front line. New signing Hannah Campbell has chipped in with five but the performances of fan favourites Emily Heckler and Katie Mallin have proven crucial thus far.

Town failed to beat this Sunday’s opposition last term as they lost 1-6 at home before drawing 2-2 at the Riverside Pavilion.

In the reverse fixture this season, Leicester came out 3-2 winners as a brace from Nat Johnson and a 64th minute from Leigh Dugmore sealed the three points.

 

 

Travel Information:

If you wish to come and support the Foxes in their first WPL away game of 2018, the Stafflex Arena is a two hour drive from Leicester City Centre.

Address –

Stafflex Arena

Storthes Hall Lane,

Huddersfield,

Yorkshire,

HD8 0WA

 

If you can’t make the trip, you can follow all the latest updates on the club’s official Twitter account and watch the live stream on YouTube.