Leicester City Women Football Club

Preview: LCWFC vs Charlton

Tom Brooks

Leicester City Women will look to build on their impressive victory away to Durham last Sunday as they host third placed Charlton Athletic at Farley Way Stadium tomorrow.

  • The Foxes have lost one, won one and drawn one of their opening three league games at home
  • Charlton Athletic scored a late winner in their 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace last weekend
  • These two sides have never met before in competitive action

Leicester City Women returned to winning ways last Sunday with a 2-0 victory over Durham Women, both goals came in an early spell of clinical finishing but it was the Foxes defensive strengths that earned them most plaudits from the match.

They’ll have to put in a similarly strong performance again tomorrow if they are to claim maximum points against a Charlton side who have slowly climbed up the table to sit third, just two points behind the top two.

Whilst the Addicks maintained their 100% winning streak at home thanks to Charley Clifford’s late winner, on the road they have only picked up four points from four matches, drawing blanks in defeats to both of the two teams above them.

When, where and tickets

Leicester City Women are back at Farley Way Stadium for the first time since mid-October, where they put four past London Bees in a 4-2 victory. Tickets for tomorrows game are available now from lcwfc.com/shop or on the gate at the game tomorrow.

Tickets are priced at £5 for adults, £2.50 for Concessions, Students and Under 16s or £13 for a family of four.

Address:

Farley Way Stadium
Farley Way
Quorn
Leicestershire
LE12 8RB

Head-to-Head

Sunday’s meeting between these two sides will be the first competitive meeting. Charlton Athletic Women are also new to the FA Women’s Championship this season, having beaten Blackburn Rovers 2-1 in the FA WPL Play-Off Final at Bramall Lane in May.

Last time out

City

Jonathan Morgan’s side picked up the result of the weekend as they ended Durham’s unbeaten start to the season with a professional 2-0 win away to the Wildcats. Early goals from Nicole Nymoen and Serena Fletcher were enough to seal all three points before a strong defensive performance saw them pick up only their second clean sheet of the season.

Charlton

Riteesh Mishra’s side have been in quietly impressive form this season, picking up maximum points from their five home matches, including their late 2-1 win over local rivals Crystal Palace, goals from Liz Ejupi and Charley Clifford saw them pick up all three points and climb the table into third.

Stats

  • The Foxes will be looking to pick up back-to-back clean sheets for the first time since victories over Nottingham Forest and Guiseley back in March
  • Charlton Athletic could climb into the league’s top two this weekend should they win and either Tottenham or Manchester United slip up
  • This is Leicester’s first December League match since 2015, of their 12 league matches to take place in December, they’ve lost only once. (December League record: P12 W8 D3 L1 – F49 A10)