Leicester City Women Football Club

Preview: Millwall vs LCWFC

Leicester City Women travel to South-East London tomorrow as the FA Women’s Championship returns, with the Foxes looking to build on their victory over London Bees.

  • Leicester City returned to winning ways before the international break with a 4-2 win over London Bees
  • Millwall started the season with back-to-back defeats before their 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace before the break
  • The Foxes have netted seven goals in their past two matches whilst they have conceded five

The Foxes have had a steady start to the season with two defeats and two wins but will be hoping to continue their goalscoring form as they face a Millwall Lionesses side still looking for their first win of the season.

With nine goals from their opening four matches, the Foxes are third top scorers in the division but have also conceded the third most behind Aston Villa and London Bees.

Meanwhile Millwall have scored just twice in their opening three matches and at the other end, tomorrows hosts’ will be looking to keep their first clean sheet of the season.

Nicole Nymoen of Leicester City and Leicester City manager Jonathan Morgan at the end
Leicester City Women v London Bees Women’s Championship football match, Quorn FC, Loughborough, UK – 30 Sep 2018
Photo: Paul Currie for The FA

When, Where and Tickets

Leicester City make the trip to South East London tomorrow, heading to Dartford FC’s Princes Park. The FA Womens Championship match is a 2:00pm kick off on Sunday 14 October.

Tickets are available on the gate tomorrow, priced at £5 Adults and £2 Concessions.

Address

Princes Park
Grassbanks
Darenth Road
Dartford
Kent
DA1 1RT

Team News

City

The Foxes have seen a number of players pick up injuries over the past few matches but will be hoping that the international break will have helped in their recovery. Serena Fletcher and Nicole Nymoen both returned to fitness in the last match.

Millwall

Millwall Captain Leanne Cowan returned to training during the past week and will be hoping to get back onto the pitch for Millwall, whilst four players have recently returned from international duty with both England Under 19s and Under 18s.

Head to head

Leicester have played Millwall twice before in competitive action. Almost ten years ago to the day the two sides met in the FA WPL Cup 3rd Round with the Foxes coming away with a 3-1 victory before losing 7-0 to Arsenal in the Quarter Finals.

The following season, the two sides met again in the fourth round of the Women’s FA Cup with the Lionesses travelling to Leicester and safely progressing to the fifth round courtesy of a 3-0 win.

Last Time Out

City

Leicester returned to winning ways before the international break, with a 4-2 victory over London Bees. Goals from Rosie Axten, Freda Ayisi and Leigh Dugmore put the Foxes into a comfortable 3-0 lead before a penalty shortly before the break gave London Bees a lifeline.

The visitors pulled a second goal back in the second half before Nicole Nymoen netted a curling effort from a corner to seal all three points.

Millwall

Millwall Lionesses’ Manager Chris Phillips will be happy to have seen his side stop their run of defeats with their 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace.

The Lionesses fell behind early on to an Ashlee Hincks goal before England Under 19 international Gabriella Ravenscroft levelled the scores in the second half.

Stats

  • Defeat in their last away match against Lewes ended Leicester City’s run of 13 away games unbeaten, including six straight away league wins. The Foxes have suffered just 5 away defeats in their past 34 away matches.
  • Millwall Lionesses’ home record is similarly impressive, with just three defeats in their past 16 league matches. Millwall only lost one league game in each of the past two seasons.
  • Out of the past two meetings, both have been won by the away side scoring three goals.