Leicester City Women Football Club

Makoni: We had our fair share of chances

Leicester City Women extended their unbeaten start to the year with a 0-0 draw against Aston Villa Ladies in front of a large crowd at Villa Park.

  • The Foxes made it three matches unbeaten with the stalemate at Villa Park
  • Leigh Dugmore and Rosie Axten both had chances in the first half whilst Sophie Domingo saw a goal ruled out late on
  • Leicester turn their attentions to the SSE Women’s FA Cup next as they welcome London Bees to Farley Way Stadium

The Foxes travelled to Aston Villa looking for a third straight league win but both sides cancelled each other out during a closely fought battle in front of a crowd of over 1,600.

Sophie Domingo did have the ball in the net, ten minutes from time, but the assistant referee’s flag ruled the goal out as the sides had to settle for a point at Villa Park.

Speaking to LCWFC TV, Assistant Manager Michael Makoni felt that the foxes created the better of the chances and were unlucky not to score in an end-to-end battle between the two mid-table sides.

“I think it was a good game for the neutrals, both teams were counter attacking, both teams created a lot of chances it’s just a shame that none of the teams put any of the chances away.

“I think it’s fair to say we probably had the fair share of the clear cut chances and it was a shame that we didn’t top off the occasion with a few goals.”

The Foxes created some good chances but failed to apply the finishing touch. Both Leigh Dugmore and Rosie Axten forced saves out of the Villa ‘keeper on a windy afternoon in Birmingham.

“I think it took a while for the girls to get used to the pitch and the weather.” Makoni added, “It took a while for the game to get going. Both sides tried to get the ball down and play.

“It was a matter of trying to put the chances away and I think it was unfortunate that both teams couldn’t do that.”

The Foxes turn their attentions to the SSE Women’s FA Cup next week as London Bees visit Farley Way Stadium for the Fourth Round tie.

“We’re excited to get going in the FA Cup.” Makoni told LCWFC TV. “We’ve played London Bees twice already in the league so it’ll be interesting to see how both teams match up.”

“We do play a similar style of football, so it’ll be an exciting game for the fans and for us.”

Tickets for the FA Cup tie against London Bees are available from lcwfc.com/shop.