Leicester City Women Football Club

Nymoen: A point is a little disappointing

Leicester City Women made it three matches unbeaten at the start of 2019, following a stalemate against Aston Villa Ladies.

  • The Foxes have picked up seven points from their three matches in January
  • Midfielder Nicole Nymoen says the match could have ended 4-4
  • Leicester City face London Bees next up in the SSE Women’s FA Cup

Leicester City Women Midfielder Nicole Nymoen believes the Foxes deserved more from the match against Aston Villa Ladies.

The Foxes had to settle for a point despite having the better of the chances with both Leigh Dugmore and Rosie Axten testing the keeper before Sophie Domingo saw her goal chalked out for offside.

The two sides met at Villa Park in front of a record crowd of 1,618 but neither side were able to find the finishing touch as the match ended goalless.

Speaking to LCWFC TV, Nymoen said: “I think it was a very open game, obviously both teams were going for it and it was very end to end. I think it could have ended 4-4 to be honest, with how things were going.

“I think we were a little bit more clinical, our shots were a bit more clear in front of the goal and we just didn’t put them away. The point is a little bit disappointing in the end.”

Reaction: Nicole Nymoen speaks following the goalless draw against Aston Villa Ladies

The Foxes did have the ball in the back of the net, ten minutes from time when Sophie Domingo headed Ella Franklin-Fraiture’s cross beyond Sian Rogers but the Assistant Referee’s flag ruled out the goal.

“It’d be good to have a look back at it, see if it was offside.” Nymoen added, “I think when we were in the box and in front of goal I think we had the better chance to get the ball in the back of the net but our finishing let us down today.”

“There was a nice big crowd out their today, it’s always a good experience with the crowd there, you don’t get these chances often. I think taking in the occasion is important for us players.”

The Foxes now turn their attentions to the SSE Women’s FA Cup, entering the competition at the Fourth Round stage alongside the other teams in the FA Women’s Super League and Championship.

“Obviously the FA Cup is a big competition. We’ve played London Bees before so we’ll be looking for a bit of revenge after the last time we played them.” [London Bees 2 – 1 Leicester City]

Tickets for Sunday’s match against London Bees are onsale now from lcwfc.com/shop or are available to buy on the gate, priced at £5 Adults and £2.50 for Concessions, Under 16’s and Students.