Leicester City Women Football Club

Reserves beat Baggies to stay top

Leicester City Women’s Reserves recorded a 2-1 victory over West Bromwich Albion to maintain their lead at the top of the FA WNL Midlands Division table.

  • Gabby Foulkes scored the opener before Annie Taylor restored the lead in the second half
  • The Foxes remain unbeaten in all competitions this season, after 16 matches
  • Leah Grant’s side face Derby County in their next league match

After securing their place in the County Cup Semi Finals with a shootout victory over Loughborough Foxes last Sunday, Leicester City Women’s Reserves turned their attention back to the league for the visit of West Bromwich Albion.

Striker Gabby Foulkes celebrated her birthday by opening the scoring for the hosts, finding the back of the net inside the opening half an hour for her second goal of the season.

The two sides shared a 2-2 draw in October, the first time Since April 2018 that Leicester City have failed to take maximum points from a league match.

Fourth-placed West Bromwich Albion levelled the scores in this encounter late in the first half to head into the break locked at 1-1.

Gabbie Foulkes celebrates scoring the Foxes opener on her birthday. Photo: Gary Reed

Leah Grant’s side have been in impressive goal-scoring form in recent weeks, finding the net 23 times in their past five matches in all competitions.

The Foxes found their winning goal in the second half when midfielder Annie Taylor fired home a rocket from distance to seal the three points for a ninth consecutive league match.

The result sees Leicester City maintain their one-point lead over Stoke City in the Midlands Division table, they welcome Derby County Ladies to Riverside Pavilion in their next league match, on Sunday 10 February (2pm kick-off).

The Details…

City: S Clarke, L Johnson, R Brown, M Boultbee, A O’Neill, A Taylor, I Hunt, G Foulkes, G Williams, S Henson, T Hudson

Subs: C Gillett, E Aston, F Omenazu, R Bailey, C Maitland

Goals: G Foulkes, A Taylor

Leah Grant’s side are unbeaten in 16 matches so far this season. Photo: Gary Reed