Leicester City Women Football Club

Reserves Review: LCWFC Thrash Burton

Leicester City Women Reserves moved into 2nd in the Midlands Reserves Division after a comprehensive 14-0 win over Burton Albion Ladies.

Manager Leah Grant, commented after the game;

“It was a good chance for us to blow of the cobwebs after a couple of tough games. I asked the girls to express themselves and play with confidence, so to go and score 14 goals and have 8 scorers on the scoresheet was amazing. The girls didn’t drop the tempo at all and played exactly the way we’ve been asking them too, with pace and precision.”

Imogen Hunt netted a double hat-trick whilst other goals came from Shannon Henson (X2), Millie Sheard, Gracie Williams, Jess Seaton, Chloe Maitland, Olivia Perrin and Gabbi Foulkes.

Leah Grant took charge of the Reserves in the summer and has overseen 10 games so far, with just three defeats although two of those came against league leaders Coventry United and last season’s champions Stoke City Ladies.

The Foxes have notched an impressive 43 goals in 10 games so far this season, with Imogen’s 6 goal performance taking her to top-scorer with 8 goals.

After her double hat-trick, Imogen Hunt was delighted with her sides strong performance in Burton;

“It was a really strong performance all round from the team, and it was a great feeling to help get our goal difference up in the league.”

“As for getting 6 goals myself, it was an amazing feeling, and a confidence boost that I’ll take into our next game [against Long Eaton].”

On Sunday, Leah Grant’s Reserves host Long Eaton at the Riverside Pavilion, knowing that a win would take them top of the league, with Coventry in Reserves Cup action. The former City defender is looking forward to the battle that the Nottinghamshire based side will bring.

“looking to the Long Eaton game, we expect a battle and we know that they can score goals given the opportunity. Keeping a clean sheet is key for us and to continue our attacking momentum from Sunday. We hope everything will be clicking into place for the Derby [FA WPL Reserve Cup] game the following week.”