Leicester City Women Football Club

Reserves Review: Long Eaton Dispatched

LCWFC’s Reserves moved top of the Midlands Division last Sunday after a 7-0 win at home to Long Eaton Ladies.

Having scored 14 away from home the previous weekend, Manager Leah Grant challenged her players to continue their attacking momentum and after the game Grant was clearly delighted with the performance;

“The game started off with them unsettling us, and we became a little unstuck, after a great counter attack leading to Olivia [Perrin] scoring the opener. We were settled and our performance picked up and it was pleasing to go into half-time 4-0 up.”

The result sees Leicester leap frog Coventry United into top spot although United now have a game in hand over the Foxes.

Leicester have started to create plenty of chances in their game and Leah Grant enjoyed seeing those chances being taken by a number of players;

“Finishing 7-0 winners was a great victory and the girls are feeling confident in how we are playing and confident in taking chances in front of goal – something we have lacked in previous games. It’s amazing to have 10 different scorers and to score over 20 goals in the past two fixtures.”

LCWFC Reserves’ Gracie Williams scored a brace, whilst Olivia Perrin, Gabbie Foulkes, Sinead Samarczuk, Charlotte Steggles and Captain Jess Seaton also found the back of the net.

After the game, Jess Seaton was pleased with the way the team carried on from last weekend’s win over Burton Albion;

“It was a really good chance for us as a team to carry on the momentum from the week before and we did so. What we are working on in training is really coming through and it is an amazing achievement to score 21 goals in 2 matches.

We are now looking to stamp our mark on the cup in the following weeks and hopefully have a successful cup spell.”

On Sunday, LCWFC travel to Asfordby Amateurs in the Quarter Final of the Leicestershire FA County Plate. The match is scheduled to take place at Asfordby Acres, Hoby Road, LE14 3TL and kicks off at 1:30pm.

“We have a cup fixture next week in the County Plate Competition against local side Asfordby Amateurs. We expect a different challenge from Asfordby in the sence that they will be more physical and will come out all guns blazing in a knock out game.”

“The girls will benefit from the physical battle as it’s another string to add to our bow and develop the girls . It would be good to go and win the Plate Competition and we will be aiming to be in the hat for the next round come Sunday Evening.”

Note (17/11/17): LCWFC Reserves have been given a ‘walkover’ into the next round of the Leicestershire County Plate and will now face Derby County Ladies away in the 3rd Round of the FA WPL Reserves Cup this Sunday.