Leicester City Women Football Club

The Weekend in Numbers: 12th November

In a new weekly series, LCWFC are taking a look back through the record books to bring you stats from the weekend’s action.

This week, Dan Smith takes a look back at the weekend’s action with both LCWFC teams scoring 7 goals whilst also looking at LCWFC’s league record at the halfway stage this season.

  • Almost 1 in 5 Leicester games in the FAWPL has seen the Foxes score 5 goals.

Since promotion to the FA Women’s Premier League Pyramid back in 2008, LCWFC have played 191 League games and have notched 5 or more goals in 34 of them (18%). The Foxes have reached double figures on two occasions, scoring 11 against Rochdale Ladies back in 2011 before putting 10 past Rotherham last March to secure promotion back to the Northern Division.

Since promotion back to the Northern Division last year, LCWFC’s biggest winning margin came on the final day of last season when they put six past an already relegated Newcastle United side. The foxes are in high-scoring form again this season, and their next 5-goal performance might not be too far round the corner.

  • On this day: 14th November 2010 – LCWFC 5 – 1 Fylde Ladies

LCWFC’s previous biggest win over Fylde Ladies was a 5-1 home win back at Oadby Town FC. LCWFC raced into a 2-0 lead through Tash Meade and Courtney Sweetman-Kirk before the visitors pulled one back just before half-time. In similar fashion to this Sunday, LCWFC started the second half brightly restoring their 2 goal cushion in the 46th minute with Meade’s second of the afternoon. The points were secured in the final 20 minutes when Natalie Reay and Chloe Jones rounded off the scoring for the Foxes.

Current LCWFC Midfielder Nat Johnson made 1 appearances for the Foxes that season as they completed the double over Fylde, whilst current LCWFC Captain Holly Morgan was breaking into the first team squad to help the Foxes finished third in the Northern Division at the end of the 2010/11 season.

 

  • Leicester City are just two points behind their best top-flight start

After 11 Northern Division Matches, Leicester City Women are just 2 points off their best start to a Northern Division season. Back in their first season in the league in 2008/09 LCWFC recorded 7 wins and 2 draws from their opening 11 games to leave them 5th with 23 points. This season, LCWFC have managed 6 wins and 3 draws from the first half of the season.

Back in 2009, Leicester City Women finished the season in 5th, picking up 17 points in the second half of the season and finishing 16 points off the title. LCWFC Manager Jonathan Morgan will be hoping they will avoid a similar slump and build on their recent goal-scoring prowess to remain in the chase for the title.

  • Rosie Axten closes in on LCWFC Record

When Rosie Axten stepped up to take Leicester’s penalty on Sunday afternoon, she did more than just extend the Foxes lead and secure the three points. The Leicester City forward’s brace against Fylde means she has now scored in the past 4 successive FA WPL Matches in league and cup closing in on a record set back in October 2014.

The record is already held by Rosie Axten, who netted in 5 consecutive league and cup games for the Foxes becoming the first Leicester City player to do so. Axten has the chance to match this record against West Brom in two weeks time.

 

  • Free-scoring LCWFC Reserves

Leah Grant’s Reserves have notched 21 goals in their past two matches, backing up last week’s 14-0 win over Burton Albion with a 7-0 home demolition of Long Eaton. Their tally for the opening 10 league games now stands at 43 goals as they pick up the pace in search of a second title in four years.

Their previous best came last season, when they had netted 39 goals in the first half of their season and conceded just 10. Although the Foxes have conceded one more this campaign, they have scored 4 goals more and currently sit top of the FA WPL Midlands Reserves table.