Sun 19
Leicester City Women Dev
First Team
V Brackenbury (0'), S Chambers (0')
First Team v Leicester City Women Dev

First Team v Leicester City Women Dev

By Siobhan Eastham
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Match report

By Mackenzie  Byrne
Loughborough Foxes proceed to the semi finals of the County Cup after a 3-1 victory over Leicester City Women Development of the East Midlands Regional Football League.
Foxes of the Women’s Premier League Midlands Division One went into the match as favourites and showed their class with two quick fire goals to edge them into a comfortable early lead. Victoria Brackenbury powered home a Laura Steele cross & deja vu struck again minutes later but this time with a Leicester defender diverting the ball past her own goalkeeper.
Charlotte Cooper nearly added a third but her lofted effort bounced the wrong side of the post. Leicester could have collapsed, but dug deep & a screamer from thirty yards saw them half the deficit and back in the game. Leicester were a foots width away from equalising as Leicester’s skipper saw her effort rebound back from the top of the crossbar - an effort Amy Burle claimed to have covered. The visitors went in a goal to the good at the break.
Foxes dominated possession in the second half & had half a dozen chances to add a third, which eventually came after good link up play down the right hand side. Eva Rogers whipped the ball into Cooper, who rolled the ball back for Chambers to lash the ball into the net, via the post. Leicester had one decent chance to add another goal to their tally, but the striker cut across the ball and hit the side netting. Foxes could have had a fourth, but Cooper was denied by the outstretched leg of Leicester’s shot stopper as well as Wilson & Young respectively having chances cleared from the goal line.
Foxes progress to the Semi Finals of the County Cup which could see them play high tiered Leicester City Women.
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Sun 19, Nov 2017



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