By Mackenzie Byrne http://kenzieebyrnesoccerviews.blogspot.com/
Women’s Premier League Northern Division title chasers Leicester City Women ran out comfortable 3-0 winners in the Women’s County Cup Semi Final against Loughborough Foxes Women.
The first two chances of the game fell to the visitors, but their current top scorer, Chloe Young, and Laura Steele were unable to really test Leicester’s goalkeeper in the early stages.
Leicester took the lead inside twenty minutes as, ex Watford striker, Leah Cudone glanced a header into the bottom corner after good footwork down the line by Nicole Nymoen. Leicester could have doubled their lead in a matter of minutes as their winger cut in from the right & forced a good save from Amy Burle.
Foxes pressed high and subsequently grew into the game, however, had a few efforts from skipper Shauna Chambers, held by Leicester’s Number one.
The strangest moment of the match came when Olivia Bramley seemed to have fouled a Leicester player after receiving a foot in the face - you know what they say, you can’t go round putting your head on someone’s boot!
The hosts lead 1-0 at the break. Leicester came out the second half the stronger of the two sides and their class showed as they kept Foxes on the back foot for the remainder of the game. Leicester doubled their advantage with just over 15 minutes to go as Ria Acton curled her effort into the top left hand corner & the game was put to bed when substitute Olivia Mitcham towered above everyone in the box to head home an inviting cross from the Sophie Domingo down the right.
A disappointing way to bow out of the cup, however, it was always going to be a tall order against a side plying their trade a league higher, with some decent international players in their ranks. Foxes turn their attention back to the League where they will travel to Burton Albion in two Sundays Time.
As for next weekend, Foxes u15 girls side have made it to the County Cup Final which will be played at Holmes Park next Sunday at 10.30. Go & support the girls lift the trophy next Sunday morning.