Leicester City Women extended their unbeaten run to six games as they comfortably dispatched Derby County Ladies by four goals to nil at the Farley Way Stadium, courtesy of a Domingo Double, with additional goals from Leigh Dugmore and Kim Farrow. The Foxes started brightly, […]
Leicester City Women welcome Derby County Ladies to Farley Way Stadium this evening. These two Midlands rivals lock horns in the Women’s Premier League North just 22 days after their last encounter. The sides could not be separated in the reverse fixture as they played […]
Leicester City Women host Nottingham Forest Ladies at Farley Way Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
The Foxes were unable to maintain this season’s 100% record as they lost to Middlesbrough Women last week.
City will look to get back to winning ways against a Forest side who remain unbeaten in all competitions.
This fixture ended in a 2-1 win for the hosts last season after the pair produced a 2-2 draw in Nottingham.
Leicester City Women’s winning start to the 2017/18 season concluded at the hands of Middlesbrough Women last week.
Making their league bow at Farley Way Stadium, goals from Ellie Dobson and Emily Scarr either side of Leigh Dunmore’s equaliser saw City succumb to their first defeat in six games.
Jonathan Morgan’s side have an ample opportunity to put the loss behind them as they return to the FA Women’s Premier League North action at the weekend.
The Foxes were unbeaten against Forest last term. Sophie Domingo’s brace in the last encounter help see off Sunday’s visitors in April.
Forest on form:
As one of just three sides in the division still unbeaten, the visit of Nottingham Forest Ladies will present the Foxes with yet another challenging obstacle to hurdle.
Forest have won all three of their league outings this term without conceding a goal while a 7-1 win over Leeds United Ladies has given the visitors further reason for optimism.
Under the stewardship of Graham Abercrombie – appointed this summer – the Reds look an entirely different proposition to the side that finished second from bottom last season.
The club’s away record is cause for some concern, however, with the Nottinghamshire failing to win in their last 10 league games on the road – a record stretching back to exactly a year on Monday.
Ones to Watch:
Holly Morgan – As Leicester City Women’s inspirational captain, Holly Morgan is essential to any positive performance and this weekend will be no different.
Morgan will have the responsibility of containing the likes of Hazzana Parnell on Sunday afternoon with the Foxes looking to get back to winning ways.
With the forwards up against a seemingly impenetrable defence, keeping a clean sheet will be vital in securing three points.
Eleanor Abercrombie – Yet to concede a goal in the FAWPL this term, Forest’s defensive attributes have shone in the embryonic stages of the season. At the heart of this is Eleanor Abercrombie.
The defender, who is also on set-piece duty, has played every minute of Forest’s league campaign thus far and will likely start in Loughborough.
You can see Leicester City Women take on Nottingham Forest Ladies at the Farley Way Stadium, LE12 8RB, at 2:00pm. Tickets are £4 for adults and £2 for children. A match-day programme is included with the price of the ticket.
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Leicester City Women will get their new Women’s Premier League campaign underway when they welcome Bradford City Women to the Riverside Pavilion on Sunday afternoon.
This will be the Foxes’ first home match on the opening day in four years and the club will be looking to make the perfect start in their final league match at the Riverside.
Fourteen goals were shared between the two sides when they met in the league last term with both recording a victory each.
Foxes look to make a bright start:
Jonathan Morgan’s side enjoyed a highly respectable first season back in the Northern Division as the Leicestershire outfit surprised many to finish third.
Leicester will be aiming to bridge the gap between themselves and champions Blackburn Rovers Ladies when the 2017/18 campaign kicks-off this week.
The Blues have already reinforced their squad by bringing in a plethora of quality players – such as Leigh Dugmore, Olivia Mitcham and goalkeeper Charlotte Clarke – with many impressing over the summer.
Signs during a busy pre-season schedule have been very promising. The Foxes recorded wins over Women’s Super League side Sheffield Ladies and MK Dons Ladies, who were beaten 4-1 at home.
Bradford will look to improve:
Bradford City Women are entering their fifth successive season at this level and have consistently performed in the league.
The Bantams finished in a disappointing eighth last season, though, their lowest position in the last five years.
Bradford beat Leicester City Women 4-1 last October before succumbing to a 5-4 defeat in the reverse fixture.
Charlotte Stuart’s side will be without last season’s top goalscorer, Hannah Campbell, after she moved to Huddersfield Town Ladies this summer.
Wins over Hull City Ladies, Barnsley Ladies, Sheffield United Ladies and Newcastle United Women during pre-season has been ideal preparation for the weekend.
City have failed to win their last four season openers in the Northern Division following their 2-0 loss to Derby County Ladies last August.
Ones to Watch:
Sophie Domingo – Domingo netted 14 goals in Leicester’s first season back in the Northern Division and even caught the attentions of England scouts towards the end of the campaign.
The youngster is able to play across the front line and, due to her lightning pace and finishing ability, will get goals wherever she plays.
Domingo returned to face MK Dons Ladies this week and will be one to keep
an eye on against Bradford.
Laura Elford – With Campbell leaving Bradford this summer, it will be up to Laura Elford to fill her boots this season. Elford scored 17 goals last term – three of which coming against Leicester – and will be a threat if she starts in two days time.
Some stunning end of season form has continued during pre-season after scoring six goals against Newcastle and Sheffield United respectively.
View from the managers:
Jonathan Morgan: “We’re definitely more prepared than last year, for this league. We came into this league not knowing what to expect, and obviously we lost 4-0 to Fylde on the first game, we’re definitely not looking to do that this year.
“As like Bradford, we’re both going out there for the win, looking for a positive start. but we’ve had a good pre-season and we’ve brought in some good players and we feel very prepared for Sunday.
“Everybody can take points of every other team in this league, I think the start of the season, to start fast, to start positive to build up momentum, like Blackburn did last year. That will go along way to winning this title for any team that gets lucky enough to have that fantastic start.
Charlotte Stuart: “I couldn’t of asked for a more positive pre-season, the new players we have brought in and our current players have worked really hard and have really started to gel, we can’t wait to start the season.
“Last season I took the [player-manager] role very close to the start of the season which left hardly anytime for preparation. So I am very happy right with where we are at.
“First games of the season are always exciting, Leicester are a strong physical team so I am sure it will be a battle.”
You can see Leicester City Women take on Bradford City Women at the Riverside Pavilion, LE12 7UU, on Sunday at 2:00pm. Tickets are £4 for adults and £2 for children. A matchday programme is included with the price of the ticket. Come and support your local women’s team!
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Leicester City Women are delighted to announce that Annie Taylor has taken up the role as ‘Head of the Development Centre’.
Annie Taylor will take up her position as Head of the Development Centre with immediate effect, a role which will see her work alongside General Manager, Jade Morgan to help oversee the next stage of the Development Centre’s successful start.
Having been with Leicester City since 16, Annie knows how important it is to have a successful pathway from junior football up to senior level, which is something she’s keen to help grow among the Development Centre at LCWFC.
“I think the pathway is extremely important, a lot of clubs these days there isn’t that progression between junior football and senior football, there’s a big fall out. The statistics are awful. A lot of girls get to that age, at under 16 or 18 and then you lose them. We’re hoping that having this joint pathway between junior football and senior football we’ll keep those girls.”
Annie already has a year of experience working with the Development Centre having spent the past season coaching the young foxes and the midfielder is now looking forward to overseeing the expansion of the Development Centre as it grows up to 6 different age groups.
LCWFC Manager, Jonathan Morgan was delighted to be able to announce Annie as the Head of the Development Centre, stating;
“Annie is a fantastic appointment. We’ve known her since the age of 16 when she was a quiet young girl and she’s grown into a great person both on and off the football pitch.”
“As a club, we feel she’ll be a great addition and hopefully Annie will be able to pass on her positive mentality onto the younger girls and we’re delighted to bring her into the club as the Head of the Development Centre.”
Leicester City Women are delighted to announce some additions to their coaching staff for the 2017/18 season. Striker Coaches Bobby Cato and James Taylor both join the first team set-up to work alongside Manager Jonathan Morgan and Assistant Manager Michael Makoni. Both coaches spent last […]