LCWFC Vs Forest – Preview
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.