Ladies lose to Leicester
- Tue 31 Aug 2010, 9:50AM
- Posted by Niki Taylor
City Ladies suffered a 3-1 defeat at the hands of a well-drilled Leicester City outfit on Sunday.
With both defences on top in the first half and with experienced keepers Leanne Hall and Andrea Worrall in control, chances were few.
However in the second period the game opened up with Leicester breaking the deadlock in the 76th min with a clinical headed finish. City responded when sub Becky Lee's shot was tipped onto the bar only for Becky Grocott to head home the rebound.
Leicester immediately responded with a goal a minute later after poor defending and then sealed the game in the 88th min with a fine right foot finish to record a deserved victory.
First Team Manager Leigh Wood said: "It was a disappointing result. We did well to go in at half time at 0-0 playing against the wind. We played a lot better in the second half but seemed to run out of steam with 10 minutes to go. We will be working hard in training to reverse the result when we play Leicester again next week"