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Oadby Owls 0 Oadby & Wigston United 3 - 27th April 2014 (League)

The girls concluded their season with a solid team performance despite losing 3-0 to league runners-up Oadby & Wigston. The Owls matched their high flying visitors in every department and were unlucky to be on the end of a flattering scoreline, as they restricted O&W to just four meaningful shots at Lotte's goal. The Owls started solidly enough with the midfield of Sophie M, Fran and Josie providing ample protection for the defence of Maddie, Amie and Megan. However, the Owls struggled to get the ball up to Ema and Anna as Oadby and Wigston pressed the Owls back into their own half. But lapse of concentration at a corner allowed O&W a soft goal after just five minutes. Again the girls did not roll over at this point, they just rolled up their sleeves and got stuck into the task at hand. They collectively closed their opponents down all over the pitch. This allowed the owls to get forward. Josie, moved forward after Ema came off injured, found Anna down the right flank. Anna outpaced her marker and shot low for the far corner, but her effort was agonisingly wide. Soon after, Anna's cross found Josie in the middle of the O&W box, but she was unable to make a good contact and the United defence mopped up the opportunity. Neither team was able to carve out a clear chance until Fran comically caught the ball on the penalty spot and gave O&W a penalty. However, the penalty was wide of the right hand post and the Owls went into the break a goal down.

Into the second half and it was more of the same. The Owls generated more attacks but failed to get any purchase on their shots with Josie, Anna and Philippa all failing to generate enough power to work the 'keeper. At the other end another two lapses allowed a well struck half volley into the top corner and a miss-hit toe-punt looping under the bar to give O&W some breathing space. There was not a great deal to choose between the teams other than O&W's ability to find the net when given the chance. All of the girls performed creditably and despite the result and perhaps their league standing, they should be proud of the efforts they have put in this season.

Player of the Day : Fran Santy

Oadby Owls 0 Thurmaston Magpies 0 - 13th April 2014 (League)

The Owls failed to get revenge on their semi-final exit last Sunday, as Thurmaston saw out a shut-out in a game of few chances. Thurmsaton set up with a 4-4-0 formation, which made their intentions very clear. Their only shot at Lois' goal was 2 minutes from the end and it was 20 yards off target. Oadby got to work quickly in the first half with a Sophie L throw-in finding Anna in the box. Anna fired a well struck shot on goal, but it was well held by the keeper. The game then adopted it's pattern of Oadby pressing forward and Thurmaston repelling their attacks with long clearances. Sophie M was patrolling the midfield to good effect, snuffing out the magpies attacks and playing the ball forward her her forwards. Mid way through the half Anna was in on goal again this time picking up a through ball and somehow knee juggling the ball between two defenders, and then getting the ball down to drive goal-wards. Her swerving shot was heading just inside the right hand post but again it was well saved. Most of the Owls progress was coming down their left with Sophie L relishing a compelling battle with their right back. It was good work between Anna , Josie and Sophie L that allowed Anna to release Ema in on goal, but she was adjudged offside despite her clean low finish.

Megan once again ably led the defence which meant that Lois had no saves to make, but she did collect some through balls, blown on the gusting wind towards her area. Maddie and Amie and then Simrun dealt well with the succession of high balls aimed in their direction. Ema was again probing down the Oadby right and she linked up to put Anna in on goal once more, this time her long range shot was destined for the top corner, but the keeper got across to it to make a juggling save. As the half drew to a close Simrun's long range shot rebounded off the goalkeepers gloves, Anna was first to the rebound but diverted her first time shot just wide of the post.

Into the second half and, as in the semi-final, the Owls now had the wind on their backs, meaning Thurmaston's long clearances were now struggling to reach the halfway line. Thurmaston once again "deployed the bus" and were very very difficult to breakdown whilst not really attempting to get forward. As Thurmaston tired, Oadby created only a few chances. The best fell to Ema, again good work from Sophie L on the left allowed her to cross for Anna and Ema, the goalkeeper took the ball off Anna's toes but this left Ema four yards out in front of the goal. But somehow Ema lashed her shot over the bar. The Owls seemed too shy to shoot with Joise and Fran offering shot that were unable to find the target. Phillipa was breaking play up in the middle of the field supported now by Fran, but the subsequent through balls were in truth ably defended by a well drilled defence. 

 

Players of the Day: The whole team.

Loughborough Foxes Black 3 Oadby Owls 0 - 9th April 2014 (League)

The Owls turned in their best performance of the year so far against the runaway leaders of the League who have not dropped a point for the last three years. Loughborough have dominated this age group again this year but they were lackluster, complacent and largely blunt going forward. The Owls adopted a new formation, with a midfielder withdrawn to help Anna up front. There were in truth two stand-out performers on the day, Megan at the heart of the defence was awesome, at times cover two and three players at a time, but not allowing them any space to get their shots away. When they were able to shoot Lois had her palms stung by the ferocity of the shots, but she was comfortable with their efforts.

The Owls should have been 1-0 up after 3 minutes. Lois' long clearance was nodded on by Anna who then headed towards the keeper. The Keeper jumped to the top of her reach to retrieve the high bounce of the ball, as she landed she lost her balance and fell backwards, dropping the ball to Anna who by then had run past her. Anna tapped the ball into the empty net and turned to celebrate, but the referee disallowed the goal. It took Loughborough ten more minutes to get a shot on target, but Lois stood firm. It was Oadby who were making all the meaningful attacks. Sophie L beat her marker several times, first getting a shot saved and then feeding the ball to Anna who's shot was also well stopped by the busier goalkeeper.

Eventually Loughborough inevitably scored, it was disappointing that it came from an innocuous throw in that the defence, for once, failed to deal with and the Foxes had an easy tap in from close range. But rather than rolling over and accepting the usual thrashing from the Foxes, the girls dug deep to come back at the league leaders. Josie and Anna combined well allowing Josie to beat her marker and have her shot just wide of the left hand post. Better was to come as Sophie L found Anna breaking through the left hand channel, she rode a stiff challenge and fired a low shot goal-wards. The keeper got a firm hand to it and kept it out, it was an excellent save from what looked like a certain goal. The Owls were the one's creating the better chances with the the Foxes not generating as much output due to some tenacious defending by Fran, Maddie, Lotte and Megan. Lois pulled off one superb save tipping a fierce shot over the bar. But it looked like the Owls were going to make it to half time only a goal down until Loughborough added a second with a minute left in the half.

The second half was more of the same, the Owls broke dangerously and continued to create chances, whilst at the other end the Foxes add a third five minutes into the half, but that was really it for them. It never felt like they would add another as their attacks became ineffective and predictable allowing Oadby to go with a 3-2-3 formation to hit them back on the break. Sophie L continued to create chances and crosses from the left whilst Ema made a nuisance of herself down the right. Amie, Lotte and Megan held firm assisted by Sophie M and Fran in front of them. Neither Anna or Josie could not quite find a shot to get the goal the Owls industry deserved. The Foxes know they have been given a good go by the Owls, let us hope we can finish the season with the same determination.

Player of the day: Megan Gray

Thurmaston Magpies 2 Oadby Owls 1 - 6th April 2014 (League Cup Semi-Final)

The Owls suffered semi-final disappointment at the hands of Thurmaston and missed out on getting to their first final. A strong wing blew diagonally up the pitch making play gravitate to one side of the pitch and giving a significant advantage to the team with the breeze. Oadby played into the wind and fell fowl of it inside three minutes. Despite starting brightly with Sophie L and Anna combining for an opening attack the ball was launched down the Thurmaston left and the Owls conceded a corner. The corner caught the wind, deceived Lotte and, as in the League game, went straight into the goal. Despite the wind advantage all the pressure was in the Thurmaston half as the Owls pressed for an equaliser. Despite good opportunities for Sophie L, Lois and Anna none of their shots had enough power to beat the Thurmaston goal keeper. Thurmaston's second corner of the game five minutes later skimmed the top of the bar, but that was it from them as the defence held firm to the barrage of long throws and long balls. The best chance of the half came when Anna and Sophie L, who was outpacing her full-back, combined well to give Anna a clear shot on goal from just inside the box. But Anna lifted her shot over the bar. With two minutes left in the half Thurmaston were first to a goal kick and suddenly their forward was clean through the defence she rifled her shot into the bottom corner with her second touch a superb finish that gave Lotte no chance. The Owls were two down at the turn and no-one could work out how.

In the second half Thurmaston "parked the bus" in their defence leaving two players high up the pitch. As a result Lotte only touched the ball twice in the entire half. The Owls pushed forward for a reply, but they were met with stern resistance. With the game slipping away Sophie M started to close down Thurmaston's midfield with more urgency than before and before long Fran, Kara and Phillipa followed suit. This increased urgency gave the forward more space to operate, but all the shots were going straight at their keeper or off target. As the game started to slip away Fran picked up a loose ball 10 yards outside the Thurmaston box. Fran struck a powerful long shot goal-wards, the ball bounced in front of the keeper who misjudged it, and the ball nestled into the back of the net. Game on.

Thurmaston were hanging on. Rich moved to two at the back, leaving Megan and Sophie M to comfortably deal with the Thurmaston attacks. Lois started to get more of a grip on the game with Josie and Anna combining well up front. With 8 minutes to go Lois clipped a through ball for Anna to chase. the ball bounced over the keepers head and bounced goal-wards with Anna in hot pursuit. The ball shaved the outside of the right hand post with Anna a couple of feet away from being able to turn it into the goal. It just was not going to be the Owls day.

Player of the day: Sophie Mansfield

Goal Scorer: Fran Santy

Oadby Owls 0 Braunstone Trinity 1 - 30th March 2014 (League)

Owls were at home on what was promising to be a lovely day.  With a near full squad and a home fixture Owls were looking good and should have had the advantage.  The first half however told a different story.  Braunstone had control of the mid field and pressurised the Owls defence from the first whistle.  With a nippy number 10, Braunstone had the fire power upfront and had several shots at goal albeit most of which were wide of the target.  Megan, Lottie and Fran had their work cut out but Braunstone were camped in the Owls half.  It was only a matter of time before Braunstone had a breakthrough, their pressure paid off as a brilliant strike outside of the box found the top corner of the Owls net giving Lois no chance to react. Braunstone continued the pressure and managed a further long range shot just before half time but was denied by Lois who tipped it over the bar.

The manager rallied the troops and Owls came back fighting for the second half.  Owls started to pressurise the Braunstone defence, fought for every ball and their efforts paid off within the first five minutes as Sophie L put the ball just wide of the post.  This was followed shortly afterwards by a hopeful shot just outside of the box only to be denied by the goal keeper.  The play opened up with Owls on to every ball forcing errors by Braunstone who did not really have an answer to this much more ferocious Owls team.  Lottie moved  up front and and became a terrier , hustling the defence and not giving up much to the frustration of Braunstone.  The midfield started to work much more effectively.  Fran moved further  forward as Owls pressed  and refused to let anybody get by her.  Sophie M and Phillipa made sure that the ball was kept in the Braunstone half when under attack, allowing Sophie L and Ema to work the wings with Josie  supporting in midfield.

Both goalies made sure that the ball travelled far up the pitch with some excellent kicking on both sides and ensured that the play was well distributed over the whole pitch.  Megan was given the job of marking the number 10 and snuffed out her advances.  She and Lois formed an impenetrable last line of defence, Megan running the breadth of the pitch to ensure that every attack was extinguished and was well deserving of the player of the day.

The last five minutes was the Owls brightest spell, they threw everything at the ball to try and salvage a point but at the final whistle Braunstone took home the three points with a 0-1 win.

Player of the Day : Megan Gray

East Goscote 1 Oadby Owls 8 - 23rd March 2014 (League)

Oadby Owls took the early advantage in this fixture, pressing the Goscote defence deep into their own half and it took just 6 minutes before the Owls took the lead in a superb display of team work. Sophie L took the ball down the left hand side of the pitch and crossed in to a waiting Ema and Kara.  It was Ema who was first to the ball, she controlled it onto her right foot and lobbed it over the keeper’s head into the back of the net.


Ema repaid the compliment to Sophie L on 11 minutes as Owls won a throw in which was collected by Ema and crossed to Sophie L who fired a shot at goal which forced a great save from the Goscote goalkeeper.

Oadby Owls were firmly in control of the game but Goscote were determined to put up a fight and threw everything they had at defending their goal.  In the ensuing goal-mouth panic an inadvertent hand to ball gave Owls what was to be their first penalty of the day.  Ema marched up to the spot and fired the shot left of the goalie who had no chance to save it.

Again Goscote regrouped, won the ball from a throw in and seized an opportunity to press towards the Owls goal.  With only one player between the Goscote attacker and Sophie M (the Owls goalie for the first half), it was looking as though Sophie would be called into action.  However Fran intercepted their attack just before a shot could be made on goal and put the ball out for a corner.  The Owls came back for defensive duty and forced Goscote to kick the ball out for a goal kick.


Goscote rallied from this and tried to press forward but Fran, Megan, and Maddie quashed each attack and fed the ball through to Lotte and Kara who took the ball back up field out of danger.

15 minutes into the match Phillipa came on for Fran and was immediately called into defensive action as she headed a ball clear, out of the box.  Goscote continued to press forward but had no real shots on goal thanks to the stingy Owls defence who easily extinguished any assaults.  A  corner cleared by Ema started the build up to the next goal as she took the ball up field and passed to Anna who continued the run and calmly side footed the ball  goal-wards  hitting the back of the net off of the inside of the far post.

The Owls continued to press forward, Maddie and Lotte gave Goscote grief in the midfield, one such example came 20 minutes into the match as Maddie found Kara who passed a through ball to Anna enabling her to try her luck at a distance shot.  The goalie threw herself at the ball only for it to fall through her fingers and dribble over the line for Owls 4th goal.  Oadby’s last chance of the half again came from some excellent passing from the team.  It was Kara who tried her luck this time only for it to be saved by the keeper.

The manager took opportunity of changing the team around in the second half.  Ema took the goalies shirt and Sophie M went up front together with Anna as Kara took a breather, Maddie moved into midfield with Fran, Philippa and Sophie L whilst Lotte had a stint in defence .  Full credit to  Goscote who came out fighting and had the better of the play for the first 2-3 minutes as Owls settled into the game.  However another defensive error by Goscote 6 minutes into the half gave the Owls a second penalty.  This time Fran walked up to the spot and smashed the ball home. 0-5 to Owls.

Oadby continued to dominate the game as Maddie picked up a free kick, found Anna who made it 6 to Owls.  Another loose ball was picked up as Sophie L crossed to Maddie who then passed to Anna who slotted in Owls 7th goal.


Just when Owls were starting to run away with the game, and with Goscote down to 8 players, they started to press forward forcing Ema to make a couple of saves which lifted their spirits.  With the crowd urging their team on Goscote made a final stand and with some excellent dribbling and passing, ran rings round Owls defence and were rewarded with a great goal. 

 Owls however made their celebrations short as Sophie L had another powerful shot saved by the goalkeeper.  Owls continued to press forward, Maddie, Fran and Phillipa being instrumental in midfield supplying Sophie L to charge down the left with Sophie M and Kara (who had replaced Anna up front) stalking the penalty box waiting to get in on the action.  A goal clearance at the opposite end gave Phillipa the chance to run down the pitch twisting and turning only to be eventually denied by the goalie.  She had a further opportunity minutes later as she took an excellent free kick which went just wide of the goal.  In the last couple of minutes of the game a refreshed Anna, who had returned to the game, lobbed the ball over the goalie for her 5th goal of the day.

Player of the Day : Anna Whitehead

Goal Scorers : Ema Garcia (2 (1 pen), Anna Whitehead (5), Fran Santy (pen)

Oadby Owls 1 Cosby Foxes 0 - 2nd March 2014 (League Cup Quarter Final)

 

This quarter-final match  was to be played on home turf for the Owls but it was the Foxes who took early advantage, chose to shoot downhill and camped in the Owls half for much of the first half. Cosby pressed the Owls defence and Megan, Simrun and Maddie had their work cut out trying to take the pace off the ball and putting the ball out for corners and throw ins. Owls defended valiantly, put everyone behind the ball with only Ema waiting near to the half way line for the chance to break free. The Owls kept their nerve and with in-inform Lotte making some fingertip saves and superb catches the Owls managed to keep a clean sheet. Fran was on free-kick duty and managed to win some ground as she sent the ball into the channels to start the Owls attacks. Oabdy pressed forward and with the help of several throw ins put together an attack putting pressure on the Foxes rear guard. This subsequently forced an error as Foxes goalie picked up a back-pass which resulted in a free kick only yards away from the goal.  What an opportunity for the Owls! As Foxes mustered together a wall of players up came Fran to power a shot straight into the goal only to be disallowed as it as an indirect free-kick.  Amidst the confusion Foxes took advantage raced downhill, creating a chance of their own but once again Lotte was on hand to save the day with another great save. Owls hung on to keep a clean sheet until the half time whistle.

The second half saw the Owls come out fighting. For the second game in succession, it was definitely a game of two halves as this time Owls took advantage of attacking downhill and put the Foxes keeper under pressure, whilst Lotte was redundant in goal. Phillipa and Fran ensured that the ball did not leave the Foxes half chasing every ball and using their strength hustle the Foxes defence, force errors and win the ball back. Megan, Amie and Maddie moved up to the half way line and became the last line of defence, a brick wall that the Foxes found very difficult to penetrate.

It was the Owls turn to fire in numerous corners but failed to take advantage as Foxes countered with stern defending only to be hemmed back in by the Owls defensive line. They cleared to Kara who made a run down the left wing side stepping two Foxes attackers, passed to Phillipa who found the boots of Ema, tapped it to back to Phillipa, found Josie who looked up and cooly placed it into the back of the net. 1-0 to the Owls.  With15mins left both sides regrouped and play opened up as both sides pressed for the next goal. It was Owls again who had the next opportunities as Kara had a shot disallowed for offside and Sophie M came close only to be caught by the keeper. The last 7 minutes of the match were a tense affair, Foxes threw everything at the Owls defence, and the Owls came back in numbers to help defend. Lotte was called upon to use both her hands and her feet to keep the score line in the Owls favour. Maddie, Simrun, Amie and Megan threw everything at the Foxes attackers and were rewarded as the final whistle took Owls into the semi-finals, Owls1-Foxes 0.

 

Player of the Day: 

Goals Scorers: Josie Chappel

Kettering 2 Oadby Owls 2 - 23rd February 2014 (League)

Conditions were tricky for the teams as the Kettering pitch has a marked slope from one end to the other, added to this a strong aiding wind and very long grass and we had all the conditions for a "game of two halves". And so it proved. Kettering had all the play in the first half as Oadby struggled to get out of their own half. The ball got stuck under their feet, and the slope and the wind made it very hard to get an attack going. Lotte was in fine form as she saved the Kettering shots from outside the box with casual ease. When Kettering broke through she was quick to get in the way with Fran and Megan helping with goal line clearances. Just as we hoping to get in at 0-0, Kettering took advantage of two defensive lapses and scored two well worked goals just before the end of the half. It was hard on the girls who had battled hard to keep Kettering at bay.

Rich stirred up his troops, who thankfuly now had the slope advantage, having only got 9 players it was important we were not hanging on at the death. The girls adjusted to their advantage quickly and soon had Kettering pegged back into their half. Kettering were more able to break, than Oadby had been but Maddie, Amie and Megan held firm to ensure Lotte was a spectator for most of the half. Oadby pulled back the first goal when Sophie M broke up a Kettering counter attack down the Oadby right (she should have been on the left wing!, but not to worry) she found her right winger Ema (on the correct side of the pitch!). Ema drove hard down the right flank and headed goalwards as she out-muscled and out-paced her marker. As the keeper came out she passed the ball into the bottom corner with ice cool precision.

Oadby's confidence was fully restored, Fran and Phillipa took charge of the midfield with a superb display of closing down and tackling, not allowing Kettering to play the passing game that they had been afforded in the first half. Oadby's second goal followed five minutes after their first. Sophie M intercepted a clearance (again in completely the wrong part of the pitch) and got her head up to pick out a superb through ball to Anna. Anna outpaced her marker and sliped the ball past the keeper. But the defender got back to the ball to clear it off the line, thankfully Anna had not given up on the shot either, so when the defender cleared the ball she found Anna right on top of her and the ball rebounded off Anna's shins into the net.

Oadby pressed for a winner, while Kettering were unable to create very much in the Oadby half. However, Oadby never created another clear cut chance despite a lot of pressure and possesion in the Kettering half. Kettering's coaches were praying for the final whistle when the ball broke to the scorer of their first goal. She unleashed a powerful shot destined for the top corner, but Lotte, for the second time in the game, somehow tickled a finger tip on the ball at full stretch to divert the ball over the bar. What a save! What a relief. A well earned draw in an evenly contested game.

 

Player of the Day: Lotte Lee

Goals Scorers: Ema Garcia & Anna Whitehead

Blaby & Whetstone 1 Oadby Owls 2 - 16th February 2014 (League Cup)

It was a bright sunny day when this cup tie finally got underway after the run of wet weather and two postponements. The Owls were uphill for the first half, the ground was heavy underfoot and with only a skeleton 9 players it was vital that they did not sustain any early injuries.  Both sides were eager to get stuck in and in there was plenty of mid field action as Owls piled on the pressure. After 10 minutes Anna had the first shot at goal only to be saved by the keeper.  Blaby counter attacked 3 minutes later, with 16 girls chasing the ball down the field, Blaby supporters urging their team on, a small brown terrier got caught up in the excitement and invaded the pitch as Blaby scored the first goal of the match. 


Owls re-grouped, Josie and Phillipa gritted their teeth and plied on the pressure, winning some useful balls in midfield and threading them through to Anna and Ema who were causing issues for the Blaby defence.  Some neat passing between Anna and Ema nearly paid off as a goal attempt from Anna was again saved. Blaby replied by taking the ball back down the pitch but only as far as Megan, Amie and Simrun who held their lines and returned the ball up-field.  As the first half drew to a close, Kara and Anna were working the left flank, Anna took the ball into the final third of the pitch and spotted Ema who was waiting in the centre.  Anna timed her cross to Ema, who looked up, and calmly placed the ball into the back of the net with her right foot for a well deserved equaliser for the Owls just before half time.


 The second half started brightly, Blaby bought on some fresh legs but Owls had the advantage of going downhill and soon started to punish the Blaby defence. The Owls were camped in the Blaby penalty area as 3 corners and subsequent goal mouth scrambles ensued:  headers;  high legs;  the ball hitting the post; pandemonium was paramount before Kara eased the ball over the line but not before the referee blew for a free kick.  Blaby cleared the ball to the midfield and Phillipa and Josie took charge once more, getting stuck in and winning the ball back for the Owls. They found the feet of Anna who slammed the ball into the back of the net for Oadby to take the lead for the first time in the match. 


This spurred Owls on, Kara was marauding down the left leaving the Blaby players in her wake.  Despite several shots at goal and making the Blaby goalkeeper work hard she just could not tease the ball into the back of the net.   A Blaby attack snuffed out by Megan gave Owls the ball again and launched it into the safety of the midfield. Blaby bought on more fresh legs, with 7 minutes to go, and the Owls started to visibly tire, could they hold on?  Anna had one last attempt at goal as she sprinted the length of the pitch but her effort was off target.  Blaby pressed with long balls up the pitch for the final 3 minutes as they searched for an equaliser.  Megan, Amie and Simrun dug deep to ensure that the Owls were in the hat for next round.

Player of the Day: Josie Chappel

Goals Scorers: Ema Garcia & Anna Whitehead

Oadby Owls 1 Cosby Foxes 0 - 15th December 2013 (League)

The Owls completed their 2013 programme with a tightly fought but much needed, win over third placed Cosby. This was a game of very few chances as both defences were in full control throughout the game. With Megan restored to the centre of defence the Owls had a firm backbone to their play, allowing Fran to move into midfield and break down the Foxes attacks before they could get started. The first half was played mostly in the Cosby half, with Lois only having one shot to save all game. Anna and Ema combined well during the early spells in the first half, but Cosby's defence was resolute and solid. The best chance fell to Josie who was put in on goal by Anna but her shot was closed down by the Foxes. Ema nearly capitalised on a goalkeeping mistake but again the Foxes survived the chance. With ten minutes to go in the half, Anna twisted her ankle when running in on goal and was forced off. Moments later Sophie L broke down the left wing and sent in a great cross, a Cosby defender deflected the ball out for a corner but was perhaps harshly adjudged to have handled the ball. Sophie L stepped up to take the penalty but dragged her effort wide of the post.

 

The second half was a more even affair with both teams entrenched in the middle third of the pitch. Maddie, Simrun, Megan and latterly Lotte all coped comfortably with the Cosby attacks. Whilst the Foxes enjoyed some better possession down their right wing you never felt they were going to score. Once again Lois was left fielding crosses and through balls with relative ease. When Oadby attacked they were now getting more shots on goal, Sophie M, Fran and Ema all had long range efforts that went wide of the target. Just when you thought this game had the proverbial "Nil-Nil written all over it", Sophie L played in Josie and this time her shot pinged off the post. The Owls sensed there just might be a way through and five minutes later they found it. Sophie L robbed the fullback and then dropped her shoulder to come inside her marker. With the ball on her unfavoured foot she drove the ball low inside the near post. That goal really woke the Foxes up and they threw everything they had at Oadby. Fran, Megan and Lotte all put in a series of decisive tackles to keep Cosby at bay. In the end they were only able to manage a solitary long shot that floated high and wide from 25 yards out. The final whistle brought much jubilation all round, and some nice cakes brought in by Megan!

 

Player of the Day: Fran Santy

Goals Scorers: Sophie Lord

Atherstone Rangers 3 Oadby Owls 1 - 8th December 2013 (League)

The Owls took a depleted squad on the long trek to Atherstone and came away with a disappointing defeat. For the first 20 minutes of the game Atherstone were first to every ball and applied most of the forward pressure. At the other end Oadby best work came down the right through Ema but all too often they were forced to come down the middle into the heart of the waiting defenders. Oadby struggled to put their passes together. Fran and Maddie took the brunt of the Rangers attacks with some robust tackling, and Sophie M was able to sweep around to make two excellent covering tackles during a torrid opening spell. Atherstone scored twice before the end of the half with Lotte having no chance with either as hesitant defending, in stark contrast to last week's display, cost the Owls dearly.

 

Early in the second half the Owls limited resources were stretched even further when Lotte was forced to leave the pitch after a raking challenge in the run up to Atherstone's third goal left her unable to continue. Ema, who had been the source of danger in the first half, was now in goal, but the goal did serve to wake the Owls out of their slumber. Sophie M, Phillipa, Lois and Josie took better charge of the midfield, and it was now the Owls who were picking up the loose balls but also winning the tackles. Lois was at the heart of the good work, acting quarterback like from just inside Atherstone's half. Makeshift keeper Ema was only to touch the ball twice in the 27 minutes she spend between the sticks as Amie Fran and Maddie were coping easily with the sporadic Atherstone attacks. Lois had the Owls first meaningful chance but she was unable to generate her usual power from well inside the box the box (below). Superb work by Anna, riding a couple of hefty challenges, down the Owls right provided a perfect cross to Josie four yards out. Josie's shot somehow managed to locate the keeper with the goal otherwise at her mercy.

 

Phillipa was putting in a big shift of running in the midfield as she popped up in every position, running down defenders, making mazy runs and charging down clearances. Lois was now dictating the game, she was again unlucky to see a lobbed shot drift narrowly over the bar. Next up Lois' slide-rule pass through the middle of the Rangers defence found Phillipa charging down on goal. Her acceleration enabled her to nip in front of the keeper and poke the ball into the net. Nothing less than the relentless pressure deserved. Sophie M nearly pulled another goal back as Anna and Lois combined, before Lois set Sophie off down the inside right. However Sophie took one too many touches and her shot was wide of the goal. As the game concluded the Owls had barely left the Atherstone half for the last ten minutes, but once again despite creating a series of good chances their finishing had let them down.

Player of the Day: Phillipa Alwis

Goals Scorer: Phillipa Alwis

Oadby Owls 0 Loughborough Foxes 6 - 1st December 2013 (League)

The Loughborough Foxes are the reigning league and cup champions for the last two seasons and have now scored 52 goals in their first five games. So put into that sort of perspective the Owls girls have done very well today. The Owls competed equally for 50 minutes but were handed a lesson in converting chances. Going in three down at half time with the last kick of the half was a truly brutal on the girls who had restricted the Foxes to just four shots on goal. Megan had marshalled her defensive troops very effectively throughout the first half, with Maddie and Simrun providing no space for Loughborough to come forward on either wing. At the other end Anna and Sophie L both had chances but the Loughborough defence was always able to get a toe or leg in front of their shots. The Owls best chance of the half came in the final minute of the half when Anna burst down the Owls right and delivered a superb low cross for Sophie L. Sophie's shot was saved by the legs of their keeper from close range.

 

The second half was similar to the first with Oadby pressing forward and Loughborough hitting back on the break. The Owls were able to get more support for Sophie L and Anna with Phillipa, Josie and Sophie M getting more involved with the attacks. However, the extra effort eventually told as Lois was forced into a number of saves in the final quarter of the game as Loughborough started to run the score up. The Owls continued to threaten the Foxes goal with the best move being a reverse of their best chance in the first half. Sophie L made a typically bustling run down the Oadby left and squared to Anna, but again her effort was too close to the keeper. Whilst the score-line makes agonising reading the girls played as well as they have all season.

 

Player of the Day: Megan Gray

 

Oadby Owls 7 East Goscote 0 - 17th November 2013 (League)

The Owls bounced back from last weeks disappointing result with a comfortable victory at home to East Goscote. The Owls created numerous chances and earned several corners as they camped in the East Goscote half. Anna had a goal disallowed for offside inside the first 5 minutes. Then, despite losing Anna early in the game to injury, the Owls peppered the goal with shots. Eventually, having rattled the bar and the post the Owls got their reward from an Ema corner. Phillipa timed her run to perfection and powered the ball between a crowd of defenders from 6 yards out. The nerves were now settled and it only took three minutes to register their second. Sophie L, who had been raining crosses in from the left cut inside her marker and hammered her shot into the top left hand corner. East Goscote were rocking, Ema this time benefiting from more good work from Sophie L. Sophie found Lois who squared to Ema, and Ema placed her shot into the bottom corner of the net. The half time whistle was needed for East Goscote to re-group, the ball had only reached Fran in goal once, in the entire half.

 

The second half continued where the first had left off. Lois picked up a goal kick after two minutes and cracked it back into the net off a defender's deflection. The ball seemed to never leave the final third, as shot after shot rained in on the goal. Suddenly East Goscote broke down their left wing, with Oadby scrambling to recover the cross as collected by Anna (now in goal) and swept out to the ever willing Sophie L on the left wing. Sophie powered down the side-line and squeezed a squared pass to Fran, who turned well and lined up her shot which then flew past the keeper into the far corner. Rich now removed a player to even the game out as the Owls now played with 8.

Sophie M then had a delicious curling lob off the inside of the far post disallowed by the referee. It had come from a goal kick that had not left the penalty area. Lois kept the scoreboard ticking over with a cooly taken goal from the edge of the area. Lois picked up an errant clearance and held off a defender to deliver a powerful low drive into the bottom corner. Sophie L completed the scoring, this time good work from Ema on the right provided Sophie L with the ball inside the East Goscote box, Sophie firmly planted the ball into the bottom corner. Despite the scoreline, Oadby will still need to work on their finishing as the shot count today was well into the 40s. The performance was a good one with the girls passing well and creating opportunities from every angle.

  

Player of the Day: Ema Garcia

Goals Scorers: Phillipa Alwis , Sophie Lord (2), Ema Garcia, Lois Taylor (2) & Fran Santy

Oadby Owls 1 Kettering 4 - 10th November 2013 (League) here

 

The Owls fell to their heaviest defeat of the season in an even game in which they created numerous chances to score. The Owls had the better of the early play, with Kettering barely leaving their own half. Anna went clean through on goal three times inside the opening ten minute, but failed to find a finish to open the scoring. As Anna burst through once more she was scythed down from behind and this gave the Owls a free-kick thirty yards out. Sophie M cracking a dipping effort that crashed against the far post and was then hacked away to safety. A goal was coming but no-one thought it was coming at the other end. Kettering finally mustered an attack and when Lois saved a fiercely struck shot, no Owls reacted and the Kettering midfielder was allowed to bury her second chance. Kettering then added another two goals inside 8 minutes and more hesitancy allowed them to take an unlikely unassailable lead. In between the goals Anna hit the post and Sophie M and Sophie L both had chances they could not convert. At three down the Owls were in total disarray and in need of the half time whistle.

The second half took on the complexion of the first. Oadby created chance after chance while Kettering failed to create anything other than through balls that were lapped up by Lois. But as in the first half a speculative shot on the turn from the top right hand corner of the area looped perfectly under the bar and Oadby were four down. How did that happen? To their credit the Owls pressed on, Sophie L was creating a succession of chances down the left and Ema was likewise pressing down the right. At the back Oadby remained untroubled as Fran, Maddie and Lotte coped with everything coming at them. Lois was able to act as a sweeper, and it was from one such interception she lofted a clearance into the path of Anna. Anna surged forward with more purpose, this time and buried the ball beyond the keeper for a deserved consolation goal. More would have followed, as Sophie L powered down the left minutes later. Sophie squared the ball to Anna, who had a defender on her back, Anna turned the defender and slotted the ball home. As she turned away to celebrate the offside flag went up and the goal was disallowed.

 

 

Player of the Day: Lois Taylor

Goals Scorers: Anna Whitehead

Thurmaston Magpies 2 Oadby Owls 2 - 3rd November 2013 (League)

Oadby Owls were unlucky to concede an injury time equaliser in a game they dominated from start to finish. Despite creating the early pressure, the Owls fell behind in slightly bizarre fashion when a long shot deflected wickedly off Megan and left Lotte stranded in goal. The Owls were quick to re-group with Anna set off towards goal within minutes of the restart, but her approach was intercepted by their keeper. The Owls had the pick of the chances with good work from a combination of Josie, Ema and Lois providing half chances for Amie, Josie and Lois. The defence held very firm with Fran, Maddie and Megan having an easy time of it despite playing into the strong wind. Thurmaston only mustered a few tame long shots that Lotte found it easy to gather.

With the wind on their backs in the second half the Owls fancied their chances of getting back into the game. The Oadby midfield, now comprising of Cara, Lois, Sophie M and Phillipa pushed the Magpies back into the own half. Eventually the pressure told. After several corner Lois fired a great delivery to Phillipa on the penalty spot, Phillipa's volley was cleared off the line, but Anna reacted first to the loose ball and poked it into the corner of the net. With their tails up the Owls went in search of a winner. Again good work down the right resulted in a corner. Lois put the ball right under the bar, forcing the keeper to palm the ball onto the far post, Anna was in the right place at the right time to force the ball high into the net from close range.

The Owls held their lead comfortably, Thurmaston only managed one threatening break, but Maddie (who was having a great game) and Megan shut out the danger. At the other end Anna, Lois and Josie were continuing to cause all sorts of problems. But all the great work was undone as Thurmaston scored directly from a corner in stoppage time.

 

  

Player of the Day: Phillipa Alwis

Goals Scorers: Anna Whitehead (2)

Oadby Owls 1 Ibstock United Belles 1 AET ((2-3) Penalties) - County Cup 13th October 2013

Oadby dropped out of the County Cup in an even match up, in heavy rain, in the cruellest of fashion. Manager Rich Santy re-shuffled the starting line up to give his squad an airing after a couple of tight league matches. This move paid dividends within two minutes as Sophie L accelerated down her wing to deliver a tempting, driven low cross. No-one manager to get a touch and the ball nestled into the bottom corner of the far post to almost everyone's surprise.  Ibstock packed their defence, playing with just a lone striker up the pitch. Oadby dominated the field position but could not generate a clear chance before the end of the half. Lotte was a spectator in goal, but for a long range free-kick from Ibstock with a minute left in the half she would not have touched the ball.

Oadby started the second half strongly with Ema and Josie attacking well down the Oadby right. Anna and Josie both missed the target as Oadby camped out in the Ibstock half. Suddenly Ibstock broke down their right after a defensive miskick allowed their striker clean through on goal. Lotte stopped the first shot but the second was scrambled into the goal. Oadby were shell shocked and rocked for several minutes afterwards. Lois was forced to replace an injured Lotte who had taken a kick to the ankle in the confusion before Ibstock's goal.  Megan, Simrun and Fran restored defensive order allowing Sopie L and Ema to apply the pressure from the wings. Sophie L nearly capped a superb individual run, beating three defenders before firing wide of the far post. In an attempt to avoid extra time the Owls pressed forward for a winner. Anna shot wide and latterly over. Despite their best efforts they just could not get a clean shot at goal.

Into the first period of extra time and the Owls appeared to have broken the deadlock inside the first two minutes. Phillipa intercepted a clearance and cut inside the fullback, she squared the ball to Anna who's shot was saved but Josie picked up the rebound and slotted it into the net through the crowded area. However, Anna had been adjudged offside in the build up. Perhaps seemed harsh as both Phillipa and Anna were beyond the last defender but Anna appeared to be level with the ball when it was squared. Ema and Sophie L were battling hard in midfield with Amie also putting in a great performance.

The second period of extra time saw Oadby again generating chances, Sophie M's corner was nearly headed in by Anna, and Anna almost converted Ema's corner too. Ibstock did get forward and had a couple of corners and crosses themselves, but you never got the feeling they were going to be able to score. And so to the lottery of penalties... Lois and Sophie L converted the Owls first two kicks and Lois saved the second and third Ibstock penalties. But despite their fourth sailing over the bar, Oadby did not score another themselves allowing Ibstock to secure their place in the semi-final.

Players of the Day: Amie Hodgkin & Ema Garcia

Goals Scorers: Sophie Lord

Oadby & Wigston United 2 Oadby Owls 1 - 6th October 2013 (League)

 

After  the pre match prep talk with the referee which started off checking for earrings, hair grips and bracelets, the girls marched out for the handshake with their confidence at a high. Within the first minute after kick off Anna passed a neat ball from the mid field to an undefended Sophie L  who simply but extremely effectively slotted  the ball into the bottom corner of the net for an early goal for the Owls.

Oadby and Wigston were shaken but quickly regained composure, play was open, chances created at each end but it was the Owls that held the slightly upper hand.  Sophie Lord was becoming a handful running the left flank and 10 minutes later she produced a fine cross by the left hand corner flag to a waiting Amie in the box who volleyed the ball goal-ward bound only to be safely caught by the keeper.

Up and down the field the ball went , the girls played well in their positions, the defenders snuffing out the Oadby and Wigston attack, the midfield carrying the ball up to the long legs and fast running of Anna, Josie and Sophie L creating chances for the Owls, not to mention some of the fantastic goal kicks that at times even the forwards struggled to catch up with.

After 20 minutes Anna, Fran and Josie were rested for the fresh legs of Lotte, Phillipa and Ema.  Within minutes Ema created a chance on the right midfield, out manoeuvred two players who were snapping at her heels and managed a cross to Anna who just could not get her shot in time before she was tackled and the opportunity was quashed. A further substitution to bring on Kara and Simrun gave the whole team a chance to try to break through the Oadby and Wigston lines.  A final chance before half time fell to Anna who picked up the ball from the half way line to eventually win a corner but this was cleared by the Wigston defence.

 

Oadby and Wigston started the second half slightly the better side, plying on the pressure and making the defence work hard to clear the ball out.  Lois kept a cool head, calling for the ball and proving that she was a safe pair of hands.  The team work between the defence was second to none, there was plenty of movement, talking to each other and accurate passing.  Oadby and Wigston won two corners , the second finding the boot of a striker who wellied it into the corner of the net for the equaliser.

 

Owls kept their composure and pushed forward, winning their share of corners, one in particular picked up by Anna only to hit the post.  The battle moved to the midfield.  Lotte and Sophie M putting in some clever tackles, a back heel, a dummy and generally outwitting the opposition.  Up and down the pitch the ball went, this was becoming a closely fought battle. A momentary lack of concentration ultimately punished the Owls  with only 5 minutes on the clock  as Oadby and Wigston managed to sneak a loose ball past Lois.  Owls were rattled but it proved too late in the match to be able to pull one back.

 

An unfortunate score from what proved to be a highly enjoyable game.  Owls played as a team, they battled away and created chances against one of the best teams in the league, a highly credible performance, well done by all.

 

Player of the Day: Lois Taylor

Goals Scorers: Sophie Lord

Braunstone Juniors 0 Oadby Owls 1 - 29th September 2013 (League)

 

Sporting their brand new away kit, the Owls made the trip to Braunstone to get their season kick-started against a team usually found in the top three. It proved to be a stiff test, as for the first ten minutes Oadby could not get out of their half, albeit keeping Braunstone from getting a meaningful shot at Lois' goal. After ten minutes Lois launched long clearance for Anna to chase resulting in a throw-in. Sophie M's throw found Anna who quickly played in Josie. Josie's shot was saved but Anna was following in and slotted the ball home from the angle. One attack one goal. That goal changed the complexion of the game as Braunstone were now the ones pegged back into their own half. Oadby continued to press for a second with Sophie L, Sophie M and Josie all having long range efforts. At the back Oadby were a brick wall, with Fran assisted by Lotte and then Maddie keeping Braunstone out of the final third. This allowed Megan to sweep up and get balls played into midfield.

 

The Owls were playing with the strong breeze in the second half, this allowed them to take a more direct approach which provided them with chance after chance. Five minutes into the half, a Sophie L corner was palmed across the line by the Braunstone 'keeper and landed in the arms of the defender on the back post. Penalty and yellow card, a first in any game the Owls have played in. Anna stepped up to take the penalty but dragged her shot wide of the post. Braunstone could not break Oadby down, while Oadby were cutting through at will. Anna was put through on goal three times, but a good save, a miss and cruel bobble denied Oadby the goal their chances deserved. Sophie L and Joise both had shots saved while Anna's flick on from a Sophie M corner was blocked on the line. How did we not get a second goal? Inevitably Braunstone started to apply pressure in the Owls half but they were again met by Lotte's ferocious tackling, Fran's diligent marking and Megan's timely interceptions meant they only created one heart in the mouth chance. But their forward dragged her shot wide and their solitary chance to level the game was gone.

 

 

 

Player of the Day: Fran Santy & Megan Gray

Goals Scorers: Anna Whitehead

Oadby Owls 1 Thurmaston Pink Panthers 0 - 15th September 2013 (County Cup)

 

 

This County Cup match was contested on home turf on the first autumnal day of the season.  Owls went out to battle with 10 players including Sophie M with an injured ankle and heads held high.  Thurmaston also came out with great expectations and it was they that had the upper hand in the first 10 minutes of the game, forcing Owls to defend deep and giving them little chance to get out of their own half.  Thurmaston piled on the pressure and had the first chance at goal with a strong and accurate kick at goal from outside of the area but Lotte managed to punch it away for a corner  which was subsequently saved.  Lotte and the defence were busy, midfield were being pulled into the scrap when a break came from Ema who took the ball out of the danger area towards the centre half and passed it neatly to a waiting Anna.  Anna turned on the gas, took on and out classed two defenders and slotted the ball into the goal.  1-0 to the Owls albeit  against the run of play.  This was a welcome lift for the Owls as they upped their game and two minutes later created a carbon copy move, Ema taking the ball up to the half way line and the long legs of  Anna out pacing and out skilling the Thurmaston defence for another shot at goal.  Thurmaston however were not to be defeated without a battle.  Five minutes before half time they threw all they had at the Owls defence.  Confusion reigned in the Owls box, desperate defending of 2 corners kept the Owls in front at half time. 

 

 

It was the Owls that started the brighter side in the second half.  They made the most of Anna’s and Josie’s  pace as the ball was threaded into them to make their trademark runs at goal which Thurmaston struggled to cope with.  A number of chances were created, one strike in particular forced a magnificent saved from the Thurmaston goalkeeper but the score line remained unaltered.  Thurmaston soon came back into the game however and 15 minutes into the second half Owls conceded two further corners which were strongly defended by Fran , Amie, Sophie M and Simrun resulting in a goal kick which Sophie hoofed up field.  Owls were back to defending their lead.  Fran was strong at the back and stood up tall to their challenge managing to send the ball out of danger, no one was going to be let through today! 

 Twenty five minutes into the second half the ball was cleared by the defence and again it was Ema who managed to carry it up-field and find Anna waiting on the half way line who took it to the Thurmaston goal only to shoot wide.  Time was running out for Thurmaston who threw everything at the Owls defence yet again.  Everyone came back to help defend the last corner of the match, as Lotte cleared the ball off the line the whistle blew for full time, the Owls were through to the next round.

 

Player of the Day: Fran Santy

Goals Scorers: Anna Whitehead

Cosby Foxes 2 Oadby Owls 1 - 8th September 2013 (League)

It was a case of history repeating itself for the Owls, who last lost to Cosby in an early season encounter early in the 2011-12 season. On that occasion they were edged out with a late goal when Cosby's fresh legs were just too much for Oadby's tired ones. This was a far more even game which could easily have gone either way, if Anna's header from a Sophie M corner had gone anywhere but straight at the keeper it would surely have been Oadby enjoying the spoils of victory.

Oadby started the game on the front foot and pressed Cosby deep into their half. In a game of very few chances, Oadby were not able to convert this pressure into a clear-cut goal scoring opportunity. Cosby started to get the upper hand especially in midfield where they appeared to be first to every ball while Oadby struggled to clear their lines or put together any passing moves. However, marshalled by Fran, the Oadby defence of Amie and Maddie kept the Cosby attacks at arm's length for most of the half. As we neared the break confusion in that defence allowed Cosby's right wing to cross the ball and their forward stole in in front of Lotte to poke a goal home. Like a boxer on the ropes waiting for the bell Oadby were rocked and the half time whistle could not come quick enough.

Rich re-organised his beleaguered troops, for whom there were no shortage of volunteers to get a rest. There could be no faulting the effort put in by the girls, who covered a lot of ground on a hot day. This was typified by Player of the Day Josie, whose tireless running for the Owls in almost every position in midfield illustrated the girls undoubted effort on the day. New recruit Phillipa also performed well when switched to the 'holding role' in midfield. The Owls were back on the front foot again and great work from Ema down the left released Anna between two defenders on the edge of the Cosby box. What followed is commonly known in these modern times as a "worldy". Anna shifted the ball between her feet, and lined up a shot between two defenders just outside the D of the box. Anna cracked her shot right into the very top right hand corner. I think she was pleased with that one!

Oadby were level and they wanted more, equally Cosby were not finished and continued to threaten. This game truly ebbed and flowed. With ten minutes to go Sophie put over that potentially match winning corner for Anna to find the keeper's hands with a perfectly timed, but ultimately too straight header. Oadby started to look jaded and within five minutes they were behind to a side footed shot into the bottom corner, Lotte had no chance. Despite continuing to compete right up the final whistle the girls were unable to find a second equaliser. Only having one sub and missing three of their usual starting line-up had proven too big a mountain to climb today. But they had given it everything they had.

 

 

Player of the Day: Josie Chappel

Goals Scorers: Anna Whitehead

Oadby Owls 2 Atherstone Rangers 2 - League (1st September 2013)

 

A new season, a new home venue, a new format 9v9. How would the Owls settle? The answer was that they carried on from where they left off from. Within two minutes Ema played Anna into the right hand channel. Remembering her finish from the tournament last week, Anna calmly passed the ball into the bottom corner. As we all started to dream of a thumping victory Atherstone won a corner and were promptly level with a well taken volley. Pegged back to reality the Owls needed to dig in to keep Atherstone away from the goal. They won a series of corners but Lois was now in full command of her area and nothing came from them. A Lois long clearance against the wind landed right into Anna's path. Anna rounded the keeper and the Owls were back in front inside ten minutes. The game settled down more as both defences and midfields held firm. Chances were very limited but Anna did have the chance to complete her hat-trick but flicked the ball wide of the post. Megan, Lotte and Fran dealt with all that came at them, whilst Ema and Josie were probing down the right.

 

Into the second half, and again Atherstone were on the front foot with a succession of corners. The last of which resulted in a near carbon copy of their first goal. But that was to be it for Atherstone as Oadby pushed them back into their own half. Sophie M took control of the midfield whilst Sophie L imposed herself down the left flank. Both had to put in a lot of running for their team, but they just kept going. Anna, Sophie L and Sophie M all had shots well saved by the Atherstone keeper. Two-all was a fair result, but the Owls will need to convert these performances into wins as the season progresses.

 

Players of the Day: Sophie Lord & Sophie Mansfield

Goals Scorers: Anna Whitehead (2)

Leicester City & County Girls Football League 

Date

Time

Opposition

Home/Away

Result

 01/09/13  10:30  Atherstone Rangers  Home  2 - 2 D
 08/09/13  10:30  Cosby Foxes  Away  1 - 2 L
 17/11/13  10:30    East Goscote United  Home  0 - 7 W
 29/09/13  12:30  Braunstone Juniors  Away  0 - 1 W
 06/10/13  10:30  Oadby & Wigston United  Away  2 - 1 L
 03/11/13  14:30  Thurmaston Pink Panthers  Away  2 - 2 D
 10/11/13  10:30  Kettering FC  Home  1 - 4 L
 23/03/14 tbc  Loughborough Foxes Blacks  Away  
 01/12/13  10:30  Loughborough Foxes Blacks  Home  0 - 6 L
 08/12/13  10:30  Atherstone Rangers  Away  3 - 1 L
 15/12/13  10:30  Cosby Foxes  Home  1 - 0 W
 12/01/14  tbc  East Goscote United  Away  
 19/01/14  10:30  Braunstone Juniors  Home  
 26/02/14  tbc  Oadby & Wigston United  Home  
 16/02/14  10:30  Thurmaston Pink Panthers  Home  
 23/02/14  12:30  Kettering FC  Away  2 - 2 D
         
         
         
         
     League Cup    
 16th Feb 14  12:30  R2: Blaby & Whetstone Girls  Away  1 - 2 W
 2nd March 14  tbc  QF: Cosby Cubs  Home  
         
         
         
     County Cup    
 15th Sep 13  10:30  Thurmaston Pink Panthers  Home  1 - 0 W
 13th Oct 13  10:30  Ibstock Belles  Home  1 - 1 L AET
         (2 - 3) Pens
         

Team Notices

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