Leicester City Women

City's Women Pick Up First Win At Lewes

A brilliant second-half performance inspired Leicester City to a 3-0 victory at Lewes FC on Sunday - their first success of the season in the FA Women's Championship.
More on this story...

Ahead of kick-off, it was confirmed that Georgia Popple and Paige Bailey-Gayle would return to the Foxes' line-up for the sixth league outing of 2018/20 at The Dripping Pan.

Following a first half which saw Popple, Bailey-Gayle and goalkeeper Scarlett Field all impress, City cemented their dominance following the interval.

Leicester opened the scoring on 50 minutes as Annabel Blanchard drove into the box and went for goal, only for Faye Baker's save to land at Hayley James' feet to convert.

Expand photo
Leicester City Women
Leicester City Women

City's three-goal victory propels them up the league standings.

Just after the hour-mark, meanwhile, Lachante Paul doubled their lead, breaking into space, picking her spot and curling it wonderfully into the net from the edge of the 18-yard box. 

With eight minutes remaining, substitute Libby Smith sealed the points by latching onto a through ball before rounding the 'keeper and slotting home to seal a first win of the season.

As a result, the Foxes climb to eighth in the FA Women's Championship standings with four points from six matches and a goal difference of -10.

Next Sunday, City return to Continental Cup action as Women’s Super League side Birmingham City visit Farley Way Stadium in Group C.

The details...

City: Field, N. Johnson, Morgan (c), Cataldo, Blanchard, Paul, James (Dugmore 64'), Bailey-Gayle (Smith 76'), Brown (Thomas 85'), L. Johnson, Popple

Subs not used: Lambourne, Everett, Jhamat

Goals: James 50', Paul 63', Smith 82'

Latest News

Latest Galleries

Latest Videos

Leicester City Crest

Latest News

More Videos

Latest Images