Jonathan Morgan

Morgan Thrilled With LCFC Women's Attacking Potency

Speaking after LCFC Women's stunning 9-1 triumph over Coventry United on Sunday, manager Jonathan Morgan highlighted the 'outstanding' football on display from the Foxes.
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- Jonathan Morgan reflects on LCFC Women's 9-1 success at Coventry United on Sunday
- City came from a goal down to run out as comprehensive victors at Butts Park Arena
- Morgan highlighted the efforts of Leicester's attacking players
- The LCFC Women manager also believes the squad is starting to gel after a summer of recruitment

Braces from Lachante Paul and Natasha Flint got City started at Butts Park Arena, before Paige Bailey-Gayle, Remi Allen, Sophie Barker, Ruesha Littlejohn and Millie Farrow all struck later on.

Following such a dominant performance, which leaves the Foxes second in the FA Women's Championship, Morgan outlined why Leicester are reaping the rewards of their hard work in training.

"I’m thrilled with that," he told LCFC TV at full-time. "I think we thoroughly deserved the victory and the goals today. We played some outstanding football throughout the 90 minutes.

"The way we’re playing at the minute, it’s something we’re consciously thinking about in training, being more patient in the build-up, and the girls are applying that very well.

"The link-up play between us is starting to set up and the girls are starting to understand each other a bit more, so hopefully we can keep performing like that.

From a confidence point of view, that will keep us sky-high at the minute. Don’t become complacent, but be confident that if we play our game efficiently, we can produce a performance like today.

Jonathan Morgan LCFC TV

"There’s been a number of games where I’ve felt we could’ve scored more goals than what we did, but you have to do it and we finally did it today.

"From a confidence point of view, that will keep us sky-high at the minute. Don’t become complacent, but be confident that if we play our game efficiently, we can produce a performance like today."

After seeing his strikers in particular impress in front of goal on a memorable afternoon, Morgan says the squad - boosted by several new arrivals in the summer - is starting to gel nicely. 

"All five strikers came on the pitch today and all five scored, so that’s fantastic," he added. "I’m pretty sure there’s going to a few people knocking on my door on Tuesday, trying to muscle their way into the team.

"Deservedly so, too, and they have been working hard. We’re starting to see that synergy on the pitch and an understanding that if they work as a unit, they’re going to score more goals."

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Natasha Flint & Lachante Paul
Natasha Flint & Lachante Paul

Natasha Flint and Lachante Paul both scored twice for the Foxes in the first half.

Max Gauntlett's third-minute opener for Coventry threatened to derail Leicester's efforts early on, but Morgan was delighted with how the Foxes continued to execute the game plan at Butts Park Arena.

"Thankfully, we didn’t let it rattle us," he explained. "We kept our foothold in the game and we just kept going. The way the girls responded was tremendous.

"That was a big way for us win that game. We could have easily capitulated quite early on with that goal going in.

"Whether it was the subs coming on or the girls who started, everybody did their part today and, like I said, we’re starting to link up and move off the ball in how we play together.

"The gelling of the team is starting to show on the pitch. We just need to keep working hard in training. This is one game and there’s still a long way to go in the season.

"We still have the ambition of winning this league. Obviously, this is not a bad way to continue, but we’re going to have more and more games and we need to play like this."

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