Brighton Trip For Foxes Women On Last Day
With a two-point lead on Reading, Leicester head into the final game of the WSL campaign with their destiny in their own hands as the Foxes search of league safety when they face off against the Seagulls at Broadfield Stadium.
Ahead of this weekend's finale, here is a look at both camps...
The Foxes camp
The Foxes lost 2-1 to West Ham United last time out.
Leicester last claimed victory when they beat Liverpool 4-0 at King Power Stadium back towards the end of April, as goals from Josie Green, Carrie Jones, Ashleigh Plumptre and Missy Goodwin guided the Foxes to their biggest ever WSL win on record.
Since then, Leicester have been on the end of three consecutive defeats. Losing on the road to Arsenal and Chelsea before being beaten 2-1 in a tight affair on Filbert Way last weekend at the hands of West Ham United - Hannah Cain scoring her third goal of the season in the final moments of the match.
This Saturday, the season comes to a close, and while Willie Kirk's side have failed to pick up any points so far this month, fate remains in their control as a win will see them confirm their place in the WSL next year. The other match for City fans to keep an eye on will be Chelsea's visit to Reading, as anything less than a win for the Royals condemns them to the Barclays Women's Championship.
Katie Robinson has six goals so far this season for Brighton & Hove Albion.
Brighton, under the new management of Melissa Phillips, have picked up seven points from their last six games, which has guaranteed them top flight football next season. However, only three points and a worse goal difference separates them and the Foxes, therefore a win for Kirk's side could place them above Saturday's hosts.
The south coast side have seen four wins this season, against Reading, Everton and two victories over West Ham, which included a dramatic 5-4 display at Chigwell Construction Stadium back in November - Danielle Carter scoring two goals on the day.
Top scorer Elisabeth Terland has found the net on seven occasions this campaign, however 20-year-old England international Katie Robinson will also be one to watch this weekend, as the young winger has 10 goal involvements heading into the final day for Brighton.
In the dugout
Melissa Phillips has guided the Seagulls to WSL safety with two wins since her arrival in April.
As stated earlier, Phillips resides in the dugout for the Seagulls, and has had a positive effect on the team since her appointment in April of this year, replacing the former FC Bayern Frauen manager Jens Scheuer, who left the Seagulls in bottom place.
Phillips' first WSL game at the helm saw her side beat Everton 3-2 at Broadfield Stadium. Born in Santa Cruz, California, the 35-year-old was manager of London City Lionesses from 2020-2023, and assistant of National Women's Soccer League side Angel City FC, before her appointment on the south coast.
Last time out
Monique Robinson, Aileen Whelan & Sam Tierney
Monique Robinson, Aileen Whelan and Sam Tierney scored in City's 3-0 win over Brighton last time out.
The Foxes have a good record against Brighton, winning two of their last three meetings. Most recently in this season's reverse fixture at King Power Stadium City recorded their first win of the season against the Seagulls back in January. Aileen Whelan, Sam Tierney and Academy graduate Monique Robinson scoring in the 3-0 victory.
Last season, Brighton beat Leicester at AMEX Stadium 1-0 thanks to a last minute winner from Maisie Symonds. The Foxes were victorious in the home match that campaign as a single goal from Shannon O'Brien in the 54th minute guided her side to all three points.
Ticket and live coverage details
Broadfield Stadium will be the venue for Saturday's match.
Ticketing information and a how to follow guide for this weekend's match can be found HERE.
All times BST.
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