LCFC Women first ever top flight fixture ending in defeat as Flint becomes historical with the first goal ever

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Leicester City women opened their season away to Aston Villa defeated 1-2 in the end after taking the lead from a Natasha Flint goal making her an historical figure in the history of LCFC Women.

Four players were given their debuts. Abbie McManus, Georgia Brougham, Molly Pike and Jess Sigsworth. Leicester did start cleverly but had to see their first game ending pointless, again a grand experience and hopefully wins and points will come in the games coming up.

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Jonathan Morgan fielded the team in a 3-5-2 set up, and hopefully he will get this moving on in the next game coming up against Manchester United on the 12th of September.

You can as always follow up on all these games from our season page.

Leicester City fielded a team with Kirstie Level in goal, signed from Everton before last season doing her 2nd season for the club, with the 24 year old being the ultimate first choice. Abby Marie McManus picked up a yellow as one of three players to get booked in the away team.

With the two others ending in the book of the ref, Tierney and Brougham, seeing all three in the back getting a yellow. Barker, Cain and Bailey-Gayle were all substituted with Devlin, Howard and Paul coming in.

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Surprised to see Ashely Plumptre on the bench as she was a pivotal player for the team last season with the Nigerian international hopefully getting back in.

The full line-up, Level, McManus, Brougham, Tierney, Barker, Pike, O’Brien, Sigsworth, Flint, Cain, Bailey-Gayle
Subs: Devlin, Howard, Paul

Leicester City are of course not a favorite this season with Aston Villa Allen and Mayling settling a comfortable win for the team coached by Carla Ward.

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We will as always follow up on events taking place going forward, and hopefully Leicester City will be interesting to follow as a number of these players really can get into a brighter frame.

Exciting new signing as pre-season gets close!

LCFC Women are in front of a very exciting campaign, moving into a new and grand upgrade as the top flight emerges.

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So far a number of new players have arrived with Jenna Purfield being the latest addition joining from Bristol City and with her background and international experience at different levels, it will help in staying up, which must be the ultimate goal.

Jess Sigsworth has also signed coming from Man Utd after three seasons with them. There are of course great excitement going into this season and competing in the Super League. 12 clubs and all of them connected and in alliance with mens teams of league clubs.

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The fixtures of next season is yet to be announced, will be so on the 23rd of July and of course excitement in the wait for those games coming up. Leicester will for the first time in their clubs history field a team in the top flight of women.

Ashleigh Plumptre is the star of the squad previously been on the books at Notts County and LA Galaxy, joining in front of last season and born in Leicester. She has been capped at most England youth levels and at this time part of the u.23 set up.

Another player that hopefully will mark her name in the top flight is Natasha Flint, a prolific goalscorer who netted 17 goals in 20 games last season. The 24 year old joined from Blackburn last summer and her tally with Rovers was one to notice, 70 goals in 66 games. She has earlier played for Fylde Ladies and Man City, and it will be exciting to see how Flint will cope with Leicester and her top flight return.

The team that last season was heavily upgraded with King Power coming in on the owners side and integrated the women into the big picture. The women team will still be playing their home games at Quorn, Farley Way Stadium.

Thank you for the music, Leicester City with new lift in exciting project

A silent revolution is on at Leicester City as the women team are taking new steps and their recent promotion to the top flight is also a clear and direct indication showing that the club are not just focusing on the male area of football.

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England is a bit of a development country in recognizing the fact that woman can be force in this sport, with the English FA seen as an organization trying to really stop the development of the sport in all, making it illegal for woman to play the game for several years. The history of the sport is interesting reading with the women attracting crowds over 50 000 to games during the World War I, and to see this lock on women football is almost a crime, done by men, as the sports could have suffered for so many years, but not anymore.

To see Leicester City getting up there among the best teams and that focus on the women game is getting more and more attention is of course fantastic. This will also bring the club further in building their brand as it’s no opposition inside a club to roll out a plan to bring more people closer to the club.

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The next move for Leicester City must be to build the brand even further as the women game gets more attention and just make this club a force on a broader level. Hopefully the football will reach the quality needed to see this game, on it’s own standards, making it exciting and fun to watch, and getting there could attract crowds as the men and women team changed to play home and away at King Power Stadium, with games coming up every weekend at home, branding a season ticket even more.

We all know that it’s early days in the professional women game, but all in all, it’s fantastic to see Leicester City doing so well and great to see that happening.

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The team have a number of exciting prospects and you should take notice of names such as Natashi Flint, a fine goalscorer, the 24 year with 16 goals in 18 games. Millie Farrow is another player to watch as she is taking steps. 23 year old midfielder Charlotte Devlin and Paige Bailey-Gayle, just 19, are also good prospects. Scottish and Dutch players are also in the squad, Sophie Howard and Esmee De Graaf are two defenders to recognize. Young talent in 18 year old Lechante Paul must not either be forgotten.

The team has progressed season by season and are put together by first team coach Jonathan Morgan, with set up based on local talent, and additions from other clubs, and of course adding more quality from outside has been a key to win promotion. A number of players are recruited from clubs such as Arsenal, Hoffenheim. Everton and Reading, with midfielder Remi Allen being the one with a long and great experience, 30 years of age. Not to forget Holly Morgan, the captain, who has spent 16 years at the club, and is a key player in a defenders position.

Brendan Rodgers also credited them with a nice tweet and commentating on it as they are progressing into a new era.

Following Leicester City women is of course possible from the official site, but also this site is good and giving good attention with following up on games and results, again congratulations to the women team for their great achievement.

The TCF website will from next season also put up a page with all results, important links and a also giving a following up on different aspects of the team and their performances, some transfer news and such. Also a new category added, LCFC Women, as you can find it all from all pages under it’s own section.

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