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Season 2012/13

City Ladies 3-0 Leeds: Report

  • 13 November 2012 10:52
  • Posted by Chris Nield / Words by Kevin Sims

High flying Leeds United made trip to Manchester to face City at the Regional Athletics Arena last Sunday.

High flying Leeds United made trip to Manchester to face City at the Regional Athletics Arena this Sunday.

City began to dictate the pace of play after halftime enjoying their best period with former Leeds player Sarah Danby beginning to have a real impact. From a Fliss Middleton cross she unleashed a drive which produced a wonderful save from Draycott to keep the ball out.

City extended their lead on 61 minutes; Krystle Johnston bent her run superbly to stay onside and get in behind the Leeds backline. Goodwin set up Danielle Young who neatly picked out the top corner from ten yards.

The game was all but over on 71 minutes when pressure from the City forward line forced Leeds into a mistake. A miss-kicked clearance landed at the feet of Danby who pushed the ball out of her feet with her first touch and caught-out the stranded Draycott with a tidy lob from all of 25 yards.

“A great win and team performance today.” Leigh Wood said after the final whistle, “We matched Leeds all over the pitch, every player winning their individual battle, which enabled us to push on and control the game for large parts. Leeds had their chances but most went straight at our keeper, who dealt with them comfortably. We now look forward to the visit of Barnet next weekend. Well done Ladies.”

MCLFC team: Brown, Middleton, McLellan (Harding 62), Shepherd, McManus, Nightingale, Young, Johnston (Jordan 85), Savage (c), Goodwin, Danby (Buffel 75)

Subs: Lee, Worthington, Jordan, Buffel, Harding


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