MATCH REPORT: Town Devs Comprehensively defeat Leicester City

Town Devs run riot at Leicester City in a 7-2 score line at Leicester City Training Ground on Sunday afternoon, in a ruthless game of football from the Terriers perspective.

A thrilling victory winning by a margin of 5 goals as the Terriers broke immensely, outpacing and outrunning the opposition. The first half brought various chances with Zoe Laughton getting an early opportunity following a corner. The corner fell to Alice Linsell whose shot fell straight into the hands of the keeper.

A cloudy Leicester turned wet as the contest was fairly steady in the opening stages with both sides seeing plenty of possession. Falone Sumaili broke the deadlock in the 11th minute as she continued to thrive in a Terriers shirt getting the visitors underway. Shortly after Macy Ellis was offered the chance to double the lead, her shot straight at the ‘keeper who punched the ball out for a corner.

Sumaili would go again in the game utilising her fierce pace, doubling her goal tally after a misplaced pass by Leicester City allowed her to go round the corner slotting the ball beyond the reach of the ‘keeper. Just three minutes after scoring she nearly had her hatrick with just 19 minutes on the clock chipping the goalkeeper but to her luck the ball rattled the crossbar.

Zoe Laughton also proved to be a handful for the Foxes as she also hit the bar after her free kick from just outside the box. The set piece hit the wall but her rebound shot slammed the bar. The Terriers weren’t to sit back as they continued to attack at the top of the pitch making it three in quick succession as Macy Ellis grabbed her first of the afternoon.

As well as, Laughton finding her groove to grab an assist, she also registered a goal for the second game running, scoring a header from outside the 18 years box. As the whistle blew for half time Town were in control heading into the break four goals better off than their opposition, looking for more in the second period to Leicester’s disappointment which was clear to see.

Town continued to pile on the pressure searching for more goals but Leicester did pull one back two minutes into the second half. The Terriers did however suffer a set back, the first negative of the afternoon as the captain pulled up, the manager forced into a change with Sharone Buckle substituted. Leicester would not lie down trying to regain control getting another but Town were also hungry for more goals. Gibrill-Keating was on hand to find the back of the net with a pass in after a keeper spillage from a corner taken by Tara Duce.

But just as the game neared the end Macy Ellis got her brace after a brilliant one two with Duce and completed her hatrick just eight minutes before full time, Duce once again drove the ball forward, the number 16 on hand to run around the ‘keeper and pass the ball at ease into the back of the net.

Mo Mouelhi was beaming in his smile at full time. “We worked hard for the past two weeks and put a lot into practice in training, tried to improve in the points we picked from previous games. We came in ready to this game. The score line was reflective of how dominant we were. I’m very pleased with all the players in what they put in so happy for this custody and happy for the players aswell.”

Mouelhi is aware his team have a great deal of quality. “Going forward we have pace and energy that’s what made the difference today and we played smart football around their defenders to create a great deal of chances. The finishing was high quality. I think watching our midfielders this is the best game I’ve seen them playing even though we made a few errors, they dominated the game. This is what fed Falone and Macy and to be fair for both of them the finishing was exceptional.”

With the friendly game out of the way the Terriers will face Stoke City at home next Sunday before the first league game against Liverpool Feds on September 5. Mo Mouelhi continues to marshall his troops with all eyes on the start of the season.


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