The minute the draw came through saying that we were playing Leicester we knew we were in for a tough match that would include conceding lots of goals. In the team chat the only words that were repeated were, 'Just Keep Fighting', and this was most definitely demonstrated on the pitch. After going 2-0 down within the first few minutes Kettering began to grasp the game with some fantastic defending with a back four containing some first time defenders. The midfield of Lexy Webb, Jess Moricca and Anna Elson worked hard to help defend and a few great runs helped by Eleanor Izzard and Harriet Drake-Lee. Some fantastic long balls gave Katie Woolveridge a chance to get into the D however a lack of support and great defence stopped Katie in her tracks. The sheer Power and Skill of the opposition lead to superb shots which gave Leicester a 5-0 lead at half time. After a large amount of attacking short corners to Leicester, that Kettering defended superbly, leading to the final score being 11-0 to the visitors. However the conversation at the end left Kettering feeling determined that the plate competition will be the one for them!
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