Leicester 2 Ipswich 2
Slazenger Women's EHLPremier DivisionLeicester 2 Ipswich 2Leisa King showed the Premier League just what they missed last year with a player of the match performance that made sure Ipswich left the midlands with a well deserved point against the defending champions Leicester.
Slazenger Women's EHL
Leicester 2 Ipswich 2
Leisa King showed the Premier League just what they missed last year with a player of the match performance that made sure Ipswich left the midlands with a well deserved point against the defending champions Leicester.
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The game could not have started any worse for Ipswich as experienced defender Kirsten Spencer pulled out injured in the warm up before a defensive mix up between goalkeeper Charlotte Lee-Smith and Issy Sheldrake saw the home side gifted a tap in within the first five minutes.
Despite the setback Ipswich regrouped and began to boss a weak Leicester side that was missing seven international players.
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Despite some good opportunities Ipswich had to wait until the 22nd minute to open their goal scoring account this season.
A superb run and pass by Vic Sandall saw King collect the ball on the right wing before powering into the circle and unleashing a shot into the bottom corner.
The second half saw Ipswich surge forward looking for their second goal and Emma Lee-Smith was unlucky to see her short corner effort fly inches wide of the post.
A rare Leicester breakaway saw them earn a short corner with 15 minutes to go though and they once again took the lead.
Ipswich were stunned into action, but with eight minutes to go Emma Millar was shown a straight yellow card for a perceived deliberate foot.
Having battled to stay in the game Ipswich were back at full strength with three minutes left and once again pushed for an equaliser.
Cue King who once again showed why she has been one of the top players in the country for the last ten years by blazing down the left hand before committing the keeper and calmly stroking the ball into the bottom left hand corner.