Arsenal Ladies

1
Byrne
2
Grant Goal!
3
Bassett
4
White
5
Fahey
6
Yankey Goal!
7
Chapman 65
8
Ross
9
Davison 45
10
Smith 45 Goal!
11
Fleeting Goal! Goal! Goal!

Substitutes

12
Scott 65
13
Ludlow 45
14
Little 45
15
Carney

Leicester Ladies

1
Sophie Le Gros
2
Zira Handley
3
Hannah Williams
4
Destiny Toussaint
5
Jade Radburn
6
Laura Impey
7
Katie Lowder
8
Chloe Jones
9
Hannah Smith
10
Natasha Meade
11
Louise Fellows

Substitutes

12
Natalie Reay
13
Courtney Sweetman-Kirk
14
Leah Rawle
15
Lekeisha Gumbs
16
Leanne Griffin

Julie Fleeting followed up her crucial goal against Umea in midweek with a superb hat-trick against Leicester as Arsenal Ladies strolled through to the Semi Final of the Women’s League Cup.

Goals from Rachel Yankey, Kelly Smith, Ciara Grant and an own goal from the Foxes’ Laura Impey completed the rout for the Gunners who now face Chelsea in the last four.

Yankey handed Vic Akers’ side the lead on the quarter hour when she stabbed home a Laura Bassett cross from close range and they had to wait until eight minutes before the break to double their lead. Kelly smith was felled inside the area and the striker dusted herself down to score her 19th goal in 11 games this season.

Three minutes later Fleeting headed her first of the game from a superb Yankey cross to secure a three-goal half-time advantage.

Five minutes after the break Jayne Ludlow tried her luck from distance only to see her effort cannon into the net off the unfortunate Impey who was trying to scramble the ball clear.

Fleeting’s second was almost a carbon copy of the first as she once again nodded a Yankey cross past the keeper two minutes after the hour mark and the striker secured her hat-trick 11 minutes later. The 28-year-old latched onto a long Emma Byrne goal kick before calmly slotting past the onrushing keeper.

Yankey was once again the provider seven minutes before time when her out-swinging corner was met by a thunderous Grant header at the front post.

The Ladies will now face Chelsea in the Semi-Finals on Sunday, December 7.

Arsenal Ladies

1
Byrne
2
Grant Goal!
3
Bassett
4
White
5
Fahey
6
Yankey Goal!
7
Chapman 65
8
Ross
9
Davison 45
10
Smith 45 Goal!
11
Fleeting Goal! Goal! Goal!

Substitutes

12
Scott 65
13
Ludlow 45
14
Little 45
15
Carney

Leicester Ladies

1
Sophie Le Gros
2
Zira Handley
3
Hannah Williams
4
Destiny Toussaint
5
Jade Radburn
6
Laura Impey
7
Katie Lowder
8
Chloe Jones
9
Hannah Smith
10
Natasha Meade
11
Louise Fellows

Substitutes

12
Natalie Reay
13
Courtney Sweetman-Kirk
14
Leah Rawle
15
Lekeisha Gumbs
16
Leanne Griffin
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