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Continuing to build: London City season recap and look ahead

The Lionesses get set for a second half battle against West Ham in the Conti Cup

With two of the Lionesses’ best heading into a crucial international window with World Cup qualifying on the line, London City has begun to find its footing in league play.

Currently, Melissa Phillips and the Lionesses have a 2-1-1 record in the Championship after four matches, sitting in fifth place, just three points behind the leaders Bristol City at the top of the table.

London City is unbeaten in its last 360 minutes of regulation football, dating back to a thrilling victory over Charlton Athletic on the road in late August. Midfielder Amy Rodgers and Scottish forward Sarah Ewens are currently tied on two in the clubs top scorer race this year.

Grace Neville heads the stat sheet in the assist department for London City, collecting two assists in the Lionesses' Conti Cup draw against West Ham United.

On the goalkeeping side of things, Shae Yanez ranks second in the Championship in clean sheets with two, putting London City in the top-three in the league for fewest goals allowed, with only four.

Ewens sets up for her spot-kick against Durham

The Lionesses are one of five teams in league play during this campaign to go unbeaten on the road, defeating Charlton, and drawing Lewes down at the Dripping Pan.

The Lionesses have scored an average of 2.75 goals per game in the Championship, more than the top team in the league so far this season. With LCL ranking in the top-five in expected goals so far this season.

The attack, led by Jamaican star Atlanta Primus and the Scottish pairing of Ewens, and Jamie Lee-Napier, looks set to continue to be a constant threat to Championship backlines.

In addition, the London City defense, captained by Harley Bennett, has only conceded one goal on average per match which is tied for the third-fewest through four contests of the 2022/23 league campaign.

After the break, London City gets right into the thick of league play, going on the road for two straight against Coventry United, and Sunderland before coming back to the confines of Princes Park to take on the No. 10 team in the table, Blackburn Rovers.

Back-to-back matches against the two teams the Lionesses are sandwiched in between in the table proceed, Blackburn, as London City hopes to make even more progress up the table before its next Conti Cup group stage match against WSL side, Brighton.

The Lionesses in the middle of the dramatic penalty shootout against West Ham United

And remember LCL fans, tickets are on sale for our next home game against Blackburn Rovers! Click the link to get your tickets now!

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