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Heading into the November break: Lionesses’ recap and look ahead

Updated: Nov 9, 2022

Credit: @thoughtsofawing

Another international window during the Lionesses’ 2022/23 campaign has arrived, and London City continues to put itself in a perfect position to achieve that coveted goal at the end of April.

Right now, the Lionesses possess a 5-2-1 record in the Championship, putting themselves second in the table, only two points behind the Robins of Bristol City.

Melissa Phillips and London City are yet to take on the current leaders, and Southampton, who sit level on points with the Lionesses in third.

London City head into the break unbeaten in their last 660 minutes of football in all competitions, collecting a league-high 17 goals while allowing just six through eight league contests.

In the scoring column, London City is still led by Sarah Ewens with five goals ahead of both Amy Rodgers, and Shanade Hopcroft who have accumulated three goals apiece so far in the league.

Overall, the Lionesses have nine different goal scorers in all competitions, proving that goals have the ability to come from anywhere on the pitch on any given day.

Credit: @thoughtsofawing

On the defensive side of things, Shae Yanez and the backline put together a run of five consecutive clean sheets in the notoriously competitive Barclay's Women's Championship.

Yanez is tied with Francesca Bentley, the Bristol City goalkeeper for the league lead in clean sheets with five.

While the success at home since the opening day of the season has been evident, the Lionesses over four games away from Princes Park have obtained the most points on the road of any other team in the Championship.

Carly Girasoli, Harley Bennett, and Hayley Nolan have led a defense that has averaged just 0.75 goals conceded per game in the league, good for second-best in the Championship.

Right out of the break, the Lionesses have two crucial contests in the league with a Conti Cup battle sandwiched between the two.

A visit to an always-challenging Bramall Lane to take on Sheffield United who have netted the most goals at home this season begins London City’s run at the end of November.

In the first battle of December, the Lionesses meet Marieanne Spacey-Cale and the Southampton Women who are riding an extraordinary seven-game unbeaten run in the league since its opening day defeat to Charlton.

Jamie-Lee Napier causing chaos in the Blackburn midfield

And remember LCL fans, tickets are on sale for our next home game against Brighton and Hove Albion in the Conti Cup! Click the link to get your tickets now!

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