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Match Preview: Leeds United Ladies v Chester Le Street

Ladies make Elland Road debut in a match that is free to the public!

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Match: Leeds United Ladies v Chester Le Street Town Ladies

Date: 27 August 2017

Time: 14.00 BST, 9.00 EDT

Venue: Elland Road, Leeds

Television: none

Radio: none

Streaming: LUTV

Leeds United Ladies open their season at home today after falling 3-1 away at Bolton Wanderers Ladies last weekend. Their opponent today, Chester Le Street, is also coming off of a loss, with Chester Le Street losing 4-0 to Liverpool Marshalls Feds Ladies on the road.

LULFC captain Helen Wagstaff spoke with the official site, saying that “We’ve got a strong set of players on the team and I think we’ll do well this season – and being part of the club will bring us closer together. After losing a game you always want to come back with a win and more so at the beginning of the season – there’s a real sense of togetherness and a good team morale at the moment.”

Wagstaff also thanked the board and the management at the club, for not only the opportunity to play under the Leeds United banner once again, but also for the opportunity to play at Elland Road, saying “There’s a real buzz around the team and we’re all so excited and honoured to be playing at Elland Road on Sunday. Being part of the club means so much to us and it’s a massive stepping stone in making team progress.”

Go see this match. It’s literally free, it will cost you nothing to go spend a couple hours of your time watching the Leeds United Ladies take on Chester Le Street at Elland Road. Think about how brilliant it would be for a big crowd to come out and support LULFC in front of the home crowd.

The new owner Andrea Radrizzani righted a past wrong by bringing the Ladies team back into the fold earlier this year, and having them at Elland Road for the first match of the season, and with free admission, is just icing on the cake. Leeds finally have a proper owner who is looking not only for the short-term gain to fill his pockets, but one who wants to invest in the future of the club, and awaken a sleeping giant. So go out and support the Ladies and let Radrizzani know that, really, truly, All Leeds Aren’t We.