Melton footballer Ashleigh Plumptre makes history after helping Leicester City Ladies to promotion

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Wednesday, 7th April 2021, 12:04 pm
Updated Wednesday, 7th April 2021, 12:42 pm
Plumptre (left) celebrates. Photo: Getty Images

Melton footballer Ashleigh Plumptre was part of the Leicester City Ladies’ squad which made history as they secured promotion to the FA Women’s Super League for the first time.

Saturday’s 2-0 win over London City Lionesses - the side’s 12th straight victory in the Championship - was enough to secure the title and ensure the Foxes will be playing top flight football next season.

Twenty-two-year-old Plumptre - who played the full 90 minutes at Farley Way - came close to scoring with a glancing header and strike, but finishes from teammates Sam Tierney and Natasha Flint ensured City finished the day eight point ahead of title rivals Durham with two games to play.