WORCESTER teenager Leonie Joyce, 14, last weekend enjoyed a dream debut for Wolves Women as she became the youngest ever female to play in the top four tiers of women's football.

Joyce, a current student at Christopher Whitehead High School, signed a two-year Regional Talent Club contract in 2019 but on Sunday made her debut in the Pygott and Crone Cup fixture against Loughborough Foxes.

Wolves went behind in the first-half but Joyce was the main threat for the hosts and she almost scored the equaliser on 35 minutes but for the keeper's good save.

But the memorable moment was to come right on the stroke of half-time as she buried a loose ball into the net before big celebrations with her teammates. The goal almost made sure she was the youngest ever female to score a goal in the top four tiers of women's football.

Joyce could have had a second in the second-half as Wolves pushed for a winner but eventually the home side got the winning goal right at the death through Summer Holmes.

Since starting out playing against boys from the age of eight, Leonie started out in girls’ football with St John’s Colts followed by Nunnery Wood Vixens and Warndon Village Wildcats before linking up with Redditch United but is now flourishing at Wolves.

She is the daughter of former Worcester City and Evesham United footballer Wes Joyce.

Wolves play in the fourth tier of women’s football.