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Reading Women 0-1 Doncaster Rovers Belles

Reading v Doncaster Rovers Belles
Reading finished second bottom of WSL 1, six points ahead of Doncaster

Relegated Doncaster Rovers Belles ended the Women's Super League One season with victory at Reading after losing all 15 of their previous matches.

Katrin Omarsdottir struck the only goal following a free-kick midway through the second half to give the Belles their only points of the season.

Emma Follis fired wide early on for Reading, while Belles' Emily Simpkins' 25-yard shot was saved by Mary Earps.

Christie Murray almost grabbed a second but Earps kept out her header.

Doncaster captain Leandra Little:

"Seeing the goal go in was just an absolute massive, massive relief. Also, it is just nice to be celebrating something.

"To get together with the girls and celebrate and finish the season on a high is good.

"It has been a tough season and we've put in a lot of part performances and had to weather storms for part of games.

"We also knew today was our last chance to get something. We didn't want to go down with no points on the board and we said that we'd put our bodies on the line and go for it."

Line-ups

Reading Women

  • 19Earps
  • 2Jane
  • 6McGee
  • 4Hines
  • 3Scott
  • 23Rowe
  • 8AllenBooked at 69mins
  • 15StobbsSubstituted forEstcourtat 76'minutes
  • 9BrutonBooked at 86mins
  • 7FollisSubstituted forWardat 69'minutes
  • 20Fletcher

Substitutes

  • 1Moloney
  • 10Roche
  • 17Estcourt
  • 18Ward

Doncaster Rovers Belles

  • 13Moorhouse
  • 18Barker
  • 5Roberts
  • 4Little
  • 2Pacheco
  • 3Tierney
  • 20Humphrey
  • 6Lipka
  • 17SimpkinsBooked at 47minsSubstituted forBakowska-Mathewsat 85'minutes
  • 7Omarsdottir
  • 10MurraySubstituted forSweetman-Kirkat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Hobbs
  • 9Sweetman-Kirk
  • 12Raynor
  • 15Newborough
  • 21Bakowska-Mathews
Attendance:
885

Match Stats

Home TeamReading WomenAway TeamDoncaster Rovers Belles
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home12
Away11
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away6
Fouls
Home12
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Reading Ladies 0, Doncaster Rovers Belles 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Reading Ladies 0, Doncaster Rovers Belles 1.

Offside, Doncaster Rovers Belles. Samantha Tierney tries a through ball, but Courtney Sweetman-Kirk is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers Belles. Courtney Sweetman-Kirk replaces Christie Murray.

Booking

Lauren Bruton (Reading Ladies) is shown the yellow card.

Lauren Bruton (Reading Ladies) has gone down, but that's a dive.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers Belles. Martha Bakowska-Mathews replaces Emily Simpkins.

Offside, Reading Ladies. Lauren Bruton tries a through ball, but Rebecca Jane is caught offside.

Foul by Samantha Tierney (Doncaster Rovers Belles).

Melissa Fletcher (Reading Ladies) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Rebecca Jane (Reading Ladies) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Melissa Fletcher.

Anna Moorhouse (Doncaster Rovers Belles) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kirsty McGee (Reading Ladies).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Kasia Lipka (Doncaster Rovers Belles) because of an injury.

Foul by Kasia Lipka (Doncaster Rovers Belles).

Lauren Bruton (Reading Ladies) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Reading Ladies. Charlie Estcourt replaces Amber Stobbs.

Samantha Tierney (Doncaster Rovers Belles) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rachel Rowe (Reading Ladies).

Corner, Doncaster Rovers Belles. Conceded by Mary Earps.

Attempt saved. Emily Simpkins (Doncaster Rovers Belles) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Carla Humphrey with a cross.

Goal!

Goal! Reading Ladies 0, Doncaster Rovers Belles 1. Katrin Omarsdottir (Doncaster Rovers Belles) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Leandra Little with a headed pass following a set piece situation.

Substitution

Substitution, Reading Ladies. Helen Ward replaces Emma Follis.

Booking

Remi Allen (Reading Ladies) is shown the yellow card.

Carla Humphrey (Doncaster Rovers Belles) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Remi Allen (Reading Ladies).

Attempt missed. Katrin Omarsdottir (Doncaster Rovers Belles) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Carla Humphrey with a cross.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers Belles. Conceded by Harriet Scott.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers Belles. Conceded by Mary Earps.

Attempt saved. Kasia Lipka (Doncaster Rovers Belles) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Samantha Tierney.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers Belles. Conceded by Amber Stobbs.

Offside, Doncaster Rovers Belles. Mayumi Pacheco tries a through ball, but Christie Murray is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Kasia Lipka (Doncaster Rovers Belles) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Carla Humphrey (Doncaster Rovers Belles) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Rachel Rowe (Reading Ladies).

Attempt missed. Christie Murray (Doncaster Rovers Belles) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Mayumi Pacheco.

Hand ball by Mayumi Pacheco (Doncaster Rovers Belles).

Hand ball by Remi Allen (Reading Ladies).

Corner, Reading Ladies. Conceded by Mayumi Pacheco.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Man City Women1613303643242
2Chelsea Women16121342172537
3Arsenal Women16102433141932
4B'ham City Women167631813527
5Liverpool Women167452723425
6Notts County Ladies164481626-1016
7Sunderland Ladies1624101741-2410
8Reading Women161691526-119
9Doncaster Rovers Belles161015848-403
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