The FA Women's Super League 1 Spring Series
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Liverpool Ladies 4-2 Reading Women

Natasha Harding
Natasha Harding was involved in all four goals for Liverpool

Natasha Harding starred as Liverpool Ladies maintained their winning start to the Women's Super League One Spring Series with victory over Reading.

Harding scored twice with cool finishes from attacks down the left side, added to Caroline Weir's close-range finish to establish a 3-2 half-time lead.

Reading had led 2-1 when Brooke Chaplen's shot squirmed in and Melissa Fletcher drilled in inside the box.

Liverpool sealed it when Laura Coombs tucked in Harding's cut-back.

The Reds are now top outright in WSL 1, having won both of their opening games, while Reading are second with a win and a loss in their two opening games.

Line-ups

Liverpool Women

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Chamberlain
  • 36Hodson
  • 5Bonner
  • 6Ingle
  • 22Greenwood
  • 8Coombs
  • 20Zelem
  • 10Weir
  • 11van de SandenSubstituted forLonghurstat 85'minutes
  • 40Harding
  • 17CharlesSubstituted forJohnsonat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Stoney
  • 7Longhurst
  • 9Clarke
  • 12Gibbons
  • 18Johnson

Reading Women

Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 1Earps
  • 3Scott
  • 6McGee
  • 15Green
  • 2Jane
  • 8Allen
  • 7FurnessBooked at 38mins
  • 23Rowe
  • 9Bruton
  • 19ChaplenSubstituted forEstcourtat 71'minutes
  • 20FletcherSubstituted forLahmariat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Lahmari
  • 17Estcourt
  • 21Moloney
  • 25De Bunsen
  • 34O'Rourke
Referee:
Matt Donohue
Attendance:
466

Match Stats

Home TeamLiverpool WomenAway TeamReading Women
Possession
Home37%
Away63%
Shots
Home7
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home0
Away2
Fouls
Home8
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Liverpool Ladies 4, Reading Ladies 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Liverpool Ladies 4, Reading Ladies 2.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Rachel Furness (Reading Ladies).

  4. Post update

    Ali Johnson (Liverpool Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Offside, Reading Ladies. Kirsty McGee tries a through ball, but Rachel Rowe is caught offside.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Charlie Estcourt (Reading Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Anna Green.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Katie Zelem (Liverpool Ladies) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Caroline Weir.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Remi Allen (Reading Ladies).

  9. Post update

    Kate Longhurst (Liverpool Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Liverpool Ladies. Kate Longhurst replaces Shanice van de Sanden.

  11. Post update

    Offside, Reading Ladies. Kirsty McGee tries a through ball, but Rachel Rowe is caught offside.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Liverpool Ladies. Ali Johnson replaces Niamh Charles because of an injury.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Remi Allen (Reading Ladies).

  14. Post update

    Katie Zelem (Liverpool Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  16. Post update

    Delay in match Niamh Charles (Liverpool Ladies) because of an injury.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Rachel Rowe (Reading Ladies) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Rachel Furness.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Reading Ladies. Charlie Estcourt replaces Brooke Chaplen.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Reading Ladies. Anissa Lahmari replaces Melissa Fletcher.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Caroline Weir (Liverpool Ladies) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Liverpool Women22008356
2Reading Women21015503
3B'ham City Women10100001
4Sunderland Ladies10100001
5Arsenal Women00000000
6Chelsea Women00000000
7Man City Women00000000
8Bristol City Women100113-20
9Yeovil United100114-30
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