The FA Women's Super League
Reading Women3Yeovil Town Ladies0

Reading Women 3-0 Yeovil Town Ladies

Kelly Chambers
Kelly Chambers' Reading moved to within two points of fifth-placed Liverpool

Reading's fourth victory of the Women's Super League One season condemned struggling bottom-side Yeovil Town to a 10th loss from 10 league games.

Brooke Chaplen's penalty was saved by Yeovil's Megan Walsh, but Remi Allen's deflected effort put the Royals 1-0 up.

After half-time, Lauren Bruton's lob and Kirsty Linnett's header sealed it.

The result saw the Lady Glovers' search for their first league goal of the season continue and left them seven points below ninth-placed Bristol City.

The visitors' best effort came in the early stages, when they were unfortunate not to take the lead as Nicola Cousins' long-range strike struck the crossbar.

Reading's Remi Allen: "That was a very pleasing performance. The main aim was to always get the three points, but we've also kept a clean sheet which is always pleasing.

"We all played well and it was a good team performance. The momentum and the confidence is there now particularly after a good result against Chelsea earlier in the week.

"Our set-plays were really good. We always work hard on them in the week and today we mixed it up and tried to different things, and the third goal came from that so that's really pleasing."

Yeovil Town goalkeeper Megan Walsh: "In the first half we gave a good account of ourselves and were defending well but there's been some sloppy errors and that's what it comes down to at the end of the day.

"It's really disappointing, we had a game plan but there's been some individual errors and it's cost us.

"I'm pleased with the penalty save and a few others I made but it's a team performance and the only thing that really matters is the result, so we are disappointed with that.

"We have to look at the positives and try and keep our confidence and morale up. We are getting better, our performances are getting better."

Line-ups

Reading Women

  • 1Earps
  • 23Rowe
  • 6Pearce
  • 22Potter
  • 20HardingSubstituted forGaineat 83'minutes
  • 4Williams
  • 18Moore
  • 8AllenSubstituted forFletcherat 80'minutes
  • 15Green
  • 19Chaplen
  • 10BrutonSubstituted forLinnettat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Furness
  • 9Linnett
  • 11Fletcher
  • 21Moloney
  • 37Gaine

Yeovil Town Ladies

  • 1Walsh
  • 14Miles
  • 16Jackson
  • 6GreenSubstituted forBurridgeat 45'minutes
  • 2Evans
  • 18Pusey
  • 27Evans
  • 8Jones
  • 5CousinsBooked at 49mins
  • 28Aldridge
  • 9HeathersonSubstituted forBuxtonat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Burridge
  • 7Sawyer
  • 13Howard
  • 15Hignett
  • 17Buxton
  • 19Gauvain
Referee:
Dean Hulme
Attendance:
197

Match Stats

Home TeamReading WomenAway TeamYeovil Town Ladies
Possession
Home71%
Away29%
Shots
Home32
Away3
Shots on Target
Home16
Away1
Corners
Home12
Away1
Fouls
Home7
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Reading FC Women 3, Yeovil Town Ladies 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Reading FC Women 3, Yeovil Town Ladies 0.

Attempt missed. Fara Williams (Reading FC Women) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Jo Potter with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Reading FC Women. Conceded by Bow Jackson.

Attempt saved. Jo Potter (Reading FC Women) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Fara Williams.

Corner, Reading FC Women. Conceded by Bow Jackson.

Attempt saved. Brooke Chaplen (Reading FC Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Anna Green.

Attempt saved. Brooke Chaplen (Reading FC Women) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jo Potter.

Corner, Yeovil Town Ladies. Conceded by Jo Potter.

Attempt blocked. Ella Pusey (Yeovil Town Ladies) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Kirsty Linnett (Reading FC Women) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Fara Williams.

Attempt blocked. Kirsty Linnett (Reading FC Women) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jade Moore.

Attempt missed. Jade Moore (Reading FC Women) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Fara Williams with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Reading FC Women. Evie Gaine replaces Natasha Harding.

Corner, Reading FC Women. Conceded by Georgia Evans.

Attempt missed. Fara Williams (Reading FC Women) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Rachel Rowe (Reading FC Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gemma Evans (Yeovil Town Ladies).

Substitution

Substitution, Reading FC Women. Melissa Fletcher replaces Remi Allen.

Goal!

Goal! Reading FC Women 3, Yeovil Town Ladies 0. Kirsty Linnett (Reading FC Women) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Remi Allen with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Reading FC Women. Conceded by Bow Jackson.

Rachel Rowe (Reading FC Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jessie Jones (Yeovil Town Ladies).

Attempt saved. Jo Potter (Reading FC Women) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Fara Williams.

Corner, Reading FC Women. Conceded by Nicola Cousins.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Bow Jackson (Yeovil Town Ladies) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Jo Potter (Reading FC Women) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Remi Allen (Reading FC Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Charlotte Buxton (Yeovil Town Ladies).

Corner, Reading FC Women. Conceded by Georgia Evans.

Substitution

Substitution, Reading FC Women. Kirsty Linnett replaces Lauren Bruton.

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town Ladies. Charlotte Buxton replaces Ann-Marie Heatherson.

Offside, Reading FC Women. Fara Williams tries a through ball, but Lauren Bruton is caught offside.

Corner, Reading FC Women. Conceded by Bow Jackson.

Attempt missed. Jade Moore (Reading FC Women) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Lauren Bruton.

Foul by Jade Moore (Reading FC Women).

Jessie Jones (Yeovil Town Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Lauren Bruton (Reading FC Women) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Remi Allen (Reading FC Women).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chelsea Women128403382528
2Man City Women1182133112226
3Arsenal Women1062221111020
4B'ham City Women126152015519
5Liverpool Women116052017318
6Reading Women1144324141016
7Sunderland Ladies114161126-1513
8Everton Ladies113171416-210
9Bristol City Women11218529-247
10Yeovil Town Ladies100010034-340
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