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Reading Women 3-0 Bristol City Women: Fara Williams helps Royals to victory

Fara Williams
Fara Williams scored twice as Reading sealed a comfortable victory over Bristol City

Reading continued their solid start to the Women's Super League season with a comfortable victory over Bristol City.

Fara Williams, England's most-capped player, put the Royals in front with a curling shot into the top corner from the edge of the area before half-time.

The 34-year-old doubled the lead soon after the break, volleying home after Natasha Harding's cross.

Brooke Chaplen sealed Reading's third win of the season with a turn and shot from inside the box.

Line-ups

Reading Women

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Moloney
  • 11Harding
  • 6Pearce
  • 22Potter
  • 3PachecoSubstituted forWoodhamat 78'minutes
  • 18MooreSubstituted forFurnessat 63'minutes
  • 5BartripSubstituted forDavisonat 67'minutes
  • 4Williams
  • 8Allen
  • 10Bruton
  • 19Chaplen

Substitutes

  • 2Jane
  • 7Furness
  • 9Davison
  • 17Estcourt
  • 27Laws
  • 28Woodham

Bristol City Women

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Baggaley
  • 2Dykes
  • 6KerkdijkBooked at 90mins
  • 5Brown
  • 3Evans
  • 20Biesmans
  • 8Humphrey
  • 10RutherfordBooked at 63mins
  • 14Graham
  • 7PattinsonSubstituted forPayneat 75'minutes
  • 9KemppiSubstituted forRoodat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Johnson
  • 11Rood
  • 16Payne
  • 18Wilson
  • 22Watson
  • 23Robinson
  • 27Woolley
Referee:
Abigail Marriott
Attendance:
482

Match Stats

Home TeamReading WomenAway TeamBristol City Women
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home14
Away7
Shots on Target
Home8
Away1
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home6
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Reading FC Women 3, Bristol City Women FC 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Reading FC Women 3, Bristol City Women FC 0.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Corner, Reading FC Women. Conceded by Sophie Baggaley.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Lauren Bruton (Reading FC Women) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Fara Williams.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Remi Allen (Reading FC Women).

  7. Post update

    Lucy Graham (Bristol City Women FC) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ella Rutherford (Bristol City Women FC) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Gemma Davison (Reading FC Women).

  10. Post update

    Heather Payne (Bristol City Women FC) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Booking

    Danique Kerkdijk (Bristol City Women FC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  12. Post update

    Gemma Davison (Reading FC Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Danique Kerkdijk (Bristol City Women FC).

  14. Post update

    Corner, Reading FC Women. Conceded by Frankie Brown.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Heather Payne (Bristol City Women FC) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Carla Humphrey.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Brooke Chaplen (Reading FC Women) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Frankie Brown (Bristol City Women FC).

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Remi Allen (Reading FC Women) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Gemma Davison.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Brooke Chaplen (Reading FC Women) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Rachel Furness.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Arsenal Women77003443021
2Man City Women85302662018
3B'ham City Women741276113
4Chelsea Women834155013
5Reading Women732298111
6Liverpool Women7304411-79
7Bristol City Women7223511-68
8West Ham Women7214816-87
9Brighton Women7115515-104
10Yeovil United7106519-143
11Everton Women6024411-72
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