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Brighton & Hove Albion Women 1-4 Reading Women: Fara Williams secures Royals win

Fara Williams
Fara Williams has scored eight goals in all competitions for Reading this season

Two goals from Fara Williams helped Reading pick up back-to-back Women's Super League victories with a win at Brighton & Hove Albion.

Williams' left-foot volley and shot from distance came either side of Brooke Chaplen's strike from inside the area from Rachel Furness' assist.

Aileen Whelan had pulled a goal back for Brighton on the hour with a header from Ini Umotong's cross for 2-1.

But Gemma Davison made sure of Reading's win with a deflected fourth.

The Royals remain in fifth after their fourth win of the league campaign while Brighton have still only won once in the top flight this season.

Hope Powell's side are two points ahead of bottom-placed Everton but have played a game more.

Line-ups

Brighton Women

Formation 4-5-1

  • 1Hourihan
  • 8Barton
  • 6Rafferty
  • 20Williams
  • 17Perry
  • 10NatkielSubstituted forBrazilat 45'minutes
  • 12Peplow
  • 4BuetBooked at 27minsSubstituted forGreenat 45'minutes
  • 18Brett
  • 7Whelan
  • 9Umotong

Substitutes

  • 3Gibbons
  • 13Gillett
  • 14Legg
  • 15Green
  • 16Brazil
  • 21Simpkins

Reading Women

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1MoloneyBooked at 62mins
  • 11Harding
  • 6Pearce
  • 22Potter
  • 3PachecoSubstituted forJaneat 78'minutes
  • 8Allen
  • 7FurnessSubstituted forBartripat 81'minutes
  • 4Williams
  • 18Moore
  • 10BrutonSubstituted forDavisonat 30'minutes
  • 19Chaplen

Substitutes

  • 2Jane
  • 5Bartrip
  • 9Davison
  • 17Estcourt
  • 27Laws
  • 28Woodham
Attendance:
330

Match Stats

Home TeamBrighton WomenAway TeamReading Women
Possession
Home35%
Away65%
Shots
Home4
Away16
Shots on Target
Home2
Away7
Corners
Home1
Away7
Fouls
Home13
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Brighton and Hove Albion Women 1, Reading FC Women 4.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Brighton and Hove Albion Women 1, Reading FC Women 4.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Fara Williams (Reading FC Women) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Rebecca Jane.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Brooke Chaplen (Reading FC Women) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Kirsty Pearce.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Reading FC Women. Conceded by Sophie Perry.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jade Moore (Reading FC Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Gemma Davison.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Natasha Harding (Reading FC Women).

  8. Post update

    Aileen Whelan (Brighton and Hove Albion Women) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Reading FC Women. Conceded by Kirsty Barton.

  10. Post update

    Rebecca Jane (Reading FC Women) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Ini-Abasi Umotong (Brighton and Hove Albion Women).

  12. Post update

    Rebecca Jane (Reading FC Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Ini-Abasi Umotong (Brighton and Hove Albion Women).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Aileen Whelan (Brighton and Hove Albion Women) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sophie Perry with a cross.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion Women. Conceded by Natasha Harding.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Reading FC Women. Molly Bartrip replaces Rachel Furness.

  18. Goal!

    Goal! Brighton and Hove Albion Women 1, Reading FC Women 4. Gemma Davison (Reading FC Women) right footed shot from outside the box to the centre of the goal.

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Brooke Chaplen (Reading FC Women) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Natasha Harding.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Reading FC Women. Rebecca Jane replaces Mayumi Pacheco.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Arsenal Women88003843424
2Man City Women85302662018
3Chelsea Women9441105516
4B'ham City Women8512106416
5Reading Women8422139414
6Bristol City Women8323712-511
7Liverpool Women8305513-89
8West Ham Women8215819-117
9Brighton Women8116619-134
10Yeovil United8107524-193
11Everton Women7025415-112
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