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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

  • 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

  • 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

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

Full Time

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

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.

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

Corner, Reading FC Women. Conceded by Sophie Perry.

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

Foul by Natasha Harding (Reading FC Women).

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

Corner, Reading FC Women. Conceded by Kirsty Barton.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Substitution

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

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.

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

Substitution

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

Foul by Jade Moore (Reading FC Women).

Laura Rafferty (Brighton and Hove Albion Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Brooke Chaplen (Reading FC Women).

Aileen Whelan (Brighton and Hove Albion Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Laura Rafferty (Brighton and Hove Albion Women).

Foul by Remi Allen (Reading FC Women).

Chloe Peplow (Brighton and Hove Albion Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Brighton and Hove Albion Women. Jodie Brett tries a through ball, but Kirsty Barton is caught offside.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Ini-Abasi Umotong (Brighton and Hove Albion Women) because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Gemma Davison (Reading FC Women) because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Brighton and Hove Albion Women 1, Reading FC Women 3. Fara Williams (Reading FC Women) right footed shot from outside the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Gemma Davison.

Offside, Reading FC Women. Brooke Chaplen tries a through ball, but Gemma Davison is caught offside.

Booking

Grace Moloney (Reading FC Women) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Brighton and Hove Albion Women 1, Reading FC Women 2. Aileen Whelan (Brighton and Hove Albion Women) header from the right side of the six yard box to the top right corner. Assisted by Ini-Abasi Umotong with a cross.

Goal!

Goal! Brighton and Hove Albion Women 0, Reading FC Women 2. Brooke Chaplen (Reading FC Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Rachel Furness with a through ball.

Foul by Natasha Harding (Reading FC Women).

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

goal

As It Stood

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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 Town Women8107524-193
11Everton Women7025415-112
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