Match ends, Reading Women 3, Bristol City Women 3.
Bristol City twice fought back from two goals down to rescue a thrilling Women's Super League draw against Reading at Madejski Stadium.
The Royals looked set for a third win in five league games when they took complete control with two strikes in the space of 60 seconds midway through the first half.
Remi Allen beat the offside trap to slot home the first, before Brooke Chaplen rounded goalkeeper Sophie Baggaley to double their lead less than a minute later.
City's Charlie Wellings then halved the deficit, arrowing a half-volley into the bottom corner, only for Angharad James to make it 3-1 with a header.
But Belgium striker Yana Daniels scrambled home to keep the Robins within touching distance and Ebony Salmon's cool finish completed the comeback late on.
Reading's Millie Farrow, facing her former side, very nearly added to the drama in the final minute but her attempt from the edge of the box flashed wide.
Reading move up to seventh in the table, while Bristol City remain winless after six matches, but their comeback against Reading will give boss Tanya Oxtoby cause for optimism.
- 26HowardBooked at 73mins
- 6JamesSubstituted forFarrowat 83'minutes
- 9EikelandSubstituted forUtlandat 90+2'minutes
Bristol City Women
- 5BrownBooked at 24mins
- 9SalmonSubstituted forReillyat 90'minutes
- 20WilsonSubstituted forChanceat 55'minutes
- 21HarrisonSubstituted forDanielsat 39'minutes
- Kirsty Dowle
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Reading Women 3, Bristol City Women 3.
Remi Allen (Reading Women) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Yana Daniels (Bristol City Women).
Substitution, Reading Women. Lisa-Marie Utland replaces Amalie Eikeland.
Substitution, Bristol City Women. Kirsten Reilly replaces Ebony Salmon.
Attempt missed. Jade Moore (Reading Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Millie Farrow.
Attempt blocked. Remi Allen (Reading Women) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Corner, Reading Women. Conceded by Sophie Baggaley.
Attempt missed. Fara Williams (Reading Women) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Remi Allen.
Substitution, Reading Women. Millie Farrow replaces Angharad James.
Goal! Reading Women 3, Bristol City Women 3. Ebony Salmon (Bristol City Women) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal.
Attempt missed. Fara Williams (Reading Women) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Rachel Rowe.
Attempt missed. Rachel Rowe (Reading Women) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Brooke Chaplen.
Attempt saved. Gemma Evans (Bristol City Women) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Carla Humphrey with a cross.
Corner, Bristol City Women. Conceded by Sophie Howard.
Brooke Chaplen (Reading Women) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Gemma Evans (Bristol City Women).
Sophie Howard (Reading Women) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Sophie Howard (Reading Women).