Match ends, Reading Women 3, Brighton and Hove Albion Women 2.
Fara Williams scored in her final home game for Reading as they beat Brighton in the Women's Super League.
After a humdrum start the game exploded into life with four goals in nine minutes before half-time.
Williams sent Brighton keeper Megan Walsh the wrong way from the spot after a clumsy challenge on Emma Harries.
Danielle Carter doubled the Royals' lead and Lee Geum-min scored twice in two minutes, before Natasha Harding's neat finish sealed victory.
Following her decision to retire at the end of the season, Williams stepped out at Madejski Stadium for the final time to a guard of honour from both teams in Reading's penultimate WSL game.
The Royals came into the match looking for their first win since February's victory at Manchester United, and England's record appearance holder Williams, 37, got them off to the perfect start, coolly dinking her penalty past Walsh.
Carter then slid in from close range following good work by Harding on the right to double Reading's lead, but Lee's quickfire double pegged them back.
The South Korea striker headed in from close range, before scoring a contender for goal of the season by thumping home from 35 yards after seeing Reading keeper Grace Moloney off her line.
But the hosts regained their lead 10 minutes after the break, Harding finishing coolly through the legs of keeper Walsh.
Brighton were inches away from rescuing a point as Inessa Kaagman's low shot flashed past the right-hand post, but Reading held on to replace the Seagulls in sixth place in the WSL table on goal difference.
- 31RobertsSubstituted forEikelandat 86'minutes
- 4WilliamsSubstituted forJeonat 77'minutes
- 36HarriesSubstituted forChaplenat 68'minutes
- 12KoivistoSubstituted forWilliamsat 45'minutes
- 6Le Tissier
- 19SimpkinsSubstituted forBanceat 60'minutes
- 11HeroumSubstituted forBrazilat 60'minutes
- Jane Simms
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Reading Women 3, Brighton and Hove Albion Women 2.
Offside, Reading Women. Kristine Leine tries a through ball, but Amalie Eikeland is caught offside.
Attempt saved. Brooke Chaplen (Reading Women) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Corner, Reading Women. Conceded by Libby Bance.
Attempt saved. Amalie Eikeland (Reading Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Brooke Chaplen.
Danique Kerkdijk (Brighton and Hove Albion Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jeon Ga-Eul (Reading Women).
Lee Geum-Min (Brighton and Hove Albion Women) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Angharad James (Reading Women).
Substitution, Reading Women. Amalie Eikeland replaces Bethan Roberts.
Foul by Lee Geum-Min (Brighton and Hove Albion Women).
Molly Bartrip (Reading Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Inessa Kaagman (Brighton and Hove Albion Women) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Ellie Brazil.
Foul by Ellie Brazil (Brighton and Hove Albion Women).
Deanna Cooper (Reading Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Maya Le Tissier (Brighton and Hove Albion Women).
Natasha Harding (Reading Women) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Substitution, Reading Women. Jeon Ga-Eul replaces Fara Williams because of an injury.
Attempt saved. Brooke Chaplen (Reading Women) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Fara Williams.