Women's Super League 1
Liverpool Ladies2Reading Women0

Women's Super League One: Liverpool Ladies ensure Reading remain winless

Gemma Bonner and Natasha Harding
Gemma Bonner (left) congratulates Natasha Harding on Liverpool's opening goal against Reading

First-half goals from Natasha Harding and Laura Coombs handed Liverpool a 2-0 WSL 1 victory against Reading, who remain without a win this season.

Emma Follis struck the crossbar early on for the visitors only to see Harding give Liverpool the lead soon after.

Coombs was the provider with a neat flick-on in the area before she added the second within seven minutes.

Caroline Weir's pinpoint pass found her in space and allowed a finish on the half volley which doubled the lead.

Jade Boho-Sayo went close to pulling a goal back before the break for Reading, but her shot across goal was saved by Siobhan Chamberlain.

Reading improved in the second half as substitute Amber Stobbs saw Chamberlain tip her shot onto the post.

Liverpool climb to third and are now unbeaten in four games.

Line-ups

Liverpool Ladies

  • 1Chamberlain
  • 44Murray
  • 5Bonner
  • 6Ingle
  • 22Greenwood
  • 11Van de SandenSubstituted forHodsonat 87'minutes
  • 8Coombs
  • 7Longhurst
  • 40HardingSubstituted forCharlesat 83'minutes
  • 13WhiteSubstituted forZelemat 72'minutes
  • 10Weir

Substitutes

  • 17Charles
  • 20Zelem
  • 36Hodson

Reading Women

  • 19Earps
  • 35KnaptonSubstituted forBartripat 45'minutes
  • 6McGee
  • 12DaviesBooked at 35mins
  • 13Perry
  • 18WardSubstituted forStobbsat 45'minutesBooked at 68mins
  • 4HinesSubstituted forMay-Walkleyat 81'minutes
  • 23Rowe
  • 9Bruton
  • 11Boho Sayo
  • 7Follis

Substitutes

  • 5Bartrip
  • 10Roche
  • 14May-Walkley
  • 15Stobbs
  • 16Cox
  • 22Jones
  • 39Sansom
Referee:
Steven Copeland
Attendance:
511

Match Stats

Home TeamLiverpool LadiesAway TeamReading Women
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home13
Away11
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home2
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Liverpool Ladies 2, Reading Ladies 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Liverpool Ladies 2, Reading Ladies 0.

Attempt saved. Lauren Bruton (Reading Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Katie Zelem (Liverpool Ladies).

Molly Bartrip (Reading Ladies) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Katie Zelem (Liverpool Ladies).

Rachel Rowe (Reading Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Liverpool Ladies. Ashley Hodson replaces Shanice Van de Sanden.

Corner, Liverpool Ladies. Conceded by Amber Stobbs.

Corner, Liverpool Ladies. Conceded by Kylie Davies.

Substitution

Substitution, Liverpool Ladies. Niamh Charles replaces Natasha Harding.

Substitution

Substitution, Reading Ladies. Laura May-Walkley replaces Kayleigh Hines.

Attempt missed. Kayleigh Hines (Reading Ladies) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Laura Coombs (Liverpool Ladies) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Emma Follis (Reading Ladies).

Attempt missed. Alex Greenwood (Liverpool Ladies) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Attempt saved. Kirsty McGee (Reading Ladies) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Reading Ladies. Conceded by Gemma Bonner.

Substitution

Substitution, Liverpool Ladies. Katie Zelem replaces Rosie White.

Shanice Van de Sanden (Liverpool Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sophie Perry (Reading Ladies).

Booking

Amber Stobbs (Reading Ladies) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Kate Longhurst (Liverpool Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Amber Stobbs (Reading Ladies).

Foul by Kate Longhurst (Liverpool Ladies).

Lauren Bruton (Reading Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Rosie White (Liverpool Ladies) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Amber Stobbs (Reading Ladies).

Attempt saved. Amber Stobbs (Reading Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Rosie White (Liverpool Ladies).

Lauren Bruton (Reading Ladies) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Reading Ladies. Conceded by Kate Longhurst.

Rosie White (Liverpool Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Molly Bartrip (Reading Ladies).

Attempt saved. Caroline Weir (Liverpool Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Natasha Harding (Liverpool Ladies) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Rosie White (Liverpool Ladies) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Rachel Rowe (Reading Ladies).

Satara Murray (Liverpool Ladies) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Emma Follis (Reading Ladies).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Man City Women86201611520
2Chelsea Ladies76012181318
3Liverpool Ladies93331614212
4B'ham City Ladies833244012
5Arsenal Women7322107311
6Notts County Ladies621378-17
7Sunderland Ladies91351022-126
8Reading Women7043611-54
9Doncaster Rovers Belles5005318-150
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