Women's Super League 1
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Women's Super League One: Reading Women 1-1 Notts County Ladies

Kelly Chambers
Kelly Chambers is one of only three women in charge of a WSL 1 club

Only 12 days after giving birth, manager Kelly Chambers was in the stands to oversee Reading's draw with Notts County in Women's Super League 1.

Chambers returned to Adams Park following daughter Harley's birth, saying the Royals are "as important to me as everything else in my life".

Dani Buet's free-kick put Notts up at the break, with Emma Follis levelling after cutting in off the left.

Rebecca Jane blocked two late efforts on the line ensure a point for Reading.

Talking to BBC Radio Berkshire before the match, Chambers said she returned to work with the encouragement of her family.

"I have a fantastic support network around me, family that understand my job, understand my role and are happy to support me off the pitch as much as possible," she said.

"It's great because it will help me and the team."

Chambers has been involved with Reading Women since the club's inception, having captained the Royals before going on to manage the side, and is determined to continue to play a lead roll.

"I can't leave it alone," she said.

"I always give everything I have to the club. To see where it was to where it is now, and to be part of that and be a main drive behind that, I don't want to see any of that drop.

"I'll be in full flow with the girls because they are just as important to me as everything else in my life."

Line-ups

Reading Women

  • 19Earps
  • 2Jane
  • 6McGee
  • 12Davies
  • 13Perry
  • 20FletcherSubstituted forAllenat 58'minutes
  • 4HinesSubstituted forRocheat 76'minutes
  • 23Rowe
  • 7Follis
  • 9Bruton
  • 11Boho Sayo

Substitutes

  • 8Allen
  • 10Roche
  • 14May-Walkley
  • 15Stobbs
  • 18Ward
  • 22Jones
  • 39Sansom

Notts County Ladies

  • 12Walsh
  • 4BuetBooked at 78mins
  • 14Moore
  • 23Bassett
  • 2Krantz
  • 7Clarke
  • 16JamesSubstituted forWilliamsat 74'minutes
  • 10Potter
  • 3Luik
  • 9White
  • 20Whelan

Substitutes

  • 6Whelan
  • 8Williams
  • 15Turner
  • 18Crichton
  • 25Hassall
Attendance:
506

Match Stats

Home TeamReading WomenAway TeamNotts County Ladies
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home10
Away15
Shots on Target
Home2
Away6
Corners
Home8
Away6
Fouls
Home11
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Reading Ladies 1, Notts County Ladies 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Reading Ladies 1, Notts County Ladies 1.

Foul by Maja Krantz (Notts County Ladies).

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

Attempt blocked. Aileen Whelan (Notts County Ladies) right footed shot from very close range is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Jessica Clarke (Notts County Ladies) right footed shot from very close range is blocked. Assisted by Ellen White.

Attempt missed. Ellen White (Notts County Ladies) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Jo Potter with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Notts County Ladies. Conceded by Kylie Davies.

Attempt blocked. Jessica Clarke (Notts County Ladies) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jo Potter.

Hand ball by Rachel Williams (Notts County Ladies).

Foul by Rachel Williams (Notts County Ladies).

Emma Follis (Reading Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Ellen White (Notts County Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Laura Bassett.

Jessica Clarke (Notts County Ladies) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Remi Allen (Reading Ladies).

Corner, Notts County Ladies. Conceded by Kylie Davies.

Attempt missed. Jade Boho Sayo (Reading Ladies) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Lauren Bruton.

Corner, Reading Ladies. Conceded by Maja Krantz.

Booking

Danielle Buet (Notts County Ladies) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Danielle Buet (Notts County Ladies).

Emma Follis (Reading Ladies) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Reading Ladies. Lois Roche replaces Kayleigh Hines.

Foul by Rachel Williams (Notts County Ladies).

Mary Earps (Reading Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County Ladies. Rachel Williams replaces Angharad James.

Corner, Notts County Ladies. Conceded by Kylie Davies.

Hand ball by Angharad James (Notts County Ladies).

Offside, Reading Ladies. Kirsty McGee tries a through ball, but Jade Boho Sayo is caught offside.

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

Offside, Notts County Ladies. Jo Potter tries a through ball, but Ellen White is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Reading Ladies 1, Notts County Ladies 1. Emma Follis (Reading Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Sophie Perry.

Foul by Jessica Clarke (Notts County Ladies).

Emma Follis (Reading Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ellen White (Notts County Ladies).

Kirsty McGee (Reading Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Jessica Clarke (Notts County Ladies) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Sophie Perry (Reading Ladies).

Jo Potter (Notts County Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Remi Allen (Reading Ladies).

Substitution

Substitution, Reading Ladies. Remi Allen replaces Melissa Fletcher.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Man City Women108202422226
2Chelsea Ladies1071227111622
3Arsenal Women116231910920
4B'ham City Ladies1255286220
5Liverpool Ladies114431815316
6Notts County Ladies10235916-79
7Reading Women9063813-56
8Sunderland Ladies121381030-206
9Doncaster Rovers Belles7007323-200
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