Women's Super League 1
Liverpool Ladies4Reading Women2

Liverpool Ladies 4-2 Reading Women

Natasha Harding
Natasha Harding was involved in all four goals for Liverpool

Natasha Harding starred as Liverpool Ladies maintained their winning start to the Women's Super League One Spring Series with victory over Reading.

Harding scored twice with cool finishes from attacks down the left side, added to Caroline Weir's close-range finish to establish a 3-2 half-time lead.

Reading had led 2-1 when Brooke Chaplen's shot squirmed in and Melissa Fletcher drilled in inside the box.

Liverpool sealed it when Laura Coombs tucked in Harding's cut-back.

The Reds are now top outright in WSL 1, having won both of their opening games, while Reading are second with a win and a loss in their two opening games.

Line-ups

Liverpool Ladies

  • 1Chamberlain
  • 36Hodson
  • 5Bonner
  • 6Ingle
  • 22Greenwood
  • 8Coombs
  • 20Zelem
  • 10Weir
  • 11van de SandenSubstituted forLonghurstat 85'minutes
  • 40Harding
  • 17CharlesSubstituted forJohnsonat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Stoney
  • 7Longhurst
  • 9Clarke
  • 12Gibbons
  • 18Johnson

Reading Women

  • 1Earps
  • 3Scott
  • 6McGee
  • 15Green
  • 2Jane
  • 8Allen
  • 7FurnessBooked at 38mins
  • 23Rowe
  • 9Bruton
  • 19ChaplenSubstituted forEstcourtat 71'minutes
  • 20FletcherSubstituted forLahmariat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Lahmari
  • 17Estcourt
  • 21Moloney
  • 25De Bunsen
  • 34O'Rourke
Referee:
Matt Donohue
Attendance:
466

Match Stats

Home TeamLiverpool LadiesAway TeamReading Women
Possession
Home37%
Away63%
Shots
Home7
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home0
Away2
Fouls
Home8
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Liverpool Ladies 4, Reading Ladies 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Liverpool Ladies 4, Reading Ladies 2.

Foul by Rachel Furness (Reading Ladies).

Ali Johnson (Liverpool Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Reading Ladies. Kirsty McGee tries a through ball, but Rachel Rowe is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Charlie Estcourt (Reading Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Anna Green.

Attempt missed. Katie Zelem (Liverpool Ladies) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Caroline Weir.

Foul by Remi Allen (Reading Ladies).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Liverpool Ladies. Kate Longhurst replaces Shanice van de Sanden.

Offside, Reading Ladies. Kirsty McGee tries a through ball, but Rachel Rowe is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Liverpool Ladies. Ali Johnson replaces Niamh Charles because of an injury.

Foul by Remi Allen (Reading Ladies).

Katie Zelem (Liverpool Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Niamh Charles (Liverpool Ladies) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Rachel Rowe (Reading Ladies) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Rachel Furness.

Substitution

Substitution, Reading Ladies. Charlie Estcourt replaces Brooke Chaplen.

Substitution

Substitution, Reading Ladies. Anissa Lahmari replaces Melissa Fletcher.

Attempt missed. Caroline Weir (Liverpool Ladies) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Foul by Rebecca Jane (Reading Ladies).

Natasha Harding (Liverpool Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Melissa Fletcher (Reading Ladies) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Rachel Furness (Reading Ladies) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Reading Ladies. Conceded by Gemma Bonner.

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

Foul by Niamh Charles (Liverpool Ladies).

Offside, Reading Ladies. Rachel Furness tries a through ball, but Brooke Chaplen is caught offside.

Offside, Liverpool Ladies. Sophie Ingle tries a through ball, but Shanice van de Sanden is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Melissa Fletcher (Reading Ladies) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Rachel Rowe with a cross.

Harriet Scott (Reading Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Niamh Charles (Liverpool Ladies).

Goal!

Goal! Liverpool Ladies 4, Reading Ladies 2. Laura Coombs (Liverpool Ladies) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Natasha Harding.

Attempt missed. Rachel Furness (Reading Ladies) left footed shot from more than 35 yards is high and wide to the left from a direct free kick.

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

Foul by Katie Zelem (Liverpool Ladies).

Second Half

Second Half begins Liverpool Ladies 3, Reading Ladies 2.

Half Time

First Half ends, Liverpool Ladies 3, Reading Ladies 2.

Offside, Reading Ladies. Remi Allen tries a through ball, but Brooke Chaplen is caught offside.

Foul by Alex Greenwood (Liverpool Ladies).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Liverpool Ladies22008356
2Reading Women21015503
3Birmingham City Ladies10100001
4Sunderland Ladies10100001
5Arsenal Ladies00000000
6Chelsea Ladies00000000
7Manchester City Women00000000
8Bristol City Women100113-20
9Yeovil Town Ladies100114-30
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