Premier Division heartbreak for Leicester Ladies

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There was heartbreak for Leicester Ladies as they were beaten 3-2 by Reading in the final of the Premier Division play-offs in Cannock.

Jo Ellis put Reading ahead after four minutes and that was cancelled out by Becky Herbert three minutes later.

Kate Walsh put Reading ahead again from a penalty corner and that was added to two minutes before half-time by captain Emma Thomas for a two-goal lead.

Leicester pulled a goal back through Anne Panter but Reading held on.

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