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Birmingham City Ladies 0-0 Reading Women

Birmingham City Ladies v Reading Women
Birmingham City's Melissa Lawley is tackled by Kayleigh Hines of Reading

Birmingham City moved up to third in Women's Super League One despite a goalless draw with winless Reading.

Blues striker Freda Ayisi spurned the game's best chances, including when she headed Kerys Harrop's left-wing cross wide of the mark in the 74th minute.

Reading's Emma Follis forced two first-half saves from Sophie Baggaley.

The result leaves Blues four points behind second-placed Chelsea, while Reading are seventh in the table having been promoted to WSL 1 last season.

Birmingham City defender Aoife Mannion:

"Only Manchester City have conceded fewer and they are top of the league. We're now unbeaten in four games which is a positive.

"Reading were well organised, hard to break down and had their first-half chances.

"We came out strongly in the second half and got momentum from that.

"Mel Lawley put in some good work on the left-hand side in the second half. We went for the win, as we always do, but a draw is not a bad result for us."

Reading striker Melissa Fletcher:

"Going into WSL 1 is a step up, but we have upped our training and shown that with our performances on the pitch.

"We've had a hard programme of games compared with some sides and can take some confidence from what we have done.

"We've now got a good chance to think about things and come back looking for that all-important victory."

Line-ups

B'ham City Women

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 1Baggaley
  • 25Mannion
  • 19Westwood
  • 4Carter
  • 12StringerSubstituted forBrazilat 80'minutes
  • 16PeplowSubstituted forMooreat 45'minutes
  • 11Potter
  • 6Harrop
  • 14Lawley
  • 7Ayisi
  • 15WellingsSubstituted forAllenat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Allen
  • 13Moore
  • 18Schofield
  • 20Edwards
  • 22Brown
  • 24Johnson
  • 27Brazil

Reading Women

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 19Earps
  • 2Jane
  • 6McGeeSubstituted forDaviesat 75'minutes
  • 5Bartrip
  • 16Cox
  • 4HinesBooked at 89mins
  • 15Stobbs
  • 23Rowe
  • 14May-WalkleySubstituted forBrutonat 59'minutes
  • 7Follis
  • 20FletcherSubstituted forScottat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Moloney
  • 3Scott
  • 9Bruton
  • 12Davies
  • 17Estcourt
  • 18Ward
  • 22Jones
Referee:
Wayne Barratt
Attendance:
395

Match Stats

Home TeamB'ham City WomenAway TeamReading Women
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home10
Away14
Shots on Target
Home0
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away2
Fouls
Home10
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Birmingham City Ladies 0, Reading Ladies 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Birmingham City Ladies 0, Reading Ladies 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kayleigh Hines (Reading Ladies) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Lauren Bruton with a headed pass.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Jade Moore (Birmingham City Ladies).

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jade Moore (Birmingham City Ladies) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ellie Brazil.

  7. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  8. Post update

    Delay in match Remi Allen (Birmingham City Ladies) because of an injury.

  9. Booking

    Kayleigh Hines (Reading Ladies) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  10. Post update

    Remi Allen (Birmingham City Ladies) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Kayleigh Hines (Reading Ladies).

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Corner, Reading Ladies. Conceded by Aoife Mannion.

  14. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  15. Post update

    Delay in match Emily Westwood (Birmingham City Ladies) because of an injury.

  16. Post update

    Emily Westwood (Birmingham City Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Amber Stobbs (Reading Ladies).

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Remi Allen (Birmingham City Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right following a corner.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Birmingham City Ladies. Conceded by Rebecca Jane.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Birmingham City Ladies. Ellie Brazil replaces Abbey-Leigh Stringer.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Man City Women66001501518
2Chelsea Women5401147712
3B'ham City Women622234-18
4Liverpool Women6213131307
5Arsenal Women521256-17
6Notts County Ladies411256-14
7Reading Women604269-34
8Sunderland Ladies5032410-63
9Doncaster Rovers Belles3003212-100
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