Women's Super League 1
Everton Ladies2Reading Women1

Everton Ladies 2-1 Reading Women

Kelly Chambers
Kelly Chambers' side have won two of their eight games in WSL 1 this season

Everton withstood a spirited fightback from visitors Reading to move level on points with the seventh-placed Royals in Women's Super League One.

The hosts started brightly, netting twice inside the opening 25 minutes through Courtney Sweetman-Kirk's sharp shot and Chloe Kelly's calm finish.

Kelly's goal came after she intercepted a loose pass from Reading's Jo Potter, who then delivered a good corner for Rachel Furness to head in for Reading.

But Everton held out to claim victory.

The visitors went close through Lauren Bruton and Furness in the second half, before Brooke Chaplen struck the post with their best effort as they could not quite find an equaliser despite dominating the latter stages.

Halton Stadium covered in snow
Halton Stadium pitch had a layer of snow but the game went ahead

Line-ups

Everton Ladies

  • 13Durack
  • 7Boye-Hlorkah
  • 4Brougham
  • 6George
  • 5Worm
  • 12James
  • 20Finnigan
  • 11KellySubstituted forGreenat 90+1'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 17Chance
  • 3Turner
  • 18Sweetman-Kirk

Substitutes

  • 1Levell
  • 14Munsterman
  • 15Hinds
  • 21Green
  • 26Bryson

Reading Women

  • 1Earps
  • 23Rowe
  • 6PearceBooked at 45mins
  • 22Potter
  • 15Green
  • 7FurnessBooked at 76mins
  • 4WilliamsBooked at 67mins
  • 8Allen
  • 19Chaplen
  • 10BrutonSubstituted forMooreat 71'minutes
  • 20HardingSubstituted forLinnettat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Linnett
  • 11Fletcher
  • 18Moore
  • 21Moloney
  • 36Gaine
Referee:
Lindsey Robinson
Attendance:
274

Match Stats

Home TeamEverton LadiesAway TeamReading Women
Possession
Home37%
Away63%
Shots
Home7
Away17
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home2
Away11
Fouls
Home8
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Everton Ladies 2, Reading FC Women 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Everton Ladies 2, Reading FC Women 1.

Offside, Reading FC Women. Fara Williams tries a through ball, but Kirsty Pearce is caught offside.

Brooke Chaplen (Reading FC Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Georgia Brougham (Everton Ladies).

Attempt missed. Remi Allen (Reading FC Women) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Rachel Rowe with a cross.

Booking

Mollie Green (Everton Ladies) is shown the yellow card.

Fara Williams (Reading FC Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Angharad James (Everton Ladies).

Substitution

Substitution, Everton Ladies. Mollie Green replaces Chloe Kelly.

Corner, Reading FC Women. Conceded by Megan Finnigan.

Corner, Reading FC Women. Conceded by Chantelle Boye-Hlorkah.

Attempt missed. Brooke Chaplen (Reading FC Women) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Remi Allen.

Brooke Chaplen (Reading FC Women) hits the left post with a left footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Fara Williams.

Corner, Reading FC Women. Conceded by Lizzie Durack.

Attempt saved. Rachel Furness (Reading FC Women) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Fara Williams with a cross.

Brooke Chaplen (Reading FC Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Megan Finnigan (Everton Ladies).

Jade Moore (Reading FC Women) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Siri Worm (Everton Ladies).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Danielle Turner (Everton Ladies) because of an injury.

Booking

Rachel Furness (Reading FC Women) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Rachel Furness (Reading FC Women).

Danielle Turner (Everton Ladies) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Courtney Sweetman-Kirk (Everton Ladies) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.

Corner, Everton Ladies. Conceded by Mary Earps.

Attempt blocked. Danielle Turner (Everton Ladies) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Offside, Reading FC Women. Fara Williams tries a through ball, but Remi Allen is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Reading FC Women. Jade Moore replaces Lauren Bruton.

Attempt saved. Rachel Furness (Reading FC Women) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jo Potter with a cross.

Corner, Reading FC Women. Conceded by Siri Worm.

Booking

Fara Williams (Reading FC Women) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Fara Williams (Reading FC Women).

Olivia Chance (Everton Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Rachel Rowe (Reading FC Women) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Siri Worm (Everton Ladies).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Reading FC Women. Kirsty Linnett replaces Natasha Harding.

Delay in match Chloe Kelly (Everton Ladies) because of an injury.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Man City Women98103172425
2Chelsea Women97202742323
3Arsenal Women95222011917
4Liverpool Ladies95041712515
5Sunderland Ladies9405922-1312
6B'ham City Ladies93151215-310
7Reading Women8233151239
8Everton Ladies93061314-19
9Bristol City Women9216523-187
10Yeovil Town Ladies8008029-290
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