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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 Women

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 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

Formation 4-3-3

  • 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 WomenAway TeamReading Women
Possession
Home37%
Away63%
Shots
Home7
Away17
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home2
Away11
Fouls
Home8
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

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

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Georgia Brougham (Everton Ladies).

  6. Post update

    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.

  7. Booking

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

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Angharad James (Everton Ladies).

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Everton Ladies. Mollie Green replaces Chloe Kelly.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Reading FC Women. Conceded by Megan Finnigan.

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    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.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Corner, Reading FC Women. Conceded by Lizzie Durack.

  16. Post update

    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.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Megan Finnigan (Everton Ladies).

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Foul by Siri Worm (Everton Ladies).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Man City Women98103172425
2Chelsea Women97202742323
3Arsenal Women95222011917
4Liverpool Women95041712515
5Sunderland Ladies9405922-1312
6B'ham City Women93151215-310
7Reading Women8233151239
8Everton Women93061314-19
9Bristol City Women9216523-187
10Yeovil United8008029-290
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