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WSL: Reading Women ease to 4-0 win over Yeovil Town Ladies

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Reading's Fara Williams scored her side's second as they opened their WSL account with maximum points

Reading Women began their Women's Super League campaign with a convincing 4-0 win over Yeovil Town Ladies.

Gemma Davison opened the scoring, chipping goalkeeper Megan Walsh after five minutes, before Fara Williams doubled their advantage.

Lauren Bruton coolly added the third from the penalty spot after Amy Goddard fouled Davison.

The Royals netted again from the restart, with Remi Allen rising to head home Natasha Harding's cross.

Yeovil failed to win any of their 18 league games last season, and only scored twice during the campaign.

The Lady Glovers, managed by former Millwall Lionesses boss Lee Burch, huffed and puffed their way to a smattering of half-chances, but never looked like they would find a route back into the game and end a winless run that now stands at 35 matches.

After Kelly Chambers' side dominated the opening exchanges, Yeovil won their first corner on 30 minutes and enjoyed positive 10-minute spells either side of the break.

But Reading could have had more as England international Davison picked out Brooke Chaplen inside the area, who drew a goal-saving challenge from Hannah Short, with Chaplen spurning the rebound just wide before she could make it five.

Line-ups

Reading Women

  • 1Moloney
  • 11Harding
  • 6Pearce
  • 22Potter
  • 3Pacheco
  • 10Bruton
  • 26HowardSubstituted forFurnessat 45'minutes
  • 4WilliamsSubstituted forWoodhamat 58'minutes
  • 8AllenSubstituted forEstcourtat 70'minutes
  • 9Davison
  • 19Chaplen

Substitutes

  • 2Jane
  • 7Furness
  • 17Estcourt
  • 27Laws
  • 28Woodham
  • 29Skeels

Yeovil United

  • 1Walsh
  • 25Goddard
  • 6Short
  • 5Cousins
  • 3Alexander
  • 4Syme
  • 8Horwood
  • 12MasonSubstituted forEvansat 45'minutesBooked at 79mins
  • 9HeathersonSubstituted forBurridgeat 84'minutes
  • 10GaylorSubstituted forDonovanat 65'minutes
  • 7Fergusson

Substitutes

  • 23Howard
  • 24Buxton
  • 26Donovan
  • 27Burridge
  • 28Evans
  • 29Piggott
  • 30Fischer
Referee:
Helen Conley
Attendance:
464

Match Stats

Home TeamReading WomenAway TeamYeovil United
Possession
Home70%
Away30%
Shots
Home28
Away5
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away2
Fouls
Home8
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Reading FC Women 4, Yeovil Town Ladies 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Reading FC Women 4, Yeovil Town Ladies 0.

  3. Post update

    Gemma Davison (Reading FC Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Georgia Evans (Yeovil Town Ladies).

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Brooke Chaplen (Reading FC Women) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mayumi Pacheco with a cross.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Olivia Fergusson (Yeovil Town Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Megan Alexander.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Emily Syme (Yeovil Town Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Olivia Fergusson.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Rachel Furness (Reading FC Women).

  9. Post update

    Leah Burridge (Yeovil Town Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Brooke Chaplen (Reading FC Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jo Potter.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Gemma Davison (Reading FC Women).

  12. Post update

    Emily Donovan (Yeovil Town Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Gemma Davison (Reading FC Women) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Lily Woodham.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Yeovil Town Ladies. Leah Burridge replaces Ann-Marie Heatherson.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Charlie Estcourt (Reading FC Women) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Gemma Davison with a through ball.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Brooke Chaplen (Reading FC Women) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Gemma Davison with a through ball.

  17. Post update

    Gemma Davison (Reading FC Women) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Rachel Furness.

  18. Booking

    Georgia Evans (Yeovil Town Ladies) is shown the yellow card.

  19. Post update

    Lily Woodham (Reading FC Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Georgia Evans (Yeovil Town Ladies).