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Report: Reading Women 3-0 Bristol City Women

City Women fall to 3-0 defeat against Reading Women at Adams Park. 


What Happened?

Reading enjoyed the early spells of possession and Bruton tested Baggaley in the opening five minutes, but the City Women goalkeeper came out bravely to meet the striker and stop her effort. 

City Women grew into the game and Poppy Pattinson had a chance to break into the Reading box after winning the ball deep in the Royals' half, but from Juliette Kemppi’s pass she was adjudged to be offside by the assistant.

Williams opened the scoring for the home side as she collected the ball on the left wing, cut inside and then let off a curling effort which found the top corner of the City Women net. 

On the brink of half-time City had a chance to get themselves back in the game as Julie Biesmans whipped a free-kick into the danger area, but her cross just evaded Kemppi and Rutherford in the box. 

Oxtoby’s side came out firing after the interval and enjoyed long spells of possession before Reading doubled their lead against the run of play, Potter’s diagonal ball found Harding in space on the right and her ball across the box was volleyed in by Williams. 

City Women responded well and looked for an avenue back into the game, first Gemma Evans surging run allowed her to rifle a shot towards Moloney's goal, but the goalkeeper managed to hold onto the effort.

Ella Rutherford also had an shot saved by Moloney after she managed to get the better of Pearce on the edge of then box, but again the shot-stopper kept the effort out. 

Midway through the second half, the home side all but sealed the three points as Brooke Chaplen added a third for the hosts. 

Oxtoby’s side continued to press for a goal in the closing stages, Lucy Graham and Carla Humphrey both had attempts on goal but unfortunately for the west country side their efforts were marginally the wrong side of the crossbar.


Teams:

Bristol City Women: Baggaley, Dykes (C), Evans, Brown, Kerkdijk, Pattinson (Payne 72’), Humphrey, Kemppi (Rood 65’), Rutherford, Graham, Biesmans

Subs: Johnson, Wilson, Watson (GK), Robinson, Woolley

Reading Women: Moloney, Pacheco (Woodham 77’), Williams, Bartrip (Davison 66’), Pearce (C), Allen, Bruton, Harding, Moore (Furness 62’), Chaplen, Potter

Subs: Jane, Estcourt, Laws


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