This Saturday (9 May) evening 2nd placed Reading Women take on 4th placed Everton Ladies at Paddy Power Park in the WSL 2, kick off 6pm.
The Royals occupy second place and are currently three points off top of the table Doncaster Rovers Belles heading into this weekends clash with Everton Ladies, who were recently relegated from the WSL 1.
Last time out, Reading’s quest for promotion to the WSL 1 was dealt a blow as Kelly Chambers side had to come from behind twice, through Lauren Bruton, to earn a point against Oxford United Ladies in a 2-2 draw at Paddy Power Park.
Ahead of the game, Wales International striker Helen Ward told reading.fawsl.com: “It was a surprise to a lot of people that we got beaten [by Yeovil Town] and then held to a draw [with Oxford United] in our last two games. But the league is very strong, all the teams have improved.
“Along with Everton and Doncaster we are one of the teams to beat. Everton have come down from FA WSL 1 and have lost a couple of their players.
Ward continued: “They have dropped a few points already, but we know they are going to improve as the season goes on.
“They have lost girls like Fern Whelan and Nikita Parris but they have still retained some good players, they have a good group of youngsters and it is not going to be easy.”
Visitors Everton Ladies are unbeaten in five in the League so far, having won two and drawn three, although Andy Spence’s side did crash out of the FA Women’s Cup at the semi-final stages last Sunday, going down 3-0 to Notts County Ladies at Goodison Park.
Previewing Saturday’s clash, The Blues Manager Andy Spence told everton.fawsl.com: “I’ve just said to the players ultimately, in terms of priorities, the league campaign was always going to be the major priority and none more so than facing a Reading side, who have started the season well.
“We know we’ll be one of the teams competing at the top end of the table so it’s a good opportunity to bounce back in a big game.”
- Adults: £4
- Concessions: £2.
Admission prices at the ground on Match Day:
- Adults: £5
- Concessions: £3.
Stadium Address: Farnborough Football Club, Paddy Power Park, Cherrywood Road, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 8UD.
- 50/50 Cash Draw Ticket £1
- Reading FC Women pop-up shop open from approximately 5:30pm to 7pm. Club Photos available: 6×4’s £1, 8×6’s £1.50, 10×8’s Team Photo £2. Ideal for autographs!
- Official Match Day Programme (‘THE ROYAL’) £2
Midfielder Bonnie Horwood stars on the front cover of Saturday’s ‘THE ROYAL’
A full list of Reading FC Women Fixtures can be found on: reading.fawsl.com/matches.html
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