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Ladies beat Lewes

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17:26 3rd December 2012

Reading FC Women 4 – 0 Lewes Ladies

RFC's Ladies saw of the challenge of Lewes with a convincing 4-0 home win.

England under-19 startlet Alice Palmer scored the first and last goal of the game, Kirby once again got herself on the scoresheet and Stacey Wiggins converted a penalty.

In a scrappy start to the game, it was Lewes who had the first chance after 15 minutes - but goalkeeper Grace Moloney was equal to the effort before a free header sailed over the bar.

The visitors were made to pay for their missed chances as Kirby set up Palmer to slot home the opening goal - which seemed to galvanise the Royals.

Lois Roche and Kirby both scuppered chances to double the advantage, but a two-goal cushion was achieved right on half time. Rebecca Jane marched towards goal and played in Kirby - who made no mistake.

The second half began in a similar vein to the first, but after five minutes the Royals were awarded a penalty when Kirby was felled. Wiggins converted the spot-kick to give RFC's Women a commanding 3-0 lead.

Lois Roche then came close, with some good combination play between midfield and the front three - but her volley agonisingly struck the post.

With time running out for Lewes, our Ladies added a fourth. Kirby danced past her defender and slid the ball across to Palmer for her second of the game.

Rebecca Jane nearly made it five after rattling the bar late on, before Stacie Donnelly was denied by the Lewes goalkeeper. The Women will now turn their attentions to the League Cup - with QPR the visitors next week.

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