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Kick off 12:30 (UK)

20 May 2018 Venue St. Andrew's Stadium Attendance

Kick off 12:30 (UK)

Birmingham City Ladies
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Reading FC Women

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Match Previews

Royals Women gear up for season finale

Highest-ever WSL1 finish up for grabs on Sunday

19 May 2018

Reading FC Women could claim their highest ever finish in league football with a victory over Birmingham City on Sunday.

With the Royals sat in 4th and Birmingham just two points behind in 5th, the winner will seal a place in the top four of the WSL1 in the final game of the league campaign.

Kelly Chambers' side have been in excellent form all season, coming into this match off the back of three consecutive wins and clean sheets - most recently seeing off Liverpool 3-0 at Madejski Stadium.

The Royals also have the current WSL1 Player of the Month in their ranks, with Remi Allen taking April's award for her standout performances in the division.

Four Reading players have also reached a century of appearances for the club, with Becky Jane, Harriett Scott, Grace Moloney and Melissa Fletcher all receiving framed shirts at their last match to mark that milestone!

Birmingham are the opponents on Sunday afternoon for the Royals, with Blues staging a late comeback in the reverse fixture back in October to take a late point from Adams Park.

Brooke Chaplen and Jade Moore had put Reading ahead in the first half, before Birmingham fought back with a 94th minute equaliser from Emily Westwood making it honours even on the day.

A draw for Reading will seal a 4th place finish in the WSL, with Arsenal within reach in 3rd with a victory on the final day for the Royals - with defeat for Arsenal.

Kick-off is at 2pm on Sunday afternoon, and you can follow the game live by following @ReadingFCWomen on Twitter!

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Match Reports

Incredible campaign sees Women finish 4th in WSL1

RFC Women complete season with draw at Birmingham City

21 May 2018

Reading FC Women finalised their 2017/18 campaign with a 1-1 draw at Birmingham City on Sunday afternoon – and in doing so cemented a fourth-place finish in English football’s top tier!

Only Chelsea, Man City and Arsenal registered more points than the Royals… a spectacular campaign and their highest ever finish in the football pyramid.

Wins over Arsenal, Man City, Everton and a double over Liverpool were just some of the highlights, which left the Royals Women just needing to draw against Birmingham City on the final day to seal fourth and prevent the Blues from leapfrogging them.

And with just four minutes on the clock at St Andrew’s, the Royals had the advantage through Brooke Chaplen.  Remi Allen’s vision allowed her to pick out Chaplen’s run – keeping her cool, the striker slotted past Ann-Katrin Berger for her 12th of the campaign.

The Blues equalised just before the half-hour though; it was Charlie Wellings with the ball forward, allowing Ellen White to race forward and round Reading stopper Grace Moloney.

Lucy Quinn had a couple of opportunities to complete the turnaround for City, but Moloney was equal to them.  The first was a 30-yarder which needed reading, but the second was a glorious chance which needed keeping out from point-blank range.

And the Royals could have ended the campaign with a win, but Fara Williams couldn’t direct Lauren Bruton’s cross on target as she arrived unmarked in the box in the final few minutes.

But, ultimately, a point was enough to secure fourth and ensure the greatest campaign in the history of Reading FC Women!

Full-time: Birmingham City Ladies 1-1 Reading FC Women

Birmingham City Ladies: Berger, Mayling (Westwood 85), Carter, Mannion, Harrop, Ladd, Ewers, Wellings, Williams (Quinn 39), Follis, White.
Unused subs: Hampton, Scofield, Cuscak, Stringer, Ayisi.

Reading FC Women: Moloney; Jane, Pearce, Potter, Harding; Rowe, Furness, Allen; Burton, Williams, Chaplen.
Unused subs: Earps, Green, Fletcher, Reynolds, Linnett, Harries.

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