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Preview | Reading FC Women prepare for Madejski match next week

Continental Cup top spot beckons with victory on Wednesday night

10 November 2017

Reading FC Women are gearing up for their first match at Madejski Stadium this season.

Reading FC Women vs London Bees
Continental Cup
Madejski Stadium
Wednesday 15th November, 7.30pm kick-off

Victory against London Bees at Madejski Stadium would send Kelly Chambers' side to the top of their Continental Cup group, and the Royals go into Wednesday's match in fine form.

Summer signing Fara Williams is top scorer with five goals in six matches so far this season, including a goal from the half-way line against former club Arsenal that ended up going viral!

With that victory against Arsenal and a trouncing of Watford in the Continental Cup, confidence is sky-high in the ranks as the Royals go in search of top spot in their group.

Chambers' side also sit third in the WSL1 table as it stands, following a sterling start to the season and a 5-0 rout of Bristol City in their last league match.

However, the loss of England international Jade Moore to a long-term injury will be a concern for the Royals, but they will hope to continue their winning ways in her absence.

Season Ticket holders for both the men's and women's teams can watch the match at Madejski Stadium for free on Wednesday night!

For non-Season Ticket holders, advance tickets cost just £6 for Adults and £3 for concessions, with a £1 price increase for tickets purchased on the night.

It's sure to be an exciting evening of football at Madejski Stadium, and you can buy your tickets here

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Match Reports

RFC Women through to Conti Cup quarters thanks to second-half rout

Royals record 4-0 win in front of record Madejski crowd

15 November 2017

Reading FC Women are through to their first ever quarter-final of the Continental Cup, recording a 4-0 win against London Bees at Madejski Stadium in front of a record crowd of 2,248.

The result takes them top of their group, ahead of Arsenal, with two games remaining – and they can’t be caught by third-placed Millwall, who they meet in their last group game.

The Bees put up firm resistance and managed to go into the break goalless – but second-half strikes from Kirsty Pearce, Brooke Chaplen, Rachel Rowe and Rachel Furness condemned the London club to defeat.

Kirsty Linnett was the first to go close – she shot into the side netting early on after some jinking work by Fara Williams.  Then Remi Allen struck from the best part of 30 yards, seeing her shot sail marginally over.

Those were two of the best efforts in a first period where Nicola Hobbs wasn’t overly tested – in fact the visitors could have taken a lead into the interval when Paula Howells broke and fed Lucy Loomes, whose shot was straight at Grace Moloney.

But the Royals struck first through Pearce – it was a delightful low free-kick from Williams on the right flank which the defender was able to delicately flick through the crowd and into the far corner.

And before long, it was two – albeit the decision wasn’t immediately clear.  Furness clashed heads when she attacked Jo Potter’s ball into the box, allowing Chaplen to rise above the goalkeeper and follow in… in the confusion and while head injuries were being treated, eventually it emerged that the goal had been given.

Williams came close to adding a third when she received in space in the left of the box, only to find Hobbs at full stretch to make a save.  But when Rowe received in a similar position, as the ball was worked swiftly upfield, she jinked and lashed in to put the game beyond doubt.

Furness put some sheen on the victory with a goal in the penultimate minute, lashing home with true intent when teed up by sub Tamsin de Bunsen.

Full-time: Reading FC Women 4-0 London Bees

Reading FC Women: Moloney, Jane, Green (Rowe 64), Van den Berg, Pearce, Allen, Potter, Williams, Furness, Chaplen (De Bunsen 79), Linnett (Bruton 61).
Unused subs: Earps, Scott, Clifford.

London Bees: Hobbs, Weston, Fogarty (Rolandsen 65), Toussaint, Lea, Lane, Loomes (Clark 76), Howells, Beckett, Anderson (Lalani 78), O'Leary.
Unused sub: Fisher.

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Ticket News

Free entry for Reading Women's Madejski Stadium return

All the information on our women's team's cup clash against London Bees at Madejski Stadium

16 October 2017

On Wednesday 15th November, Reading Women will return to Madejski Stadium for the first time in more than two and a half years to face WSL2 side London Bees in the group stage of the Continental Cup!

The Royals have had a thrilling start their league campaign this season, bouncing back from an opening day defeat to Sunderland to win away at Liverpool and take a point from their last WSL1 encounter against Birmingham City last month.

And this cup tie, scheduled for Wednesday 15th November, kick-off 7.30pm, sees Kelly Chambers' side play at the Royals' home - Madejski Stadium - and all Reading Football Club and Reading Women season ticket holders can come in to see the game for FREE!

Reading Women's last meeting with London Bees was back in August 2015, when braces from Nikki Watts, Lois Roche and Bianca Bragg added to finishes from Emma Follis and Lois Roche saw the Royals earn an emphatic 8-0 win in Farnborough.

For this game, fans simply need to show their Season Ticket at the turnstiles on the evening of the game - and, if you're not a ST holder, tickets for the game are available online now, priced at £5 for adults and £2 for concessions. A family ticket, which admits two adults and two children/concessions is also available for £12. Alternatively, there will also be the facility to buy tickets with cash on the turnstiles on the night, where the prices will remain the same as advance sales.

Match Reports

Royals Women denied victory by last-gasp leveller

9 October 2017

Gates will open at 6.30pm, but please be advised that traffic may be heavy around this time, so we advise leaving plenty of time for your journey.

Parking at the stadium for this game will also be completely free and unreserved, though please note the green car park will be closed to the public for this game.

Our usual pre-match Fun Zone will be in operation from 6pm outside the Megastore (or inside the concourse depending on the weather) - and when you visit the Fun Zone, make sure you keep an eye out for our club mascots Queensley and Kingsley!

The Megastore itself will be open until 7.30pm, where you can find our replica home, away and goalkeeper kits in women's sizes. Programmes will be on sale in the concourse for just £2!

Reading Women are aiming for a big attendance so make sure you keep your evening free and take advantage of seeing the girls in action back in RG2!

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