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Kick off 14:00 (UK)

07 November 2020 Venue The Hive Stadium Attendance

Kick off 14:00 (UK)

Tottenham Hotspur Women
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Reading Women

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🔜 Preview | Royals women return to league action against Spurs

Reading head to The Hive against Tottenham tomorrow

6 November 2020

Reading FC Women are back in action in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League tomorrow when they take on Tottenham Hotspur Women at The Hive.

The WSL returns for the first time since mid-October when Kelly Chambers’ side drew 1-1 with Manchester City at Madejski Stadium. An international break followed, in which no fewer than 11 Royals reported for duty for their respective nations.

The fixture was originally scheduled to be played the following day, however, due to Barnet being drawn to play at The Hive in the FA Cup on Sunday, the match was moved forward a day.

Reading currently sit in 6th position in the WSL table, just one point behind Manchester City, with wins over West Ham and Aston Villa and the aforementioned draw with City from the first five matches. Tottenham are in 9th with just one point so far, following a draw on the opening day against West Ham.

Both sides were on the wrong end of results in the Continental Cup this week, as Reading went down 3-0 away to West Ham and Spurs suffered a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Chelsea at Kingsmeadow.

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The last time we met

Reading and Spurs crossed paths twice in the 2019-20 season. The first encounter came in September in the Continental Cup when the Royals travelled to The Hive and left 4-0 victors after a brace from Brooke Chaplen, a strike from Millie Farrow and an own goal from Tottenham’s Ashleigh Neville.

The second meeting was in the last game of 2019 when Spurs travelled to Adams Park in mid-December. Tottenham struck first through Siri Worm and lead until the 77th minute when Jo Potter equalised, Remi Allen put Reading in front and Amalie Eikeland put the icing on the cake with a solo effort that sealed an impressive come-from-behind 3-1 victory.


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How to watch

The match will be available to watch on the FA Player, as are all Barclays FA Women’s Super League matches. This includes all of next weekend’s WSL fixtures being shown at staggered intervals so fans can watch every single match without any crossover, as part of Women’s Football Weekend.


Tottenham Hotspur Women v Reading FC Women | Saturday 7th October | 2pm | The Hive

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Match Reports

📝 Report | Royals share points with Spurs women at The Hive

One goal a piece for Royals and Tottenham

7 November 2020

A pair of headers from Brooke Chaplen and Ashleigh Neville in the first half sealed a draw at The Hive as Reading FC Women and Tottenham saw out a 1-1 draw in the FA Barclays Women’s Super League

Reading took control early in the game, coming close within the first few minutes after Brooke Chaplen puts a ball into the box which is just too much of a stretch for Amalie Eikeland, but it falls for Angharad James, whose shot hits the side netting.

A few minutes later, Rachel Rowe tried her luck from outside the box, but her shot was dealt with by Rebecca Spencer.

Reading had a nice spell of possession which culminated in Emma Mitchell putting a beautiful cross in from the left, which was met by a rising Chaplen, who nodded into the Spurs net to open the scoring.

Deanna Cooper took a knock in the Royals area and was replaced by Kristine Leine just after the quarter of an hour mark.

The Royals knocked the ball around nicely, but it wasn’t long before Spurs started top threaten and a corner from Siri Worm was headed in by Ashleigh Neville to pull the home-side level half-way through the first-half.

The game became a bit scrappy in the middle of the park with play having to be halted on a couple of occasions due to fouls, but Reading had the better chances as they attempted to get Danielle Carter and Chaplen in on goal, mostly from Mitchell on the left. But as the referees whistle went for the end of the first-half, both teams went into the break on level pegging.

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Half-time score: Tottenham Hotspur Women 1 - 1 Reading FC Women

Reading started the second-half as they did the first; pushing early into the Tottenham half. They had nice spells of possession, knocking the ball around nicely between the middle of the park and the wings.

The game progressed with both sides having their chances, but Reading seeing more of the ball. As has been a trend this season, the Royals racked up corner after corner in an attempt to break the deadlock, but they fell just short each time.

Fresh legs were brought on the field by Kelly Chambers in the form of Lily Woodham and Lauren Bruton, replacing Rowe and goal-scorer Chaplen respectively.

The best chance came after the 90 minutes were up, when Jess Fishlock found herself in front of goal and turned her defender inside-out, but couldn’t get the shot in. A moment later, the game was over and Reading players' reactions as the final whistle went seemed to indicate they thought they should have walked away with the win, but instead took a hard-earned point back to RG2.

Full-time score: Tottenham Hotspur Women 1 - 1 Reading FC Women


Tottenham Hotspur Women: Spencer, Zadorsky, Green, Harrop, Dean (Morgan 68’), Percival, Addison (Quinn ’87), Worm, Kennedy (Sulola 64’), Ayane (Leon 45’), Neville 

Substitutes not used: Whitehouse, Davison, Morgan, Godfrey

Goals: Neville (24’) 

Yellow cards: Harrop (64’)


Reading FC Women: Moloney, Mitchell, Cooper (Leine 17’), Harding, Bartrip, Fishlock, James, Rowe (Woodham 72’), Eikeland, Carter, Chaplen (Bruton 72’).

Substitutes not used: Nayler, Skeels, Harries, Jeo, Quirk, Childerhouse

Goals: Chaplen (12’)

Yellow cards: Rowe (22’)


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