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Reading FC Women 8 - 0 Maidenhead United

20 November 2012

Ladies through to County Cup semi finals

Reading FC Ladies put eight past Maidenhead United to secure their passage to the County Cup semi finals.

A hat-trick from Fran Kirby, doubles from Rebecca Jane and Beth Lloyd, and a strike from Alice Palmer secured the rout.

It took just five minutes for the Royals to establish a strong lead. Kirby slotted home after being one on one with the goalkeeper, before Jane latched onto Stacie Donnelly's pass to make it two.

Kirby scored again after Palmer crossed in for her, before Jane also notched her second when she found the bottom right hand corner. Kirby could have had a first half hat-trick, but squared the ball to Palmer to score into an empty net to make it five.

Reading scored virtually from the restart, when Kirby cut inside from the left and struck home to complete her hat-trick. Substitute Lloyd made a major impact coming on as a substitute and managed to find the net twice in three minutes.

Her first was a clean strike into the bottom right hand corner, and her second came from a quick interception from Maidenhead's kick off - and hit a left-footed strike past the 'keeper.

RFC's Women searched for a ninth goal but their 8-0 demolition was more than enough to take them through to the semi finals of the County Cup.

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