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Ladies edged out of cup

15 October 2012

Reading FC Women 1 – 2 Yeovil Town Ladies

Reading FC Women were edged out of the League Cup this past weekend, after a 2-1 defeat to Yeovil Town.

The Royals were two goals down before the hour mark, and despite an admirable fightback spearheaded by Fran Kirby’s ninth goal of the campaign – were unable to get themselves into the hat for the next round.

The game had started evenly, with chances for both teams early on, but it was the Glovers who took the lead as a deep cross was headed home at the far post.

Reading responded well, as Deanna Peter, Alice Palmer and Emma Jones all caused the visiting defence problems – but were forced to head in at the break a goal behind.

The second half was more of the same, as Rebecca Jane was denied by Town’s goalkeeper – before a goal against the run of play allowed Yeovil to double their advantage on the counter attack.

Kirby got a deserved goal with a neat finish on 75 minutes, but as Jane and Roche both hit the post in a matter of seconds – it became increasingly evident that it wasn’t to be Reading’s day.

That was confirmed as Palmer volleyed narrowly over shortly before the half time whistle – and RFC Women will now hope for a quick revenge as they face Yeovil again in seven day’s time, this time in league action. 

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