Championship challenge alive after Millwall winA 4-0 win against Millwall Ladies at The Den on Sunday has taken Reading FC Women one step closer to lifting the FA Women’s Super League 2 crown.
Doncaster held up their end of the bargain by registering a 3-0 win against Oxford on Saturday, keeping themselves top of the pile for the meantime And the day after, Royals striker Helen Ward netted a hat-trick for herself as well as setting up Lauren Bruton to score, as Reading netted four without reply in East London. It was a memorable weekend for Ward, who was also named Women’s Players’ Player of the Year at the FAW Awards on Monday.
Promotion to WSL 1 for the 2016 season is already assured – a win away to Watford the previous weekend was enough to guarantee a top-two position for the Royals. But the title challenge will go right to the wire with Doncaster Rovers Belles, who currently sit on top of the table.
Doncaster have just a single game remaining, which takes place against Millwall on Sunday 18th October. Reading have two games left – first a trip to third-placed Everton on Sunday 11th October, before an away game at Aston Villa on the final weekend.
A win against the Toffees this weekend would put Reading on top of the league on goal difference going into the final fixture, with Doncaster needing to make up a minimum of six goals. Realistically that means that Reading would just need to match the Belles’ result on the final day to take the title.
Come what may, it is sure to be a captivating end to the season – follow @ReadingFCWomen on Twitter for all the latest updates throughout the week and for the latest action on matchdays.