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Reading FC Women can go top of WSL 2 on Saturday

4 September 2015

Come and get behind the Royals on Saturday evening!

Reading FC Women host Doncaster Rovers Belles on Saturday evening, and have a chance to go top of the Women’s Super League 2.  With just a handful of games remaining in the campaign, the meeting between the two high-flyers looks likely to be a season-defining clash with a chance for silverware and promotion to WSL 1 at stake.

The game takes place at Cherrywood Road in Farnborough this Saturday and kicks off at 7pm and all of your support would be hugely welcomed.  It is the last home outing of the season – tickets and directions for the game are available online by clicking here and tickets will also be available on matchday at the gate.  Adult tickets are priced at £4 and concessions are £2.

Doncaster currently sit top of the division, but the Royals have the chance to regain top spot with a win over Donny, as they sit two points behind them with five games left to play.  Third-place Yeovil sit eight points adrift of the Royals, meaning that it is effectively a two-horse race in the title race with six weeks to go.

Reading have had a strong season having only lost one league game so far, amassing an impressive 32 points from 13 games.  Donny also have only one defeat to their name – that came against Reading back in May, when a Lauren Bruton brace and a special strike from Bianca Bragg earned a 3-0 win in South Yorkshire.

If the Royals can glean maximum points from their home meeting with Doncaster they will have four final fixtures between them and the title, all coming away from home.  The blue and white hoops will visit Watford, Millwall and Everton before a tricky trip to Aston Villa on the final day, which will offer a stern test after being held to a draw by Villa at home earlier in the season.

The Royals have also secured a place in the quarter-final of the Continental Cup after getting through a challenging group stage, and will now travel to Notts County the following weekend.

Reading FC Women General Manager Jon Horton has been delighted with the season so far and was quick to thank the fans and emphasising the importance of their support this year – as well as the difference it could make in the upcoming clash this weekend.

“We’ve been really grateful for the support we’ve had this year with a record crowd at the Cherrywood Road and a big crowd at Madejski Stadium [against Millwall in May],” he said.  “It would be great to get another big crowd and vocal support again in our final home game of the season.

“It has been a huge year for women’s football in general following the success of the World Cup, and for us seeing Fran Kirby go to Chelsea for a record fee.   Despite any doubters, we have shown we are not a one-player team – we have a squad of extremely hard-working and talented players.

“We’ve had a terrific season so far, and it would be fantastic for fans to come down and get behind us again for a definitive game in our season and for the players to reward them for their superb support.”

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