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Preview | Royals host Tottenham in final match of 2019

Reading welcome Spurs to Adams Park on Sunday for last game of calendar year

13 December 2019

This Sunday marks the final Reading FC Women match of 2019 as Tottenham visit Adams Park in the FA Barclays Women’s Super League.

Reading FC Women vs Tottenham Hotspur Women
Sunday 15th December, 2pm
Adams Park
Barclays FA Women’s Super League


Sunday’s match against Tottenham at Adams Park is the last Reading FC Women match before the Christmas break and the perfect opportunity for Reading to capitalise on the momentum of a great midweek performance against Chelsea in the Continental Cup.

Reading needed a win to top Group D but a draw would be good enough to qualify in second place, unless West Ham could beat Crystal Palace by 9 goals. Kelly Chambers’ Royals decided not to leave anything up to chance and put on a solid display against Chelsea who currently sit second in the Women’s Super League. Jo Potter scored from a free-kick on the quarter-of-an-hour mark, before chances were had at either end of the pitch before half-time. Rachel Laws pulled off some fantastic saves for the Royals, but Chelsea managed to get the equaliser with 25 minutes of the game left with a fantastic long-range effort from Deanna Cooper. The full-time result was 1-1 and the game went onto penalties to determine who would take an additional point. As West Ham were several goals up against Palace – eventually going on to win 7-0 – Reading went on to put qualification in their own hands and win 2-4 on penalties. Royals’ scorers came in the form of Fara Williams, Brooke Chaplen, Millie Farrow and Remi Allen. Rachel Laws first denied Beth England by tipping her shot onto the post and then goalscorer Cooper whose spot kick she saved to guarantee victory in the shootout and qualification to the Quarter-Finals of the Continental Cup.

Focus now returns to the Barclays FA Women’s Super League, where Tottenham currently sit one place above Reading in table. However, the Royals have a game in hand, which means if they are victorious against Spurs on Sunday, they will go ahead of them by one point, still with an additional game to play.

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Last time we met

Sunday’s opponents Tottenham Hotspur Women were also in the Continental Cup Group D that Reading qualified from on Wednesday evening, and the side’s only meeting this season came back in September 2019, when Reading travelled to The Hive for the opening fixture of the Conti Cup campaign.

A strong all-round team performance with two goals from Brooke Chaplen, one from Millie Farrow and an own goal from Ashleigh Neville saw Reading dominate Tottenham 4-0 away from home to go to the top of the Continental Cup group at the time.

Tottenham have hit better form since the cup loss to Reading at The Hive with a win over Brighton and a draw against Birmingham in their last two league outings as well as a dominant 6-0 win against Lewes in their final Continental Cup game on Wednesday evening.

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Season Ticket holders for the men’s team are reminded that they can attend Reading FC Women games for free by using their Season Ticket card on arrival at Adams Park.

Match tickets for this game are priced £6 Adults, £3 Concessions/Children and £12 Families (2 Adults, 2 Children). For full information or to book your match tickets for this fixture, head here. Tickets are also available to purchase on arrival at Adams Park for £8 for Adults, £5 Concessions/Children and £15 Families (2 Adults, 2 Children).



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