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Royals match against Chelsea Women selected for broadcast

January Kingsmeadow clash gets change of kick-off time for BBC coverage

12 December 2019

Reading FC Women's January 5th WSL match against Chelsea at Kingsmeadow moves to a 12.30 kick-off time as the fixture is picked for broadcast on the BBC Red Button service

The day after an impressive performance at Kingsmeadow against Chelsea in the Continental Cup, which saw Kelly Chambers' side draw 1-1 after full time and go on to win a penalty shootout to secure qualification from Group D, our next match at Kingsmeadow is announced as being broadcast on the BBC.

The original kick-off time of 2pm is brought forward to 12.30pm and all the action will feature on the BBC Red Button service.

The match on Sunday January 5th will be the first for the Royals of 2020 and with only one game left of this current calendar year, against Tottenham this coming Sunday, it means playing Chelsea twice within three games.

Reading went ahead on Wednesday evening through a Jo Potter free-kick on the 15th minute and had longh spells of posession, pressing Chelsea throughout. The home side leveled the score through Deanna Cooper on the 66th minute and both teams attempted to put the game out of the other's reach to qualify from Continental Cup Group D in top place. After 90 minutes the score remained 1-1, so penalties decided who would take a second point. Reading knew they were almost home and dry, qualifying second in the group, but with the possibility that West Ham could pip them on goal difference if they beat Crystal Palace by 9 goals - they subsequently won by 7 - nothing was left to chance and Reading won the shootout 2-4 with penalties converted by Fara Williams, Brooke Chaplen, Millie Farrow and Remi Allen. Rachel Laws produced two fantastic saves to ensure Reading went through comfortably.

Reading's last game of the calendar year comes this Sunday as Tottenham travel to Adams Park for a 2pm kick off. Tickets are still available to purchase for the match here, and Season Ticket Holders for our men's team are reminded they can watch Reading FC Women for free by showing their season ticket card at Adams Park.


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