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Chambers | “It was important that we bounced back”

Royals boss hails away win against Tottenham Women

23 September 2019

Reading Women manager Kelly Chambers has praised the side’s performance against Tottenham Hotspur Women at the weekend, which saw them take 3 points in the Continental Cup with a dominant 4-0 away win at The Hive.

A goal from Millie Farrow and a brace from Brooke Chaplen were just some of the highlights of a positive team performance that saw Reading FC Women open their Continental Cup account with a win, which sees them sitting pretty at the top of Group D.

“It was a great win and on top of that, it was a brilliant performance,” said Chambers. “It was important that we bounced back from last week and we definitely did that against Tottenham.”

Reading Women went into the cup game against Spurs coming off their first loss of the season to Manchester City Women. Last season’s runners-up visited Adams Park on September 15th in a Barclays FA Women’s Super League clash, taking 3 points back to Manchester after a 2-0 win.

Chambers’ Royals had been flying high previous to the defeat after an away win on the opening weekend of the season against Liverpool. But a performance against City that Chambers felt should have been better had halted any momentum, so bouncing back with a 4-0 victory against Tottenham was just what her side needed.

“We probably should have won by more, but that’s me being picky,” continued Chambers, who watched her team constantly threaten the Tottenham goal throughout, including two separate occasions when striker Amalie Eikeland hit the bar.

“It was such a solid performance from the whole team though, and to score 4 goals and keep a clean sheet was fantastic. It’s important we continue to build from this point.”

Next up for Chambers’ side is a trip to Solihull Moors to take on Birmingham City Women this coming Sunday in the Women’s Super League. The next home match is on October 13th against Everton Women at Adams Park – you can purchase your tickets HERE.


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