Liverpool Ladies 0-3 Reading Women – Royals bounce back in style

Fara Williams netted a stunning opener (Pics by Neil Graham)

Reading Women bounced back from their disappointing opening day defeat against Sunderland Ladies with a thumping 3-0 win at Liverpool Ladies.

Royals were left frustrated in their home clash with the Lady Black Cats on Sunday but responded in fine fashion to get off the mark for the campaign with goals from Fara Williams, Remi Allen and Brooke Chaplen.

Brooke Chaplen wrapped up the win late on

Kelly Chambers made two changes to her side with Jo Potter back from suspension and Harriet Scott also recalled as Lauren Bruton and Mandy van den Berg dropped to the bench.

Reading nearly broke the deadlock inside the opening 10 minutes when Remi Allen turned a shot onto the post.

But they did get their noses in front in stunning fashion as summer signing Williams brilliantly volleyed into the top corner from 20 yards.

That lead was doubled before half-time when Allen followed in Chaplen’s saved shot to tap in at the back post.

Liverpool applied some pressure after the break but could not find a way through and the game was killed off on 75 minutes when Chaplen caught keeper Siobhan Chamberlain off her line and guided the ball into the empty net.

Royals are back in action next Sunday at home to Birmingham City Ladies.

READING: Earps, Bartrip, Pearce (c), Potter, Scott, Williams (Bruton 80), Allen, Moore, Chaplen (Furness 80), Rowe, Linnett.
Subs not used: Moloney, Jane, van den Berg, Green, Clifford.
Goals: Williams (17), Allen (32), Chaplen (75)

Attendance: 481


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