Andy Wicks was at the Select Car Leasing Stadium to capture all the action from yesterday’s WSL match between Reading and Leicester City for Impetus (24/4/23).
Above: Aerial action in yesterday’s game between Reading and Everton (yellow). Photo: Andy Wicks for Impetus.
Reading 2-3 Everton
Reading’s hopes of putting distance between themselves and bottom club Leicester City took a major hit as the Berkshire side surrendered a 2-0 lead to Everton yesterday.
Justine Vanhaevermaet hit two goals in a quarter of an hour – one of which was a penalty – to give the home side a stunning lead.
However, Everton, with Matildas midfielder Clare Wheeler putting in an impressive shift hit back with a vengeance. Swedish star Hanna Bennison got a goal back just before the break before Katja Snoeijs levelled with a spot kick just after the hour mark. With seven minutes remaining, Nicoline Sørensen curled home a superb winner.
Reading are now just a point above bottom club Leicester City who have a game in hand, albeit against Chelsea, in the race to avoid relegation to the Championship. Everton remain comfortably in sixth.
Andy Wicks’ exclusive photo gallery for Impetus:
Teams: READING (4-4-2): Moloney, Eikeland, Mayi Kith, Caldwell, Mukandi, Harries, Vanhaevermaet, Rowe, Wellings, Troelsgaard, Primmer. Substitutes used: Bryson (for Primmer 60′), Hendrix (for Mayi Kith 73′), Perry (for Troelsgaard 86′).
Scorers: Vanhaevermaet (pen) 2′, 17′.
EVERTON (4-3-3): Brosnan, Hope, Finnigan, Björn, Stenevik, K. Holmgaard, Wheeler, Bennison, Sørensen, Snoeijs, Park. Substitutes used: Sevecke (for Stenevik 45′), Galli (for Holmgaard 74′), Beever-Jones (for Park 74′), Christiansen (for Snoeijs 88′), S. Holmgaard (for Bennison 90+9′).
Scorers: Bennison 41′, Snoeijs (pen) 62′, Sørensen 83′.
Referee: Louise Sanders.