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Reading FC Women 1 (Follis 78) Arsenal 2 (Nobbs 30, Janssen 59)
Arsenal got back to winning ways when a goal in each half saw them take the points against newly promoted Reading FC Women.
Jordan Nobbs gave Arsenal the lead on the half hour mark when she fired towards the top corner from 22 yards and Grace Moloney could only help it on its way into the net.
Reading were fortunate to go into half time only one behind when Vicky Losada saw her effort saved, before Natalia Pablos Sanchon was adjudged offside when she tucked the ball into the net.
Arsenal picked up the second half where they left off with Moloney forced to stop both Danielle Carter and Dominique Janssen, before the latter doubled the tally as she headed into the bottom corner on the hour.
After Reading's late fightback when Emma Follis reduced the arrears by curling a shot past Sari van Veenendaal, Arsenal's Asisat Oshoala failed to make the scoreline more convincing when she rounded Moloney only to fire over the bar. Reading could have snatched a point late on though as a header from Lauren Bruton was inches off target.
Reading FC Women: Grace Moloney, Rebecca Jane, Kirsty McGee, Molly Bartrip, Shelly Cox, Emma Follis, Rachel Rowe, Kayleigh Hines (sub Laura May Walkley 71mins), Lauren Bruton, Helen Ward (sub Amber Stobbs 71mins), Nia Jones (sub Melissa Fletcher 45mins). Subs not used: Mary Earps, Harriet Scott, Charlie Estcourt, Zoe Cunningham.
Arsenal: Sari van Veenendaal, Alex Scott (sub Marta Corredera 77mins), Josephine Henning, Casey Stoney, Leah Williamson, Dominique Janssen, Jordan Nobbs (sub Fara Williams 63mins), Vicky Losada, Danielle Carter, Katie McCabe, Natalia Pablos Sanchon (sub Asisat Oshoala 81 mins). Subs not used: Emma Byrne, Jemma Rose, Emma Mitchell, Danielle van de Donk.
(Report by www.fawsl.com)
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