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Reading FC Women 13 Keynsham Town 0
Reading set up a Fifth Round SSE Women's FA Cup with Birmingham City by putting thirteen unanswered goals past a depleted Keynsham Town at Woking FC.
After a scoreless opening twenty minutes during which the FAWNL Division One South West team had the best chance to break the deadlock, Reading forged ahead to lead by four at the break. A spell of five early second half goals in twelve minutes added to Keynsham's problems and, despite some excellent saves from Charlotte Haynes, the WSL team piled on the agony through subs Gemma Davison and Rakel Honnudottir.
Rachel Cullen had shot just wide for the visitors before Keynsham's prolific scorer Kerry Bartlett broke clear of the Reading back line only to see her shot blocked by the legs of Reading keeper Grace Moloney on 15 minutes. Reading took the lead with the first and most debatable of the three spot kicks they were awarded on the day, Fara Williams converting on 21 minutes.
A corner routine allowed Williams to score her second before another spot kick completed the treble for the England international. Perhaps the best goal of the day was the fourth, Jo Potter sending a fifty yard pass to pick out Lauren Bruton for an instant lobbed finish over Haynes on 38 minutes.
Haynes had already denied Bruton with a brilliant double save but Moloney had to be equally alert as lovely play from Christina Vega set up Bartlett for a shot which the Irish international tipped wide. Further good play by Justine Lorton gave Corinne Yorston a half chance which went high and wide as the visitors finished the half well.
Reading returned with real venom on the restart. Brooke Chaplen fired in from a narrow angle on 48 minutes then added the sixth soon after from a Charlie Estcourt pass. Williams set up Bruton for her second on 53 minutes. Williams then added another penalty and soon followed up by notching her fifth after an Estcourt shot came back off the post straight to her.
Estcourt got the goal her efforts deserved from another Williams cross on 68 minutes. Reading had brought on Jade Moore, Davison and Honnudottir and the Icelandic international notched a quick brace, latching on to rebounds from fine saves from the unlucky Haynes.
Davison eventually got clear of the back line on 84 minutes, slotting home the final goal to complete a very professional performance by the hosts.
Keynsham never stopped trying to play constructive passing football, never wasted time or resorted to foul play but their opponents, in need of a morale boost after some disappointing results, simply had too much quality, pace and skill all over the pitch.
Reading FC Women:
Grace Moloney, Becky Jane, Maz Pacheco, Fara Williams, Molly Bartrip, Kirsty Pearce, Lauren Bruton, Jade Bailey, Charlie Estcourt, Brooke Chaplen, Jo Potter. Subs: Rachel Furness, Gemma Davison, Natasha Harding, Rakel Honnudottir, Jade Moore, Lily Woodham, Rachael Laws.
Charlotte Haynes, Hannah Davies, Kirsten Rendall, Rachel Cullen, Katie Jones, Corinne Yorston, Cristina Vega Leandro, Kelly Aldridge, Kerry Bartlett, Justine Lorton, Laura Williams. Sub: Nadine Grogan.
(Report by Patrick Higgins)
Photos by www.jamesprickett.co.uk:
(top) Kerry Bartlett gets in a shot for Keynsham
(middle) Gemma Davison shoots past Katie Jones
(bottom) Becky Jane is challenged by Laura Williams
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