Women hold Ajax in 1-1 friendly draw
Holland trip a success as Kelly Chambers' side match Dutch giants on tour...
Reading FC Women enjoyed a pre-season week in Holland recently, during which they earned an impressive 1-1 draw with Ajax Women ahead of the start of their campaign later this month!
On a warm Monday afternoon, Benno Nihom's hosts started with six new signings; Line Roddik, Ellen Jansen, Kika van Es, Marthe Munsterman, Iina Salmi and Vanity Lewerissa all named in the Dutch side's eleven.Reading, meanwhile, went into the game off the back of a 5-1 away win over Leicester City Women - braces from Fara Williams and Gemma Davison added to a Lauren Bruton finish helping Kelly Chambers' women to an impressive win in the East Midlands.
The Royals had an early Molly Bartrip goal ruled out for offside before Jansen and Soraya Verhoeve went close for the hosts in a first half that was well-contested.
But the Royals took the lead just before the half hour mark with a move that was worked through from the back and finished by Lauren Bruton who picked her spot past goalkeeper Ubach and inside the post for 1-0.
Right after half time, Reading nearly made it 2-0 through Fara Williams only to be thwarted by Ubach.And the Royals were left to rue missed opportunities when an equaliser arrived for Ajax in the 89th minute courtesy of Eshly Bakker.
Ajax Women: Ubachs, Zeeman, De Sanders, Roddik, van Es, van der Linden, Jansen, Munsterman, Lewerissa, Verhoeve, Salmi.
Reading FC Women: Moloney, Harding, Pearce, Allen, Chaplen, Howard, Woodham, Steels, Bartrip, Bruton, Williams.
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