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Fara Williams bags a brace to rescue a point for Reading FC Women

Fara Williams rescued a point
Fara Williams (centre) scored twice (Pics by Neil Graham)

Fara Williams netted two fine goals to earn Reading Women a 2-2 draw against Liverpool Women at Adams Park.

The Royals twice fell behind to Courtney Sweetman-Kirk strikes, but Williams responded in kind against her former club to grab a share of the spoils.

Royals were made to work for their point

Liverpool took a 1-0 lead into half-time when Kirsty Linnett, who left Reading in the summer, crossed for Sweetman-Kirk to fire in.

Williams tried her luck all afternoon but that is how the score stayed until past the hour mark when the 34-year-old squeezed a free-kick past goalkeeper Anna Preuss.

Sweetman-Kirk quickly pounced again at the other end to spark wild celebrations with the Liverpool bench.

But back came Williams, smashing in from 30 yards with just six minutes to play to earn a point.

The Royals sit fifth in the table, four points off the top four, while Liverpool stay eighth.

Reading face Liverpool again at Adams Park on Wednesday evening in the Conti Cup (7.30pm).

READING: Moloney, Harding, Pearce (c), Potter, Pacheco, Allen, Estcourt (Bartrip 73), Furness, Williams, Chaplen, Davison. Subs not used: Laws, Jane, Woodham, Harries.
Goals: Williams x2 (62,84)
Yellow cards: Furness (63), Williams (69), Harding (80)

LIVERPOOL: Preuss, Roberts (C. Murray 64), Bradley, Matthews, Robe, Coombs, S. Murray, Fahey, Clarke, Sweetman-Kirk (Thomas 90+3), Linnett (Little 73).
Goals: Sweetman-Kirk x2 (10,68)

Attendance: 582

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