Chelsea FC Women have finished their FA Women’s Super League campaign in third position after beating Reading Women 3-2 at Adams Park this afternoon.
The Blues were twice pegged back by the home side but Beth England netted the decisive third goal for Emma Hayes’ side as they ended the season with three points.
Chelsea took little time to settle in High Wycombe and they were ahead after just eight minutes when Ji So-Yun rifled in from close range.
Fran Kirby saw an effort rattle the post later on in the half as Hayes’ side had to be content with a one-goal advantage going into the half-time interval.
The second half saw Kirby test home keeper Grace Moloney with a shot from a tight angle before Reading levelled the scores when Fara Williams teed up Natasha Harding to score,
Karen Carney almost immediately lashed the ball into the roof of the Reading net as Chelsea swiftly regained the lead before Fara Williams’ header again brought the scores level after Harding’s shot had hit the post.
The Royals keeper Moloney was soon tested by Kirby for a second time before England struck an effort against the bar.
Reading will have been well within their rights to think that their luck was in, however, they fell behind for a third time in the game just after the hour mark when England scrambled the ball home from close range.
Kirby was unlucky not to make it 4-2 when she hit the woodwork for a second time but that missed opportunity didn’t matter as The Blues ended the campaign in third place.