Reading boss returns a week after giving birth

Kelly Chambers

A week after giving birth, manager Kelly Chambers was in the stands to oversee Reading’s draw with Notts County in Women’s Super League One.

Chambers returned to Adams Park 12 days after daughter Harley’s birth, saying the Royals are “as important to me as everything else in my life”.

Dani Buet’s free-kick put Notts up at the break, with Emma Follis levelling after cutting in off the left.

Rebecca Jane blocked two late efforts on the line ensure a point for Reading.

Talking to BBC Radio Berkshire[1] before the match, Chambers said she returned to work with the encouragement of her family.

“I have a fantastic support network around me, family that understand my job, understand my role and are happy to support me off the pitch as much as possible,” she said.

“It’s great because it will help me and the team.”

Chambers has been involved with Reading Women since the club’s inception,[2] having captained the club before going on to manage the side, and is determined to continue to play a lead roll.

“I can’t leave it alone,” she said.

“I always give everything I have to the club. To see where it was to where it is now, and to be part of that and be a main drive behind that, I don’t want to see any of that drop.

“I’ll be in full flow with the girls because they are just as important to me as everything else in my life.”

Line-ups

Reading Women

  • 19Earps
  • 2Jane
  • 6McGee
  • 12Davies
  • 13Perry
  • 23Rowe
  • 4HinesSubstituted forRocheat 76′minutes
  • 9Bruton
  • 20FletcherSubstituted forAllenat 59′minutes
  • 11Boho Sayo
  • 7Follis

Substitutes

  • 8Allen
  • 10Roche
  • 14May-Walkley
  • 15Stobbs
  • 18Ward
  • 22Jones
  • 39Sansom

Notts County Ladies

  • 12Walsh
  • 4BuetBooked at 79mins
  • 14Walton
  • 23Bassett
  • 2Krantz
  • 16JamesSubstituted forWilliamsat 74′minutes
  • 10Potter
  • 3Luik
  • 7Clarke
  • 9White
  • 20Whelan

Substitutes

  • 6Whelan
  • 8Williams
  • 15Turner
  • 18Crichton
  • 25Hassall

Attendance:
506

Match Stats

Home TeamReading WomenAway TeamNotts County Ladies
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home7
Away13
Shots on Target
Home2
Away6
Corners
Home8
Away6
Fouls
Home12
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Reading Ladies 1, Notts County Ladies 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Reading Ladies 1, Notts County Ladies 1.

Rachel Rowe (Reading Ladies) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Maja Krantz (Notts County Ladies).

Attempt saved. Ellen White (Notts County Ladies) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Jessica Clarke (Notts County Ladies) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Notts County Ladies. Conceded by Kylie Davies.

Attempt blocked. Jessica Clarke (Notts County Ladies) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Hand ball by Rachel Williams (Notts County Ladies).

Emma Follis (Reading Ladies) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Rachel Williams (Notts County Ladies).

Attempt saved. Ellen White (Notts County Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Rebecca Jane (Reading Ladies).

Danielle Buet (Notts County Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Notts County Ladies. Conceded by Kylie Davies.

Attempt missed. Jade (Reading Ladies) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Reading Ladies. Conceded by Maja Krantz.

Booking

Danielle Buet (Notts County Ladies) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Emma Follis (Reading Ladies) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Danielle Buet (Notts County Ladies).

Substitution

Substitution, Reading Ladies. Lois Roche replaces Kayleigh Hines.

(Reading Ladies) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ellen White (Notts County Ladies).

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County Ladies. Rachel Williams replaces Angharad James.

Corner, Notts County Ladies. Conceded by Kylie Davies.

Kirsty McGee (Reading Ladies) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Angharad James (Notts County Ladies).

Attempt missed. Kayleigh Hines (Reading Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Reading Ladies 1, Notts County Ladies 1. Emma Follis (Reading Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.

Remi Allen (Reading Ladies) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jessica Clarke (Notts County Ladies).

Rachel Rowe (Reading Ladies) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Laura Bassett (Notts County Ladies).

Foul by Sophie Perry (Reading Ladies).

Jessica Clarke (Notts County Ladies) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Remi Allen (Reading Ladies).

Jo Potter (Notts County Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Reading Ladies. Remi Allen replaces Melissa Fletcher.

Attempt missed. Jade (Reading Ladies) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Rachel Rowe (Reading Ladies) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

References

  1. ^ BBC Radio Berkshire (www.bbc.co.uk)
  2. ^ involved with Reading Women since the club’s inception, (www.bbc.co.uk)
  3. ^ Line-ups (www.bbc.co.uk)
  4. ^ Match Stats (www.bbc.co.uk)
  5. ^ Live Text (www.bbc.co.uk)

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