READING Women were denied a vital win over title rivals Stourport when the visitors made it 1-1 with just two minutes remaining of their Conference West game at Sonning Lane on Saturday, writes Dave Wright.

The visitors started well and it needed two excellent saves by keeper Aurora Mears to keep them at bay.

As the half progressed, the Blues started to come more into the game and took the lead through Fran Clements on the half-hour mark.

Reading had chances to increase their advantage in the second half before Sarah Parkinson-Mills snatched the equaliser with two minutes left.

The hosts stay third in the table, three points behind Trojans and one adrift of Stourport.

Swansea, in fourth, are also in the title hunt as they have the same number of points as Reading.

All four sides have four games remaining, with the Blues away to second-bottom Cannock this Saturday (2.30pm).

Reading Men’s home fixture with Surbiton was called off at the last minute with the visitors claiming that part of the pitch was frozen.

Home players appeared happy to play, but the umpires were left with no choice when Surbiton packed their kit and returned to the dressing room.

Reading slip to fourth in the table with 24 points and now with a game in hand on leaders Surbiton (32 points), Beeston (31) and Wimbledon (27).

And it is the Bees who visit this Saturday (1.30pm).

Reading trio Tommy Alexander, Lee Morton and Duncan Riddell have all been picked by Scotland for the Commonwealth Games in Australia.