READING FC Women climbed to third in the FA Women’s Super League One table with a convincing 4-0 victory at Yeovil Town.

A Remi Allen brace plus goals from Rachel Furness and Rachel Rowe saw Royals stretch their unbeaten run to five matches, including four wins.

Kelly Chambers’ side have also won their last three fixtures including a memorable victory at Manchester City.

And – despite being played on Friday 13th – there were no shocks on the night for the impressive visitors against bottom club Yeovil.

Chambers said: “Footballing-wise we could’ve been a bit better, but it was always going to be difficult on that pitch.

“Places like this are hard to come. We’re used to playing expansive football, but we knew we might have to be different.

“The most important thing was the win. A nice clean-sheet, four goals on the board and that now takes us to third in the league where we want to be.”

This was the third attempt to play the fixture at Viridor Stadium following the recent bad weather.

Royals were quickly in control after Allen scored twice in the opening 13 minutes.

She put Chambers’ side ahead in the 10th minute when she was left unmarked to head home a Fara Williams cross.

And Allen netted again three minutes later, this time nodding in from a corner for a 2-0 lead.

Yeovil fought back, only to see Nia Jones thwarted by an excellent save from Mary Earps before Annie Heatherstone was denied a certain goal by a brilliant block from Royals captain, Kirsty Pearce, following a mix-up at the back.

Royals, though, regained the initiative after the break as Brooke Chaplen’s effort was blocked by Megan Walsh.

They extended their lead in the 58th minute when Furness headed into the net from another corner routine.

Chambers’ side remained in command with Walsh producing a fine save to deny Jade Moore.

But Reading added further gloss to the scoreline six minutes from time when Rowe cut inside before unleashing a stunning drive into the top corner.

Chambers added: “Yeovil made things difficult but our quality shone through.

“The fourth goal was a great strike, that’s what Rachel is capable of. She deserved a goal like that for the performances she’s put in recently and again it’s nice to see people like Remi Allen collecting goals from midfield.

“We don’t rely on our strikers, we’ve got goals coming from all across the pitch which is great for us.”

The win leaves Reading seven points behind leaders Chelsea ahead of Wednesday’s away fixture against Arsenal at Boreham Wood (7.30pm ko).

Chambers continued: “We’re on a nice run and it’s a case of taking that into the Arsenal game.

“We’ve beaten Man City and taken points off Chelsea this season. We’re not getting ahead of ourselves because we know where we’re at, but we are up there and competing.

“We’ve played Arsenal twice, beaten them in the cup and drawn with them in the league so we know what we need to do on the day.”

Yeovil Town: Walsh, Evans, Burridge, Cousins, Jones, Heatherson, Jackson, Pusey, Gauvain, Buxton, Evans (Robinson 53). Subs not used: Howard, Lambe, Piggott, Halford. Booked: Jones 63, Gauvain 83.

Reading: Earps, Williams, Pearce, Furness, Allen, Bruton (Fletcher 81), Moore, Chaplen (Linnett 78), Harding (Scott 73), Potter, Rowe. Subs not used: Bartrip, Maloney, Gane. Booked: Furness 52, Harding 70.

Referee: Phillip Eddie.

Attendance: 223.