READING FC Women enjoyed a perfect start to the new FA Women’s Super League season with an impressive 4-0 victory over Yeovil Town at Adams Park.

The win maintained Royals’ 100% record this season following victories against Manchester United Ladies and Durham Ladies in the FA Continental Tyres Cup.

Kelly Chambers’ side were superior against Yeovil throughout their first league fixture of the campaign on Sunday.

Two goals in the first 11 minutes from Gemma Davison and Fara Williams put the hosts well in command before a Lauren Bruton penalty and Remi Allen strike in the second half rounded off an excellent performance.

Player of the match Davison: “Everyone woke up really happy and excited and I think that showed with the way we played.

“The most important thing for me is that we got three points, the team comes first.

“Obviously I’m happy to get a goal and the first goal of the game as well.

“We could have put another four past them. There were some great goals across the board, Fara’s goal was probably the best goal of the game.”

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Reading pile the pressure on Yeovil Town Ladies.

Royals took just five minutes to open their account when Brooke Chaplen’s through ball found Davison, whose composed lob nestled in the far corner of the net.

The hosts doubled their lead six minutes later when Yeovil surrendered possession in midfield and Bruton’s cross found Davison again.

Davison was tackled, but the ball fell to Williams, who finished calmly to make it 2-0.

Yeovil struggled to create much of note, while Reading were denied a third early in the second half when Chaplen had a goal ruled out for offside before an effort from Davison whistled past the post.

But Yeovil’s resistance was broken again when Davison collected a Lauren Bruton pass and was hacked down by Amy Goddard as she entered the visitors’ area.

Referee Helen Conley pointed to the spot and Bruton made no mistake by firing the penalty past Megan Walsh to make it 3-0 with 59 minutes gone.

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Reading players celebrate against Yeovil Town Ladies.

Less than two minutes later Royals notched their fourth of the day, Bruton turning provider by whipping over a cross which Allen expertly headed past Walsh.

Reading’s extra fitness showed in the final stages as Yeovil struggled to keep pace with the in-form hosts.

They created several more chances with Davison’s powerful shot crashing against the cross bar and Chaplen shooting narrowly wide on three separate occasions.

But Chambers’ side had already done enough to win the match and get their league campaign off to an excellent start.

Davison added: ”We want to show we can perform in every single game, be it in the cup or the league. That’s a sign of a really promising team.

“It doesn’t really matter what game you’re playing in, we know that you’ve just got to go out and perform.

“We’re happy that we’re creating chances ¬– that’s the hardest thing to do.

“We know that from playing strong teams in the past it’s good to have a variety of goalscorers. It just shows threats can come from anywhere.”

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Lauren Bruton tucks a penalty away for Reading in the 4-0 victory against Yeovil Town Ladies.

Yeovil captain Walsh said: “It was a tough result. We know that Reading are a really good side and their attacking threat really showed that.

“Towards the end of the first half we were just getting into it and it was a shame that half time came when it did. We felt like we were building in the game.”

Reading have a busy week ahead as they travel to Everton Ladies in the Continental Tyres Cup this Sunday (2pm) then face a trip to West Ham United Women in the league next Wednesday (7.45pm).

Reading: Moloney, Pecheco, Williams (Woodham 58), Pearce, Allen (Estcourt 69), Davison, Bruton, Harding, Chaplen, Potter, Howard (Furness 45). Subs not used: Jane, Laws, Skeels.

Yeovil: Walsh, Alexander, Syme, Cousins, Short, Ferguson, Horwood, Heatherson (Burridge 84), Gaylor (Donovan 64), Mason (Evans 45), Goddard. Subs not used: Howard, Buxton, Piggott, Fischer. Booked: Evans 78.

Ref: Helen Conley. Att: 464.