READING Women FC keeper Rachael Laws is doing her bit for Woodley United's Hellenic League team on and off the field.

She is assisting recently-appointed manager Jamie Williams, and since their partnership came together the team have won three games and drawn the other.

And she has brought in a few extra supporters as her female 'fan club' – including a German and a Scot – sat behind my press seat at Rivermoor Stadium last Monday when Woodley shared two goals with Abingdon United.

Laws was also involved in Reading's Women's Super League match against Chelsea last Sunday, taking over after Grace Moloney had been sent off in the first half.

That match, which Royals lost 3-1, attracted more media attention than Reading men's FA Cup tie with Blackpool last Saturday.

It was shown live on the BBC red button, while the written press were out in force to see Australian star Sam Kerr make her Chelsea debut.

GOALKEEPER Sonny Wheeler, who receives coaching from Reading FC, has been busy in the past week. He played for Flackwell Heath in their 1-1 Hellenic League draw at Reading City last Saturday, and then on Tuesday kept for Bracknell Town when they defeated Lewes 2-1 in the Isthmian League's Velocity Trophy.

BRACKNELL Town, managed by Tilehurst-based Bobby Wilkinson, have furthered their links with Reading FC by offering free admission at their home Isthmian League games to the Championship club's season-ticket holders on the condition they show their ticket at the turnstiles.

The same offer is already operated by Reading City for their Hellenic League fixtures

SONNING racehorse owner Max McNeill has started the New Year in tremendous form.

The Warren Greatex-trained Portrush Ted won a handicap hurdle race up at Ayr and, on the same card, Champagnesuperover – which he co-owns – was a runaway winner of the National Hunt flat race.

Another success for McNeill last week came in Ireland with EscariaTen, trained by Gordon Elliott, taking the Mansion Bet Faller Insurance Maiden Hurdle at Cork.

All three winners were ridden by Adrian Heskin.