Rachel Rowe scored her third goal of the season as Reading Women drew 1-1 with Everton in the Women’s Super League on Sunday.

The Welsh midfielder volleyed home on the 35th minute before Nicoline Sorensen headed the Toffees level in the second half at Madejski Stadium.

Kelly Chambers’ side recorded their sixth 1-1 draw of this season’s WSL campaign, including twice against Everton.

Amalie Eikeland had an early chance to open the scoring when she went 1-on-1 with Tinja-Riikka Korpela in the Everton goal but the ‘keeper denied the Norwegian striker.

Royals stopper, Grace Moloney remained untroubled before Eikeland again shot straight at Korpela.

There was an exciting midfield battle between the sides with Rowe and Fishlock challenging Jill Scott and Abbey-Leigh Stringer with the latter picking up an early booking for a rash challenge on Rowe.

Eikeland continued to look lively heading a Rowe free kick on to the post before the rebound was deflected over.

Everton looked to up the pressure through Valerie Gauvin and Izzy Christiansen but it was the hosts who opened the deadlock.

A defensive error from Rikke Sevecke was pounced on by Lily Woodham before her cross found Danielle Carter. The striker’s header deflected off the defender before Carter diverted the ball into an unmarked Rowe to volley home her second goal in as many games.

Emma Mitchell fired an effort over before Reading ended the half in front after soft appeals for a penalty against Molly Bartrip were turned away.

As the rain fell for the second half, Everton reverted to a possession-based approach with the Royals showing a rear-guard display.

A host of substitutions and injury stoppages halted any flow of the half before substitute Sorensen levelled proceedings.

Ingrid Moe Wold was given too much space on the right flank as she crossed in for an unmarked Sorensen to head home past a stationary Moloney.

The tie faded out with both Hayley Raso and Rowe seeing efforts wasted before Bartrip picked up a card for dissent in the final minutes.

Deanna Cooper had a chance to win it for the Royals in stoppage time when she connected to a free kick diverting the ball wide before the final whistle sounded.

Reading remain sixth, a place below Everton as they depart for an international break before an away trip to Bristol City on the 7th March.

Reading: Moloney, Mitchell, Bartrip, Cooper, Woodham (Leine 71), James, Rowe, Fishlock, Carter (Bruton 80), Eikeland, Harding ©.

Bench (Unused): Nayler, Roberts, Childerhouse, Flores.

Goal: Rowe 35.