READING Women drew 1-1 with Everton at the Madejski Stadium on Sunday, their seventh draw in 15 Women's Super League games.

In an entertaining game between two mid-table sides, Rachel Rowe's put Royals ahead in the first half with substitute Nicoline Sorensen equalising in the 77th minute.

"A draw was a fair result," said Reading manager Kelly Chambers.

She saw her side create the first good chance of the game, with Amalie Eikeland forcing a good save from keeper Tinja Riikka Korpela.

Eikeland volleyed against the post from Rowe's left-wing free-kick before Natasha Harding saw her follow-up headed off the line.

Reading deservedly opened the scoring in the 34th minute when Rowe fired in at the far post from Emma Mitchell's left-wing cross.

It took until first-half stoppage-time for Everton to test Grace Moloney, but Izzy Christiansen's effort from 30 yards was straight at the home goalkeeper.

Everton started the second period with much more energy, but struggled to create many clear-cut chances before grabbing a deserved equaliser with 13 minutes to play when the unmarked Sorensen head in at the far post from fellow substitute Hayley Raso's cross.

Chambers commented: "I felt we were fully in control in the first half and probably should have been further ahead at half-time. Everton turned it into a difficult game in the second half, as they went more direct and played longer balls which forced us more onto the back foot.

"I thought the girls defended really well and it's a shame we couldn't prevent that one goal and hold on for the win."

Had they won, Royals would have gone above Everton into fifth place in the table, but a point leaves them sixth.

There is now an international break with Reading not scheduled to return to league action until March 7 when they visit bottom-of-the-table Bristol City at Twerton Park.