Reading Women Under-21s picked up some silverware on Sunday, winning the Berks & Bucks Cup on penalties against MK Dons.

Hosted at Beaconsfield Town's Holloway's Park, the Buckinghamshire-based side took the lead through Tricia Gould with less than 30 minutes remaining.

However, as the final whistle approached Tia Johnson bundled home with less than five minutes remaining and took the game all the way to a nail-biting shoot-out.

Both sides missed their first spot kicks, but the Royals netted the next three while MK missed two and sealed the title for Reading.

Manager Liam Thorne said:  “I simply cannot fault the girls today, every single one of them stood up to the challenge and were really, really good.

“We spoke at the end before the penalties about the character they showed, going 1-0 down in the cup final, against a tier three senior side, and to show the mental strength to keep fighting and then score at the end – it’s a testament to all of them.

“We probably on reflection didn’t do the best when we were in possession, but the girls application when defending, working together, pressing at the right moments was faultless and kept us in the game."