Victory for Reading would see them become the first team to complete a league double over Watford this season, after edging them out with a 1-0 win back in October. How to watch Friday evening's meeting with the Hornets has been selected for live coverage by Sky Sports, which means on this occasion supporters will not be able to watch via iFollow. If you’re not a Sky subscriber, you can get a Day Pass on NOW TV for 24 hours’ worth of access to all 11 Sky Sports channels.
Reading FC Women will have no fewer than nine first-team players representing their countries as the international break rolls around again. Wales are once again heavily represented, as this season’s regular quintet of skipper Natasha Harding, Rachel Rowe, Angharad James, Lily Woodham and recently departed loanee Jess Fishlock, is made back up to a quintet as Bethan Roberts receives her first call-up for international duty.
It was a fiercely contested matchup at Oakwell between two teams vying for the chance of promotion, and despite a well-worked Ovie Ejaria opener, we were pegged back by Barnsley who netted a second-half penalty to force us to settle for a point on Friday night. Andy Rinomhota's pinpoint ball over the top set Ejaria on his way to a slick finish after 35 minutes, but the hosts equalised just after the hour mark through Alex Mowatt, who converted from 12 yards.
|Promotion (League Winners): Norwich City|
|Promotion (League Position): Watford|
|Promotion (Play Off): Brentford, Swansea City, Barnsley, Bournemouth|
|Relegation (League Position): Rotherham United, Sheffield Wednesday, Wycombe Wanderers|