Holcombe 0 Reading 0
KATE Richardson-Walsh was taken to hospital after being injured in the opening minute of the goalless draw at Holcombe.
She received a blow in her face from the ball which split the inside
of her mouth and was taken to the local A&E department for treatment.
Following Saturday evening game, Kate tweeted: "I was really looking forward to playing a night game!"
But the England and Great Britain captain was back in action on
Sunday, playing for GB against Chile in a training game at Bisham
During the game Blues skipper Emma Thomas suffered a recurrence of her calf injury, restricting her time on the pitch.
It was a match that Reading badly needed to win to boost their hopes of reaching the Investec Women's League play-offs.
They remain sixth in the table, four points behind fourth-placed
Holcombe with two games remaining.
It means Reading must win at relegation-threatened Buckingham and then their final home fixture against another of their play-off rivals, Leicester, while also hoping other results go their way.
"It was disappointing not to have won the game," said Blues coach
Merijn van Willigen. "We defended really well and we dominated much of the game in terms of possession, but we can't buy a goal these days."
Georgie Blackwood went closest to breaking the deadlock, while Blues also had a couple of efforts cleared off the line.
Richardson-Walsh said later that she was "gutted we couldn't sneak the win" and felt her team-mates can be proud of their performance.