Buckingham 0 Reading 2
By Dave Wright
Reading go into the final weekend of the Investec Women's League fixtures with a chance of making next month's play-offs.
Fifth-placed Blues must beat seventh-in-the-table Leicester at Sonning Lane on Saturday (2pm), while hoping the fourth club, Holcombe, lose at league winners Surbiton.
A draw will be no good for them, as they are a point behind the Kent side with an inferior goal difference.
If both Reading and Holcombe lose, then University of Birmingham can move up two places by beating Buckingham at home.
The race for the last play-off place was reduced to three teams last Saturday when Leicester slumped to a shock defeat at the hands of already-relegated Beeston.
Blues made sure of maintaining their interest with a 2-0 win at Buckingham.
Both their goals came from penalty corners in the first half.
Leah Wilkinson set up an early opener for Georgie Blackwood and Kate Richardson-Walsh netted the second with a trademark flick over the home goalkeeper.
Blues had chances to increase their lead, but the game became a little scrappy in the second half.
With Kate having another outstanding game, the Reading defence always stood firm.
They have conceded only one goal in their last five games and will be hoping for another clean sheet against Leicester.