Two-goal Kayleigh Hines left frustrated after draw

Friday 24 Apr 2015
Kayleigh Hines struck twice against Reading

Oxford United's two-goal hero Kayleigh Hines was delighted with her side's performance against Reading but was left frustrated after the 2-2 draw.

Hines twice put the U's ahead as the visitors produced their best display of the season but were pegged back by Lauren Bruton on both occasions as the Royals dropped points at home for the second time in a week.

Hines said: “I think a point was the least we deserved but it's a bit disappointing considering we've taken the lead twice but we obviously knew the quality of Reading.

“We knew that they were going to come out at us and it literally went down to the final whistle and we would have taken a draw before the game so we're happy with that.

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“It was important that the physical battles were won first and I can't fault any of the girls who played.

“I can't really recall my second goal to be honest but I just remember having half a yard and just realising that I needed to get a shot off.”

Oxford went ahead after seven minutes when a Katie Stanley corner came out to Holly Pickett, who lofted the ball over the crowd for Hines to nod in from right on the line.

Reading equalised after Bruton was obstructed in the area by Sahara Osborne-Ricketts with the same player calmly converting from the penalty spot.

But the visitors took the lead for a second time on 72 minutes when Hines controlled on the edge of the area before firing a superb shot into the bottom corner.

They were ahead for less than a minute this time, however, as Reading drew level in similar fashion thanks to a terrific effort from outside the box by Bruton.

Reading manager Kelly Chambers said: “We started a bit slow but we asked something of them at half-time and we dominated the second but we just didn't take out chances.

“I think everyone that's going to play against us is going to try and come out and beat us and, if you like, this was a bit of a game of the season for them especially with this being a local derby.

“Credit to them, they came out with a good game plan but the disappointing thing for me was defending set-pieces and we need to either cancel them out or make sure we deal with them.”

By FA Staff