Arsenal Ladies’ development team lost 3-1 at Reading on Sunday.
Rianna Dean continued her fine goalscoring form with her third strike in two games, but Rebekah Haines scored either side of Helen Ward’s finish to secure the win.
Reading are now level on points with second-placed Arsenal but the Gunners still have a game in hand over the Royals in the FA WSL Development League Southern Division.
Arsenal: Augustus, Clarke, Cowley, Dean, Fatuga (Boggi, 60), Harbour-Brown, Hassall, Keily, Mills (Oliver, 46), Ritchie-Williams, Steele
Unused subs: Chloe Morgan
Scorers: Dean (25)
Reading: Estcourt (Graham, 65), Giddings, Haines, McGee, Newborough, Roche, Ryan (Mackenzie), Sansom, Walkley, Ward, Wilson (Hayes, 75)
Unused subs: Jumratie, Skinner
Scorers: Haines (26, 60), Ward (45)
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