Bristol City beat Reading 3-2 to climb off the bottom of the Barclays FA Women’s Super League, at the expense of West Ham.
Emma Harries took advantage of a defensive error to net her first senior goal for the Royals in the 13th minute but the Robins were not long in levelling, Ebony Salmon sending Charlie Wellings away to slip the ball through the legs of out-rushing keeper Grace Moloney.
Danielle Carter bundled the ball over the line for Reading but from an offside position, as the first half ended all square at 1-1.
Jemma Purfield’s curler over the keeper had the Robins ahead before the hour mark, only for Fara Williams to set up a Rachel Rowe rocket for a 73rd-minute equaliser.
Six minutes later and the hosts restored their lead, Salmon meeting an Abi Harrison cross and stabbing home across Moloney.
Reading then had Rowe sent-off in added-time for her second yellow card.
The result meant that West Ham slipped to the foot of the table, one point behind Bristol from a game fewer.