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Run Of League Defeats Ends But Royals Still Bottom

07 November 2023
By Hob Nob Anyone?

Sam Smith scored a well-deserved first goal of the season with an excellent strike just before half time. Reading, as so often this season, were unable to hold on to their advantage for very long. Rovers levelled the scores twelve minutes into the second half. Both sides were given a helping hand in salvaging a point by a referee who turned down strong and justified claims for a penalty at either end in stoppage time. Although in a game littered with careless errors, neither could claim they deserved better. READ MORE: Reading 1 Bristol Rovers 1 - Report and Fan Opinion...

Reading To Face Eastleigh In Round Two

05 November 2023
By Hob Nob Anyone?

Reading have been drawn away to Eastleigh in the second round of the FA Cup. Despite a second half red card, National League Eastleigh thrashed league rivals Boreham Wood 5-1 this weekend to progress to round two. The tier five club are currently midtable but will certainly fancy their chances when they take on Reading at home on the weekend of the 2nd December. Meanwhile Reading, sitting bottom of the League One table, have actually had good cup form this season with big wins in the EFL Trophy and now an FA Cup victory after Saturday's 3-2 home win over Milton Keynes at the Select Car Leasing Stadium. Reading will expect to get a ticket allocation of approximately 600 for the tie, which is certain to instantly sell out to season ticket holders.

FA Cup Victory

04 November 2023
By Hob Nob Anyone?

Reading made an excellent start to this FA cup tie. A superbly weighted Wing pass sliced open the MK Dons defence in the third minute and Ehibhatiomhan's well-timed run put him in possession. The young striker still had a lot to do but his first touch took him inside the last defender before beating 'keeper Kelly at the near post with a crisp finish. In spite of taking an early lead through well taken goal, Reading failed to take control of the game largely due to the impact of Ruben Selles' policy of using cup competitions to rest key players and give his talented youngsters the opportunity to gain first team experience.
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Reading Bottom After Dropping Two Goal Lead

28 October 2023
By Hob Nob Anyone?

Reading stunned the huge contingent of travelling Pompey fans into silence racing into a two goal lead midway through the first half with excellent strikes from Wing and Savage. A two goal lead usually provides a platform to control the game, but at no stage did Reading look in control. Startled by their unexpected success the Royals sat back and defended poorly. Portsmouth, unbeaten this season, were always going to take advantage of that situation. Gaping holes at the back and an absence of pressure on the ball resulted in an inevitable Pompey goal. Anjorin reduced the lead after thirty three minutes drifting unchallenged into the box to beat Button from ten yards.
READ MORE: Reading 2 Portsmouth 3 - Match Report and Fan Opinion