Writer: Chris Kitley
Date:Wednesday July 30 2008
Noel Hunt got off the mark with a brace as the Royals ended their tour of Sweden with a three successive victories.
The £600,000 signing from Dundee United came on at half-time and netted twice to preserve Reading`s 100% pre-season record as they beat Swedish top-flight side Halmstads 3-1.
It`s seven wins in seven games for the Royals now as they go into their final pre-season game at home to Aston Villa on Saturday.
Although they are only friendlies, Reading boss Steve Coppell was pleased to continue the winning streak.
He said: "Winning can`t harm us. Halmstads are a decent outfit in the top division and again we forced the pace of the game.
"We maintained the speed of the game against a side who are in the middle of their season. They are a very able side.
"I am happy with the tone of the tour. There has been a good atmosphere and it is coming together quite nicely. We look okay and now have a difficult game to look forward to on Saturday."
It took the Royals 73 minutes to edge in front against the Swedes, when Kevin Doyle was gifted a goal following some comical goalkeeping from Magnus Bahne in the Halmstads goal.
Reading made it 2-0 a minute later when Noel Hunt bagged his first goal for his new club as he prodded in from close range.
Halmstads pulled one back through Alexander Prent with 11 minutes to go, but Hunt rounded of the scoring with just three minutes left as his header went in off the crossbar.
Join Vital Reading
To visit the Vital Reading message board, click here.
This website is your website and we are looking for people to help run the site. Do you go to most of the games and have an opinion? Why not write a match report? Perhaps you are a budding journalist or even just someone who is very opinionated? Well why not join our team? If this interests you please contact Vital Reading.
Date:Wednesday July 30 2008
HRK injured in Stevenage friendly (Wednesday July 30 2014)
Consortium release update on takeover (Tuesday July 29 2014)
The Championship 2014/15 - Charlton (Tuesday July 29 2014)
The Championship 2014/15 - Cardiff (Tuesday July 29 2014)
The Championship 2014/15 - Brighton (Monday July 28 2014)
The Championship 2014/15 - Brentford (Sunday July 27 2014)
Player Ratings - Wycombe (A) (Sunday July 27 2014)
Gaffer very pleased with Wycombe trip (Sunday July 27 2014)
Royals impress in third friendly (Sunday July 27 2014)
Former skipper finds new club (Saturday July 26 2014)
|21. Sheff Wed||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Vital Derby On Twitter
» Derby County : 30/07/2014 12:00:00
|Adams Is Desperate To Keep His Star Men
» Norwich : 30/07/2014 11:00:00
|Their Name Is On Our Back - New Sponsors
» Wigan : 30/07/2014 10:23:00
|HRK injured in Stevenage friendly
» Reading : 30/07/2014 10:00:00
|RUFC - Millers Not To Persue Greening
» Rotherham : 30/07/2014 09:38:00