Vital Football

Latest Reading FC News

Hunt scores in friendly win

Hunt scores in friendly win

After less than a weeks training under their belts, and played in blistering heat, this was always going to be a difficult afternoon for the Royals squad. Brian McDermott opted to field two different line ups in each half after taking a 24 man squad to Cherrywode Road.


In the first half we looked lively with Hal Robson Kanu impressing, having two decent efforts and hitting the bar. Shane Long also lead the line well and Jem Karacan put in a decent shift in the centre of midfield.


The second half though was a more experienced 11 with the likes of Gylfi Sigurdsson, Jimmy Kebe and new signing Marcus Williams getting some game time under their belts. The goal was scored by Noel Hunt on his return from injury after sub keeper Simon Locke punted a long ball down field that went over the Farnborough defence and goalkeeper. Hunt tapped in from a yard out with the ball already going in and claimed the first goal of pre season.


The Irishman was replaced after half an hour, simply as a precaution, and was replaced by Michail Antonio who got a short run out upfront.


The squad now travel to Slovenia to play three further games, before returning to plau Wycombe, Wolves and Southampton. Whilst the scoreline doesn't look particular good, its all about game time and getting match fitnedd ahead of the opening game of the season against Scunthorpe.



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Steve Guscott
Date:Saturday July 10 2010
Time: 6:28PM

Comments

0
decent afternoon, everyone got some good game time. Bloody hot though!!
South Bank
10/07/2010 18:30:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Reading Articles

Watson In Team Of The Round (26/9/16)

Reading are represented in the latest League Cup team of the round that has been selected after this week's action.

Football League Rule Out B Teams (23/9/16)

The Football League, or EFL for those who like pointless rebrands, have now compiled the initial responses from the 72 clubs under their umbrella...

Barnsley 1-2 Reading

Reading continued their unbeaten run with a great victory at Barnsley on Saturday.

The first was the best since this time last year with quick passing and some wonderful moves.

Reading

Brighton Vs Reading- EFL Cup

Reading travel to Brighton for the 3rd round of the EFL cup.

Brighton have won their last two whilst reading haven't lost in 6

Both sides are set to ring the changes

Archived Vital Reading Articles

Vital Reading articles from

Site Journalists

thurlow97
Editor email
Profile
Josh
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

What Striker do you want to see here?
Suggested By:
Dom Solanke10%
Lewis Grabban8%
Jamie Mackie10%
Carlton Cole 7%
Nahki Wells65%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Norwich 9 6 2 1 20 6
2 Huddersfield 9 6 1 2 19 4
3 Brighton 9 5 2 2 17 6
4 Reading 9 5 2 2 17 0
5 Newcastle 9 5 1 3 16 10
6 Birmingham 9 4 4 1 16 4
7 Barnsley 9 5 0 4 15 6
8 Wolves 9 4 3 2 15 3
9 Brentford 9 4 2 3 14 6
10 Bristol City 9 4 2 3 14 5
11 Sheff Wed 9 4 2 3 14 -1
12 Leeds Utd 9 4 1 4 13 -1
13 Fulham 9 3 4 2 13 -2
14 Ipswich 9 3 3 3 12 0
15 Forest 9 3 2 4 11 -2
16 Q.P.R. 9 3 2 4 11 -4
17 Aston Villa 9 1 6 2 9 0
18 Burton 9 2 3 4 9 -2
19 Preston 9 3 0 6 9 -4
20 Blackburn 9 2 2 5 8 -6
21 Cardiff 9 2 2 5 8 -7
22 Derby County 9 1 3 5 6 -6
23 Rotherham 9 1 3 5 6 -12
24 Wigan 9 1 2 6 5 -3
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Reading Results (view all)

Reading Fixtures (view all)

Sep 27 2016 7:45PM : Brentford (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 1 2016 3:00PM : Derby County (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 15 2016 3:00PM : Queens Park Rangers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 18 2016 8:00PM : Aston Villa (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 22 2016 3:00PM : Rotherham United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 25 2016 7:45PM : Arsenal (a)
Capital One Cup