Reading - Reading beaten by Turkish side
UK time is: 20:08:14
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Reading beaten by Turkish side

Reading were beaten by Turkish top division side Karabükspor 3-1 this afternoon after Turkish striker Sinan Kaloglu scored a first-half hat trick.

Royals boss Brian McDermott again opted to go for two different teams each half, with neither team including Andy Griffin, Marcus Williams, Simon Church, Noel Hunt and Mathieu Manset, who were all nursing small knocks picked up in training.

It didn`t start well for the Royals with Karabükspor taking an early lead through the Turkish striker 2 minutes in, despite Reading wanting a foul in the build-up.

However, Reading responded to this by equalising soon later thanks to stand-in captain Brynjar Gunnarsson after stabbing in from a Brian Howard corner.

Karabükspor almost went straight back infront but a good save from Adam Federici kept out the danger man Kaloglu.

The Turkish side did regained the lead soon later though, again through their striker Sinan Kaloglu after a header at the back post.

Young midfielder Jordan Obita came close to levelling the scores once again but his swerving effort was saved by the Karabükspor keeper.

The Royals continued to put on pressure but it was the Turkish top division side who got themselves a two-goal cushion again through Kaloglu, after converting from close range just before half time.

There was some improvement from the Royals in the second half with a team that included our two key wingers, Jimmy Kebe and club-captain Jobi McAnuff.

Welsh international Hal Robson-Kanu came close to reducing the Turks advantage but his shot went just wide after a ball from Mikele Leigertwood. HRK then went down in the box with the linesman flagging, only for the referee to ignore the signal.

Jobi McAnuff then should have made it 3-2 after he was clean through thanks to a Robson-Kanu flick. Obita again came close but only for the keeper to save his team again.

It finished 3-1 to the Turkish side whose experience shone through in the end, despite the Royals having the better of the second half. It now brings our 10-day tour of Slovenia to an end and we will now play Northampton Town in a friendly on Saturday.





First half team: Federici; Cummings, Tabb, Gunnarsson (c), Harte; Karacan, Howard, Antonio, Obita; Bignall, Long

Second half team: Federici; Taylor, Tabb, Morrison, Pearce; Leigertwood, McAnuff (c), Kebe, Obita; Bignall, Robson-Kanu



Join The Vital Debate




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

The Journalist

Writer: Josh  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday July 19 2011

Time: 7:38PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Reading Articles

The transfer window closes (Wednesday September 2 2015)

Brentford 1-3 Reading (Sunday August 30 2015)

Brentford Vs Reading (Saturday August 29 2015)

Big Russian joins Dynamo Moscow (Thursday August 27 2015)

Portsmouth Vs Reading (Tuesday August 25 2015)

Reading 0-0 MK Dons (Sunday August 23 2015)

Reading Vs MK Dons (Friday August 21 2015)

Archived Reading Articles

List All Vital Reading Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
10. Leeds Utd 5 1 4 0 1 7
11. MK Dons 5 2 1 2 1 7
12. Wolves 5 2 1 2 -1 7
13. Reading 5 1 3 1 1 6
14. Fulham 5 1 2 2 0 5
15. Sheff Wed 5 1 2 2 -1 5
16. Forest 5 1 2 2 -1 5

Reading Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

LUFC Bamba named Player of the Month
» Leeds Utd : 03/09/2015 19:00:00
Audio - The Wednesday Week Podcast - Season 15/16 Show Four
» Sheff Wed : 03/09/2015 17:52:01
RUFC - Evans 'Let The Knockers Continue'
» Rotherham : 03/09/2015 17:12:01
RUFC - Frecks Handed Armband
» Rotherham : 03/09/2015 16:52:00
Ipswich Town's International Pedigree
» Ipswich : 03/09/2015 16:03:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

What Striker do you want to see here?
Suggested By:  
Dom Solanke 6%
Lewis Grabban 9%
Jamie Mackie 16%
Carlton Cole 9%
Nahki Wells 60%