Vital Football

Latest Reading FC News

Manset scores as reserves win 3-0

Manset scores as reserves win 3-0

A very experienced Reading XI line up beat a youthful Southampton side 3-0 at Hogwood yesterday afternoon, with Mathieu Manset getting on the score sheet.

The team sheet was packed out with current and past internationals such as Ian Harte and Brynjar Gunnarsson. The game also a saw a return to action for loanee Bongani Khumalo who has recovered from injury.

It did not take the Royals long to score the first goal as a fantastic run from playmaker Lawson D'Ath led to striker Noel Hunt tapping in to top-off a good move.

The youthful Southampton side did themselves proud in the second half by holding off the Royals until the final minutes when Manset rounded off the scoring.

Alex McCarthy was rarely tested in the Reading goal, partly down to the strong and experienced defence in-front of him. Eamonn Dolan will be very impressed with his side's performance.

Reading then doubled their lead later on in the half. Good work in the midfield allowed Hunt to get down the wing and hit cross-shot ball which was parried by the Saints keeper and tapped in by Jordan Obita.

Reading: McCarthy, Griffin, Morrison, Khumalo, Harte, Obita, D'Ath, Gunnarsson, Tabb, Manset, Hunt

Join The Vital Debate



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

Writer:Josh
Date:Wednesday October 26 2011
Time: 5:25PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Reading Articles

Mannone Deal Confirmed

Reading confirmed the arrival of Sunderland goalkeeper Mannone on Wednesday. The former Arsenal shot-stopper was secured as the Royals reacted to the loss of Al-Habsi to Al-Hilal.

Keeper on verge of signing, while striker departs

With the season underway in less than three weeks time, the transfers are starting to hot up, with one set to be incoming and one outgoing.

Swift Back In Training

Due to his involvement with England at the U21 Euros Swift was afforded extra time off at the start of pre-season. The ex-Chelsea midfielder is now back and at it in Holland.

Stam - Bodvarsson Ideal For Reading

Having completed the signing of Jon Dadi Bodvarsson from Wolves a few days ago, now linking up with Reading in Holland, the Icelandic forward has been praised by Royals boss Jaap Stam.

Archived Vital Reading Articles

Vital Reading articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Reading
Write For Vital Reading
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

PO - Huddersfield MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Al Habsi7%
Ilori4%
Moore1%
van den Berg0%
Gunter1%
Evans1%
Williams73%
Blackett1%
Swift1%
Kermorgant4%
Grabban1%
Sub - Obita1%
Sub - McCleary0%
Sub - Kelly5%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Reading Results (view all)

Write for Vital Football