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Royals edge past final opponents

Reading snuck to a 2-1 victory in their final game of the Swedish tour against Swedish top flight outfit Orgryte IS despite Cameroon triallist Andre Bikey receiving his marching orders.

Bobby Convey and Seol Ki-Hyeon were Reading's scorers in a high tempo game and their was more good news for the Royals as James Harper came through his first 45 minutes this pre-season while Captain Graeme Murty also appeared for an hour after a short lay off.

Shane Long managed to get 30 minutes under his belt in the wake of the ankle injury he picked up against Lanna GoiF.

Andre Bikey received a red card for an off the ball incident towards the end of the first half in his last appearance for the Royals as a triallist. His future may now be in doubt although he has given a good account of himself in the other two games he has appeared in.

Reading: Hahnemann,Murty(c)(65),Shorey, Sonko(Halls 60),Bikey(Harper ht),Sidwell,Oster(Seol 67)Convey,Doyle(Hunt 62),Lita(Long 67).

Booked: Sidwell, Bikey

Sent off: Bikey(but replaced by Harper)

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Date:Tuesday August 8 2006

Time: 9:52PM

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as a liverpool fan i say good luck to the new boys, but i think reading and watford are going down.
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08/08/2006 22:02:00

I think reading will do brilliant in the premiership because they have consistancy. It will be even better when they sign some more players and their squad is even stronger!!
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09/08/2006 14:35:00

hello all at reading vital football, i am from the arsenal site, i have been relly impressed with the way that reading have played over the past few seasons, and i just wanted to say all the best for the up coming season, you deserve to be in the primership and i hope you stay up, good luck lads
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10/08/2006 22:11:00

Congratulations on your excellent season, some sterner opposition in pre-season would have been better preparation, this is now the premiership and there are no easy teams, so good luck for the coming season.
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11/08/2006 05:47:00

And a good start to the season too!
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21/08/2006 03:31:00


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