UK time is: 06:45:59
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

McDermott pleased to avoid banana skin

Reading manager Brian McDermott has admitted he was pleased with his side's response to going behind early against Crawley and coming back to win the game.

The Royals were behind in an incredible 14 seconds into the game, as Nicky Adams struck the Red Devils ahead with a fine strike. Adam Le Fondre replied with an equaliser twelve minutes later, before Noel Hunt struck just before half time. Alfie's penalty just four minutes into the second period, secured Reading's name in the hat for the next round.

Speaking to the Official Reading FC website, McDermott said: 'It was important for our fans that we did that. And I must say, our fans were absolutely terrific today, they kept the boys going. They were Absolutely fantastic. We knew this was going to be difficult today and after 14 seconds we were 1-0 down. It was a great strike to be fair.'

'It's very easy to panic when you go 1-0 down so early, but we got ourselves back into the game really well, with goals from Alfie and Noel. It wasn't easy. Some of the football Crawley played was really good and the pitch wasn't easy to play on - you have to play a certain way on a pitch like that.'


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:Sunday January 6 2013

Time: 4:00PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Articles

Stats: Wigan v Reading (Saturday April 19 2014)

Key man watch: Shaun Maloney (Friday April 18 2014)

The Opposition View - Wigan (Thursday April 17 2014)

Team news: Wigan vs Reading (Thursday April 17 2014)

Midfielder frustrated with red return (Wednesday April 16 2014)

Player Ratings - Leicester (H) (Wednesday April 16 2014)

Stats: Reading v Leicester (Tuesday April 15 2014)

Adkins satisfied with crucial point (Tuesday April 15 2014)

Archived Articles

List All Vital Reading Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
4. Q.P.R. 43 21 10 12 14 73
5. Wigan 42 20 10 12 17 70
6. Brighton 43 17 14 12 12 65
7. Reading 43 17 13 13 10 64
8. Ipswich 43 17 13 13 6 64
9. Forest 43 15 17 11 5 62
10. Bournemouth 43 17 11 15 -1 62

Breaking League News

Edwards - We Need Semi Final Atmopshere
Yeovil : 19/04/2014 23:15:00
Johnson Delighted With Continued Fight
Yeovil : 19/04/2014 23:03:00
Pearson - Hails Discipline
Leicester City : 19/04/2014 22:38:00
Holloway Proud After Middlesbrough Display
Millwall : 19/04/2014 22:22:00
We need to change - Karanka
Middlesbrough : 19/04/2014 22:12:00
McCarthy - Missed Opportunities
Ipswich : 19/04/2014 22:11:00
Boro run ends
Middlesbrough : 19/04/2014 22:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Prediction for the Leicester game?
Suggested By:  Josh
Win 17%
Draw 30%
Loss 53%