UK time is: 06:32:11
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Reading 6 - 0 Arsenal

No, you haven`t just entered a bizarre parallel universe where the world class teams of the English League have been turned on their head. This happened, all be it a reserves score.

Reading Reserves named a strong side to face their Arsenal counterparts in the Barclays Premiership Reserve League game, the team included starters in the Premiership this season such as Shane Long, Stephen Hunt and Leroy Lita. Adam Federici made his debut in goal in light of Graham Stack`s loan departure to Leeds.

Meanwhile Arsenal fielded a very young side and suffered for it, the talented Brazilian youngster Denilson was involved as was Justin Hoyte`s brother Gavin and Armand Traore.

It took only half an hour for the Royals to go 3-0 up Shane Long bagging all three, with Leroy Lita having a hand in all three.

Apart from an early save from a Denilson shot, Federici was hardly troubled by Arsenal in the first half half.

Leroy Lita was wreaking havoc upon the inexperienced Arsenal defence and within three minutes of the second half starting the striker had set up James Henry for his first.

Henry went on to score twice more; his hat trick was sealed from the penalty spot after Jonathan Hayes was brought down by Arsenal skipper Matthew Connolly.

Federcici was forced into making his first real save late on after Marc Elston shot at the near post.

It was just what the doctor ordered for the first team squad players who have suffered from a bout of recent defeats in the league.

Leroy Lita and Shane Long were on top of their game and will both give Steve Coppell something to think about ahead of naming his starting eleven to face Liverpool on at Anfield on Saturday.




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:  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday November 1 2006

Time: 8:27AM

Your Comments

Always nice to see Club L'Arse get beat, no matter at what level!!
BaldyYid
nice to see anyway.. if only it was the first team.. one day perhaps ???
ernshaw
It matters not, an Arsenal loss is an Arsenal loss.
Cravens
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Reading Articles

Nottingham Forest (A) Match Preview (Friday August 22 2014)

Royals seal deal for midfielder (Thursday August 21 2014)

Ferdinand gets game time (Thursday August 21 2014)

Player Ratings - Huddersfield (H) (Thursday August 21 2014)

Poor defending costs Royals first defeat (Wednesday August 20 2014)

Stats: Reading v Huddersfield (Wednesday August 20 2014)

Adkins rues 'shocking' goals (Wednesday August 20 2014)

Reading 1 - 2 Huddersfield (Tuesday August 19 2014)

Key man watch: Nakhi Wells (Tuesday August 19 2014)

Archived Reading 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)

1. Y19-Royal 2

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Reading 1 - 2 Huddersfield
Reading 1 - 0 Ipswich
Wigan 2 - 2 Reading

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
9. Wolves 3 2 0 1 1 6
10. Sheff Wed 3 1 2 0 1 5
11. Ipswich 3 1 1 1 0 4
12. Reading 3 1 1 1 0 4
13. Brentford 3 1 1 1 0 4
14. Derby County 3 1 1 1 0 4
15. Blackburn 3 1 1 1 -1 4

Breaking League News

What The Bosses Say - Latics v Blackpool
Wigan : 22/08/2014 23:20:00
Cardiff next test for Wolves
Wolves : 22/08/2014 22:52:00
LUFC Leeds closing in on signing number twelve?
Leeds Utd : 22/08/2014 20:49:00
LUFC International clearance for new signing
Leeds Utd : 22/08/2014 20:28:00
Highlights: Blues U21 1-1 QPR U21
Birmingham : 22/08/2014 20:22:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

What area do we need to strengthen most?
Suggested By:  Josh
Goalkeeper 11%
Defence 16%
Midfield 10%
Attack 63%