Vital Football

Latest Reading FC News

Royals draw in second friendly

Royals draw in second friendly

Reading continued their pre-season schedule, with a well-fought draw with League One side Yeovil Town.

Similar to the Exeter victory on Tuesday, Nigel Adkins started a strong starting XI, but instead of playing them for just a half, had an hour run-out. For the final thirty minutes of the game, he changed the ten outfield players, with Adam Federici coming on at half-time.

We started the game at Huish Park well, playing some good, attacking football, forcing the keeper into some smart stops. Gary Johnson's side did have a late chance though, as Leich-Smith latched onto a long ball, but McCarthy did well to thwart the former Crewe striker.

Reading took the lead minutes into the second half though, as Edwards crossed well for Pog to head home. The change in team meant that the momentum swung in the way of Yeovil, who equalised with 12 minutes remaining, thanks to a header from an unnamed trialist.

A good run out for Adkins' men, who were again without the injured trio of Danny Guthrie, Jem Karacan and Garath McCleary, while Danny Williams wasn't risked after picking up a knock yesterday. The next friendly is next Saturday against Wycombe Wanderers at Adams Park.

Team for first 60 minutes: McCarthy, Gunter, Morrison, Pearce, Obita, Hector, Akpan, Edwards, Taylor, Blackman, Pogrebnyak

Team for last 30 minutes: Federici, Long, Cooper, Hyam, Cummings, Kuhl, Kelly, Tshibola, Stacey, Fosu, Robson-Kanu

Join The Vital Debate

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



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

Writer:Josh
Date:Saturday July 19 2014
Time: 9:06PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Reading Articles

Who Will Reading Face In 2016/17 (3/5/16)

With less than a handful of games remaining in the 2015/16 campaign, some promotions and relegations in the football pyramid are already known.

Reading outclassed by Preston

Reading's last home game of the season ended with defeat and made it 3 home defeats in a row.

Preston came to the Mad Stad and simply were the better side and should've won by more.

Br

Nicky Hammond to West Brom

Hammond leaves.

Stats: Reading v Preston

All the stats from Reading (1) vs (2) Preston, Madejski Stadium, 30th April Att:

Archived Vital Reading Articles

Vital Reading articles from

Site Journalists

thurlow97
Editor email
Profile
Josh
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

What Striker do you want to see here?
Suggested By:
Dom Solanke11%
Lewis Grabban9%
Jamie Mackie14%
Carlton Cole 9%
Nahki Wells57%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Burnley 45 25 15 5 90 34
2 Middlesbrough 45 26 10 9 88 32
3 Brighton 45 24 16 5 88 30
4 Hull City 45 23 11 11 80 30
5 Derby County 45 21 15 9 78 24
6 Sheff Wed 45 19 17 9 74 22
7 Cardiff 45 17 16 12 67 5
8 Ipswich 45 17 15 13 66 1
9 Birmingham 45 16 14 15 62 4
10 Brentford 45 18 8 19 62 1
11 Preston 45 15 16 14 61 0
12 Leeds Utd 45 14 16 15 58 -8
13 Q.P.R. 45 13 18 14 57 -1
14 Wolves 45 13 16 16 55 -6
15 Blackburn 45 12 16 17 52 -2
16 Reading 45 13 13 19 52 -5
17 Forest 45 12 16 17 52 -5
18 Bristol City 45 13 13 19 52 -16
19 Huddersfield 45 13 12 20 51 -7
20 Rotherham 45 13 10 22 49 -14
21 Fulham 45 11 15 19 48 -14
R Charlton 45 9 13 23 40 -37
R MK Dons 45 9 12 24 39 -29
R Bolton 45 5 15 25 30 -39
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Reading Results (view all)

Reading Fixtures (view all)

May 7 2016 12:30PM : Blackburn Rovers (a)
Sky Bet Championship