Friday 23 November 2018, 7:00pm at Woking FC, Surrey
Reading
Reading
3
Clement 21'; McIntyre 52'; Harriott 70'
Fulham FC
Fulham
0

21' Goal

Pelle Clement

52' Goal

Tom McIntyre
Assist by Callum Harriott

70' Goal

Callum Harriott
Assist by Tyler Frost

61' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Ethan Coleman
Off:Jordan Holsgrove

66' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Tyler Frost
Off:Adrian Popa

71' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Jack Nolan
Off:Pelle Clement

43' Yellow Card

Moritz Jenz Card was given for a foul

46' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Fabio Carvalho
Off:Nicolas Santos-Clase

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Fulham Under-23s were well beaten in Woking as Reading stretched their unbeaten run to 14 games and inflicted our first goals conceded in three games.

Reading Sink Unbeaten Run

Friday 23 November 2018 20:50

Goals at regular intervals saw Reading Under-23s come away with three goals and three points at Woking FC on Friday night.

Pelle Clement, Tom McIntyre and Callum Harriott saw the Royals over the line and stretch their unbeaten run to 14 games.

Cameron Thompson looked sharp early on as he nearly seized upon a short back pass – however, Akinwale Odimayo got back in the nick of time to prevent a goal.

Adrian Popa forced Luca Ashby-Hammond into his first stop of the game just after the Young Whites had put together the best move of the match. A 25-yard shot was beaten away by the stopper.

The game was unusually open for the opening stages as both teams found pockets of space. Callum Harriott picked the ball up in a dangerous area but Jaydn Mundle-Smith made up the ground. Cody Drameh was finding space down the right as his couple of crosses evaded those in the box.

The hosts did take the lead when Pelle Clement won the ball high up the pitch and was able to fire into the corner. Thompson embarked on a solo mission to level the score as he carried the ball from the halfway line, only to shoot straight at Liam Driscoll.

An open, yet uneventful game the encounter lacked any cutting edge, with a few loose passes. Mundle-Smith’s lovely cross was scrambled clear which marked the end of an uneventful first half.

Reading doubled their advantage seven minutes into the second half. A string of corners were temporarily dealt with until Tom McIntyre glanced a header into the far corner.

Tyrese Francois won the ball in a 50/50 situation and allowed Harris to come away with it. The midfielder pulled a cross back for Harvey Elliott who saw his shot deflected over for a corner.

The hosts killed the game on the break as Mundle-Smith was denied a free kick. Harriott’s initial shot from six-yards was saved by Ashby-Hammond but he gobbled up the rebound.

The Young Whites nearly hit back when Jayden Harris won the ball to play in sub Fabio Carvalho – his effort was smothered by Driscoll.

As the game drew on, Reading grew more compact and offered little way through the back line. Thompson flicked an effort into the side netting which was as good as it got.

The result inflicts our first defeat in three games in all PL competitions.

Match Information

Competition: PL2, Division 2

Date: Friday 23 November 2018
Kick-off: 7:00pm

Venue: Woking FC, Surrey

Reading

Line-up: Driscoll; Balogun, Odimayo, McIntyre, Medford-Smith; Popa (Frost 66'), East, Holsgrove (Coleman 61'); Clement (Nolan 71'), House, Harriott

Unused substitutes: Burley, Roberts

Fulham

Line-up: Ashby-Hammond; Drameh, Davies, Jenz, Mundle-Smith; Francois, Harris; Elliott, O'Riley, Santos-Clase (Carvalho 46'); Thompson

Unused substitutes: Stahl, Atkinson, Kelly, Davis

Reading (4-3-3)
  • 1Liam Driscoll
  • 2Jamal Balogun
  • 5Akinwale Odimayo
  • 6Tom McIntyre
  • 3Ramarni Medford-Smith
  • 7Adrian Popa
  • 4Ryan East
  • 8Jordan Holsgrove
  • 10Pelle Clement
  • 9Ben House
  • 11Callum Harriott
Substitutes
  • 12Andre Burley
  • 13Myles Roberts
  • 14Ethan Coleman
  • 15Tyler Frost
  • 16Jack Nolan
Fulham (4-2-3-1)
  • 1Luca Ashby-Hammond
  • 2Cody Drameh
  • 5Aron Davies
  • 6Moritz Jenz
  • 3Jaydn Mundle-Smith
  • 10Tyrese Francois
  • 4Jayden Harris
  • 7Harvey Elliott
  • 8Matt O'Riley
  • 11Nicolas Santos-Clase
  • 9Cameron Thompson
Substitutes
  • 12Toni Stahl
  • 14Rob Atkinson
  • 15Chris Kelly
  • 16Ben Davis
  • 17Fabio Carvalho