U23s en­joy cup tie suc­cess

The Wokingham Paper - - SPORT -

READ­ING made a win­ning re­turn to the Berks and Bucks Se­nior Cup with a 2-0 vic­tory at Brack­nell Town.

The Roy­als sent their Un­der-23s to Larges Lane on Tues­day night with over 1,000 fans in at­ten­dance to see them emerge vic­to­ri­ous with goals from Shamar Moore and Ben House.

It is the first time Read­ing have en­tered this com­pe­ti­tion since 2002 and they were made to work for their vic­tory against an in-form Brack­nell side.

Moore broke the dead­lock in the first half but the hosts came ag­o­nis­ingly close when Joel Ja­cobs struck the cross­bar while Joe Gater, Adam Cor­nell and Kens­ley Maloney were all guilty of misses.

But the Roy­als soaked up the pres­sure and grabbed a late sec­ond goal as House rounded goal­keeper Mark Scott to score in what proved to be Carl Davies’ fi­nal game as Brack­nell boss af­ter he took the de­ci­sion to step down and fo­cus solely on his play­ing ca­reer.

It was the sec­ond win this week for Scott Mar­shall’s U23s hav­ing also dis­patched of Ful­ham 3-0 with goals from Cal­lum Har­riott, Pelle Cle­ment and Tom McIntyre.

Pic­ture: Neil Gra­ham

Read­ing U23s beat Brack­nell

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