News and Views

Season Underway With Defeat At Birmingham

08 August 2015
By Hob Nob Anyone?

Reading FC's season started in a similar vein to the last with a promising but ultimately frustrating and fruitless result at St Andrews. A last minute Orlanda Sa penalty was saved by Tomasz Kuszczak as the Blues held on to a slender and dramatic 2-1 victory.

Having the majority of possession and chances, 19 shots to 5, Reading will feel they should have come away with at least a point. Unfortunately it once again highlighted that the Royals lack a clinical edge and the ability to keep a clean sheet. Steve Clarke needs to address both requirements if they are to mount any kind of promotion challenge.

On the whole, you could claim positives from the performance. For the majority the Royals were the better team and dominated the game. However a lack of concentration and composure before and after half time resulted in the Royals chasing a match they otherwise should have controlled. A result that leaves Reading with a disappointing statistic of 2 wins in the last 15 games.


Share this article: