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Pre-Season Starts With Win At Boreham

11 July 2016
By Hob Nob Anyone?

Reading started their pre-season campaign with a 5-0 victory over Boreham Wood yesterday. Midfielder George Evans gave Reading a half time lead before the Royals cruised to victory with two goals from Tariqe Fosu, one from Deniss Rakels and one from Liam Kelly who wrapped up the victory. Reading started with a strong team, and dominated the game, against a side that struggled at the wrong end of the National League last season.

The fixture allowed Jaap Stam to try out most of his team that will have a chance of seeing some first team action this season. Van den Berg and Gravenberch both saw some action, while Mendes was at the game but not in the playing squad. Second half scorers Fosu and Kelly were both introduced at the break before Stam made eight further changes just inside the second half to bring on a group of youngsters, replacing more experienced players in the squad. Stam would have been pleased with the outcome as his young side, introduced at 2-0, went on to add three further goals.

Reading Squad: Al-Habsi, Ward, Watson, Obita, Cooper, McShane, Griffin, Kelly, Van den Berg, McCleary, Evans, Stacey, Barrett, Tanner, Kermorgant, Williams, Rakels, Fosu, Samuel, Gravenberch, Dickie, Jules.

 

Discussion On This Story:

 Gdmorris86

» 02 Jul 2016 09:19

Hi All Royal Fans.

We all at Boreham Wood are looking forward to welcoming you to Meadow Park this coming Saturday.

We have been informed that it will be a full first team squad that Jaap Stam is bringing.

Hopefully as many of you will come as possible. We like to think we have great facilities which you will enjoy for a non league club and have a great playing surface.

Prices for the friendly are as follows;

ADULTS £12
OAPS £10
UNDER 16’s £6
UNDER 12’s £3

The gallery suite bar will be open before and after for anyone fancying a pre or post match drink.

 From Despair To Where?

» 02 Jul 2016 09:42

Not sure it will be a full first team squad, Chris Gunter is struggling to make it.

 sloughroyal123

» 02 Jul 2016 17:14

Is it buy on the day?

 Rea Ding

» 02 Jul 2016 19:01

Hungerford game against our u21s is now called off so IN for this as a new ground for me.
Looking forward to it now, how many others are thinking of going ??

 Rea Ding

» 02 Jul 2016 19:02


+1
I think so as there isnt any pricing on our OS, will this be segregated ?

 Sutekh

» 03 Jul 2016 09:37


+1
I think so as there isnt any pricing on our OS, will this be segregated ?

Hardly, it's a pre season friendly against a non league side. There won't be more than 1000 there - and probably nearer 700.

For the record Boreham also play Brentford on the Friday night before and Peterborough on the Monday night after.

 Royal Ginger

» 08 Jul 2016 22:29

Yakubu supposedly lining up for Borham Wood... :shock:

Didn't see that coming.

 Lacoste

» 08 Jul 2016 22:49


+1
I think so as there isnt any pricing on our OS, will this be segregated ?

Hardly, it's a pre season friendly against a non league side. There won't be more than 1000 there - and probably nearer 700.

For the record Boreham also play Brentford on the Friday night before and Peterborough on the Monday night after.

Wooshhhh

 blueroyals

» 09 Jul 2016 11:06

Coverage anywhere?

 smiler62

» 09 Jul 2016 13:20

Plenty of clouds, but u don't notice them in spoons

 The Royal Forester

» 09 Jul 2016 14:32

Tish. not involved this afternoon, seems that the rumours are true.

 Sutekh

» 09 Jul 2016 15:10

Bit of a delay at the moment, McShane gone off with head injury - should be back shortly so doesn't seem serious

Jaap communicating loudly to the team, a lot going via Joey in Dutch


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