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By David Hamlet
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Reading U-23's v Slough Town, Berks & Bucks Senior Cup Final, Larges Lane, Bracknell, Berks. Monday 6th May KO 15h00

Reading FC re-joined the senior county cup competition this season, entering their Under-23 team.

They have reached the Final having beaten Bracknell Town 0- 2 (A, 2nd Round); Flackwell Heath 1 - 2 (A, Quarter Final) and Maidenhead United (A, semi-final) 3 - 4 on penalties, following a 1 - 1 draw after 90-minutes.

They play in the Premier League Two, Second division, together with Wolverhampton Wanderers, Southampton, Newcastle United, Aston Villa, Manchester United, Stoke City, Middlesbrough, West Bromwich Albion, Fulham, Norwich City and Sunderland.

They finished in 3rd position in their league, thereby gaining a promotion play-off position together with Southampton, Newcastle United and Aston Villa. The winners joining Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League Two Division One next term.

League Record: P22 W12 D4 L6 GF45 GA33

Leading goal scorers: - Daniel Loader (10 goals), Ben House (8), Joshua Barrett (6), Tyler Frost (4) and Gabriel Oshu (4).

On Friday, 3rd May The Young Royals played Newcastle United at Madejski Stadium, Reading in their play-off semi-final. They were beaten 2 - 3 on penalties, after drawing the game 2 - 2 after extra time. Royals scored what looked like the winning goal in the 17th minute of time added, only for Newcastle to equalise in 120+1m from the penalty spot, thrn go on to win in the shoot-out.

The Reading squad being: Andresson, Howe, Medford-Smith, McIntyre, Osho (c) (Holmes 25), Pendlebury (Nevers 81), Holsgrove, Frost, Lawless (Odimayo 90+2), Richards, Liddle. - goalscorers Howe and Holsgrove.
Unused subs: Driscoll, Burley

Prediction: Reading U-23's 1 - 2 Slough Town

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Mon 06, May 2019