Reading Res.

Reading Res.

Seymour (1-0, 3-3), Martin (2-3, 4-3)
Slough Town

Slough Town

Luke (1-1, 1-2), B. Smith (1-3)
Slough were due at Marlow on Saturday, but as the Riversiders were engaged in a cup tie, a League match fixed up with Reading Reserves.

Owing to the rain there was only a small attendance at Elm Park where the sides turned out. The visitors had the best of the opening exchanges. Then Reading attacked strongly, and Seymour notched the first goal with a shot which gave Werrell no chance to save.

Following this the Reserves attacked again, and Leat was deservedly applauded for some excellent work in the defence. Wilmot, too, brought off a good clearance just later in the goalmouth.

The visitors got down through their right win and B. Smith forced a corner. Luke placed the ball well and a scrimmage in the goalmouth took place, Whichelow eventually getting the ball away from a lot of players.

The Slough players showed good form, and their efforts were eventually rewarded. Luke made a nice run through and passed to Denton. The latter shot hard, but Caulfield saved. Luke met the rebound and equalised the two scores.

The Reserves had the best of the play for a time, but both Wilmot and Leat were very prominent in the visitors defence. Slough came again and after Smith on the extreme right had had hard lines with a dipping shot, the visitors forced a corner. This was well placed by Millman and Luke gave Slough the lead with a capital shot.

After this Reading were very persistent, but Kerridge missed another good chance from close quarters. In their next attack, Slough scored again, Smith finishing a beautiful run with a dashing shot which beat Caulfield all the way.

Werrell conceded a corner in clearing from Frame but this was harmless. Just afterwards the visitors were penalised for hands in the penalty area but Seymour shot straight at Werrell who gratefully got the ball away and at half time Slough led by three goals to one.

With the wind behind them, Reading exhibited greatly improved form in the second half, whilst on the other hand Slough fell away uncomfortably.

Reading forced a corner but the ball was got away. Eventually, Butler got the ball over to Martin who scored with a strong shot making the score 2-3 in favour of Slough.

Reading then played up defensively and after some time Seymour made the scores level, the goalkeeper kicking over the ball.

Shortly before the finish, Martin put the Reserves ahead with a splendid shot, which took Werrell by surprise and Reading thus pulled the game out of the fire and won by four goals to three.

Reading Res. Lineup

P. Caulfield; A. Whichelow, A. Day; H. P. Slater, Butler, Radford; Martin, W. Seymour, T. Kerridge, Gregory, A. Frame (c).


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