Reading took an early lead in the game, by playing some high tempo passing football. Peter Isaksen created a yard of space in a packed 18 yard box, allowed him to find the top left with a curling effort. It remained 1-0 until the last 5 minutes of the first half when Abingdon scored two quick goals, capitalising on errors from Reading. In the second half, both sides played counter attacking football, with Abingdon being able to convert their chances, whilst Reading perhaps tried to do too much with the ball. A big improvement from last weeks game against Bluecoat, which is needed, as a Cup Fixture with Easthampstead Park looms.
10th March 2016 (Lost 6 - 1)
Reading started brightly playing some attractive possession football, creating early chances, but not capitalising on their dominance. However Easthampstead Park responded by playing some high pressure defence and some excellent counter attacking football. It wasn't until late in the second half, once the game was beyond us, that once again we managed to play possession football creating chances and finally taking one of them.
12th March 2016 (Lost 5 - 1)
Although the score line wasn't flattering this was by far the best performance of the season. 4-0 down at half time, the team continued to try to play possession football, but increase their intensity without the ball. This resulted in a 1-1 draw in the second half and creating many chances to score and perhaps level the game if those chances had been taken. Many parents commented how good the football being played was and how much progress had been made since the beginning of Year 7. Hopefully we can take this performance into the last game of the season.