What the papers say

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What the papers say

Post  Reading Fan Dan on Sat Mar 06, 2010 4:40 am

Perhaps we can keep all match reports and RTFC related articles in this one thread, making it easier to keep tabs on whats going on at Scours Lane. So I'll get the ball rolling with the match report and preview from the today's Reading Post.

Reading Post wrote:Town's best show 'for months'
By David Wright
March 05, 2010

Aaron Parfitt scored twice as Reading Town gained swift revenge over Ardley with a 4-1 win on Tuesday night.

Having lost 1-0 at home to United last month, Colin Millard’s men were fully wound up for the return encounter.

And they produced an excellent performance as they followed up last Saturday’s 1-0 home win over Witney United.

“It was the best we’ve played for several months,” said club chairman Roland Ford.

“We pushed the ball around superbly and could easily have won by a much bigger margin.

“We made them chase so hard that three of their players went down with cramp late in the game.”

Parfitt gave Town the lead when he scored direct from an inswinging corner.

He doubled the advantage early in the second half and then midfielder Scott Rees rounded off an excellent move to make it 3-0.

Ardley never really looked like scoring, but pulled one back from the penalty spot following a foul by Mark Hughes.

Town regained their three-goal advantage with a fine late goal from Danny Williamson.

The win keeps Town four points clear of Almondsbury in the Hellenic League Premier Division.

The pair are so far clear of third-placed Wantage that the title race looks like being a two-horse affair.

Town have played three more matches than Almondsbury and still have to play them twice – at home on April 10 and away a week later.

The Bristol side must be slight favourites, though, on current form.

They have won seven league games in succession, with the last three producing 16 goals.

Reading didn’t enjoy the best of Februarys, with successive home defeats at the hands of Ardley and Highworth.

Wins over Witney and at Ardley in the past week suggest they are recovering from those set-backs.

But they remain under pressure to string together a good home run and Millard knows it is vital his side secure another three points when Shrivenham visit Scours Lane tomorrow (3pm kick-off).

Town will be seeking a double, having won 2-0 at Shrivenham last November thanks to goals from Rees and Dave Mills.

That was also the scoreline when Reading returned to Shrivenham for a Berks and Bucks Senior Trophy quarter-final tie in January.

Attendances at Scours Lane have started to creep up in recent weeks and Ford is hoping the trend will continue.

He said: “With the Royals not playing (against Aston Villa) until Sunday, their fans will be more than welcome to come down to see us play tomorrow.

“If they show their season tickets at the turnstiles, we will let them in for half-price (£3).”

Town haven’t seen the back of Ardley this season, as they have been drawn away to them in the quarter-finals of the Bluefin Insurance Brokers Cup. A date has still to be arranged.

Reading are due to make the long journey to Hereford to play Pegasus Juniors next Tuesday, but Ford said it is “99-per-cent” certain they will go to Abingdon Town for their Berks and Bucks Senior Trophy semi-final instead.

“We are looking to switch the Pegasus game to a Saturday in May,” said Ford.

Binfield also have a home Hellenic League fixture tomorrow with Kidlington the visitors.

In Division 1 East, Wokingham and Emmbrook entertain Didcot Town Reserves, while Finchampstead host Berkshire rivals Newbury.

In-form Woodley, whose match last weekend with Holyport was called off due to a waterlogged pitch, visit South Kilburn, Henley go to Chalfont Wasps and Holyport travel to leaders Thame United.
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Re: What the papers say

Post  CraneGod on Sat Mar 06, 2010 8:02 am

Great coverage in the local papers!

But where is there any coverage from the likes of BBC Radio Berks?

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