New look Under 23 squad suffer open day defeat
Last Saturday saw our City Under 23s kick-off their 20202/21 Thames Valley Premier League, after the bad weather, the week before saw their match postponed. Our new-look squad, unfortunately suffered a defeat to near neighbours Westwood Wanderers who are very tough opponents.
Deano Jones had to rebuild his squad this summer and wanted to thank three of our Reading City Football Club graduates that are now off to University for their services to the club.
Deano told us that he's particularly sad to see Tyron Bah go as he’s been with us since 13/14 years old, along with Tyrese Weekes and Denis Haxhiau who also start their new journey. Deano went on to say they'll be a big miss, but I am pleased for them and wish them all the best as they will return to us one day.
Our new-look team faced tough opponents in the form of near-neighbours Westwood Wanderers last Saturday in their first game of the 2020/21 Thames Valley Premier League campaign, losing 2-1, City's goalscorer was Jude Van Spall.
Following the game Deano Jones said it was good to be back in league action, albeit that it was little strange with no changing rooms or clubhouse open and that Westwood Wanderers were worthy winners and deserved all three points. He added that we were nowhere near good enough for a large part of the game, but that they'd bounce back from this defeat.
Our Under 23s will be centre-stage tomorrow as they take on Berks County Football Club tomorrow, with the first team away from home Deano Jones and his youngsters have the honour of playing on the hallowed turf at the Rivermoor.