Date: 1st November 2008 at 2:59pm
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Gavin Williams and Dele Adebola rested from the squad as Stern John and Nicky Maynard start up front. John Akinde, Lee Trundle and David Noble all named on the bench.

2 mins: McIndoe volleys well over as the ball breaks to him at the edge of the box.

3 mins: Doyle goes close for Reading nipping in between defenders but firing wide.

7 mins: Basso saves well from Doyle after a mistake by Fontaine.

10 mins: a City free kick on the edge of the box is fired straight into the wall.

14 mins; GOAL Another mix up in Citys defence sees Kevin Doyle score confidently.

15 mins: GOAL Same again only this time Noel Hunt scores.

Bristol City 0 Reading 2

17 mins: Elliott shoots but hits McIndoe in the back.

18 mins: A crude challenge from Maynard sees hin rightly booked.

19 mins: A Reading player is booked for pulling down Maynard.

22 mins: Basso claims a dangerous Doyle cross with Hunt poised for a tap in.
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32 mins: A bizarre pass by Lee Johnson puts Nicky Hunt through but Fontaine covers well.

33 mins: A tame Reading shot from the edge of the box is comfortably saved by Basso.

36 mins: A bullet header from Stern John is saved magnificently.

37 mins: stern John shoots inches wide from 30 yards.

38 mins: Doyle tests Basso from 30 yards before John shoots wide and then Basso claws out a Reading effort. Pulsating stuff.

41 mins: Lee Johnsons deflected effort loops harmlessly into the arms of Marcus Hahnemann.

44 mins: Kalifa Cisse shoots over when well placed.

45 mins: A looping effort from Marvin Elliott lands on the roof of the net.

HT Bristol City 0 Reading 2 – a great half of football barring the score.

HT Team Changes: No personnel changes but it is now raining.

47 mins: GOAL Another defensive blunder and Kevin Doyle gets his second. Bristol City 0 Reading 3

5r mins Stern John stings the palms of Hahnemann withn an 18 Yyard volley

54 mins GOAL Cisse goes one better with a rasping effort Bristol City 0 Reading 4 but this could easily be 4 – 4

58 mins: Treble substitution Noble for Johnson, Trundle for Sproule, Akinde for Maynard Huge cheer for the Johnson substitution.

James Harper said before the game that someone was due a tonking, looks like it is us.

65 mins: Stern John nets expertly but is offside.

68 mibs: Someone unpronouncable comes on for Reading.

72 mins: Kevin Doyle is replaced by Shane Long. A ripple of applause from the City faithful maybe relieved to see the back of him.

77 mins Basso saves well.

78 mins: Nicky Hunt breaks free bit Fontaine catches him up to tackle well.

80 mins: City force a coyple of corners. Bradley Orr shoots wide.

79 mins: Another unpronouncable comes on for James Harper.

80 mins: Bradley Orrs shot is saved.
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The East End will console themselves that they sang loud and proud all game.

3 mins of added time.

93 mins: Stern John gets a deserved reward for his efforts with a neat finish off the underside of the bar.

FT Bristol City 1 Rampant Reading 4

It has to be said this was a thoroughly entertaining game despite the result.

 

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