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Kick off 19:00 (UK)

02 September 2019 Venue Madejski Stadium Attendance

Kick off 19:00 (UK)

Reading PL2
2 - 1
West Bromwich Albion PL2

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Soule feeling positive about PL2 progression

1 September 2019

Jamie Soule says he is in a confident state of mind ahead of Albion PL2's trip to Reading on Monday night and is excited to face the Royals.

The young striker has netted a trio of goals for Michael Appleton's side, who since losing to Manchester United on the Premier League 2 Division Two opening day have recorded impressive wins against Fulham and Sunderland.

And Soule says he is eager to see if his teammates can get a result against the Royals at the Madejski Stadium (ko 7pm).

“The atmosphere in the team is positive,” said Jamie. 

“We are hard working and training has been to a good level. We are expecting a new test against Reading. They have some good individuals and like us they have the ability to score goals. I’m excited to see the outcome.

“I’m very confident in myself and also in our teams’ ability to create chances and win games. Our win against Sunderland was testament to how we prepared to exploit them during our training and it worked very well in the game.

“It’s always nice to have a fresh start and in this case it’s under Michael Appleton as our manager. He has brought new thoughts to us as individuals and as a team. I like that he wants us to be forward thinking which is a bonus for me as a striker as we will try to create chances.”

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Match Reports

Reading PL2 2 Albion PL2 1

2 September 2019

Albion’s PL2 side were beaten at the Madejski Stadium after two quick-fire Reading  goals in the second-half.

Jamie Soule had scored his fourth goal in three games to put the young Baggies ahead, but Thierry Nevers and Adam Liddle both netted within three minutes of each other after the hour mark to secure the win for the Royals.

Michael Appleton made three changes to the team which beat Sunderland 6-0 last time out, with Brad House, Tom Solanke and Rekeem Harper coming in for Josh Griffiths, Max Melbourne and Chris Willock.

The Baggies gained an early advantage when Ethan Coleman misplaced a pass back to Myles Roberts in the Reading goal, which Soule intercepted before rounding the Royals ‘keeper and placing the ball in the empty net.

Albion nearly extended their lead despite Reading pushing forward. Rayhaan Tulloch went on a long mazy run from the edge of his own box to tee up Finn Azaz in the hosts' box, but he could only fire his strike at Roberts, who closed down his angle well.

The Royals equalised just after the hour mark as Nevers cut inside and fired a powerful low left-footed shot into the corner of the net.

Just moments later, Reading scored a second goal. A Royals trialist lofted a ball into the Albion box and when it dropped to Liddle he made no mistake, volleying home from close range. 

Azaz, George Harmon and Nick Clayton-Phillips all had chances to restore parity for Appleton’s side, but the hosts managed to hold on to their lead.

ALBION: House; Meredith (White 74), Solanke, Fitzwater, Harmon; Harper, Wilding; Tulloch (Asomugha 59), Azaz, Clayton-Phillips; Soule (Ashton 81).

Substitutes: Cann, Taylor.

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