The Rustlers with two younger players for the first time for a year or two dominated proceedings against a slightly weaker than usual EG side who top the table. Rippo was outstanding in midfield and scored a very good goal with a dribble from 30 yds out across the goal from left to right and finishing with a strong slap.
Reading were the better team by quite a distance with new recruit Gareth Carr and Cookers limiting EG chances. We took the lead mid way through the first half only for EG to equalise with a deflection from a hard hit into the circle.
With Reading dominating in nearly all areas failed only at the last hurdle of showing composure and class in the EG circle. All the team played well however and on another day we could easily have won 4 - 1 or even more.
Team selection has not been published for this fixture yet.