Reading U18s vs Wolves: Southwood, Akinwunmi, Richards, Bennett, Osho, Andresson, Frost, East, Smith, Barrett, Davis.
Less than 10 minutes until kick-off...
Kick off in Wolverhampton. The Royals knocking the ball around coolly under pressure at the moment.
Dangerous early free-kick from Barrett. He floats one over and Bills has to punch behind!
Captain Barrett takes the resultant corner. It's taken off the head of Akinwunmi - but Richards follows up with a shot... deflected into the arms of the goalkeeper.
Good hassling in midfield from Reading. The ball is won high by East - it's circulated towards Barrett who catches a strike sweetly, but misdirects it. Armstrong had a shot a moment ago for Wolves, but it was well over. Goalless.
Important header from defender Gabriel Osho! A cross was allowed to come in from the right and seemed to be ready to headed in, but the Royals defender gets a deft flick on the ball.
Daniel Armstrong gets a talking to from the referee. He was late into the challenge on Omar Richards. The ref keeps his cards in his pocket on this occasion.
CHANCE! Great break from Reading; Davis finds East in the middle, and eventually the ball is worked outside to Frost... he flashes his shot past the near post though! The angle was tight.
Great work from defender Osho - first winning the ball by intercepting a pass, then storming downfield to set off an attack. He finds Frost in the right channel - a low ball into the danger area is hacked away.
GOAL - Reading (Smith 19')
The Royals take the lead! Barrett crosses inswinging from the left for Royals striker Sam Smith, who isn't tracked and slams in from close range! 1-0!
Reading have the lead and continue to attack. Richards gets into an advanced area down the left; Smith attacks it, but defender Ryan Leak hammers clear.
Bit of a let off for Wolves defender John. Reading wide-man Frost nicked the ball away on the area and it broke to the goalkeeper.
GOAL - Reading (Smith 31')
2-0 to the Royals! It's the same combo - a lungbusting run from Barrett down the left, gets to the byline and pulls back for Smith to drill in under the crossbar!
Herc gets his laces through a shot for Wolves - it was going off target at the wide post, and a heavy deflection off teammate Enobakhare takes it wide past the near post instead.
A few Reading hearts in mouths - Cameron John, up from left-back for Wolves, swings over a wicked cross which Joe Delacoe glances up in the air... it drops outside the post and goalkeeper Luke Southwood can collect.
Another close call for Reading as striker Bright Enobakhare goes on a mazy run and pulls a shot from 20 yards a matter of inches past the post. Still 2-0.
Wolves attacking more and more, and Christian Herc is just offside as he receives in the area. Richards was trying to stand him up.
Richards and Frost combine down the right - a ball inside wasn't meant for Bennett, but he picks up anyway and slams an effort at goal. Rhys Bills gets across to punch around the post!
Sam Smith tries to complete a first-half hat-trick as he meets Josh Barrett's corner with a header - he can't keep his effort down though and Wolves have a goal-kick.
A deep free-kick for Wolves is floated into the area, but defender Johnson is judged to have been climbing on opposite number Axel Andresson.