CITY’S Under-21 side overcame an early goal by hosts Reading to fight their way back to a 1-1 draw away from home at the Camrose Ground in Basingstoke, Hampshire in the Barclay’s U-21 Premier League on Tuesday evening.
It was substitute Carlton Morris who got the equalizer for City in the 76th minute as he did well to dribble deep into the area before finishing neatly to the bottom right corner.
Morris’ second-half equalizer helped City to the draw after Reading’s Craig Tanner had opened the scoring on just nine minutes with an impressive individual goal.
After an open first-half that saw the two teams swap possession and chances freely, City took control of the affair for much of the second half.
After a number of early forays into the Reading area in the second period – it was substitute Cameron Norman who came closest to levelling the score when he struck a firm effort at goal in the 74th minute. Reading ‘keeper Stuart Moore did well to tip the effort over the bar.
Following Morris’ breakthrough just two minutes later, City pushed on in search of a winner but were unsuccessful in creating any clear-cut looks at goal in the final quarter of an hour.
“It’s a bit of disappointing result,” said U21s boss Mark Robson. “Their goal came from our set piece and we had worked on that on the training ground. We just our concentration on their goal.”
“Other than that – we pressed them well and we had a number of great chances.
“Second half – to be fair to the boys – I thought they responded well. We deserved the equalizer and it was a fantastic goal by Carlton. “