Match Report
Shiplake College 1st XI vs  Reading Blue Coat School
On: Wednesday, 26 Feb 2020
Venue: Away

Despite the 4-0 scoreline there were some real positives to take away from a game against a strong Reading Blue Coat side. Shiplake came close to scoring on a number of occasions and I was particularly pleased with the combative performances of Tom Carpenter, Will Richards, Josh Walne and George Head. Luca Sauboua and Ollie Cole are clearly settling in to playing as full backs and both made some excellent overlapping runs which freed up space for our attacking players.

The game was very even in the first half but Shiplake struggled to get out of their own half when playing into a stiff breeze in the second half. The performance of the Reading Blue Coat numbers 8 and 10 were very impressive and their pace, technical ability and strength really was the difference between the two sides.