Match Report
Reading Blue Coat School Boys 1st XI vs  Shiplake College
On: Saturday, 12 Feb 2022
Venue: at Home

The 1st XI maintained their impressive playing record, which now reads played 10, won 9, lost 1 (the only defeat coming back in October).

A dominant first half with many chances created, it was disappointing to only be 2-1 up at the break. A host of missed Blue Coat chances and a dubious penalty, keeping Shiplake in the game. Although Blue Coat continued to dominate in the second half, taking a 4-1 lead, the game became very disjointed and scrappy as the performance level dropped off. A defensive mistake gifted Shiplake a second, and Joe Smart saved a second Shiplake penalty to keep the lead as Blue Coat held firm and look forward to a County Cup 1/4 final on Wednesday.