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Slimbridge: Coyle frustrated after FA Cup defeat to Reading City


Slimbridge 2 Reading City 3

Slimbridge joint-manager Adam Coyle cut a frustrated figure as his side bowed out of the FA Cup at home to Reading City.

Coyle said: “It was a frustrating result to take as we should’ve put the game to bed at numerous times during the 90 minutes and not just the second half.

“Reading’s second and third goals goals mentally killed us and we didn’t have time to recover, but we’ve got to learn and put it to right next game.”

Slimbridge’s failure to convert a string of chances resulted in their exit against a City side who converted three of their five on target efforts at a wind and rain buffeted Thornhill Park to claim the victory. 

After Tyler D’Cruz had given the visitors the lead, Slimbridge immediately hit back with George Neill notching the equaliser. Rudi McKinnon gave the Swans the lead just before the hour mark, but an inspired Reading substitution saw Tyler Robinson claim a brace in three minutes ten minutes from time to win the tie for Reading. 

As on Tuesday against Highworth, Slimbridge started well and were immediately creating opportunities – Rudi McKinnon was close on seven

As a result of Thornbury Town drawing their FA Cup tie with Bishops Cleeve on Friday night, and requiring a replay, Thornbury’s scheduled visit to Thornhill Park on Tuesday has been postponed . A new date for the game will be announced in due course.

SLIMBRIDGE: Parker, Turner, Prictor (Jaggers 83) Hands (Hawes 83), Dennis, Hitchings, McKinnon (Mbunga 67), Evans, Neill, Blackie, Thomas 

Goalscorers: Neill 29, McKinnon 57 

Supporters’ Man Of The Match: George Neill

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