Date:Saturday August 4 2012
AFC Bournemouth drew 2-2 with Premier League side Reading at the Goldsands Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Cherries manager Paul Groves selected a strong side for first the home fixture of the 2012 pre-season campaign with Shwan Jalal in goal, Simon Francis, Miles Addison, Stephane Zubar and trialist Jonathan Meades in defence, with Eunan O'Kane, Joe Partington, Shaun MacDonald and Marc Pugh in midfield with Wesley Thomas and Matt Tubbs up front.
In an entertaining game, Reading took the lead after 10 minutes when Adrian Mariappa headed past Shwan Jalal from a Reading free-kick conceded by Zubar.
Tubbs and Thomas linked up well to find the equaliser on the half hour mark and it was a well worked and well deserved goal for the home side.
Reading brought the game to a halt on the hour mark, making eight changes to their side and ten minutes later they also introduced former Cherries loanee Jem Karacan.
Two minutes later and Reading were leading again after Robson-Kanu had conned the linesman into awarding a penalty. Robson-Kanu made a miraculous recovery after throwing himself onto the manicured Dean Court pitch to step up and tuck the ball away.
It was then AFC Bournemouth manager Paul Groves turn to make changes, Gary Bowles, Steven Gregory and Lewis Grabban replacing Zubar, Partington and Thomas.
With just nine minutes remaining Marc Pugh twisted and turned to find the space to cross and his ball into the box was headed home by Miles Addison to make it 2-2.
Further changes late on were Jayden Stockley, Donal McDermott and Baily Cargill who replaced Tubbs, Pugh and Addison.
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Date:Saturday August 4 2012
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