Sunderland U21s suffer defeat at Reading

Lynden Gooch. Picture by FRANK REID
Lynden Gooch. Picture by FRANK REID
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Sunderland Under-21s saw their 14-game unbeaten run come to an end after a 2-1 defeat at Reading today.

Robbie Stockdale’s side - who included up-for-sale Greek international Charis Mavrias - succumbed to two first half goals against the Royals.

Lynden Gooch’s second goal in as many games sandwiched Reading’s brace, yet Sunderland were unable to find an equaliser after the break.

Reading: Moore, Long, Dickie, Shaughnessy, Hyam, Sweeney, Stacey, Kuhl, Liburd, Novakovich, Fosu. Subs: Owusu, Ward, Fridjonsson, Kelly, Cardwell.

Sunderland: Stryjek, J Robson, T Robson, E Robson, Brady, Beadling, Mavrias, Smith, Mandron, Gooch, Greenwood. Subs: Blinco, Purvis, McEvoy, Casey, Wright.