The Royals Academy kept up their unbeaten start to the season with a goalless draw away to Everton this past weekend.
Reading came up against a resolute Toffees side, and despite controlling possession were unable to penetrate a stern defence – with Jack Stacey coming closest by rattling the bar.
“The players and staff are disappointed with the result but that shows how far the team has come,” said Assistant Academy Manager David Dodds.
“We controlled most of the game, especially in the second half – but their ‘keeper made a couple of top saves.”
Reading: Lincoln, Long, Griffin, Kuhl (Kelly 65), Keown (Hyam 75), Cooper, Stacey, Tshibola, Ikpeazu, Shama, Fosu-Henry (Murombedzi 70)
Subs not used: Moore, Amofah