Royals lose at HogwoodA young Academy side were beaten 3-0 by Aston Villa at Hogwood Park last Saturday morning.
The Royals enjoyed good spells during the game but Thomas Strain scored two goals to set the visitors on the way to victory.
The in-form Jerell Sellars also continued his impressive form by finding the target for Villa to seal the points.
David Dodds' men have a chance to bounce back this Saturday away at Stoke City, before Tuesday night's FA Youth Cup semi-final first leg against Fulham at Madejski Stadium.
Reading: Ward; Watson, McLennan (Jules 45), Dickie (Williams 80), Hyam (C) (Ethelston 70); Collins, Shaughnessy, Owusu, Lawal, Husin; Taylor-Crossdale.
Subs not used: Gogic, Waritay.