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Roy on his spectacular volley and a fifth straight victory

26 November 2016

Midfield man on his superb strike and 3 points earned

The more you watch it, the better it gets – Roy Beerens’ volley, rounding off a lovely team move, was one of the more eye-catching strikes we’ve seen at Madejski Stadium this season.

.@gmccleary12 ➡️ @Chrisgunter16 ➡️ Roy Beerens ➡️ goal! ⚽️ Jaap Stam's @ReadingFC seal 5️⃣ consecutive @SkyBetChamp victories in style. pic.twitter.com/OKNPvUFczT

— Football On 5 (@FootballOn5) November 26, 2016
The move involved a dinked pass from Garath McCleary into Chris Gunter, who hit a cross on the volley, which Beerens in turn took first time.  It helped Reading to a 2-1 win against Bristol City – our fifth win in succession in the Championship.

“I’m in the midfield now so I have to be early into the box – G-Mac gave it to Gunts, and he crossed it, and I was there and I just hit it how you want to hit it,” he said with a smile.  “Sometimes those go high into the stadium – today it went how I wanted to!

“I’m very happy with my goal, and very happy to help the team of course.  Everybody is very happy and we just have to continue.

“Everybody is satisfied and happy.  It was a good performance today and a good win – they were dangerous, but in the first half we did a good job to score twice.  In the second half we have to do better of course, but the good thing about the game is that everybody worked very hard.

“We just have to continue and keeping collecting points – that’s what we’re doing at the moment.”



McCleary had opened the scoring before Beerens doubled the lead – Gary O’Neil’s late strike ended a run of seven and a half hours without conceding in the Championship, which meant a nervy end to the game… but Reading held out.

“We wanted to play like this from the beginning of the season – to create chances and to score them as well,” Roy continued.  “Sometimes at the beginning of the season we had no luck and we didn’t score. 

“And now the balance is there – we’re not conceding many and we’re scoring goals.  It costs us a lot of energy, but so far it is working out.

“The next five games or so will be very important for us – and for our opponents too!  We want to aim to stay in the top six – we’re going to go for it and we’ll see how we do.”

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