The Royals' Under-21 side took a 2-2 draw in their first Checkatrade Trophy group fixture at Colchester United - the U's took the bonus point in the resulting penalty shoot-out.
Sammie Szmodics opened the scores for the U's, before Josh Barrett and Ben House each netted in turn to put Reading ahead. A late goal by Eoin McKeown meant that the teams would take an initial point each, but Colchester took a bonus point by winning the penalty competition 6-5.
Take a look at the pictures in our gallery above. Thanks to Colchester United and Richard Blaxall for providing the photos.