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Dates arranged for final seven U18 ‘Merit Group’ fixtures

7 March 2017

Royals to visit Arsenal, Blackburn, Man City and Chelsea

The dates have been set for Reading Under-18s’ final seven fixtures of the season, as they prepare to compete in the eight-team ‘Merit Group’ against the other top-four finishers from the north and south divisions.

The Royals came third in the U18 Premier League (South) table and will now take on Manchester City, Manchester United, Blackburn Rovers and Liverpool from the northern section for the first time.

And it will also mean rematches with Arsenal, Chelsea and West Ham, who the Royals have already played home and away this campaign.



It will mean two long journeys; Man City and Blackburn each host Reading, while Liverpool and Man Utd travel to Berkshire.  And there are two short trips to Arsenal and Chelsea, as well as a visit from West Ham.

The dates in full are listed below.  All fixtures are initially scheduled to kick off at 11am on the relevant day, subject to change.  Reading’s home fixtures are played behind closed doors at Hogwood Park.

Arsenal vs Reading – Saturday 11th March
Reading vs West Ham – Saturday 18th March
Blackburn vs Reading – Saturday 1st April
Reading vs Liverpool – Saturday 8th April
Man City vs Reading – Saturday 22nd April
Reading vs Man Utd – Saturday 29th April
Chelsea vs Reading – Saturday 13th May

You can also view the fixture list in full by clicking here.

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