The gradual transition from Hogwood to our brand new Bearwood Park facilities continued at the weekend when our Under-18s side made their debut at the state-of-the-art training ground.
Mikele Leigertwood's young Royals fell to a last minute loss, despite taking the lead against Southampton though Oliver Pendlebury's 9th minute opener.
The Royals had come from behind to beat Aston Villa in their last league fixture but three Under-18 Premier League points headed back to the south coast on Saturday as goals from Jayden Smith and a very late Marco Rus winner helped Saints leapfrog their hosts in the table.
However, the result nor the relentless rain could dampen the spirits of an age group gracing the Bearwood Park pitches for the very first time.
The Bearwood Park project continues...