Dec 7, 2013 at 3pm UK at ​Madejski Stadium
Le Fondre (90')
Gunter (22'), Guthrie (36'), Drenthe (84')
FT(HT: 0-2)
Grabban (37'), Ritchie (40')
Cook (16'), Surman (54'), O'Kane (81'), Camp (88')

Half-Time Report: Bournemouth punish wasteful Reading

AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe smiles during a pre-season friendly on July 13, 2013
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Lewis Grabban and Matt Ritchie find the net as Bournemouth lead Reading 2-0.

Goals from Lewis Grabban and Matt Ritchie have given Bournemouth a 2-0 lead over a wasteful Reading side at the half way point of this afternoon's Championship clash.

The Royals piled on the pressure in the early stages, twice coming close from corners thanks to the aerial threat posed by Billy Sharp.

Reading controlled the match, constantly threatening the Cherries rear guard through Garath McCleary, but they struggled to create much in the way of clear-cut chances.

Bournemouth took the lead against the run of play when Grabban capitalised on sloppy defending from Reading to tap home from close range following a free kick.

The Cherries went into the break 2-0 up courtesy of a strike from Ritchie in the 40th minute, who rifled home from the edge of the area after the hosts had given the ball away cheaply.

Craig Bryson of Derby County celebrates scoring the opening goal with team-mate Craig Forsyth during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wigan Athletic and Derby County at DW Stadium on December 01, 2013
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