REPORT - Reading 7 Bolton Wanderers 1

Basingstoke Gazette: Reading 7 Bolton Wanderers 1 Reading 7 Bolton Wanderers 1

Adam Le Fondre scored a first-half hat-trick as Reading hammered visiting Bolton Wanderers 7-1, to move back into the Championship play-off places on Saturday afternoon.

Two close-range finishes and a precise strike by Le Fondre put Reading in control at 3-0 after 33 minutes.

There was still time before the break for Pavel Pogrebnyak to score from the penalty spot, after Alex Baptiste handled in the area.

Kaspars Gorkss stabbed in a fifth on the hour mark, Hope Akpan netted from close-range to make it 6-0, before a deflected strike from Nick Blackman completed the Royals magnificent tally.

The visitors scored a late consolation goal from David Ngog.

Reading manager Nigel Adkins said: "We were very clinical with our finishing and there's a big togetherness here. We didn't allow Bolton to play at all.”

The Royals are away at one of their play-off rivals Ipswich next on Saturday (kick-off 3pm).
 

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