Reading Under 23s are through to the third round of the Berks & Bucks Senior Cup after a hard-earned 2-0 win at Bostik League side Bracknell Town on Tuesday night.

In front of a crowd of 1,173 at Larges Lane, Shamal Moore opened the scoring midway though the first half with substitute Ben House putting the tie beyond doubt five minutes from time as Reading extended their unbeaten run to 14 games in all competitions.

But the young Royals came under a lot of pressure in the second half and had 17-year-old keeper Myles Roberts to thank, as he pulled off a string of outstanding saves.

"He was the man of the match," said manager Scott Marshall. "He was very busy and made a lot of good saves."

Marshall added: "It was a great, competitive game with our young boys coming up against some men.

"As the game grew on, we thought with our full-time training that our boys would finish the stronger team, but it wasn't the case.

"Bracknell did really well and were dominant towards the end, but we managed to see the game out."

Bracknell Town: Scott, Hancock (Hathaway 26), Jacobs, Bayley, Gater, Davies, Grant, McClurg (Cornell 56), Maloney, Ferdinand (Fitzgerald 74), Bowerman. Subs not used: Parsons, Day.

Reading FC: Roberts, Balogun, Green, Omolabi, Odimayo, Burley, Wallace (Cast 62), Frost, Moore, Nolan, Nevers (House 74). Subs not used: Pemberton, Hillson, Medford-Smith.

Referee: Jason Richardson.