Reading U23s were on flying form as they crushed Newcastle U23s 6-0 in their Premier League 2 Division 2 clash at Hogwood.

Andrija Novakovich slammed home a hat-trick with Thierry Nevers bagging a brace and Tyler Frost scoring the other.

Chris Gunter also played in the game, and he set up Nevers' second goal to make it 5-0.

With plenty of options now upfront for the Royals, Novakovich would have done his chances no harm at all with his three goals in such an impressive win.