Wycombe Wanderers boss Matt Bloomfield lamented that 'it's not going to last forever' after his Chairboys side became the first team beaten by Reading on their own turf for over a year.

Sam Smith and Lewis Wing's strikes, either side of a Killian Phillips finish, was a first win on the road for 378 days- much to the joy of almost 1,900 travelling Royals at Adam's Park.

A run stretching back to November 2022, and 21 league matches in total, it felt all the sweeter coming in a Berks-Bucks Derby.

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Speaking after the defeat, Bloomfield said: "You’re not going to go on forever losing away from home, and when you come so close like they did at Shrewsbury a few weeks ago, it’s not going to last forever. We saw, with the way the game was played in the second half, that we played in Reading’s half, applying the pressure and on the front foot.

"They hit us a couple of times on the break, but when you concede the goals like we did today, you’re giving away teams something to hold onto. With the support they had behind the goal, it’s going to be a tough afternoon from there."

Still seven points from safety and at the foot of the third-tier table, Ruben Selles' side will hope to back it up against relegation rivals Carlisle United tomorrow evening.