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Quartenirense 1-1 Reading FC - Harte Free-Kicks Off Tour

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So the playing stage of the Portugal Tour has kicked off with Reading earning a 1-1 draw against Portuguese fourth tier side Quarteirense.

Ian Harte grabbed our goal from a 20-yard free-kick but Reading were pegged back late on and had to settle for a draw.

Nothing particularly stand out in terms of the two lineups or the performances of particular players, though Jimmy Kebe coming off after 17 minutes with a hamstring problem is never good news. Adam Federici also missed out as he recovers from a rib problem. There was also no place for new number 7 Pavel pogrebnyak who is still resting after Euro 2012.

Michail Antonio and Mikkel Andersen both played a part despite both edging closer to leaving the club. Antonio looks closer to a move to Sheffield Wednesday while Andersen seems set for a loan move to League One Portsmouth.

The only other news of note were reports on twitter from BBC Radio Berkshire's Tim Dellor that there may have been a spot of trouble before the game between a handful of Royals fans and some local police.

Tim Dellor ‏@TimDellor

Clash between a dozen reading fans and local security. Fans jumped over a wall 2 get in. Baton wielding police get involved.

Reading fan and Tilehurst End contributor Mark Sugar also gave us his brief thoughts on the trouble and the game.

batton charging pre/post game. game wasn't best but mccleary probably stand out of the players

There's been no comment from the club as of yet and hopefully it wasn't anything too serious, but we'll bring you more if we hear anything.

Next up is a game on Tuesday against Sheffield Wednesday before the three-game tour wraps up on Friday with a game against Portuguese top division side Olhanense.



Reading First-Half: Andersen; Cummings, Shorey, Mariappa, Pearce; Guthrie, Leigertwood (c), Kebe (Obita 17), Robson-Kanu; Antonio, Roberts

Reading Second Half: Andersen; Gunnarsson, Harte, Gorkss, Morrison; McAnuff (c), Tabb; McCleary, Obita; Hunt, Le Fondre
Sub: Henly