SAINTS lost 4-2 to Reading in today's pre-season friendly match at St Mary's.

Gylfi Sigurdsson opened the scoring after 19 minutes, beating Kelvin Davis from the edge of the box, but Lee Barnard's sublime goal brought Saints level in the 35th minute.

Dean Hammond's header just after the break put Saints in front, but Reading were on level terms in the 69th minute, as Dan Harding gave away a penalty an Simon Church safely converted it.

The Championship side then took the lead in the 77th minute, as Church headed in Jobi McAnuff's cross.

Reading sealed their win five minutes from time, as former Saints loanee Michail Antonio fired home.

Full report and reaction in Monday's Daily Echo

Saints team

Davis, Butterfield, Jaidi, Fonte, Harding, Mills, Wotton, Hammond, Dickson, Barnard, Connolly.
Subs: Bialkowski, Martin, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Doble, Pulis, Reeves, Tafazolli, Saville.

Reading team

Federici, Griffin, Williams, Mills, Tabb, Sigurdsson, Long, McAnuff, Robson-Kanu, Howard, Pearce.
Subs: Karacan, Gunnarsson, Antonio, Church, Rasiak, Taylor, Bignall, Hamer.