Watch extended highlights of Shrivenham versus Reading City in the Hellenic League Premier Division on Saturday.
The start to the new season proved a baptism of fire for newly-promoted Shrivenham as they were hit by four first-half goals against Reading.
A double from Mitch Parker and singles from Adam Cashin-Murray and Matt Hancock gave Reading a commanding 4-0 lead at the break.
Shrivenham though rallied in the second half and pulled a goal back courtesy of Nathan Blackford’s penalty.
The hosts missed several chances to reduce the deficit further before Reading struck again with Parker grabbing his hat-trick.
Shrivenham return to action on Tuesday night when they travel to Windsor, who also lost on the opening day against Brimscombe & Thrupp.
Click on the video below to watch these highlights.