Alan Hutton agrees with Fara Williams as Kidderminster stun Reading in FA Cup

by 24britishtvJan. 8, 2022, 11 p.m. 15
-

Former Reading midfielder Fara Williams admits that Kidderminster Harriers deserved their victory against the Royals in the FA Cup.

Veljko Paunovic's Royals suffered an embarrassing exit at the hands of the National League North side, with Kidderminster coming from behind at Aggborough Stadium to win 2-1.

It was another disappointing display and result for Reading, who are battling to avoid being dragged into the relegation places in the Championship, with Royals currently three points above the drop zone.

But Williams, who played for Reading FC Women between 2017 and 2021 before retiring from playing, said that the result summed up the magic of the FA Cup.

Speaking on BBC programme Final Score, she said: "Look, it is fantastic and I did say at half time, Kidderminster didn't deserve to go in a goal down. And they have shown their fight in the second half, and this is the spirit of the FA Cup.

"The scenes there are fantastic. This is what the FA Cup is all about."

Kidderminster were the lowest-ranked team left in the competition, 79 places below Reading in the football pyramid, and the hosts fell behind when George Puscas scored just before halftime.

But Sam Austin levelled the scores on 69 minutes, with Amari Morgan-Smith bundling the winner home on 82 minutes, with the hosts then holding on for more than 12 minutes of injury time for the win.

Former Tottenham and Aston Villa defender Alan Hutton agreed with Williams about what it meant for the competition, adding that Kidderminster were good value for their win.

Speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live at full time, he said: "This is what the FA Cup is all about, special moments, and we have just witnessed one.

"The energy levels from this Kidderminster team, who hadn't played since the 18th of December, to put on a display like that, it is absolutely unbelievable."

Get the latest Reading FC news from BerkshireLive delivered straight to your inbox with our new newsletter.

-

Related Articles

HOT TRENDS

‘Mindfulness’ monk Thich Nhat Hanh dies aged 95

by 24britishtvJan. 22, 2022, 3 p.m.2
HOT TRENDS

Rob Brydon's real life as father-of-five and 'traumatising' divorce

by 24britishtvJan. 22, 2022, 3 p.m.2
HOT TRENDS

Arnold Schwarzenegger unhurt in four-vehicle Los Angeles crash

by 24britishtvJan. 22, 2022, 3 p.m.2
HOT TRENDS

Steve Cooper names Forest team to face Derby

by 24britishtvJan. 22, 2022, 3 p.m.2
HOT TRENDS

‘Mindfulness’ monk Thich Nhat Hanh dies aged 95

by 24britishtvJan. 22, 2022, 11 a.m.2
HOT TRENDS

Rafael Nadal through to Australian Open fourth round

by 24britishtvJan. 22, 2022, 3 a.m.2
HOT TRENDS

US comedian Louie Anderson dies aged 68

by 24britishtvJan. 22, 2022, 1 a.m.2
HOT TRENDS

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas welcome their first child

by 24britishtvJan. 22, 2022, 1 a.m.2
HOT TRENDS

Meat Loaf: What exactly is it that the singer would not do for love?

by 24britishtvJan. 22, 2022, 1 a.m.2
HOT TRENDS

BBC The Graham Norton Show: Who is Rachel Zegler?

by 24britishtvJan. 22, 2022, 1 a.m.2
HOT TRENDS

Euromillions results LIVE: Winning Lottery numbers for Friday, January 21

by 24britishtvJan. 22, 2022, 12:20 a.m.2
HOT TRENDS

Rangers ease past Stirling Albion 4-0 in Scottish Cup

by 24britishtvJan. 22, 2022, midnight2
HOT TRENDS

US comedian Louie Anderson dies aged 68

by 24britishtvJan. 21, 2022, 10 p.m.2
HOT TRENDS

'Embarrassed' Adele breaks down in tears as fans rush to support her

by 24britishtvJan. 21, 2022, 10 p.m.2