Adie: Goal Was One Of Those Things

Last updated : 30 September 2002 By Rob Cooper

Adie Williams
Adie Williams
The Royals found themselves going in level at 1-1 at half time on Saturday despite dominating much of the first half.

A moment of calamity had brough the Potters level on thirty-seven minutes, Jurgen Vandeurzen's hopeful goalward shot took a wicked deflection off Adie Williams, beating Marcus Hahnemann at his near post.

Following the game Adie admitted to "It was one of those things. You can't blame anybody and you can't even pat the guy on the back for scoring it.

"It was a tame effort, the only way it could end up in the back of the net is if it took a massive deflection."

Despite the one moment of disaster Williams feels that Reading dealt with the well with Stoke's attacking threat.

He added: "We dealt fairly comfortably with the big boys up front and the only way I could see them scoring was with a piece of magic or a bit of good fortune.

"Fair play to Stoke, they didn't sit back and accept the draw. In the last ten minutes there attacks were liek a red arrow coming at us but we stuck to our guns.

"The pleasing thing is two weeks ago we were in a similare position against Wimbledon and they scored in the last minute of the game. That was a real kick in the teeth.

"I'm so pleased we didn't let the same thing happen on Saturday because we definitely deserved a point, if not all three."

Meanwhile, Reading's Boxing Day clash with Coventry City at Highfield Road has been brought forward from 3pm to 12pm.