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​Stacey scores as Bournemouth beat Reading in friendly

Jack Stacey managed to get on the scoresheet for the Bournemouth under-21s in midweek.

The Cherries will also be happy with the fact that first team players Ryan Gosling and Simon Francis got game time.

Jordan Ibe was also involved, but he missed a spot kick that could have given him a much needed boost of confidence.

Stacey got the only goal in a 1-0 Bournemouth win over Reading.

Bournemouth under-21 boss Shaun Cooper told the club's website: "We had a lot of first-team players so it was good for them to get the minutes they needed in the bank. Their attitudes were spot-on and a good example for our boys who all did well.

"We dominated the second half in particular and spent a lot of time in their third. We didn't create as many clear-cut opportunities as we would have liked but a win was definitely a fair result.

"It was a great experience for some of our younger lads to play alongside players like Dan Gosling and Simon Francis and I thought they all held their own.

"Dan and Simon are both unselfish players who possess the strong characteristics we try to instil in our players so, in that respect, they will have taken a lot from the game. I thought our boys slotted in nicely and performed well."

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