Two first half goals helped Chelsea Under-18s record a 2-0 victory over Reading at Cobham in the Under-18 Premier League on Saturday morning.

George Nunn and Thierno Ballo were both on target for The Blues within the first half hour of the contest as Chelsea recorded an easy win.

Andy Myers’ side were ahead as soon as the second minute when Ian Maatsen crossed for Nunn to tap in from close range.

Reading responded and Jack Nolan saw an effort cannon off the post before Khalid Simmo forced a save from home keeper Jake Askew from the rebound.

Chelsea put daylight between themselves and their opponents in the 28th minute when Nunn teed up Marcel Lewis to shoot. His effort was saved by visiting keeper Jokull Andresson, however, the loose ball fell to Ballo who fired in to make it 2-0, a scoreline which remained the same as the two sides went into the break.

It was Ballo who really should have made it 3-0 to The Blues early in the second half but Reading keeper Andresson got the better of the player when in a one-on-one situation. The visiting keeper was replaced by Coniah Boyce-Clarke just after the hour and the substitute did well to deny Jake Wakely after he directed a header on goal from a corner kick.

Armando Broja wasted the final chance of the match as he lashed his effort straight at Boyce-Clarke but that counted for nothing as The Blues collected the three points.

Chelsea are back in action on Saturday when they travel to Manchester United in the Under-18 Premier League Cup.

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