Reading Reserves 1920-27

These tables cover the Southern League between 1920 and 1927. Note that during this period the League was divided in two sections, either English and Welsh or Eastern and Western, with the title being decided by a play-off between the two champions. Only the English and Eastern sections (those involving Reading Reserves) are given. Also see the Southern League Division 2 (1903-07) records.

Southern League (England) 1920-21 (6th)

                        PL   W  D  L  GF  GA  PTS
 1. Brighton Res*       24  16  3  5  65  29   35
 2. Portsmouth Res      24  13  7  4  44  20   33
 3. Millwall Res        24  12  4  8  46  24   28
 4. Southampton Res     24  10  7  7  53  35   27
 5. Boscombe            24  10  6  8  25  40   26
 6. READING RES         24  11  3 10  41  34   25
 7. Luton T Res         24   8  8  8  38  35   24
 8. Charlton Ath*       24   8  8  8  41  41   24
 9. Watford Res         24   9  4 11  43  45   22
10. Norwich C Res       24   7  7 10  31  39   21
11. Gillingham Res      24   6  5 13  32  47   17
12. Chatham Town*       24   5  6 13  24  47   16
13. Thorneycrofts*      24   4  6 14  29  76   14

    * Brighton Res beat Barry 2-1 in play-off after 1-1 draw
    * Charlton elected to Football League
    * two teams resigned
    * Thorneycrofts adjusted from GA=74
Southern League (England) 1921-22 (15th)
                        PL   W  D  L  GF  GA  PTS
 1. Plymouth A Res*     36  22  5  9  91  38   49
 2. Portsmouth Res      36  17 10  9  63  41   44
 3. Bristol C Res       36  18  8 10  73  50   44
 4. Southampton Res     36  19  5 12  70  47   43
 5. Gillingham Res*     36  17  9 10  65  47   43
 6. Charlton A Res*     36  18  6 12  69  54   42
 7. Boscombe            36  17  5 14  38  55   39
 8. Luton T Res         36  17  4 15  50  54   38
 9. Watford Res         36  15  7 14  65  53   37
10. Brighton Res        36  12 13 11  60  52   37
11. Bath City           36  16  5 15  55  53   37
12. Swindon T Res       36  14  7 15  59  46   35
13. Bristol R Res       36  13  7 16  50  82   33
14. Millwall Res        36  13  4 19  49  53   30
15. READING RES         36  11  7 18  46  59   29
16. Exeter C Res        36  10  9 17  42  63   29
17. Guildford Utd       36  11  6 19  44  56   28
18. Norwich C Res       36  10  6 20  47  86   26
19. Southend U Res*     36   9  3 24  47  94   21

    * Plymouth Res beat Ebbw Value 3-0 in play-off
    * two teams resigned
    * Southend Res adjusted from GA=92
Southern League (England) 1922-23 (20th)
                        PL   W  D  L  GF  GA  PTS
 1. Bristol C Res*      38  24  5  9  84  39   53
 2. Boscombe*           38  22  7  9  67  34   51
 3. Portsmouth Res      38  23  3 12  93  51   49
 4. Bristol R Res       38  20  8 10  59  41   48
 5. Plymouth A Res      38  20  7 11  74  41   47
 6. Torquay Utd         38  18  8 12  63  38   44
 7. Brighton Res        38  20  3 15  95  60   43
 8. Luton T Res         38  16 11 11  67  56   43
 9. Southend U Res*     38  18  6 14  69  68   42
10. Southampton Res     38  18  5 15  65  54   41
11. Millwall Res        38  15 10 13  61  55   40
12. Coventry C Res      38  15  8 15  56  61   38
13. Guildford Utd       38  15  7 16  65  59   37
14. Swindon T Res       38  13  6 19  54  73   32
15. Bath City           38  10  8 20  44  71   28
16. Watford Res         38  11  6 21  34  79   28
17. Yeovil & PU         38  10  6 22  56 104   26
18. Norwich C Res       38   9  7 22  42  68   25
19. Exeter C Res        38  10  5 23  43  81   25
20. READING RES         38   7  6 25  37  95   20

    * Bristol City Res lost 1-2 to Ebbw Vale in play-off
    * Boscombe elected to Football League (as Bournemouth & BA)
    * Southend Res resigned
Southern League (East) 1923-24 (11th)
                        PL   W  D  L  GF  GA  PTS
 1. P'borough & FU*     30  20  2  8  54  31   42
 2. Leicester C Res     30  19  3  8  72  30   41
 3. Southampton Res     30  18  5  7  60  36   41
 4. Millwall Res        30  18  3  9  56  38   39
 5. Portsmouth Res      30  16  2 12  66  37   34
 6. Brighton Res        30  13  7 10  55  42   33
 7. Norwich C Res       30  13  6 11  46  34   32
 8. Folkestone          30  12  5 13  61  51   29
 9. Coventry C Res      30  10  8 12  39  34   28
10. Watford Res         30  11  6 13  36  48   28
11. READING RES         30  11  6 13  32  43   28
12. Northampton Res     30   9 10 11  32  47   28
13. Luton T Res         30  10  7 13  40  49   27
14. Guildford Utd       30   7  5 18  38  72   19
15. Kettering Town*     30   5  8 17  30  67   18
16. Bournemouth Res*    30   4  5 21  40  98   13

    * Peterborough lost 1-3 to Yeovil in play-off
    * Kettering Town previously known as Kettering
    * Bournemouth Res adjusted from GA=85
Southern League (East) 1924-25 (16th)
                        PL   W  D  L  GF  GA  PTS
 1. Southampton Res*    32  17 10  5  65  30   44
 2. Kettering Town      32  17  6  9  67  39   40
 3. Brighton Res        32  15 10  7  68  42   40
 4. Millwall Res        32  15 10  7  65  48   40
 5. P'borough & FU      32  15  9  8  56  29   39
 6. Bournemouth Res     32  15  9  8  66  48   39
 7. Leicester C Res     32  15  7 10  61  45   37
 8. Portsmouth Res      32  15  7 10  51  40   37
 9. Folkestone          32  13 11  8  55  46   37
10. Norwich C Res       32  13  8 11  65  58   34
11. Coventry C Res      32  12  9 11  51  41   33
12. Luton T Res         32  15  2 15  48  63   32
13. Northampton Res*    32  10  5 17  38  59   25
14. Watford Res         32   7  7 18  44  71   21
15. Nuneaton Town       32   8  2 22  37  62   18
16. READING RES         32   8  1 23  38  87   17
17. Guildford Utd       32   4  3 25  40 107   11

    * Southampton Res beat Swansea Res 2-1 in play-off
    * Northampton Res resigned
Southern League (East) 1925-26 (16th)
                        PL   W  D  L  GF  GA  PTS
 1. Millwall Res*       34  24  6  4 106  37   54
 2. Leicester C Res     34  23  2  9 105  60   48
 3. Brighton Res        34  21  4  9 105  69   46
 4. Kettering Town      34  19  5 10  98  68   43
 5. P'borough & FU      34  19  3 12  76  62   41
 6. Portsmouth Res      34  17  5 12  76  67   39
 7. Norwich C Res       34  17  4 13  85  90   38
 8. Bournemouth Res     34  15  7 12  76  67   37
 9. Southampton Res     34  14  7 13  65  72   35
10. Fulham Res*         34  13  6 15  86  77   32
11. Grays Thurrock U    34  13  5 16  63  77   31
12. Guildford Utd       34  11  8 15  71  87   30
13. Watford Res         34  12  2 20  62  94   26
14. Luton T Res         34  11  3 20  70  78   25
15. Folkestone          34   9  6 19  67  93   24
16. READING RES         34  10  3 21  58  84   23
17. Coventry C Res*     34   9  5 20  54  93   23
18. Nuneaton Town*      34   7  3 24  61 109   17

    * Millwall Res lost 0-1 to Plymouth Res in play-off
    * three teams resigned
    * Nuneaton Town adjusted from GA=113
Southern League (East) 1926-27 (9th, Resigned)
                        PL   W  D  L  GF  GA  PTS
 1. Brighton Res*       32  21  6  5  86  47   48
 2. P'borough & FU      32  18  9  5  80  39   45
 3. Portsmouth Res*     32  19  6  7  95  65   44
 4. Kettering Town      32  15 10  7  66  41   40
 5. Millwall Res        32  16  5 11  67  56   37
 6. Bournemouth Res     32  14  6 12  69  64   34
 7. Norwich C Res       32  14  5 13  79  74   33
 8. Dartford            32  13  7 12  60  71   33
 9. READING RES*        32  12  8 12  75  79   32
10. Luton T Res*        32  10 11 11  75  70   31
11. Leicester C Res*    32  12  5 15  94  72   29
12. Watford Res*        32  10  8 14  74  84   28
13. Southampton Res     32  10  6 16  57  77   26
14. Poole               32   9  6 17  55  86   24
15. Grays Thurrock U    32  10  3 19  49  66   23
16. Guildford Utd       32   6  7 19  57 106   19
17. Folkestone          32   7  4 21  57  98   18

    * Brighton Res beat Torquay 4-0 in play-off
    * five teams resigned

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