<< Season 1924-25 >>

Football in the early 1920s was getting really dull. Reading scored just 37 goals and conceded 38 in the 42 game season. This was remedied the following year when the offside law was modified to require just two defenders between the attacker and the goal, rather than three. Overall the number of goals scored in Division 3 South increased from 1120 in 1924-25 (2.42 goals per game) to 1555 in 1925-26 (3.37 goals per game) - a 39% increase, or nearly a goal a game.

Division 3 South (14th)

                        PL  HW HD HL  HF  HA  AW AD AL  AF  AA  PTS     H    A  
 1. Swansea Town        42  17  4  0  51  12   6  7  8  17  23   57    2-0  0-1 
 2. Plymouth Arg        42  17  3  1  55  12   6  7  8  22  26   56    0-0  0-2 
 3. Bristol City        42  14  5  2  40  10   8  4  9  20  31   53    0-1  0-3 
 4. Swindon Town        42  17  2  2  51  13   3  9  9  15  25   51    1-1  1-2 
 5. Millwall            42  12  5  4  35  14   6  8  7  23  24   49    1-2  1-0 
 6. Newport County      42  13  6  2  35  12   7  3 11  27  30   49    0-1  1-1 
 7. Exeter City         42  13  4  4  37  19   6  5 10  22  29   47    1-1  0-1 
 8. Brighton & HA       42  14  3  4  43  17   5  5 11  16  28   46    0-0  1-0 
 9. Northampton T       42  12  3  6  34  18   8  3 10  17  26   46    0-1  0-2 
10. Southend Utd        42  14  1  6  34  18   5  4 12  17  43   43    2-2  0-3 
11. Watford             42  12  3  6  22  20   5  6 10  16  27   43    3-0  0-1 
12. Norwich City        42  10  8  3  39  18   4  5 12  14  33   41    2-0  2-0 
13. Gillingham          42  11  8  2  25  11   2  6 13  10  33   40    0-1  0-0 
14. READING             42   9  6  6  28  15   5  4 12   9  23   38
15. Charlton Ath        42  12  6  3  31  13   1  6 14  15  35   38    0-0  2-1 
16. Luton Town          42   9 10  2  34  15   1  7 13  15  42   37    3-0  0-1 
17. Bristol Rovers      42  10  5  6  26  13   2  8 11  16  36   37    4-1  0-1 
18. Aberdare Ath        42  13  4  4  40  21   1  5 15  14  46   37    2-0  0-3 
19. Queens Park Rang    42  10  6  5  28  19   4  2 15  14  44   36    2-1  0-1 
20. Bournemouth & BA    42   8  6  7  20  17   5  2 14  20  41   34    0-1  0-0 
21. Brentford           42   8  7  6  28  26   1  0 20  10  65   25    3-1  1-0 
22. Merthyr Town        42   8  3 10  24  27   0  2 19  11  50   21    2-1  0-0 

FA Cup

Q4     Erith & BelvN     A  W  2-0
Q5     Southend Utd3     H  W  2-1
Q6     Darlington4       H  L  0-1