<< Season 1928-29 >>

The 1928-29 season saw one of Reading's most famous giant-killing acts as they beat Sheffield Wednesday, League champions in this and the following seasons. Despite almost continuous pressure, Wednesday could not break down the Reading defence and Bill Johnstone grabbed the only goal on the break.

Division 2 (15th)

                        PL  HW HD HL  HF  HA  AW AD AL  AF  AA  PTS     H    A  
 1. Middlesbrough       42  14  4  3  54  22   8  7  6  38  35   55    2-3  0-0 
 2. Grimsby Town        42  16  2  3  49  24   8  3 10  33  37   53    1-3  0-4 
 3. Bradford PA         42  18  2  1  62  22   4  2 15  26  48   48    4-0  0-1 
 4. Southampton         42  12  6  3  48  22   5  8  8  26  38   48    0-1  2-2 
 5. Notts County        42  13  4  4  51  24   6  5 10  27  41   47    1-2  1-1 
 6. Stoke City          42  12  7  2  46  16   5  5 11  28  35   46    1-1  0-5 
 7. West Bromwich A     42  13  4  4  50  25   6  4 11  30  54   46    5-3  0-5 
 8. Blackpool           42  13  4  4  49  18   6  3 12  43  58   45    4-1  0-7 
 9. Chelsea             42  10  6  5  40  30   7  4 10  24  35   44    3-3  1-2 
10. Tottenham H         42  16  3  2  50  26   1  6 14  25  55   43    4-3  2-2 
11. Nottingham F        42   8  6  7  34  33   7  6  8  37  37   42    0-3  2-1 
12. Hull City           42   8  8  5  38  24   5  6 10  20  39   40    3-0  0-3 
13. Preston NE          42  12  6  3  58  27   3  3 15  20  52   39    0-0  0-7 
14. Millwall            42  10  4  7  43  35   6  3 12  28  51   39    0-2  1-5 
15. READING             42  12  3  6  48  30   3  6 12  15  56   39
16. Barnsley            42  12  4  5  51  28   4  2 15  18  38   38    1-0  3-2 
17. Wolverhampton W     42   9  6  6  41  31   6  1 14  36  50   37    3-0  0-2 
18. Oldham Athletic     42  15  2  4  37  24   1  3 17  17  51   37    6-1  1-2 
19. Swansea Town        42  12  3  6  46  26   1  7 13  16  49   36    2-0  1-0 
20. Bristol City        42  11  6  4  37  25   2  4 15  21  47   36    2-1  0-0 
21. Port Vale           42  14  1  6  53  25   1  3 17  18  61   34    2-1  0-4 
22. Clapton Orient      42  10  4  7  29  25   2  4 15  16  47   32    4-2  1-1 

FA Cup

R3     Tottenham H2      H  W  2-0
R4     The Wednesday1    H  W  1-0
R5     Aston Villa1      H  L  1-3