<< Season 1937-38 >>

Reading won the Division 3 South Cup, beating Bristol City 6-2 on aggregate in the final, although this was actually held over to the start of the following season. Less successful was the FA Cup, where Guildford City became the first non-league club to put Reading out of the competition.

Division 3 South (6th)

                        PL  HW HD HL  HF  HA  AW AD AL  AF  AA  PTS     H    A  
 1. Millwall            42  15  3  3  53  15   8  7  6  30  22   56    1-0  1-1 
 2. Bristol City        42  14  6  1  37  13   7  7  7  31  27   55    0-1  0-1 
 3. Queens Park Rang    42  15  3  3  44  17   7  6  8  36  30   53    1-0  0-3 
 4. Watford             42  14  4  3  50  15   7  7  7  23  28   53    4-1  0-4 
 5. Brighton & HA       42  15  3  3  40  16   6  6  9  24  28   51    2-1  1-1 
 6. READING             42  17  2  2  44  21   3  9  9  27  42   51
 7. Crystal Palace      42  14  4  3  45  17   4  8  9  22  30   48    3-2  1-3 
 8. Swindon Town        42  12  4  5  33  19   5  6 10  16  30   44    2-1  0-0 
 9. Northampton T       42  12  4  5  30  19   5  5 11  21  38   43    4-3  2-2 
10. Cardiff City        42  13  7  1  57  22   2  5 14  10  32   42    0-0  1-4 
11. Notts County        42  10  6  5  29  17   6  3 12  21  33   41    0-2  1-2 
12. Southend Utd        42  12  5  4  43  23   3  5 13  27  45   40    3-2  2-4 
13. Bournemouth & BA    42   8 10  3  36  20   6  2 13  20  37   40    4-1  1-1 
14. Mansfield Town*     42  12  5  4  46  26   3  4 14  16  41   39    3-2  1-5 
15. Bristol Rovers      42  10  7  4  28  20   3  6 12  18  41   39    4-0  2-2 
16. Newport County      42   9 10  2  31  15   2  6 13  12  37   38    2-1  2-2 
17. Exeter City         42  10  4  7  37  32   3  8 10  20  38   38    1-0  2-0 
18. Aldershot           42  11  4  6  23  14   4  1 16  16  45   35    3-2  0-0 
19. Clapton Orient      42  10  7  4  27  19   3  0 18  15  42   33    2-0  1-1 
20. Torquay Utd         42   7  5  9  22  28   2  7 12  16  45   30    1-1  2-3 
21. Walsall             42  10  4  7  34  37   1  3 17  18  51   29    2-1  5-2 
22. Gillingham*         42   9  5  7  25  25   1  1 19  11  52   26    2-0  2-1 

    * Mansfield transferred from Division 3 North, 1937
    * Gillingham not re-elected (replaced by Ipswich)

FA Cup

R1     Guildford CityS   A  L  0-1
Division 3 South Cup
R1     Bournemouth & BA3 A  W  2-1
R2     bye               * 
R3     Bristol Rovers3   H  W  3-1
SF     Watford3          H  W  3-0
F(1)   Bristol City3     H  W  6-1 *
F(2)   Bristol City3     A  L  0-1 [6-2]

       * Reading given a bye in Round 2
       * final carried over to 1938-39 season