<< Season 1957-58 >>

1958 saw a major restructuring of the League with Divisions 3 South and North being reorganised into the new Divisions 3 and 4. Reading safely ensured their place in Division 3 by finishing in the top half of the table.

Division 3 South (5th)

                        PL  HW HD HL  HF  HA  AW AD AL  AF  AA  PTS     H    A  
 1. Brighton & HA       46  13  6  4  52  30  11  6  6  36  34   60    1-1  2-1 
 2. Brentford           46  15  5  3  52  24   9  5  9  30  32   58    1-2  1-2 
 3. Plymouth Arg        46  17  4  2  43  17   8  4 11  24  31   58    1-3  0-1 
 4. Swindon Town        46  14  7  2  47  16   7  8  8  32  34   57    0-4  1-1 
 5. READING             46  14  5  4  52  23   7  8  8  27  28   55
 6. Southampton         46  16  3  4  78  31   6  7 10  34  41   54    1-0  1-0 
 7. Southend Utd        46  14  5  4  56  26   7  7  9  34  32   54    1-1  1-2 
 8. Norwich City        46  11  9  3  41  28   8  6  9  34  42   53    1-2  2-2 
 9. Bournemouth & BA    46  16  5  2  54  24   5  4 14  27  50   51    2-0  1-4 
10. Queens Park Rang    46  15  6  2  40  14   3  8 12  24  51   50    3-0  0-3 
11. Newport County      46  12  6  5  40  24   5  8 10  33  43   48    1-0  0-0 
12. Colchester Utd      46  13  5  5  45  27   4  8 11  32  52   47    7-0  3-1 
13. Northampton T       46  13  1  9  60  33   6  5 12  27  46   44    5-2  2-1 
14. Crystal Palace      46  12  5  6  46  30   3  8 12  24  42   43    2-2  2-2 
15. Port Vale           46  12  6  5  49  24   4  4 15  18  34   42    3-0  2-1 
16. Watford             46   9  8  6  34  27   4  8 11  25  50   42    1-1  1-1 
17. Shrewsbury T        46  10  6  7  29  25   5  4 14  20  46   40    2-2  2-0 
18. Aldershot           46   7  9  7  31  34   5  7 11  28  55   40    3-0  0-1 
19. Coventry City       46  10  9  4  41  24   3  4 16  20  57   39    3-1  0-1 
20. Walsall             46  10  7  6  37  24   4  2 17  24  51   37    3-1  0-0 
21. Torquay Utd         46   9  7  7  33  34   2  6 15  16  40   35    1-0  4-1 
22. Gillingham          46  12  5  6  33  24   1  4 18  19  57   35    4-0  1-2 
23. Millwall            46   6  6 11  37  36   5  3 15  26  55   31    4-1  0-0 
24. Exeter City         46  10  4  9  37  35   1  5 17  20  64   31    2-0  1-1 

FA Cup

R1     Swindon Town3     H  W  1-0
R2     Wisbech TownN     H  W  2-1
R3     Leyton Orient2    A  L  0-1
Southern Floodlit Cup
R1     Queens Park Rang3 A  D  0-0
R1(R)  Queens Park Rang3 H  W  5-2
R2     West Ham Utd2     A  D  3-3
R2(R)  West Ham Utd2     H  W  5-3
SF     Luton Town1       H  D  3-3
SF(R)  Luton Town1       A  W  1-0
F      Portsmouth1       H  L  0-2