<< Season 1967-68 >>

Reading continued their good form by winning their first three matches of the season to take their run to 11 games. However once again they narrowly missed out on promotion. In the FA Cup third round Reading held First Division Manchester City to a fine 0-0 draw at Maine Road. Unfortunately City turned on the style in the replay, winning 7-0 in what people who saw it say was the most awesome performance ever seen at Elm Park.

Division 3 (5th)

                        PL  HW HD HL  HF  HA  AW AD AL  AF  AA  PTS     H    A  
 1. Oxford Utd          46  18  3  2  49  20   4 10  9  20  27   57    1-1  0-2 
 2. Bury                46  19  3  1  64  24   5  5 13  27  42   56    3-4  0-2 
 3. Shrewsbury T        46  14  6  3  42  17   6  9  8  19  32   55    0-0  1-2 
 4. Torquay Utd         46  15  6  2  40  17   6  5 12  20  39   53    4-0  1-2 
 5. READING             46  15  5  3  43  17   6  4 13  27  43   51
 6. Watford             46  15  3  5  59  20   6  5 12  15  30   50    2-0  0-3 
 7. Walsall             46  12  7  4  47  22   7  5 11  27  39   50    2-2  2-2 
 8. Barrow              46  14  6  3  43  13   7  2 14  22  41   50    3-0  0-1 
 9. Swindon Town        46  13  8  2  51  16   3  9 11  23  35   49    2-1  1-5 
10. Brighton & HA       46  11  8  4  31  14   5  8 10  26  41   48    1-0  1-1 
11. Gillingham          46  13  6  4  35  19   5  6 12  24  44   48    3-1  0-3 
12. Bournemouth & BA    46  13  7  3  39  17   3  8 12  17  34   47    1-0  0-2 
13. Stockport Co        46  16  5  2  49  22   3  4 16  21  53   47    3-0  0-3 
14. Southport           46  13  6  4  35  22   4  6 13  30  43   46    1-1  1-2 
15. Bristol Rovers      46  14  3  6  42  25   3  6 14  30  53   43    2-1  0-1 
    Oldham Athletic     46  11  3  9  37  32   7  4 12  23  33   43    0-1  3-1 
17. Northampton T       46  10  8  5  40  25   4  5 14  18  47   41    0-0  2-1 
18. Orient*             46  10  6  7  27  24   2 11 10  19  38   41    4-2  0-1 
19. Tranmere Rov        46  10  7  6  39  28   4  5 14  23  46   40    3-0  2-1 
20. Mansfield Town      46   8  7  8  32  31   4  6 13  19  36   37    2-1  2-2 
21. Grimsby Town        46  10  7  6  33  21   4  2 17  19  48   37    3-0  1-1 
22. Colchester Utd      46   6  8  9  29  40   3  7 13  21  47   33    1-0  5-2 
23. Scunthorpe Utd      46   8  9  6  36  34   2  3 18  20  53   32    2-1  2-1 
24. Peterborough U*     46  14  4  5  46  23   6  6 11  33  44   31    0-1  3-2 

    * Orient previously known as Leyton Orient
    * Peterborough deducted 19 points (illegal payments)

FA Cup

R1     Aldershot4        H  W  6-2
R2     DagenhamN         H  D  1-1
R2(R)  DagenhamN         A  W  1-0
R3     Manchester C1     A  D  0-0
R3(R)  Manchester C1     H  L  0-7
League Cup
R1     Bristol Rovers3   H  W  3-0
R2     West Bromwich A1  H  W  3-1
R3     Arsenal1          A  L  0-1