<< Season 1993-94 >>

Jimmy Quinn Mark McGhee's side powered to the Second Division championship on the back of the striking partnership of Jimmy Quinn (40 goals) and Stuart Lovell (22), who netted a record 62 goals out of the 96 Reading scored in all competitions. The finishing touches to McGhee's side were added by the signing of player of the year Dylan Kerr from Leeds for £75K and Shaka Hislop taking over as first choice keeper. The championship was eventually secured by a 2-0 win over Brighton, with Jimmy Quinn netting his eleventh brace of the season. Remarkably, he never scored a hat-trick for Reading. Equally remarkably, there were five players on a hat-trick in the 6-4 win at Exeter, including Quinn, Lovell and Scott Taylor.

Reading hold the distinction of having been Level III Champions three times, once of Division Three South (1925-26), once of Division Three proper (1985-86), and once of the new style Division Two (1993-94).

Division 2 (Champions)

       Huddersfield T    A  W  3-0         Gooding, Quinn, Lovell
       Burnley           H  W  2-1         Quinn, McPherson
       Brentford         A  L  0-1
       Barnet            H  W  4-1         Gooding, Parkinson, Quinn, Gilkes
       Cambridge Utd     H  W  3-1         Quinn 2, Parkinson
       Wrexham           A  L  2-3         Jones (og), Lovell
       Bradford City     A  W  4-2         Parkinson, Lovell, Quinn 2 (1 pen)
       Plymouth Arg      H  W  3-2         Quinn 2, Gooding
       Hull City         H  D  1-1         Hopkins
       Swansea City      A  D  1-1         Hartenberger
       Exeter City       A  W  6-4         Quinn 2, Lovell 2, Taylor 2
       Leyton Orient     H  W  2-1         Quinn 2
       Port Vale         A  W  4-0         Lovell, Taylor, Quinn 2 (1 pen)
       Fulham            H  W  1-0         Quinn
       Rotherham Utd     A  D  2-2         Lovell 2
       Blackpool         H  D  1-1         Quinn
       Brighton & HA     A  W  1-0         Taylor
       AFC Bournemouth   H  W  3-0         Quinn 2, Gooding
       Burnley           A  W  1-0         Gooding
       Huddersfield T    H  D  0-0
       Stockport Co      H  W  2-0         Lovell 2
       Cardiff City      A  L  0-3
       York City         H  W  2-1         Quinn 2
       Hartlepool Utd    H  W  4-0         Quinn, Lovell, Gooding, Taylor
       Leyton Orient     A  D  1-1         Lovell
       Exeter City       H  W  1-0         Hartenberger
       Bristol Rovers    A  D  1-1         Quinn (pen)
       Fulham            A  L  0-1
       Port Vale         H  L  1-2         Quinn (pen)
       Hartlepool Utd    A  W  4-1         Lovell 2, Taylor, Quinn
       Brentford         H  W  2-1         Hopkins, Quinn
       Cambridge Utd     A  W  1-0         Quinn
       Wrexham           H  L  0-1
       Plymouth Arg      A  L  1-3         Kerr
       Bradford City     H  D  1-1         Lovell
       Hull City         A  W  2-1         Quinn 2
       Swansea City      H  W  2-1         Quinn (pen), Lovell
       York City         A  L  0-1
       Bristol Rovers    H  W  2-0         Quinn, Lovell
       Cardiff City      H  D  1-1         Gilkes
       Barnet            A  W  1-0         Lovell
       Rotherham Utd     H  D  0-0
       Blackpool         A  W  4-0         Kerr, Lovell 2, Quinn
       Stockport Co      A  D  1-1         Gooding
       Brighton & HA     H  W  2-0         Quinn 2 (1 pen)
       AFC Bournemouth   A  L  1-2         Quinn

Division 2 Table

                        PL  HW HD HL  HF  HA  AW AD AL  AF  AA  PTS
 1. READING             46  15  6  2  40  16  11  5  7  41  28   89
 2. Port Vale           46  16  6  1  46  18  10  4  9  33  28   88
 3. Plymouth Arg+       46  16  4  3  46  26   9  6  8  42  30   85
 4. Stockport Co+       46  15  3  5  50  22   9 10  4  24  22   85
 5. York City+          46  12  7  4  33  13   9  5  9  31  27   75
 6. Burnley+            46  17  4  2  55  18   4  6 13  24  40   73
 7. Bradford City       46  13  5  5  34  20   6  8  9  27  33   70
 8. Bristol Rovers      46  10  8  5  33  26  10  2 11  27  33   70
 9. Hull City           46   9  9  5  33  20   9  5  9  29  34   68
10. Cambridge Utd       46  11  5  7  38  29   8  4 11  41  44   66
11. Huddersfield T      46   9  8  6  27  26   8  6  9  31  35   65
12. Wrexham             46  13  4  6  45  33   4  7 12  21  44   62
13. Swansea City        46  12  7  4  37  20   4  5 14  19  38   60
14. Brighton & HA       46  10  7  6  38  29   5  7 11  22  38   59
15. Rotherham Utd       46  11  4  8  42  30   4  9 10  21  30   58
16. Brentford           46   7 10  6  30  28   6  9  8  27  27   58
17. AFC Bournemouth     46   8  7  8  26  27   6  8  9  25  32   57
18. Leyton Orient       46  11  9  3  38  26   3  5 15  19  45   56
19. Cardiff City        46  10  7  6  39  33   3  8 12  27  46   54
20. Blackpool           46  12  2  9  41  37   4  3 16  22  38   53
21. Fulham              46   7  6 10  20  23   7  4 12  30  40   52
22. Exeter City         46   8  7  8  38  37   3  5 15  14  46   45
23. Hartlepool Utd      46   8  3 12  28  40   1  6 16  13  47   36
24. Barnet              46   4  6 13  22  32   1  7 15  19  54   28

    + after play-off

Position Graph

Position Graph

Points Gap Graph

Points Gap Graph

FA Cup

R1     Cambridge Utd2    A  D  0-0
R1(R)  Cambridge Utd2    H  L  1-2         Gooding
League Cup
R1(1)  Northampton T3    H  W  3-0         Quinn, Lovell, Parkinson
R1(2)  Northampton T3    A  W  2-0 [5-0]   Gray, Dillon
R2(1)  Manchester CP     A  D  1-1         Lovell
R2(2)  Manchester CP     H  L  1-2 [2-3]   Quinn
Associate Members' Cup
R1(A)  Brighton & HA2    A  D  2-2         Quinn 2
R1(B)  Fulham2           H  W  1-0         Taylor
R2     Northampton T3    H  W  4-1         Hartenberger, Quinn, Lambert, Gooding
R3     Fulham2           A  L  0-1
Associate Members' Cup (R1) Table
                        PL   W  D  L  GF  GA  PTS
 1. READING              2   1  1  0   3   2    4
 2. Fulham               2   1  0  1   4   2    3
 3. Brighton & HA        2   0  1  1   3   6    1

Top Scorers

                        LG  FA  LC  MC  ALL  PEN  HAT    RATE
 1. Jimmy Quinn         35   0   2   3   40    6    0   0.727
 2. Stuart Lovell       20   0   2   0   22    0    0   0.407
 3. Mick Gooding         7   1   0   1    9    0    0   0.184
 4. Scott Taylor         6   0   0   1    7    0    0   0.149
 5. Phil Parkinson       3   0   1   0    4    0    0   0.078
 6. Uwe Hartenberger     2   0   0   1    3    0    0   0.231
 7. Michael Gilkes       2   0   0   0    2    0    0   0.042
    Jeff Hopkins         2   0   0   0    2    0    0   0.040
    Dylan Kerr           2   0   0   0    2    0    0   0.036
10. Keith McPherson      1   0   0   0    1    0    0   0.037
11. Kevin Dillon         0   0   1   0    1    0    0   0.026
    Andy Gray            0   0   1   0    1    0    0   0.143
13. James Lambert        0   0   0   1    1    0    0   0.125
14. Own goals            1   0   0   0    1    0    0   0.018
    Line
    Totals              81   1   7   7   96    6    0   1.714

Most Appearances

                        LG    FA    LC    MC    ALL     SUM
 1. Shaka Hislop        46     2     4     4     56      56
 2. Jimmy Quinn         46     2     3     3+1   54+1    55
 3. Dylan Kerr          45     2     4     3+1   54+1    55
 4. Stuart Lovell       43+2   2     4     2+1   51+3    54
 5. Adrian Williams     41     2     4     4     51      51
 6. Phil Parkinson      42     2     4     2+1   50+1    51
 7. Jeff Hopkins        40+2   2     2     4     48+2    50
 8. Mick Gooding        41     2     3     3     49      49
 9. Michael Gilkes      29+10  2     3+1   3     37+11   48
10. Scott Taylor        34+4   2     0+3   4     40+7    47
11. Kevin Dillon        31+1   0     4     3     38+1    39
12. Ray Ranson          22+2   2     3     1     28+2    30
13. Keith McPherson     19+1   0+1   4     1+1   24+3    27
14. Tom Jones           11+6   0     2     0     13+6    19
15. Uwe Hartenberger     0+9   0+1   0     3      3+10   13
16. John Humphrey        8     0     0     1      9       9
17. James Lambert        1+5   0     0     1+1    2+6     8
18. Andy Gray            0+5   0     0+1   0+1    0+7     7
19. Tony Witter          4     0     0     0      4       4
20. Ray Wallace          3     0     0     0      3       3
21. Mark Holzman         0     0     0     1      1       1
    Darren McCance       0     0     0     1      1       1
23. David Bass           0+1   0     0     0      0+1     1
    Alan Carey           0+1   0     0     0      0+1     1
    Line
    Totals              46     2     4     4     56      56