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Reading first met Colchester in the FA Cup when they were still a non-league side. The game in 1948 attracted a crowd of 19,072, still a Colchester record, however they went home disappointed as the game was abandoned. This cup rivalry was renewed in 1990-91 after Colchester had been relegated to the Conference. The U's ran out 2-1 winners at Layer Road, thereby becoming the last non-league team to knock Reading out of the FA Cup. Happily their stay of out the League was a short one, and they have regained their status to become one of Reading's bogey teams in recent years.

Colchester United

 1946-47  FA     H  W  5-0
 1948-49  FA     A  W  4-2
 1950-51  D3S    A  D  1-1    H  W  3-2
 1951-52  D3S    H  W  4-2    A  L  1-4
 1952-53  D3S    A  L  1-2    H  W  2-0
 1953-54  D3S    H  W  2-0    A  W  4-2
 1954-55  D3S    H  W  4-0    A  W  2-0
          FA     H  D  3-3    A  W  2-1
 1955-56  D3S    A  W  3-0    H  L  1-3
 1956-57  D3S    A  L  2-3    H  L  0-3
 1957-58  D3S    A  W  3-1    H  W  7-0
 1958-59  D3     H  D  0-0    A  L  1-3
 1959-60  D3     A  L  2-4    H  W  2-1
 1960-61  D3     H  W  2-1    A  D  2-2
 1962-63  D3     H  W  4-1    A  L  2-4
 1963-64  D3     A  L  1-2    H  W  5-3
 1964-65  D3     A  D  2-2    H  D  1-1
 1966-67  D3     H  L  2-3    A  L  0-2
 1967-68  D3     H  W  1-0    A  W  5-2
 1968-69  LC     A  L  0-2
 1969-70  LC     A  D  1-1    H  L  0-3
 1971-72  D4     A  L  1-2    H  L  2-4
 1972-73  D4     H  L  0-1    A  D  2-2
 1973-74  D4     A  D  0-0    H  D  1-1
 1979-80  D3     A  D  1-1    H  W  2-0
          FA     H  W  2-0
 1980-81  D3     H  W  1-0    A  W  2-1
 1983-84  D4     A  L  0-3    H  W  1-0
          LC     A  L  2-3    H  W  4-3
 1990-91  FA     A  L  1-2
 1998-99  D2     H  D  1-1    A  D  1-1
 1999-00  D2     A  L  2-3    H  W  2-0
 2000-01  D2     H  L  0-1    A  L  1-2
 2001-02  D2     A  L  0-2    H  W  3-0
          AMC    H  W  2-1
 2015-16  LC     A  W  1-0
 2017-18  FLT    A      - 
Summary
                        PL  HW HD HL  HF  HA  AW AD AL  AF  AA  PTS  P3/PL
 1. Football League 3   28   9  3  2  26  12   2  4  8  22  31   31  1.429
 2. Football League 4    8   1  1  2   4   6   0  2  2   3   7    6  0.750
 3. Division 3 South    16   6  0  2  23  10   4  1  3  17  13   21  1.938
 4. FA Cup               6   2  1  0  10   3   2  0  1   7   5    9  2.167
 5. League Cup           6   1  0  1   4   6   1  1  2   4   6    7  1.167
 6. Assoc. Members Cup   1   1  0  0   2   1   0  0  0   0   0    3  3.000
 7. Other Cups           0   0  0  0   0   0   0  0  0   0   0    0  0.000
    Line
    Totals              65  20  5  7  69  38   9  8 16  53  62   77  1.538