Southern League Opponents

Chesham Town and Chesham Generals were both regular opponents in Reading's early days. The two teams merged to form Chesham United (nicknamed "The Generals") in 1917.

Clapton and Leyton are not related to Clapton/Leyton Orient, despite HOE confusingly calling Leyton "Clapton Orient Reserves". After leaving the Southern League, Leyton went into the local Essex and London Leagues, during which time they were beaten 6-0 by Reading in the FA Cup. They merged with Wingate in 1975 and Walthamstow Pennant in 1995 to form Leyton Pennant.

Gravesend United merged with Northfleet United in 1946 to form Gravesend and Northfleet (now Ebbsfleet United). Northfleet were a precursor of Northfleet United.

Ilford, like Clapton, were founder members of both the Southern and Isthmian Leagues. In 1979 they merged with Leytonstone to form Leytonstone Ilford. They further absorbed Walthamstow Avenue in 1988, eventually being renamed Redbridge Forest. Redbridge merged with Dagenham in 1992 to form the current Dagenham and Redbridge club.

Salisbury City are not directly connected to the current club of the same name.

For Bedminster, see Bristol City. For Brighton United, see Brighton & HA. For Royal Artillery, see Portsmouth.

Bedminster

 1896-97  FA     A  W  5-0
 1898-99  S1     H  W  4-0    A  L  1-2
 1899-00  S1     A  L  0-1    H  D  0-0
Brighton United
 1898-99  S1     A  D  1-1    H  W  1-0
 1899-00  S1     A  L  2-4    H  D  1-1
Chatham Town
 1894-95  S1     H  W  2-1    A  L  2-5
 1895-96  S1     H  W  4-1    A  W  2-1
 1896-97  S1     H  W  2-1    A  L  1-2
 1897-98  S1     H  W  5-1    A  D  1-1
 1898-99  S1     A  D  0-0    H  D  1-1
 1899-00  S1     H  W  3-1    A  L  1-2
 1900-01  S1     H  D  0-0    A      - 
Chesham*
 1893-94  FAAC   H  W  4-0
Chesham Town
 1899-00  FA     H  W  7-1
 1910-11  S2     A  W  8-1    H  W  5-0
Clapton
 1894-95  S1     A  W  2-0    H  L  1-2
 1895-96  S1     A  D  1-1    H  W  5-2
Cowes
 1899-00  S1     H      -     A      - 
Croydon Common
 1909-10  S1     A  L  1-2    H  W  3-1
 1910-11  S2     H  W  1-0    A  W  2-0
 1914-15  S1     H  W  4-1    A  L  1-4
 1915-16  LCo    H  W  4-2    A  L  2-10 
Gravesend United
 1896-97  S1     A  L  0-3    H  W  2-0
 1897-98  S1     H  W  1-0    A  D  1-1
 1898-99  S1     A  L  1-3    H  W  2-0
 1899-00  S1     A  L  1-2    H  W  2-0
 1900-01  S1     H  L  0-1    A  L  3-4
Ilford
 1894-95  S1     A  W  3-2    H  W  6-2
 1895-96  S1     H  W  3-1    A  W  5-0
 1936-37  FA     A  W  4-2
Kettering*
 1900-01  S1     A  D  1-1    H  W  1-0
 1901-02  S1     H  W  2-1    A  W  2-1
 1902-03  S1     A  D  1-1    H  W  1-0
 1903-04  S1     A  W  2-1    H  W  3-0
 1910-11  S2     H  W  5-0    A  W  1-0
Kettering Town
 1960-61  FA     H  W  4-2
 1979-80  FA     H  W  4-2
Leyton
 1906-07  S1     H  L  0-1    A  L  0-1
 1907-08  S1     H  W  3-1    A  D  2-2
 1908-09  S1     H  D  1-1    A  L  0-1
 1909-10  S1     H  D  0-0    A  D  0-0
 1911-12  S1     H  W  4-0    A  D  0-0
 1925-26  FA     H  W  6-0
Northfleet
 1896-97  S1     H  W  1-0    A  D  2-2
 1897-98  S1     H  D  1-1    A  D  1-1
Royal Artillery
 1898-99  S1     A  D  1-1    H  W  5-0
Royal Ordnance Factories
 1893-94  FAAC   H  W  3-2
 1894-95  S1     A  L  2-5    H  D  1-1
 1895-96  S1     H  W  5-2    A  W  6-2
 1896-97  S1     A  W  8-3    H      - 
Salisbury City
 1910-11  S2     A  W  4-1    H  W  5-0
Sheppey United
 1896-97  S1     H  W  1-0    A  L  0-6
 1897-98  S1     H  W  1-0    A  L  1-3
 1898-99  S1     H  W  2-0    A  L  0-1
 1899-00  S1     H  W  2-0    A  W  2-1
Ton Pentre
 1910-11  S2     H  W  2-0    A  L  1-3
Treharris
 1910-11  S2     H  W  5-1    A  D  2-2
Warmley
 1893-94  FA     H  W  3-0
 1898-99  FA     H  D  1-1    H  W  3-0
          S1     H      -     A      - 
Wellingborough
 1901-02  S1     A  W  3-1    H  W  8-0
 1902-03  S1     A  W  2-1    H  W  2-0
 1903-04  S1     A  W  2-1    H  W  1-0
 1904-05  S1     H  W  3-1    A  D  1-1
Wolverton London and North Western Railway
 1891-92  BBC    N  W  2-0
 1896-97  S1     A  W  3-2    H  W  6-0
 1897-98  S1     H  W  6-0    A  L  0-2
Summary
                        PL  HW HD HL  HF  HA  AW AD AL  AF  AA  PTS  P3/PL
 1. Southern League 1   92  35  8  3 112  26  13 14 19  72  82  118  1.804
 2. Southern League 2   12   6  0  0  23   1   4  1  1  18   7   21  2.583
 3. FA Cup               9   6  1  0  28   6   2  0  0   9   2   17  2.778
 4. FA Amateur Cup       2   2  0  0   7   2   0  0  0   0   0    4  3.000
    Line
    Totals             115  49  9  3 170  35  19 15 20  99  91  160  1.983

    * Chesham later known as Chesham Town
    * Kettering later known as Kettering Town