<< Season 1991-92 >>

John Madejski Although in itself unremarkable, this season saw another turning point in Reading's fortunes, with new chairman John Madejski (later Sir John) and new player-manager Mark McGhee laying the foundations for their later success. It was also the end of an era as Martin Hicks left in the close season after making a record 603 appearances, and Trevor Senior played his last game for Reading. With Reading 0-2 down at home to Wigan on the last day of the season, keeper Steve Francis was injured and Trevor took over in goal as Reading fought back to win 3-2.

Division 3 (12th)

       Hull City         H  L  0-1
       Hartlepool Utd    A  L  0-2
       Bury              H  W  3-2         Senior, McPherson, McGhee
       Swansea City      A  W  2-1         Byrne, Senior
       Birmingham C      H  D  1-1         Byrne
       Brentford         A  L  0-1
       Torquay Utd       A  W  2-1         Senior, Holzman
       Bradford City     H  L  1-2         Gooding
       Exeter City       A  L  1-2         Lovell
       AFC Bournemouth   H  D  0-0
       Wigan Athletic    A  D  1-1         Cockram
       Peterborough U    H  D  1-1         Dillon (pen)
       Shrewsbury T      A  W  2-1         Dillon, Taylor
       Bolton Wand       A  D  1-1         Gooding
       Darlington        H  D  2-2         Maskell, Williams
       West Bromwich A   H  L  1-2         Taylor
       Chester City      A  D  2-2         Maskell 2 (1 pen)
       Stockport Co      H  D  1-1         Maskell
       Hartlepool Utd    H  L  0-1
       Bury              A  W  1-0         Maskell
       Hull City         A  W  1-0         Senior
       Swansea City      H  W  1-0         Senior
       Huddersfield T    H  W  1-0         Senior
       Stoke City        A  L  0-3
       Peterborough U    A  L  3-5         Richardson, Lee, Maskell (pen)
       Shrewsbury T      H  W  2-1         Lee, Senior
       Stockport Co      A  L  0-1
       Fulham            H  L  0-2
       Huddersfield T    A  W  2-1         Lee, Williams
       Preston NE        H  D  2-2         Lee 2
       Stoke City        H  L  3-4         Lovell, Williams, Gooding
       Leyton Orient     A  D  1-1         Maskell
       Darlington        A  W  4-2         Maskell 3, Cork (og)
       Bolton Wand       H  W  1-0         Brown (og)
       West Bromwich A   A  L  0-2
       Chester City      H  D  0-0
       Brentford         H  D  0-0
       Birmingham C      A  L  0-2
       Fulham            A  L  0-1
       Torquay Utd       H  W  6-1         Dillon, Lovell, Barkus, McGhee, Maskell 2
       Preston NE        A  D  1-1         Maskell
       Bradford City     A  L  0-1
       Exeter City       H  W  1-0         McGhee
       AFC Bournemouth   A  L  2-3         Watson (og), Williams
       Leyton Orient     H  W  3-2         Maskell 2, McGhee
       Wigan Athletic    H  W  3-2         Maskell (pen), McGhee, Lovell

Division 3 Table >>

                        PL  HW HD HL  HF  HA  AW AD AL  AF  AA  PTS
 1. Brentford           46  17  2  4  55  29   8  5 10  26  26   82
 2. Birmingham C        46  15  6  2  42  22   8  6  9  27  30   81
 3. Huddersfield T+     46  15  4  4  36  15   7  8  8  23  23   78
 4. Stoke City+         46  14  5  4  45  24   7  9  7  24  25   77
 5. Stockport Co+       46  15  5  3  47  19   7  5 11  28  32   76
 6. Peterborough U+     46  13  7  3  38  20   7  7  9  27  38   74
 7. West Bromwich A     46  12  6  5  45  25   7  8  8  19  24   71
 8. AFC Bournemouth     46  13  4  6  33  18   7  7  9  19  30   71
 9. Fulham              46  11  7  5  29  16   8  6  9  28  37   70
10. Leyton Orient       46  12  7  4  36  18   6  4 13  26  34   65
11. Hartlepool Utd      46  12  5  6  30  21   6  6 11  27  36   65
12. READING             46   9  8  6  33  27   7  5 11  26  35   61
13. Bolton Wand         46  10  9  4  26  19   4  8 11  31  37   59
14. Hull City           46   9  4 10  28  23   7  7  9  26  31   59
15. Wigan Athletic      46  11  6  6  33  21   4  8 11  25  43   59
16. Bradford City       46   8 10  5  36  30   5  9  9  26  31   58
17. Preston NE          46  12  7  4  42  32   3  5 15  19  40   57
18. Chester City        46  10  6  7  34  29   4  8 11  22  30   56
19. Swansea City        46  10  9  4  35  24   4  5 14  20  41   56
20. Exeter City         46  11  7  5  34  25   3  4 16  23  55   53
21. Bury                46   8  7  8  31  31   5  5 13  24  43   51
22. Shrewsbury T        46   7  7  9  30  31   5  4 14  23  37   47
23. Torquay Utd         46  13  3  7  29  19   0  5 18  13  49   47
24. Darlington          46   5  5 13  31  39   5  2 16  25  51   37

    + after play-off

Position Graph

Position Graph

FA Cup

R1     Slough TownA      A  D  3-3         Williams, Gooding, Taylor
R1(R)  Slough TownA      H  W  2-1         Williams, Lovell
R2     Peterborough U3   A  D  0-0
R2(R)  Peterborough U3   H  W  1-0         Lovell
R3     Bolton Wand3      A  L  0-2
League Cup
R1(1)  Cambridge Utd2    A  L  0-1
R1(2)  Cambridge Utd2    H  L  0-3 [0-4]
Associate Members' Cup
PR(A)  Leyton Orient3    A  L  0-1
PR(B)  Northampton T4    H  L  0-2
Associate Members' Cup (PR) Table
                        PL   W  D  L  GF  GA  PTS
 1. Leyton Orient        2   2  0  0   3   1    6
 2. Northampton T        2   1  0  1   3   2    3
 3. READING              2   0  0  2   0   3    0

Top Scorers

                        LG  FA  LC  MC  ALL  PEN  HAT    RATE
 1. Craig Maskell       16   0   0   0   16    3    1   0.400
 2. Trevor Senior        7   0   0   0    7    0    0   0.250
 3. Stuart Lovell        4   2   0   0    6    0    0   0.200
    Adrian Williams      4   2   0   0    6    0    0   0.125
 5. David Lee            5   0   0   0    5    0    0   1.000
    Mark McGhee          5   0   0   0    5    0    0   0.135
 7. Mick Gooding         3   1   0   0    4    0    0   0.082
 8. Kevin Dillon         3   0   0   0    3    1    0   0.091
 9. Scott Taylor         2   1   0   0    3    0    0   0.086
10. David Byrne          2   0   0   0    2    0    0   0.286
11. Lea Barkus           1   0   0   0    1    0    0   0.167
    Allan Cockram        1   0   0   0    1    0    0   0.125
    Mark Holzman         1   0   0   0    1    0    0   0.045
    Keith McPherson      1   0   0   0    1    0    0   0.019
    Steve Richardson     1   0   0   0    1    0    0   0.022
16. Own goals            3   0   0   0    3    0    0   0.054
    Line
    Totals              59   6   0   0   65    4    1   1.182

Most Appearances

                        LG    FA    LC    MC    ALL     SUM
 1. Keith McPherson     44     5     2     2     53      53
 2. Mick Gooding        39+1   5     2     2     48+1    49
 3. Adrian Williams     40     5     2     1     48      48
 4. Steve Richardson    38     5     2     1     46      46
 5. Floyd Streete       34     5     0     2     41      41
 6. Craig Maskell       29+5   5     0     1     35+5    40
 7. Steve Francis       32     1     2     2     37      37
 8. Mark McGhee         23+9   1     1+1   2     27+10   37
 9. Scott Taylor        22+7   4     0     2     28+7    35
10. Kevin Dillon        29     1     2     1     33      33
11. Linden Jones        28+1   1     2     0     31+1    32
12. Stuart Lovell       16+8   2+2   0     1+1   19+11   30
13. Trevor Senior       20+5   1     0+1   1     22+6    28
14. Danny Bailey        23+1   3     0     0     26+1    27
15. Michael Gilkes      19+1   4     1+1   1     25+2    27
16. Mark Holzman        11+5   2     2     2     17+5    22
17. Jim Leighton         8     3     0     0     11      11
18. Neale Cooper         6+1   0     2     0      8+1     9
19. David Leworthy       3+3   0     2     0+1    5+4     9
20. Dave Robinson        8     0     0     0      8       8
21. Allan Cockram        2+4   0+1   0     0+1    2+6     8
22. David Byrne          7     0     0     0      7       7
23. John Keeley          6     0     0     0      6       6
24. Lea Barkus           4+2   0     0     0      4+2     6
25. Chris Seymour        3+1   0+1   0     1      4+2     6
26. David Lee            5     0     0     0      5       5
27. Gerry Britton        0+2   1+1   0     0      1+3     4
28. Steve Morrow         3     0     0     0      3       3
29. David Bass           2+1   0     0     0      2+1     3
30. Aaron Giamettei      0+2   0     0     0      0+2     2
31. Steve Archibald      1     0     0     0      1       1
    Nathan Fealey        1     0     0     0      1       1
33. Danny Honey          0     1     0     0      1       1
34. Andy Gray            0+1   0     0     0      0+1     1
    Line
    Totals              46     5     2     2     55      55