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2023/24 Match Reports

Reading 2-3 Shrewsbury Town: An Uncharacteristic Off Day

The Royals’ momentum hit a brick wall with an unexpected home defeat to Shrewsbury Town.

Reading 2-0 Port Vale: Lewis Is The Wind Beneath Our Wings

Harry’s take as a stunner from Lewis Wing helped Reading to a huge three points against Port Vale.

Portsmouth 4-1 Reading: Limitations Brutally Exposed

Reading came back down to earth with a thud, seeing their unbeaten streak broken by league leaders Pompey.

Fleetwood Town 1-1 Reading: A Late Sucker Punch

Harry’s take as a late goal from the hosts took two points away from Reading.

Reading 2-0 Charlton Athletic: Making Winning Look Azeezy

A Femi Azeez brace saw off the Addicks at the SCL as Reading moved up to 18th in the table.

Stevenage 0-1 Reading: Doing It On A Cold, Rainy Night

A first-half own goal proved decisive as the Royals climbed out of the bottom four with victory at Stevenage.

Oxford United 1-1 Reading: Honours Even, Again

Same opponent, same scoreline as Reading go unbeaten in this season’s local derbies.

Reading 1-1 Leyton Orient: Raising The Lower Bar

Harvey Knibbs equalised from a corner after Dan Agyei opened the scoring from the spot.

Reading 1-0 Derby County: Royals Reign Over The Rams

Harry’s take as Reading picked up a monumental three points against Derby.

Wigan Athletic 1-0 Reading: No Moment Of Quality

Aasgaard’s first-half strike was the difference as the Royals’ unbeaten run came to an end in the North West.

Reading A-A Port Vale: The Biggest Protest Yet

Ross was down for the Player Ratings, but with Reading’s game against Port Vale abandoned due to a mass pitch protest, here are instead some general thoughts from him on how the day unfolded.

Brighton & Hove Albion U21s 0-0 Reading (3-2 Pens): Frozen Pizza

The Royals bow out of the Pizza Cup via penalties on a freezing night in Sussex.

Reading 3-2 Exeter City: New Year, Same Femi

Femi Azeez continued his hot streak with a hugely impressive - and hugely significant - strike to kick off 2024.

Cheltenham Town 2-2 Reading: Turning A Corner

The Royals didn’t play well in their final game of 2023, but had the resolve to pick up a valuable point.

Peterborough United 2-2 Reading: Femi Azeez Only Scores Bangers

Another rocket from Femi Azeez sealed Reading a late draw at high-flying Posh.

Reading 2-0 Wigan Athletic: Festive Cheer

Goals from Femi Azeez and Sam Smith sent Reading into Christmas on a winning high.

Lincoln City 1-1 Reading: Glass Half Full

Although Reading played well enough to win at Lincoln, and probably should have done, Sim’s still pleased with the point and performance.

Reading 1-1 Oxford United: Honours Even

Former Oxford man Sam Smith drew the Royals level after Ciaron Brown’s opener.

Reading 1-3 Barnsley: Outclassed

Sim’s take as the Royals are comfortably seen off by promotion chasers Barnsley at the SCL.

Reading 1-1 Charlton Athletic (4-2 Pens): Pizza Cup Addickts

A different kind of EFL Trophy experience for Reading, but an enjoyable one nonetheless, as Charlton were seen off via penalties at the SCL.

Eastleigh 2-1 Reading: Another Shocker For The Collection

We've seen this before, haven't we?

Reading 5-1 Carlisle United: A Job Very Well Done

Harry's take as Reading put five past Carlisle United.

Wycombe Wanderers 1-2 Reading: Finally!

At last, at long, long last, Reading have won a league game on the road, and boy does it feel good!

Reading 5-2 Arsenal U21s: More Cup Joy

Another night in the Pizza Cup, another comprehensive win.

Shrewsbury Town 3-2 Reading: Year Of Hell

Sam Smith and Dom Ballard gave the Royals an early lead, only for the inevitability of away-day misery to rear its ugly head once more.

Reading 1-1 Bristol Rovers: Beggars Can’t Be Choosers

A point wasn’t really enough for a side that’s crying out for league wins, but after a run of defeats, we probably shouldn’t turn our noses up at it.

Reading 3-2 MK Dons: Job Well Don

Goals from Kelvin Ehibhatiomhan, Harvey Knibbs and Lewis Wing saw off League Two opposition as Reading advanced into the next round of the FA Cup.

Reading 2-3 Portsmouth: Bottom Of The Pile

Harry’s take on a day when the Royals fell to the bottom of League One.

Reading 1-2 Fleetwood: Sinking Ever Deeper

Dom Ballard equalised for Reading in the second half after Fleetwood had taken an early lead, but they restored it late on to inflict a miserable, depressing defeat.

Charlton Athletic 4-0 Reading: The Uncanny Valley

Goals from Chuks Aneke, Tyreece Campbell, Alfie May and Miles Leaburn did the damage on a grim afternoon at The Valley.

Leyton Orient 2-1 Reading: More Of The Same

Orient were just the latest side to inflict away-day misery on Reading this season.

Reading 0-0 Burton Albion: A Big Load Of Nothing

Sim’s take on an afternoon that conjured up a dull game of football, but also a bigger and more powerful protest against Dai Yongge’s mismanagement of the club.