1985–86 Reading F.C. season

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Reading
1985–86 season
Manager England Ian Branfoot
Football League Third Division 1st
FA Cup Fourth round
League Cup First round
Full Members Cup First round
Top goalscorer League: Trevor Senior (27)
All: Trevor Senior (31)

During the 1985–86 English football season, Reading F.C. competed in the Football League Third Division where they finished in 1st position with 94 points. Reading set a new league record during the season for the most consecutive wins from the start of a season (13).

Squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
-- England GK Gary Westwood
-- England DF Steve Wood
-- Wales DF Nigel Stevenson
-- England DF Steve Richardson
-- England DF Brian Roberts
-- England DF Gary Peters
-- England DF Martin Hicks
-- England DF Glenn Burvill
-- Northern Ireland MF Colin Bailie
-- England MF Jerry Williams
-- England MF Mark White
No. Position Player
-- England MF Andy Rogers
-- England MF Sean Reck
-- England MF Nick Platnauer
-- England MF Deane Foster
-- England MF Terry Hurlock
-- England MF Michael Gilkes
-- England MF Stuart Beavon
-- Scotland FW Kevin Bremner
-- England FW Dean Horrix
-- England FW Trevor Senior

Results[edit]

Reading's score comes first

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League Division Three[edit]

Match Date Opponent Venue Result Scorers
1 17 August 1985 Blackpool H 1 – 0 Williams
2 24 August 1985 Plymouth Argyle A 1 – 0 Senior
3 26 August 1985 Bristol Rovers H 3 – 2 Bater (o.g.), Hicks, Horrix
4 31 August 1985 Cardiff City A 3 – 1 Senior (3)
5 7 September 1985 Walsall H 2 – 1 Brazier (o.g.), Senior
6 14 September 1985 Rotherham United A 2 – 1 Rogers, White
7 17 September 1985 Brentford A 2 – 1 Peters, Senior
8 21 September 1985 Swansea City H 2 – 0 Horrix, Senior
9 28 September 1985 Doncaster Rovers A 1 – 0 White
10 2 October 1985 Chesterfield H 4 – 2 Senior (3), Williams
11 5 October 1985 Bolton Wanderers H 1 – 0 Wood
12 12 October 1985 Newport County A 2 – 0 Beavon, Bremner
13 19 October 1985 Lincoln City A 1 – 0 Senior
14 23 October 1985 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 2 – 2 Bremner, Senior
15 26 October 1985 Bury A 1 – 3 Rogers
16 2 November 1985 Wigan Athletic H 1 – 0 Williams
17 6 November 1985 Notts County H 3 – 1 Bremner (2), Senior
18 9 November 1985 York City A 1 – 0 Bremner
19 23 November 1985 Darlington H 0 – 2
20 30 November 1985 Derby County A 1 – 1 Gilkes
21 14 December 1985 Bristol City H 1 – 0 Gilkes
22 21 December 1985 Plymouth Argyle H 4 – 3 Horrix (pen), Senior (2), Bremner
23 26 December 1985 Bournemouth A 1 – 0 Horrix
24 28 December 1985 Bristol Rovers A 2 – 0 Senior, Rogers
25 1 January 1986 Gillingham H 1 – 2 Horrix
26 11 January 1986 Cardiff City H 1 – 1 Bremner
27 18 January 1986 Blackpool A 0 – 0
28 1 February 1986 Walsall A 0 – 6
29 22 February 1986 Swansea City A 3 – 2 Senior, Beavon (2)
30 4 March 1986 Chesterfield A 4 – 3 Senior (2), Peters, Williams
31 8 March 1986 Bolton Wanderers A 0 – 2
32 12 March 1986 Lincoln City H 0 – 2
33 15 March 1986 Newport County H 2 – 0 Wood, Hicks
34 19 March 1986 Rotherham United H 2 – 1 Wood, Senior
35 22 March 1986 Bury H 2 – 0 Senior, Horrix
36 29 March 1986 Gillingham A 0 – 3
37 31 March 1986 Bournemouth H 1 – 2 Senior
38 5 April 1986 Notts County A 0 – 0
39 8 April 1986 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 3 – 2 Rogers (2), White
40 12 April 1986 York City H 0 – 0
41 16 April 1986 Brentford H 3 – 1 Senior (2), Wood
42 19 April 1986 Darlington A 0 – 0
43 22 April 1986 Wigan Athletic A 0 – 1
44 26 April 1986 Derby County H 1 – 0 Senior
45 3 May 1986 Bristol City A 0 – 3
46 5 May 1986 Doncaster Rovers H 2 – 0 Senior (2)

Table[edit]

Pos Team Pl W D L F A GD Pts
1 Reading 46 29 7 10 67 51 +16 94
2 Plymouth Argyle 46 26 9 11 88 53 +35 87
3 Derby County 46 23 15 8 80 41 +39 84
4 Wigan Athletic 46 23 14 9 82 48 +34 83
5 Gillingham 46 22 13 11 81 54 +27 79
6 Walsall 46 22 9 15 90 64 +26 75
7 York City 46 20 11 15 77 58 +19 71
8 Notts County 46 19 14 13 71 60 +11 71
9 Bristol City 46 18 14 14 69 60 +9 68
10 Brentford 46 18 12 16 58 61 −3 66
11 Doncaster Rovers 46 16 16 14 45 52 −7 64
12 Blackpool 46 17 12 17 66 55 +11 63
13 Darlington 46 15 13 18 61 78 −17 58
14 Rotherham United 46 15 12 19 61 59 +2 57
15 Bournemouth 46 15 9 22 65 72 −7 54
16 Bristol Rovers 46 14 12 20 51 75 −24 54
17 Chesterfield 46 13 14 19 61 64 −3 53
18 Bolton Wanderers 46 15 8 23 54 68 −14 53
19 Newport County 46 11 18 17 52 65 −13 51
20 Bury 46 12 13 21 63 67 −4 49
21 Lincoln City 46 10 16 20 55 77 −22 46
22 Cardiff City 46 12 9 25 53 83 −30 45
23 Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 11 10 25 57 98 −41 43
24 Swansea City 46 11 10 25 43 87 −44 43
Key
Promoted to Division Two
Relegated to Division Four

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1985–86 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Scorers
R1 16 November 1985 Wealdstone H 1 – 0 Horrix (pen)
R2 7 December 1985 Hereford United H 2 – 0 Senior, Horrix
R3 4 January 1986 Huddersfield Town A 0 – 0
R3 Replay 13 January 1986 Huddersfield Town H 2 – 1 Senior (2)
R4 25 January 1986 Bury H 1 – 1 Senior
R4 Replay 28 January 1986 Bury A 0 – 3

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Scorers
R1 1st Leg 21 August 1985 Bournemouth H 1 – 3 Rogers
R1 2nd Leg 3 September 1985 Bournemouth A 0 – 2

Full Members Cup[edit]

Round Opponent Venue Result Scorers
R1 A Bournemouth A 0 – 5
R1 B Leyton Orient H 0 – 3

Squad statistics[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total Division Three FA Cup League Cup Members Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK England Gary Westwood 55 0 46+0 0 6+0 0 2+0 0 1+0 0
DF England Steve Wood 55 4 46+0 4 6+0 0 2+0 0 1+0 0
DF Wales Nigel Stevenson 3 0 3+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
DF England Brian Roberts 2 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
DF England Steve Richardson 38 0 32+0 0 4+0 0 2+0 0 0+0 0
DF England Gary Peters 47 2 41+0 2 5+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
DF England Martin Hicks 44 2 34+0 2 6+0 0 2+0 0 1+1 0
DF England Glenn Burvill 24 0 11+5 0 5+0 0 0+1 0 2+0 0
MF England Stuart Beavon 54 3 44+0 3 6+0 0 2+0 0 2+0 0
MF Northern Ireland Colin Bailie 34 0 25+1 0 3+2 0 2+0 0 1+0 0
MF England Michael Gilkes 15 2 7+2 2 3+1 0 0+0 0 2+0 0
MF England Terry Hurlock 16 0 16+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
MF England Deane Foster 2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 2+0 0
MF England Nick Platnauer 8 0 7+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
MF England Sean Reck 1 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
MF England Andy Rogers 45 6 40+0 5 2+0 0 2+0 1 0+1 0
MF England Jerry Williams 37 4 26+5 4 3+0 0 2+0 0 1+0 0
MF England Mark White 27 3 25+0 3 0+0 0 2+0 0 0+0 0
FW England Trevor Senior 55 31 46+0 27 6+0 4 2+0 0 1+0 0
FW Scotland Kevin Bremner 28 7 18+4 7 5+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
FW England Dean Horrix 51 8 38+3 6 6+0 2 2+0 0 2+0 0

Top Scorers[edit]

Place Position Nation Number Name Division Three FA Cup League Cup Members Cup Total
1 FW England Trevor Senior 27 4 0 0 31
2 FW England Dean Horrix 6 2 0 0 8
3 FW Scotland Kevin Bremner 7 0 0 0 7
4 MF England Andy Rogers 5 0 1 0 6
5 MF England Jerry Williams 4 0 0 0 4
= DF England Steve Wood 4 0 0 0 4
7 MF England Stuart Beavon 3 0 0 0 3
= MF England Mark White 3 0 0 0 3
9 MF England Michael Gilkes 2 0 0 0 2
= DF England Martin Hicks 2 0 0 0 2
= DF England Gary Peters 2 0 0 0 2
= Own Goal 2 0 0 0 2
TOTALS 67 6 1 0 74

References[edit]

Reading 1985–86 season at Royalsrecord.co.uk

See also[edit]