Reading were neck-and-neck with Plymouth Argyle for promotion to Division Two on the last day of the season; they needed to beat Brentford at home and hope Plymouth would lose at Gillingham.
A crowd of 17,112 watched as Frank Richardson gave the Biscuitmen, as we were then nicknamed, an early lead. Brentford quickly equalised before Hugh Davey restored the lead. Richardson converted a penalty kick for the third goal just before half time, and a loud cheer went up. Richardson completed his hat trick, whilst at the other end of the field, goalie Joe Duckworth was saving every shot the Brentford forwards could fire at him.
In the second half, Richardson netted again and Davey twice more, to give the home team a convincing victory. All the crowd could do now was to wait for the result from Gillingham. Shortly afterwards, a young lad carried a blackboard round the ground with the score 'Gillingham 2 Plymouth 1' chalked on it and the crowd streamed on to the pitch. Reading were champions of Division Three (South).
Reading: Duckworth, Eggo, McConnell, Wilson, Messer (captain), Inglis Kennedy, Braithwaite, Davey, Richardson, Robson.