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10 moments of 2013/14: Obita wins POTS

28 May 2014

Jordan takes the award

We're down to the last two installments of our latest feature on, as we focus on ten moments to remember from the 2013/14 campaign.

The year may not have ended how we all wanted it to, but there were some memorable points to look back on as we keenly await the upcoming 2014/15 season.

Catch up on preview entries on our news page

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Royals youngster Jordan Obita was named our Player of the Season for 2013/14 before our final home fixture against Burnley.

Obita was voted as your winner of the trophy this season, ahead of Chris Gunter in second and Danny Williams in third.

It marks an incredible rise through the ranks for the Royals star, who first joined the club at the age of eight before making his first team debut aged only 16.

In 2013/14, Obita made 34(+2) appearances, scoring his first Reading goal in a 3-2 win at Nottingham Forest back in November, and making a new left back role his own with consistent performances throughout the second half of the season as part of our back four.

Jordan's accolade, well worthy of number TWO in our top ten moments, is testament to the hard work that has gone into an Academy system which remains the envy of so many across the country.

Reading reached the FA Youth Cup semi finals for the first time in our history after an absolutely incredible game against Liverpool.

We won 5-4 on spot kicks, but that doesn't tell anything like the full story of an amazing match.

Reading led 2-0 but were pegged back on 88 minutes, and then trailed 4-2 only to score twice in the final three minutes of extra time.

We then scored all five of our penalties, with De'Jaune Taylor-Crossdale stroking home the decisive spot kick to send our players, staff and supporters wild on a great evening.

It really was an incredible night, with drama, quality, sheers guts and determination, and first and foremost our youngsters are through to the last four for the first time ever - a quite remarkable achievement. more at
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Tomorrow (Thursday) we will bring you moment number one from 2013/14. Thanks again for your support.

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