Skip to main content Skip to site footer
Community

29 years since our Simod Cup celebrations...

27 March 2017

Remembering that special afternoon at Wembley!

29 years on, one of our finest hours is still fresh in the mind.

27th March makes the anniversary of one of our great triumphs - victory in the Simod Cup final against Luton Town at Wembley!

45,000 Royals supporters made the trip to the capital that afternoon, and left in jubilant mood after Ian Branfoot's men secured a 4-1 victory and some silverware.

Take a look at the video at the top of this article for some footage of that glorious afternoon, in which goals by Michael Gilkes, Stuart Beavon, Mick Tait and Neil Smillie - all pictured above - ensured that that day would be one to remember.

And head to Reading FC PlayerHD for more footage from that time - including fans' views from the day itself, and some entertaining newsreels as the players reflected on that win...

Advertisement block