31 December 1969

Copy of Programme Notes - Reading

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  • Wednesdayite have a page in the official match day programme and you can read our column there first.

    Peter Shaw is the author of these notes and his latest column from the home game V Reading  is published below:-

    This afternoon we extend a big welcome to the fans of Reading F.C. Last season we recorded our first league win of the season when we beat them 5-2 at Hillsborough in early November. Let's hope we break our home league duck of the season today by again beating "The Royals" who we did the double over last season.


    Three matches stick in my mind against today's opponents.
    1. The 5-2 home success last season.
    2. The 3rd round F.A. Cup tie against Reading away in 1966. Fantham gave us a half time lead and second half goals from Fantham again and Jim McCalliog secured a 3-2 success on the road to Wembley.
    3. Although we finished 22nd and were relegated to League One in 2003, our match against Reading on January 11th. arguably produced the highlight of the season. We were 2-0 down at H/T and then 3 second half goals in front of the Kop by Alan Quinn, Gerald Sibon and Allan Johnston sealed a famous comeback and victory.


    Massive congratulations are in order to TWCC. They were at Dronfield (Sun 7th Sept) needing just 6 points to secure the championship of the Mansfield and District Sunday League section 6. This would be their 2nd Championship and 3rd promotion since their re-emergence 4 years ago.

    TWCC were put in to bat and were in deep trouble at just 21 for 3 off 10 overs. However a remarkable 4th wicket partnership of 221 between Craig Turner and Nick Penfold transformed the situation and we were able to declare on 251 for 4.

    The Wednesday then set about taking 9 of the Dronfield wickets conceding 180 runs and the winning draw was enough to secure the championship.

    TWCC extend their thanks and gratitude to Wednesdayite who have secured successive kit deals and this year provided a set of wicket covers.
    L-R back :- Tim Mansfield; Biswick Kapala; Craig Turner; Zander Cowen; Billy Fenelon; Mark Downing & Ashley Naseby
    L-R front:- Michael Laycock; Joel Lindley; Adam Holland; Nick Penfold & Lee Renshaw.


    Manchester City  vs Owls
    7:45pm, Wednesday September 24th 2014  
    Etihad Stadium, Manchester

    Special offer for Wednesdayite members
    With the away game at Cardiff City coming 3 days after this one, we are offering Wednesdayite members the opportunity to save £11 on the non-member price for both trips.
    You can book both trips for a combined price of £35 as an adult (saving £11 on the non member price) or £30 as a junior member (saving £14 on the non member price). 
    Note If you book a dual ticket you will be sent an email confirmation for the Cardiff coach in due course. We will assume your departure point for Cardiff will be the same as for  Man City. Should you wish to change this for Cardfff please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. after you have booked.
    Trip Pricing to Manchester City
    Wednesdayite Adult Member - £14
    Wednesdayite Junior Member - £13
    Adult Non-Member - £17
    Junior Non-Member - £16
    Please note you must have renewed your membership for 2014/15 before you book if booking at the member rate.  
    Pickup Schedule - Coach A and Coach C
    4:00pm - Wednesdayite Car Park, Penistone Road
    4:20pm - Tankersley  (Bus stop after Wentworth Way on A61)
    Pickup Schedule - Coach B
    4:00pm - Elmwood Farm, Beighton 
    Cardiff City  vs Owls
    3pm, Saturday September 27th 2014
     Trip Pricing (see special offer above)
    Wednesdayite Adult Member - £27
    Wednesdayite Junior Member - £25
    Adult Non-Member - £29
    Junior Non-Member - £28
    Pickup Schedule
    8:00am - Wednesdayite Car Park, Penistone Road
    8:20am - A57  , Elmwood Farm Roundabout, Beighton 
    8:30am - Barlborough Lay By off Jct 30 M1 *When booking please confirm your pick up point.
    Enjoy the game this afternoon.
    Up the Owls, WAWAW, 
    Peter Shaw, Wednesdayite Director
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