A history of Reading v Preston clashes

Last updated : 13 September 2004 By Rob Cooper
Reading will be desperately hoping to beat Preston North End, tomorrow evening's visitors to the Madejski Stadium.

Steve Coppell's team need maximum points to cement their place in the top six following their poor 2-1 weekend defeat to Derby County.

The Royals have every reason to feel confident going into tomorrow's game as they have beaten the Lilywhites at the Madejski Stadium in each of the last two seasons, scoring eight goals on the way to victory.

Almost a year ago Reading came from behind in the last ten minutes to defeat the Lancashire side 3-2, whilst the year before Nicky Forster scored a hat-trick as the Royals ran out 5-1 winners.

Historically the Berkshire based side have an excellent home record against Preston, so they will be hoping for all three points tomorrow evening.

Reading have met Preston twenty times at home and have emerged victorious on eleven occasions, the Lilywhites have won on just four occasions.

But the Royals were beaten a club record 18-0 away at Preston in the FA Cup in 1894.

Although Reading's record away at Preston is frankly poor, when you factor in the Royals excellent early season home form, an away win looks unlikely.

The full history of Reading v Preston North End encounters:

At Reading (20)At Preston N.E. (21)
Reading1155.00Preston N.E.1466.67
Preston N.E.420.00Reading29.52
Reading462.30Preston N.E.653.10
Preston N.E.261.30Reading180.86
On Neutral Ground (0)
Overall (41 matches)
Preston N.E.00.00Preston N.E.1843.90
Preston N.E.00.00Preston N.E.912.22
Highest Aggregate18Preston N.E. 18 - 0Reading1893/1894
Highest Reading score:6Reading 6 - 0Preston N.E.1989/1990
Highest Preston N.E. score:18Preston N.E. 18 - 0Reading1893/1894
2003/2004Tue 02 MarPreston N.E.2 - 1ReadingLeague Division One
Tue 13 JanReading1 - 2Preston N.E.F.A. Cup
Sat 03 JanPreston N.E.3 - 3ReadingF.A. Cup
Sat 18 OctReading3 - 2Preston N.E.League Division One
2002/2003Tue 15 AprReading5 - 1Preston N.E.League Division One
Sat 26 OctPreston N.E.1 - 0ReadingLeague Division One
1999/2000Sat 05 FebPreston N.E.2 - 2ReadingLeague Division Two
Wed 01 SepReading2 - 2Preston N.E.League Division Two
1998/1999Sat 20 FebReading2 - 1Preston N.E.League Division Two
Sat 12 SepPreston N.E.4 - 0ReadingLeague Division Two
1992/1993Sat 20 FebReading4 - 0Preston N.E.League Division Two
Tue 20 OctPreston N.E.2 - 0ReadingLeague Division Two
1991/1992Tue 14 AprPreston N.E.1 - 1ReadingThird Division
Sat 29 FebReading2 - 2Preston N.E.Third Division
1990/1991Sat 12 JanPreston N.E.1 - 2ReadingThird Division
Sat 01 SepReading3 - 3Preston N.E.Third Division
1989/1990Sat 17 FebReading6 - 0Preston N.E.Third Division
Sat 02 DecPreston N.E.1 - 0ReadingThird Division
1988/1989Sat 29 AprPreston N.E.2 - 1ReadingThird Division
Sat 12 NovReading2 - 2Preston N.E.Third Division
1984/1985Sat 16 MarReading3 - 0Preston N.E.Third Division
Sat 13 OctPreston N.E.0 - 2ReadingThird Division
1982/1983Sat 07 MayPreston N.E.2 - 0ReadingThird Division
Sat 02 OctReading2 - 3Preston N.E.Third Division
1981/1982Sat 06 MarReading2 - 1Preston N.E.Third Division
Sat 17 OctPreston N.E.0 - 0ReadingThird Division
1976/1977Sat 23 AprPreston N.E.3 - 0ReadingThird Division
Sat 13 NovReading0 - 2Preston N.E.Third Division
1970/1971Mon 12 AprReading1 - 0Preston N.E.Third Division
Sat 12 SepPreston N.E.4 - 1ReadingThird Division
1930/1931Sat 03 JanPreston N.E.3 - 3ReadingSecond Division
Sat 06 SepReading1 - 4Preston N.E.Second Division
1929/1930Sat 28 DecPreston N.E.2 - 1ReadingSecond Division
Sat 31 AugReading2 - 0Preston N.E.Second Division
1928/1929Wed 05 SepReading0 - 0Preston N.E.Second Division
Mon 27 AugPreston N.E.7 - 0ReadingSecond Division
1927/1928Mon 09 AprReading2 - 1Preston N.E.Second Division
Fri 06 AprPreston N.E.4 - 0ReadingSecond Division
1926/1927Wed 27 AprReading3 - 0Preston N.E.Second Division
Sat 06 NovPreston N.E.3 - 1ReadingSecond Division
1893/1894Sat 27 JanPreston N.E.18 - 0ReadingF.A. Cu