York, YO30 7AQ
Telephone: 01904 624447
Probably the best way to get to Bootham Crescent is by train - assuming
they're running to schedule. York train station is just a 15 walk away
to the South of the ground and it's easy enough to take a small detour
to take in a pub on the way. If you're going straight to the ground then
a footpath runs alongside the railway line towards the ground.
By car you need to get onto the A64 and follow signposts to York. Stay
on the A64 until you see signs for the A1237 (signposted North York).
Eventually you'll end up on the A1237 and you can stay on there for a
few miles until you cross the River Ouse. At the roundabout turn right
onto the A19 towards York, stay on that road until the Burton Stone pub
and turn off left for the ground.
There's a couple of car parks near the ground, and also some street parking.
here to get the latest travel information from the RAC
There's three or four pubs within close walking distance of the ground
that'll let in away fans. The best bet might be the Burton Stone
which you'll probably drive past if coming by car. It's on the corner
of Burton Stone Lane. Further down this road you'll find the Corner
House which welcomes away fans. For food it's probably worth the
20 minutes walk from the ground to The Maltings which is
famous for it's beer and also does food on match days - it's back near
the River Ouse. If you're coming by train then walk out of the station
along Station Road and you'll find the pub on the right hand side of the
road just before the river.
The ground is a "traditional" third Division ground. So you're
not going to get the best food inside either - although it's not bad considering.
Outside the ground there's a chippie close by, and also an Indian for
a meal after the match.
Reading are expected to welcome Murty back into the line-up at the expense of Rougier. Meanwhile Henderson
is likely to start up front alongside Cureton. Forster is suspended for this game.
Reading - from: Ashdown, Murty, Williams, Viveash, Shorey, Harper, Jones, Parkinson, Cureton, Henderson, Hughes,
Rougier, A.Smith, Igoe, N.Smith, Mackie.
York City - from: Fettis, Edmondson, Potter, Cooper, Rhodes, Maley,
Hocking, Basham, Smith, Brass, Richardson, Bullock, Proctor, Mathie, Howarth,
The two sides first met in the FA Cup last season - at exactly this
stage. Reading drew at York 2-2 almost exactly a year ago, before we lost
the replay at home 1-3. Despite last season's disappointment, Reading
have a good record against York going back through history - The Royals
winning 11 of our league meetings and York winning just the four, including
the FA Cup win.
Reading wins: 11
York City wins: 4
Last time around York put us out of the FA Cup in the replay at the Madejski
19 December 2000: Reading 1 York
City 3 (FA Cup Round 2 Replay)
9 December 2000: York City 2
Reading 2 (FA Cup Round 2)
Before that Reading and York last met during the 1998/1999 season in Division
Two before City were relegated to the third Division. Reading managing
to take four points from the possible six during the two fixtures in that
23 January 1999: York City 1
4 November 1998: Reading 1 York
Click on the results for full match reports.