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Match date Saturday 8 December 2001, 3.00pm kick-off
Opposition York City (Away, FA Cup Round 2)
Ticket information

Tickets are available on the day.
Terrace prices are as follows:

Adults: £9
Concessions: £5

There are also seats available on the day - prices are as follows:

Adults: £12 / £10
Concessions: £8 / £7

Travel, pubs, food 

Bootham Crescent, York, YO30 7AQ
Telephone: 01904 624447

By Train
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
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.
Click 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.


Team news

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, O'Kane.

Form Guide

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Previous Meetings 

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
Draws: 7
York City wins: 4

2000/2001 Season:
Last time around York put us out of the FA Cup in the replay at the Madejski Stadium.
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)

1998/1999 Season:
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 season:
23 January 1999: York City 1 Reading 1
4 November 1998: Reading 1 York City 0
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