1949-50 Football Combination Cup Match 11 Reading 0-0 Portsmouth

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Era 1945-1970 : Magnificent to Mediocre
Season 1949-50
Date Wed Mar 22, 1950
Match Type Reserve Team
Competition Football Combination Cup
Stage Match 11
Kick Off 6.00pm
Venue Elm Park
Weather Not known
Home Team Reading
Away Team Portsmouth
Referee Mr S V Davis (Chippenham)
Status Completed after 90 minutes
Final Score Reading 0-0 Portsmouth
Home Scorers None
Away Scorers None
Home Line Up Kirkwood, Barton, Smith, Jones, Niblett, Cryle, Ellison, Millard, Brown, Hutton, Allison. (Line up taken from Programme)
Away Line Up Humpston, Rookes, Stephen, Thompson, Spence, Duggins, Wood, Gordon, Delapenha, Elder, Parker. (Line up taken from Programme)
Match Summary No goals and no thrills in a lifeless match at Reading. Defences were outstanding, but they did not have a difficult task. Although the Portsmouth eleven showed the better teamwork, Reading had the easier chances and how Ellison failed to score on two occasions was a mystery.