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Avid Reading football supporters, Steve Hinton and friends have found a novel way of following their team to away matches – by narrowboat!

Reading supporters cruising from Great Haywood

Seeing that their team were due to play Stoke City, on Saturday 9th February, organiser Steve booked our largest boat, Empire, from our Great Haywood base to cruise to the Britannia Stadium.

Sadly for our enterprising boaters, Reading lost 1-2 to Stoke in a close fought game.

Undaunted, Steve said “There’s always another day and another match. We thoroughly enjoyed the weekend and Empire was an excellent floating hotel. And we would like to thank the team at Great Haywood for their help.”

This is not the first time that Mr Hinton has worn his boating boots! Last year Steve and his friends hired a similar boat from our Tardebigge base to cruise to St Andrews to support Reading against Birmingham.