On this day 36 years ago, Reading enjoyed their day out in the sunshine as Martin Hicks lifted the Simod Cup at Wembley Stadium.

To date, this little-known competition is the only time the Royals have won at Wembley in five attempts.

Introduced in the 1980s to try and make up for the lack of European football following the Heysel Disaster, clubs from the top two divisions were invited to take part.

In 1988, Ian Branfoot's Reading beat five top-flight sides to lift the trophy, including the likes of Oxford United and Brian Clough's Nottingham Forest.

Up to 15,000 supporters crammed into Elm Park for the semi-final with Coventry City, with Reading securing victory via a penalty shootout.

The Hatters, already reaching the League Cup final that season, were massively outnumbered at Wembley as approximately 40,000 travelled from Berkshire to the home of football and made up the 61,000-strong crowd.

Mick Harford gave Luton the lead early on, but Michael Gilkes, Stuart Beavon, Mick Tait and Neil Smilie all netted for the victorious Royals in the 4-1 victory.

Aptly, the original trophy returned to Reading last year and was placed on the plinth by legend Jerry Williams, who appeared for the Royals that day.

Following the short presentation at Reading Museum, Williams said: "It is every player's dream to appear at Wembley in a cup final so it was a very special day. At the time you get enveloped in the situation and you don't appreciate what you achieved until afterwards and reflect in years to come.

"With Reading, and the fact that it is the only trophy we've won in our history at Wembley, that makes it extra special without a doubt."

Take a look below at some of the happy memories still treasured by those fortunate enough to be at the old Wembley 36 years ago.

Relegated to the Third Division in the same season, Reading were unable to defend their trophy and the Full Members' Cup only lasted until 1992.