Pa­tient Cis back in semis

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO -

GOLDEN oldie Cis Plat­ten was six the last time Read­ing played in the FA Cup semi-fi­nals – now she’s 93!

The Roy­als’ su­per­fan was picked out for a spe­cial men­tion by the BBC cam­eras in last Mon­day’s 3-0 quar­ter-fi­nal romp against Brad­ford City. Now she can look for­ward to a semi-fi­nal against Ar­se­nal at Wem­b­ley next month.

Cis was a pro­gramme seller at the club’s for­mer home, Elm Park, for 50 years and is the old­est mem­ber of the STAR Sup­port­ers’ Trust at Read­ing. “It was when I got mar­ried that I got hooked,” she said. “My hus­band was fed up with me moan­ing so one day he took me along to a game and that was it!”

How­ever, Cis has still got a way to go to catch up with Bris­tol Rovers fan Kitty Thorne – who still avidly fol­lows the Va­narama Con­fer­ence lead­ers at the ripe old age of 100.

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