5th October 1907
Plymouth and District League
Exeter City v Gunnislake
EXETER CITY v. GUNNISLAKE
Saturday, October 5th,
at St James's Park.
Plymouth and District League.
EXETER CITY 7 GUNNISLAKE 2.
The first Plymouth League match of the season at St James's Park was played this afternoon. Sellick, who has not shown his best form this season, stood down for Chenneour, the Friernhay forward, who was playing his first Plymouth League game.
City: Ancliff; W.Wells, Fenwick; Letheren, Warner, Oliver; Singlehurst, Eveleigh, Mudd, Chenneour, Clark.
Gunnislake:- Rodda; F.Sleep, T.Smale; C.Sutton, A.E.Lloyd, A.Abbott; W.Rogers, H.White, W.Ireland, J.Anderson, J.Doherty.
Referee:- Mr Dennis.
There was a glut of goals, and Exeter quite deserved to win by a substantial margin. The start was delayed owing to the late arrival of three of the visitors, and play was finally commenced at 3.40 o'clock with Gunnislake playing eight men. The remainder of the Gunnislake team, including Rodda, arrived soon afterwards and matters assumed a far more even aspect. Corporal Mudd, who is stationed at Topsham Barracks, was the pick of the Exeter forwards, whilst Eveleigh, using his weight to good effect, also did extremely well. Chenneour was nervous to begin with, but effected a good improvement in the side.
- The goals were scored by Eveleigh (2), Fenwick (1), and Mudd (4) for the City, and by Lloyd and Doherty for Gunnislake.