7th December 1907
Exeter City v St Luke’s College
EXETER CITY v
ST LUKE'S COLLEGE
Friendly Match at St James's Park
Saturday, December 7th.
EXETER CITY 1 ST LUKE'S 0.
The Grecians turned up as advertised, and Ben Massey therefore made his first appearance in Exeter this season. The College, who brought a large number of supporters, were well represented, and included their three Devon "caps," Plant, G.F.Smith, and Leat.
City: W.Wells; Fenwick, Dyer; Letheren, Warner, Bastin; Sellick, Eveleigh, Mudd, Singlehurst, Massey.
College: Loveless; Leat, Sage; Chesters, Hodson, McKenzie; Johnstone, Smith, Millman, Higman, Plant.
Referee:- Mr Thompson, of Tiverton.
Exeter's goal, and the only one of the match, was scored as a result of a free kick against Hodson for tripping Mudd. Fenwick took a plunging shot for goal, the ball cannoned off one of the College backs, and Loveless, being partly unsighted, allowed it to pass through to the net amid a lively demonstration from the City supporters. Considering that the match was played in heavy rain, and on a heavy pitch, it was a fine fast game. The City have wonderfully improved, and the defence, with the former full-back Wells, in goal, was magnificent. Wells, Fenwick, Mudd, and Letheren were the best men in the home side.
- E.Lintott, the St Luke's captain until the end of last season, and now with Queen's Park Rangers, played for England v Ireland, (amateur international match) at Tottenham today.