4th January 1908
Plymouth and District League
Exeter City v Torpoint
EXETER CITY V. TORPOINT
Played on a frostbound ground
Saturday, January 4th 1908.
Exeter City made a bold and somewhat risky bid for fortune, this afternoon. St James's Park was frostbound, like all other grounds in the district, and the bright sun of this morning had done little in the way of softening it.
The City Club were actuated to play the fixture, taking into account all the risks, by the fact that the County Rugby match, Devon v Somerset, which was to have been played on the County Ground, had been postponed, and that there was absolutely no counter-attraction in the whole district.
The referee, Mr Thomps on, of Tiverton, inspected the ground before the start, and declared it fit for play. It was decided, therefore, that the match should stand as a League fixture, but before the kick-off Mr Thompson gathered the players around him and cautioned them against too robust tactics.
City: W.Wells; Dyer, Ashford; Banks, Oliver, Letheren; Sellick, Singlehurst, Eveleigh, Massey, Drew.
Torpoint:- Northcote; Harris, Rounsevell; Toms, Reynolds, Tebb; Walters, Coaker, Squires, Hitchman, Gilbert.
J.Coaker, the "star" forward, scored twice for Torpoint before the interval and once more after it. Eveleigh, who had missed at least three easy chances, at length got a goal for Exeter, when he headed into the net a nice centre from Oliver.
Result: - Torpoint 3 Exeter City 1.