Match 33
4th April 1908
Plymouth and District League
Exeter City v Woodland Villa

Saturday, April 4th,
at St James's Park.

This was another fine match, despite the blustering wind. In the first half it was anybody's game, while for the opening quarter of an hour after the interval Fenwick and E.Wells did everything possible in defence, and alone kept the Villa out. But after Eveleigh had scored, with twenty minutes left, there was only one side in it, and that was Exeter. The Villa defence was overwhelmed, and two fine goals by Massey were a fitting reward for his endeavours.
Result: City 3 Woodland Villa 0.

City: W.Wells; Fenwick, E. Wells; Letheren, Mudd, Banks; Sellick, Eveleigh, Massey, Singlehurst, Badcock.
Villa:- Partridge; Rounsevell, Taylor; Hurtop, Alford, Chubb; Cowling, Burns, Caddy, Raymond, Oldridge.
Referee: Mr Thompson, of Tiverton.

Exeter City by their latest victory now occupy the fifth place in the Plymouth League table and may yet go up higher. A wonderful change has come over Exeter's players of late. This is ascribed, and rightly so, to the coaching of Jack Banks, the Club's professional. It is a pity that he was not engaged early in the season, as if the present form had been shown previous to Christmas the City would now be fighting for top position in the Plymouth and District League. They were a considerable time in getting the first goal against Woodland, but thereafter they were "all over" their visitors.


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