9th October 1965
SATURDAY 9th OCTOBER 1965.
EXETER HIT BY LATE GOAL RUSH.
Ower; Ogilvie, Lumsden; Hale, Brown, Middlemass; Lowes, Oliver, Napier, Moran, Martin
EXETER CITY 1,
Shearing; Smyth, Peapell;' Carter, Harvey, Buckingham; Welsh, Bank's, McLean, Curtis, Ley,
Workington Napier 3, Oliver, Lowes, Hale, Exeter City Ley.
Workington hit City for six at Borough Park to follow their seven goal midweek win over Swansea, Exeter were put in the hot seat during the last 15 minutes when they conceded four goals including two from penalties by Napier, The broight spot for City was the cool play of Smyth, he coped effectively with the bustling Martin and his distribution sparked off the occasional Exeter City raids, City did not deserve to lose so heavily, they fought back from being two goals down, Napier in the 29th minute and Oliver in the 55th being the scorers, then Ley scored with a close range shot in the 67th minute after Carter's shot had rebounded from Ower Shots from Banks, Harvey and Welsh were all stopped on the Workington goalline and Curtis saw his header rebound off the upright into the goalkeepers arms. Bad luck does not count for anything though and City collapsed after Hale scored Workington's third goal in the 72nd minuteFurther goals followed in the 75th minute through Lowes and Napier with two penalties in the 82nd and 85th minutesThis must have been the most miserable 15 minutes that any City defence have played in. Once again City did not take their chances and paid dearly for it.
EXETER CITY RESERVES 4. PORTLAND 2,
Barnett; Taylor, Arbury; Rice, MacDonald, Balson; Stuckey, Riding, House, Rees, Tolchard,
Exeter City Stuckey 2, Riding, Rees,
Portland Robertson, Cribb,
Exeter City right winger Bruce Stuckey inspired his sides convincing win with two fine goals in the first half. He frequently created openings and the first goal came when he took a chance by Graham Rees. Shortly after Stuckey raced away on his own down the right wing and scored with a fine shot. Portland played attractive football but their approach work often failed in front of goalRees scored for Exeter in the second half from a penalty and Alan Riding completed the home scoring, Portland scored through centre forward Robertson and right half Cribb.
TUESDAY 12th OCTOBER 1965.
CITY SCORE 14!
EXETER CITY YOUTH 14,
EXETER AND DISTRICT SCHOOLS X1, 0,
Wingate 5, Irons 4, Barnes 4, Heale.
A young Exeter City Youth side played a friendly against an Exeter and District School X1 and won 14-0. Wingate scored five, Irons and Barnes four each and Heale.
The City side were much bigger, stronger and understandably fitter than the school team.
WEDNESDAY 13th OCTOBER 1965.
WESTERN COUNTIES FLOODLIT LEAGUE.
TORQUAY UNITED 4
Adlington; Smith, Hellin; Benson, Bettany, Wolstenholme; Atkinson, Spratt, Northcott, Kirkman, Somers,
EXETER CITY RESERVES 3
Barnett; Smyth, Ley; Peapell, MacDonald, Fulton; Welsh, Banks, Riding, Curtis, Tolchard,
Exeter City Welsh 2, Banks
Torquay Somers, Northcott, Spratt, Kirkman,
Experiments by Ellis Stuttard, manager of struggling Exeter City paid off in this local floodlit derby at Plainmoor. Only five of City's players were in their normal League positions but twice in the first half City cracked the defence of the Fourth Division leaders Torquay Eric Welsh scored Exeter's first goal in the 36th minute with a low drive through a crowded defence and three minutes later Alan Banks headed a second from a pass from George Ley. Welsh added a third in the 50th minute, but within four minutes Mick Somers scored Torquay's first goal of the night with a long shot. With five minutes to go Exeter caved in, Northcott, Spratt and Kirkman all scoring in a fantastic finish.
Great entertainment for the crowd but a nightmare from City's point of view