22nd August 1955
24th August 1955
Gloucester City -home
MACKAY SCORES AGAINST HIS "OLD PALS."
MILLWALL 2 EXETER CITY 0:
MONDAY AUGUST 22ND.
Exeter City, who on Saturday battled to a draw with two players hurt and one of them off the field throughout the second half, last night vanished in the grime of New Cross, London. At The Den bewildered lacklustre Exeter went down deservedly by 2-0, playing against a side which though no more skilful or cohesive was faster and more energetic.
MILLWALL:- Finlayson; Jardine, Anslow; Short, Hurley, Heydon; Hazlett, Pacey, Shepherd, Mackay, Summers.
REFEREE:- Mr C.G.Porter of Taunton.
EXETER CITY:- Hunter; Walton, Doyle; Packer, Harvey, Mitchell; Simpson, Worthington, Burke, Iggleden, Buckle.
Summers, who, prompted cleverly by ex-Grecian Angus Mackay, was the home side's danger man, and it was he who opened the scoring after only five minutes of the game had been played. And it was Mackay himself, veteran of over 250 games in the ranks of Exeter City and scorer of many historic goals for the Grecians, who added Millwall's second and final goal yesterday. The City team was barely recognisable from the one which battled so bravely on Saturday against Colchester.
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 24TH.
CITY RESERVES LACKED EXPERIENCE. A GOALLESS DRAW:
All that Exeter City Reserves needed to change a goalless draw into a substantial win was experience. Against Gloucester City at St James's Park last night City's reserve team youngsters showed enthusiasm and, in spasms, high ability. But without those necessary touches of experience much of their work came to nothing.
CITY RESERVES:- Kelly; Foley, Marsh; Packer, Davey, John; Thomas, Ellaway, Sword, Grinney, Rees.
GLOUCESTER:- Coltman; McMillan, Clark; Docker, Tredgett, Myers; Friel, Rutherford, Dunbar, Millar, Crighton.
What Exeter lacked most was an inside-forward who could go through with the ball, who could plan, and who could guide the ideas of his colleagues. Attendance 2,145.