27th August 1955
Leyton Orient v Exeter City
And in the Southern League
Exeter City Reserves v Yeovil
WORTHINGTON OPENS CITY'S GOALS ACCOUNT.
LEYTON ORIENT 1
EXETER CITY 1:
SATURDAY AUGUST 27TH.
For their second visit to London inside a week Exeter City had Davey and John replacing Packer and the injured Iggleden. Leyton Orient had Stan Charlton, son of the former City skipper and himself an old City player, at left-back.
ORIENT:- Welton; Lee, Charlton; Blizzard, Aldous, McKnight; Groves, Woosnam, Rees, Morgan, and Hartburn.
REFEREE:- Mr G.W.Pullin of Bristol.
CITY:- Hunter; Walton, Doyle; Davey, Harvey, Mitchell; Simpson, Worthington, Burke, John, and Buckle.
This was no football classic, but it was a hard-fought game, with an abundance of thrills at either end. Exeter's supremacy in the final stages was undoubted, and they more than deserved their point. Defensive stalwarts were Doyle and Davey, while Buckle matched any forward on the field for cleverness. Hartburn with a header put the Orient in front, and Worhington got an equaliser, lobbing the ball over the advancing goalkeeper, both goals being scored in the first half. Note: In last season's matches between these teams Leyton Orient won by 7 goals to 1 at Exeter and by 5 to 0 on their own ground.
SATURDAY AUGUST 27th
KELLY SAVES PENALTY AND A POINT.
EXETER CITY RESERVES 1
YEOVIL TOWN 1.
With one of the youngest sides it has ever fielded the City Reserves challenged Southern League champions Yeovil at St James's Park. Packer played centre half, where he was flanked by Graham Bowkett and Dennis Major, both 17 years of age.
CITY RESERVES:- Kelly; Foley, Marsh; Bowkett, Packer, D.Major; Thomas, Ellaway, Sword, Grinney, Rees.
YEOVIL:- Singleton; Stephen, Elder; Edwards, Nagy, Topping; Fraser, Clarke, Fidler, Reid, McKay.
In the fifteenth minute Exeter went ahead with a glorious 25 yards shot by Rees. Half-time City 1 Yeovil nil. Four minutes after the resumption Reid made a clever run and shot hard but straight at Kelly. As the goalkeeper went down Reid pushed the re bound sideways to Fidler, who drove the ball into the empty net from about a yard. Kelly saved a penalty in the last 20 seconds.