Match 15
15th October 1955
Queen’s Park Rangers (h)

Southern League
Tonbridge (a)

19th October 1955
Annual Match
St Luke’s College (h)

Saturday, October 15th 1955.


After two games away, and two glorious confidence-giving wins, Exeter City were on view to their own supporters against Queens Park Rangers, a side placed five positions (15th) higher than the City (20th). The first two Exeter attacks brought a big cheer from the crowd, when after Simpson's shot had been blocked John headed Buckle's corner only a foot wide.

EXETER CITY:- Hunter; Walton, Mitchell; Davey, Harvey, Murphy; Simpson, Worthington, Burke, John, Buckle.
REFEREE:- Mr C.G.Porter, of Taunton.
RANGERS: Brown; Woods, Ingham; Petchey, Rutter, Angell; Longbottom, Smith, Clark, Cameron, Shepherd.

The City won this game from their first-half display. Then they were generally in command and scored two goals through Ronnie Burke in the 35th and 42nd minutes. After the interval they fell away badly and were mostly hemmed in on the defensive, and they had to thank Davey, Murphy, and Mitchell, for keeping their goal intact.

Southern League
Tonbridge v Exeter City Reserves

Exeter City Reserves were leading by one goal at quarter-time against Tonbridge at Tonbridge but in the end were beaten by 4 - 2. The home side kicked off, but Iggleden took over the ball and dribbled up to the goalmouth, where it was lost. Iggleden scored for Exeter, side-footing the ball past Bickerstaffe from Thomas's pass. Tonbridge:- Bickerstaffe; Gibbons, Hailstones; Robshaw, Rosier, Leonard; Johnson, Beattie, Boseley, Jeffery, Bennett.
City Reserves:- Kelly; Foley, Parr; Hart, Packer, Cleverly; Thomas, Iggleden, Joslin, Hallett, Rees.

After Exeter's goal play began to get faster and rougher. Jeffrey and Boseley scored for Tonbridge. In the second half Beattie scored two goals for Tonbridge and Joslin got one for Exeter.

Tonbridge 4 Exeter City Reserves 2. Attendance  2,213.

Wednesday October 19th:
Exeter City and St Luke's College
shared four goals in their annual match at St James's Park. Iggleden and Beer, in the first half, scored for Exeter, D.Pollard and Virgin in the second half, for the College. There were 700 spectators.



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