29th October 1955
Saturday, October 29th 1955.
EXETER CITY 2 (IGGLEDEN, JEFFERSON OWN GOAL)
ALDERSHOT 1 (LACEY).
This was as entertaining a game as any seen on the St James's Park ground this season, and the City fully deserved the points.
City:- Hunter; Walton, Mitchell; Davey, Harvey, Murphy; Simpson, Iggleden, Burke, Buckle, Rees.
Aldershot:- Platt; Jefferson, Jackson; Alison, Billington, Neave; J.Gaynor, Lacey, L. Gaynor, Menzies, Flint.
All that spoilt the game was Aldershot's many fouls. Four players of their team were spoken to by the referee, Mr Bean of Porth. But teams played good football, with the passes finding their men and the defences covering well, but generally the City were the masters. The inclusion of Ray Iggleden made a very big difference to the City's forward line, and his goal after 23 minutes, a header from a free kick taken by Murphy was perfect. Hunter was at fault with Aldershot's goal after only seven minutes and Jefferson with Exeter's winner in the second half when he headed past his own goalkeeper.
Hereford v Exeter City Reserves
Exeter City Reserves beat Hereford United at Hereford by three goals
(John 2 and Sword) to two (Vigar and Williams).