12th November 1955.
CITY THRASHED 5-NIL AT HOME:
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 12TH.
THIS WAS THE WORST SINCE THE "COBBLERS" DEBACLE.
Exeter City touched absolute rock bottom in this match, at St James's Park today against Brighton, placed fourth in the League table. The Grecians gave by far their worst performance of the season, even worse than their display at Northampton on October 22nd.
Exeter City:- Hunter; Walton, Mitchell; Davey, Harvey, Murphy; Thomas, Iggleden, Burke, Buckle, Rees.
Brighton:- Gill; Bisset, Langley; McNeil, Whitfield, Wilson; Gordon, Mundy, Harburn, Foreman, Howard.
In defence only Hunter, who could not be faulted for any of the shots which beat him, escapes blame, and in attack Rees was the only worth while forward. The rest were never in the game. Langley with a penalty (33 minutes), Harburn (55), Mundy (61), Gordon (80), and Langley, with another penalty (90) scored for Brighton.
Weymouth v Exeter City Reserves
CITY RESERVES UNLUCKY AT WEYMOUTH.
The opening quarter of an hour of the game at Weymouth between Weymouth and Exeter City Reserves was extremely tame, and barely a shout was heard from the crowd. Weymouth, who were defending for most of the second half, won a lucky victory when Hobbs scored the only goal 12 minutes before the end.