Match 26 & Match 27
26th December 1955
Bournemouth v Exeter City
& in the Southern League
Exeter City Reserves v Chelmsford
27th December 1955
Exeter City v Bournemouth
& in the Southern
Chelmsford v Exeter City Reserves
EXETER CITY 0
AT BOURNEMOUTH, BOXING DAY.
EXETER CITY 2 (IGGLEDEN 2) BOURNEMOUTH O AT EXETER, TUESDAY DEC 27.
Iggleden, who is proving to be a dashing centre-forward, was unlucky at Boscombe not to have scored two goals, but he did have the satis faction of netting a couple in the return game at the Park. The attendances at St James's Park were Saturday 8,931, and Tuesday 10,540. The team which played Leyton Orient on Saturday was chosen en bloc for the Boxing Day game, and on Tuesday Simpson was replaced on the right wing by Peter Thomas.
Exeter City Reserves
Exeter City Reserves 0-2 Chelmsford
Tuesday 27th Decey
Chelmsford 2-1 Exeter City Reserves Ellaway scored.
- EXETER CITY'S CHRISTMAS PRESENT : 3 GAMES 4 POINTS. BUT SIMPSON AND HUNTER INJURED IN BOSCOMBE ENCOUNTERS.
Exeter City's Norman Dodgin had to wait, like all football managers, until the day after Boxing Day before emptying his Christmas stocking. He found right at the top the welcome present of four points from the City's three holiday period games, a 1-1 home draw against the Orient, another draw 0-0 at Boscombe, and a 2-0 win at St James's Park in the return match. But below that, lurking miserably, was the news of bad injuries to a couple of the City's star players, Hunter and Simpson. Simpson was bundled into the railings surrounding the pitch at Dean Court on Boxing Day and badly ripped his knee. Hunter strained his left shoulder when he made a flying save in the first minute of the match at Exeter on Tuesday. He had cocaine injections at half time to deaden the pain and played on with his left arm practically useless. He may be fit for next Saturday's Devon Derby, but Simpson will be out for several weeks in all probability.