25th February 1956
Queens Park Rangers v Exeter City
And in the Southern League
Exeter City v Tonbridge
Saturday February 25th 1956
at Loftus-road, London.
QUEEN'S PARK RANGERS 1 (Cameron)
EXETER CITY 0.
Rangers:- Brown; Woods, Ingham; Petchey, Rutter, Angell; Pounder, Longbottom, Cameron, Smith, Hellawell. Exeter City:- Hunter; Doyle, Walton; Dunne, Harvey, John; Simpson, Iggleden, Sword, Houghton, Rees.
Mr G.Porter, the Taunton referee, travelled to the Rangers ground in Loftus-road, West London, early today, and although the surface was bone-hard, immediately pronounced that the ground was fit for play. The match was won and lost early on, Cameron heading the ball through Exeter's goal in the third minute. Two forwards made their 3rd Division debuts in this match, Alan Sword, the 21 year old centre-forward, for the City, and Michael Hellawell, who is only 17, for the Rangers. Among the spectators was the Football Association Secretary, Sir Stanley Rous, who was a "star" goalkeeper for St Luke's College when he was a student at Exeter.
Tonbridge beat the City Reserves by 2 goals to nil at St James's Park.