24th March 1956
Brighton & H.A v Exeter City
And in the Southern League
Exeter City Reserves v Weymouth
Saturday, March 24th 1956.
BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION 1 (TENNANT)
EXETER CITY 0.
At the Goldstone ground, Brighton, attendance 13,274.
Referee, Mr R.H.Mann, of Worcester.
The combination of an Exeter City defence which gave nothing away, and some appalling finishing by Brighton made the score look respectable. But in fact Brighton were vastly superior to a City team which had to defend for more than three quarters of the game. Late in the match, the Exeter forwards became more prominent, but generally they were moderate and had little idea of combined play. In defence Hunter, Doyle, and John were the best, and the remainder in almost as good form.
Brighton:- Gill; Bisset, Langley; Tennant, Whitfield, Wilson; Gordon, Mundy, Harburn, Stephens, Foreman.
Exeter City:- Hunter; Doyle, Mitchell; John, Davey, Porteous; K.Thomas, Iggleden, Sword, Willis, Buckle.
EXETER CITY RESERVES 1 (BURKE) WEYMOUTH 1 (GAILLARD).
At St James's Park, half-time 1-1.
City Reserves:- Lobbett; Walton, Foley; Dunne, Packer, Houghton; P. Thomas, Worthington, Burke, Grinney, Rees.
Weymouth:- Hayhurst; Stevenson, Yeuell; McLean, McGuinness, Frost; McGowan, Durkin, Calland, Gaillard, McCarter.
Referee:- Mr W.Davey of Torquay.