Match 49
14th April 1956
Exeter City v Ipswich Town

And in the Southern League
Bedford v Exeter City Reserves

Saturday April 14th 1956. EXETER CITY 2

At St James's Park, attendance 5,000. Half-time 2-2.

This was one of the City's best displays of the season. For over half the game they were without Burke, who after half an hour was hurt in a collision with McMillan, and taken to hospital with a broken collar bone yet they fought magnificently and often had Ipswich in a lot of trouble. In the forward line Exeter's two new players from Plymouth Argyle were disappointing. Thomas and Willis both lacked speed, and "bite."

Exeter City:- Hunter; Doyle, Mitchell; John, Harvey, Porteous; K.Thomas, Burke, Iggleden, Willis, Buckle.
Ipswich:- McMillan; Acres, Malcolm; Baker, Rees, Elsworthy; McLuckie, Garneys, Blackman, Parker, Leadbetter. Referee:- Mr A.W.Smith, of Aldershot.

Southern League 
Bedford v Exeter City Reserves 

On a ground made heavy by several hours' rain Exeter City Reserves at Bedford overcame the handicap more adaptably than the home side, and won by the only goal, Murphy scoring five minutes before half time.
Team:- Kelly; Walton and Foley; Packer, Davey, and Houghton; Simpson, Worthington, Ellaway, Murphy, and Rees.


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