Match 36
15th February 1958
Aldershot v Exeter City

And in the Southern League
20th February 1958
Exeter City Reserves v Chelmsford



Exeter City were two goals down within 18 minutes of the start of the game at Aldershot this afternoon but had levelled the score. by half time. They were rarely like the team that beat Plymouth Argyle a week ago, and although they pressed hard towards the end there was no goal scored in the second half by either side.

Aldershot:- Amos; Henry, Jackson; Wetton, Lawless, Neave; Walters, Mundy, Lacey, Weigh, Tyrer.

City: Hunter; Packer, MacDonald; John, Harvey, Mitchell; Rees, Churms, Calland, Nicholls, Dale.

Referee:- Mr. B.Buckle of Peterborough.

Only in two spells did Exeter City look like the team which defeated Plymouth Argyle last week, and these spells were in the last fifteen minutes of each half. In the first of these came the goals which earned the City draw, a and in the second almost came a goal to gain both points. The players who scored the goals before the interval were Nicholls and Calland and the one who missed five minutes from time was Calland. But Exeter did not deserve to win. Aldershot had more of the game territorially, but after their two early goals (by Lacey and Walters) found Exeter's defence in more resistant mood. Calland was the City's best forward. Oliver had to drop out on account of a painful boil on his leg and his place was taken by Harvey. The attendance was 5,620.

20th February 1958
Lovell's Athletic v Exeter City Res.

On Thursday Exeter City Reserves travelled to Newport, where they were beaten by Lovell's Athletic by 2 goals to nil. This afternoon they entertained Chelmsford at St James's Park and lost again, by 3 goals to 1, their first home defeat since October.

Reserves:- Bell; Bowkett, Beer; Butterworth, Hart, Waterman; Wilson, Hill, Rapley, Grinney, Robinson.

Chelmsford:- Parry; Doherty, Jones; Bolton, Tiffin, Lawler; Dicker, Adey, Stroud, Butcher, Walker.

Referee:- Mr. N. Fox of Bristol.

The visitors kicked off and forced a corner in the first minute on the right, Butterworth clearing with a good header. Adey put Chelmsford in the lead after 25 minutes and this was added to by Butcher in the second half. After the best chance of the match had been missed by Hill for the City Stroud converted a centre from Butcher to make the score 3-0. Shots from Butcher and Stroud went over the bar, but the City kept trying, and seven minutes from the end Wilson got them a consolat ion goal which he hammered in from close range.


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