Saturday March 15th
Walsall v Exeter City
And in the Southern League
Exeter City Reserves v Hereford United
CITY NEVER IN THE PICTURE AGAINST WALSALL.
LUCKY TO AVOID A HEAVIER DEFEAT.
Saturday March 15th:
- Nelson Stiffle, signed yesterday afternoon from Bournemouth, made his first appearance in Exeter City's team to-dayat Fellows Park, Walsall. He came in at inside-right, with Ray John as partner. Harvey was at right half. Walsall too had a newcomer on view, Roy Faulkner, an inside right who was signed from Manchester City last night.
Walsall:- Savage; Haddington and Gutteridge; Billingham, McPherson, and Rawlings; Moore, Faulkner, Brownlee, Richards, and Taylor.
City:- Hunter; Foley and MacDonald;
Harvey, Oliver, and Mitchell; John, Stiffle, Calland, Nicholls, and Dale.
Referee:- Mr. E. Hill, of Chester.
Exeter City despite the presence of their four latest signings were afflicted by all their old faults, lack of speed, lack of strength, lack of quality and lack of determination. They lost, and after the first few minutes never looked like doing anything else. The defence was bad and the forward line worse. And Walsall were made to resemble a thoroughbred racehorse among a lot of carthorses. Walsall in fact could have scored several more goals and had they done so Exeter could not have complained.
Walsall 3 (Brownlee, Richards, Taylor) Exeter City 0.
Exeter City v Hereford
CITY RESERVES CRASH AT HOME.
At St James's Park this afternoon Exeter City Reserves had two new comers, Gilchrist and Cruz, in their side to meet Hereford, who are chasing the championship of the Southern League.
Mike Gilchrist, on loan from Portsmouth, and in the Royal Artillery at Topsham Barracks, was at left back, and Antonio Cruz, a Spanish student at St Luke's College, was on the left wing.
City Reserves:- Bell; Packer, Gilchrist; Butterworth, Rapley, Cleverly; Atkins, Hill, Wilson, Atkinson, Cruz.
Hereford: Sewell; Tomkins, Wade;
Masters, Morgan, Horton; Hardiman, Prosser, Fidler, Williams, Beach.
After Hereford had scored twice within five minutes through Beach and Williams Wilson replied for the City Reserves. Hereford did the early attacking after the interval, Fidler shot home a centre from Hardiman to make the score 3-1. Williams made it 4-1 and Prosser 5-1. The best players in the Hereford team were Joe Wade, the old Arsenal back and Fidler, Yeovil's leading scorer last season.