7th April 1958
Exeter City v Queens Park Rangers
DEFENCES ON TOP BUT THE CITY HAD THEIR CHANCES. EASTER MONDAY APRIL 7TH: EXETER CITY 0
Hunting their fifth Easter Holiday point Exeter City were very quickly on the attack against the Rangers at St James's Park this afternoon. But after two raids on the right had been repulsed Orr burst down the right wing for the Rangers and crossed a centre which Oliver had to head behind for a corner. Orr was again dangerous but this time his low centre was cut out by Hunter. After these two raids by Orr the Rangers stayed on the attack quite strongly and Exeter were having trouble in keeping their goal intact, although the defence looked reasonably firm. Longbottom, who received from Standley, was twice pulled up for offside, but Queen's Park still held the upper hand, and no sooner had one attack failed than another one was starting. Exeter's forwards were being robbed of the ball almost as soon as they received it.
QUEEN'S PARK RANGERS 0.
City: Hunter; Foley, MacDonald; John, Oliver, Harvey; Stiffle, Rees, Calland, Mitchell, Dale.
Rangers:- Drinkwater; Woods, Ingham; Petchey, Rutter, Angell; Orr, Longbottom, Standley, Cameron, Locke.
Exeter however should have gone ahead in the 20th minute when a move on the right found Mitchell unmarked. As the goalkeeper advanced to narrow an already narrow angle Mitchell tried to lob the ball over him but succeeded in lobbing it over the bar as well. The City enjoyed a greater share of the game in the second half, but weakness in front of goal and a stubborn defence by the Rangers kept the score-sheet blank.
- Attendance 7,000.
Hastings United v Exeter City Res.
Hastings United beat Exeter City Reserves by 4 goals to 1 at Hastings in this afternoon's Southern League match.