19th April 1958
CITY UNLUCKY: WATFORD WIN AGAINST RUN OF THE PLAY.
SATURDAY APRIL 19th
EXETER CITY 1(WILSON) 1
WATFORD 2 (ANDERSON WALKER)
A thirteenth minute goal and another, a simple affair, with time running out, both against the pattern of play, gave Watford a double for the season over Exeter City when they won at St James's Park this afternoon. Wilson scored for Exeter three minutes from the finish.
Exeter City now have the barest chance of escaping an application for re-election to the Football League, this latest defeat could mean the second application since the war. Yet in 90 torrid, hectic minutes City looked like climbing two more points out of trouble with a vital goal lusting victory. City lost because of the all too familiar missing of chances and some bad luck,
In the first 15 minutes Hill twice, Wilson and Calland all had goal efforts saved or they shot vide, then the first real attack that Watford made, and they scored from it, Bell put a free kick down the middle for Anderson to score. The pattern of the game still did not change, City raided and were foiled by the Watford defence, Then it happened again, with Exeter battling their hearts out to get the goal that they deserved, away broke the Watford forwards to score 18 minutes from time through Walker, That should have been enough to break the spirit of any team but still City tried desperately, Wilsn hit the crossbar and then with three minutes to go Wilson scored City's first goal when they should have been getting their last in a wonderful win,
City:- Hunter; Foley, MacDonald; Packer, Oliver, Harvey; Wilson, Hill, Calland, Mitchell, Dale.
Watford: Collins; Bell, Harrop; Catleugh, McNiece, Meadows; Devine, Pygall, Anderson, Chung, Walker.
RACKLEY SIGNS PROFESSIONAL FOR CITY.
Bob Rackely, 18 year old Teignmouth lad has been signed as a full time professional by Exeter City, He is a strongly built outside left who has played for Teignmouth and Newton Spurs before joining City's 'A' side this season, Frank Broome has studdied reports on Rackley and watched him several times.