Match 50
23rd April 1958
Exeter City v Swindon Town

24th April 1958
Southern League:
Bath City v Exeter City Reserves

EXETER CITY MUST FIGHT AND HOPE.
WITH ONE GAME TO PLAY.

APRIL 23rd 1958
CITY 0 SWINDON TOWN 1.

Exeter City are in the dark bog of re election, up to their necks in fact.  Only the almightiest heave of every muscle at the Shrewsbury ground on Saturday plus the final floundering of the other trailing teams can pull the City out of the mire.


That shows plainly how near the City are to making their second re-election application since the war, after the 1-0 defeat by Swindon Town at St James's Park. It was a defeat about which Exeter can make no complaint, because, although there was an element of doubt about the validity about the goal scored in the 36th minute by Micklewright, the new leaders of the League were just slightly the better of two very poor teams.
THE GOAL.

Foley was pulled up for a foul on Darcy, a foul which nobody but the referee could see. Darcy floated a long free-kick into the goalmouth and as the home defence stood and waited for the ball to come to them Micklewright darted forward and prodded it over the line. The City defence appealed for an infringement, but the goal stood and Exeter sank.

Exeter City
Hunter; Foley and MacDonald; Mitchell, Oliver, and Harvey; Wilson, Hill, Calland, John, and Dale.
Swindon
Burton; Neal and Bingley; Clayton, Hudson, and Owen; Roost, Kelly, Micklewright, Edwards, and Darcy.

April 24th 1958
Southern League:

Bath City v Exeter City Reserves 

Exeter City Reserves beat Bath City at Bath by one goal, scored by Churms, five minutes from the end, to nil.

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