13th September 1958
Coventry City v Exeter City
And in the Southern League
Exeter City Reserves v Trowbridge
EXETER FIGHT BACK IN VAIN AT COVENTRY.
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 13th COVENTRY CITY 2
EXETER CITY 0.
Exeter City met their match at Coventry this afternoon when the home team netted twice, once in each half, without reply. It was Exeter's second defeat of the season and they now stand 4th in the League behind Northampton, Shrewsbury, and York City. Today's defeat would have been heavier but for a fine display in goal by George Hunter. Ryan, the ex West Bromwich Albion, Derby County, and Eire forward who was signed yesterday came into the Coventry team. He took over the captaincy of a side which has not had a goal scored against it at Highfield-road.
Coventry: Sanders; Kirk, Harvey; Nicholas, Curtis, Kearns; Hill, Straw, Rogers, Ryan, Boxley.
Exeter:- Hunter; Foley, MacDonald; Mitchell, Oliver, Harvey; Stiffle, Rees, Calland, Nicholls, Dale.
Referee:- Mr P.Smyth of London.
The City made something of a comeback in the second half after being dominated by Coventry in the first 45 minutes. But with Dale as the only really dangerous forward they rarely had any chance of getting back on terms. Only Hunter shone in the defence, which lacked its customary method, although Mitchell got through a tremendous amount of work.
Boxley (40 minutes) and Hill (70) scored for Coventry.
RESERVES TURN THE TABLES: TROWBRIDGE BEATEN.
EXETER CITY RESERVES 3
The junior Grecians could not have felt very confident when they took the field at St James's Park this afternoon, for their opposition was Trowbridge, the team that has already beaten them at home and away in the Southern League Cup.
Exeter:- Brown; Rutter, Whitnall; John, Packer, Carberry; Robinson, Pulman, Hill, Cruz, Rackley.
Trowbridge:- May; Bailey, Edwards; Allison, McKenzie, Jackson; Compton, Henderson, Lambden, White, Moss.
An early goal by Cruz was equalised by one from Compton, but Pulman gave Exeter the lead with a penalty in 44 minutes. Hill for the Reserves and Lambden for Trowbridge scored a goal each in the second half.