30th August 1958
Darlington v Exeter City
And in the Southern League
Exeter City Reserves v Weymouth
CITY DRAW 1-1 IN TOUGH GAME AT DARLINGTON. GREENER OF DARLINGTON TAKEN TO HOSPITAL. SATURDAY AUGUST 30TH: REFEREE TAKES 3 PLAYERS' NAMES
Exeter City arrived in Darlington on the crest of a wave, with two wins to their credit, and hoping for a hat-trick. Both teams went all-out from the whistle, and Darlington showed an improvement on their form of their first two games, one draw and one defeat. But Exeter's defence was quick to cover.
Darlington:- Turner; Green, Henderson; Furphy, Greener, Milner; Morton, McGrath, Fletcher, Carr, Lancaster.
Exeter City: Hunter; Foley, MacDonald; Mitchell, Oliver, Harvey; Stiffle, Nicholls, Calland, Rees, Dale.
Referee: Mr J.H.Clough, of Bolton.
Lancaster gave Darlington the lead a few minutes before half-time and Exeter drew level after 59 minutes from a penalty well taken by Harvey, Henderson having needlessly tripped Stiffle right in front of the Darlington goal. Misfortune struck the home side a minute later when Greener had to be removed to hospital with a broken leg sustained in a tackle with Calland. The game was unnecessarily tough and rough, and stoppages for fouls and minor infringements were numerous. Calland had his name taken by the referee for the tackle on Greener, and when Dale and McGrath nearly came to blows their names also went into the notebook. Attendance 7,676.
WEYMOUTH OUTPLAY CITY RESERVES.
Exeter City Reserves had their first home Southern League match of the season against Weymouth this afternoon, and Charles Rutter, who was signed from Cardiff City last week, was making his first appear ance before the St James's Park crowd.
City Res:- Lobbett; Rutter, Whitnall; Butterworth, Packer, Carberry; Atkins, Hill, Rapley, Grinney, Robinson. Weymouth: Beal; Stevenson, Stocker; Sheppard, Langman, Anderson; McGowan, Gleadall, Cross, Dobbie, Gaillard.
Leading by a goal to nil at half-time (a penalty by Rapley) Exeter were outplayed in the second half, the visitors scoring three times through Gaillard (1) and Dobbie (2).
Exeter City Reserves 1 Weymouth 3.