1st September 1958
3rd September 1958
Southern League Cup
Exeter City Res v Trowbridge
CITY HAD THE SKILL BUT BARROW THE POINTS.
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 1st
BARROW 1 EXETER CITY 0.
Exeter City remained in the North of England at the week-end, making the journey direct from Darlington to Barrow. Barrow turned the tables on Exeter City at Holker-street on Monday, and winning by a goal to nil showed something of the form that they introduced towards the end of last season. They owed a great deal to their half-back line and goalkeeper, and it was a good win for Barrow, deserved on the run of the play.
Barrow:- Armstrong; Fraser, McCredie; Proctor, Wilson, Keen; Rolfe, Robertson, Torrence, Purdon, Porter.
Exeter City: Hunter; Foley, MacDonald; Mitchell, Oliver, Harvey; Stiffle, Nicholls, Calland, Rees, Dale.
Despite their defeat the City were the more skilful side, and Dale was the outstanding forward on the field. His ball control and footwork were dazzling at times and Fraser did very well to keep him under reasonable control. Rolfe scored Barrow's goal after eight minutes when he beat Hunter
in a race for the ball and drove it into the unguarded net.
SOUTHERN LEAGUE CUP:
CITY RESERVES LOST.
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 3RD:
CITY RES 0 TROWBRIDGE 1.
Trowbridge Town virtually knocked Exeter City Reserves out of the Southern League Cup with a 1-0 win in the first leg of the preliminary round at St James's Park on Wednesday evening.
Sympathy must be extended to the 1,000 people who stayed through the whole 90 minutes of ragged and negative football, which should have made everyone present pray that the first team gets no injuries. And sympathy must also be given to Exeter's new goalkeeper, Harry Brown, from Plymouth Argyle, who has also played for Notts County, Derby County, and Queen's Park Rangers since starting in 1946. For Brown, making his debut with Exeter, played magnificently well for 85 minutes. Then he moved out of goal, expecting a centre from the Trowbridge outside left. That player shot hard and low instead, and in diving diagonally and backwards to save Brown only managed to get his finger tips to the ball as it rolled slowly into the net.