6th September 1958
TWO MORE POINTS FOR EXETER CITY.
DALE SCORES THE ONLY GOAL.
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 6th
CITY 1 SHREWSBURY 0.
A heart-thumping win for Exeter City occurred today in a gloriously exciting game at St James's Park against a previously unbeaten team from Shrewsbury. The only thing lacking was a hatful of goals to make it to be remembered for a long long time. The reason these goals did not come was because of two extremely strong and competent defences which rarely if ever made a slip. Shrewsbury Town are certainly the best team Exeter have faced at the Park so far, and they showed up the City's forward weaknesses. Dale was again the best attacker, with Stiffle and Rees also very dangerous at times.
Exeter took the lead in the 20th minute of the second half through Gordon Dale.
Dale took a headed pass from Mitchell and rounded Hobson on the inside. And with the crowd roaring "Shoot!" he pushed the ball a yard or two forward and let fly with a right-foot rocket into the top left hand corner of the net. By the way the crowd flung themselves into a joyful frenzy it might have been a Cup Final goal!
Exeter City: Hunter; Foley, MacDonald; Mitchell, Oliver, Harvey; Stiffle, Rees, Calland, Nicholls, Dale.
Shrewsbury:- Crossley; Hobson, Skeech; Wallace, Maloney, Walters; Tucker, Smith, Russell, Rowley, Whitaker.
Referee:- Mr A.Bond, of London. Linesmen:- Messrs B. Wickham and E. Ley.
CITY RESERVES LOSE A FRIENDLY.
Seaton v Exeter City Reserves
Playing at Seaton in a friendly match against Seaton Town, the City Reserves were beaten by 2 goals to 1.