4th October 1958
And a Exeter City “A” team game at Falmouth
EXETER CITY'S AWAY TRIUMPH.
CARLISLE'S RUN OF SUCCESS CHECKED.
SATURDAY OCTOBER 4TH: CARLISLE 1 CITY 2.
Carlisle United, occupying third place in the League, were hoping to consolidate their position this afternoon when Exeter City paid them their first-ever visit. Unbeaten in their last eight matches and unchanged in their last six the Cumbrians were forced to make a late change in attack, McMullan coming in at outside right for Mooney who has an ankle injury. After morning rain the weather conditions improved considerably, and a crowd of about 10,000 spectators was present when the teams came out. After eight minutes' play Exeter went ahead with a goal scored by Graham Rees, the result of a long forward pass by Mitchell which split the home defence wide open.
Carlisle:- G. Thompson; Brown, Troops; Bradley, Doran, R.Thompson; McMullan, Broadis, Ackerman, Tulloch, McKenna.
Exeter:- Hunter; Foley, MacDonald; Mitchell, Oliver, Harvey; Stiffle, Rees, Calland, Birch, Dale.
Referee:- Mr R.Langdale of Darlington.
In the 17th minute Carlisle got an equaliser when, following clever work by McMullan and Broadis, Ackerman got in a shot that was kicked out, and the ball rebounded to McKenna, whose shot beat Hunter. The football in the second half was exciting and full of incident but not very skilful. Calland scored the winning goal for Exeter in the 87th minute when he hooked a centre from the left wing into the net.
LONG JOURNEY A FRUITFUL ONE.
Exeter City's long journey to Carlisle proved to be a most fruitful one. A late goal by Calland earned them the points and brought Carlisle's sequence of unbeaten games to an end. Carlisle had to bow the knee to the Exeter team which, man for man was the better side. Outstanding for the City were Hunter and Dale.
- Exeter City Reserves had no match today, but a team of juniors (the "A" team) played at Falmouth and were soundly beaten, 8 goals to nil.