18th October 1958
And in the.Southern League
Cambridge City v Exeter City Reserves
NICHOLLS GOT ONLY GOAL OF THE MATCH.
WORKINGTON BEATEN AT ST JAMES'S PARK 1-0.
Saturday October 18th: Until nearly midway through the second half of their encounter with Workington this afternoon it looked as if Exeter City might unexpectedly have to be content with sharing the spoils. Then 20 minutes from the restart Nicholls scored what proved to be the only goal of the match. The attendance was 9,257.
City: Hunter; Foley, MacDonald; Mitchell, Oliver, Packer; Stiffle, Rees, Calland, Nicholls, Dale.
Workington: Newlands; Brown, Rollo; Tennant, Aitken, Finlay; Hodgson, Robson, Alexander, Jones, Hinchcliffe.
The City waited a long time to make sure of keeping their undefeated home record. Although they played the better game almost throughout they seemed to be over-confident. Often the forwards stood and watched instead of moving to the ball.
LOBBETT IN FORM AT CAMBRIDGE.
CAMBRIDGE CITY 2
EXETER CITY RESERVES 0.
Exeter City Reserves, who were beaten on their own ground by Weymouth last Wednesday, were beaten again today, by Cambridge City, and by the same margin, 2 goals to nil.
Cambridge: Bradley; Hopkinson, Gilchrist; Tarrant, Bone, White; King, Nicholson, Keeble, Sheavill, Gaynor.
Exeter City Res:- Lobbett; Rutter, Hart; Cleverly, Butterworth, Carberry; Atkins, Hill, Rapley, Robinson, Rackley.
Cambridge began very strongly, and within the first five minutes the Exeter goal was repeatedly under threat, Lobbett being called upon to save several powerful shots. On the occasions when Exeter did break away they were stopped by the quick tackling home defenders, one of which was Mike Gilchrist, who previously wore Exeter's colours but found little chance to shine at St James's Park. Gaynor and Nicholson obtained Cambridge's goals in the second half in which Lobbett distinguished himself time and again.