25th October 1958
York City (a)
Chelmsford City (h)
CITY HUMBLE THE LEAGUE LEADERS.
WIN 2-0 AT YORK
SATURDAY OCTOBER 25th
York, the Division 4 leaders, suffered their first home defeat this season when Exeter City netted twice without reply. And it was a win the Devon club, who are getting near the top of the table themselves, well deserved. Both their goals were scored by Ted Calland in the first half of the game. Before 10,000 spectators York started at a fast pace, but after going past MacDonald Hughes sent his intended pass over the goal line.
York:- Forgan; Wardle, Howe; Patterson, Jackson, Spence; Hughes, Farmer, Wragg, Powell, Greensmith.
City: Hunter; Foley, MacDonald; Mitchell, Oliver, Packer; Stiffle, Rees, Calland, Nicholls, Dale.
The Grecians went ahead after only eight minutes, when Stiffle turned the ball inside to Calland, whose shot, from outside the penalty area went clean through the goalkeeper's hands. Calland's second goal, three minutes before the interval, was scored with a bumping shot, the ball bouncing over the head of Forgan, who could only reach up and help it on its way to the net.
CITY RESERVES 2 CHELMSFORD 2.
Brian Birch was due to have given his injured back a try-out in this afternoon's match between the City Reserves and Chelmsford, but the City directors received a message from him yesterday saying that he had injured himself again in a five-a-side training game at Barrow on Thursday and would not be fit enough to play. The place reserved for him in the Exeter team was taken by Tony Cruz, the amateur.
City Res:- Lobbett; Rutter, John; Butterworth, Rapley, Carberry; Robinson, Pulman, Hill, Cruz, Rackley.
Chelmsford:- Parry; Doherty, Jones; Bolton, Tiffin, Lawler; Smith, Stroud, Adey, Dicker, McCorkindale.
Rapley and Lobbett cleared off Exeter's goal line as Chelmsford made ground from the kick off. Rackley after 20 minutes scored for the City against the run of play and this goal was equalised by Adey ten minutes later. In the second half McCorkindale gave the visitors a deserved lead but an equalising goal by Hill enabled the City to retain a point.