6th December 1959
Notts County (Home)
13th December 1958
And in the Southern League
Weymouth v Exeter City
EXETER CITY DEFEAT NOTTS COUNTY.
FRIENDLY MATCH AT ST JAMES'S PARK.
Saturday December 6th: Exeter City in beating Notts County by 2 goals to 0 at St James's Park this afternoon showed that they will be far from outclassed if they get promotion to the Third Division. Hill and Rutter each gave a good performance for the City, and it was the tall Weishman who scored Exeter's first goal. Graham Rees, a much shorter Welshman, nodded in the second from Hill's cross.
Exeter City:- Hunter; Rutter, MacDonald; Mitchell, Oliver, John; Stiffle, Rees, Hill, Nicholls, Calland.
Notts:- Linton; Kilford, Cruickshank; Sheridan, Butler, Loxley; Roby, Horobin, Newsham, Carver, Bircumshaw.
By previous agreement both sides made changes at half-time. For Exeter Cleverly and Atkins came on for John and Stiffle. Notts had Newsham at inside left, Chatham at right back, Rawson at centre half and Parry at centre forward. Attendance 3,000, gate £319. 18. 3d.
- Devon's other senior clubs both won their cup matches, Torquay by 2-0 against Watford and Plymouth by 3-1 against Coventry. Yeovil, playing away at Colchester, forced a draw.
THOMPSON OF OLDHAM ATHLETIC JOINS EXETER CITY.
AND PLAYS A GOOD GAME AGAINST SOUTHPORT.
Saturday December 13th: Exeter City on Thursday succeeded in signing the player they admire so much following his brilliant displays for Oldham Athletic against them earlier in the season. He was included in the team at left half today at St James's Park, where Southport provided the opposition, and had an excellent game. In part exchange for Thompson the City have had to part with Ray John, a capable and adaptable player, who in three and a half years at Exeter has played in practically every position on the field. It remains to be seen as to which of the two clubs has got the best of the bargain.
Exeter City: Hunter; Foley, MacDonald; Mitchell, Oliver, Thompson; Stiffle, Rees, Calland, Nicholls, Dale.
Southport:- Richardson; Dodd, Rankin; Parkinson, Darvell, Hitchen; Schofield, Kinloch, Smith, Morgan, McDermott.
Exeter won by 3 - 2 but after Mitchell with a penalty had scored for them goals by Dodd and McDermott put the visitors in front. It was left to Johnny Nicholls to fire home the two goals by which Exeter eventually won.
Weymouth v City Reserves
The Reserve team, at Weymouth, made a draw 1-1. Robinson scored for the reserves.