Match 23
20th December 1958
Walsall v Exeter (Postponed )
Hastings v City Reserves ( Postponed)

26th December 1958
Friendly
South Western League X1 (h)

27th December 1958
Crewe Alexandra (h)

SATURDAY DEC. 20TH.

CITY TEAM REACHES WALSALL STATION. AND IS TOLD "MATCH IS OFF."

When the Exeter City party arrived at Walsall railway station about lunch-time today a porter handed manager Broome a message, stating that the game with Walsall had been called off. A quick telephone call to Fellows Park confirmed this. The referee, Mr R.H.Chandler had this morning declared the pitch unplayable. There were great pools of water in the centre and thick mud all over the ground, and as well as the overnight rain there was a cloudburst just before dinner time.

  • The Exeter City Reserves v Hastings match was also called off, for much the same reason. Water was lying on the pitch after yesterday evening's rain.

BOXING DAY 1958
CITY RESERVES v
SOUTH WESTERN LEAGUE.


There was never very much doubt as to which side was going to win the Exeter City Reserves v South Western League XI match at St. James's Park on Boxing Day afternoon. The fitter, faster, and more capable City players easily outplayed the representative side for ninety per-cent of the game, and their
win by six goals to one was no flattery. For the City Hill scored three goals, Atkins two, and Rackley one, while Rowland of St Blazey got one for the League.

SATURDAY DEC 27TH:
EXETER CITY 3
CREWE ALEXANDRA 0.


Crewe, as expected, did not seriously challenge Exeter City's record of being unbeaten at home this season, and the lowly Northerners lost by three clear goals. Two came in the first hald from Graham Rees, and the third, the best
goal of the match, from Ted Calland 12 minutes from the end.

Exeter City:- Hunter; Foley, MacDonald; Mitchell, Oliver, Thompson; Stiffle, Rees, Calland, Nicholls, Dale.

Crewe :- Evans; Sutherland, Millar; Campbell, Barnes, Ward; Keery, Riley, Llewellyn, Moran, Colbridge.

This was not a very inspiring game, mainly because the City were not extended to the full, and were content to play well within their own capabilities, keeping the ball too close on the muddy middle of the St James's Park pitch. Foley excelled in defence for Exeter, with Rees, Nicholls and Stiffle the best forwards.

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