17th January 1959
Shrewsbury (A) POSTPONED
24th January 1959
SATURDAY JAN. 17TH
CITY'S MATCH AT SHREWSBURY OFF.
GROUND AT THE GAY MEADOW FROZEN OVER.
For the second Saturday running Exeter City have had no match. Last week there was nothing doing on account of the cup-ties. Crystal Palace, who were due at St James's Park in the League, were engaged on F.A.Cup duty versus Sheffield United at Bramall-lane. Today's match at Shrewsbury was called off because the ground at the Gay Meadow was frozen hard all over and unfit to play on.
City Reserves v Yiewsley
Exeter City Reserves, at home, beat Yiewsley by 4 goals to 1. Birch returned to play at inside left after a long absence caused first by a back injury and then by another setback in a practice game.
City: Lockett; Packer, Whitnall; Butterworth, Rapley, Carberry; Atkins, Pulman, Hill, Birch, Rackley.
Yiewsley:- Newton; Harris, Reid; South, Martin, Roe; Nicholson, Cronin, Pearson, Prentice, Hartburn.
Outside-left in the Yiewsley team was Johnny Hartburn, formerly of Yeovil, in whom Exeter City were once interested. His soccer career seems endless almost, for as well as serving Leyton and Millwall in more recent times he was with Queen's Park Rangers before the war. To prove he is far from finished however he was responsible for the one goal scored by Yiewsley today after Harris had accidentally put Exeter in front. The City gained complete command after the interval when Hill, Pulman and Atkins each scored.
JANUARY 24TH 1959
HARTLEPOOLS UNITED 3
EXETER CITY 3:
CITY HELD TO A DRAW AFTER LEADING BY TWO GOALS.
Exeter City went to Hartlepools today hoping to get two points, and when in a quarter of an hour they were two goals up it seemed as if the game was as good as theirs.
Hartlepools:- Oakley; Cameron, Waugh; Johnson, Moore, Anderson; Denham, Scott, Smith, Clark, Luke.
City: Hunter; Foley, MacDonald; Mitchell, Oliver, Thompson; Stiffle, Rees, Calland, Nicholls, Dale.
There was never a dull moment in this game. The City quickly gained a two-goal lead and seemed to have the points in their pocket. But the recovery of the home side, which astonished their supporters was a remarkable turn-about which made this thrill-packed match a fight to the finish. The result could not have been fairer.
Rees, Thompson, Calland (Exeter),
Luke, Scott, Denham ('Pools).