21st March 1959
And in the Southern League
City Reserves v Poole Town
SATURDAY MARCH 21ST
BRADFORD O CITY 3.
EXETER CITY'S RETURN TO WINNING FORM.
The Grecians returned to winning form this afternoon with a splendid victory at the Park Avenue, Bradford, three goals to nil. This will prove a tonic to the City's supporters after a recent poor spell.
Bradford: Routledge; Suddards, Lawton; Brims, Dean, Dick; Kendall, Atkinson, Buchanan, Harvey, Byron.
City: Hunter; Foley, MacDonald; Butterworth, Oliver, Mitchell; Stiffle, Rees, Calland, Thompson, Dale.
Ted Calland got two of the goals and Graham Rees the other. The City ended their lean spell with a deserved win which gave them a double over Bradford.
They were the better side, producing the smarter brand of team-work, and their attack was too lively for Bradford's hesitant defence. Calland and Rees, who worked well together, snapped up their chances in excellent style. Exeter's defence stood firm against some strong and determined play by the home forwards, and never relented. Hunter made great saves from Byron and Buchanan late in the game. And Mitchell, a tireless worker, marshalled his men splendidly. Attendance 7,203.
CITY RESERVES 1 POOLE TOWN 1
AT ST JAMES'S PARK.
Nicholls and Birch lined up as the inside forward pair for the City Reserves against Poole today. After a goalless first half Hunter opened the score for Poole Town, and four minutes later the Reserves deservedly drew level, a corner kick by Atkins being turned into the net by Carberry.