28th March 1959
Port Vale (h)
And in the Southern League
Dartford v City Reserves
SATURDAY MARCH 28th
EXETER CITY 3 PORT VALE 4.
HUNTER INJURED AND CARRIED OFF ON STRETCHER.
At half-time in this promotion battle at St James's Park Port Vale were two goals ahead. Then the City's hopes soared at they netted three times to take the lead within the next half hour. In a hard fought game Port Vale equalised in the 80th minute and six minutes later scored again to give them both points.
City: Hunter; Foley, MacDonald; Butterworth, Oliver, Thompson; Stiffle, Mitchell, Calland, Nicholls, Rees.
Port Vale:- Hancock; Raine, Sproson; Kinsey, Leake, Miles; Jackson, Steele, Wilkinson, Poole, Cunliffe.
This was a terrific battle, which purely on the run of the play the City should have won. They were unlucky to be two goals down at the interval and they fought back very well in the second half. Hunter was injured in a collision with Jackson and had to be carried off on a stretcher two minutes from the end.
The order of scoring was:-
- Poole (18 minutes),
- Steele (43),
- Rees (47),
- Stiffle (60),
- Calland (75),
- Sproson (80),
- Steele (86).
Dartford v Exeter City Reserves
Dartford beat Exeter City Res by 3-1, Birch scored for the Reserves.