11th April 1959
Kings Lynn (a)
SATURDAY APRIL 11TH 1959
CITY FOURTH IN THE LEAGUE BUT STILL DISAPPOINTING.
CITY 1 (HILL)
CHESTER 1 (PEARSON).
Playing in Exeter City's Fourth Division side for the first time Hill scored the goal that put them in the lead until the last few minutes of today's home game with Chester. The cloying mud on the St James's Park ground did not make it a day for good football, and although they are keeping up well in the race for honours Exeter's form was again disappointing. Rain came steadily down as the teams entered the field, and Mitchell won the toss, setting Chester to face the storm.
City: Lobbett; Foley, Whitnall; Mitchell, Oliver, Thompson; Stiffle, Hill, Calland, Nicholls, Rees.
Chester:- Howells; Hughes, Gill; Souter, Spruce, Anderson; Williams, Bullock, Davis, Pearson, Richards.
Early in the second half Lobbett was injured, receiving a kick on the leg as he dived at Bullock's feet, and had to be carried out. Oliver went in goal, and was himself injured but carried on.
Kings Lynn v City Reserves
At King's Lynn the City Reserves were forced on the defensive from the start and eventually beaten by 2 goals to nil. Barney Singleton, who has retired after a spell with Yeovil, again kept goal for Exeter.