Match 44
18th April 1959
Watford (a)

Southern League
Cambridge City (h)



At the interval neither side had scored, but Exeter City soon after the interval were in trouble, being two goals down after 60 minutes. They put up a very poor display and cannot grumble at the result of this match. Despite fielding an unchanged side following the fine display in the week against Crystal Palace they never found their form at all, and when they did make their effort it was too late. Rees was the only forward to show much life, and the City will need much better efforts than this in the remaining games to keep them in the promotion bracket.


Storer; McNeice, Harrop; Catleugh, Holton, Chung; Gavin, Bunce, Howfield, Walker, Devine,


Lobbett; Foley, Whitnall; Mitchell, Oliver, Thompson, Stiffié, Rees, Cálland, NichollsDale.

Watford Bunce, Howfield,
Exeter City Stiffle,
Attendance 5,150,

Lifeless, lack lustre Exeter City did not deserve anything better than the defeat they suffered at Watford, it seems hard and almost incredible to say that a promotion chasing side lacked accuracy, method and fight, but this was the pattern of City's performance at Vicarage Road, For every City pass that paid off two or three went astray, Watford a moderate side, were made to look better than they really were, City started shakily as they faced the home forwards. An early goal might have settled Exeter down, but only one player looked capable of getting it, that was Rees who was a tireless worker, Bunce picked up Foley's clearance in the 48th minute to push the ball past Lobbett to give Watford the lead, City fought, then faded, In the 67th minute Howfield nodded in number two from a Catleugh free kick, City tried again and this time scored, a gift goal, Stiffle ran onto a bad back pass and glided the ball past Storer, This was when City might have pulled a' point out of the fire, but they didn't and they slipped back to fourth in the table.

Southern League 
18th April 1959
Exeter City Res v Cambridge City 

Exeter City Reserves, versus Cambridge City at St James's Park, were under pressure for most of the first half but won in the end by two goals to one. Exeter City: Singleton; Rutter, Packer; Carberry, Rapley, Cleverly; Robinson, Pulman, Hill, Birch, Rackley.

Cambridge:- Wilson; Crane, Gilchrist; Tarrant, Bone, White; King, Hooley, Keeble, Smith, Gaynor.

The goals for Exeter were obtained by Rackley and  Bone (own goal) 


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