22nd April 1959
Aldershot v Exeter City
And in the Southern League:-
City Reserves v Hastings
EXETER CITY 0
Played at the Recreation Ground,
WEDNESDAY 22nd APRIL 1959.
THE UNLUCKY HORSESHOE.
Brodie; Price, Jackson; Mundy, Howe, Pearson; Walters, Stepney, Norris, Humphries, Tyren
EXETER CITY 0
Lobett; Foley, Whitnall; Butterworth, Oliver, Thompson; Rees, Mitchell, Calland, Nicholls, Dale,
Scorer Aldershot : Jackson.
When Exeter City arrived at the recreation ground, Aldershot, a City supporter handed them a red and white horseshoe, but this must be just the unluckiest horseshoe that decorated a dressing room, for City were undeniably the better side all the way through but lost two vital points on the harshest of penalty decisions. In the 67th minute Mitchell moved across to clear a bouncing ball, it hit him on the arm and the referee awarded a penalty, which left back Jackson hammered home.
City had another decision go against them in the 33rd minute, when a Nicholls goal was disallowed for offside, Aldershot certainly would not have scored but for that penalty, while Exeter for all their ball play and midfield soccer were still short of punch when they got into the penalty area,
Apart from two shots from Nicholls and one from Rees and Dale very little else was seen of City as an attacking force, City's defence improved 100% on their display at Watford and Lobbett never looked in trouble, It's goals that count and goals are what City have been lacking lately, but what they must get in their last three games if they are to get into the Third Division,
Aldershot:- Brodie; Price, Jackson; Mundy, Howe, Pearson; Walters, Stepney, Norris, Humphries, Tyrer.
City:- Lobbett; Foley, Whitnall; Mitchell, Oliver, Thompson; Stiffle, Rees, Calland, Nicholls, Dale.
Referee:- Mr D.Howell of Birmingham.
City Reserves 0 Hastings 1
EXETER CITY RESERVES
Singleton; Rutter, MacDonald; Carberry, Rapley, Cleverley; Robinson, Pulman, Hill, Birch, Rackley,