Match 49
May 1st 1959
Devon Professional Championship
Torquay United (a)

Southern League
May 2nd
Guildford City (h)

Devon Professional Cup, Final

EXETER CITY 2
(Rackley, Mitchell)
TORQUAY UNITED
(Knapman) 1


United lose the cup 2-1

HOLDERS Torquay United lost their Devon Professional Cup Final at Exeter last night despite a fine game by goalkeeper Mervyn Gill, Exeter City included three League team players, but delayed their winning goal until five minutes from the end. It came from club captain Arnold Mitchell, playing at centre-forward. Exeter won 2-1. and so avenged their defeat in the final at Plainmoor last year.

Exeter enjoyed far the better of the match territorially, and took the lead when David Robinson supplied a pass for winger Bob Rackley to score. Then a defensive slip let United centre-forward Gerald Knapman through to equalise. United's defence came under heavy pressure afterwards, but Gill and full- backs John Smith and Harry Smith held out until Mitchell raced on to a long pass and scored. It was an entertaing match-and some reward for Exeter now that their pro- motion hopes seem to be vanishing

Played at St James's Park, May 1st. Attendance 1,500.

City: Lobbett; Rutter, MacDonald; Packer, Rapley, Cleverly; Robinson, Cragg, Mitchell, Pulman, Rackley.

Torquay:- Gill; J.Smith, Lancaster; Coombs, G. Northcott, Bastow; Bond, Bristow, Knapman, T. Northcott, Pym.

Southern League
EXETER CITY RESERVES 1 (Carberry)
GUILDFORD CITY 1 (Fullick) 


Played at St James's Park, May 2nd. Attendance 1,300.

City Res: Holehouse; Rutter, England; Cragg, Rapley, Cleverly; Robinson, Pulman, Carberry, Birch, Rackley.

Guildford:- Dore; McMorran, Smith; Kent, Doneghy, Edwards; Barrett, Clarke, Fullick, Devine, Gunning.

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