7th September 1959
And in the Southern League on the 8th September 1959
Exeter City Reserves v Barry
CHESTER 1 (Bullock)
EXETER CITY 0.
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 7TH AT SEALAND ROAD.
At Chester the City found the home side desperately determined to climb from the bottom rung of Division Four. Had Exeter been able to press home a workmanlike second half showing they would have had at least a draw. But excellent approach work was spoilt by lack of power in their finishing.
Chester:- Howells; Hughes, Gill; Hunt, Capper, Clempson; Cooper, Webster, Davis, Bullock, Croft.
Exeter City: Lobbett; Foley, MacDonald; Mitchell, Harvey, Thompson; Stiffle, Micklewright, Calland, Birch, Rees.
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 9TH
AT ST JAMES'S PARK.
EXETER CITY RESERVES 2
Although the score finished up at only 2-0 for all that the Welsh team could have done about it it could have been at least 10-0. For the Reserves were almost completely on top. Jones had hardly a shot to save and the City's backs were often way up past the half way line cutting out Barry's breakaways before they really started. Apart from all the misses of the City forwards Butterworth when he took a last-minute penalty for hands cracked his shot against the crossbar.
City Res: Jones; Rutter, Packer; Cragg, Rapley, Butterworth; Atkins, Emery, Bennett, Hill, Dale.
Barry:- Mahoney; Bright, Jenkins; Prosser, Loader, Dolman; Dyke, James, Sheffield, O'Halloran, Rees.