7th September 1959
9th September 1959
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.
City found the home side desperately determined climb from the bottom rung Division, 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 the lack of power in their finishingThe attack skilfully led by Calland and with Rees a useful left wing, the forwards were repeatedly beaten by the Chester defence, Indeed the Chester goalkeeper hardly had a save to make all night.
Exchanges were keenly contested throughout and Chester splendidly worked after gettting a vital goal in only six minutes through Bullock, after Davies had beaten Harvey and sent in a centre. In the 90th minute Webster shot well over from just two yards.
Exeter maintained their methodical style of play to the end, but seemed incapable of creating a clear opening when inside the penalty area, where a little more steadiness and final thrust would have saved the day, Micklewright missed City's best chance, when he shot against the keeper from close in during the first half.
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.
TUESDAY 8th SEPTEMBER 1959.
S. W. L.
EXETER CITY A 2, NEWQUAY 5,
Scorers Exeter City Williams, Wyatt,
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.