12th September 1959
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 12TH
CITY 1 (Thompson)
CARLISLE 3 (Walker 2 Murray).
This was the City's first home defeat of the season, and they really did not deserve much more. Their midfield football was on a par with Carlisle's, but the Cumbrians showed them how to take their chances, and Exeter would not have scored at all but for the penalty thumped home by Thompson, who captained the side in Mitchell's absence.
FOOTBALL BUT NO FINISH.
EXETER CITY 1
Lobbett; Foley, MacDonald; Rapley, Harvey, Thompson; Stiffle, Micklewright, Calland, Birch, Dale,
Thompson; Brown, Troops; McMillan, Doran, Bradley; Mooney, Walker, McGill, Tulloch, Murray.
Scorers Exeter City Thompson,
Carlisle Walker 2, Murray.
Exeter City lost their unbeaten home record when Carlisle United showed them the ay to score and once again for City it was the same old story, plenty of football but no finish, Stiffle and Birch were the only forwards who looked anything like dangerous, who constantly fought for goal, City missed the determination and drive of mitchell and his prompting in defence and attack.
Exeter had as much of the game as Carlisle and in the first 15 minutes were unlucky not to score, but just as it looked as if City were getting on top, Carlisle broke away and in the 35th minute Walker scored. The second half started in the same way City piled on the pressure but could not score until twelve minutes from time, Thompson scored from the spot after Troops handled a Micklewright cross,
With City reduced to ten men, Brich going off for treatment, Walker puty Carlisle back in front, and with almost the last kick of the game Murray made it 3-1 with an 18 yard driveThis was yet another match which City could have won long before the end had they taken their chances.
Romford v Exeter City
Exeter City Reserves in their match at Romford were beaten by 2 goals to 1.
EXETER CITY RESERVES 1
Jones; Rutter, Whitnall; Cragg, Oliver, Cotton; Atkins, Emery, Hill, Cleverley,
Scorer Exeter City Rees,
Jimmy Cotton a trialist from the Dagenham area,
S. W. L.
TRURO CITY 3, EXETER CITY A 2,
Scorers Exeter City Rackley, Og
Norman Packer recently appointed player/coach of the City Aside played his first game for the side at centre half,