26th September 1959
EXETER CITY (Dale) 1
(Taylor Hodgkisson) 2.
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 26TH
AT ST JAMES'S PARK.
Walsall, who are top of the League, got two more points today when a disappointed home crowd saw the City beaten by 2 goals to 1. The City after several team experiments reverted to almost the opening line-up, with Dale on the left wing and Calland centre-forward.
City: Jones; Foley and MacDonald; Mitchell, Oliver, and Harvey; Stiffle, Micklewright, Calland, Rees, and Dale.
Walsall:- Christie; Haddington and Sharples; Billingham, Walker, and McPherson; Davies, Faulkner, Richards, Hodgkisson and Taylor.
This was not a particularly good game as far as soccer skill was concerned. The City were a shade unlucky to lose, especially as they made more goalscoring attempts today than they have all the season so far. The defence was not constructive and could be blamed for one of the goals. Stiffle and Dale were the best forwards by far.
CITY RESERVES (Birch, Hill) 2.
Birch after hitting the upright with one shot sent Exeter ahead six minutes later with another better one. Two minutes later a second goal was scored by Hill.
Hinckley: Sanders; Swingler and Ballenger; Cooper, Parkins, and King; Bate, Lane, Round, Robinson, and Brown.
City Res:- Lobbett; Butterworth and Whitnall; Cragg, Rapley, and Cleverly; Atkins, Hill, Bennett, Birch, and Rackley.
Referee Mr W.M.Webb of Derby.