10th October 1959
And in the Southern League
Corby v City Reserves
EXETER CITY 2 MILLWALL 2 AT ST JAMES'S PARK. SATURDAY OCTOBER 10TH: CITY DRAW WITH LEADERS.
The Fourth Division leaders, Millwall, were in danger of losing their unbeaten record at Exeter this afternoon, but in the end they shared the points. Exeter led twice, and it was some good work by Davies that helped the visitors to hold them to two goals and to make it a draw. With Stiffle injured Andy Micklewright took over on the City's right wing.
CITY:- Lobbett; Foley, MacDonald; Harvey, Oliver, Thompson; Micklewright, Rees, Calland, Birch, Dale.
MILLWALL:- Davies; Jackson, P. Brady; Harper, R.Brady, Howells; Broadfoot, Wilson, Brand, Pierce, Heckman.
Referee Mr D.W.Smith of Swindon. Linesmen Messrs E.G. Dodge and G.Milverton.
This could well have been the win the City were looking for, to put them back on the road to the top of the League table. Jackson was injured in a tackle with Rees and forced to retire in the 30th minute, but although they were short of this player's services for the remainder of the first half and were carrying him as a passenger for quite a lot of the second, Millwall were a tough side and showed why they are still unbeaten. The City's changed attack was naturally a little disjointed, but they put in enough shots to win the game, and only a series of good saves by Davies stopped them getting three more goals. Although they had plenty of work thrust on them the City defence could have been a little tighter, and the second goal ought to have been cut out, the players generally tackled hard and tried to be constructive.
CORBY TOWN 0
CITY RESERVES 4.
Exeter's first goal was a lucky one, a harmless looking lob from Bennett from 35 yards out deceiving the goalkeeper. The second was a penalty kick converted by Hill in the 24th minute.
Corby:- Farmer; Rodgers, Barker; Morris, Parsons, Cockburn; Tomlinson, Rennie, McKay, Crawford, Traynor.
City: Jones; Butterworth, Whitnall; Cragg, Rapley, Cleverly; Atkins, Hill, Bennett, Pulman, Rackley.
Corby's play in the second half bordered on the desperate, with much wild kicking. Pulman and Rackley scored for the City.