31st October 1959
And in the Southern League
City Reserves v Yiewsley
BARROW 3 EXETER CITY 3
AT HOLKER-ST., BARROW.
SATURDAY OCTOBER 31ST: BARROW UP THEN HELD TO A DRAW.
Three goals down after little more than half an hour's play, Exeter City hit back to score twice in a couple of minutes just before the interval. goal in the second half gained them a very useful point at Barrow.
Barrow:- Hayes; Stani forth, Cahill; King, Robinson, Clark; Reid, Murdock, Robertson, Munro, Kemp.
City: Jones; Foley, MacDonald; Mitchell, Oliver, Thompson; Stiffle, Rees, Wilkinson, Calland, Micklewright.
Referee Mr F.McGloughlin of Manchester.
Robertson put Barrow two up in 16 minutes and Reid made it three before Wilkinson and Stiffle replied in quick succession, shortly before the interval. Graham Rees was the one City forward to consistently follow up the attacks, Micklewright was dangerous anywhere within shooting range, and Calland laid on the passes which led to the first two goals. The point-saving goal in the last minute was scored by Rees with a hard shot along the ground well out of the reach of the goalkeeper. Because of the dining-car attendants' strike the City Football Club party had to make special arrangements for their meals on their 300 miles railway journey to Barrow yesterday. Lunches and teas were put on the train for them first at Bristol and next at Crewe.
EXETER CITY RESERVES 3
Playing at St James's Park the City Reserves made a bad start and in the first minute were a goal down. Tomkys put in a hopeful cross from the left, and Rapley, trying to head the ball away put it over Lobbett and into the net.
City: Lobbett; Butterworth, Whitnall; Cragg, Rapley, Williams; Atkins, Hill, Bennett, Birch, Dale.
Yiewsley:- Gooch; Lowden, Jefferson; Mulholland, Powell, Dobson; Hall, Brown, Menzies, Tomkys, Flood. Atkins however levelled the scores after five minutes, heading the ball in from Dale's corner kick. Menzies then scored for Yiewsley and Birch for the Reserves. Exeter went in front for the first time after the interval when Hill got a goal for them, but victory was denied them when Flood going through on his own netted a grand equalising goal for Yiewsley.