7th November 1959
10th November 1959
Exeter City X1 v Plymouth Command
EXETER CITY 3 ALDERSHOT 1
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 7TH:
A MARVELLOUS GOAL BY GORDON DALE.
A marvellous goal by Gordon Dale, who collected the ball from a mis kick by Aldershot in the 67th minute, ran more than half the length of the field with it, beating two Aldershot defenders for speed, and finally dribbled round the goalkeeper to slide the leather home, was the climax to a good win against the Hampshire side today.
City: Jones; Foley, MacDonald; Mitchell, Oliver, Thompson; Stiffle, Rees, Wilkinson, Calland, Dale.
Aldershot:- Brodie; Shipwright, Jackson; Mundy, Hodges, Tyrer;Howfield, Stepney, Norris, Matthews, Parnell.
The City, whose first two goals were scored by Rees and Calland, were slow at times, yet controlled the game and should have made sure of the points before half-time, at which stage they were only one goal to the good.
Margate v City Reserves
In their Southern League match at Margate the City Reserves through failing to clear a ball from their penalty area allowed Kearns to gain possession and score after 43 minutes.
Margate 1 City Res 0
CITY 6 PLYMOUTH COMMAND 1
AT ST. JAMES'S PARK.
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 10TH:
PLAYED UNDER FLOODLIGHTS.
A young Exeter City side had no trouble in beating the Royal Navy, Plymouth Command eleven, in the friendly match on Tuesday evening. With more accuracy and quicker shooting from Peter Bennett the City could have gone into double figures.
City:- Lobbett; Williams, Packer; Cragg, Rapley, Cleverly; Welsh, Burgoyne, Bennett, Pulman, Rackley.
Navy:- Vost; Lobb, Enderby; Beale, Riseborough, Cridland; Brown, Imrie, Connolly, Smith, Sheffield.
Pulman, Bennett 2, Rackley, Cragg, and Burgoyne, for the City,
Imrie for the Command team.
THURSDAY 12th NOVEMBER 1959.
REG LORAM WAS STAND IN FOR CITY STAR.
The older City fans sometimes sigh for the good old days, for players like Pym, Bastin, and Whitlow, but how many remember Reg Loram, He was one of the unfortunates struggling to reach out from behind the shadow of a star. He was Exeter City's goalkeeper, reserve to Dick Pym, As an amateur from Alphington, he never got in the first team unless the mighty Pym was injured, so Loram spent most of his time in the reserves playing in the old Plymouth and District league against teams like St Austell, Torpoint, Babbacombe, the Royal Scots, the First Gordons and the Royal Irish Regiment. Loram was one of the players to go on the Exeter City tour in 1914 of the Argentine, Neither Loram or Pym played in the final match of that tour, both were ill and trainer Pratt took over in goal, manager at that time was Arthur Chadwick and the side that represented Exeter City in that final game against the Argentine League was -
Pratt; Fort, Strettle; Rigby, Lagan, Smith; Whittaker, Harding, Hunter, Lovett, Goodwin,
Scorers Lovett 2, Goodwin