Match 27
26th December 1959
Torquay United (a)

And in the Southern League
City Reserves v Tunbridge Wells

CHRISTMASTIDE FOOTBALL TORQUAY v CITY HOME AND AWAY.

BOXING DAY AT PLAINMOOR: CITY WON BY 3 GOALS TO 2.

Interest never flagged for a moment in the Boxing Day clash between the Devonshire rivals in the first of this season's "derby" games. But although there was only one goal in it at the end, there was for most of the game only one team in it, and that was Exeter City. For the City produced almost all the football and almost all the speed and excitement, and in their new all-red playing colours the Exeter "red devils" really gave the Plainmoor boys a pasting on their own absolute mud-heap of a ground.

Torquay:- Gill; J.P.Smith, Penford; Bettany, G.Northcott, Rawson; Baxter, Cox, T. Northcott, Bond, Mills.

Exeter City: Jones; Foley, MacDonald; Mitchell, Oliver, Thompson; Stiffle, Rees, Wilkinson, Micklewright, Dale.

The extent of Exeter's territorial supremacy can be gauged from the fact that in the first half alone they forced 17 corners to four by their hosts, and it was from the 17th of these corner kicks in the last few minutes before half-time, that Wilkinson scored Exeter's first goal. In the second half goals by Rees and Stiffle for the City came just before and after one by Cox for the "Gulls," and right at the close of play Tommy Northcott got through for Torquay again. Two goals for Torquay were just flattery, and the City should have won this game by five or six goals at By

Southern League 
City Reserves v Tunbridge Wells 


In the Southern League match at St James's Park the City Reserves beat Tunbridge Wells by 4 goals to 2.

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