Match 28
28th December 1959
Torquay United (h)

And in the Southern League
Tunbridge Wells v City Reserves

RETURN MATCHES ON MONDAY DECEMBER 28TH.
EXETER CITY 1
TORQUAY UNITED  0
AT ST JAMES'S PARK.

There was no score at Exeter until five minutes from the end of the return fixture with Torquay, then a penalty was awarded. There could not have been a more thrilling finish to a Devon Derby that had been packed with action. Jimmy Thompson had the nerve-wracking job of taking the spot kick given away by hand-ball by Colin Bettany. And Thompson calmly thumped the ball into the back of the net to set Exeter's largest crowd of the season (12,947) roaring till the end. The City's team was the same as won the match at Plainmoor two days ago, but several alterations were made by Torquay, who had Marsh in goal, Hancock at left half, Carter at inside right and Court on the left wing.


TUNBRIDGE WELLS 4 CITY RESERVES 0 AT TUNBRIDGE WELLS.

At Tunbridge Wells the teams were:

Tunbridge Wells:- Haydon; Wicks and Rhodes; Kirkpatrick, Felton, and Leach; Hurst, Fitzgerald, Davies, Morris, and Back.

City Reserves:- Lobbett; Butterworth and Whitnall; Cragg, Rapley, and Harvey; Atkins, Hill, Bennett, Birch, and Calland.

If the City Reserves had not forsaken their usual brand of pure and scientific football in favour of giving the ball plenty of boot it would have been in their advantage, but the way they tackled this game played right into their opponents' hands, and they paid the price.

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