Match 31
16th January 1960
Oldham (h)



After leading by three goals to one at one stage during the second half Exeter City looked likely to be in danger of having to share the points with Oldham at St James's Park when the Lancashire side drew level. But a goal two minutes from the end by Wilkinson, his second of the match, saved the day for the Grecians. The margin of victory should have been larger than it was because the City did almost all the attacking. Brian Birch, transferred from Exeter nine days ago, was back on the St James's Park ground, playing for Oldham. He was the scorer of Oldham's second goal and just about their best forward.

City:- Lobbett; Foley, MacDonald; Mitchell, Oliver, Thompson; Stiffle, Rees, Calland, Wilkinson, Micklewright.

Oldham:- J.Ferguson; McGill, West; Marsh, C.Ferguson, Richardson; Bazley, Spurdle, Bourne, Birch, Phoenix.

This was the most one-sided game seen at Exeter for a long time, for the City outplayed Oldham for almost the whole of the ninety minutes, but they almost threw away a point with their inability to take all their chances while the visitors set an example by snapping up the ones that came their way.


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