30th January 1960
SATURDAY 30th JANUARY 1960.
EXETER CITY 1 WORKINGTON 0
CITY WAKE UP AND WIN VALUABLE POINTS BUT AN OFF FORM CITY SHOW.
EXETER CITY 1,
Jones; Foley, MacDonald; Mitchell, Oliver, Thompson; Stiffle, Rees, Calland, Wilkinson, Micklewright.
Newlands; Wilson, Rollo; Hinchcliffe, Tennant, Burkenshaw; Hodgson, Morrison, Harburn, Keen, Kirkup. Scorer Exeter City Rees, Attendance 7,690,
A win by City, but a win by a team that looked very bothered, often bewildered and often very much as if it was strugglinh through a bad dreamWhen it came to concrete scoring chances City completely outplayed Workington, yet they were too often upset and thrown right off balance by the quick tackling and interception of the Northerners, City had a slice of luck early on, when Hodgson's shot hit the post, but this was cancelled out when Rees had a shot hit a Workington defender on the goallineCity made plenty more chances for themselves in both halves, but until Rees got a 75th minute goal there was not much sign of finishing power. Workington played some quite worthwhile football simple and direct which often looked dangerousAt half time it looked as if a goal might make all the difference, the goal came but it only just made the difference and City had to fight all the wayOliver was the King pin of City's defence again, No forward shone, Calland used the ball well but he was not always direct enough.
As they are unbeaten in a home League game since October 7th last year, and having climbed to seventh in the table, Exeter City were obviously favourites to win their match with Workington, and this they did, but it was not until the latter part of the second half that they really looked like pulling it off. Then after many missed chances at the Workington end and an equal number of narrow escapes at their own end they woke up, and Rees netted the only goal of the match 15 minutes from time. Exeter's main faults were keeping the ball too close and not moving up in attack quickly enough. The best players in an unchanged team were MacDonald, Oliver, and Rees.
THURSDAY 4th FEBRUARY 1960.
MR GILLIN DENIES FOLEY STORY.
Exeter City chairman Mr George Gillin hasdenied that City approached Plymouth Argyle for their forward Reg Jenkins and offered fullback Theo Foley in a part exchange deal. Mr Gillin was at Plymouth's match against Cardiff City, he does admit however that one of Plymouth's directors asked him if Exeter City were interested in Jenkins and suggested that Argyle might be interested in Foley.