Match 34
6th February 1960
Notts County (h)

And in the Southern League
Burton v City Reserves

EXETER CITY 3
NOTTS COUNTY 3
AT ST JAMES'S PARK. SATURDAY FEBRUARY 6TH:

EXCITING GAME ENDS ALL SQUARE.

In one of the best games seen at St James's Park for some time the City and Notts County shared the points. After leading Exeter City crossed over trailing 2-3 but netted an equaliser in the second half. There were eight thousand spectators.

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

Notts:- Smith; Butler, Noon; Gibson, Loxley, Sheridan; Roby, Joyce, Newsham, Forrest, Bircumshaw.

City kicked off facing the sun and Wilkinson went through but shot straight at Smith. Rees scored for Exeter within four minutes of the start following a throw-in on the left. In quick succession Bircumshaw scored for Notts and Wilkinson for the Grecians. But Exeter could not hold on to their lead, and two goals in the space of three minutes by Joyce and Bircumshaw put the County into the lead by half-time. Wilkinson equalised in the second half.



SOUTHERN LEAGUE:
BURTON ALBION 2
CITY RESERVES 1.


Considering that the ground at Eton Park, Burton, was under water less than a week ago, the pitch had dried out remarkably well and conditions at the kick-off were good.

Burton:- Hewitt; Tye, Meadows; Kennedy, Davis, Simney; Grainger, Clarke, Walker, Upton, Codd.

Exeter City: Lobbett; Butterworth, Whitnall; Williams, Rapley, Cleverly; Atkins, Pulman, Emery, Hill, Rackley.

Burton enjoyed the better of the opening exchanges but Emery gave the City Reserves the lead with a nice goal midway through the opening half. Davis with a penalty levelled the scores, and the home side after some rousing play in the second half won the game in the 65th minute when Grainger scored from close range.

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