Match 35
13th February 1960
Walsall (a) Postponed

Southern League
Exeter City Reserves v Hinckley

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 13TH: MATCH AT WALSALL CALLED OFF.


CITY RESERVES BEAT HINCKLEY AT ST JAMES'S PARK.

Due to nearly a week of heavy rain and the consequent flooding of the Walsall club's pitch Exeter City's match at Fellows Park was called off and will be played later in the season. At St James's Park the City Reserves entertained Hinckley, in the Southern League, and won by two goals to one after a hard match. The Hinckley club is managed by Dudley Kernick, who was a player with Torquay United for ten years before and after the war, and  also turned out for Exeter City several times in the 1945-1946 season, , when guest players were allowed. a strange coincidence it was on the St James's Park ground By rather that Kernick played his first game this season for his present club, at outside-right, the reason for his reappearance as a player being that Jack Lane, the regular wingman, was taken ill with influenza on the train journey to Exeter.

Exeter City:- Lobbett; Butterworth, Whitnall; Emery, Rapley, Cleverly; Atkins, Pulman, Bennett, Hill, Dale. Hinckley:- Sanders; Cheshire, Perkins; Harrison, Nelson, Crichton; Kernick, Bate, Round, Rhodes, Brandon.

After two chances had been missed by Hill the City Reserves took the lead in the 30th minute, Bennett scoring from 15 yards out. Bennett made amends for an earlier miss by rattling in Exeter's second goal with a cracking drive, but just before the interval Round, who is Hinckley's leading scorer with 17 Southern League goals, reduced his side's arrears with a well taken shot. This was the extent of the scoring, the final result being;-
City Res 2 Hinckley 1.

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