Match 36
20th February 1960
Hartlepools (h)

And in the Southern League
Cambridge United v City Reserves

And on the 24th February 1960
Dover v Exeter City Reserves

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 20th

EXETER CITY 5
HARTLEPOOLS UNITED 0.

NORTH EASTERNERS THRASHED AT ST JAMES'S PARK.

Exeter City gained two more valuable points, and boosted their goal average, with a five- nothing win over Hartlepools today. The game was every bit as one-sided as the score indicates. Exeter took the lead after three minutes and were two goals in front at the interval. Scorers: Stiffle 2, Wilkinson 2, Thompson 1.

Exeter City, who have not lost a League game on their own ground since October, made one change, Harvey coming in at centre half in place of Oliver, who is injured. Hartlepools were unchanged. In steady rain and on a pitch that cut up badly right from the very beginning Exeter completely outplayed their visitors, and for once they got the goals.


Southern League 
Cambridge United v City Reserves 


Overnight rain followed by showers this morning made the playing surface slippery at Cambridge, where the City Reserves were taking on Cambridge United, but when the players came out the sun was shining brilliantly. When Cambridge were awarded a penalty the kick, taken by Craig, was saved by Lobbett, but the referee ordered it to be retaken, ruling that the goalkeeper had moved his feet. Craig's second attempt was also saved by Lobbett. After a goalless first half Cambridge went on to win by four goals to one, Exeter's point being netted by Emery.

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 24TH: SOUTHERN LEAGUE MATCH.
DOVER TOWN 0
EXETER CITY RESERVES 3
AT DOVER.

Exeter City Reserves proved too strong and too fast for their hosts at Dover on Wednesday, and gained two more valuable Southern League points. Dover opened with a fine piece of attacking and Gray netted in the

fifteenth minute, but the goal was disallowed because of offside. After the home goalkeeper had distinguished himself with a series of last-ditch saves he was beaten by Rackley in the 22nd minute. Dover, penned in their own half, had much difficulty in keeping the score down, but after 32 minutes Atkins put Exeter further ahead with a magnificent shot from 25 yards range. Bennett, who was at centre-half, scored Exeter's third goal shortly before half-time with another great shot.

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