27th February 1960
LATE GOAL AT THE DEN GIVES
EXETER TWO MORE POINTS. SATURDAY FEBRUARY 27th
MILLWALL 2 EXETER CITY 3.
Exeter City took the lead half-way through the first half, and at the interval the home team were surprised to find themselves two clear goals in arrears. The scorers were Rees and Stiffle.
Millwall:- Davies; Jackson, R. Brady; Bumpstead, Brand, Harper; Broadfoot, Jones, Pierce, Heckman, Smith.
City: Jones; Foley, MacDonald; Mitchell, Harvey, Thompson; Stiffle, Rees, Wilkinson, Calland, Micklewright.
It was not until the 65th minute that Millwall scored, as the result of a penalty, given against MacDonald for hands. Heckman, who took the spot kick, made no mistake. Two minutes later they were level, Harper moving up to beat Jones with a shot from 35 yards that went into the net like a rocket. Millwall were more sure of themselves now, and they should have got the lead, but allowed at least three easy chances to go begging. Five minutes from the end it was Exeter's turn to create a scoring chance, and Calland went through on his own to draw Daives out and fire the ball home for the winning goal.