12th March 1960
Gloucester City (h)
SATURDAY MARCH 12TH
GILLINGHAM 2 EXETER CITY 1.
CRUEL LUCK: BEATEN ON TIME BY "OWN GOAL."
Exeter City suffered a stroke of cruel luck right on the whistle at Gillingham this afternoon, when Foley put the ball into his own goal to give the Kent side a 2-1 victory. Gillingham led at the interval but the City equalised after 62 minutes and a draw would have been a fairer result.
Gillingham:- Simpson; Proverbs, Hunt; Albury, Hughes, Hannaway; Bacon, Shepherd, Terry, Pulley, Brown.
Exeter City: Jones; Foley, MacDonald; Mitchell, Harvey, Thompson; Stiffle, Rees, Wilkinson, Micklewright, Dale.
This was an uninspiring sort of game and a disappointing one from sides well up the Fourth Division table. Neither team settled down to play any patterned football, but Exeter City showed more class in their midfield moves, though at the same time there was a definite lack of drive in their attack. Gordon Dale made a welcome return to the attack, contributing all his customary cleverness and speed, and was more than useful. Foley and MacDonald played soundly enough in defence and the Irish man was really unlucky when in trying to put the ball behind for a corner he put it into his own net instead.
City Reserves v Gloucester City
Exeter City Reserves at St James's Park beat Gloucester City by 3 goals to 2 with 2 goals scored by Peter Bennett and one by Dilwyn Hill.
EXETER CITY RESERVES
Lobbett; Butterworth, Whitnall; Cragg, Oliver, Cleverley; Atkins,Pulman, Bennett, Hill, Welsh,
GLOUCESTER CITY 2,
S. L. Scorers
Exeter City Bennett 2, Hill,
TUESDAY 15th MARCH 1960.
South Western League
Exeter 6, Bodmin 0
The game started late due to the late arrival of some of the Bodmin players, they played with ten men for the first 15 minutes until the final member of the side arrived. A lethargic Bodmin side was Soundly beaten by Exeter City's South-Western League youngsters at St. James' Park last night. Architects behind many a fine move were young Kenny Vincent, on the left wing, and 19-year-old right-winger Michael Rogers, of Ilminster, who was having a trial game with the City. Irishman Jim Emery was nearly always on hand to snap up the chances they created, and he scored three of the goals. The others came from Vincent and Burnett (2).