Match 39
12th March 1960
Gillingham (a)

And in the Southern League
City Reserves v Gloucester City

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.


Southern League 
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. 

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