Match 41
22nd March 1960
Walsall (a)

23rd March 1960 in the Southern League
Exeter City Res v Cambridge United

WALSALL 2 EXETER CITY 2
AT FELLOWS PARK.

TUESDAY MARCH 22ND:
CITY DESERVED MORE GOALS.

Exeter City, two goals in front with but a quarter of an hour to go, were denied a victory they richly deserved against Walsall, leaders of Division 4, at Fellows Park on Tuesday evening. However, their excellent all-round performance must have given them renewed confidence for the tough battle they have ahead of them to get promotion. After missing one match Graham Rees returned at inside right to the exclusion of Micklewright. Although Walsall had about three quarters of the play the Exeter defence was so coolly efficient that Jones had only five difficult shots to deal with. ruffled and Ken Oliver, who has taken over from Mitchell, showed his It was only in those last almost fatal 15 minutes that Exeter became class as a captain by marshalling his men in the face of continuous This point was deserved not only because of the rapidity with which pressure by the desperate "Saddlers" and saving a point for Exeter. they turned defence into attack but for the way they massed their defence if Walsall struck back. In attack Exeter were often lethal chiefly through Calland, who was quick to take his two chances and almost scored two more. He was in fact the star forward of the match, and his two goals made up for several missed chances by Rees and Wilkinson. Exeter in fact deserved more goals. It looked like tragedy for Exeter when Foley fouled Hodgkisson in the penalty area six munites before half-time but McPherson made a hash of the spot-kick, putting the ball straight to Jones.

WEDNESDAY MARCH 23RD
CITY RESERVES 4
CAMBRIDGE UNITED 2
AT EXETER.
SCORE FLATTERED THE RESERVES.


It has become almost a legend at St James's Park that whenever the manager, Frank Broome, watches the Reserves they have a bad game. There must be something in it, because Mr Broome was at St James's Park on Wednesday afternoon, and though the Reserves beat their visitors from Cambridge by four goals to two they certainly failed to play very well, and the score flattered them. Pulman gave Exeter the lead, which was not held for very long, and Hayes equalised for Cambridge before half-time. Four minutes after the restart Hayes made it two one with such a simple header that Lobbett should have saved and it seemed that the visitors would hold this lead until the end. However the Reserves woke up to some extent after the interval and Hill put Rapley through to score with a great shot. The Gammie, the Cambridge centre half, headed the ball into his own net, and Eric Welsh, who joined Exeter a few weeks ago from Linfield Rangers, and who was easily the best of the home forwards, dribbled through on his own and followed up to drive home his shot, which has rebounded back to him off the goal-post.

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