26th March 1960
And in the Southern League
26th March :- City Reserves v Margate
30th March :- City Reserves v Clacton
ALDERSHOT 1 EXETER CITY 0
SATURDAY MARCH 26TH: EXETER'S FATAL SLIP.
Exeter City had most of the play in this match, held on Saturday evening at the Recreation Ground, Aldershot, although beaten by one goal to nil. Their approach work was some of the best seen at Aldershot but the finishing touch which would have provided goals was missing.
Aldershot:- Brodie; Bannister, Devereux; Mundy, Henry, Tyrer; Stepney, Norris, Kirkup, Howfield, Lawlor.
Exeter City: Lobbett; Foley, MacDonald; Mitchell, Oliver, Thompson; Stiffle, Rees, Wilkinson, Calland, Dale.
One fatal slip by the defence gave Aldershot their goal. The backs were out of position for the only time in the game when Howfield in possession and moving swiftly ran along the 18-yards line, suddenly stopped, turned, and pushed the ball back to Norris with the Exeter defence in a tangle for the first and only time. Norris prodded the ball through to Kirkup, who juggled with it on the penalty spot before lobbing it into the net over Lobbett's head. Five minutes after half-time Exeter were denied a penalty kick when Dale was badly fouled by Bannister right in front of the Aldershot goal.
City Reserves v Margate
Exeter City Reserves lacked method in their Southern League game at St James's Park against Margate, and were deservedly beaten by three goals to one. It was their first home defeat of the season. Bennett scored again for the Reserves,
WEDNESDAY MARCH 30TH:
CITY RESERVES 4 CLACTON 2.
RESERVES BACK TO WINNING FORM AT ST JAMES'S PARK.
Exeter City Reserves played brilliant football in the first half of their home match with Clacton Town, and with ten minutes to go for half-time were four goals to nil ahead. In the second half Exeter eased up and the visitors got back into the game with two goals by Bob Thomas, the old Plymouth Argyle and Fulham inside-forward. The Exeter goals were obtained by Hill, who got all the last three, and Bennett, who shot the first.