15th April 1960
Crystal Palace (a)
And in the Southern League
City Reserves v Bexleyheath
CRYSTAL PALACE 1 EXETER CITY 0 AT SELHURST PARK. GOOD FRIDAY APRIL 15TH: EXETER CAN'T SCORE GOALS.
Exeter City have had only two goals scored against them in the last four games. But because they have not been able to score they have picked up only two points. Hopes of promotion have now vanished. The defeat at the Crystal Palace was the result of another guileless and goalless performance by Exeter's front line.
Palace:- Rouse; Long, Noakes; Truett, Evans, McNichol; Roche, Summersby, Woan, Priestley, Byrne.
Exeter City: Jones; Foley, MacDonald; Mitchell, Harvey, Thompson; Micklewright, Hill, Wilkinson, Rees, Calland.
CITY RESERVES 1 BEXLEYHEATH 2
AT ST JAMES'S PARK.
Two goalkeeping mistakes by the unpredictable Lobbett, in the 41st and 52nd minutes, allowed Bexleyheath the two goals which enabled them to beat Exeter City Reserves. And these goals robbed the City of a victory they should have won, being, as they were, a vastly superior team. When Rackley converted a centre from Pulman after 35 minutes to give Exeter the lead, it was no more than they deserved. The Reserves had very little luck, and their young forwards, with Welsh always dangerous, take credit for their tenacity. Whitnall was a solid defender, and the amateur wing half Williams deserves another chance to display his potential talent.