Match 46
16th April 1960
Rochdale (h)

Southern League:
Guildford (a)




No goals in four games, then four goals in one game, The forwards with the return of Stiffle and Dale looked much happierThere were good moves that led up to Rees's fourth and seventh minute opportunist efforts and they were great shots that Wilkinson and Micklewright hammered in, in the 58th and 62nd minutes, The Rochdale goal came from Barnes ten minutes from time, Rochdale did take the early play but contributed little in the way of danger to the City defenceCentre forward Lord was unlucky to see his header rebound off the crossbar in the second half and he might have had a goal in the first half, Compared to the damage that City were doing at the other end it was not very much, The City defence looked secure almost throughout the gameThe solitary goal against them tells the story, Jones and mitchell were outstanding men, How the City attack suddenly transformed themselves into a goal machine, one does not know, but all the goals were good ones. 

City: Jones; Foley, MacDonald; Mitchell, Harvey, Thompson; Stiffle, Rees, Wilkinson, Micklewright, Dale.

Rochdale:- Hayes; Milburn, Edwards; Bodell, Aspden, Bushby; Barnes, Spencer, Lord, Cairns, Collins.

Exeter City Rees 2, Micklewright, Wilkinson,
Rochdale Barnés,
Attendance 6,699,

Match Summary 

This afternoon at St James's Park the Exeter City supporters were treated to one of their team's best performances of the season. Without a goal to their credit in any of their last four games the City forwards quickly made amends today, Rees shooting a couple of grand goals in the 4th and 17th minutes.
After the interval came two more goals, by Wilkinson direct from a free kick despite the packing of their goal by Rochdale, and in the very next minute by Micklewright with a lovely shot just inside the upright.

Southern League:
Guildford 1 City Reserves 3.

Exeter's goals were scored by Rackley, Hill, Bennett.

Lobbett; Butterworth, Whitnall; Cragg, Rapley, Cleverley; Welsh, Micklewright,
Bennett, Calland, Hill,

Scorers Exeter City Hill 2, Bennett.


Allowed tags: <p>, <a>, <em>, <strong>, <ul>, <ol>, <li>