Match 47
18th April 1960
Crystal Palace (h)

And in the Southern League
Welling v Exeter City Res.

EASTER MONDAY 18th APRIL 1960 
FOOTBALL AT ST JAMES'S PARK.

EXETER CITY 2 (Wilkinson, Micklewright) PALACE 2 (Gavin 2).

Eric Welsh was given his chance in the City first team today in the match against Crystal Palace, and although not causing anything of a sensation, or being hailed as a "second Cliff Bastin," he did all that was required of him and made a very promising start.

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

Palace:- Rouse; Long, Noakes; Truett, Evans, McNichol; Gavin, Summersby, Roche, Byrne, Rees.

Referee:- Mr J.Finney.
Linesmen:- Messrs T.Bishop and K.Lander.

Exeter City, who led by two clear goals at half-time, would have won but for an elementary mistake by Alan Jones in the second half. He jumped up to collect a centre from the right wing, dropped the ball, and Gavin was on hand to thump it into the empty net.


Southern League 
Welling v Exeter City Res 


In the return Southern League match at Welling the City Reserves lost to Bexleyheath by 2 goals to 1, the latter thus completing a double over their rivals, whom they beat at Exeter on Good Friday. Dilwyn Hill scored for the reserves. 

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