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.
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.