Match 50
30th April 1960
Doncaster Rovers (a)

And in the Southern League
30th April :- Trowbridge v City Reserves
4th April :- Rugby Town v City Reserves

SATURDAY APRIL 30TH: CURTAIN RINGS DOWN ON A WIN FOR EXETER.

EXETER CITY 4
DONCASTER ROVERS 2
AT ST JAMES'S PARK.

Peter Bennett, until recently the centre-forward of the Reserve Team, scored a hat-trick with goals in the 18th, 43rd and 59th minutes in Exeter City's 4-2 win over Doncaster Rovers in the last League game of the season. Leighton got both of Doncaster's goals, and with the game going a bit dull in the second half Thompson livened it up with one of his all-too-rare net shattering efforts, this one from some 25 yards out and from Stiffle's pass 18 minutes from time. There was a big smoke-screen over St James's Park just before the game started. Part of the railway embankment had caught fire and the smoke was blowing right down the field.

Exeter City: Jones; Foley, MacDonald; Mitchell, Harvey, Thompson; Welsh, Rees, Bennett, Stiffle.
Doncaster:- Nimmo; Makepeace, Staton; Marshall, Mordue, Kilkenny; Fernie, Chappell, Leighton, Broadbent, Meredith.

The party of twelve players who travelled down from Doncaster yester day included Lol Chappell, the former Barnstaple centre-forward, who was not expected to play, but after viewing the St James's Park pitch the directors put him in the team and excluded Walker.


Southern League 
Trowbridge v City Reserves 


  • Peter Williams, who is the brother of Johnny Williams, of Plymouth Argyle, signed professional forms for Exeter City just before the reserve team left for Trowbridge this morning.

Unfortunately in their last but one match of the season the Reserves flopped badly and were a goal down in 16 minutes and 3-1 down at the interval. The final result was Trowbridge 5 City Reserves 2. Pulman and Hill got Exeter's two goals.


Southern League 
WEDNESDAY MAY 4TH:
RUGBY TOWN 1 CITY RESERVES 1.

For their last match of the season Exeter City Reserves fielded a strong team at Rugby, and they might have won handsomely if there had been more accuracy in their finishing. The same applied to the home side, who are bottom of the League, and who missed even more chances than Exeter. Jones saved the Reserves with some smart goalkeeping, and Cleverly, Foley, and Harvey held the defence together against a forward line which included two amateurs. Stiffle and Pulman were Exeter's best forwards, and it was from one of Stiffle's centres that Rackley headed the equalising goal after Grogan had put Rugby Town in front. 

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