30th April 1960
Doncaster Rovers (a)
30th April :- Trowbridge (a)
4th May :- Rugby Town (a)
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.
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.
Lobbett, Butterworth, Cleverley; Cragg, Rapley, Micklewright; Atkins, Pulman, Calland, Hill, Dale.
- "Peter Williams brother of Plymouth Argyle's Johnny Williams signed professional forms for Exeter City yesterdayHe has made several appearances for the City reserves side whilst completing his National service,
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.
Jones; Foley, Whitnall; Rapley, Harvey, Cleverley; Stiffle, Pulman, Bennett, Wilkinson, Rackley.
Scorer Exeter City Rackley.South Western League
THURSDAY 5th MAY 1960.
PENZANCE 0-4 EXETER CITY A
Scorers Exeter City Calland 3, Hill,
Exeter took an almost full Southern League team to Penzance to complete the double over the Cornish club last night. They proved the stronger, more experienced, and Atter team--but could only lead by a single goal at half-time. They finally won 4-0.
The Penzance team, with only two former regular first-team players- the remainder being young footballers now being given their opporunity in the first team-did well to hold Exeter.
Ted Calland, at centre-forward. had the only goal of the first half. and then went on to gain his hat- trick. The other came from inside- forward D. Hill. Prominent for Penzance were young full-backs Ken Gruzelier and A. Hawkey. This was a hard-fought match before a small crowd.