October 4th 1961.
EXETER CITY'S LONG TRIP WAS IN VAIN. BUT THEY HELPED TO LIFT THE GAME ABOVE 4TH DIV. LEVEL.
Wednesday October 4th 1961.
WORKINGTON 3 (McGarry 2, Currie) EXETER CITY 1 (Jenkins)
Played at the Borough Park, attendance 3,472.
Workington:- Wright; Wilson and Brown; Hinchcliffe, Tennant, and Burkinshaw; Hodgson, Haasz, McGarry, Currie, and Kirkup.
Exeter City: Jones; Hudson and MacDonald; Wilson, Harvey, and Sullivan; Gordon, Rees, Blue, Carter, and Jenkins.
Referee:- Mr G.M.Hartley of Southport.
Exeter City's long trip to Cumberland may have been in vain as far as the gathering of League points are concerned, but the quality of their football throughout this game was highly promising and highly praised by those watching. Workington did not get things all their own way by any means, and more decisive finishing with the few chances that came the City's way might have shown a better reward. But it was only Jenkins who possessed the guile and speed to really worry the home defence. Hudson and MacDonald kept the Workington wingers pinned down quite effectively, and it was the inside trio who had a remarkable game and did all the damage. But the City are deserving of congratulation for playing hard, keen and clever football which help to lift the entertainment value of this match well above the average Fourth Division level. The City's persistence was rewarded close on time when Jenkins got their goal.