November 4th 1961.
FA Cup 1st Round
Exeter City v Dartford
DARTFORD EARN A CUP REPLAY WITH CITY. SIX GOALS SHARED AT ST JAMES'S PARK.
Saturday November 4th 1961.
EXETER CITY 3
(Mabey og, McMillan 2)
DARTFORD 3 (Taylor 2, White)
Played at St James's Park, attendance 6,162, receipts £1,050.
Exeter City:- Jones; Hudson and MacDonald; Hughes, Harvey, and Sullivan; McMillan, Gordon, Carter, Rees, and Jenkins.
Dartford: Bourne; Redmond and Newstead; White, Mabey, and Howells;
Pacey, Taylor, Ackerman, Fletcher, and Adams.
Referee: Mr H.G.New of Havant. Linesmen: Messrs D.Milverton and G.E.Mansell.
Exeter City slipped up badly in their first round F.A.Cup tie with Dartford, for leading by three goals to one with less than fifteen minutes to play, they practically stood and watched as Dartford in a storming late rally scored the two goals which earned them a re play. These goals came within two minutes of each other. Many Kent supporters travelled to Exeter for today's match, and saw their team, which has eight former League players including Pacey, Ackerman and Redmond, all ex-Millwall, go ahead in five minutes. An amazing own goal by Mabey, who booted the ball over the head of his goalkeeper and into the top of the net with an intended back pass from 40 yards out when challenged by Rees, put the City level before the interval. McMillan got Exeter's other goals. It was a really ragged display from a City side which was jolted right out of its stride from the start. Hughes, who ran and chased and tackled like a terrier, showed up well in defence. But apart from the move which produced the third goal the forward line showed very little talent.