20th September 1962
And on the 19th September 1962
In the Western League
Torquay United (a)
TORQUAY UNITED RESERVES 2
EXETER CITY RESERVES 1.
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 19TH: WESTERN LEAGUE MATCH AT PLAINMOOR.
McMeechan, who is a product of Glasgow junior football, and still only nineteen years of age, laid on enough chances in the second half for the City to wipe out a two-goals deficit. But his inside men were unable to take them, although they managed to get one goal through a misunderstanding between the goalkeeper and right back of Torquay. In fact, this match, played under floodlighting and watched by a crowd of only 906 people, proved a story of missed chances all the way through.
GOALKEEPER SHOWS THE FORWARDS HOW TO SCORE.
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 20TH:
EXETER CITY 1 WORKINGTON 0.
Tinsley went down to save a shot in the 25th minute, and in doing so dislocated the little finger of his right hand. Meanwhile Ray Carter took over in goal. Tinsley then came back to the field with his finger strapped up to play on the left wing, and after ten minutes of the second half had passed scored the winning goal with a beautiful header into the net from Jenkins's corner-kick. So the City forwards, excluding Carter of course, were unable to score a goal and the 'keeper showed them how to do it.
Exeter City:- Tinsley; Smyth and MacDonald; Rutley, Anderson, and Sanders; Welsh, Pierce, Green, Carter, and Jenkins.
Workington:- Wright; Johnston and Furphy; Currie, Brown, and Burkinshaw; Lowes, Carr, Commons, Smith, and Kirkup.
Referee:- Mr P.Brandwood of Kidderminster.
This was despite the failure to get more goals the best and bravest fighting performance by Exeter since they almost mastered the great Manchester United team in the League Cup. With Green also an injury victim in the second half every man was a hero, not the least of all Ray Carter, and this was a thrilling and full-blooded encounter which proved that a tremendous new fighting spirit has been instilled into the team.