24th September 1962
Workington Town (a)
26th September 1962 in the Western League
EXETER'S FIGHTING SPIRIT AND ATTRACTIVE FOOTBALL. GAINS RESPECT AT WORKINGTON DESPITE LOSS OF POINTS.
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 24th WORKINGTON 3 EXETER CITY 1.
Exeter City may be lying low in the Division Four table, but they gained a lot of respect for their fighting spirit and attractive midfield football, especially in the second half.
Workington:- Wright; Johnston and Furphy; Currie, Brown, and Burkinshaw; Lowes, Carr, Commons, Swindells, and Kirkup.
Exeter City:- Tinsley; Smyth and MacDonald; Rutley, Anderson, and Sanders; Welsh, Hughes, Johnston, Carter, and Jenkins.
The home side were well on top before the interval and they could have crossed over with a four goals lead had not Carr and Commons missed the mark with only Tinsley to beat. As it was they had to be content with the two goals put through by Commons.
With Burkinshaw and Wright getting in each other's way Exeter were made practically the gift of a goal, Carter heading the ball into an empty net, and the Workington supporters then saw some of the spirited football that Exeter dished out in the game between these
sides at St James's Park last week.
Some of Exeter's football was too good for a side struggling at the foot of the League, and their weakness lay mainly with the forward line which relied too much on long shots which more often than not went straight into the hands of the goalkeeper.
WEDNESDAY SEPT 26th
CITY RESERVES 4 ANDOVER 3.
Exeter City Reserves almost threw away their Western League match at St James's Park against Andover, when they were 4-1 in the lead with about 20 minutes to go, and let the visitors pull back to within one goal before clamping down. The only goal of the first half was one by Sells for Exeter. Allen soon equalised after the change of ends, and then three more goals for the City were followed by two from Andover in that late rally.