3rd October 1962
Lincoln City. (h)
BELATED SWITCH OF POSITIONS GOT EXETER A POINT.
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 3rd
EXETER CITY 1 LINCOLN CITY 1.
Jimmy Sanders, the City's big and bustling wing half-back, saved a point for his side in their home match with Lincoln City. Five minutes from the end he and Mitchell changed places, and moving up to centre-forward Sanders nodded home the goal that the regular forwards had spent the other 80 minutes trying to get. The question then was: "why wasn't he put there earlier in the game?" For as he was against Crewe Mitchell was hopelessly out of place as the attack leader. Arnold, as everyone knows, has served the City as faithfully and as well over the years as anybody in the history of the club, and has taken up practically every position on the field during that time, but it still does not make him a centre-forward. And while Jenkins was having just about his best game of the season and running rings round the Lincoln defence all his efforts came to nothing because of lack of goalscoring ability in the centre.
Exeter City:- Tinsley; Smyth and MacDonald; Hughes, Anderson, and Sanders; Rees, Rutley, Mitchell, Carter, and Jenkins.
Lincoln City:- Carling; Green and Smith;
Franks, Jackson, and Linnecor; Moore, Campbell, Punter, Broadbent, and Scanlon.
Referee:- Mr G.W.Pullin of Bristol.
Linesmen: Messrs P.J.Woodland and C.H.Nicholl.
Lincoln City, who have the third highest goal-scoring record in the League, were made to look a very poor side in the first half, but improved afterwards to take the lead in the fifth minute after the resumption. Exeter then appeared booked for defeat, but once the switch was made the picture changed. Sanders was dangerous as soon as he came into the forward line and Mitchell played just like his old self.