September 10th 1966
Bradford City (h)
Exeter City 2 Bradford City 2.
SATURDAY 10th SEPTEMBER 1991.
CITY LOSE THE LEAD AND THE GAME.
EXETER CITY 2
Jones; Smyth, Nash; Wilkinson, Harford, Thompson; Godfrey, KeeleyMcLean, EvansBlain
BRADFORD CITY 2
Knowlws; Ingle, York; Smith, Hallett, Stowell, Hall, Bannister, Webster, Leek, Shergold.
Exeter: Evans 2,
Bradford City: Ingle, Leek,
Exeter City threw away two points, two goals to the good, and they allowed Bradford City to score twice. The last goal came in the final minute of the game. Very little was seen of the visitors attack in the first half and it was no suprprise when the City took the lead in the 28th minute, Peter Godfrey floated over a cross and George McLean sensibly let the ball go through to John Evans who scored from close in, This gave City more life and Evans scored again thanks to Godfrey's sheer persistence in getting his pass through a packed Bradford defence, Godfrey should have scored just before half time but he shot straight at goalkeeper Knowles, At the start of the second half Bradford pushed full back Ingle up into the forward line and he certainly added some life to their attack. They gradually came back into the game, In the 70th minute Ingle went through the centre of the City defence and beat Ken Jones as he left the goal. The pattern of the game changed completely as City were forced back and began to make mistakes under pressure, Evans got the ball into the Bradford net again but it was disallowed, then with the last kick of the match Leek equalised,
Exeter threw away two points at St James's Park when they allowed Bradford City, as they had Crewe last Monday, to get back into the game after being two goals behind. Evans scored the City's first goal in the 28th minute, and their second six minutes later. With 20 minutes to go the Northern side's arrears were reduced by Ingle, and with the very last kick of the game Leek beat Jones to win a point for his team. Bobby Nash, signed from Queen's Park Rangers in the summer, made his City debut at left-back, where he replaced George Ley, who is injured.
Holehouse; May, T.Clausen; C.Jacobs, Madge, FJacobs; Stone, Smith, MClausen, Williams, Jackson,
EXETER CITY 1,
Smout; Goad, Buckingham; Ley, Balson, McNeil; Stuckey, Kennedy, Elliott, West, Smith
Minehead: Clausen 2, Jacobs, Smith
Top of the table Minehead proved too strong for the City reserves on thier own ground, and although City began well, scoring through Roger Smith after 20 minutes, Minehead quickly improved and took the lead before the interval with goals from Clausen and Jacob's. They scored again through Clausen and Smith in the second half during which City tried valiantly to save the situation and both Roger Smith and Dixie McNeil had shots strike the crossbar, Until today the City Reserves were unbeaten, but their game with Minehead ran true to form, for they have not won on this ground since entering the Western League in 1960.
SUNDAY 11th SEPTEMBER 1966.
TORQUAY UNITED EX PRO'S 2:
EXETER CITY EX PRO'S 3
Clark; Atkins, Willis; Houghton, King, Robinson; Seldon, Dunlop, Harrower, Mitchell, Atkins,
Scorers: Torquay :