March 18th 1967
Lincoln City (h)
March 20th 1967
Torquay United Res (a)
Exeter City v Lincoln City
SATURDAY 18th MARCH 1967.
CITY ARE TESTING THE FANS PATIENCE.
EXETER CITY 1
Smout; Embery, Ley; Wilkinson, Harford, Thompson; Keeley, Elliott, Ryan, Blain, Godfrey,
LINCOLN CITY 0
Tennant; Jones, Brooks; Lancaster, Moore, Grummett; Anderson, Cobb, Chapman, Holmes, Ford,
Scorer Exeter Blain
There is a limit to the patience of any football fan, Against Lincoln City it was proved that Exeter winning is no longer enoughNo one who left the ground could honestly say they were happy. It was in fact the worst game seen at St JamesPark for a long timeSome people left the ground before the final whistle and it was not surprising. This game was an endurance, not for the players, but for the spectators, Both sides were shocking. A swirling wind proved difficult at times but the conditiond were only part of story. The trouble was that neither side had the players capable of overcoming them, Some time Exeter have got to buyExperience is what is needed and at least three players, This was City's second bad display in successive weeks, Changes must be made or the attendances, already falling, will be even worseThe game was so poor that the only thing that can be said about it was that Jimmy Blain's 85th minute goal gave Exeter two points, Neither side deserved any points at all!
A goal by Jimmy Blain in the last five minutes gave the City victory over Lincoln City at St James's Park, before a crowd of 3,000 spectators.
Torquay United Res. v Exeter City Res.
March 20th 1967
TORQUAY UNITED 0
EXETER CITY 1.
Jones; Smyth, Neon, Goad, Balson, Buckingham; Stuckey, Richardson, Wingate, McNeil, Smith,
Scorer: Exeter Wingate,
As in the first team so in the reserves Once again Exeter's stubborn defence brought them the points, John Wingate scored the winning goal in the 83rd minute, Torquay had raided almost non stop with Chilcott, Evans, and Murphy all going close to scoring, while home keeper Gary McGuire was loneliest man on the field. Exeter's stubborn defence provided them with the two points in a game at Plainmoor that was almost dominated by a very strong Torquay side. Torquay raided almost non-stop, and Chilcott, Evans and Murphy all went close to scoring. MacGuire, the goalkeeper, had practically nothing to do. But with seven minutes to play and still no score, a soft shot by Wingate ran up MacGuire's arms and over his shoulder, and the ball dropped gently into the net.
Torquay Res 0 Exeter City Res 1.