Match 30
11/01/1958
Southampton (a)

SATURDAY 11th JANUARY 1958.

CITY CRUSHED AGAIN.

SOUTHAMPTON 6
Christie; Wilkins, Traynor; McLaughlin, Page, Elliot; Payne, Rooer, Reeves, Mulgrew, Sydenham ,

EXETER CITY 0
Bell; Foley, MacDonald; Beer, Harvey, Butterworth; Rapley, Churms, Nicholls, Rees, Dale,

Scorers
Southampton :-
Reeves 2, Mulgrew, Sydenham.2 Roper

Attendance 12,668,

It might have been an afternoon's training session for Southampton with tailors dummies placed in odd spots to give the illusion of an opposing team, because Southampton could not have won easier if the Exeter City team had been replaced by so many blue and white clad modelsCity started as if they knew that they had no chance and it was not long before Southampton made certain that City had no chance."

Reeves in the 7th, Mulgrew the 13th, Sydenham the 23rd, Reeves the 26th and Sydenham again in the 35th hammered in the goals and hammered out city's very life. A pitufully poor defence overworked, because an equally poor forward line gave them no rest and playing far too square was sliced smoothly and crisply open every time Southampton raided,

The delicate ball control and speed of Youth International Sydenham were far too much for Foleyand wing halves Butterworth and Beer were outmanouvered and out thought by the experienced Mulgrew and RoperSouthampton surprisingly only scored once in the second half, Roper netting six minutes from the end City did improve slightly after the interval but only just. 


Southern League

EXETER CITY RESERVES 3.
Hunter; Waterman, Bowkett; Wilson, Packer, Cleverley; Atkins, Robinson, Calland, ?,  Skuse,
WORCESTER CITY 1,

Scorers
Exeter City Calland 2, Atkins,

MONDAY 13th JANUARY 1958.

FRANK BROOME IS THE NEW BOSS

Three Exeter City directors stood huddled together in the draughy corridors outside the Southampton boardroom after Saturday's 6-0 defeat. They spoke urgently together for about ten minutes. A few yards away stood peaked capped Frank Broome ex England, Aston Villa and Derby County winger and Notts County assistant manager. The City chairman A.S.Line conferred for a further ten minutes with Mr Broome, called the other two directors over, Mr A.W. Crawshaw and Mr J.Watts to announce "We have just appointed our new manager/coach -Mr Frank Broome,"

Broome had arrived at the Dell when City were already four goals down because of a missed train connection. He thought Exeter brought the result on themselves and that Southampton were not as good as all that,

Mr Broome already knows four of the City players, Dale, Nicholls and Mitchell with whom he was with at Notts County and Hunter was at Derby at the same time as the City's new manager, He will travel down to Exeter tonight and tomorrow his contract, limited so far to a handshake will come up for discussion,

THURSDAY 16th JANUARY 1958.

BROOME STARTS WORK.

Frank Broome started settling into his new job as Exeter City's manager/coach this morning with a variety of tasks, he spoke to the players collectively and individually, had a tour of his new headquarters, had a chat with the chairman Mr A.SLine and then got down to the problem of choosing Saturday's team, Mr Broome's appointment was confirmed at last night's board meeting and the terms of his contract agreed which is described as lengthy and substantialHe will be in complete control of the playing staff, scouting and signing of players. In fact every part of Exeter City which is concerned with the performances on the field.

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