Match 04
Brighton & Hove Albion v ECFC . 07.09.1921.

Reserve match.
City Reserves 1-1 Brighton Reserves

Brighton & Hove Albion 3-1 ECFC
Scorers: Doran (Hat-Trick, Brighton) Crompton Exeter 
Attendance: 13 000.

Another Hat-Trick for Doran

In their meeting with Brighton and Hove Albion at the Goldstone Ground in the return Third Division engagement on Wednesday evening, the City were without Bullock, who is on the injured list, nursing a badly sprained ankle. In his place a trial was given to Jasper Green, but the ball did not run too kindly for this young player, who requires further opportunity to prove his worth.

Hayes. Thompson. Feebery. Woodhouse. Coomber. Little. Groves. Neil. Doran. Rodgerson. Phillips

Referee:- Mr E. Tolfree, of Southampton.

Exeter City:-
Fyrer. Stewart. Gaskell. Rigby. Brown. Green (A.V). Newman. Crompton. Green (J) .
In picture. Vowles. Dockray.

Brighton's smart performances in winning games at Exeter and Southend drew a big crowd to the Goldstone Ground, the figure being in excess of thirteen thousand.
Play opened at a good pace and soon settled down at the Exeter end, but Gaskell and Stewart put up such stubborn resistance that Fryer was rarely troubled. When Exeter got a look in Crompton and Newman were prominent on the right wing, but finished weakly.
The game was only ten minutes old when a slip by Gaskell let in Neil, who drew Fryer out of goal and passed to Doran. The Irishman had merely to roll the ball into the empty net, which he did. The Brighton forwards were nippy on the ball and combined well, Fryer and his backs being provided with plenty of work. They got through this so effectively that Brighton's persistent effort's to add to their lead met with no success. 
However, at the expiration of thirty five minutes a perfectly judged centre came across from Groves and Doran headed the ball into the net. The execution was so exact that it was made to look very simple. It was Doran's seventh goal since the season began, less than a fortnight ago.

Half Time Brighton 2-0 Exeter City

Second Half
Brighton seemed to have the issue well in hand, but the City played up in greatly improved form on resuming, and in the fifth minute a free-kick by Dockray was breasted through by Crompton.
Towards the finish Doran made a fine run from Phillips's pass, and easily netted, thus doing the "hat-trick" for the second time this season at Exeter City's expense.
The Grecians persevered to the bitter end but were beaten by the better team.

Full Time Brighton 3-1 Exeter City.

City Reserves 1-1 Brighton Reserves.

Exeter City Reserves' home Southern League match with Brighton and Hove Reserves attracted rather more than 1000 spectators to St James's Park on Wednesday evening.
Reg Loram plays in Goal.
The City had Reg Loram in goal in place of Watson, who is injured, and W. Camble, Friernhay, at centre-forward, Jasper Green being at Brighton with the Chiefs.

City Reserves:-
Loram. Pollard. MacKechnie. Graham. Siddall. Mitton. Edge. Williams. Camble. Hill. Congdon
Brighton Reserves:-
Randall. Brown. Rutherford. Evans. Salt. Bolington. Nightingale. Broadhead. Miller. Cook. Findlater.

The game had been in progress only three minutes when a centre from Edge came through to Hill, who headed the ball into the net for the opening goal.
For reasons only know to himself, Mr T. F. Dunstan, the Plymouth referee, declined to award Brighton the penalty they appealed for when Pollard handled.
However when the ball struck MacKechie's arm, in the second period of the game, Brighton did get a penalty, from which Miller scored with a hard shot into the corner of the net. The game thus ended drawn, each side scoring one goal.


Paul Farley and Alex Wilson's original work.



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