Southend United v ECFC
Reserves 4-1 Southend
A VERY WELCOME AWAY WIN
Saturday, October 1, at The Kurzaal.
SOUTHEND UNITED O EXETER CITY
Last season: Southend O Exeter City 0.
For the return Third Division match at Southend, Exeter City picked the same defence as did duty last Saturday, but altered the attack, Congdon being tried at inside-left vice Williams, and the shifting of Crompton to inside right.
Congdon, who has represented the Cornwall County XI, also the representative XI of the Plymouth and District League, is a fine footballer, and were it not for the consistent and reliable form of John Dockray, it is probable that Congdon would have been seen in the Grecians' first-team long ago.
Capper, Dellow J.Evans, Wileman, Lawrence, Martin, Harris ,Jones, Nuttall Flowers, Elliott
Referee:- Mr F.P.Farrow, of Bristol.
Dockray, Congdon, Vowles ,Crompton, Newman ,Graham, Mitton, Rigby
Pollard, MacKechnie, Watson
The weather was beautifully summer-like, but the attendance, of barely four thousand, was disappointing. However, it transpired that some one and a half thousand competitors were taking part in the fishing competition on Southend Pier, with twice that number looking on. It is safe to say that all on Southend's "long lane" got more enjoyment watching the crabs brought up than did those who attended the football match.
Exeter City's away win, their first of the season, was indeed most welcome, but as regards the match itself it was the poorest seen at the Kursaal for many months, and the supporters of both clubs will anxiously await the return of the respective managers,
Messrs Chadwick and Mather, who are in the north of England in search of new talent. People were leaving the ground, satisfied that neither of the teams deserved a point, when, three minutes from the end Dockray broke away and centred. Newman struck the upright and Mitton put the ball forward to Vowles, who scored with a powerful shot.
Notes on the Game.
In the first half the City gave the opposite of a convincing display, and although they had the best of the game the forwards lacked enterprise and their shooting was weak.
Crompton and Dockray both displayed neat footwork, and passed admirably, but a shot at goal was seldom attempted. No fault can be found with the defence.
Southend were a very poor side on today's form, and their only player to take the eye was Wileman, the captain.
CITY RESERVES v SOUTHEND RESERVES
Exeter City Reserves were at home to Southend United Reserves this afternoon in a Southern League encounter. The City had the assistance today of three Friernhay players, Glanville, Camble, and W.Hill, and a Plymothian, Lodge.
Southend won the toss and played from the city end.
Fryer; Lodge and Stewart; Siddall, Glanville, and Brown; Edge, P. Hill, J.Green, Camble, and W.Hill.
Jefferies; Lawson and Halstead; Dench, Hampson, and White; Allen, Reid, Smith, Hawarden, and Kettle.
The City Reserves won by four goals to one, the goals being obtained as follows:
20 minutes, Green shouldered his way past the backs in the penalty area, and beat Jefferies with a low shot. 23 minutes, Edge, with a well placed shot after Jefferies had been brought to his knees attempting to save from Green.
35 minutes, Green, an open goal.
36 minutes, Hampson for Southend, with a good header.
10 minutes (second half), Edge, a scorching drive that struck the underneath side of the crossbar and dropped into the net.
Paul Farley and Alex Wilson's original work.