Match 10
Swansea Town v ECFC
08.10.1921

Reserves v RN Barracks

AT THE VETCH FIELD:
SATURDAY OCTOBER 8th 1921
Swansea Town  2 Exeter City  1
Scorers: Vowles
Attendance: 12000
The weather in South Wales was very warm and brilliantly fine. There was a big counter-attraction at the Rugby Ground, on the occasion of the visit to Swansea of the Cardiff XV, nevertheless a crowd numbering nearly twelve thousand had assembled when the teams appeared. Crompton beat Brown in the toss, and Edmondson started the game with his team facing a strong sun.
SWANSEA TOWN
 
Crumley
Hole Jones Edmondson Brown Spottiswoode, Robson Milne Williams Collins McCallum
Referee:- Mr J.W.Lucas, of London.
 
EXETER CITY
 
Dockray Crompton J.Green Vowles Newman, Graham Mitton Rigby Pollard MacKechnie, Watson
Swansea beat Exeter City by two goals (Brown and Edmondson) to one (Vowles).
The interval score was Swansea 1 City nil.

Reserves v RN Barracks 
Exeter City Reserves engaged the Royal Naval Barracks, Devon port, in a "friendly" at St James's Park this afternoon. In days gone by a visit from the R.N.Barracks was eagerly looked forward to. They have always been able to field a strong eleven, whilst occupying a high position in the Plymouth & District League. RESERVES:- Fryer; Lodge, and Stewart; Siddall, Brown, and Wilson; Kelland, Smythe, Saddington, Congdon, and P.Hill.
R.N.BARRACKS: - Fox; Rice and Edwards; Andrews, Harding, and Toms; Hyslop, Davies, Cann, Johnson, and Burgon.
Saddington set the ball in motion, but the Naval men resorted to bustling tactics and got going in a whirlwind fashion. Lodge, however, transferred play, and pretty football was witnessed by Hill and Kelland. The Barracks won a free kick, and Rice, with a hefty shot, put the ball over the bar. End to end play followed, with bright football being played by both sides.
After a fine forward movement Davies tested Fryer with a real "stinger," but the goalkeeper was alert, and saved in style.
Barracks in the Lead.
Hill, on his own, tricked several opponents in a clever piece of dribbling, much to the amusement of the spectators, but his effort came to an abrupt halt when Edwards unceremoniously dispossessed him. Edwards then set his own forwards in motion, and Cann, with a first time shot from Burgon's centre, beat Fryer pointless, the ball entering the net in the top right hand corner.
Smythe tried to rush the ball through for the Reserves, but he was stopped by Edwards.
Hill indulged in another exhibition of his dribbling skill, and was tripped up in the penalty area by Harding, the referee having no other course open to him than to award a spot kick. The Naval linesman disputed the award, but the referee remained adamant. Hill took the kick, and equalised in the top left-hand corner of the net.
Lodge cleared a dangerous attack, kicking out from underneath the crossbar after Fryer had come out too far. At the interval the sides were level, with a goal apiece.
Second Half.
Dick Pym, the old familiar Grecian goalkeeper, was present in the grand-stand, and no doubt he was highly pleased when he found that at half-time Bolton Wanderers, his present club, were leading by 2 goals against 1 in the match with Cardiff, in Wales.
Fox saved from Congdon, and a centre from Kelland went behind the goal. Stewart was penalised for handling in the area, and Cann took the spot kick. He drove the ball straight at Fryer, however, and the custodian punched it away.
Saddington, from a centre by Congdon, and Siddall, with a long oblique shot, scored for Exeter Reserves.
Result:
Reserves 3 Royal Naval Barracks 1.

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