Match 39
Merthyr Town v ECFC

Bristol City Reserves v Exeter City Reserves

Merthyr Town v ECFC
(D 0-0)
Attendance: 5000



Exeter City did exceedingly well to force Merthyr Town to share the points at Penydarren Park. The Grecians had a long and journey. Cardiff was the rest-house on Thursday night, and plans tiring were made to convey the City party from there to Merthyr and back by char-a-banc, so that they might return to Exeter by rail from Cardiff in the evening.

The char-a-banc broke down en route to Merthyr, however, and motor-cars had to be specially requisitioned. By this means Exeter City arrived in time for the contest. The Grecians put up a very good show, and with luck might well have won, but as it happened they owed their point in the end to a slice of good fortune, for the Merthyr forwards, in a spirited breakaway, took the ball close in and an open goal was missed at the range of a few feet. The Exeter team and officials reached home at 3.30 o'clock this morning (Saturday), tired, but well pleased with the result of the trip.

The teams were:
Merthyr Town:
Jackson, Langford;
Brown, Jennings, Crowe;
Sarvis, Beel, Walker, Lee, and Edwards.

Exeter City:-
Fryer; Pollard, MacKechnie;
Rigby, Mitton, Crompton;
Newman, Kirk, Bullock, Vowles, and Dockray.

Referee:- Mr A. L. Grinstead, of London.


The Exeter Reserve team put up a splendid fight at Ashton Gate yesterday (Good Friday) when they were defeated 2-nil by a strong Bristol City reserve team, which included Vallis, Warren, Wilcox, and Harris, regular first eleven men this season.

The Exeter forwards undoubtedly had much the better of the mid field play in the first half, and only the excellent defensive tac tics of Bell and Dyer prevented Vallis being beaten. Congdon, and to a lesser degree, Percy Hill, were Exeter's best forwards. The second half saw Exeter playing a defensive game, and Watson had to save many times. Vallis had to be very smart to keep out the winger's shot. Congdon got away cleverly on two or three occasions, and once Wilcox scored Bristol's two goals during the concluding stages of the game.


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