ECFC v Merthyr Town
Boscombe v City Reserves
Exeter at Ilfracombe
ECFC v Merthyr Town (W 1-0)
TWO MORE POINTS FOR THE GRECIANS:
Easter Monday, April 17,
At St James's Park.
EXETER CITY 1 MERTHYR TOWN O.
Last season: City 3 Merthyr 3.
The match between Exeter City and Merthyr Town on Easter Monday was a typical end-of-the-holidays affair, somewhat sptasmodic, and with unpleasantness rather too apt to creep in.
Exeter City, again, were good value for their victory, and, as has been the case in other recent matches, should have won by a bigger margin.
Rigby Mitton Crompton
Newman Kirk Bullock Vowles Dockray
Referee: Mr A.L. Grinstead, of London.
Edwards Turner Walker Beel Williams
Scott Jennings Crowe
Exeter's goal, which came fifteen minutes after the start, was the climax to a series of inter-passing bouts which the inside forwards have been developing in match football.
Kirk has initiated many such movements since his arrival, and it has been very interesting to watch their progress. Usually they have broken down at the last stage through the intervention of a through perfectly, and Kirk wound up the business with a typical cool-headed defender of the other team. Today the move was carried right-footed drive into the far corner of the net.
Boscombe v City Reserves
Exeter City Reserves travelled to Boscombe, for their Southern League fixture with the local team, and were beaten 2-nil.
FOOTBALL AT ILFRACOMBE
Grecians Play the Local Club in an Exhibition Game
Ilfracombe, who meet Bideford Town in the final of the Westward Ho! Cup on Saturday week, received a visit from Exeter City on Thursday (April 20), when the Seasiders and the Grecians played an exhibition game at Brimlands.
The "pros" made the journey by char-a-banc, and favoured by glorious weather enjoyed immensely the passing scenery. On arrival at 'Combe there was ample time for sight-seeing.
Comer Thomas Howard.
Bowers Davey Rowe Ridge Redmore
Referee: Mr F.Watts.
Dockray Vowles Bullock P.Hill Newman Siddall Brown Squires
The chief drawback at Ilfracombe is the ground, which sinks perceptibly towards the middle. One end is really bad, and makes shooting and approach work difficult, the slope being almost equal to the side of a roof. There was a large and enthusiastic crowd, about two thousand in all, and 'Combe received all the vocal support they required.
The amateurs played down the slope in the first half, and began in promising fashion. Exeter at length assummed the aggressive, and shots rained in from Brown, Bullock, Vowles, and Dockray, but yet nothing materialised. There was no score at the interval. as
Bullock opened the scoring after Smith had punched out one of Vowles's "specials," but Thomas quickly equalised. Vowles scored the City's second goal with a full blooded drive that Smith never in doubt as to whether it was a goal or not, as there saw. The ball crashed against the upright, and those present were were no nets. Hill followed suit with another great drive, and the City were declared the winners by three goals to one. The players then adjourned to the Osborne Hotel, where supper was partaken of, and songs were rendered by T.Edwards and Frank Brown, and a comical monologue by "Jazzo" Kirk.