10th September 1932
Exeter City v Brentford
Yeovil & Petters v Exeter City Reserves
14th September 1932
Exeter City Res. v Bristol Rovers Reserves
Brentford Good Winners
CITY BEATEN AFTER SCORING FIRST
"Bees" Have a Real Capture in Holliday
From a somewhat shaky start Brentford quickly settled into their stride, swinging the ball about with delightful precision, and developing dangerous attacks from superb midfield play. Brentford were very good winners. They were a better balanced side than the City, but their superiority at forward was the deciding factor. Holliday's goals were obtained very neatly, and Brentford must be feeling that in this player, who was signed from Middlesbrough a few weeks ago, they have obtained a very real "capture."
Clarke Childs Barber
Scott(J) Kennedy Poulter Houghton Welsby
Referee:- Mr P. Graham, of Coventry.Crompton Scott (W) Holliday Robson Foster
J.C.Burns Bain Watson
Saturday, September 10th 1932.
EXETER CITY 1(Houghton)
BRENTFORD 2 (Holliday 2)
On at least two occasions in the first half Davies had to risk flying kicks in order to stall off the speedy Holliday. Crompton and Foster kept their centre forward well supplied with the ball,
while Scott (W) put in any amount of dazzling footwork. The City did manage once or twice to hit back, and several openings came their way, but thirty minutes had elapsed before Houghton drove a loose ball into the rigging. Houghton nearly added to the score from J.Scott's accurate centre, Baker just managing to turn the ball around the post. Undismayed, Brentford applied heavy pressure from which the Exeter goal had several narrow escapes. Eventually Holliday converted a beautifully placed centre by Foster. Afterwards Exeter were badly outplayed. A short-lived rally, which looked promising, failed to produce anything tangible, and all too soon they were busy repelling the relentless pressure applied by the Bees, for whom Holliday secured the lead by eluding Miller and Davies and dribbling the ball into the unguarded net. From then to the end it was nearly all Brentford, the City's efforts being in the main devoted to keeping the score down.
YEOVIL AND PETTERS 8
EXETER CITY RESERVES 2.
When the teams took the field at Huish for this Southern League match Yeovil looked a very small team, but within the space of two minutes Parkin, the ex-Grecian, gave them the lead, scoring from a free-kick 25 yards' out. Jones, another ex-Grecian, saved from Whitlow, but Rankin, Miles, and Anderson increased Yeovil's total to four. Whitlow then scored for Exeter, and Rankin for the Glovers, who led at the interval by 5 goals to 1.
Jones saved a hot shot from Angus at the start of the second half, but Yeovil broke through again and McNeil scored their sixth goal. Towards the end Exeter were overplayed, and Anderson and Rankin completed the home side's total, and Higgins reduced the lead.
Wednesday, September 14th 1932.
Whitlow on the Target
BRILLIANT FOOTBALL BY CITY RESERVES
Team Shuffle Fails to Halt the Grecians
EXETER CITY RESERVES 6 (Hurst Whitlow 4 Connaboy)
BRISTOL ROVERS RESERVES 0
Playing clever football Exeter City Reserves beat Bristol Rovers Reserves by six clear goals in the opening Western League match of the season, at St James's Park, before 1,000 spectators. Whitlow gave a polished display at centre-forward, and was well supported by Kennedy and Connaboy, whose neat ground passes paved the way for countless strong attacks. Goals by Hurst and Whitlow inside four minutes gave Exeter that winning feeling which is so helpful, but the Rovers fought back stoutly, and at half-time, having had a fair share of the game, they were encouraged to think that by a judicious rearrangement of their forces they might eventually profit. Routledge moved from centre half to centre forward and there were other alterations, but with the Exeter backs and half backs in businesslike mood it was soon apparent that by weakening their de fence the Rovers had played into Exeter's hands. Whitlow netted again soon after the interval, and then proceeded to complete the hat-trick. Connaboy obtained the fifth, and Whitlow wound up the scoring with his fourth point and Exeter's sixth.