Match 09
8th October 1932
Newport County v Exeter City
Exeter City Reserves v Newport Reserves

12th September 1932
Exeter City Reserves v Bath City Res.

Points Divided 


Mud and Water at Somerton Park

Saturday, October 8th 1932.
EXETER CITY 1  (Welsby)
Half-time 1-1.

Sunshine followed the rain at Newport, and the Exeter City party reached Somerton Park in very good time for today's match, which was the thirteenth in the League series between Exeter City and the Ironsides on the Monmouth club's ground. The home supporters hoped to see their favourites break the ice today with the first League victory of the campaign, and they looked to Stan Charlton, the newly recruited full-back from Crystal Palace, is well who remembered at Exeter, to assist them in this task. 

Newport County: Solly Hugh Charlton Rogers Summers John Weale Gittens Lumley Bagley Thomas
Referee:- Mr A. S. King, of Swindon.

Exeter City: Davies Gray Miller Barber Childs Clarke Welsby Houghton Whitlow Higgins Scott

There has been tremendous alterations at Somerton Park since the City's last visit. Under the control of a greyhound recing syndi cate the grandstands are in the course of reconstruction. A large company of Exeter supporters took advantage of the rail excursion, and there was quite a display of the City colours among the crowd of 6,000. Rogers won the toss, but it carried no advantage. There was hardly a blade of grass down the middle of the field, and pools of water were everywhere. Welsby scored for Exeter after twelve minutes and Lumley levelled matters a couple of minutes before half-time. Newport, who made a great bid for victory in the second half, will consider themselves unlucky not to have taken both points. Exeter were not happy in the mud and water at Somerton Park, and though the cleverer team by a long way, overdid the short passing. Kick and rush was Newport's method, and in the conditions it paid well. Miller, Gray and Childs all played splendid football for the City, whilst Summers, Charlton and Solly were outstanding for Newport.


Hurst was early in the picture when he took up a good position and swung round to shoot strongly with the right foot. The goalkeeper stopped the shot but gave a corner, and from Gumm's accurate flag kick Kennedy headed just over the bar. The weather was gloomy and dismal, and the ground saturated.

Exeter:- Ince; Ditchburn, Hughes; E.Keefe, Robinson, Connaboy; J.Gumm, S.Risdon, S.Hurst, Kennedy, Courtney.

Newport:- Boots; G.Clarke, Wheeler;
Cunningham, Dreyer, W.Jones; Collins, W.Clarke, Armand, Green, S.Jones.

Several good chances were missed in the first half, chiefly due to the sodden state of the ground, on which good football was at a discount. Hurst scored two goals for Exeter in the second half and shots by Kennedy and Courtney rebounded off the cross-bar. In the closing stages Armand got a goal for Newport.

Western League Match at St. James's Park

Wednesday, October 12th 1932.

EXETER CITY RESERVES 5  (Hurst 3 Childs Welsby)
BATH CITY 2  (Trotman McCartney) 
Half-time 3-1.

Exeter City Reserves, whose team included the first team half back line, had decidedly the better of the exchanges. There were three goals in the first twelve minutes, Hurst netting in Exeter's first attack with a brilliant shot close in, while ten minutes later a header from Childs from Welsby's corner had Prout beaten all ends up. Two minutes after this Trotman scored a very smart goal for Bath City following a centre from Thomas.

City Reserves: Ince Ditchburn Hughes
Clarke Childs Barber J.Gumm Connaboy Hurst Kennedy Welsby

Bath City: Prout Howson Sambridge Lloyd Hicks J.Hall C. Thomas Woodward Trotman Cowan McCartney

Play continued to be interesting, and after 25 minutes Welsby got the ball away from Howson and gained himself a clear field. Prout advanced, but could not prevent Welsby scoring with a neat low and hard shot in the far corner of the goal. A heavy shower of rain then came on. In the second half McCartney scored for Bath City, and Hurst got two more goals for Exeter.


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