5th November 1932
Cardiff City v Exeter City
City Reserves v Truro City
Grecians' Fine Win
POINTS THOROUGHLY EARNED IN MATCH AT CARDIFF
Saturday, November 5th 1932.
CARDIFF CITY 1 (Emmerson)
EXETER CITY 3 (Whitlow Houghton Higgins) 3
Half-time 0 - 2.
Cardiff City. L.Evans E.L.Morris Jenkins Harris Galbraith A.H.Evans Emmerson E.Carless Mc Cambridge Hill Jones
Referee: Mr A.T.Caseley, of Wolverhampton.
Exeter City. Davies Miller Gray Clarke Childs Robinson Welsby Houghton Whitlow Higgins Scott
There were only about three thousand people present to see the start of the match at Ninian Park this afternoon between Cardiff City and Exeter City, Cardiff folk being very distressed at the "Bluebirds" recent home defeat at the hands of Newport County, and last Saturday's heavy reverse (81) at Luton. Miller won the toss, but this carried no advantage, the conditions being ideal. Cardiff's football was good to watch, the combination between the forwards being cool and very smart, while Galbraith was a conspicuous figure in midfield, his feeding and prompting of his forwards being excellent. Exeter, however, took the lead in twelve minutes when from a throw-in in front of the grandstand the ball was sent to Childs, who promptly fed Scott. Scott was challenged by Jenkins, but slipped the leather past him and ran on, and Whitlow, following up, beat Len Evans with a powerful rising shot from a sharp angle. Six minutes later Cardiff received another set-back. Jenkins trapped the ball instead of booting it away, and in a flash he was robbed by Higgins, who swept the leather into the penalty area. Houghton was ready, and he left Evans helpless and the Grecians were two goals up, albeit against the run of the play.
Welsby received a leg injury just after the restart and went to the side of the field for treatment. Houghton cleverly started an Exeter attack which was carried on by Scott, and from the centre Clarke sent a fierce shot just over the bar. Welsby with his right leg bandaged just above the knee was then carried to the dressing room by Reg Loram and one of the StJohn Ambulance men, and Exeter fought out the rest of the match with four forwards. Following a shot by Jones which hit the post Cardiff attacked again and Emmers on scored with a cross-shot from 25 yards. Seven minutes before the finish Exeter scored another goal. A spirited attack by the Grecians saw Scott centre coolly, and Whitlow turn the ball to Higgins with a low backward pass. The Cardiff goalmouth was guarded by two defenders in addition to Len Evans, but Higgins beat them all with a drive of such force that they could hardly have seen the ball until it reposed in the back of the net. Davies made two good saves, but the rest of the play was evenly contested. Exeter had seized their two chances in the first half while the going was good, and they had reason to be thankful later for those two goals inside twenty minutes of the start. The second half play was influenced greatly by the injury to Welsby, when the absence of Exeter's left-winger plus the goal scored by Emmerson gave Cardiff the encouragement they needed for a tremendous rally. All praise, therefore, is due to the Exeter defence which never faltered, and to the attack, which despite their handicap, continued to be dangerous throughout. The goal by Higgins was a wonderful reply to Cardiff in that period, and it ensured to Exeter a very meritorious victory. Childs and Houghton were Exeter's great players today, whilst Whitlow also was in brilliant form and Higgins a tremendously hard worker.
EXETER CITY RESERVES 7
TRURO CITY 1.
Friendly Match at St James's Park.
Fielding an attack of local productions, Exeter City Reserves entertained Truro City in a "friendly" at St James's Park this afternoon and beat them by 7 to 1. There was a poor attendance.
City Reserves. Ince; Makin, Ditchburn; Connaboy, Angus, Barber; Gumm, Risdon, Hurst, Barnes, Courtney.
Truro City. S.Addison; E.A.Buzza, F.J.Harris; W.Penfold, W.H.Monk, H.J.Smith; J.Hodge, G. Treganowan, G.Preston, H.Rapsey, A.Richards.
A freak goal enabled Exeter to open their account, Barber from thirty-five yards lobbing the ball into the net, and looking as surprised as everyone else when the goalkeeper failed to stop it. Barnes then scored with a low shot, and two headers, both from Gumm's centres, were put through by Hurst. Hurst completed a hat-trick of headers in the second half, and further goals were scored by Barnes, Rapsey (Truro), and Risdon.