Match 14
12th November 1932
Exeter City v Reading
Southern League
Llanelly v Exeter City Reserves

City Win Again 


Three More Goals by Whitlow

Saturday, November 12th 1932.
EXETER CITY 4 (Whitlow 3 Childs)
READING 1  (Oxberry)
Half-time 3 - 1.

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

Referee:- Mr A. J. Brown, of Bristol.

Reading  Mellors Forster Richardson Darnell Allan Barley Ritchie Eaton Palethorpe Oxberry McPherson

The visit of Reading to St James's Park this afternoon was the best attraction to date, the season having hardly warmed up on September 10th when Brentford, the competition leaders, came, saw, and conquered. Certainly the Grecians had not got anywhere near into their stride at the time of the Bees' appearance in the "Ever Faithful." Things are different now, however, and in view of the City's recent big improvement in attack a titanic struggle was expected today. The Grecians are full of enterprise and ambition these days and the knowledge that two points from today's game would put them very near the Southern Section leaders was a big incentive. Dry weather favoured the match, although the afternoon was on the dull and cool side. There were 6,000 spectators when the players appeared. Miller won the toss and elected to face the St James's Road end.


This was a terrific struggle and a great performance by every single one of the Grecians. Clever marksmanship again paved the way for Exeter's success, and in this connection Whitlow earned full marks and a little bit more.
Whitlow played four games for the Chiefs this season before he opened his scoring account, but what remarkable progress he has made since! Reading were the biggest and strongest side Exeter have met in the present season, without a doubt. They were a side that were well worth beating. The home defence gave a brilliant display, the half-backs were a tireless and scheming trio, while the forwards, led in masterly style by Whitlow, were a cool as well as a very enterprising and eager line. Reading were beaten by a better team on the day's play, and there seems no reason why the Grecians should not go forward to further triumphs. They are now fourth in the League table.

Southern League

There was only a small attendance at the Llanelly ground to see this afternoon's Southern League match when Llanelly kicked off against a gusty wind. Llanelly attacked at the start, and two good scoring opportunities were missed by Kerry and J.Williams. The Llanelly forwards played a fast open game, and from a melee in the Exeter penalty area one of the backs handled. Bullock, however, shot wide from the resultant penalty kick. Exeter's best moves were initiated by Connaboy and Angus, but the forwards were generally too slow to take advantage. The only goal was scored early in the second half, Barnes with a fierce shot finding the net after combination with Poulter.


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