Match 15
19th November 1932
Third Division
Norwich v Exeter City
Southern League
Exeter City Reserves v Yeovil & Petters United


Goalless Draw: A Hard Match for Both Teams

Saturday, November 19th 1932.

This was a tremendously hard match for both teams, with both defences excelling. Exeter's attack was the more crafty, and the Canaries' the more bustling.

NORWICH CITY Robinson (B) Thorpe Smith Robinson (R) Scott (J) Lochhead Ramsay Scott(T) Burditt Keating Murphy

Referee:- Mr W.J.Lewington, of Croydon.

EXETER CITY Davies Gray Miller Robinson (C) Childs Clarke Welsby Houghton Whitlow Higgins Scott (J)

Exeter City, who are running neck and neck with Norwich in the League, drew a large crowd to the Nest. In a first half which was brimfull of sparkling football Welsby was a thorn in the side of the home defence. Norwich City were the more aggressive side, but were unlucky in front of goal. They pressed very hard towards the interval, but without result. The second half provided a keen struggle with very little to choose between either side. Exeter were the cleverer team, and were persistent attackers in the early stages but failed when near goal to round off their work. Norwich took the initiative later, but try as they would they could not overcome Exeter's defence, in which Davies was a brilliant goalkeeper.

Southern League 

Yeovil, a side that invariably gives an attractive exhibition, were the visitors to St James's Park this afternoon, in search of Southern League points.

City:- Ince; Ditchburn, Hughes; E. Keefe, Angus, Barber; J.Gumm, S.Risdon, Kennedy, Connaboy, Courtney.
Yeovil: Jones; Day, Terry; Gibson, Farmer, Parkin; Rankin, Anderson, Lewis, McNeil, Murley.

Exeter Reserves were the more impressive team at the start, and played with greater dash than the opposition. A good standard of football skill was introduced, but Yeovil were too dainty in their attempts to advance. Jones, falling full length, made a wonderful save from Courtney in the first five minutes, but the Yeovil backs were position ing themselves badly, and when Risdon passed to Kennedy on the half-way line the home leader had a clear route to goal. He dribbled through unchallenged and steered the ball past Jones, who had come out to narrow the angle. Further success came the way of Exeter when Day miskicked and allowed the enterprising Kennedy to drive the ball past Jones, who was left helpless. Courtney scored for Exeter and Lewis for Yeovil. Yeovil, who had been very slow in the first half, increased the pace of their game after the interval, and scored two goals. In each case Anderson was the successful marksman.


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