14th April 1933
Clapton Orient v Exeter City
Exeter City Res. v Cardiff City Res.
Good Friday Football
CLAPTON ORIENT v. EXETER CITY
Exeter City commenced their Easter Holiday programme with a visit to the Lea Bridge Road Speedway, where they played a drawn match with Clapton Orient.
Bruce; Jones and Ellis; Sanders, Vango, and Pickering; Tricker, Phillips, Earle, Mills, and Fletcher.
Davies; Hughes and Miller; Clarke, Angus, and Barber; Scott, Kennedy, Whitlow, Houghton, and Webb.
Webb, one of the two new players signed from Fulham recently, was a strange choice in the Exeter team at outside-left, but even if he did nothing else he scored the City's first goal. A goal by Stanley Barber saved a precious point for the Grecians in the second half. Fletcher and Phillips scored for Clapton Orient in the opening half. Result: Clapton Orient 2 Exeter City 2.
The game was attended by a crowd of four thousand.
EXETER CITY v CARDIFF CITY WESTERN LEAGUE MATCH AT ST JAMES'S PARK.
Exeter City Reserves did no more than was expected of them when a moderate Cardiff City side was accounted for by 5 goals to 2. The junior Grecians increased their championship chances, but the play was variable, dull and lifeless patches being punctuated by bright interludes. Childs, Connaboy, and Higgins laid the foundations of the City's victory, Higgins scoring twice. Exeter's other goals were obtained by Childs, Welsby, and Hurst, while Perks and Dean replied for Cardiff.
The Exeter team was:- Ince; Ditchburn, M.Lock; Connaboy, Childs, S.Barnes; Gumm, Poulter, Hurst, Higgins, Welsby.
- VARCO TO RETIRE.
Percy Varco's knee injury will prevent him playing football again, in the opinion of a leading specialist, and Varco now intends to carry on in business at Fowey, Cornwall.