17th April 1933
Exeter City v Clapton Orient
Cardiff City Res. v Exeter City Res.
EXETER CITY v. CLAPTON ORIENT Changed Side Gets Three Clear Goals
Monday, April 17th 1933.
Hurst led the City attack and Whitlow figured at outside-right in place of Welsby (injured) for the Bank Holiday match with Clapton Orient at St James's Park. Another change was the selection at the last minute of Miller, now recovered from a mishap sustained in the match at Lea Bridge Road, London, on Good Friday. The Orient made alterations in all departments, and included at outside left James Dimmock, the old Tottenham Hotspur and English International star.
Last season Dimmock was with Thames, who are now defunct. The weather remained gloriously fine, and the attendance numbered about eleven thousand at the start of the match. Miller won the toss and the Grecians kicked off from the east end against the sun. It is not generally known that a captain of a wide on winning the toss has the choice either of ends or of kick off. The teams were:
Clarke Childs Barber
Whitlow Kennedy Hurst Houghton Webb
Referee:- Mr A.J. Caseley, of Wolverhampton.
Dimmock Mills Imrie Earle Thompson Tricker Vango Sanders
Both sides miskicked far too often and in the early stages Exeter were beaten for pace by the bustling Orient side. But the Grecians had a great chance of taking the lead when they were awarded a penalty, Vango having handled a corner kick by Webb. Houghton took the kick but placed the ball too near Emery, who made a good save, and Jones completed the clearance. Another corner was conceded by the Orient, and this time Whitlow's flag kick, a model of accuracy, was headed home by Barber. In the second half Whitlow and Hurst changed places, and Whitlow in his more familiar role of centre-forward scored two nice goals.
Cardiff City Reserves v Exeter City Reserves.
Playing at Ninian Park, Cardiff, in the Western League, Exeter City Reserves and Cardiff City Reserves drew, each side obtaining one goal.