Match 13
16th October 1935
Southern Section Cup Replay.
Gillingham (h)

Wednesday, October 16th 1935.



Both Exeter City and Gillingham made a late change for today's Southern Section Cup replay. Dunn being unfit, Tom Scott was at inside right in the home side, while Randle deputised in the Gillingham side for Fisher at inside right.

CityKirk; Gray and Miller; Clarke, Robinson, and Angus; Hurst, T.Scott, McCambridge, McLean, and V.Hoyle.
Gillingham: Whitelaw; Rossiter and Ballsom; Pybus, Barrie, and Hopkins; Tadman, Randle, Baldwin, Watson and Doncaster.

Strong pressure by Exeter overwhelmed the Gillingham defence in the opening minutes. A sparkling movement initiated by McLean, with Hoyle and Angus in close support delighted the crowd, and when McLean cleverly changed the point of attack by crossing the ball to Hurst the outcome was a corner, conceded by Barrie, who had to head the ball over his own crossbar from Hurst's centre. The flag kick was met by McCambridge, whose shot was saved by Whitelaw.

McLean's clever footwork and good distribution mad him a strong personality of the first half, and from another of his accurate passes Hurst brought Whitelaw to his knees with a stinging cross shot.


Exeter's forwards were showing better constructive ideas than for many weeks past, and a rousing dribble and shot by McLean brought the crowd to their toes. At the other end Kirk saved well from Baldwin, and Doncaster put the ball just over the bar from one of his typical "cutting in" advances. As a game of football this cup-tie was proving infinitely more enjoyable than most of the League games seen at St James's Park this season, and Exeter's improved display was rewarded with a goal twenty minutes after the start. Pybus was penalised for a foul on Hoyle, and from Angus's free kick Tom Scott scored with a finely placed header to the far corner of the net. McCambridge then scored with a header from Hoyle's centre, and with Exeter falling away towards the interval Baldwin gave Kirk no chance with a powerful shot from close quarters.

Half-time: Exeter City 2 Gillingham 1.

Gillingham exploited the cross-field pass at every opportunity, but countered by the sound defensive play of Gray and Miller the move did not work, and the forwards did not get withim shooting range until Doncaster lobbed the ball just over the angle of the goal. Five minutes after the restart Tom Scott scored Exeter's third goal after McCambridge had hustled Barrie and provided a good opening. Further success came Exeter's way before the finish, and it was again Tom Scott, who meeting a centre from Hurst left Whitelaw absolutely helpless with another crashing drive. Gillingham's second goal was scored for them by Hopkins, with a penalty kick.

    Bideford, with the maximum points from six games played, are making the pace hot in the premier division of the Exeter and District League.
    They have drawn further away from their nearest rivals, Exeter City Reserves, who, though they won their match against the R.A. recently, lost the points through having included an ineligible player.

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