18th September 1948
ECFC v Swindon Town
And in the
Kidderminster v Exeter City Reserves
September 18th 1948.
EXETER CITY 3 (Regan, Smith 2)
SWINDON TOWN 1 (Owen)
Half-time City 1 Swindon 0.
receipts £836. 14s. 6d.
Goals count, and on that score Exeter City can feel satisfied with their triumph over Swindon Town at St James's Park today. The City's performance was far from convincing, however, and had it been decided on points for football skill and team-work the contest would have been won by the opposition comfortably.
Bartholomew Walker Evans
Dymond Mackay Smith Harrower Regan
Referee:- Mr E.S.Vickery, of Bristol.
Linesmen:- Messrs R.L.Buscombe and E.L.Damen.
Bain Jones Owen Onslow Lunn
Kaye Ithell Cowie
Walker was Exeter's outstanding player. A dominating centre-half, he was the mainstay of a hard-worked defence in which Hoyle, Johnstone, and Evans remained firm.
KIDDERMINSTER HARRIERS 1
CITY RESERVES 0.
Defeated today at Kidderminster by a solitary goal, the Exeter City Reserves provided the home side with their first win of the season. Football never rose to a high standard and defences generally enjoy ed superiority. The tall Exeter backs, especially Warren, who twice cleared off the line, were excellent. Kidderminster's goal was scored by Emmanuel, formerly a full-back but now a forward.
City team:- Singleton; Warren, Clark; Powell, Davey, Fallon; Hutchings, McGill, Johnston, Jeffery, Grant.