25th December 1948
ECFC v Brighton & Hove Albion
And in the Southern League
Torquay United Res. v Exeter City Res.
CITY V BRIGHTON & CITY RESERVES v TORQUAY RESERVES.
Hoyle's one lapse cost Exeter City a point at St James's Park on Christmas Day. The City were leading by a goal, scored by Mackay, until 20 minutes from time. Then Brighton forced a corner. Hoyle was charged by McNichol and lost the ball, which rolled into the net.
Result: City 1 Brighton 1,
Exeter City:- Hoyle; Johnstone, Clark; Bartholomew, Walker, Fallon; Dymond, Harrower, Smith, Mackay, Regan.
Brighton:- Baldwin; Small, Willemse; Willard, Whent, Daniels; Reed, McNichol, Lewis, Willis, Tennant.
Torquay United Reserves 2
Exeter City Reserves 1 (Cumming).