15th January 1949
ECFC v Torquay United
And in the Southern League
Gillingham v Exeter City Reserves
Saturday, January 15th 1949.
EXETER CITY 2
TORQUAY UNITED 0
Half-time City 1 Torquay 0.
Attendance 12,988, receipts £956. 15s. 6d.
Three members of the Exeter City team which defeated Torquay United at St James's Park this afternoon were in a class high above the re mainder. They were Walker, Harrower, and Hoyle. Walker has played a great many good games since he joined the City from Sheffield United in 1938, but never a better than this one. Hoyle did his best work midway through the first half and again near the end when the "Magpies" were making desperate efforts to score. As an inside-left before Fallon injured a knee, thus causing Exeter to reshuffle their forces, Harrower showed constructive ability of high class. As an emergency left-half afterwards, his intelligent touches against his old club stood out in pleasing relief amid the hurly-burly of this typical "Devon Derby."
Gibson Walker Fallon
Dymond Smart Smith Harrower Regan
Referee:- Mr W.J.Edwards, of Yeovil.
Linesmen:- Messrs C.P.Jacobs and E.F.Damen.
Cameron Conley Rae Collins Lewis
Hill Stuttard Towers
It was Harrower who began the downfall of Torquay when, two minutes after the start, he met a centre from Dymond, brought the ball under control and shot into the corner of the net as Davis dived too late. The second goal was scored by Smith and was the outcome of a mistake by the Torquay backs in failing to tackle promptly.
GILLINGHAM 7 CITY RESERVES 1.
Exeter City Reserves met with their heaviest defeat of the season on the Gillingham ground, and had it not been for Singleton, the score would have mounted to double figures. Hutchings scored for Exeter.