Match 28
22nd January 1949
Bristol City (h)

Southern League
Tonbridge (a)

29th January 1949
Southern League
Cheltenham (h)

Saturday, January 22nd 1949.

Half-time City 1 Bristol 0.
Attendance 9,762, receipts £702. 17s. 6d.
In a Westcountry "Derby" from which the constructive arts were not much in evidence Exeter City deserved no more than a point against Bristol City, who were disorganised for two-thirds of the game by an injury to Davies. Davies fell as he was going through with the ball, and dislocated an elbow.

EXETER CITY: Hoyle Johnstone Clark
Bartholomew Davey Gibson Dymond Smart Smith Harrower Regan
Referee:- Mr H.F.Hauxwell, of West Wickham.
Linesmen:- Messrs W.H.Davey and L.R.H.Burfield.

Eveleigh Barney Clark Townsend Lewis
Davies Roberts Peacock
Bailey Guy

Dymond and Regan were lacking in thrust and anticipation on the City wings, while Smart and Harrower had insufficient weight and punch to master a robust defence in which Roberts was the mainstay. Regan scored for Exeter after 18 minutes and Clark did likewise for Bristol two minutes after the start of the second half.

Southern League

Many chances were missed by Tonbridge on their own ground against the City Reserves and were a goal down at half-time, Grant having scored for Exeter. From a free kick taken by Fleming on the halfway line Dickie hurled himself at the dropping ball and headed it into the Exeter net. The winning goal was scored by Burlison five minutes from the close. City team:- Singleton; Warren, Rowe; Evans, Jeffery, Powell; Hutchings, Mackay, Johnston, Grant, O'Hagan.

Saturday, January 29th 1949.
Southern League 
Exeter City Reserves v Cheltenham 

Exeter City Reserves were defeated at St James's Park today, 3 goals to nil, by Cheltenham, in a Southern League match.

Team:- Singleton; Warren, Rowe; Powell, Davey, Jeffery; Hutchings, Smart, Johnston, Mackay, Grant.

  • Other Items.
    The big sensation of the day was Yeovil's victory over Sunderland in the 4th round of the F.A.Cup. Ray Wright, the former City forward, was the scorer of the "Glovers'" second goal.
  • On Tuesday last, January 25th, Queen's Park Rangers paid a transfer fee of £5,000 for George Wardle, Exeter City's star forward of the immediate post-war season, to Cardiff City.
  • It is confirmed that Southampton will send a team to play the City
    at St James's Park on April 4th in connection with Steve Walker's benefit.

Friday, February 4th 1949.
New Centre-forward for Exeter City.

Exeter City today secured the transfer from Queen's Park Rangers of Fred Durrant, centre-forward, formerly of Brentford. Durrant, who is a native of Dover, was born on June 19th 1921 and played first for Folkestone before being signed by Brentford in 1946. He is a six-footer and 13 stone 2 lbs in weight, and should be just the right man to put some much needed strength and punch into the City's attack.


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