Match 04
Wednesday 31st September 1949
ECFC v Bournemouth

Thursday, September 1st 1949.
Southern League
Bedford Town v Exeter City Reserves

DEFENCE LAPSES COST EXETER POINTS.
AND THE ATTACK LACKED COHESION.

Wednesday, August 31st 1949.
EXETER CITY (Regan) 1
BOURNEMOUTH AND BOSCOMBE (McGibbon, Stephens) 2 

Half-time City 1 Boscombe 2.
Attendance 12,055,
receipts £852.19s 9d.

Referee: Mr E.S.Vickery, of Bristol.

City: Hoyle; Johnstone, Rowe; Walker, Davey, Greenwood; Hutchings, Mackay, Rew, McClelland, Regan.

Boscombe:- Bird; Cunningham, Drummond; Young, Stirling, Martin; Stephens, Marsh, McGibbon, Blair, Weigh.

Defensive blunders during a disastrous five-minute spell during the first half cost Exeter City both points against Boscombe. The goal with which Regan gave Exeter the lead 15 minutes after the start was one of the best seen at St James's Park for several years. Regan chased to the opposite wing and by sheer persistence outwitted Drummond and then cut in to beat Bird with a flashing oblique shot with the right foot. But despite the brilliance of their goal the City failed chiefly in attack. The forwards, triers all, lacked cohesive thrust. Nor was there much individual skill to compensate for the shortage of power as a combined unit. McGibbon levelled the scores with a penalty given against Johnstone for fouling Weigh and Stephens beat Hoyle in a race for the ball to whip it into the net from close range. By these goals Bournemouth completed the "double" over Exeter for the second season running.

Thursday, September 1st 1949.
Southern League 
BEDFORD (S.G.Smith) 1
CITY RESERVES (Roy). 1

City team:- Singleton; Warren, Clark; Powell, Gibson, Squires; Fallon, Roy, Durrant, Harrower, Smith.

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