24th September 1949
ECFC v Ipswich Town
28th September 1949
Exeter City Res. v Bedford Town
LESS FIDDLING AND MORE CHASING REQUIRED.
CITY BEATEN FOR POSSESSION TOO FREQUENTLY AND TOO EASILY.
Saturday, September 24th 1949.
EXETER CITY 1 (Mackay)
IPSWICH 1 TOWN (Walker own goal)
Half-time City 0 Ipswich 0.
Referee:- Mr L.G.Webb, of Bath.
City: Singleton; Johnstone, Rowe; Powell, Walker, Greenwood; Hutchings, Harrower, Rew, Mackay, McClelland.
Ipswich:- T.Brown; Bell, Mitchell; Jones Clarke, Baird; J.Brown, S.Parker, Gibbons, T. Parker, O'Brien.
There were times when the spectators were discontented by the poor exhibition which Exeter City and Ipswich staged at St James's Park. There has been no worse game this season. Much of the football was bad and most of it indifferent. Exeter City's form except on rare occasions is not good enough. The requirements for improvement are less fiddling and more chasing. Soon after a goalless first half had dragged to its close Walker, in attempting to clear a slow-moving ball, sliced it into his own net. Had he left the ball to Singleton the goalkeeper would have cleared with ease. In contrast to the rest of the game Exeter's equalising goal, scored by Mackay four minutes from the end, was a gem. The ball was flicked to Hutchings by Rew and passed on by the right-winger to Mackay. The little Scot took a rising shot from 12 yards and the ball thundered against the underside of the crossbar and crossed the line before the Ipswich goalkeeper knew what had happened.
Wednesday, September 28th 1949 Exeter City Res. v Bedford Town
CITY RESERVES 5
(Squires, Smith 2, Roy 2)
BEDFORD TOWN 1.
Team:- Hoyle; Doyle, Clark; Fallon, Carter, Squires; Mitchell, Roy, Smith, Cumming, D.Fawke.