Match 10
1st October 1949
Port Vale v ECFC

Southern League
Exeter City Reserves v Guildford City

October 5th 1949.
Southern League
Exeter City Reserves v Weymouth

Saturday, October 1st 1949.

PORT VALE 1 (Martin) 

Half-time Vale 0 City 0
Attendance 12,000.
Port Vale:- R.King; Hamlett, Butler; McGarry, Cheadle, Todd; Allen, Martin, Aveyard, Polk, Hulligan.
Referee:- Mr W.E.Dellow, of Croydon.
City: Singleton; Johnstone, Rowe; Powell, Walker, Greenwood; Hutchings, Harrower, Durrant, Mackay, Smith.

Port Vale were Exeter City's masters at Hanley. Faster and cleverer in the constructive arts, the Valiants enjoyed an undisputed terri torial advantage. Though the goal by which they triumphed was of the doubtful variety any other result would have done them an injustice. The City's failings were the usual brand. The players were too slow to think and too slow to act. The attack was unbalanced because three members of the line were well below standard. The defence had to bear the brunt of an uneven and up hill struggle, and in restricting the Vale's winning margin to a goal scored by Martin 12 minutes after the interval, Singleton especially, and the remainder of his defensive colleagues to a slightly lesser de gree, emerged from this contest with credit.

Southern League

Team:- Hoyle; Warren, Doyle; Fallon, Davey, Squires; Mitchell, Smart, Rew, Roy, McClelland.

The City Reserves led by 2 goals to nil at the interval, both scores being made by Mitchell. The first after half an hour's play was a good shot which deceived the goalkeeper and the second a header following a corner. Rew increased the lead to three in the second half and one minute from the end Bennett scored for Guildford.

Wednesday, October 5th 1949.
Southern League 

A goal for the City Reserves in the opening half was cancelled out by one from Jones for Weymouth after the interval. Ron Johnston, the old City forward, scored for Weymouth but the goal was disallowed for offside. Bob Jeffrey, another former City player,

figured in the Weymouth side at left half.

City Reserves:- Hoyle; Warren, Doyle; Fallon, Davey, Squires; Mitchell, Smart, McClelland, Roy, Smith. Weymouth: Stone; Marsden, Gavin; Lawes, Brawley, Jeffrey;

McGowan, Haynes, Johnston, Northover, Jones.

Exeter City have signed Albert Bolt, outside right, of Lympstone, on amateur forms.


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