15th October 1949
Nottingham Forest v ECFC
Exeter City Res. v Chelmsford
Saturday, October 8th 1949.
NOTTINGHAM FOREST 5
(Kaile, Ardron 2, Leverton 2)
EXETER CITY 0
Half-time 3-0. Attendance 25,908. Referee:- Mr A.Bond, of Fulham.
Notts Forest:- Walker; Thomas, McCall; Anderson, Gager, Burkitt; Scott, Loverton, Ardron, Ashman, Kaile.
City: Singleton; Johnstone, Rowe; Powell, Walker, Greenwood; Fallon, Smith, Davey, Mackay, Hutchings.
Added to the official figure of nearly 26,000 at the Notts Forest ground should have been the home goalkeeper, G.H.Walker. He was a spectator whose one anxious moment came midway through the opening half, when a 45-yards' shot came in unexpectedly fast. Walker was glad to push the ball over the crossbar and continue in his role of an idle onlooker for the remainder of the game, and went off at the end a happy man, knowing that he would receive $2 bonus because he was on the winning side! The shot was from Rowe, Exeter's left back.
Exeter City Res 1 Chelmsford City 8
It is doubtful if the City have known a worse day in the whole of the 41 years of their existence, for the Reserves were beaten at home by Chelmsford City to the tune of eight goals to one, scored by Rew.