Match 15
5th November 1949
Bristol City v ECFC

Southern League
Exeter City Res v Hastings

GIFT GOAL COST EXETER THE POINTS

CITY A BETTER SIDE IN SECOND HALF

Saturday, November 5th 1949.
BRISTOL CITY 1 (Rodgers)
EXETER CITY. 0

Half-time 1-0  Attendance 18,880. Referee: Mr R.C.Carter, of Swindon.

Bristol City:- Coombs; Guy, Mitchelson; Bicknell, Roberts, Edwards; Boxshall, Lowrie, Rodgers, White, Rudkin.
Exeter City:- Hoyle; Johnstone, Rowe; Doyle, Davey, Greenwood; Hutchings, Smart, Smith, McClelland, Murphy.

The only goal of a keen and often entertaining West-country "Derby" at Ashton Gate was a gift from Exeter City to Bristol City, and it was made in the 22nd minute. The Bristol left wing attacked, and White drove in a low slant-wise shot to which Hoyle fell forward. There appeared to be no danger. Hoyle had the ball well covered, but allowed it to rebound from his chest to the waiting Rodgers. A low return from the Bristol centre-forward had little pace behind it and Rowe, standing on the goal-line should have kicked clear. He lifted a leg for the expected bounce which never came and the ball passed beneath his foot and into the net. Exeter's best efforts were delayed until the last 20 minutes. Smart and McClelland then had the home defence in all manner of tangles, but nothing went right in front of goal. Murphy, Exeter's new signing from Stirling Albion, had an unlucky debut. A pulled thigh muscle in the early stages reduced him to be a limping passenger for the rest of the game. Murphy, however, tried to use the ball intelligently and his signing may solve one of the City's problems. To avoid a clash of colours Exeter turned out today in blue jerseys and white knickers.

Southern League
CITY RESERVES 5

(Greenaway 2, Rew, Walker, Harrower)

HASTINGS 1.

Team:- Singleton; Warren, Clark; Squires, Walker, Powell; Greenaway, Rew, Carter, Harrower, Mitchell.

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