19th November 1949
Walsall v ECFC
And in the Southern League
Lovell’s Athletic v Exeter City Reserves
CITY BOTTOM OF THE LEAGUE.
MISSED CHANCES AT WALSALL AND THREE GOALS CONCEDED.
Saturday, November 19th 1949. WALSALL 2 (Whitehouse 2, Betts)
EXETER CITY 0
Half-time Walsall 1 City 0.
Walsall:- Lewis; Methley, Skidmore; Walters, Foulkes, Newman; Hewitt, Heseltine, Devlin, Whitehouse, Betts.
Referee:- Mr E.S.Vickery, of Bristol.
City: Hoyle; Johnstone, Rowe; Doyle, Davey, Greenwood; Harrower, Smart, Smith, McClelland, Regan.
Exeter City have arrived at the stage where they are bottom of the League, 3rd Division South. A three-nothing defeat at Walsall today Although they lost by a decisive margin in the murky gloom of the Fellows Park enclosure they dominated the game in the first half and has sent them there were the home side's masters in combination and football craft. Smith and his colleagues, expert ball players all, baffled the home
defence often, and such pressure would have succeeded if only the finishing had been of comparable standard. Exeter's efforts were unrewarded because the forwards did not shoot when the opportunity and range were favourable. Three passes were in many cases made when one would have sufficed, and much of the City's play was pretty without being effective. The match was played in fog and it was impossible at times to follow the exchanges.
CITY RESERVES 3
LOVELL'S ATHLETIC 3.
Weakness at full-back largely accounted for Exeter sacrificing half the points to Lovell's Athletic in an entertaining match. For Exeter, Rew opened the scoring and Walker headed two spectacular goals. The Reserves took the lead three times and were in front three minutes from the end, when Lovell's scored again. Scorers for Lovell's were Phillips (2) and Hodder.
City Reserves:- Singleton; Warren, Clark; Fallon, S.Carter, Powell; Hutchings, Rew, Walker, Squires, Murphy.