18th February 1950
ECFC v Port Vale
And on the 15th February 1950, at St James Park
F.A.XI v Universities' Athletic Union
AGGRESSIVE GRECIANS WERE WINNERS ALL THE WAY.
FIRST TEAM TO SCORE THREE GOALS AGAINST PORT VALE.
Saturday, February 18th 1950.
The busiest man on the field at St James's Park today was Mr Dellow, the referee, himself an amateur player of distinction with Ilford, before the war. In the first half alone he gave 18 free kicks to the City and 5 to Port Vale. With the forwards in aggressive mood Exeter City became the only team so far this season to have scored three goals in a match with Port Vale.
Exeter City:- Singleton; Johnstone, Clark; Fallon, Goddard, Davey; Mackay, Smart, Smith, Greenwood, McClelland.
Referee:- Mr W.E.Dellow, of Croydon.
Port Vale:- King; Hamlett, Butler; McGarry, Cheadle, Todd; Allen, Martin, Pinchbeck, Polk, Hulligan.
REPRESENTATIVE MATCH AT ST JAMES'S PARK.
F.A.AMATEUR XI v UNIVERSITIES' ATHLETIC UNION.
Wednesday, February 15th 1950.
Four second half goals without reply gave the F.A. Amateur Eleven a well merited victory over the Combined Universities, but most of the cheers were for H.Sharratt, of Leeds, who kept goal for the losers. Sharratt was a magnificent goalkeeper, and due to his fine play the first goal against him was delayed until the 65th minute. George Robb, of Finchley, showed his undoubted class by cutting in to the middle from the left wing, beating three men, and then passing to Harold Rickard, the St Luke's College outside-right. Robb's artistry made the goal, for Rickard had merely to run the ball into the net from a few yards' range. In the skirmish which preceded the goal Sharratt injured a hand, and went to outside-right. G.Orr went in goal and made some good saves.
F.A.XI 4 Universities' Athletic Union 0.
Referee:- Mr W.T.Marsh.
Linesmen: Messrs C.E.Trangrove and A.E.G.Wake.
Attendance 1008, receipts