15th April 1950
Millwall v ECFC
And in the Southern League on the same day
Exeter City Reserves v Gillingham
Monday 17th September 1950
Devon Professional Championship
Exeter City v Torquay United
Wednesday 19th April 1950
Exeter City Reserves v Chingford
Saturday, April 15th 1950.
(Forrest 2, Morgan)
EXETER CITY 1
Half-time Millwall 0 City 1.
Millwall:- Hinton; Fisher, Evans; Short, Reeves, Forrest; Johnson, Simmonds, Constantine, Morgan, Mansfield.
Referee:- Mr N.C.Taylor, of Westbury.
Exeter City: Singleton; Johnstone, Clark; Fallon, Goddard, Davey; Harrower, Mackay, Smith, Greenwood, McClelland.
Loss of two points at Millwall means that the City are still not sure of escaping the need to apply for re-election at the season's end. It is, however, fairly certain that if they beat Swindon next Saturday, at St James's Park, they will be "in the clear." The only goal of the first half at Millwall went to Exeter and it was such a gem that even the partisan home supporters acclaimed it with enthusiasm. McClelland in one of his flashes of brilliance streaked through the Millwall defence in a 30 yards burst. He beat two opponents, avoided a third rival's challenge and shot. Hinter put his body in the way of the ball. The rebound came out to McClelland, who this time drove the ball high and hard into the top of the net. After the interval the exchanges were one-sided. The equalising goal was obtained by Forrest 10 minutes after play had restarted. Another was quickly added by Morgan following a corner kick by Johnson. The third came from Forrest, who cracked a centre from Constantine, low and hard, into the Exeter net.
The official attendance was 15,924, receipts £1,297. 10s. 9d.
CITY RESERVES 5 GILLINGHAM 1.
Judging by their League position Gillingham must have had an off-day at St James's Park. Their forwards produced some neat moves except that their finishing was poor, and in defence their marking left a lot to be desired.
Even this, however, does not detract from the remarkable performance of Hutchings, who scored four goals for the City, including a second half "hat-trick." Rew completed Exeter's total of five.
Team:- Hoyle; Warren, Rowe; Doyle, Carter, Powell; Rickard, Walker, Rew, Hutchings, Murphy.
Monday, April 17th 1950.
IT'S AN EXETER V ARGYLE FINAL.
THE DEVON PROFESSIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP.
Superior craft on a yielding pitch enabled Exeter City to wear down Torquay United's rugged opposition in the first round of the Devon Professional Championship at St James's Park. The City, winners by three goals to nothing, will entertain Plymouth Argyle in the final.
EXETER CITY 3
(McClelland, Hutchings, Smith)
TORQUAY UNITED 0
Half-time City 1 Torquay 0.
Attendance 3,548, receipts £345.18s.3d.
City: Singleton; Johnstone, Clark; Fallon, Doyle, Davey; Harrower, Mackay, Smith, Hutchings, McClelland.
Torquay:- Davis; Topping, K. Lewis; Towers, Head, Lester; Tiddy, D.Lewis, Reid, Conley, Northcott.
Flashes of sparkling football lifted this game far above the usual average associated with the county championship series. Both teams were all out, but the winners were nearly always a move ahead in the constructive arts.
Wednesday, April 19th 1950.
EXETER CITY RESERVES 2
Half-time City 0 Chingford 2.
Attendance 1,751. Receipts £32. 8s. 6d.
Exeter City: Hoyle; Warren, Rowe; Squires, Carter, Cutting; Mitchell, Rickard, Walker, Bolt, Murphy.
Chingford:- Sabin; Marks, O'Kamback; Williams, Cook, Sheldon; Downer, Kelly, Shields, Jefferies, Connough.