22nd April 1950
ECFC v Swindon Town
And in the Southern League
Colchester United v Exeter City Reserves
CITY NOT QUITE SAFE YET.
ONE FURTHER WIN REQUIRED.
Saturday, April 22nd 1950.
EXETER CITY 3
(Smith, Harrower, Mackay)
SWINDON TOWN 0
Half-time City 2 Swindon 0.
City:- Singleton; Johnstone, Clark; Fallon, Goddard, Davey; Harrower, Mackay, Smith, McClelland, Regan.
Referee:- Mr L.G.Webb, of Bath.
Swindon:- Burton; Foxton, Lloyd; Cowie, Hudson, Kaye; Onslow, Wheeler, Simner, Jones, Bain.
None of the seven teams struggling to get away from the bottom of the Southern Section lost to-day. The City defeated Swindon by three clear goals at St James's Park. Aldershot and Ipswich won. Newport and Walsall each picked up a useful away point. The London "derby" between the Orient and the "Lions" of Millwall ended in a draw. Exeter are almost, but not quite safe. Three up and three to play, they are the best placed of the re-election possibles. One point will probably suffice. A win on Wednesday next, when Millwall visit St James's Park, will guarantee the City's safety.
COLCHESTER UNITED 3
CITY RESERVES 0.
With Southern League honours still within their grasp, Colchester United were in devastating form when they defeated Exeter Reserves by 3 goals to 0. The United attack was in brilliant form, and for the most part the whole Exeter side was too busy on defence to do much attacking.
City team:- Hoyle; Warren, Rowe; Doyle, Carter, Squires; Hutchings, Rew, Walker, Murphy.
Colchester scorers:- Keeble (2), Rowe (own goal).