Wednesday 3rd May 1950
Devon Professional Championship
Exeter City v Plymouth Argyle
6th May 1950
ECFC v Notts County
Tonbridge v Exeter City Reserves
CITY v NOTTS COUNTY AT ST JAMES'S PARK.
Saturday, May 6th 1950.
Exeter City (Hutchings, Smith) 2
Notts (Broome, Crookes) 2.
Referee:- Mr S.V.Davis.
Linesmen:- Messrs F.J.Toms and W.H.Davey.
City: Singleton; Johnstone, Clark; Fallon, Doyle, Davey; Harrower, Mackay, A.Smith, Hutchings, McClelland.
Notts: R.Smith; Deans, Rigby; Robinson, Baxter, Adamson; Freeman, Chapman, Broome, W.Evans, Crookes.
Tonbridge 4 Exeter City Reserves 1.
THE DEVON PROFESSIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL.
PLYMOUTH ARGYLE END TORQUAY'S MONOPOLY.
On the previous Wednesday
Wednesday, May 3rd 1950.
The Devon Professional Championship has been a Torquay monopoly since the war, and it was not until this season, when Exeter City defeated their South Devon rivals in the first round, that the winning sequence of the United was halted. Now, in the final, Plymouth Argyle have won the competition, and the Torquay monopoly is ended, at least for another year.
EXETER CITY 1
PLYMOUTH ARGYLE 2
Half-time, no score.
Attendance 8,963, receipts £808.8s 6d.
Exeter City: Singleton; Johnstone, Clark; Fallon, Goddard, Davey;Harrower, Mackay, Smith, Hutchings, McClelland.
Plymouth Argyle:- Major; Ratcliffe, Jones; Dougall, Chisholm, Porteous; Astall, Squires, Bryant, Willis, Govan.
Positional play, constructive skill, and quickness in parting with the ball were phases of the game in which the Argyle were throughout the game undoubted masters of Exeter City. The wing half positions were where the Argyle had the most pronounced advantage. Dougall and Porteous had the master-keys which opened the door to a narrow, but well deserved triumph. Twelve minutes after the interval the score was goal-less. Jim Clark cleared the ball along the touch-line. McClelland, giving an example of his deft control and pace, beat first Dougall and then Ratcliffe before centreing to Smith. A perfectly-timed header by Smith saw the ball rocketing into the roof of the net. The equalising goal, by Dougall, was scored two minutes afterwards, and the winner, due to bad marking in midfield, was kicked into the net from a couple of yards out by Govan, from Astall's centre.
The championship trophy was presented to Chisholm, the Argyle captain, by the Rev. J. T. Brown, chairman of the Devon County F. A.