Match 41
4th April 1953
Watford (a)

Southern League.
Yeovil Town (a)

Watford 3-1 ECFC
Scorers: Knight
Attendance: 12500

League 3rd Division South.
Saturday, April 4th 1953.
Vicarage-road, Watford.
Attendance 12,500.

WATFORD 3 (Meadows 2, Reid)
EXETER CITY 1 (Knight) 

Half-time Watford 3 Exeter City 0.

Many of Watfords first half moves against Exeter City were proof that here was a team that was well drilled. The home side had secured a 3 goal lead by the interval. The consolation which Knight obtained for City midway through the 2nd half made little difference. Trouble soon be set Exeter, who were on the slide to defeat in the 4th minute when Meadows slammed the ball past the powerless Kelly. 20 minutes later Reid a bustling Centre forward shot a second and on the stroke of half time Meadows struck again Not only were City three goals down when the teams changed ends but their ranks were disorganised by a leg injury to Davey who hobbled along for a spell but finally had to leave the field. City had slightly more of the play in the 2nd half but the forward line continued to suffer from their long standing fault. Even allowing for the teams handicap there was once again a lack of snap. Dailey was industrious, Digby always alert to move into space but again the Exeter Inside forwards neglected to keep up with the play.

Gallogly, Jones;
Kelly, Phipps, Paterson;
Paton, Meadows, Reid, Bowie, Collins.

Walton, Doyle;
Fallon, Goddard, Davey;
Mitchell, Knight, Dailey, Murphy, Digby.

Referee:- Mr A.W.Smith of Aldershot.

Southern League.

Yeovil Town 3. Exeter City Reserves 4.

Team:-Singleton; Anderson, Clark; Armes, Wood, Marsh; Bolt, Rose, McClelland, Booth, Howells.

Scorers Exeter City
Bolt. McClelland 2. ?


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