Friendly 26th October 1910
Exeter City v Plymouth Argyle
Wednesday, October 26th 1910.
EXETER CITY v PLYMOUTH ARGYLE
In connection with the St. Sidwell's Shopping Week, Exeter City had arranged a friendly match against the Argyle, and this was played today at St. James's Park in good weather before a crowd of nearly three thousand. Exeter City played their reserve wing men, E.Whittaker and Cooke, and Plymouth gave trials to Joyce and Pollitt, their new players.
W.Whittaker; Evans and Jones;
Bassett, Griffiths, and Prideaux; E.Whittaker, James, Smith, Hughes, and Cooke.
Horne; Joyce and Butler; Baker, Wilcox, and Boden; Burch, Green, Walker, Pollitt, and Holden.
Referee: Sgt-major Adams.
The City half backs were prominent in holding back early Plymouth raids, and after 15 minutes good work by the City right wing enabled Cooke to open the scoring from close range. After Walker had fired over the bar Exeter got away again, Enos Whittaker beating Butler for speed and sending across a centre from which Hughes scored, with the Argyle goalkeeper too far out of his goal. Cooke almost added a third point, for his shot struck the inside of the upright, but the ball came out again and was cleared.
City 2 goals, Argyle nil.
Horne punched away from Whittaker's centre, and the Argyle seldom got within the danger zone, and their players appeared not to be treating the game seriously. After Bassett had been taken off with an injury through colliding with Holden, Cooke beat the defence, and put over a good centre from which James scored Exeter's third goal. Smith almost added a fourth, and was injured in the attempt, but in the last few minutes a misunderstanding between Evans and Jones gave Walker a scoring opportunity, which he accepted.
Exeter City 3, Plymouth Argyle 1.