Match 24
December 26th 1910.
Southern League.

Monday, December 26th 1910. Southern League.
Boxing Day Football at Exeter

A crowd of six thousand people attended St. James's Park for the Boxing Day encounter between the City and Bristol Rovers. Enos Whittaker made his first senior appearance in the Exeter team at outside-right, Parnell moving inside, and James omitted.

CITY:- Walt Whittaker; Evans, Jones; Bassett, Pratt, Enos Whittaker, Parnell, Hughes, Bell, and Garside.
ROVERS:- Silvester; Harvie, Westwood; Williams, Shaw, Phillips; Peplow, Corbett, Hurley, Hastie, and Rankin. Prideaux;

A very quiet first half was devoid of any noticeable incident, but many mistakes were made on the slippery surface, the ground being covered by a thin frost. After the interval Garside brought the ball through on the left wing and passed to Hughes, who put Exeter one up with an easy goal. Jones soon afterwards improved Exeter's position by a penalty goal from a decision against Westwood for fouling. Exeter were the more aggressive side, and Silvester was bustled into the net by one of the home forwards. The referee, Mr Schumaker, ordered Silvester off the field, under the impression that he had deliberately kicked the City player, but after being appealed to by several of Exeter's men, he consented to Silvester remaining. Many spectators who saw the incident in the goal net witnessed nothing the Bristol goalkeeper's discredit, and the game generally was quite clean and fair, Mr Schumaker being a meticulous referee. The Bristol Rovers forwards improved near the finish, and from a clever dribble by Hastie and Hurley Peplow scored for them, but too late to save the game. Result:
Exeter City 2 Bristol Rovers 1.


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