Match 35
February 25th 1911.
Southern League
New Brompton (h)

Plymouth & District League
Torpoint (a)

Saturday, February 25th 1911.

was badly kicked on the shin at Coventry last week, and his place was taken by Cooke, while Frank James continued at inside right as Watson was still unfit. The New Brompton party arrived at Exeter two hours before the match was due to start, and announced that Arthurs would play left-half in place of Higgins.
A strong wind was blowing, and this was calculated to have a damaging effect upon play. The afternoon was otherwise fine, and the recent rains had appreciably softened the pitch. There were 4,000 present, with the flower-pot stand rapidly filling up, when Whittaker led his men out seven minutes before time. 

Teams :
Evans Coates
Bassett Pratt Prideaux
Parnell James Smith Bell Cooke

Referee: Mr F.W.Barton, of London.
Linesmen :- Messrs E.E.Sheldon and F.Wright.

Massey Satterthwaite Court Taylor Reynolds Arthurs Strang Mahon
Nobbs Mosley

The visitors won the toss and Smith kicked off. The ball went into touch on the halfway line, and subsequently a swinging pass by James went to Nobbs, when it was intended for Cooke. The visitors were the first to attack in earnest, and Evans nipped in and robbed Taylor, who had cleverly worked his way past Prideaux and Coates. The first corner fell to Exeter following a free kick for "hands", but Cooke failed to allow for the wind and put the ball behind. Evans was again prominent with good defensive work for Exeter, and Strang fired in the best drive of the match so far, Whittaker saving near his left-hand upright. Satterthwaite put in a rising shot which was carried over the bar by the wind and when Whittaker placed the ball for a goal kick the wind was so strong that it blew the leather off the mark, while Cooke found it returning in the opposite way to which he had kicked. Prideaux checked a rush, then Whittaker beat down a fast shot by Court, only for Arthurs to dash up and shoot low into the net before the goalkeeper could recover himself. Exeter attacked briefly, but the Bromptonites looked like increasing their lead when Court dashed off on his own. Coates, however, came across and worried him, and he put the ball over the bar. Parnell got his first chance and swept across a centre which was I saved by Holmes near the top corner, and the ball was eventually headed behind by Cooke. Bell was laid out bu resumed after attention by the trainer. For a time the City kept play at the New Brompton end, although the wind was a serious handicap, and the ball went over the bar from a free kick by Bassett. Then Evans took a long punt up the field, and Holmes came out to save but was floored by Smith, and James ran up and equalised amid a roar of approval, for a goal against the wind was invaluable. Fifteen minutes before the interval Exeter took the lead with a remarkable goal. Bell was beaten by Mahon, but ran forward and caught Mosley dallying with the ball. "Daisy" dispossessed him, and swung across an intended centre. The wind curled the leather in towards the goal, however, and to the spectators' delight it struck the inside of the post and glanced into the net.
Half-time score:
Exeter City 2 New Brompton 1.

The second half was not productive of much interesting play, the ball being too frequently in touch. After 20 minutes New Brompton equalised from the penalty spot, Court converting with a fast ground shot after Prideaux had brought Satterthwaite down in the area.
Exeter City 2 -2 New Brompton

Last season:
Exeter City 3 New Brompton 2.
In 1908-09:
New Brompton 3 Exeter City 1.


Playing down the slope with a heavy wind behind them Torpoint had nearly all the game. Offside against Rouse spoilt one attack, then Cutler headed over following a corner conceded by Heppell. Shortly before half-time Toms placed a centre into the goalmouth and Pounds opened the scoring. This was followed by a second goal when a shot by Toms went into the net off the post. Half-time:
Torpoint 2 goals, City Reserves 0.
Final score:
Torpoint 3 goals, City Reserves 0.


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