April 15th 1911.
BRIGHTON v EXETER CITY.
Plymouth and District League
City Reserves v Looe
Saturday, April 15th 1911.
BRIGHTON v EXETER CITY.
The Grecians commenced a strenuous Southern League programme at the Goldstone ground, Brighton, today, and were favoured with beautiful weather. There were 6,000 spectators. Brighton fielded their regular team, but Exeter played Duffy vice Bassett, and T.R.Kent at inside left, Bell being no longer available.
Brighton:- Whiting; Blackman, Leeming; Booth, Mc Ghie, and Haworth; Hastings, Longstaff, Smith, Jones, and Webb.
Exeter City: Whittaker; Evans, Coates; Duffy, Pratt, and Prideaux; Parnell, Watson, James, Kent, and Garside.
Referee:- Mr C.W.Gillett, of London.
Whether or not Exeter City derived any benefit as compared to the Brightonians by not having to play a League match yesterday, one fact remains. The men from the Devon capital absolutely overplayed Brighton
from start to finish. They were superior in every department, especially at half-back, who made the endeavours of the home forwards appear very ordinary. It was a good game to watch, for the keen and skilful play of the Exeter side amply made up for the sometimes apparent staleness of the home team. Whittaker had a few shots to stop, but taking the game on the whole he had a leisurely time. Pratt was the pick of a sterling set of half-backs, and the forwards gave the smartest display by a visiting team this season at Brighton's headquarters, where only Swindon Town had succeeded previously. Defeat was a serious blow to Brighton, who had hopes of being in the running for the Championship. Exeter, who won by two goals to nothing, scored their first in the fifth minute, Parnell beating Whiting with a great shot on the run, receiving the ball from James, who had received from Watson.
Eight minutes before the interval Pratt executed a masterly piece of dribbling and passed forward to Watson, who in turn fed Parnell. Whiting, with bad judgment, rushed out, but could not prevent Parnell from lifting over a centre for Kent to meet, and head the ball into the empty net.
EXETER CITY 2-0 BRIGHTON AND HOVE ALBION
Last season: Brighton 2 Exeter City 1. In 1908-09: Exeter City 2 Brighton 1.
CITY RESERVES v LOOE.
In beautiful summerlike weather, at St. James's Park, Exeter City's Easter holiday programme was opened with a Plymouth & District League match between the City Reserves and Looe.
Reserves:- Wells; Heppell and White; Bassett, Oliver, and Letheren; Whittaker, Bailey, Smith, Martin, and Cooke.
Looe:- Rowley; Pengelley and Prideaux; Cox, A.E.Toms, and S.Hoskin; Pape, G.Soady, J.Hoskin, S. Toms, and J.Soady.
Referee:- Mr M.O.F.Passmore.
The Cornishmen were no match for the City Reserves, who scored five times before the interval and four more afterwards. Cooke scored Exeter's first two goals and Whittaker the third. Enos then converted a penalty and in the final minute before the interval Smith rattled in the fifth with a typical drive.
The second half was merely a game of dribbling and shooting for the City Reserves. Smith scored twice, and had another goal disallowed for an infringement, then the two amateur forwards each got a goal, making the final result:-
City Reserves 9 goals, Looe nil.