Match 21
18th November 1972
FA Cup Round 1
Walton & Hersham v Exeter City

18th November 1972
FA Cup Round 1
Walton & Hersham 2-1 Exeter City

Match Report 1.
Walton shocked.. too easy

The most surprised giant-killers of the lot- was Isthmian League amateurs Walton and Hersham,  victors over Fourth Division Exeter.

As secretary Adrian Cook admitted last night: "I think the result has really sur prised everyone con- nected with the club. "After all, the last time we played againct a Tengne eluh was way back in 1957 we lost 6-1 at South- ampton in the first round and we be leved Exeter were a useful side. What surprised us most was that it was far less difficult than we imagined "Now we're even beginning to hope we might reach the Third Round. Manager Allen Batsford said: Exeter never threatened us at any time. We could have had four goals with a little more composure. 

And Exeter boss John Newman admitted: "We got what we deserved the better side won Colin Wolfeden and Clive, Foskett got the goals that put Walton into the second round draw for the first time, and they'll be keeping their fingers crossed that they get another home tie. 
Explained secretary Cook "We are playing well at home and we have an exellent playing surface.

Match Report 2

Exeter in tough Cup struggle

EXETER were given few chances in the first half by a lively Walton and Hersham side at Stompond-lane. The 3.500 crowd were soon cheering their cup heroes, Woffinden nodding the ball past Wilson for the first goal. The move began with a throw-in to the near post by Dave Donaldson. This found Somers who headed on to Woffinden. Five minutes before half- time Smith stopped an Exeter clearance and put Foskett through. Exeter appealed for offside but it was not given and Foskett pushed the ball under the advancing 'keepers body.

In a rare Exeter raid Wingate sent a fierce drive over the bar.


Stacey scored in second half for Exeter.



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