4th November 1978
Tranmere Rovers ( Home)
City v Tranmere
November 4th 1978
Exeter City 3 Tranmere Rovers 0 at St James's Park.
The City won this game by a convincing margin, which was deserved, and Tranmere who stood up well to Exeter's pressure before the interval, faded out altogether in the latter stages. Tony Mitchell came into the team at left back in place of Hore and Delve captained the team. Bowker and Hatch scored within a minute of each other in the second half after Bowker had given Exeter the lead before the interval. At Mill Road Exeter City Reserves met defeat by Barnstaple Town to the tune of 5-1. Doyle for Barum and Ireland with a penalty for Exeter scored in the first half, following which Barnstaple, playing fast and clever football got four more goals through the agency of Roy Clark, who scored three, and Dave Rudge, who scored the last one.