2nd December 1978
Southend United (h)
Exeter City v Southend
December 2nd 1978
Ian Pearson, Exeter City's new signing from Millwall, was given a golden opportunity of scoring his first goal for the club, when Giles was pushed in the back by a Southend player and Exeter were awarded a penalty, but Pearson sliced his kick and the ball travelled the wrong side of the post. But Pearson was not the only guilty party, for Delve also shot wide after Roberts had put him in a good position to score, and Bowker missed a couple of goals. The City on a frost covered ground looked a poor side. Mitchell's long passes mostly went to Southend players, Pearson contributed little to the game, and Bowker seemed to have lost his shooting boots. The City's best player was O'Keefe, whose sound and safe goalkeeping was the main reason for the loss of only one point instead of two.
Exeter City:- O'Keefe; Templeman, Giles, Roberts, Mitchell; Delve, Forbes, Hatch; Neville, Bowker, Pearson.
Southend:- Cawston; Stead, Cusack, Moody, Yates; Pountney, Laverick, Morris; Polycarpou, Parker, Dudley.
Referee:- Mr M.V.Sinclair of Guildford. Linesmen:- Messrs E.A.Crickmore and K.V.Lambert.
Exeter City Reserves v Bideford
December 6th 1978
Exeter City Reserves at St James's Park were guilty of bad goalkeeping and bad marking. Jago, Wingate, Glover, and Druce in that order got four goals for Bideford, who won just as easily as the final score of 4-0 indicates.
- Harry Holman, who walked out on Exeter City last week, has been signed by Peterborough United, who already have Lammie Robertson, formerly captain of Exeter City on their books following his failure to win a first-team place with Leicester City.