3rd April 1979
Swindon Town (Away)
And in the Western League
April 3rd 1979
Swindon Town 1 Exeter City 1 at Swindon.
Swindon, who are one of the best sides in the Third Division, looked to be well on the way to victory when Rowland got a goal for them just after the change of ends, but the City refused to give in, and fought back with spirit and determination to snatch an equaliser through Sims eleven minutes from the end.
Swindon:- Allan; Trollope, McHale, Aizlewood, Ford; Miller, Stroud, Mayes; Carter, Rowland, Kamara.
Exeter City: Main; Templeman, Giles, L. Roberts, Hore;
Delve, Randell, Hatch; Neville, Sims, Rogers.
The chances that were engineered by Swindon were for the most part capably dealt with by Giles and company in Exeter's back four, but whenever any of them did slip up there was still the goalkeeping of Ian Main, until recently an Exeter University student, to contend with. In each of his two League games he has more than proved that he is a first-class man to have in reserve. Rogers, in his Football League debut, may have found the pace a little too hot, nevertheless he fitted in very well with the general scheme of things, and it was from his flicked on pass that Sims scored Exeter's goal.
Exeter City Reserves v Bridport
Two goals by Bell enabled the City Reserves to draw with Bridport at St James's Park, but just before the end he missed the easiest chance of the match. Although he let in two goals John Baugh, making his first appearance with Exeter since promotion year, had little to do.