11th April 1979
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Exeter City V Swindon
April 11th 1979
Exeter's promotion hopes dipped again at St James's Park, when they were beaten 2-1 by Swindon, whose goals were obtained in a four minutes spell in the first half. Sims scored Exeter's goal in the second half, and this was the signal for more pressure, but Swindon packed their goal and held out till the end.
Exeter City:- Main; Templeman, Giles, L.Roberts, and Hore; Delve, Bowker, and Hatch; Neville, Sims, and Rogers.