Match 48
17th April 1979
Plymouth Argyle (home)

City v Argyle

April 17: Exeter City gained sweet revenge for their earlier defeat by the Argyle at Home Park with a 1-0 win in the latest Devon Derby at St James's Park before a crowd of just over eight thousand. The all-important goal was shot home through a forest of legs in the goal area by Rogers, and although this was the signal for a rally on the part of the Plymothians, their effort came too late, and the points were by then safely in Exeter's keeping. Binney and Trusson, in the first half, missed good chances of scoring, and Johnson made their best attempt with a powerful drive which cleared the crossbar with only inches to spare.

Rogers, Exeter's latest signing, gave the Argyle defence most cause for concern with his quick acceleration and his ingelligent use of the ball. He also of the City team went closest to scoring, when his shot scraped the outside of the post on one occasion, and when his sudden shot took Hodge by surprise but unluckily rebounded off the goalkeeper's shoulder.

The Programme 

City: Main; Templeman, Giles, L. Roberts, Hore; Delve, Randell, Hatch; Neville, Sims, Rogers.

Argyle:- Hodge; Uzzell, James, Bason, Hodges; Upton, Perrin, Harrison; Johnson, Binney, Trusson.

Referee: Mr Homewood.

Leading clubs:-

  1. Watford 53 points,
  2. Swansea 52,
  3. Gillingham 50,
  4. Shrewsbury 49,
  5. Swindon 48
  6. Carlisle 48,
  7. Exeter City 44.



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