Match 28
22nd December 1973
Colchester United (Home)

Exeter City entertained Colchester United at St James Park on the 22nd December 1973 seeking to end a depressing run of five consecutive defeats in the Fourth Division. The Gracians included two players making their home debuts, Peter Hatch and Keith Bowker, who had been signed from Oxford United and Birmingham City respectively. The duo had made their first appearance for the City a week earlier in a 3-1 defeat at Workington.

Exeter faced a difficult task in so much that Colchester United were top of the Fourth Division Included in the visi- tors team was former Grecian Ray Harford, and defender Lindsay Smith, who was later to play for Plymouth Argyle In goal for Colchester was current Norwich City manager Mike Walker An attendance of 3.638 was pre- sent to witness the City tum the form book upside down by winning 1-0, the goal coming from Fred

EXETER CITY: Bob Wilson, Brian Joy, Peter Hatch, Tony Morrin, Jimmy Giles, Keith. Clapham, John Wingate, Fred Binney, Dick Plumb Keith Bowker, Graham Parker

Smith A., Bunkell, Harford, Packer, Dyson, Thomas Mllls, Foley Svarc



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