Match 46
14th March 1992
Leyton Orient (home)


A good second half performance saw City score two goals in the last half hour through Andy Morris and Gary Marshall to maintain the hopes of a play-off position.

After just four minutes eventual goalscorers Marshall and home debutante Morris combined well on the left flank and forced a corner. In reply Danny Carter produced a useful shot that Kevin Miller turned around the post for an Orient corner.

Both sides were hampered by well drilled offside tactics that did little for the flow of the game. Morris was showing up well in the aerial battles and, despite his 6'5" frame, showed some good touches with his feet. After half an hour Vince Hilaire, who had an excellent match in the number 4 shirt, took possession in the area and fired narrowly over the bar. A minute later Tom Kelly produced a left wing cross that was held well by Chris Turner. In the 38th minute Paul Wimbleton had a 25 yard effort palmed away for a corner.

The hour mark signalled City's best period. A long throw out by Miller set Marshall free, he carried the ball to the area and slipped the ball to Hilaire who's shot forced another City corner, their first of the second half. From the corner John Hodge shot just past the post. After 68 minutes The Grecians were ahead. A low cross from Hilaire was superbly volleyed home by Morris. Five minutes later Hilaire left defenders trailing in his wake and finished with a shot that Turner did well to turn over the crossbar. Exeter deservedly scored a second goal on 85 minutes. A magical crossfield pass by Hilaire saw Andy Cook fully compensate for not reading the pass by superbly tackling Terry Howard and crossing for Marshall to cleverly net his third goal of the season. Hodge almost made it three with a chipped shot from outside the area close to the final whistle.

Exeter City:
Miller. Brown. Cook. Hilaire. Daniels. Whiston. Marshall. Wimbleton. Morris. Kelly. Hodge Subs: Cooper, Masefield

Leyton Orient:
Turner, Howard, Wilder (Taylor 66), Day, Burnett, Whitbread, Carter, Castle, Nugent, Berry (Otto 59)

Referee Paul Danson (Blaby, Leicester)

Attendance: 3,070

Bookings: Burnett, Day (Leyton Orient)



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