Match 17
3rd November 1976
Brentford (Home)



Fourth Division

Exeter City 3 Brentford 2

Exeter City team: Key, Hore, Hooker, Morrin, Darke, Hatch, Weeks, Kellow, Robertson, Holman, Jennings.

Brentford team: Priddy, Fraser, Allen, Riddick, Goldthorpe, Carlton, Graham, Glover, Cross, McCulloch, Johnson (French).

Scorers: Exeter: Kellow (2), Robertson. Brentford: McCulloch, Graham.

Attendance: 2,779

Tony Kellow hit the goal trail again having gone six matches without finding the back of the net. He took his tally for the season to nine, as his two goals helped Exeter City to victory and lift them to ninth spot in the Fourth Division table.

City had to keep battling and working hard throughout the match against a Brentford side who never gave up, and as a result, it was an absorbing game to watch. City took the lead in the 25th minute. Nicky Jennings struck a deep corner and Lammie Robertson out jumped goalkeeper Paul Priddy to score with a header. Brentford's 51st minute equaliser followed an off the line clearance by Alan Hooker, who kept out Bob Goldthorpe's header, but the ball was knocked back and Andy McCulloch made no mistake with a far post header.

Graham Weeks, who had yet another impressive match, set up City's 57th minute goal. He fed Hooker, who chipped the ball to Jennings, and in went the cross for Kellow to score with a remarkably powerful header. Brentford paid the penalty for a hesitative defence in the 80th minute. A long ball from the right caught out the visitor's defence who were in a dither, and Kellow nipped in for his second goal of the game.

Brentford though didn't give up and were rewarded for their efforts in the 89th minute when Jackie Graham showed superb ball control before tucking away his shot.


Former Exeter City midfielder, Graham Parker, has been appointed player-coach at Western League, Exmouth Town. Parker was originally signed by the Grecians from Lincoln City, and subsequently had a short spell at Torquay United.



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