Match 47
20 April 1984
Brentford (a)

20 April 1984

Brentford 3
Joseph, Booker, Finney
Exeter 0.

Attendance 5,620

BRENTFORD also eased their relegation fears with a 3-0 at Griffin Park win over Exeter. Francis Joseph, Bob Booker and Tom Finney were the scorers.

BRENTFORD boss Frank McLintock is confident his side can avoid relegation if they win their remaining home games.

With victories over Bolton and Exeter at the Easter weekend Brentford have opened up a four point gap from the bottom four clubs. Port Vale and Exeter look doomed to Fourth Division football next season and any two of six clubs, including Brentford could join them.

And from an City Exeter programme 
Friday, 20th April, 1984

The City crashed to defeat against fellow 3rd Division strugglers Brentford at Griffin Park, which made relegation a virtual certainty, being 7 points adrift at the bottom of the table. Brentford controlled the match and it was no surprise when they took the lead after 15 minutes when Francis Joseph squeezed in a shot from the edge of the penalty area through a crowd of players.

A second Brentford goal came in the 66th minute, a header from Bob Booker. Tom Finney added to City's misery 7 minutes later with the best goal of the match, a terrific drive from 25 yards. Exeter had only two shots of note through the entire game. Steve Neville shot wide after racing into the penalty area and Mark O'Connor's long range effort was well saved by Goalkeeper Paddy Roache.

City Team:- Len Bond; Graeme Kirkup, Keith Viney; Mark O'Connor, Simon Webster, Hugh Atkinson; Steve Neville, (Steve Harrower), John Sims, Nick Marker, Gerry Francis, Roy McDonough



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