Match 23
28th November 1970
Workington (a)



Burridge; Wilson, Ogilvie; Geidaintis, Spencer, Wood; Tyrer, Spratt, Massie, Goodfellow, Martin

Wilson; Crawford, Blain; Morris, Sharples,Wingate; Rowan, Banks, Gadston, Binney, Mitten, (Balson).

Workington Massie,

Attendance 2,013,

Exeter City were attempting to become only the second team to win at Workington in 12 months on a pitch made slippery by steady rain before the match. Although Exeter put up a gallant fight they were unable to break down the Workington side, and conceded a goal Just 4 minutes from the end when Massie nodded in from six yards, Exeter had few chances early on, and gere forced back, but despite the early dominance of the home side they produced little to worry City, Exeter deserved praise for the way their hard quick tackling defence broke down attack after attack as Workington pushed forward to try and break the deadlock, In one furious attacking spell before the interval Workington threw everything forward, but City held out well, Exeter were living dangerously in the second half. Bob Wilson was constantly in action with Spratt causing all sorts of problems to the City defence. There was a sense of urgency about Workington's play as the game wore on, It looked more and more that Exeter's hard pressed defence blessed with a touch of luck would hold out for a point. Then came the Massie header.

Match Summary 

Workington, at home to Exeter City, provided most of the pressure in the first half without producing a shot good enough to create much difficulty for Exeter goal- keeper Wilson. He easily saved two drives from winger Martin. Exeter relied on spoiling tactics, with six men back in defence, and their best goal attempt was a drive from fullback Crawford.

Half-time: Workington 0-0 Exeter C
Les Massie scored for Workington six minutes from the end when the Exeter defence was opened up with a centre into the goalmouth from full-back Wilson. Until then Exeter were able to control Workington's biggest threat, which came from wingers Martin and Tyred.

Result: Workington 1-0 Exeter

Exeter City Supporters Club committee man Bill Dimond, has this week the support of the City players, with the work of converting the premises in Blackboy Road to offices for Commercial Manager John Hillier and a souvenir shop. The shop will be called the Near Post and is due to be opened next Month, Players who have helped out with the conversion included John Corr, Steve Morris, Barry Rowan, Brian Sharples, and John Newman, The shop will be stocked with general books on football various football games, programmes, pennants, souvenirs, and a new club tie, Hillier had hoped to bring Jimmy Hill down to open the shop.



Allowed tags: <p>, <a>, <em>, <strong>, <ul>, <ol>, <li>