Match 29
22nd January 1971
Stockport County (a)



Brown; Haydock, Chapman; McMillan, Coddington, Smith; Ryden, Griffiths, Collier, Foley, Brookes,

Wilson; Crawford, Blain; Parker, Sharples, Balson; Rowan, Banks, Gadston, Binney, Wingate,

Exeter Banks, Parker, Wingate,

Attendance 1,992,

Another away win, and again it was another team effort, full of running and the willingness to work for each other, City ripped Stockport County apart in the first half hour during which time they scored twice, Fred Binney had a header cleared off the line, and another goal was disallowed. Exeter went through a sloppy period just before half time and in the second half as expected County applied more pressure, Exeter went ahead in the 10th minute, Joe Gadston's fine shot was brilliantly pushed away by Brown, but Alan Banks was on the spot to slot the ball into the net, to equal the club's all time scoring record of 89 goals. A minute later City scored again, an excellent one two move between Barry Rowan and Graham Parker, which ended with the latter hitting a tremendous volley past Brown, City's third goal came in the 70th minute from a corner, Campbell Crawford switched the ball out to Rowan, he crossed, and Binney ran it into the net from close range, Three minutes later Bob Wilson made the save of the night from Collier, then McMillan should have pulled a goal back, The City players were jubilant at the end of the match, a definite improvement which as brought two good results.

Match Summary 

-From the Daily Mirror 23/01/1971

Ten-minute knock-out

Stockport manager Matt Woods dropped three experienced professionals because his side had scored only two goalsin the last five games. He brought three teen- agers into the front line. but the experiment was killed stone dead in the first ten minutes when Exeter went two up through Alan Banks and Graham Parker. The new boys could not be blamed for this second successive home defeat. The mistakes came in defence as gaps opened up and players were slow to cover. Teenagers Jimmy Collier and John Griffiths and the experienced Hugh Ryden all got in shots, but Stockport never really threatened to cut back the lead which Exeter increased in the 70th minute. Once again the County defence was wide open to a cross by Barry Rowan which Fred Binney quickly turned into the net. Exeter full-back Jimmy Blain was booked for wasting time when he was taking a throw-in.


John Corr, Exeter City's 24 year old winger, is for sale, He has been put on the transfer list at his own request and will be open to offers. Corr feels that he would like a chance of regular football. He signed for Exeter in June 1967 from ArsenalHe had not had Football League experience until he joined the St James' Park staff



At last the Exeter City board of directors have taken a step in the right direction by appointing a Press Relations Officer in Walter Rice. A decision that was taken at a special meeting of the board of directors last Monday evening. 2 letters have been received this week at the Express and Echo from supporters which make interesting points. The first, from Mr Baker, of Dudley, Worcestershire,, who says there is a lack of information given out to the public about the affairs of Exeter City. If the directors are up to absolutely nothing, then it is about time Mr Dart and company retired, Another Mr Baker of Pinhoe says; "Will Mr Dart make it clear to all supporters just what is happening at the Park? This being through the only real channel that is availabe, the local Press. This is a most important part of any Football League club. It is very clear to all supporters that something must be done quickly to improve the team or else we will be in a dangerous spot in the Fourth Division, Please Mr Dart answer these questions. Havr you any hope of new directors ? What are you doing as a board with regard to new players ? Give the fans the facts and the goods and your gates will rise.



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