Match 43
9th April 1971
Crewe Alexandra (a)

FRIDAY 9th APRIL 1971.


Adams; Lowry, P.Leigh; Gater, Higgins, Summerhill; Bradshaw, Wallace, Morrisey, Bowles, Woodall,

Wilson; Crawford, Blain; Parker, Giles (Jim), Balson; Rowan,Banks,Gadston Binney, (Corr), Wingate,

Crewe Woodall 3, Morrisey.
Exeter City Wingate,

Attendance 3,748

It was a goal riot which rocked Exeter back on their heels and left them without a ghost of a chance of saving the game after they had led at half time, It took Exeter until the 20th minute to get a shot on target, so ineffectual the forwards had been, In the 31st minute from a a rare corner City took the leadJohn Wingate thumped the ball home from 15 yards, Crewe had more clear cut chances and once they tidied up their marksmanship they had City reeling. Woodall, on loan from Chester, led the assault with a superbly taken hat trick, with goals in the 55th, 67th, and 68th minutes, Morrisey had put Crewe into a 53rd minute lead, City had a dose of their own medicine for they had given Crewe a six goal mauling earlier this season at St James' Park

Match Summary 

Four goals in 13 inspired minutes in the second half gave Alexandra a handy start to their Easter goals hunt and torpedoed Exeter to defeat at Gresty-road on Good Friday. Brian Woodall, who could do little right up to that point, spearheaded the spree with a superbly taken hat-trick and notched up his first goals since being loaned out to the Railmen by Chester. Exeter had led from the 31st minute through Wingate and owed a debt to goalkeeper Wilson, who made reflex saves from Bradshaw and Bowles in the first half. But then Woodall struck for the first of his three. Morrissey scored Crewe's other goal from the penalty spot.



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