29th April 1972
SATURDAY 29th APRIL 1972.
CITY SIGN OFF AT HOME IN A GOAL RIOT.
EXETER CITY 7.
Wilson; Crawford, Blain; Parker, Giles (Jim), Balson; Morrin, Banks, Wingate, Binney, (Neale), Gibson,
Thomson; Clarke, Knox; Calvert, Noble, Harrison, (Hughes); Garbett, Irvine, Rowlands, McDonald, Hollis,
Exeter Binney 2, Parker, Morrin, Neale, Banks, Knox (o.g.),
Barrow : Garbutt,
The seven goal salute that Exeter City gave their supporters to mark their final Fourth Division fixture of the season at St James' Park was the biggest win for more than 18 years, and it also marked Alan Banks 100th League goal for the club. Although there were eight goals the first half of the game Gest forgotten as City struge 30 minutes coutesy Kay Barrow took the lead early on through
What a transformation in the second half though, Exeter claimed an exclusive hold on the midfield and ripped Barrow to pieces. It was just one way traffic and a matter of how many goals Exeter would score. They were in full cry and could well have scored ten, Six second half goals came in a space of 31 minutes as delighted youngsters invaded the pitch at the end, City's second half scorers were, Fred Binney 2, Alan Banks, Graham Parker, Tony Morrin, and John Neale, The best of the goals was the third one, when' Dave Gibson played a superb ball down the right to the overlapping Campbell Crawford, who centred perfectly for Bnaks to head home his 100th League goal for the club. There have been times this season when Exeter have failed to crush sides, but they made it happen against Barrow.