Match 14
10th October 1987
Scarborough (a)

Mell, Bennyworth, Moss. 


Half-time 1-1

Played at Seamer Road, Scarborough. Saturday October 10th 1987. Attendance 2,472.

Scarborough:- Blackwell; McJannet, Thompson; Bennyworth, Richards, Graham; Adams, Moss, McHale, Cook, Mell.

Exeter City:- Shaw; Nisbet, Viney; Massey, Taylor, Watson; Cooper, Edwards, Phillips, Williams, Harrower.

The Exeter City manager, Colin Appleton, had a disappointing nostalgic trip to his home town, and to the club he first played for as a young footballer in 1950 before he rose to fame with Leicester City. He also was instrumental in the formation of the present Scarborough club, when they became

a professional organisation in 1970. For Appleton, who was the manager of Scarborough when they went to Wembley in for four F.A.Trophy Finals to make them the non-League football giants, found his old club too hot to handle as they again underlined their reputation as the Fourth Division's pace-setters.

Torrential rain slowed the pace but not the determination of the men from the Yorkshire seaside resort, who after having the best of the game in the first half took complete control after the interval.

Mell opened the scoring in the tenth minute from Thompson's pass, and the City replied six minutes later when Phillips cracked home a great 25 yards shot. Exeter came more into the game towards the interval, but poor finishing robbed them of any success.

Immediately after the restart Scarborough went straight into the attack, forcing Exeter to pack their goal, and it came as no surprise when Bennyworth and Moss scored within two minutes of each other.



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