27 September 2003.
Exeter City 0 Scarborough 0.
Saturday 27 September 2003.
Referee: G Chapman
BBC match report –
Exeter dominated but could not find a way past Scarborough's stubborn defence as it ended goalless at St James Park.
Goalkeeper Leigh Walker rescued Scarborough in the 11th minute, clawing away a powerful drive from Leslie Afful.
For the home side Sean Devine volleyed the ball over the crossbar just before the break.
Brazilian defender Santos Gaia should have done better with a close-range header from Kwame Ampadu's free-kick after 54 minutes as City started the second half brightly.
Grecians goalkeeper James Bittner, who had been a virtual spectator for most of the game, preserved a point for his side with a stunning save in the 79th minute.
The ball fell to forward Mark Quayle in the area but his drilled shot was superbly blocked by Bittner.
Exeter: Bittner, Jeannin, Gaia, Todd, Hiley, Coppinger, Ampadu, Lee, Afful, Flack, Devine. Subs: Rice, Moor, Sheldon, McConnell, Canham.
Scarborough: Walker, Hotte, Baker, Redmile, Lyth, Raw, Kerr, Henry, Kelly, Quayle, Blackman. Subs: Gareth Downey, Price, Gill, Sherlock, Senior.
Referee: G Chapman (Stroud)