Match 40
12th March 1996
Cardiff C (h)

Tuesday 12th March

Endsleigh Insurance League

Third Division.

Exeter City 2 Cardiff City 0.

City made it three wins out of three as they scored a goal in each half to overcome the challenge of Cardiff City. They made a bright and breezy start with the pace of Braithwaite once again causing the visitors problems.

Richard Pears toe poked home a Mark Chamberlain cross on the near post to give City a 22nd minute lead. Carciff fought hard for an equaliser towards the end of the half and came very close to doing so, but for two great saves by Peter Fox and another effort cleared off the line by Noel Blake.

The goal that sealed the points came in the 55th minute from the penalty spot lan Rodgerson handled on the line and Mark Cooper stepped up to rifle home the spot kick.

City team: Peter Fox, Mark Chamberlain (Neil Parsley). Darren Hughes, Richard Pears (Nicky Medlin) Noel Blake, Jon Richardson, Mark Gavin, Mark Cooper, Leen Baithwaite, Danny Bailey, Mark Came

Sub not used: John Sharpe

Cardiff team: Williams, Brazil (Wigg). Searle, Osman, Jarman Young, Scully (Flack), Rodgerson, Philiskirk, Dale, Baddeley

Sub not used: Fleming.

Scorers: Exeter: Pears, Cooper

Attendance: 2,609



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