Saturday, 24th January 1914
SATURDAY 24th JANUARY 1914.
Jacques; Barnacle, Jackson; Parkes, Feebury, Boston; Gretton, Tosswill, Davison, Welch, Holmes.
EXETER CITY 2,
Pym; Harding, Strettle; Rigby, Pratt, Smith; Holt, Lovett, Brooksbank, McCann, Goodwin,
Exeter City Goodwin, Holt,
Referee G.J, Ross of Aldershot,
The Grecians were masters of the situation at Swann Lane in the Southern League match there this afternoon, beating Coventry City comfortaby by 2-1,
Great interest was taken in the match at Coventry, owing to the visitors being Aston Vila's opponents in the English cup competition, and the crowd numbered about 10,000 at the start,
Exeter appeared to be indulging in too much fancy footwork at Coventry, but this policy paid when adopted by Goodwin, who went full speed ahead along the left wing, and steering the ball past Barnacle ran, on and scored. Exeter toyed with their opponents in the 2nd half, but no further scoring took place until near the close, when Holt ran nearly half the length of the field beating all the defence and shot low and fast into the corner of the net, well out of Jacque's reach,
Coventry rallied, and Tosswill scored for them with the last kick of the game. It was a fine performance on Exeter's part, but at the same time it was noticed, with some trepidation, that the result that came through from Goodison Park read, Aston Villa 4, Everton 1,
This afternoon's games have left Exeter 8th in the Southern League table, and Aston Villa 8th in the English League table. The Reserves fixture versus Torpoint was postponed,