Match 43
23rd April 1927
Coventry City (a)

Reserve Friendly
Friernhay (h)

Saturday, April 23rd 1927,
at Coventry.

This game bore obvious traces of the approaching end of the season, and was lacking in variety and speed. Both defences easily coped with the respective attacks, and Exeter were particularly well served by Lowton and Charlton. And the spoiling work of Ditchburn and Pool rendered the side good service. Among the forwards, the outstanding figure was Compton, but Lievesley was a poor leader. Exeter were the superior side after the interval, although Coventry played better then than they had done in the first half.

Coventry City:- Newton; Fergus, Randle; Brown, lure, Gardiner; Crisp, Heathcote, Bird, Breslin, Lavender.

Exeter City:- Bailey; Lowton, Charlton; Ditchburn, Pool, Miller; Purcell, Mc De vitt, Lievesley, Dent, Compton.

Referee: Mr A.J.Attwood, of Newport.


Exeter City Reserves entertained Friernhay at St James's Park this after noon in a friendly encounter, and the teams lined up as follows before one thousand two hundred spectators on a hard playing pitch, and in fine but very breezy weather.
The referee was Mr W.F.Webb.

City Reserves: G.Stanbury; Pollard, P.Noble; Pullan, Good, Garratt; Newman, Thompson, Phoenix, Potter, Parkin.

Friernhay: Hill; Sweet, Snapes; Fenwick, Perry, James; Lawrence, Camble, Burrows, Troke, Cleave.

Phoenix and Potter gave Exeter a lead of two goals at the interval, and at the start of the second half Phoenix quickly added two more. Troke and Camble scored for Friernhay, where upon Phoenix, Potter, and Phoenix again brought the City's total to seven. Troke scored for the Friars in the last minute.


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