2nd February 1935
Exeter City v Coventry City
Yeovil & Petters v Exeter City Reserves
Saturday, February 2nd 1935.
EXETER CITY 2
COVENTRY CITY 0
On their showing against Crystal Palace a week ago the City could not be fancied to hold Coventry City, strong promotion candidates, yet the home side could be held to possess a good chance, if they took a line from other performances this season.
Risdon Webb Angus
J.Scott Wrightson Poulter Tierney Hurst
Referee:- Mr A. J. Jewell, of London.
Liddle Bourton Bacon Lauderdale Birtley
Frith Mason Baker
Giving their best display for months, Exeter City defeated their powerful visitors from the Midlands by two goals to nil at the Park, and there was no fluke about the result. Exeter played with refreshing dash and enthusiasm, and were nearly always on top of the opposition. Poulter scored both goals, and this was the reward of a strong and skilful display in the centre-forward position. Making his first home appearance of the season Risdon played very effective football. He tackled first-time and repeatedly upset the calculations of the Coventry left flank, and he was a conspicuous figure in a greatly improved half-back line. The Exeter defence was very steady, and was obviously strengthened by the return of Miller and Chesters. In the forward line Scott, who had a hand in both goals, played one of his best games, while Tierney lent craft and subtlety to the attack.
YEOVIL AND PETTERS 5
CITY RESERVES 1.
Exeter Reserves were overwhelmed at Yeovil and beaten as easily as the score suggests. Taylor (3), Keefe (own goal), and Smith scored for Yeovil, and McArthur for the City Reserves.