Match 36
14th March 1934
The 3rd Division Cup.
Exeter City v Coventry City


Wednesday, March 14th 1934.

Exeter City 1 Coventry City 1.

In view of the improved form shown at Norwich last Saturday, Exeter City were expected to reach the semi final of the Southern Section Cup at the expense of Coventry City today. The match between clubs who have always been close rivals took place at St James's Park in unpleasant weather, a fact which tended to reduce the attendance.

Exeter City. Davies; Gray and Miller;
Clarke, Webb, and Angus; Scott, Wrightson, Whitlow, J.Barnes, and Hurst.

Coventry City. Pearson; Brown and Bisby; Baker, Davison, and Boileau; White, Lauderdale, Bourton, Lake, and Richards.

Referee:- Mr J. M. Wiltshire, of Sherborne.

Torrential rain kept the attendance down to below one thousand, and pools of rain water were floating on the ground, making scientific football out of the question. The players slithered in all directions and play became farcical. A good pass from Whitlow to Scott looked encouraging for Exeter until Scott was pulled up for offside. Play became rough and free kicks were frequent to both teams. Scott from Whitlow's pass shot wide, and Hurst drove the ball straight at Pearson when on a firm ground he would probably have scored. Six minutes before the interval White, receiving from a throw in, passed to Bourton, who easily shot into the Exeter net from close range. Exeter equalised in the second half, Barnes picking up a pass from Angus and going on to beat Pearson with a good shot. 


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