Blackpool v ECFC 15.03.80
Blackpool 1-0 ECFC
It was a quick return to Blackpool for Exeter City striker Tony Kellow who had only rejoined the Grecians from the Lancashire club two days before in a transfer deadline day move for £65,000. Kellow was at the time, and indeed ended the season as Blackpool's leading goalscorer. Also making his debut for the City at Blackpool was Ray Pratt, who had been signed from Merthyr Tydfil. The return of Kellow was an extremely popular move among the Exeter supporters and manager Brian Godfrey had high hopes of his two new acquisitions.
A crowd of 4,155 were present at Bloomfield Road and it was Blackpool who secured the points with the only goal of the being scored by Paul Fletcher. Two players were also making their debuts for the home team, Ted MacDougall who had been signed from Bournemouth and Dermot Drummy on loan from Arsenal. Another familiar in the face in Blackpool side was Stan McEwan who moved onto Exeter City in 1982.
BLACKPOOL: lain Hesford, Paul Gardner, Terry Pashley, Bobby Doyle, Jack Ashurst, Stan mcEwan, Colin Morris, Ted MacDougall (Bobby Kerr), Paul Fletcher, Dermot Drummy, Wayne Harrison.
EXETER CITY: lan Main, John Hore, Tony Mitchell, Peter Hatch, Jimmy Giles, Phil Roberts, Dave Pullar, Peter Rogers, Tony Kellow, John Delve, Ray Pratt.