Match 44
29th March 1980
Oxford United v ECFC

Oxford United 2-0 ECFC 
29th March 1980
Attendance: 10,214

Terrific Taylor

Sunday People 

OXFORD were presented with two pen- alties in the first 10 minutes but they took advantage of only one of them. When Pullar pushed Foley in the back, Foley Oxford striker drove home from the spot. But after Berry was brought down by Giles well inside the area Foley's spot-kick was brilliantly saved by part- time 'keeper Main.

Exeter despite these upsets, looked the steadier side until the time Oxford's outstanding midfielder Les Taylor fired in a brilliant goal after being put through by Berry. Just before half-time Berry lost control and allowed Main to save at his feet. And right on time Berry fired just too high.

Match Report 2
Birmingham Weekly Mercury

Early penalty gift for United

EXETER CITY'S late bid for promotion came to a sticky end at Oxford. It was self-inflicted with the West countrymen giving away two penalties in the opening 10 minutes. They could have been a goal up after three minutes, for Billy Jeffrey, standing on Oxford's ' goal-line knew nothing about a Tony Kellow shot which hit him but stayed out. But when Oxford took play to the other end their recalled striker Peter Foley was brought down by David Pullar.  Foley drove in the penalty and after eight minutes he shaped up to take the second after Jimmy Giles had bundled Paul Berry off the ball. But this time goalkeeper Ian Main, who is studying mathematics at Exeter University, got his angles right and made a magnificent save. United's superionty in midfield always had Exeter in trouble and after 20 minutes skipper Les Taylor increased the lead with a stunning shot from the edge of the area. An injury to Malcolm McIntosh, early in the second half, led to Taylor dropping back and United lost much of their rhythm. Exeter had their fair share of the play but apart from a dangerous John Hore tree kick, Oxford goalkeeper Roy Burton was never threatened.



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