31st August 1948
Southend United v ECFC
Tuesday, August 31st 1948.
SOUTHEND UNITED 0
EXETER CITY 0
Both teams lacked drive and a goalless draw was a fitting result to a drab game, in which play was marred by several injuries towards the end. Football quality was almost entirely missing, little there was came from Exeter. and what
French Sheard Montgomery
Tippett Grant Dudley Osmond Edwards
Bartholomew Gibson Walker
Dymond Smart Johnston Mackay Regan
The City's forwards showed some cleverly planned inter-changing at times, but they were rarely able to finish with a good shot. Southend's raids, although ragged, produced more than one dangerous moment, and Exeter's defence was caught on the wrong foot more than once. Walker, a fine half-back, once headed away when the City goal was empty, and Rowe also blocked a goal-bound shot with his legs. Hoyle saved a crashing drive from a free-kick taken by Montgomery and later made a sensational save from Dudley.