15th April 1949
Millwall v ECFC
Good Friday, April 15th 1949.
MILLWALL (Constantine, Hurrell) 2
EXETER CITY (Hutchings) 1Half-time Millwall 2 City 0.
Exeter City fought back strongly at Millwall after Constantine and Hurrell had given the Lions a two goals lead in the opening seven minutes, but despite intense pressure they could only score once, a snap shot by Hutchings in the second half.
Reeves Morton Bradley
Sutcliffe Hurrell Constantine Short Mansfield
Referee:- Mr C.J.Wakeley, of Somerton.
Regan Mackay Durrant Smart Hutchings
Powell Walker Gibson
The hard ground and light ball beat most attempts by the Grecians to play constructive football, but the visitors in patches showed more craft than the home side. Hutchings and Regan were in good form and Walker battled splendidly against the dangerous Constantine. Gibson and Powell were efficient wing half-backs, Johnstone was the best full-back on the field, and Hoyle's goalkeeping was faultless. Where the City failed was in the centre, Durrant being unable to make any impression on Morton, the pillar of Millwall's defence.