26th December 1949
ECFC v Southend United
MONDAY, DECEMBER 26TH 1949.
Though the City were on top for long periods at St James's Park, on Monday, the honours were with a magnificent Southend United defence, in which Hankey and Loughran were outstanding.
Smart scored for Exeter and Davies equalised, both goals coming in the first half. Clark played his best game of the season for Exeter, while Goddard and Fallon were good half-backs and Harrower the best forward. Luck was against the City when Smart had a goal disallowed, offside being the reason, and when Hankey made a thousand-to-one save from a ferocious point-blank shot by Regan.
Exeter City: Hoyle; Johnstone, Clark; Fallon, Goddard, Powell; Harrower, Smart, Smith, Greenwood, Regan.
Southend:- Hankey; Loughran, Walton; Wallbanks, Sheard, French; Jones, McAlinden, Wakefield, Morris, Davies.
Referee:- Mr R.J.Burgess, of Reading.