Match 41
SATURDAY APRIL 24TH
SAINTS v CITY

SATURDAY APRIL 24TH:
SAINTS v CITY

Last game of the season.

GRECIANS BEATEN: THREE - NIL

 

SOUTHAMPTON 3 EXETER CITY 0.

Exeter City's season ended with a visit to the Dell, where they were defeated by the Saints, three goals to nil. Lovett was again at centre-forward in Billy Goodwin's absence, though Marshall resumed his place in the defence. Southampton, who had won a notably victory against the "Cobblers" of Northampton in the week, were short of Green and Curtin.

 

Drizzling rain at the commencement kept the "gate" within moderate limits, but those who defied the weather saw a keenly contested struggle.

 

SAINTS

Steventon

Loasby Ireland

Handley Denby McAlpine

Blake Dominy Kimpton Jones Andrews

 

Referee:- Mr L.Bullimer, of Northampton.

CITY

Dockray Goodwin(F) Lovett Evans Holt
Smith Pratt Rigby

Strettle Marshall

Pym

The Saints, playing on their own ground, had rather the better of the argument throughout. Exeter's defence was pierced for the first time at the end of half an hour, when Andrews obtained a sensational, if rather lucky, goal. He put in a high swerving shot from near the corner flag and although Pym made a flying leap to deflect the course of the ball it dropped into the corner of the net. A second goal was the outcome of a foul against Dominy in the penalty area, the kick being converted by Dominy. Thus at half-time the Saints led by two goals to nil.

Southampton's third goal was also obtained by Dominy with a brilliant first-time shot which came across from the left wing. Dominy was indeed quite the hero of the game, and having scored a "hat-trick" on Wednesday against Northampton and two today he heads the goals list in the Southern League with a total of 30. Billy Goodwin and Foster of Reading have each scored 23.

As a combination Exeter City were not very impressive, their play being only moderate. Pym could not be faulted for any of the goals that were scored, and Marshall and Strettle gave a good account of themselves in the defence. Unfortunately, the season which has been quite satisfactory in the playing sense has, from a financial standpoint, been one of the poorest in the club's history. The attendance at the Dell was 4,000.

 

The final matches in the Southern League, played on May 1st, resulted:-

Brighton and Hove 1 Crystal Palace 0, at Brighton,

Northampton Town 5 Millwall Athletic 0, at Northampton.

Portsmouth C Norwich City 0, at Portsmouth.

Southend United 3 Plymouth Argyle 1, at Southend.

 

FINAL LEAGUE TABLE

 

Pld

Won

Drn

Lost

 Goals

Pts

Watford

38

22

8

8

68-46

52

Reading

38

21

7

10

68-43

49

Cardiff City

38

22

4

12

72-38

48

West Ham United

38

18

9

11

58-47

45

Northampton Town

38

16

11

11

56-51

43

Southampton

38

19

5

14

78-74

43

Portsmouth

38

16

10

12

54-42

42

Millwall Athletic

38

16

10

12

50-51

42

Swindon Town

38

15

11

12

77-59

41

Brighton and Hove

38

16

7

15

46-47

39

Exeter City

38

15

8

15

50-41

38

Queen's Park Rangers

38

13

12

13

55-56

38

Norwich City

38

11

14

13

53-56

36

Luton Town

38

13

8

17

61-73

34

Crystal Palace

38

13

8

17

47-61

34

Bristol Rovers

38

14

3

21

53-75

31

Plymouth Argyle

38

8

14

16

51-61

30

Southend United

38

10

8

20

44-64

28

Croydon Common

38

9

9

20

47-63

27

Gillingham

38

6

8

24

43-82

20

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