ECFC v Coventry City 8th February 1909
Monday, February 8th 1909.
EXETER CITY v COVENTRY CITY.
At St. James's Park. Exeter were without Chadwick, for whom Johnson deputised. A fair crowd (2,500) for a Monday afternoon match was the City open smartly, and the first items of note were two shots put in by Parnell, both saved by Moult.
Play was uneventful for about 25 minutes, but the Coventry forwards were having the best of the game and were only denied by the skill of Robinson in the Exeter goal. When Exeter forced a corner Moult had to save a difficult shot from Bell, and the goalkeeper was twice more brought into action by Watson. Coventry were attacking when the first half ended, with nothing scored.
In the second half Coventry continued to combine much more effectively than the Grecians, and it came as no surprise when they took the lead, Arnold beating Robinson with a smart shot from ten yards. Ten minutes later Arnold again found the net, and although the City played with plenty of spirit after this Coventry always seemed to have something in hand. Near the finish Warren got their third goal almost unopposed.
Coventry City 3-0 Exeter City
Robinson; Craig, and Bulcock; Ambler, Johnson, and Wake; Parnell, Watson, McGuigan, Bell, and Copestake.
Moult; Juggins, and Hanson; Marvin, Boston, and Chaplin; Tickle, Arnold, Turner, Warren, and Buckle.
Referee: Mr C.Neale.