Match 17
11th October, 1968
Football League
Southend United v Exeter City

Friday, 11th October, 1968
Football League
Southend United (away), lost 6-1

Southend scored four goals in the last 20 minutes to provide one of the most astonishing results of the season. After wards, former England international, Neil Franklin, one of the neutral spectators at this game, said that he could not understand how a side could play as well as Exeter City had done yet lose 6-1.
Mr. Broome gave part of the answer in drawing attention to the fact that Southend were awarded two penalties and there was another goal which appeared to be offside.
City were two goals down at half time, but Alan Banks reduced the arrears by scoring in the 70th minute. It looked then as if we were in with a chance of snatching a point, but four minutes later Southend scored again and went on to run up the biggest score against the City since Hull beat us 6-1 in April 1966.

Shearing; Smyth, Blain; Kirk ham, Harvey, Balson; Corr, Banks, Bullock, Mitten, Pleat.


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