ECFC 1920/21

Secretary Mr S H Thomas
Manager Mr A Chadwick.

The Football League consisting of two divisions was increased to three divisions in 1920-21, the clubs of the Southern League being admitted en bloc to the 3rd Division with the exception of Cardiff City, elected to the 2nd Division. Grimsby Town (bottom of the 2nd Division in 1919-20) were admitted to the 3rd Division in place of Cardiff City.

Dick Pym, Exeter City’s goalkeeper and former Captain was transferred to Bolton Wanderers on June 27th 1921. The fee paid by Bolton was Undisclosed, thought to be £5000
Billy Goodwin, Exeter City’s Centre Forward in 1914-15 and 1919-20 was transferred to Manchester United in June 1920 for a fee of £650.
John Mitton was transferred to Sunderland on October 22nd 1920 for a fee reported to be £2000
W Wright was transferred to Huddersfield Town in exchange for R Shields in December 1920. City netted £2600 from the deal.
Jimmy Rigby retired at the end of 1919-20, but signed on again in January 1921, and played against Watford in the 1st Round cup tie on January 8th.

Exeter City played in Red and White strips and white shorts.

League Appearances and Goals

Dockray 42, Feebury 42, Carrick 41, Pym 39, Makin 37, Appleton 36, Vowles 32, Green 31, Coleborne 30, Crawshaw 29, Shields 19, Wright 17, Mitton 11, Hetherington 9, Pollard 7
Rigby 7, Lakin 6, Taylor 6, MacIntyre 6, Brayshaw 4, Hinton 4, Waller 3, Betterridge 2 Hesmondhalgh 1, Hilton 1


Vowles 9, Wright 9, Makin 7, Shields 4, Carrick 3, Appleton 2, Feebery 2, Dockray 1, Hetherington 1, Hinton 1.

League Stats
Position: 19th Played: 42 Won: 10 Drew: 15 Lost: 17
Goals For: 39 Goals Against: 54 Points: 35

FA Cup
First Round: Watford (A), 3-0

Photo 1.
Back Row,
Charlie Pratt (trainer), Macintyre, Taylor, Betteridge, Crawshaw, Hilton, Wright, Feebury, Lakin, Mitton, Isherwood, Brayshaw, Pym, Hetherington, Carrick, Dockray.
Front Row,
Vowles, Pollard, Hesmondhalgh, Coleborne, Appleton, Makin, Green.


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George Lakin was my great great grandfather.

Do you have any more photos / information about his playing career ?

Stephen Fletcher

Joy sheen:

William lakin was my partner's step father. Would it be possible to have copies of the 1920-21 team ? 

Many thanks

Joy sheen 

Paul Farley:

We do check out the squad photo's 1920/21, we have added the one in front of the Old grandstand. George can be identified using the other photo, please contact the History Group, if you would like more help.


Paul Farley:

Hi Joy 

Of course, we are a charity and can send one to you, if you contact us through the archive or use the e-mail


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