Eveleigh, Edward



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Edward played and scored in St Sidwells first ever game in Exeter and District Junior League in 1901. He continued to play in almost every match for the next three seasons, he was a prolific goalscorer, scoring 17 goals in 13 friendlies in 1901/02. He continued in a similar vein the following season scoring 9 goals in St Sidwells first 3 friendlies in 1902/03. He continued playing and scoring the following season.

An amateur with Exeter City who played in the club’s first ever game at home to the 110th Battery Royal Artillery in an East Devon Senior League fixture in September 1904. He was the club's first Goalscorer after they had been renamed.
According to a match report on the 11th February 1905, a friendly against Torquay United "Exeter City's team was weaker than usual, on account of the removal of Eveleigh, the captain, to Portsmouth.

Nicknamed ‘Ginger’ he didn’t feature in the 1905-06 season, but was back in the side the following season. He was top scorer with 15 Plymouth and District League goals in 1907-08.






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