ECFC 1939/40

Squad photograph from the 1939/40 season. And players returning for training in August 1939.

In a pre-season Jubilee Fund friendly on August 19th against Exeter City at St James’ Park, Charles Sergeant (an outside-right from Stockport) and Cyril Lewis scored for Argyle in a 2-1 win.

This season was brought to a premature end, as a result of the Second World War.
Exeter played 3 league games:

Saturday 26th August 1939
Exeter City 2-2 Torquay United.

Monday 28th August 1939
Northampton Town 1-2 Exeter City

Saturday 2nd September 1939
Port Vale 0-1 Exeter City

Following Britain's declaration of war on September 3rd 1939 the Football League was immediately suspended and not resumed until the end of hostilities. There were war time leagues, however Exeter City could not take part as their ground had been requested for the war effort.

No league football was played until the end of the war in 1945.


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