ECFC 2002/03

Squad photograph from the 2002/03 season, which saw Exeter be relegated to the Conference, after a 23rd place finish in Division Three.

City were in the FA Cup run up to the Third Round, but exited the League Cup in the First Round, and the League Trophy in the second round.

League Position: 23rd P:46 W: 11, D: 15, Lost: 20 Goals For: 50, Goals Against: 64 Points: 48

FA Cup First Round: Forest Green Rovers (A), 0-0. Replay, 1-2. Second Round: Rushden and Diamonds (H), 3-1. Third Round: Charlton Athletic (A), 3-1.
League Cup First Round: Brighton & Hove Albion (A), 1-1. AET: 2-1.
League Trophy First Round (Southern Section): Bristol Rovers (H), 1-0 Second Round (Southern Section): Cardiff City (H), 0-3

League Results

Date Opponent Venue Score Att Posn Goalscorers
10/08/02 Shrewsbury A 0-1 3781 18  
13/08/02 Scunthorpe H 1-1 3722 15 Thomas
17/08/02 Hull City H 3-1 4257 11 Sharpe, Flack, Og (Whittle)
24/08/02 Kidderminster H A 3-4 2196 15 Flack, Thomas, Roscoe
26/08/02 Torquay United H 1-2 6065 19 Coppinger
31/08/02 Carlisle United A 2-0 4808 13 Goodman, Gaia
07/09/02 Bournemouth H 1-3 4466 17 Roscoe
14/09/02 Bristol Rovers A 1-1 6498 18 Flack
17/09/02 Wrexham A 0-4 2968 18  
21/09/02 Leyton Orient H 1-0 2784 18 Walker.J (pen)
28/09/02 Southend United A 0-1 3364 19  
05/10/02 York City H 0-1 3178 21  
12/10/02 Rushden & Diamonds H 1-1 2884 21 Flack
19/10/02 Lincoln City A 0-1 2979 22  
26/10/02 Darlington H 0-4 2757 23  
29/10/02 Rochdale A 3-3 1944 23 Flack 2, Thomas
02/11/02 Boston United A 3-0 2474 21 Og (Hocking), Moor 2
09/11/02 Hartlepool United H 1-2 2778 22 Moor
23/11/02 Cambridge United H 1-2 2722 22 Flack
30/11/02 Bury A 0-1 2039 23  
14/12/02 Swansea City H 1-0 2625 20 Roscoe
21/12/02 Oxford United A 2-2 7057 20 Flack, Walker.J (pen)
28/12/02 Macclesfield Town H 1-1 3017 22 Coppinger
11/01/03 Hull City A 2-2 13667 22 Partridge, Flack
18/01/03 Carlisle United H 1-0 3333 21 Partridge
21/01/03 Scunthorpe A 1-1 2461 21 Devine
25/01/03 Macclesfield Town A 1-1 2035 20 Devine
01/02/03 Shrewsbury H 1-1 3587 21 Devine
08/02/03 Hartlepool United A 1-2 5058 22 Walker.J (pen)
11/02/03 Torquay United A 0-1 5761 23  
15/02/03 Boston United H 0-2 2834 24  
18/02/03 Kidderminster H H 2-5 1957 24 Devine, Coppinger
22/02/03 Bournemouth A 0-2 6674 24  
01/03/03 Bristol Rovers H 0-0 5759 24  
04/03/03 Wrexham H 1-0 2537 24 Flack
08/03/03 Leyton Orient A 1-1 3667 24 Devine
15/03/03 Darlington A 2-2 2476 23 Pettefer, Devine
18/03/03 Lincoln City H 2-0 4009 23 Coppinger, Sheldon
22/03/03 Rochdale H 1-1 4003 24 Walker.J (pen)
29/03/03 Rushden & Diamonds A 0-1 4921 24  
05/04/03 Bury H 1-2 3338 24 Flack
12/04/03 Cambridge United A 1-2 5218 24 Og (Irekpen)
19/04/03 Oxford United H 2-2 4900* 24 Devine, Walker.J (pen)
21/04/03 Swansea City A 1-0 9115 23 Devine, 
26/04/03 York City A 2-0 4840 23 Flack, Coppinger
03/05/03 Southend United H 1-0 9036** 23 Flack
Exeter Relegated to the conference on last match, for first time in their history
* indicate attendances as reported, 4900 too rounded makes it doubtful
** the attendance reported was the capacity, the gate was probably closer to 14000

Youth Results

Football League Youth Alliance U-19's

17/08/2002

League

Cirencester

Home

2-3

Canham

Afful

 

 

 

 

24/08/2002

League

Plymouth Argyle

Away

3-1

O'Connor

Rivans

Goff

 

 

 

07/09/2002

YA Cup 1

Torquay United

Away

4-1

Goff

Lock

Rivans

Canham

 

 

14/09/2002

YA Cup 2

Plymouth Argyle

Home

1-0

Goff

 

 

 

 

 

28/09/2002

League

Cardiff City

Home

0-1

:

 

 

 

 

 

05/10/2002

League

Torquay United

Home

0-0

:

 

 

 

 

 

12/10/2002

League

Bournemouth

Home

0-1

:

 

 

 

 

 

19/10/2002

League

Bristol Rovers

Home

0-0

:

 

 

 

 

 

26/10/2002

League

Swindon Town

Away

0-3

:

 

 

 

 

 

02/11/2002

League

Swansea City

Away

0-3

:

 

 

 

 

 

09/11/2002

League

Cheltenham

Home

0-3

:

 

 

 

 

 

18/11/2002

YA Cup 3

Cardiff City

Away

0-1

:

 

 

 

 

 

30/11/2002

League

Bristol Rovers

Home

2-1

Afful

O'Connor

 

 

 

 

14/12/2002

League

Swansea City

Home

2-0

Afful 2

 

 

 

 

 

04/01/2003

League

Swansea City

Away

2-0

O'Connor

Clay

 

 

 

 

11/01/2003

League

Cheltenham

Away

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18/01/2003

League

Cirencester

Away

2-0

Lock

Tippett

 

 

 

 

25/01/2003

League

Plymouth Argyle

Home

0-4

:

 

 

 

 

 

05/02/2003

League

Swindon Town

Home

1-0

Afful

 

 

 

 

 

08/02/2003

League

Torquay United

Away

2-2

Afful

Shane

 

 

 

 

13/02/2003

League

Cardiff City

Away

1-1

Goff

 

 

 

 

 

22/02/2003

League

Bournemouth

Away

2-2

Canham

Lee Parker

 

 

 

 

Position

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

 

Merit SW Conference

01/03/2003

Merit

Orient

Away

1-0

Rhys Tippett

 

 

 

 

 

19/03/2003

Merit

Aldershot

Away

2-1

O'Connor

Harris (B)

 

 

 

 

22/03/2003

Merit

Luton

Home

1-1

Afful

 

 

 

 

 

29/03/2003

Merit

Cambridge United

Away

4-0

Rhys Tippett

Canham 2

Goff

 

 

 

05/04/2003

Merit

Cambridge United

Home

5-0

Canham

Lock

Lee Parker

Goff

Afful

 

12/04/2003

Merit

Oxford United

Away

2-2

Canham 2

 

 

 

 

 

19/04/2003

Merit

Gillingham

Home

3-1

Lee Parker

Canham 2

 

 

 

 

26/04/2003

Merit

Brighton

Home

1-3

Canham

 

 

 

 

 

Position

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

 

Football League Youth Alliance Under 17's

24/08/2002

League

Swindon Town

Home

1-4

Charlie Welch

 

 

 

 

 

07/09/2002

League

Bournemouth

Away

1-1

Ghiglia

 

 

 

 

 

14/09/2002

League

Cirencester

Home

3-2

Alexander

Farnham

Seaborne

 

 

 

21/09/2002

League

Plymouth Argyle

Away

2-0

O'Connor 2

 

 

 

 

 

28/09/2002

League

Torquay United

Home

2-0

Ghiglia 2

 

 

 

 

 

05/10/2002

League

Bristol Rovers

Away

1-2

Wonnacott

 

 

 

 

 

12/10/2002

League

Oxford United

Home

3-3

Jon Harris

Irish

Wonnacott

 

 

 

19/10/2002

League

Cardiff City

Away

1-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

02/11/2002

League

Cheltenham

Home

0-3

:

 

 

 

 

 

09/11/2002

League

Swansea City

Away

1-5

Tom Cole

 

 

 

 

 

30/11/2002

League

Cardiff City

Home

1-0

 

 

 

 

 

 

07/12/2002

League

Oxford United

Away

2-0

Wonnacott

James Kiely

 

 

 

 

14/12/2002

League

Cheltenham

Away

4-1

Alexander

Cole

Farnham

Wright

 

 

01/01/2003

League

Swansea City

Home

4-2

Jon Harris 3

Alexander

 

 

 

 

18/01/2003

League

Bournemouth

Home

2-3

Harper-Penman

Wonnacott

 

 

 

 

25/01/2003

League

Swindon Town

Away

1-5

Luke Fox

 

 

 

 

 

01/02/2003

League

Bristol Rovers

Home

2-0

Alexander

James Kiely

 

 

 

 

08/02/2003

League

Cirencester

Away

0-0

:

 

 

 

 

 

14/02/2003

League

Plymouth Argyle

Home

3-2

Jon Harris

Ghiglia

Ansell

 

 

 

03/04/2003

League

Torquay United

Away

3-3

Adam Court

Wonnacott

Irish

 

 

 

Position

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

 

Reserves (Friendlies)

 

14/08/2002

Friendly

Budleigh Salterton

Away

10-2

Taylor (Cleveland)

Roscoe 2

Moor 2

Afful 2

Breslan 2

Fraser (pen)

Budleigh were 2-0 up after 20 minutes

 

20/08/2002

Friendly

Exmouth Town

Away

3-2

Roscoe

Taylor (Cleveland)

Richardson (J)

 

 

 

28/08/2002

Friendly

Bridgwater

Away

2-0

Breslan

Taylor (Cleveland)

 

 

 

 

04/09/2002

Friendly

Clyst Rovers

Away

3-0

Breslan

Canham

Whitworth

 

 

 

25/09/2002

Friendly

Clyst Rovers

Away

6-0

Moor 3

Frear (pen)

Breslan

Sheldon

 

 

02/10/2002

Friendly

Dawlish

Away

7-2

Breslan

Afful

Scalise 3

Sheldon

Russell

 

09/10/2002

Friendly

Torquay United

Away

3-0

Breslan

Cronin

Holt (Grant)

 

 

 

23/10/2002

Friendly

Cullompton

Away

4-1

Itonga 3

Lock

 

 

 

 

11/11/2002

Friendly

Elmore

Away

6-0

Breslan 3

Bagshaw

Kadous

Thomas (M)

 

 

13/01/2003

Friendly

Swansea City

Home

0-0

:

 

 

 

 

 

05/02/2003

Friendly

Weymouth

Away

3-2

Coppinger 2

Goodman

 

 

 

 

19/02/2003

Friendly

Team Bath

Away

5-3

Coppinger, Lock, Whitworth, Afful, Moor, Breslan 2, Sheldon, Canham, Ball, Reed, Geard and Todd scored in last 3 games

26/02/2003

Friendly

Saltash

Away

7-0

 

 

 

 

 

 

11/03/2003

Friendly

Torquay United

Home

1-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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