ECFC 1954/55

As the squad photograph for this season has not yet been located, we have the City line-up from the away fixture against Reading on the 9th April 1955, which ended up as a stalemate.

Exeter City narrowly avoided relegation in this season, placing 22nd in the Third Division South, just six points above the drop-zone. Exeter also did not enjoy an FA Cup run in this season, exiting in the First Round at the hands of Millwall.

League Stats
Position: 22nd
Played: 46
Won: 11
Drew: 15
Lost: 20
Goals For: 47
Goals Against: 73
Points: 37

FA Cup
First Round: Millwall (A), 3-2.

1st photo
Chris Gillard says
" I think all five Crediton footballers who played professional football for City are shown in this photo. Keith Harvey, Fred Davey and Bill Ellaway were at the time playing for City, former City player Stan Hurst can be seen standing second from the right and Ian Grinney (pictured seated on the right) was playing for Crediton. After the game City Manager I think Frank Houghton invited Ian to join City as an amateur."

2nd photo
Back Arnold Mitchell, Fred Davey, Charlie McClelland, Richard Walton, Keith Harvey, Norman Douglass,

Front Row Gerry Priestley, John Anderson, Angus Mackay, Bill Ellaway, Maurice Setters,

Is actually August 1954 in a match at Crediton.

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“ECFC 1954/55,” The Grecian Archive, accessed August 16, 2017, http://grecianarchive.exeter.ac.uk/items/show/2322.

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