ECFC 1989/90 (Division 4 Champions)

Squad photo of the Exeter City side that finished as champions of Division Four, they also reached the Third Round of the FA Cup and the Fourth Round of the League Cup. In the Football League Associate Members' Cup Exeter reached the Southern Quarter Final.

League Position: 1st
P: 46 W: 28, D: 5, L: 13 Goals F: 83 A: 48 Points: 89

FA Cup
First Round: Dartford (A), 1-1. Replay, 4-1
Second Round: Maidstone United (A), 1-1. Replay (H), 3-2
Third Round: Norwich City (H), 1-1. Replay, 2-0

League Cup
First Round (over two legs): Swansea City (H), 3-0 and (A), 1-1. Exeter won 4-1 on aggregate
Second Round (over two legs): Blackburn Rovers (H), 3-0 and (A), 2-1. Exeter won 4-2 on aggregate Third Round: Blackpool (H), 3-0
Fourth Round: Sunderland (H), 2-2. Replay, 5-2

Football League Associate Members' Cup
Group Two South: Bristol Rovers (A), 3-0. Torquay United (H), 2-0
First Round South: Shrewsbury Town (A), 0-1 Quarter Final South: Maidstone United (A), 2-0

Goal Highlights

League Results

Date Opponent Venue Score Att Posn Goalscorers
19/08/89 Doncaster Rovers H 1-0 3033 5 Neville
26/08/89 Hartlepool United A 3-0 1726 1 Dryden, Taylor, Rowbotham
02/09/89 Carlisle United H 0-0 3338 6  
09/09/89 Burnley A 0-1 5443 8  
16/09/89 Cambridge United H 3-2 2754 4 Rowbotham 2, Dryden
23/09/89 Scunthorpe United A 4-5 2935 7 Vinnicombe, Neville 2, Dryden
27/09/89 Grimsby Town H 2-1 3702 4 Rowbotham 2 (1 pen)
30/09/89 Halifax Town A 2-1 1720 4 Neville, Dryden
07/10/89 Peterborough United A 3-4 3831 6 Og (Robinson), Bailey, Rowbotham
14/10/89 Chesterfield H 2-1 3773 5 Rowbotham, Whitehead
17/10/89 Rochdale A 0-1 1337 5  
21/10/89 Hereford United H 2-0 3269 5 Dryden, McDermott
28/10/89 Stockport County A 1-2 3767 8 Young
01/11/89 Colchester United H 2-1 3905 5 Neville 2
04/11/89 Lincoln City H 3-0 3674 3 McNichol, Rowbotham, Whitehead
11/11/89 Scarborough A 2-1 2124 2 Rowbotham, Batty
25/11/89 Wrexham H 1-1 3522 3 Rowbotham
02/12/89 Maidstone United A 0-1 1650 4  
16/12/89 Gillingham H 3-1 3818 2 Rowbotham 2 (2 pen's), Neville
26/12/89 Aldershot  A 1-0 3101 1 Benjamin
30/12/89 Southend United  A 2-1 3761 1 Rowbotham 2 (1 pen)
01/01/90 Torquay United H 3-0 8154 1 McNichol, Rowbotham, Whitehead
13/01/90 Hartlepool United H 3-1 4959 1 Og (Bennyworth) Rowbotham 2
20/01/90 Doncaster Rovers  A 1-2 3492 2 Neville
10/02/90 Cambridge United A 2-3 3508 2 Whitehead, Rowbotham (pen)
13/02/90 Carlisle United A 0-1 8461 3  
17/02/90 Maidstone United H 2-0 4181 3 Rowbotham, Og (Berry)
24/02/90 Wrexham A 1-1 2128 2 McNichol
03/03/90 York City H 3-1 4632 1 Neville, Rowbotham 2 (1pen)
07/03/90 Halifax Town H 2-0 5528 1 Taylor 2
10/03/90 Grimsby Town A 0-1 6629 1  
17/03/90 Peterborough United H 2-0 4676 1 Dryden, Batty (pen)
20/03/90 Chesterfield A 1-2 5319 1 Rowe
24/03/90 Rochdale H 5-0 4701 1 McNichol 3 (1pen), Neville 2
28/03/90 Scunthorpe United H 1-0 5805 1 Taylor
31/03/90 Hereford United A 1-2 4243 1 Dryden
02/04/90 York City A 0-3 2091 1  
07/04/90 Stockport County H 1-1 4817 1 McNichol (pen)
10/04/90 Colchester United A 1-0 3369 1 McNichol
14/04/90 Torquay United A 2-0 3389 1 Taylor, McPherson
16/04/90 Aldershot H 2-0 6832 1 Neville, Young
21/04/90 Gillingham A 1-1 3374 1 Young
25/04/90 Southend United H 2-1 8271 1 Neville, McDermott
28/04/90 Scarborough H 3-2 6850 1 Kelly 2 (2 pens), Young
01/05/90 Burnley H 2-1 7544 1 Whitehead, Young
05/05/90 Lincoln City A 5-1 4772 1 Young. Og (Smith), Whitehead, McDermott, Rowe
Champions, Leading Scorer's Rowbotham 21, Neville 14 Most Apperances Bailey 46, Taylor 45, Hiley 45,


FOOTBALL SEASON 

1989-90 DIVISION 4

1989/90  LEAGUE DIVISION 4 TABLE
Pld Home Away Overall Pts
W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A
1
Exeter City
46
20
3
0
50
14
8
2
13
33
34
28
5
13
83
48
89
2
Grimsby Town
46
14
4
5
41
20
8
9
6
29
27
22
13
11
70
47
79
3
Southend United
46
15
3
5
35
14
7
6
10
26
34
22
9
15
61
48
75
4
Stockport County
46
13
6
4
45
27
8
5
10
23
35
21
11
14
68
62
74
5
Maidstone United
46
14
4
5
49
21
8
3
12
28
40
22
7
17
77
61
73
6
Cambridge United
46
14
3
6
45
30
7
7
9
31
36
21
10
15
76
66
73
7
Chesterfield
46
12
9
2
41
19
7
5
11
22
31
19
14
13
63
50
71
8
Carlisle United
46
15
4
4
38
20
6
4
13
23
40
21
8
17
61
60
71
9
Peterborough United
46
10
8
5
35
23
7
9
7
24
23
17
17
12
59
46
68
10
Lincoln City
46
11
6
6
30
27
7
8
8
18
21
18
14
14
48
48
68
11
Scunthorpe United
46
9
9
5
42
25
8
6
9
27
29
17
15
14
69
54
66
12
Rochdale
46
11
4
8
28
23
9
2
12
24
32
20
6
20
52
55
66
13
York City
46
10
5
8
29
24
6
11
6
26
29
16
16
14
55
53
64
14
Gillingham
46
9
8
6
28
21
8
3
12
18
27
17
11
18
46
48
62
15
Torquay United
46
12
2
9
33
29
3
10
10
20
37
15
12
19
53
66
57
16
Burnley
46
6
10
7
19
18
8
4
11
26
37
14
14
18
45
55
56
17
Hereford United
46
7
4
12
31
32
8
6
9
25
30
15
10
21
56
62
55
18
Scarborough
46
10
5
8
35
28
5
5
13
25
45
15
10
21
60
73
55
19
Hartlepool United
46
12
4
7
45
33
3
6
14
21
55
15
10
21
66
88
55
20
Doncaster Rovers
46
7
7
9
29
29
7
2
14
24
31
14
9
23
53
60
51
21
Wrexham
46
8
8
7
28
28
5
4
14
23
39
13
12
21
51
67
51
22
Aldershot
46
8
7
8
28
26
4
7
12
21
43
12
14
20
49
69
50
23
Halifax Town
46
5
9
9
31
29
7
4
12
26
36
12
13
21
57
65
49
24
Colchester United
46
9
3
11
26
25
2
7
14
22
50
11
10
25
48
75
43


Other Games

FA Cup

1989/90
18/11/1989 Dartford Away 1-1 3129 Rowbotham (pen) R1   
22/11/1989 Dartford Home 4-1 4900 Bailey, Batty, Harrower, Neville R1 Replay  
09/12/1989 Maidstone United Away 1-1 2385 Cooper R2  
13/12/1989 Maidstone United Home 3-2 4125 Rowbotham 2, McDermott R2 Replay  
06/01/1990 Norwich City Home 1-1 9061 Rowbotham R3  
10/01/1990 Norwich City Away 0-2 18202 : R3 Replay



League Cup

1989/90

23/08/1989

Swansea City

Home

3-0

2777

Rowbotham 2, McDermott

LC 1 Ist Leg

29/08/1989

Swansea City

Away   

1-1   

1987    

Rowbotham

LC 1 2nd Leg

20/09/1989

Blackburn Rovers    

Home

3-0

4808

Vinnicombe,Dryden, Young

LC2 1st Leg     

03/10/1989

Blackburn Rovers

Away

1-2

6608

Rowbotham

LC2 2nd Leg

25/10/1989

Blackpool

Home

3-0

6508

McNichol, Neville, Rowbotham  

LC 3

November 29, 1989

Sunderland

Home

2-2

8643

Rowbotham, Neville

LC 4

December 5, 1989

Sunderland

Away

2-5

18130

Benjamin, McNichol

LC 4R




Football League Trophy

1989/90  
February 21, 1990 Maidstone United  Away QF  0-2 : 1685 Leyland DAF Cup  
January 23, 1990 Shrewsbury Town Away R2 1-0 McDermott 1462 Leyland DAF Cup  
January 17, 1990 Bristol Rovers Away Group 0-3 : 3136 Leyland DAF Cup  
January 15, 1990 Torquay United Home Group 2-0 Benjamin, Neville 4737 Leyland DAF Cup



Friendlies

1989/90  
      Exeter score 1st      
28/07/1989 Newquay  Away 4-0 300 Bailey, McDermott, Dryden, Rowbitham Danny Bailey scored in 9 seconds
29/07/1989 Torrington  C & F 5-0 100 Ben Rowe 3, Hiley, Robert Cousins Behind Closed dorrs
02/08/1989 Coventry City Home 2-1 1748 Taylor, Rowbotham  
04/08/1989 Reading C & F 1-2 200 Neville At Training Ground
05/08/1989 Exmouth Town C & F 2-1 50 Stuart Smith, Benjamin. At Training Ground
07/08/1989 Watford Home 3-2 1536 Neville 2, Dryden  
09/08/1989 Weymouth Away 5-2 413 Taylor 2, Rowbotham 2, Dryden New Stadium opening
12/08/1989 Cheltenham Town Away 1-0 540 McDermott  
08/04/1990 Exeter Former Stars v Plymouth Former Stars Home       Hospiscare Charity Match
09/05/1990 Exmouth Town Away 1-1 1101 Whitehead Robbie Hook & Keith Sprague Benefit Match


FA Youth Cup 

1989/90
09/09/1989 Keynsham Town Away  2-1 Toby Redwood, Lee Annunziata   Prelim R  
26/09/1989 Torquay United Away  1-1 Robert Dodd   QF1  
02/10/1989 Torquay United Home  1-0 Robert Dodd   QF Replay  
16/10/1989 Trowbridge Home  4-0 Lee Annunziata 3, Tony Frankland   QF2  
13/11/1989 Bristol Rovers  Home  1-0 Lee Annunziata   R1 Dean Reed 15, made his debut
04/12/1989 Gillingham Home  1-2 Andy Wright   R2  



Youth and Reserves



The Capital Finance & Leasing South West Counties League
Results

The Capital Finance & Leasing South West Counties League
14/08/1989 League Hereford Away 1-2 Annunziata          
22/08/1989 League Bristol Rovers Home 1-1 Rowe          
30/08/1989 League Plymouth Argyle Home 0-3 :          
11/09/1989 League Yeovil Town Home 3-0            
10/10/1989 League Cardiff City Away 3-1            
16/10/1989 League AFC Bournemouth Home 2-1 Annunziata Batty (pen)        
30/10/1989 League Hereford Home 1-2 Annunziata     Mark Cooper was sent off!  
07/11/1989 League Swansea City Home 3-2            
14/11/1989 League Bristol Rovers Away 1-0            
28/11/1989 League Plymouth Argyle Away 1-0            
05/12/1989 Cup 1 Torquay United Home 4-3 Eshleby Annunziata 2 Vickerstaff      
18/12/1989 League Yeovil Town Away 1-0 Batty          
09/01/1990 League Bristol City Home 0-1 :          
16/01/1990 League Torquay United Away 3-3 Eshleby Lock Batty      
31/01/1990 League AFC Bournemouth Away 0-1 :          
06/02/1990 League Swansea City Away 1-4 Vickerstaff          
13/02/1990 League Torquay United Home              
21/02/1990 League Yeovil Town Away 8-1 Rowe 2 Lock 2 Batty Eshelby Dryden M.Cooper
27/02/1990 League AFC Bournemouth Home 0-0 :          
13/03/1990 Cup 3 Plymouth Argyle Away 0-1 :          
20/03/1990 League Bristol Rovers Home 6-0 Lock 2 Eshelby 2 Vickerstaff Andy Wright    
03/04/1990 League Bristol City Away 0-3 :          
09/04/1990 League Hereford Home              

 

Final Table

Devon and Exeter Premier League 89/90
Results

Devon and Exeter Premier League 89/90
  Friendly SB Frankfurt (Plym)                
19/08/1989 League Sidmouth Town Away 4-0            
26/08/1989 League Ottery St Mary Home 2-0            
02/09/1989 League Exeter St Thomas Away 2-0            
09/09/1989 League Topsham Town Away 1-1 Steve Harrower          
16/09/1989 League Budleigh Salterton Home 1-1            
23/09/1989 Cup 1 Honiton Town Home 4-1            
30/09/1989 League Chelston Home 2-1            
03/10/1989 League Willand Home 0-0 :          
14/10/1989 League Cullompton Home 5-0            
21/10/1989 League Hatherleigh Away 8-0            
28/10/1989 Cup 2 Cullompton Away 4-0 Mark Cooper Lee Annuziata Ian Benjamin Tony Frankland    
04/11/1989 League Newton St Cyres Home 3-0            
18/11/1989 Cup 3 Hatherleigh Away 5-0 Andy Wright 2 Tony Frankland Phil Lock  Annuziata    
25/11/1989 League Ottery St Mary Away 3-0 Hawkins (J) Og Steve Vickerstaff      
02/12/1989 League Exmouth Amateurs Home 3-0            
09/12/1989 League Crediton Home 2-3            
30/12/1989 League Okehampton Home 3-0 Steve Vickerstaff 2 Lee Annuziata Damian Davey      
20/01/1990 League Beer Albion Home 9-0            
24/02/1990 League Exeter St Thomas Home 3-0 Ian Benjamin Steve Vickerstaff Brian McDermott      
10/03/1990 League Topsham Town Home 3-1 Steve Vickerstaff 2 Tony Frankland        
12/03/1990 Cup SF  Chelston Home 5-1 Smith (Stuart) Phil Lock Andy Wright Ben Rowe Richard Young  
17/03/1990 League Alphington Away 3-0            
31/03/1990 League Sidmouth Town Home 7-1            
07/04/1990 League Hatherleigh Home 5-0            
14/04/1990 League Newton St Cyres Away              
21/04/1990 League Honiton Town Home              
28/04/1990 League Okehampton Away              
19/05/1990 League Willand Away              
26/05/1990 League Sidmouth Town Home              
  PL Cup F Crediton neutral 2-1            
    Beer Albion Away              
    Budleigh Salterton Away              
    Cullompton Away              

Final Table

Exeter were Champions!

DEVON & EXETER LEAGUE
FINAL TABLES FOR YEAR 1989 1990
P W D L F A PTS
PREMIER
1 Exeter City 32 27 4 1 109 13 58
2 Budleigh Salterton 32 25 4 3 115 32 54
3 Newton St Cyres 32 25 3 4 97 33 53
4 Crediton United 32 21 8 3 75 26 50
5 Exeter St Thomas 32 16 6 19 38 37 38
6 Chelston * 32 16 5 11 76 46 36
7 Topsham Town 32 12 9 11 63 47 33
8 Honiton Town 32 13 7 12 32 40 33
9 Beer Albion 32 11 4 17 62 83 26
10 Willand Rovers 32 10 6 16 48 85 26
11 Alphington 32 9 7 16 56 70 25
12 Cullompton 32 8 9 15 55 78 25
13 Exmouth Amateurs 32 7 8 17 44 78 22
14 Okehampton 32 8 5 19 35 63 21
15 Sidmouth Town 32 7 5 20 43 85 19
16 Ottery St Mary 32 7 3 22 27 62 17
17 Hatherleigh Town 32 1 5 26 27 124 7





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