Rowe, Ben

Birth Date

1st October 1970


Hull, Yorkshire



Biographical Text

Ben Rowe, formerly with Bristol City, appeared ten times in Exeter City’s 1989/90 championship-winning season. Only appearing twice thereafter he settled in the Exeter area and continued to play non-league football. 

Initially on the books of Bristol City, Ben was invited to a trial at Exeter by his former manager Terry Cooper. Signing a contract in September 1989, he made his debut as a substitute against Cambridge United on 16 September 1989. Three substitute appearances followed before Ben made his first start - and scored - in the game at Chesterfield in March 1990. As the Grecians closed in on the title, Ben made further starts against York and Gillingham as well as playing in the last game of the season when he scored City’s final goal of the campaign. 

Having made ten appearances - four starts, six as substitute - in such a successful team, Ben faded from the scene and only featured in two league matches in 1990/91 before being informed he could leave the club. After a trial with Cheltenham Town he signed for Dorchester Town in March 1991 with a proviso that City would receive 50% of any future fee received for Ben. 

Ben later played for Tiverton Town and Taunton Town and worked in Exeter for the Royal Mail.  



Appearances as Substitute






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