Dave Pullar played for Exeter City between 1979 and 1983. He joined the club from Portsmouth and later played for Crewe Alexandra. He was a member of the team that reached the 6th round of the FA Cup in 1981.
Born in Durham, he moved to Selsey with his family and played locally before joining Portsmouth as an apprentice. Earning a full contract in February 1977 he went on to make 93 league appearances scoring on four occasions.
Moving to Exeter City in July 1979, he made his debut in an opening day defeat at Grimsby Town. Playing all but three games all season, he scored ten times to become Exeter’s leading scorer and was a key figure as City reached 8th place in the Third Division in 1980 and the quarter-finals of the FA Cup in 1981 (even though he was to miss out on the games against Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur).
Leaving St James’ Park in 1983, he signed for Crewe Alexandra where he was to spend four seasons before heading back to Hampshire to play for Waterlooville and later run a pub in Rowland’s Castle.