Stuart Fraser, signed from Stoke City, was Exeter’s second-choice goalkeeper for three years between 2000 and 2003. Playing fewer than twenty league games, he then joined Tiverton Town.
Starting as a youth player with Cheltenham Town, Stuart joined Stoke City in the summer of 1996. Such was the competition for the first-team, he only made one substitute outing in the league for the Potters in May 1999.
Signing for Exeter City in July 2000, Stuart made his debut for the Grecians a month later in a 1-1 home draw against Hartlepool United. But, acting as understudy to Arjan van Heusden, Stuart only made six league appearances during his first season and thirteen in his second. Then with Kevin Miller back at the club for the fateful 2002/03 season, Stuart’s only action was as substitute when Kevin was sent-off against Cambridge and suspended for the FA Cup game against Rushden and Diamonds.
Stuart was released in May 2003 whereupon he signed for Tiverton Town ahead of a brief stint at Bath City. He then became a sports coach in a primary school, and goalkeeping coach for Exeter City’s centre of excellence, whilst continuing to play for - and later coach - various teams in East Devon.
League 19; Cups 3 (22)