ECFC 1962/63

Squad photograph from the 1962/63 season, Exeter finished 17th in Division Four in this season and lost in the First Round of both the FA and League Cups.

  • Team (L to R)
Keith Harvey, Arnold Mitchell, John Henderson, Colin Tinsley, Cecil Smyth, Les MacDonald. Des Anderson.
Front John McMillan, Barry Pierce, Eric Welsh, Ray Carter, Brian Jenkins 
  • League Position: 17th Played: 46 Won: 16, Drew: 10, Lost: 20 Goals For: 57, Goals Against: 77 Points: 42
  • FA Cup
  • First Round: Gravesend & Northfleet (A), 3-2 League Cup
First Round: Aldershot (A), 2-0

First Team 
Results
18/08/1962 Torquay United H L 0-3 9676 :      
22/08/1962 Mansfield Town H L 0-3 5862 :      
25/08/1962 Chesterfield  A D 1-1 6000 Green      
27/08/1962 Mansfield Town A L 0-1 11173 :      
01/09/1962 Rochdale H L 0-2 4524 :      
08/09/1962 Brentford  A L 1-3 11150 Carter      
12/09/1962 Doncaster Rovers H L 0-1 4136 :      
15/09/1962 York City H W 2-1 3922 Carter 2      
20/09/1962 Workington H W 1-0   Tinsley      
22/09/1962 Chester  A L 1-3   Welsh      
24/09/1962 Workington A L 1-3 3870 Carter      
29/09/1962 Crewe Alexandra H D 1-1 3928 Carter      
03/10/1962 Lincoln City H D 1-1 4490 Sanders      
06/10/1962 Oldham Athletic  A W 2-1 15790 Jenkins (p) Carter    
10/10/1962 Lincoln City A L 1-4   Carter      
13/10/1962 Barrow H L 0-2 4258 :      
20/10/1962 Hartlepools United A W 2-0 4969 Carter Rees    
27/10/1962 Darlington H L 1-3 3857 Carter      
10/11/1962 Aldershot H W 4-1 3007 Pierce Carter 2 Mitchell  
17/11/1962 Newport County A L 0-4   :      
01/12/1962 Bradford City A W 3-2   Carter Pierce 2    
08/12/1962 Tranmere Rovers H W 2-1 2737 Rees Carter    
15/12/1962 Torquay United A L 0-3 5703 :      
22/12/1962 Chesterfield H D 2-2 3511 Carter Henderson    
26/12/1962 Stockport County H L 0-1   :      
29/12/1962 Stockport County A L 3-4   Mitchell Rees Welsh  
23/02/1963 Oldham Athletic H W 2-1 3488 Mitchell Henderson    
02/03/1963 Barrow A W 2-0   Pierce Carter    
09/03/1963 Hartlepools United H W 3-1 2815 Henderson Mitchell Jenkins  
16/03/1963 Darlington A W 1-0   Henderson      
18/03/1963 York City A D 3-3 4281 Carter 2 Jenkins    
23/03/1963 Southport H W 2-1 4465 Harvey (p) Carter    
30/03/1963 Oxford United A W 3-0 4192 Mitchell Harvey (p) Henderson  
02/04/1963 Doncaster Rovers A D 1-1 5206 Henderson      
06/04/1963 Newport County H W 1-0 5258 Rathbone (og)      
12/04/1963 Gillingham A L 0-4 9272 :      
13/04/1963 Aldershot A D 1-1 4886 Rees      
15/04/1963 Gillingham H D 0-0 7001 :      
20/04/1963 Bradford City H L 0-2 3938 :      
27/04/1963 Tranmere Rovers A L 1-2   Carter      
29/04/1963 Southport A W 3-1 3160 Sells Welsh 2    
04/05/1963 Chester H W 2-1 3917 Fleming (og) Sells    
08/05/1963  Oxford United H D 1-1 3374 Henderson      
11/05/1963 Rochdale A L 0-3 1403 :      
17/05/1963 Brentford H D 2-2 4940 Henderson Sells    
22/05/1963 Crewe Alexandra A L 0-1 8000 :      


Final Table 
League Division 4
                              P   W  D  L   F   A   W  D  L   F   A  Pts
 1. BRENTFORD                46  18  2  3  59  31   9  6  8  39  33   62
 2. OLDHAM ATHLETIC          46  18  4  1  65  23   6  7 10  30  37   59
 3. CREWE ALEXANDRA          46  15  4  4  50  21   9  7  7  36  37   59
 4. MANSFIELD TOWN           46  16  4  3  61  20   8  5 10  47  49   57
 5. Gillingham               46  17  3  3  49  23   5 10  8  22  26   57
 6. Torquay United           46  14  8  1  45  20   6  8  9  30  36   56
 7. Rochdale                 46  16  6  1  48  21   4  5 14  19  38   51
 8. Tranmere Rovers          46  15  3  5  57  25   5  7 11  24  42   50
 9. Barrow                   46  14  7  2  52  26   5  5 13  30  54   50
10. Workington               46  13  4  6  42  20   4  9 10  34  48   47
11. Aldershot                46   9  9  5  42  32   6  8  9  31  37   47
12. Darlington               46  13  3  7  44  33   6  3 14  28  54   44
13. Southport                46  11  9  3  47  35   4  5 14  25  71   44
14. York City                46  12  6  5  42  25   4  5 14  25  37   43
15. Chesterfield             46   7 10  6  43  29   6  6 11  27  35   42
16. Doncaster Rovers         46   9 10  4  36  26   5  4 14  28  51   42
17. Exeter City              46   9  6  8  27  32   7  4 12  30  45   42
18. Oxford United            46  10 10  3  44  27   3  5 15  26  44   41
19. Stockport County         46   9  7  7  34  29   6  4 13  22  41   41
20. Newport County           46  11  6  6  44  29   3  5 15  32  61   39
21. Chester City             46  11  5  7  31  23   4  4 15  20  43   39
22. Lincoln City             46  11  1 11  48  46   2  8 13  20  43   35
23. Bradford City            46   8  5 10  37  40   3  5 15  27  53   32
24. Hartlepool United        46   5  7 11  33  39   2  4 17  23  65   25

Season Summary

The following was a report in the Express and Echo, after the 44th game of the season against Rochdale

EXETER CITY'S average gates have gone up by  almost 100 this season. More than 100,000 people—102,228—watched the 23 League games at St. James's Park, to give an average of 4,444 per match, as against 4,347 last year.

The highest attendance was in the opening game, against Torquay United, when there were 9,676 people through the turnstiles.

And with a couple more results to come in, it looks as if the City will finish in almost exactly the same spot as they did last season. Then they were 18th out of 23 clubs. This season they will be 17th or 18th.

Last season they collected 37 points from their 44 games, this season they have 42 points from 46 games.

At home, they won 9, drew 6, and lost 8, scoring 27 goals and conceding 32. Away they won 7, drew 4, and lost 12, scoring 30 goals and conceding 45.

Carter top scorer

Top scorer was Ray Carter with 19 goals from his 40 league appearances. Next in line was John Henderson, who arrived from Charlton just before Christmas to get 8 goals in 24 games.

The men who made most league appearances were goalkeeper Colin Tinsley and wing-half Des Anderson (44 each), but no-one played in every game.

Appearances: League-Anderson 44, Tinsley 44, Mitchell 40, Carter 40, Smyth 39, Jenkins 33, Rees 30, MacDonald 28, Pierce 28. Hender son 24, Harvey 22, Welsh 21, Saunders 20, Hughes 19, Patrick 18. Sells 14, McMillan 12, Johnston 10, Green 9, Rutley 8, Boag 2, Grace 1.

Goals: Carter 19, Henderson 8, Mitchell 5, Welsh 4, Rees 4, Pierce 4, Jenkins 3, Sells 3, Harvey 2, Green 1, Tinsley 1, Saunders 1. Own goals 2.

League Cup appearances: Tinsley, Anderson, Mitchell, Welsh, Rees, Green, Smyth, Davis, Brown, Rutley, McMeechan, 1 each.

F.A. Cup appearances: Tinsley. Smyth, MacDonald, Hughes, Anderson, Saunders, Welsh, Pierce, Mitchell, Carter, Rees, 1 each. Goals: Carter (2).

Season ticket holders who have not already received application forms should note that June 15 is the last date for obtaining next season's tickets at the reduced rate of £6.



Reserves
Western League
Results 

Western League 1962/63
18/08/1962 League Andover Away 1-0 Rees      
23/08/1962 League Yeovil Town Away 0-1 :      
25/08/1962 League Bridgwater Home 0-4 :      
28/08/1962 League Torquay United Home 1-0 McGinn      
01/09/1962 League Portland United Away 2-0 McGinn Southcombe (Ray)    
05/09/1962 League Barnstaple  Home 4-3 Pierce Southcombe (Ray) 2 McGinn  
08/09/1962 League Welton Rovers Home 3-3 McMeechan Southcombe (Ray) Rees  
13/09/1962 League Bideford Away 0-2 :      
15/09/1962 League Bristol City Away 2-4 McMillan Pierce    
19/09/1962 League Torquay United Away 1-2 Dodd      
22/09/1962 League Weymouth Home 1-5 Dodd     Att 593
26/09/1962 League Andover Home 4-3 Sells 2 Pierce 2    
29/09/1962 League Dorchester  Away 0-6 :      
06/10/1962 League Bristol Rovers Home 0-0 :      
13/10/1962 League Bath City Away 1-3 Riding      
20/10/1962 League Yeovil Town Home 0-0 :      
27/10/1962 League Weston Super Mare Away 1-3 Riding      
03/11/1962 League Dorchester  Home 2-1 Sells  Green    
10/11/1962 League Minehead Away 1-3 Jones      
17/11/1962 League Poole Town Home 1-3 Sells      
01/12/1962 League Chippenham  Home 1-1 Jenkins      
08/12/1962 League Salisbury City Away 0-2 :      
15/12/1962 League Bridport Home 2-1 Jenkins Palmer    
22/12/1962 League Taunton Away 0-1 :      
16/02/1962 League Bristol City Home 3-2 Henderson Hughes Rees  
23/02/1962 League Barnstaple  Away 0-0 :      
02/03/1963 League Minehead Home 1-0 Sells      
09/03/1963 League Bridport Away 2-2 Southcombe (Ray) Rutley    
16/03/1963 League Bideford Home 1-1 Welsh      
23/03/1963 League Poole Town Away 0-4 :      
27/03/1963 League Portland United Home 1-1 Welsh      
30/03/1963 League Salisbury City Home 1-1 Riding      
06/04/1963 League Bridgwater Away 0-2 :      
12/04/1963 League Glastonbury Home 3-0 Rees 3      
13/04/1963 League Bath City Home 2-1 Southcombe (Ray) 2      
15/04/1963 League Glastonbury Away 4-1 Riding 2 Southcombe (Ray) 2    
18/04/1963 League Bristol Rovers Away 3-2 Sells 3      
20/04/1963 League Weymouth Away P-P :     Not played
27/04/1963 League Taunton Home 1-2 Redwood      
04/05/1963 League Chippenham  Away 0-0 :      
11/05/1963 League Weston Super Mare Home 2-1 Pierce Southcome (Ray)    
18/05/1963 League Welton Rovers Away 2-1 Pierce Redwood    

Final Table 
Western League Table 1962-63

Team

Pld

W

D

L

F

A

GD

Pts

Bristol City Res.

42

31

5

6

120

56

64

67

Bideford

42

29

7

6

115

51

64

65

Minehead

42

25

6

11

102

62

40

56

Andover

42

25

5

12

106

59

47

55

Bridgwater Town

42

23

8

11

77

48

29

54

Salisbury

42

21

9

12

89

56

33

51

Portland United

42

23

5

14

80

66

14

51

Weymouth Res.

42

20

5

17

104

78

26

45

Yeovil Town Res.

42

18

9

15

67

72

-5

45

Barnstaple Town

42

19

6

17

81

75

6

44

Dorchester Town

42

17

9

16

92

79

13

43

Chippenham Town

42

15

12

15

92

60

32

42

Poole Town Res.

42

17

7

18

82

77

5

41

Exeter City Res.

42

15

10

17

55

74

-19

40

Bath City Reserves

42

14

6

22

82

96

-14

34

Weston Super Mare

42

11

9

22

72

108

-36

31

Welton Rovers

42

11

8

23

71

107

-36

30

Glastonbury

42

13

4

25

56

114

-58

30

Torquay United Res.

42

10

8

24

48

78

-30

28

Bridport

42

9

8

25

66

111

-45

26

Taunton Town

42

11

4

27

56

112

-56

26

Bristol Rovers Colts

42

6

0

28

56

120

-64

20


The squad that reached the fourth round of the FA Youth Cup against Arsenal.


Exeter City Colts
Results 

Final Table
Exeter and District Football League
Premier League


FINAL TABLE  
P W D L F A PTS
PREMIER
1 St Lukes College 30 22 3 5 118 45 47
2 Ottery St Mary 30 21 4 5 91 50 46
3 Cullompton 30 21 3 6 117 50 45
4 Sidmouth Town 30 17 6 7 80 62 40
5 Tiverton Town 30 17 3 10 95 68 37
6 Friernhay 30 16 2 12 74 80 34
7 Dawlish Town 30 15 2 13 88 60 32
8 Exeter City Colts 30 12 7 11 76 68 31
9 Exmouth Town 30 13 3 14 76 66 29
10 St Marks   30 11 5 14 74 90 27
11 Clyst Valley 30 9 3 18 78 98 21
12 Beer Albion 30 9 2 19 61 99 20
13 Seaton Town 30 8 4 18 77 124 20
14 Heavitree United 30 7 4 19 57 109 18
15 Lympstone 30 7 3 20 40 105 17
16 Chelston   30 6 4 20 55 83 16

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Paul Farley:

Back (L to R) Keith Harvey, Arnold Mitchell, John Henderson, Colin Tinsley, Cecil Smyth, Les MacDonald. Des Anderson.

Front John McMillan, Barry Pierce, Eric Welsh, Ray Carter, Brian Jenkins

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