Harrower, Stephen

Birth Date

9th October 1961


Exeter, Devon



Biographical Text

Steve Harrower, son of former Exeter City player Bill Harrower, made seven league appearances when the Grecians won the Division Four championship in 1989/90. Joining from Dawlish Town, Steve spent seven seasons with the club before moving to Yeovil Town and eventually appeared in twice as many games as his father. 

Playing for Dawlish, and working as a plumber, Steve joined City after player-manager Gerry Francis spotted him playing for the Devon county side. Aged twenty-two, Steve went straight into the squad and made his debut as a substitute against Bournemouth on 31 December 1983. Appearing in a struggling team destined to be relegated, Steve played 13 league games in his first season before never featuring in fewer than thirty league games in any of the subsequent four seasons until injuries affected his 1988/89 and 1989/90 campaigns. A versatile player, capable of playing in a number of positions, Steve made his final league appearance as a substitute at Lincoln City on the final day of the 1989/90 season. 

With a persistent back injury having hampered Steve towards the end of his time at St James’ Park he was signed by former teammate Clive Whitehead, now player-manager of Yeovil Town,  for a £5,000 fee in October 1990. Playing for the Glovers for several seasons, and living in the Torbay area, Steve was a member of the Yeovil team (alongside ex-City colleague Paul Batty) which won 5-2 at Torquay in the FA Cup in November 1992. He later worked for the Royal Mail in Newton Abbot before moving to near Bridgwater.



Appearances as Substitute






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