ECFC 1986/87

Squad photo from the 1986/87 season, where the Grecians finished in 14th position in Division Four.

City did not enjoy any cup runs in this season, exiting the FA Cup, League Cup and League Trophy in the first round. League Position: 14th Played: 46 Won: 11, Drew: 23, Lost: 12 Goals For: 53, Goals Against: 49 Points: 56 FA Cup First Round: Cambridge United (H) 1-1. Replay 0-2 League Cup First Round: Newport County (H) 0-0. Replay 0-1 Football League Trophy First Round South: Port Vale (H) 0-1

First Team 
Results

23 Aug 1986

Orient

H 

2199

1-0

Kellow

29 Aug 1986

Colchester

A

1833

1-1

Kellow

06 Sep 1986

Stockport County

H

4-0

Kellow

Priddle

O’Connell 2

13 Sep 1986

Cambridge United

A

2-2

Batty

Roberts 

16 Sep 1986

Crewe Alexandra 

A

2-2

Marker 

O’Connell

20 Sep 1986

Cardiff City 

H

0-0

27 Sep 1986

Wrexham

A

0-0

01 Oct 1986

Southend

H

0-0

04 Oct 1986

Rochdale

A

0-0

11 Oct 1986

Lincoln City

H

2-0

Robson

Roberts

18 Oct 1986

Hereford

A

1-1

O’Connell

22 Oct 1986

Hartlepool      

H

2-0

O’Connell

Batty

25 Oct 1986 

Burnley

H

3-0

O’Connell

Pugh

Robson

01 Nov 1986

Preston North End

A

1-2

Viney

04 Nov 1986

Halifax Town

A

0-2

08 Nov 1986 

Peterborough 

H

1-1

Robson

29 Nov 1986

Aldershot

H

4-0

Kellow 2 (1pen)

Roberts 2

02 Dec 1986

Northampton

A

0-4

13 Dec 1986

Tranmere Rovers

H

1-0

Roberts

19 Dec 1986

Scunthorpe

A

1-3

Biggins

26 Dec 1986

Torquay United

H

2-2

Roberts

Kellow

27 Dec 1986

Wolves

A

2-2

Robson

Kellow

01 Jan 1987

Swansea City 

A

0-1

03 Jan 1987

Northampton

H

1-1

Biggins

17 Jan 1987

Colchester

H

2-0

Baker (og)

Robson

23 Jan 1987

Stockport County

A

0-0

31 Jan 1987

Cambridge United

H

1-1

O’Connell (Pen)

07 Feb 1987

Crewe Alexandra 

H

1-0

Robson 

21 Feb 1987

Wrexham

H

4-2

Kellow 2 (1 pen)

Butler

O’Connell

27 Feb 1987

Southend

A

1-2

Robson

04 Mar 1987

Preston North End

H

1-2

Kellow (pen)

07 Mar 1987

Burnley 

A

0-0

14 Mar 1987

Hereford

H

1-0

Kellow

18 Mar 1987

Hartlepool 

A

0-1

21 Mar 1987

Lincoln City

A

1-1

Kellow (pen)

28 Mar 1987

Rochdale

H

1-1

Kellow (pen)

31 Mar 1987

Cardiff City 

A

0-0

04 Apr 1987

Peterborough

D

2-2

Edwards 2

07 Apr 1987

Orient

A

0-2

11 Apr 1987

Halifax Town

H

2-2

Edwards 2

18 Apr 1987

Swansea City 

H

2-2

Kellow 2

20 Apr 1987

Torquay United

A

1-1

Edwards

25 Apr 1987

Scunthorpe

H

0-0

02 May 1987

Aldershot

A

1-2

Watson

04 May 1987

Wolves 

H

1-3

Kellow (pen)

08 May 1987

Tranmere Rovers

A

0-1



Final Table 
League Division 4
                              P   W  D  L   F   A   W  D  L   F   A  Pts
 1. NORTHAMPTON              46  20  2  1  56  20  10  7  6  47  33   99
 2. PRESTON NORTH END        46  16  4  3  36  18  10  8  5  36  29   90
 3. SOUTHEND UNITED          46  14  4  5  43  27  11  1 11  25  28   80
 4. Wolverhampton Wanderers  46  12  3  8  36  24  12  4  7  33  26   79
 5. Colchester United        46  15  3  5  41  20   6  4 13  23  36   70
 6. ALDERSHOT                46  13  5  5  40  22   7  5 11  24  35   70
 7. Leyton Orient            46  15  2  6  40  25   5  7 11  24  36   69
 8. Scunthorpe United        46  15  3  5  52  27   3  9 11  21  30   66
 9. Wrexham                  46   8 13  2  38  24   7  7  9  32  27   65
10. Peterborough United      46  10  7  6  29  21   7  7  9  28  29   65
11. Cambridge United         46  12  6  5  37  23   5  5 13  23  39   62
12. Swansea City             46  13  3  7  31  21   4  8 11  25  40   62
13. Cardiff City             46   6 12  5  24  18   9  4 10  24  32   61
14. Exeter City              46  11 10  2  37  17   0 13 10  16  32   56
15. Halifax Town             46  10  5  8  32  32   5  5 13  27  42   55
16. Hereford United          46  10  6  7  33  23   4  5 14  27  38   53
17. Crewe Alexandra          46   8  9  6  38  35   5  5 13  32  37   53
18. Hartlepool United        46   6 11  6  24  30   5  7 11  20  35   51
19. Stockport County         46   9  6  8  25  27   4  6 13  15  42   51
20. Tranmere Rovers          46   6 10  7  32  37   5  7 11  22  35   50
21. Rochdale                 46   8  8  7  31  30   3  9 11  23  43   50
22. Burnley                  46   9  7  7  31  35   3  6 14  22  39   49
23. Torquay United           46   8  8  7  28  29   2 10 11  28  43   48
24. LINCOLN CITY             46   8  7  8  30  27   4  5 14  15  38   48
Reserves Youth
Macbar South West Counties Floodlit League

Results 
Macbar  South West Counties Floodlit League
08/09/1986 League Newport County Home 1-0 Marker (N)        
11/10/1986 League Bristol City Home 2-3          
15/10/1986 League Shrewsbury Away 1-3          
03/12/1986 League Bournemouth  Home 3-1 Kellow Robson (M) Hiley    
21/01/1987 Cup Torquay United Away 2-1          
28/01/1987 League Newport County Away 3-0 Watson (A) Hiley Mahan (Tony)    
04/02/1987 League Plymouth Argyle Away 0-2 :        
09/03/1987 League Cardiff City Home 1-1          
11/03/1987 League Swansea City Away 0-5 :        
16/03/1987 League Bristol City Away 1-1          
24/03/1987 Cup Bournemouth  Away 1-0          
25/03/1987 League Hereford Away 2-0          
30/03/1987 League Swansea City Home 4-1          
01/04/1987 League Torquay United Away 3-2          
06/04/1987 League Shrewsbury Home 2-0          
15/04/1987 League Bournemouth  Away 1-1          
22/04/1987 League Cardiff City Away 2-1          
27/04/1987 League Hereford Home 1-1          
30/04/1987 League Plymouth Argyle Home 3-1          
07/05/1987 Cup S-F Plymouth Argyle Home 1-6          
  League Torquay United Home 0-0 :        


Final Table

Exeter City finished as  runners-up
Macbar League 1986-87 Final Table
  P W D L F A Pts
Bristol City 18 13 4 1 39 17 43
Exeter City 18 9 5 4 30 23 32
Shrewsbury Town 18 8 5 5 43 32 29
Plymouth Argyle 18 7 6 5 33 24 27
AFC Bournemouth 18 8 2 8 31 31 26
Cardiff City 18 8 2 8 29 30 26
Hereford United 18 6 2 10 28 29 20
Swansea City 18 5 5 8 32 39 20
Newport County 18 4 3 11 22 41 15
Torquay United 18 3 4 11 24 45 13

Devon and Exeter League

Results
Devon and Exeter Premier League (Exeter A)
23/08/1986 PL Cup Exeter Arms Home 6-1 Robson 3 Gale 2 Harris (J)    
30/08/1986 League Topsham Town Home 7-1 Harris (J) 4 Robson Davies (Paul) Hadley  
13/09/1986 League Willand Home 9-0 Massey 2 Gale 2 Robson 2 Harris (J) Hadley, Savage (A)
20/09/1986 League Budleigh Salterton Away 4-1 Gale 3 Nelson      
27/09/1986 League Alphington Away 1-0 Massey         
04/10/1986 League Bideford Home 3-2 Wadsworth 2 Hancox      
18/10/1986 League Clyst Valley Home 6-0 Harris (J) 2 O'Connor Hadley 2 Massey  
19/10/1986 Friendly Crediton  Home 5-2 Parker (M) 2 Vinnicombe Daniels (John) Og  
25/10/1986 League Exmouth Town Away 5-0 Hiley Harris (J) Davies (Paul) Roberts (Dean) Og
01/11/1986 League Chelston Away 4-1 Roberts (Dean) 3 Harris (J)      
08/11/1986 League Chelston Home 3-0 Harris (J) Hadley Hiley    
15/11/1986 League Exeter Arms Away 2-0          
06/12/1986 Cup Budleigh Salterton Home 2-0 Harris (J) Robson       
27/12/1986 League Cullompton Rangers Home 3-3 Hadley Priddle Massey    
10/01/1987 League Bideford Away 5-0 Parker (M)  Harris (J) 3 Massey    
24/01/1987 League Newton St Cyres Away 3-0 Hiley Roberts (Dean) Priddle    
07/02/1987 League Crediton  Away 5-1          
21/02/1987 League Clyst Valley Away 2-0          
28/02/1987 League Exmouth Town Home 8-1          
14/03/1987 League Budleigh Salterton Home 2-0 Jackson (Gary) Harris (J)      
21/03/1987 League Cullompton Rangers Away 3-0 Hiley Nelson Massey    
28/03/1987 League Topsham Town Away 2-0 Harris (J) Hadley      
11/04/1987 League Alphington Home 0-0 :        
18/04/1987 PL Cup SF Willand Away 2-0          
25/04/1987 PL Cup SF Willand Home 7-1 Harris (J) 4 Hadley Hancox Parker (M)  
06/05/1987 League Newton St Cyres Home 2-3          
09/05/1987 League Dawlish  Home 2-4          
11/05/1987 League Honiton Town Away 4-0          
14/05/1987 League Crediton  Home 5-1          
16/05/1987 League Exeter Arms Home 6-1          
18/05/1987 League Willand Away 3-0          
23/05/1987 PL Cup F Chelston Neutral 3-3         At Willand
26/05/1987 PL Cup F Chelston Neutral 2-1 Harris (J) Massey (pen)     Replay at Willand



Final Table 
Devon & Exeter League Premier Division
                                   P  W  D  L   F   A Pts
 1.Exeter City 'A'                28 24  2  2 108  21  50
 2.Newton St. Cyres               28 14  9  5  55  31  37
 3.Exeter Arms                    28 12 10  6  48  32  34
 4.Alphington                     28 11 10  7  60  39  32
 5.Budleigh Salterton             28 12  7  9  47  43  31
 6.Honiton Town                   28 11  9  8  43  50  31
 7.Chelston                       28 11 11  6  51  40  30 -3
 8.Willand Rovers                 28 12  6 10  49  55  30
 9.Crecliton United               28 11  6 11  52  49  28
10.Dawlish Town Reserves          28  9  6 13  46  52  24
11.Clyst Valley                   28  9  5 14  46  56  23
12.Exeter Town Reserves           28  8  4 16  49  72  19 -1
13.Cullompton Rangers             28  6  7 15  36  65  19
14.Bideford Reserves              28  6  7 15  30  60  19
15.Topsham Town                   28  2  5 21  33  88   9

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Comments

Jon Gibbes:

Final midweek league table here:

https://torquayfansforum.co.uk/thread/13298/wrexham-15-08-87

Paul Farley:

Thank you Jon! 

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