ECFC 1995/96

Squad photograph from the 1995/96 season, which saw Exeter achieve a mid-table finish of 14th place in the Third Division. However, City could only go as far as the First Round of the FA Cup, League Cup and League Trophy. 

League Stats P: 14 P: 46, W: 13, D: 18,L: 15
Goals F-A: 46-53, Points: 57

FA Cup First Round: Peterborough United (H), 0-1.

League Cup
First Round: Torquay United, (A), 0-0. Replay (H) 1-1. Torquay progress on the Away Goals Rule

League Trophy
First Round (Group Stage): Brentford (A), 1-1, Bournemouth (H), 0-2. Exeter finish bottom of the group.

League Results

Date Opponent Venue Score Att Posn Goalscorers
12/08/95 Darlington H 0-1 2934 20  
19/08/95 Hartlepool United A 0-0 2311 20  
26/08/95 Scarborough H 2-0 2439 14 Came 2
29/08/95 Cardiff City A 1-0 3750 10 Pears
02/09/95 Scunthorpe United H 1-0 2893 6 Bailey
09/09/95 Northampton Town A 0-0 5625 6  
12/09/95 Cambridge United A 1-1 2365 6 Turner
16/09/95 Fulham H 2-1 4420 4 Cooper, Phillips
23/09/95 Leyton Orient H 2-2 5507 5 Pears, Cooper
30/09/95 Rochdale A 2-4 2052 7 Phillips, Cecere
07/10/95 Barnet A 2-3 2146 1 Turner 2
14/10/95 Wigan Athletic H 0-4 3870 10  
21/10/95 Hereford United A 2-2 2249 13 Og (Blatherwick), Buckle
28/10/95 Lincoln City H 1-1 3252 13 Phillips
31/10/95 Gillingham H 0-0 3024 13  
04/11/95 Colchester United A 1-1 3377 14 Pears
18/11/95 Preston North End H 1-1 3350 14 Og (Saville)
25/11/95 Bury A 0-2 3597 14  
02/12/95 Doncaster Rovers A 0-2 1429 14  
09/12/95 Leyton Orient A 3-0 3471 12 Ross, Bradbury 2
16/12/95 Rochdale H 2-0 3152 12 Richardson, Gavin
26/12/95 Torquay United H 0-0 6182 12  
30/12/95 Chester City H 1-2 3324 12 Ross
01/01/96 Plymouth Argyle A 2-2 12427 12 Came, Buckle
06/01/96 Mansfield Town A 1-1 1853 12 Bradbury
20/01/96 Darlington A 0-1 1723 15  
30/01/96 Hartlepool United H 1-0 2468 15 Cooper
03/02/96 Scarborough A 0-0 1307 14  
13/02/96 Mansfield Town H 2-2 2507 14 Bradbury, Og (Hackett)
17/02/96 Cambridge United H 1-0 2804 12 Blake
24/02/96 Fulham A 1-2 4048 12 Braithwaite
27/02/96 Northampton Town H 1-2 2663 12 Gavin
02/03/96 Torquay United A 2-0 4038 12 Bradbury, Cooper (pen)
09/03/96 Doncaster Rovers H 1-0 3175 13 Braithwaite
12/03/96 Cardiff City H 2-0 2609 13 Pears, Cooper (pen)
16/03/96 Chester City A 2-2 2043 12 Came, Cooper
23/03/96 Plymouth Argyle H 1-1 6185 12 Og (Logan)
26/03/96 Scunthorpe United A 0-4 1615 12  
30/03/96 Barnet H 1-0 2726 11 Pears
02/04/96 Wigan Athletic A 0-1 2744 11  
06/04/96 Lincoln City A 1-0 2723 12 Sharpe
08/04/96 Hereford United H 0-2 3191 12  
13/04/96 Gillingham A 0-1 7698 12  
20/04/96 Colchester United H 2-2 2788 12 Braithwaite, Chamberlain
27/04/96 Bury H 1-1 3508 14 Blake
04/05/96 Preston North End A 0-2 18700 14  
 
Final Table
1995/96 Third Division HOME AWAY P W D L F A W D L F A GS PD PTS 1 Preston North End 46 11 8 4 44 22 12 9 2 34 16 78 0 86 P 2 Gillingham 46 16 6 1 33 6 6 11 6 16 14 49 0 83 P 3 Bury 46 11 6 6 33 21 11 7 5 33 27 66 0 79 P 4 Plymouth Argyle 46 14 5 4 41 20 8 7 8 27 29 68 0 78 P 5 Darlington 46 10 6 7 30 21 10 12 1 30 21 60 0 78 6 Hereford United 46 13 5 5 40 22 7 9 7 25 25 65 0 74 7 Colchester United 46 13 7 3 37 22 5 11 7 24 29 61 0 72 8 Chester City 46 11 9 3 45 22 7 7 9 27 31 72 0 70 9 Barnet 46 13 6 4 40 19 5 10 8 25 26 65 0 70 10 Wigan Athletic 46 15 3 5 36 21 5 7 11 26 35 62 0 70 11 Northampton Town 46 9 10 4 32 22 9 3 11 19 22 51 0 67 12 Scunthorpe United 46 8 8 7 36 30 7 7 9 31 31 67 0 60 13 Doncaster Rovers 46 11 6 6 25 19 5 5 13 24 41 49 0 59 14 Exeter City 46 9 9 5 25 22 4 9 10 21 31 46 0 57 15 Rochdale 46 7 8 8 32 33 7 5 11 25 28 57 0 55 16 Cambridge United 46 8 8 7 34 30 6 4 13 27 41 61 0 54 17 Fulham 46 10 9 4 39 26 2 8 13 18 37 57 0 53 18 Lincoln City 46 8 7 8 32 26 5 7 11 25 47 57 0 53 19 Mansfield Town 46 6 10 7 25 29 5 10 8 29 35 54 0 53 20 Hartlepool United 46 8 9 6 30 24 4 4 15 17 43 47 0 49 21 Leyton Orient 46 11 4 8 29 22 1 7 15 15 41 44 0 47 22 Cardiff City 46 8 6 9 24 22 3 6 14 17 42 41 0 45 23 Scarborough 46 5 11 7 22 28 3 5 15 17 41 39 0 40 24 Torquay United 46 4 9 10 17 36 1 5 17 13 48 30 0 29 Torquay were not relegated as Stevenage Borough were ineligible to join the Football League.
1995-96 From the Express and Echo 
The ship steadied
NEW boss Peter Fox set about attempting to reverse five years of turmoil. The popular goalkeeper - Player of-the-Year in each of his two seasons with the club, achieved relative success on a shoestring budget and against a backdrop of limited expectation. City were among the play-off places by the beginning of October before the inevitable slide into mid-table.
But, after the trouble of the previous season, the future looked much brighter - City putting their finances back on an even keel and agreeing a deal with Exeter City Council that safeguarded the future of St James's Park.
THE CLIMAX
EXETER were never in relegation trouble and achieved a fine 14th spot after a 2-0 last-day defeat at Preston. Many City fans, who had travelled to celebrate an improved term, were locked out as an amazing 18,700 crowd packed into Deepdale.




Youth Results
Westcountry TV SW Counties League
Results

Westcountry TV SW Counties League
05/08/1995 Friendly Crediton United Away 6-3 Littley 4 Bell (D) Neno    
10/08/1995 Friendly Buckfastleigh  Home 9-0 Littley 5 Ghazghazi 3 Wilkinson    
14/08/1995 Friendly Seaton Town Away 3-1 Ghazghazi 2 Thirlby      
02/09/1995 League Weston Super Mare Away 3-1 Ghazghazi Littley 2      
09/09/1995 League Bashley Home 0-1 :        
16/09/1995 League Bristol City Away 4-0 Ghazghazi 2 Littley  Vittles    
23/09/1995 League Cardiff City Home 1-1 Neno        
14/10/1995 League Hereford United Home 1-1 Bell (D)        
21/10/1995 League Plymouth Argyle Away 1-4 Ghazghazi        
28/10/1995 League Swansea City Home 2-2 Ghazghazi 2        
01/11/1995 Friendly Perry Street Away 12-1 Ghazghazi 4 Walker (D) 2 Littley 3 Neno 2 Wilkinson
04/11/1995 League Torquay United Home 4-0 Bell (D) Ghazghazi 2 Og    
07/11/1995 FAYC Dulwich Hamlet Away 0-0 :        
11/11/1995 League Weston Super Mare Home 8-0 Ghazghazi 4 Vittles 2 Wilkinson 2    
21/11/1995 FAYC Dulwich Hamlet Home 3-2 Neno Littley Frankland (D)    
02/12/1995 League Bashley Away 6-1 Bell (D) Neno 2 Ghazghazi Littley Frankland (D)
05/12/1995 FAYC Brentford Away 0-4 :        
09/12/1995 League Bristol City Home 2-1 Ghazghazi Frankland (D)      
16/12/1995 League Cardiff City Away 1-4 Thomas (N)        
20/01/1996 League Hereford United Away 2-2 Ghazghazi Thomas (N)      
27/01/1996 League Plymouth Argyle Home 1-3 Ghazghazi        
03/02/1996 League Swansea City Away 3-1 Thomas (N)(pen) Ghazghazi 2      
17/02/1996 League Cheltenham Town Home 4-3 Littley Thomas (N) Ghazghazi Watts  
19/02/1996 League Torquay United Away 4-3 Ghazghazi 3 Wilkinson      
24/02/1996 League Cheltenham Town Away 4-1          
16/03/1996  Cup Hereford United Away 4-4 Ghazghazi 4 Won 6-5 on pens      
30/03/1996 Cup Bristol City Away 4-1 Ghazghazi  Holmes Wilkinson Watts  
10/04/2020 Cup  Bashley Home 1-0 Grant        
13/04/1996 Cup Cheltenham Town Home 2-1 Littley Ghazghazi      
27/04/1996 Cup Final Plymouth Argyle Away UNKNOWN Watts        

Final Table

  Westcountry Television SW Counties League Cup 1995-96
1 Cardiff City 18 14 2 2 62 16 44
2 Torquay United 18 12 1 5 36 19 37
3 Plymouth Argyle 18 10 4 4 57 18 34
4 Exeter City 18 10 4 4 50 27 34
5 Hereford United 18 10 3 5 40 16 33
6 Cheltenham Town 18 7 4 7 28 33 25
7 Swansea City 18 5 5 8 34 34 20
8 Bashley 18 4 5 9 31 58 17
9 Weston Super mare 18 2 1 15 16 84 7
10 Bristol City 18 1 1 16 10 59 4
WESTCOUNTRY TELEVISION SOUTH WEST COUNTIES YOUTH LEAGUE 1995-96.
LEAGUE APPEARANCES.
Jamie Ahearn 18; Sufyan Ghazghazi 18; Richard Neno 18; Nigel Thomas 18; Chris Grant 16; Jamie Littley 16; Steve White 15(1); James Vittles 15; Danny Bell 13(1); Richard Steer 10(4); John Wilkinson 8(10); Paul Hughes 8(1); Troy  Bennett 7(3); Damien Frankland 3(5); Ross Bellotti 3; David Walker 2(9); Luke Vinnicombe Troy  Bennett 7(3); Damien Frankland 3(5); 2(7); Brendan Green 2(1); William Dodge 2(1); Mark Thompson 2; Stuart Melhuish 1(6); Andrew Watts 1; Scott Walker 0(3).


LEAGUE CUP APPEARANCES.
Sufyan Ghazghazi 5; Chris Grant 5;
Jamie Littley 5; Richard Neno 5; Richard Steer 5; Steve White 5; Jamie Ahearn 4; Nigel Thomas 4; James Vittles 4; Andrew Watts 3; David Walker 2(3); Scott Walker 2(2); John Wilkinson 1(2); Damien Frankland 0(3); Luke Vinnicombe 0(3); Ross Bellotti 0(1); Paul Hughes 0(1).
LEAGUE GOALSCORERS.
Ghazghazi 24; Littley 5; Thomas 4; Vittles 4; Bell 3; Neno 3; Wilkinson 3; Frankland 2; Grant 1; Watts 1.

LEAGUE CUP GOALSCORERS.
Ghazghazi 6; Watts 2; Grant 1; Littley 1; Thomas 1; Wilkinson 1.




Devon and Exeter Youth League
Results

 Devon and Exeter Youth League
10/09/1995 League Torquay United Home 1-5 Wilkinson        
17/09/1995 League Okehampton Argyle Home 7-0 Rendle 4 Ahearn Dodge Marks  
24/09/1995 League Pinhoe Away 4-0 Walker (D) 2 Wilkinson Walker (S)    
01/10/1995 League Torquay United Away 1-3 Bell (D)        
15/10/1995 League Sidmouth Town Home 1-1 Rendle         
22/10/1995 Cup Budleigh Salterton Away 10-1 Wilkinson 3, Frankland, Bell (D), Walker (D), Harris (D), Ahearn, Vinnicombe, Og
29/10/1995 League Topsham Town Away 4-0 Wilkinson 2 Og Harris (D)    
19/11/1995 League Twyford Spartans Away 7-4 Frankland 2 Rendle 2 Thomas (N) Wilkinson Harris (D)
26/11/1995 League Dawlish Generals Home 4-0 Melhuish Thomas (N) Rendle Holmes (M)  
03/12/1995 Cup Bideford Home 10-0 Bell (D) 4 Walker (D) 3 Frankland (D) Steer Thomas (N)
21/01/1996 League Alphington  Home 11-0 Vinnicombe 2, Harris (D) 2, Thomas (N), Frankland, Ahearn. Bennett, Holmes, Watts, Og
18/02/1996 League Okehampton Argyle Away 9-0          
25/02/1996 League Pinhoe Home 5-0          
03/03/1996 League Dawlish Generals Away 10-0 Thomas 2, Wilkinson2,  Frankland 2, Walker (D) 2, Og
17/03/1996 League Topsham Town Home 2-2 Walker (D)  Thomas (N)      
24/03/1996 League Alphington  Away 15-0 Walker (D) 4, Thomas (N) 3, Frankland 3, Wilkinson, Vittles, Walker (S), Ahearn, Hillier
31/03/1996 League Twyford Spartans Home 4-1 Dodge  2 Walker (D) Holmes (M)    
07/04/1996 League Budleigh Salterton Home 3-2 Walker (D) 2 Rendle       
14/04/1996 League Budleigh Salterton Away 1-1 Frankland         
18/04/1996 League Sidmouth Town Away 1-1          
21/04/1996 League Bideford Home UNKNOWN          
24/04/1996 Cup Torquay United Home            
28/04/1996 League Torquay United Home            
01/05/1996 League Bideford Away            
12/05/1996 Cup Final   Neutral            

Final Table

P W D L F A PTS
Torquay United 20 19 1 0 117 16 58
Exeter City 20 14 4 2 103 20 46
Twyford Spartans 20 14 2 3 89 41 45
Budleigh Salterton 20 12 1 7 67 32 37
Sidmouth Town 20 10 3 7 50 49 33
Pinhoe 20 8 2 10 55 57 26
Topsham Town 20 6 4 10 39 55 22
Bideford 20 4 4 12 30 67 16
Okehampton 20 4 1 15 32 109 13
Alphington 20 4 1 15 22 97 13
Dawlish Town 20 2 2 16 17 78 8

 

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Squad Photo Back Row. Mark Cooper, Mark Gavin, Russell Coughlin, Anthony Thirlby, Jason Minett, Barry McConnell, Neil Parsley, ? Middle Row. Eamon Dolan, Robbie Turner, Mark Came, Michel Cecere, Ross Beloti, Jon Richardson, Jon Brown, Colin Anderson, Gary Rice. Front Row, Richard Pears, Danny Bailey, Mike Chapman, George Kent, Peter Fox, Noel Blake, Mike Radford, Martin Phillips, Nicky Medlin.

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