ECFC 1955/56

Exeter City's squad photograph from the 1955/56 season. Exeter finished the season in 16th position in Division Three South, and enjoyed an FA Cup run to the Third Round Proper, exiting after a replay defeat to Division Two side Stoke City.
  • League Position: 16th Played: 46 Won: 15, Drew: 10, Lost: 21 Goals For: 58, Goals Against: 77 Points: 40
  • FA Cup First Round:
Coventry City (A), 0-1.
Second Round: Hendon FC (H), 6-2.
Third Round: Stoke City (H), 0-0. Replay (A), 3-0.


First Team 
Results

20/08/1955 Colchester United H D 0-0 11871 :    
22/08/1955 Millwall  A L 0-2 8140 ;    
27/08/1955 Leyton Orient  A D 1-1 15000 Worthington    
31/08/1955 Millwall H W 3-1 10561 John 2 Mitchell  
03/09/1955 Torquay United H D 0-0 13991 :    
07/09/1955 Norwich City A L 1-2 14014 John    
10/09/1955 Southend United H L 0-1 9231 :    
14/09/1955 Norwich City H D 1-1 8443 Burke    
17/09/1955 Coventry City  A D 2-2 20790 John Burke  
21/09/1955 Gillingham A L 1-2 8400 Burke    
24/09/1955 Brentford H L 2-3 8454 Burke 2    
28/09/1955 Reading H L 0-2 6536 :    
01/10/1955 Watford  A W 3-2 9785 John Simpson  
08/10/1955 Swindon Town  A W 1-0 6783 Buckle    
15/10/1955 Queens Park Rangers H W 2-0 8741 Burke    
22/10/1955 Northampton Town A L 0-3 10805 :    
29/10/1955 Aldershot H W 2-1 7851 Iggleden Jefferson (og)  
05/11/1955 Crystal Palace  A W 1-0 12440 Rees    
12/11/1955 Brighton and Hove Albion H L 0-5 9019 :    
26/11/1955 Shrewsbury Town H W 3-0 6000 Rees Simpson Burke
03/12/1955 Ipswich Town  A D 2-2 14703 Rees Simpson  
17/12/1955 Colchester United  A L 1-5 6179 Murphy    
24/12/1955 Leyton Orient H D 1-1 8931 Murphy    
26/12/1955 Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic A D 0-0 8342 :    
27/12/1955 Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic H W 2-0 10540 Iggleden 2    
31/12/1955 Torquay United  A L 1-3 12128 Iggleden    
14/01/1956 Southend United  A L 0-6 7500 :    
21/01/1956 Coventry City H L 2-3 7472 Rees Murphy  
28/01/1956 Walsall H D 1-1 7147 Whiteside    
04/02/1956 Brentford  A L 0-2 6300 :    
11/02/1956 Watford H L 1-2 4207 John    
18/02/1956 Swindon Town H L 1-2 4937 Houghton    
25/02/1956 Queens Park Rangers A L 0-1 6859 :    
03/03/1956 Northampton Town H W 3-1 6996 Mitchell (p) Sword Willis
10/03/1956 Aldershot  A L 0-1 5397 :    
17/03/1956 Crystal Palace H W 6-1 6826 Sword 3 Iggleden 2 Thomas
24/03/1956 Brighton and Hove Albion A L 0-1 13274 :    
30/03/1956 Newport County  A W 2-1 5960 Buckle John  
31/03/1956 Southampton  A L 0-5 9924 :    
02/04/1956 Newport County H W 2-0 7363 Burke Buckle  
07/04/1956 Shrewsbury Town  A L 0-2 6676 :    
11/04/1956 Southampton H W 3-2 6933 Iggleden Burke 2  
14/04/1956 Ipswich Town H D 2-2 6006 Mitchell (p) Buckle  
21/04/1956 Walsall  A L 1-3 13656 Simpson    
25/04/1956 Reading  A W 2-1 5234 Iggleden Ellaway  
28/04/1956 Gillingham H W 2-1 6887 Willis Mitchell (p)  


Final Table 
League Division 3 (South)
                              P   W  D  L   F   A   W  D  L   F   A  Pts
 1. LEYTON ORIENT            46  18  3  2  76  20  11  5  7  30  29   66
 2. Brighton & Hove Albion   46  20  2  1  73  16   9  5  9  39  34   65
 3. Ipswich Town             46  16  6  1  59  28   9  8  6  47  32   64
 4. Southend United          46  16  4  3  58  25   5  7 11  30  55   53
 5. Torquay United           46  11 10  2  48  21   9  2 12  38  42   52
 6. Brentford                46  11  8  4  40  30   8  6  9  29  36   52
 7. Norwich City             46  15  4  4  56  31   4  9 10  30  51   51
 8. Coventry City            46  16  4  3  54  20   4  5 14  19  40   49
 9. Bournemouth              46  13  6  4  39  14   6  4 13  24  37   48
10. Gillingham               46  12  3  8  38  28   7  7  9  31  43   48
11. Northampton              46  14  3  6  44  27   6  4 13  23  44   47
12. Colchester United        46  14  4  5  56  37   4  7 12  20  44   47
13. Shrewsbury Town          46  12  9  2  47  21   5  3 15  22  45   46
14. Southampton              46  13  6  4  60  30   5  2 16  31  51   44
15. Aldershot                46   9  9  5  36  33   3  7 13  34  57   40
16. Exeter City              46  10  6  7  39  30   5  4 14  19  47   40
17. Reading                  46  10  2 11  40  37   5  7 11  30  42   39
18. Queen's Park Rangers     46  10  7  6  44  32   4  4 15  20  54   39
19. Newport County           46  12  2  9  32  26   3  7 13  26  53   39
20. Walsall                  46  13  5  5  43  28   2  3 18  25  56   38
21. Watford                  46   8  5 10  31  39   5  6 12  21  46   37
22. Millwall                 46  13  4  6  56  31   2  2 19  27  69   36
23. Crystal Palace           46   7  3 13  27  32   5  7 11  27  51   34
24. Swindon Town             46   4 10  9  18  22   4  4 15  16  56   30

Reserves
Southern League 
Results 
Southern League 1955/56
20/08/1955 League Kidderminster Away 2-1 Ellaway Rees    
24/08/1955 League Gloucester City Home 0-0 :      
27/08/1955 League Yeovil Town Home 1-1 Rees      
03/09/1955 League Llanelly Away 2-3 Grinney Bowkett    
08/09/1955 SL. Cup 1 Yeovil Town Away 3-4 Rees Sword 2    
10/09/1955 League Barry Town Away 2-2 Sword  Thomas (P)    
12/09/1955 SL. Cup 1 Yeovil Town Home 0-1 :      
14/09/1955 League Gloucester City Away 2-2 Sword 2      
17/09/1955 League Merthyr Tydfil Home 3-0 Iggleden Murphy Ellaway  
24/09/1955 League Headington  Away 0-7 :      
01/10/1955 League Dartford Home 2-2 Sword Thomas (P)    
08/10/1955 League Hastings United Home 0-3 :      
15/10/1955 League Tonbridge Away 2-4 Iggleden Joslin    
19/10/1955 Friendly St Luke's College Home 2-2 Iggleden Beer (C)    
22/10/1955 League Bath City Home 0-1 :      
29/10/1955 League Hereford United Away 3-2 John 2 Beer (C)    
05/11/1955 League Cheltenham Home 1-0 Sword      
12/11/1955 League Weymouth Away 0-1 :      
19/11/1955 League Gravesend United Home 2-0 Sword Whiteside    
26/11/1955 League Guildford City Away 1-2 Sword      
03/12/1955 League Bedford Town Home 3-2 Whiteside Thomas (P) Buckle   
08/12/1955 League Lovells Athletic Away 1-3 Buckle      
17/12/1955 League Kidderminster Home 4-0 Worthington Whiteside 2 Buckle   
24/12/1955 League Yeovil Town Away 0-1 :      
26/12/1955 League Chelmsford City Home 0-2 :      
27/12/1955 League Chelmsford City Away 1-2 Ellaway      
31/12/1955 Friendly Whipton  Away 7-1        
14/01/1956 League Barry Town Home 5-2 Grinney 2 Sword 3    
21/01/1956 League Merthyr Tydfil Away 2-2 Worthington 2      
28/01/1956 League Dartford Away 0-4 :      
04/02/1956 League Headington  Home 3-2 Sword 2 Worthington    
18/02/1956 League Hastings United Away 1-6 Buckle      
25/02/1956 League Tonbridge Home 0-2 :      
03/03/1956 League Bath City Away 4-1 Burke 2 Iggleden  Ellaway  
10/03/1956 League Hereford United Home 4-1 Buckle Burke 3    
12/03/1956 League Llanelly Home 6-1 Iggleden 2 Buckle Burke 3  
17/03/1956 League Gravesend United Away 3-0 Burke 3      
21/03/1956 League Kettering Home 0-1 :      
24/03/1956 League Weymouth Home 1-1 Burke      
30/03/1956 League Worcester City Home 3-0 Murphy Whiteside Houghton  
31/03/1956 League Cheltenham Away 1-6 Dunn (og)      
02/04/1956 League Worcester City Away 2-1 Ellaway 2      
07/04/1956 League Guildford City Home 2-0 Packer Ellaway    
14/04/1956 League Bedford Town Away 1-0 Murphy      
21/04/1956 League Lovells Athletic Home 2-2 Murphy Thomas (P)    
28/04/1956 League Kettering Away 4-4 Beer (C) Murphy Worthington Thomas (P)


Final Table 
Southern League
                                   P  W  D  L   F   A Pts
 1.Guildford City                 42 26  8  8  74  34  60
 2.Cheltenham Town                42 25  6 11  82  53  56
 3.Yeovil Town                    42 23  9 10  98  55  55
 4.Bedford Town                   42 21  9 12  99  69  51
 5.Dartford                       42 20  9 13  78  62  49
 6.Weymouth                       42 19 10 13  83  63  48
 7.Gloucester City                42 19  9 14  72  60  47
 8.Lovells Athletic               42 19  9 14  91  78  47
 9.Chelmsford City                42 18 10 14  67  55  46
10.Kettering Town                 42 16 11 15 105  86  43
11.Exeter City                    42 17  9 16  75  76  43
12.Gravesend & Northfleet         42 17  8 17  79  75  42
13.Hereford United                42 17  7 18  90  90  41
14.Hastings United                42 15 10 17  90  73  40
15.Headington United              42 17  6 19  82  86  40
16.Kidderminster Harriers         42 14  7 21  86 108  35
17.Llanelly                       42 14  6 22  64  98  34
18.Barry Town                     42 11 11 20  91 108  33
19.Worcester City                 42 12  9 21  66  83  33
20.Tonbridge                      42 11 11 20  53  74  33
21.Bath City                      42  7 10 25  43 107  24
22.Merthyr Town                   42  7 10 25  52 127  24


Exeter City “A”
Results

Final Table
Exeter and District League
Senior 1
SENIOR 1
1 Exeter City 22 17 3 2 79 28 37
2 Sidmouth Town 22 18 1 3 90 34 37
3 Rockbeare 22 16 4 2 89 34 36
4 St Lukes College Res 22 13 4 5 73 50 30
5 Heavitree United Res 22 10 4 8 62 49 24
6 Seaton Town 22 10 3 9 64 57 23
7 Budleigh Salterton 22 7 6 9 56 67 20
8 Cullompton Rangers 22 6 3 13 53 85 15
9 Tiverton Town Res 22 6 2 14 47 74 14
10 St Marks   22 4 4 14 50 75 12
11 Dawlish Town Res 22 4 3 15 39 82 11
12 Whipton Saints 22 2 1 19 19 86 5

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