ECFC 1987/88

Squad photograph from the 1987/88 season, where Exeter City finished the season in 22nd place in the old Fourth Division, just two places above the drop-zone. The Grecians were knocked out of both the FA Cup and the League Cup in the First Round, and exited the Football League Trophy in the Preliminary Round.



FA Cup
First Round: Leyton Orient (A), 2-0.

League Cup
First Round (played over two legs): AFC Bournemouth (A), 1-1 and (H), 1-3. Exeter lose 2-4 on aggregate.

Football League Trophy
Preliminary Round (group stage): Port Vale (A), 2-0, Newport County (H), 0-1.

First Team 
Results

15/08/1987

Cambridge United

Home

W

3-0

 

Cooper 2

O'Connell

 

22/08/1987

Swansea City

Away

W

2-0

 

O'Connell

Kellow

 

29/08/1987

Newport County

Home

W

3-0

 

Batty

Harrower

Cooper

31/08/1987

Tranmere Rovers

Away

L

1-2

 

O'Connell

 

 

05/09/1987

Wrexham

Home

D

1-1

 

Batty

 

 

12/09/1987

Leyton Orient

Away

W

3-2

 

Edwards 2

Kellow

 

16/09/1987

Carlisle United

Home

D

1-1

 

Williams

 

 

19/09/1987

Rochdale

Home

D

1-1

 

Kellow (p)

 

 

25/09/1987

Colchester United

Away

W

2-0

 

Batty

Edwards

 

30/09/1987

Hartlepool United

Away

L

1-3

 

Edwards

 

 

03/10/1987

Torquay United

Home

L

0-1

 

 

 

 

10/10/1987

Scarborough

Away

L

1-3

 

Phillips

 

 

17/10/1987

Burnley

Home

L

1-2

 

Edwards

 

 

20/10/1987

Bolton Wanderers

Away

L

0-1

 

 

 

 

24/10/1987

Crewe Alexandra

Home

W

3-2

 

Massey

Kellow

Batty

31/10/1987

Hereford United

Away

D

1-1

 

O'Connell

 

 

07/11/1987

Cardiff City

Away

L

2-3

 

Rowbotham

Batty

 

21/11/1987

Stockport County

Home

W

2-1

 

Milton 2

 

 

08/12/1987

Darlington

Away

L

1-4

 

Milton

 

 

12/12/1987

Scunthorpe United

Home

D

1-1

 

O'Connell (p)

 

 

18/12/1987

Halifax Town

Away

L

0-2

 

 

 

 

26/12/1987

Colchester United

Home

L

0-2

 

 

 

 

28/12/1987

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Away

L

0-3

 

 

 

 

01/01/1988

Newport County

Away

D

1-1

 

Olsson

 

 

02/01/1988

Leyton Orient

Home

L

1-2

 

Batty

 

 

09/01/1988

Swansea City

Home

W

3-1

 

Olsson

O'Connell

Edwards

16/01/1988

Exeter City

Away

D

0-0

 

 

 

 

23/01/1988

Carlisle United

Away

D

0-0

 

 

 

 

30/01/1988

Exeter City

Home

L

0-1

 

 

 

 

13/02/1988

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Home

L

2-4

 

O'Connell 2

 

 

19/02/1988

Cambridge United

Away

L

1-2

 

Edwards

 

 

27/02/1988

Torquay United

Away

D

1-1

 

Taylor

 

 

02/03/1988

Hartlepool United

Home

W

1-0

 

O'Connell (p)

 

 

05/03/1988

Burnley

Away

L

0-3

 

 

 

 

09/03/1988

Peterborough United

Home

L

0-1

 

 

 

 

12/03/1988

Scarborough

Home

W

1-0

 

Harris

 

 

19/03/1988

Hereford United

Home

D

2-2

 

Stevens (og)

Hiley

 

22/03/1988

Wrexham

Away

L

0-3

 

 

 

 

26/03/1988

Crewe Alexandra

Away

D

0-0

 

 

 

 

02/04/1988

Cardiff City

Home

L

0-2

 

 

 

 

04/04/1988

Stockport County

Away

L

1-2

 

Rowbotham

 

 

09/04/1988

Bolton Wanderers

Home

D

1-1

 

O'Connell (p)

 

 

23/04/1988

Peterborough United

Away

L

1-2

 

Harrower

 

 

30/04/1988

Darlington

Home

W

4-1

 

O'Connell

Edwards 3

 

02/05/1988

Scunthorpe United

Away

D

1-1

 

Edwards

 

 

07/05/1988

Halifax Town

Home

L

1-2

 

Delve

 

 



Final Table 
Barclays League Division 4
                              P   W  D  L   F   A   W  D  L   F   A  Pts
 1. WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS  46  15  3  5  47  19  12  6  5  35  24   90
 2. CARDIFF CITY             46  15  6  2  39  14   9  7  7  27  27   85
 3. BOLTON WANDERERS         46  15  6  2  42  12   7  6 10  24  30   78
 4. Scunthorpe United        46  14  5  4  42  20   6 12  5  34  31   77
 5. Torquay United           46  10  7  6  34  16  11  7  5  32  25   77
 6. SWANSEA CITY             46   9  7  7  35  28  11  3  9  27  28   70
 7. Peterborough United      46  10  5  8  28  26  10  5  8  24  27   70
 8. Leyton Orient            46  13  4  6  55  27   6  8  9  30  36   69
 9. Colchester United        46  10  5  8  23  22   9  5  9  24  29   67
10. Burnley                  46  12  5  6  31  22   8  2 13  26  40   67
11. Wrexham                  46  13  3  7  46  26   7  3 13  23  32   66
12. Scarborough              46  12  8  3  38  19   5  6 12  18  29   65
13. Darlington               46  13  6  4  39  25   5  5 13  32  44   65
14. Tranmere Rovers          46  14  2  7  43  20   5  7 11  18  33   64
15. Cambridge United         46  10  6  7  32  24   6  7 10  18  28   61
16. Hartlepool United        46   9  7  7  25  25   6  7 10  25  32   59
17. Crewe Alexandra          46   7 11  5  25  19   6  8  9  32  34   58
18. Halifax Town             46  11  7  5  37  25   3  7 13  17  34   55
19. Hereford United          46   8  7  8  25  27   6  5 12  16  32   54
20. Stockport County         46   7  7  9  26  26   5  8 10  18  32   51
21. Rochdale                 46   5  9  9  28  34   6  6 11  19  42   48
22. Exeter City              46   8  6  9  33  29   3  7 13  20  39   46
23. Carlisle United          46   9  5  9  38  33   3  3 17  19  53   44
24. NEWPORT COUNTY           46   4  5 14  19  36   2  2 19  16  69   25
Reserves
South West Counties League
Results
South West Counties League
11/08/1987 Cup Bristol City A 4-5          
19/08/1987 League Newport County A 3-3 Paul Williams Chris Vinnicombe 2      
08/09/1987 League Hereford United H 1-0 Jamie Harris         
22/09/1987 League AFC Bournemouth H 6-1 Paul Williams 3 Jamie Harris 2 Tony Kellow    
06/10/1987 League Cardiff City A 1-2 Jamie Harris        
27/10/1987 League Torquay United A 0-2 :        
10/11/1987 League Swamsea City  H 3-0          
25/11/1987 League Shrewsbury Town A 2-0 Adrian Harris Jamie Harris      
08/12/1987 League Plymouth Argyle H 1-2          
05/01/1988 League Newport County H 4-0          
12/01/1988 League Bristol City H 7-1 Jamie Harris 3 Lee Bolson Tony Stuart Rowbotham Delve
25/01/1988 League Hereford United A 1-0          
03/02/1988 League AFC Bournemouth A 3-1 Jamie Harris Scott Hiley Brian Beer (on trial)    
29/02/1988 League Bristol City A 1-0          
15/03/1988 League Torquay United H 1-1 Jamie Harris        
29/03/1988 League Swamsea City  A 2-0 Dean Edwrards Richard Cooper      
19/04/1988 League Shrewsbury Town H 4-0          
26/04/1988 League Plymouth Argyle A 1-4 Jamie Harris        
04/05/1988 League Cardiff City H 1-2 Steve Williams    Steve Williams was on trial from Flint Town



Final Table 

  South West Counties League 1987-88
1 Plymouth Argyle 18 13 0 5 55 25 39
2 Exeter City 18 11 2 5 42 19 35
3 AFC Bournemouth 18 8 2 8 45 40 26
4 Cardiff City 18 8 2 8 36 40 26
5 Shrewsbury Town 18 6 6 6 32 32 24
6 Hereford United 18 6 4 8 26 31 22
7 Torquay United 18 5 7 6 27 38 22
8 Newport County 18 6 3 9 22 37 21
9 Bristol City 18 5 4 9 39 46 19
10 Swansea City 18 4 4 9 26 42 16



Youth Team
Devon and Exeter Premier League
Results 
Devon and Exeter Premier league
15/08/1987 League Budleigh Salterton H 2-3 Williams 2        
22/08/1987 League Chelston H 3-0 Harris Hiley Massey    
29/08/1987 League Dawlish H 5-0 Waters 3 Williams Roberts (A)    
05/09/1987 League Dawlish A 1-2 Roberts (A)        
12/09/1987 League Exmouth Town A 2-1 Harris 2        
19/09/1987 League Honiton H 0-1 :        
26/09/1987 League Crediton A 1-1 Taylor (Shaun)        
03/10/1987 League Bideford H 10-1 Harris 6 Hiley 2 Massey Parker (M)  
10/10/1987 Cup Exmouth Town A 3-0 Vinnicombe Harris Hiley    
17/10/1987 League Cullompton H 1-1 Harris        
24/10/1987 League Clyst Valley  A 6-0 Harris 3 Williams 2 Watkins    
31/10/1987 League Exmouth Town H 6-0 Harris 4 Webb(Darren) Vinnicombe    
07/11/1987 League Exeter Arms H 0-0 :        
14/11/1987 League Okehampton Argyle A 3-2 Harris Webb(Darren) Vinnicombe    
28/11/1987 League Exeter Arms A 0-0 :        
05/12/1987 League Willand H 7-0 Harris 2 O'Connell 2 Parker 2 Hiley  
12/12/1987 League Honiton A 0-0 :        
19/12/1987 League Sidmouth H 3-1 Hiley Og Harris    
02/01/1988 League Budleigh Salterton A P-P          
09/01/1988 League Bideford A 10-0 Bolson 5 Harris 3 Rowbotham 2    
16/01/1988 League Chelston A 3-1 Rowbotham 3        
23/01/1988 League Okehampton Argyle H 0-0 :        
30/01/1988 League Willand A P-P :        
20/02/1988 League Budleigh Salterton A 5-2 Harris 2 Hiley 2 Parker     
27/02/1988 League Crediton H 1-0 Vinnicombe        
05/03/1988 Cup Sidmouth H 4-1 Hiley 2 Harris Bolson    
12/03/1988 League Cullompton A 2-0 Dugdale Bolson      
19/03/1988 League Alphington A 2-0 Alphonse (J) Parker      
26/03/1988 League Newton St Cyres A 0-1 :        
02/04/1988 League Newton St Cyres H 2-0          
09/04/1988 League Clyst Valley  H 4-0          
16/04/1988 League Alphington H 3-0          
20/04/1988 League Willand A 1-0          
30/04/1988 League Sidmouth A            
07/05/1988 League Bideford H            
14/05/1988 League Alphington H            
21/05/1988 League Okehampton Argyle A            
28/05/1988 League Dawlish H            

Final Table
Devon & Exeter League
Premier Division
                                   P  W  D  L   F   A Pts
 1.Crediton United                30 22  6  2  92  28  50
 2.Exeter City A.                 30 20  6  4  93  17  46
 3.Budleigh Salterton             30 18  8  4  60  34  44
 4.Alphington                     30 20  2  8  86  49  42
 5.Newton St. Cyres               30 16  4 10  57  39  36
 6.Exeter St. Thomas              30 11 11  8  63  39  33
 7.Willand Rovers                 30 14  4 12  78  59  32
 8.Sidmouth Town                  30 12  7 11  83  61  31
 9.Chelston                       30 11  9 10  46  42  31
10.Okehampton Argyle              30 12  6 12  42  55  30
11.Honiton Town                   30 11  5 14  54  57  27
12.Dawlish Town Reserves          30 10  3 17  43  71  23
13.Exmouth Town Reserves          30  7  5 18  59  78  19
14.Cullompton Rangers             30  5  6 19  47  84  16
15.Bideford Reserves              30  6  4 20  37 119  16
16.Clyst Valley                   30  0  4 26  27 135   4

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