ECFC 1965/66

In 1965/66 Exeter were relegated to the Fourth Division after finishing 22nd in Division Three. City did have much luck in the cup either, being eliminated from the FA Cup and League Cup in the First Round

Players sitting in the stand.


  • League Stats: Position: 22nd Played: 46, Won: 12, Drew: 11, Lost: 23 Goals For: 53 Goals Against: 79 Points: 35
  • FA Cup
First Round: Bedford Town (H), 1-2.
  • League Cup
First Round: Colchester United (A), 2-1.

First Team 
Results

21/08/1965 Oldham Athletic H W 4-0 7271 Banks 2 McLean Welsh
25/08/1965 Gillingham A D 1-1 10540 Banks    
28/08/1965 Watford  A L 0-3 10590 :    
04/09/1965 Scunthorpe United H W 4-0 5818 McLean 2 Welsh Curtis
11/09/1965 Brighton and Hove Albion A L 1-2 13252 Carter    
13/09/1965 Millwall  A L 0-3 12288 :    
18/09/1965 Queens Park Rangers H D 0-0 6223 :    
25/09/1965 Mansfield Town  A D 0-0 7511 :    
02/10/1965 Hull City H L 1-4 7125 Banks    
06/10/1965 Millwall H L 1-2 6770 Banks    
09/10/1965 Workington  A L 1-6 3903 Ley    
16/10/1965 Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic H W 1-0 5383 Harvey (p)    
23/10/1965 Southend United  A L 2-4 7212 Curtis2    
30/10/1965 Swindon Town H D 1-1 6722 Curtis    
06/11/1965 Shrewsbury Town A L 0-4 4559 :    
20/11/1965 Brentford  A W 2-1 5943 Peapell Banks  
27/11/1965 Bristol Rovers H W 1-0 5964 Ley    
04/12/1965 Gillingham H W 3-1 5000 McLean 2 Kennedy  
11/12/1965 Oxford United H L 1-2 7000 Ley    
17/12/1965 Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic  A W 1-0 4655 Banks    
27/12/1965 Swansea Town H D 1-1 9132 Banks    
01/01/1966 Workington H W 2-1 6000 Blain Stuckey  
08/01/1966 Grimsby Town  A D 1-1 7514 Harvey (p)    
15/01/1966 Southend United H D 1-1 4845 Banks    
22/01/1966 Swansea Town  A L 0-1 7212 :    
29/01/1966 Oldham Athletic  A L 1-3 13449 McLean    
05/02/1966 Watford H L 1-2 4775 Banks    
19/02/1966 Scunthorpe United  A L 1-2 4396 Rees    
05/03/1966 Peterborough United H L 2-5 5362 Kennedy Harvey (p)  
12/03/1966 Queens Park Rangers  A L 0-1 7542 :    
19/03/1966 Mansfield Town H D 2-2 5055 Keeley Carter  
02/04/1966 Shrewsbury Town H D 0-0 4515 :    
09/04/1966 York City  A L 0-2 2726 :    
11/04/1966 Walsall  A D 1-1 9478 Banks    
13/04/1966 Walsall H L 0-2 4700 :    
16/04/1966 Brentford H W 5-0 4975 Banks 2 McLean2 Kennedy
20/04/1966 Hull City  A L 1-6 28055 Banks    
23/04/1966 Bristol Rovers A L 0-2 6803 :    
27/04/1966 Reading H L 1-2 4500 Kennedy    
30/04/1966 York City H L 0-2 3985 :    
03/05/1966 Brighton and Hove Albion H W 2-0 3344 Curtis Banks  
07/05/1966 Oxford United  A W 1-0 6703 Mitchell    
09/05/1966 Peterborough United A L 0-2 4467 :    
18/05/1966 Reading  A L 1-4 4160 Banks    
21/05/1966 Grimsby Town H W 2-0 3770 McLean Banks  
28/05/1966 Swindon Town  A D 2-2 6593 McLean 2    


Final Table 
League Division 3
                              P   W  D  L   F   A   W  D  L   F   A  Pts
 1. HULL CITY                46  19  2  2  64  24  12  5  6  45  38   69
 2. MILLWALL                 46  19  4  0  47  13   8  7  8  29  30   65
 3. Queen's Park Rangers     46  16  3  4  62  29   8  6  9  33  36   57
 4. Scunthorpe United        46   9  8  6  44  34  12  3  8  36  33   53
 5. Workington               46  13  6  4  38  18   6  8  9  29  39   52
 6. Gillingham               46  14  4  5  33  19   8  4 11  29  35   52
 7. Swindon Town             46  11  8  4  43  18   8  5 10  31  30   51
 8. Reading                  46  13  5  5  36  19   6  8  9  34  44   51
 9. Walsall                  46  13  7  3  48  21   7  3 13  29  43   50
10. Shrewsbury Town          46  13  7  3  48  22   6  4 13  25  42   49
11. Grimsby Town             46  15  6  2  47  25   2  7 14  21  37   47
12. Watford                  46  12  4  7  33  19   5  9  9  22  32   47
13. Peterborough United      46  13  6  4  50  26   4  6 13  30  40   46
14. Oxford United            46  11  3  9  38  33   8  5 10  32  41   46
15. Brighton & Hove Albion   46  13  4  6  48  28   3  7 13  19  37   43
16. Bristol Rovers           46  11 10  2  38  15   3  4 16  26  49   42
17. Swansea City             46  14  4  5  61  37   1  7 15  20  59   41
18. Bournemouth              46   9  8  6  24  19   4  4 15  14  37   38
19. Mansfield Town           46  10  5  8  31  36   5  3 15  28  53   38
20. Oldham Athletic          46   8  7  8  34  33   4  6 13  21  48   37
21. SOUTHEND UNITED          46  15  1  7  43  28   1  3 19  11  55   36
22. EXETER CITY              46   9  6  8  36  28   3  5 15  17  51   35
23. BRENTFORD                46   9  4 10  34  30   1  8 14  14  39   32
24. YORK CITY                46   5  7 11  30  44   4  2 17  23  62   27

Squad photo with apprentices in the front row

Reserves
Western League 
Results 
Western League 1965/66
21/08/1965 League Salisbury City Away 0-4 :        
28/08/1965 League Andover Home 2-2 Riding Curtis      
04/09/1965 League Torquay United Away 3-5 Riding Tolchard Stuckey    
11/09/1965 League Minehead Home 3-2 Riding Rees 2      
18/09/1965 League Bristol City Away 1-3 Riding        
25/09/1965 League Taunton Town Home 5-3 Banks 2 Curtis 3      
02/10/1965 League Taunton Town Away 0-2 :        
09/10/1965 League Portland United Home 4-2 Stuckey 2 Rees  Riding    
16/10/1965 League Bridgwater Away  2-7 Carter 2        
23/10/1965 League Bideford Home 1-2 Balson        
30/10/1965 League Glastonbury Away 0-3 :        
06/11/1965 League Bridport Home 0-2 :        
13/11/1965 League Bideford Away 1-3 Peapell        
20/11/1965 League Barnstaple Town Home 4-0 Rees 2 Richardson Tolchard    
27/11/1965 League Weston Super Mare Away 1-5 Rees        
11/12/1965 League Bridport Away 3-0 Tolchard 2 Sweetman      
18/12/1965 League Bridgwater Home 1-1 Rees        
27/12/1965 League Andover Away P-P Frozen Pitch    
01/01/1966 League Portland United Away 0-1 :        
08/01/1966 League Dorchester Town Home 0-1 :        
15/01/1966 League Dorchester Town Away P-P Frozen Pitch    
22/01/1966 League Glastonbury Home 4-2 Curtis Carter Richardson Riding  
29/01/1966 League Welton Rovers Home 2-2 Carter  Curtis      
05/02/1966 League Welton Rovers Away 1-2 McLean        
12/02/1966 League Salisbury City Home 6-1 Kennedy 2 Riding 3 Anderson    
19/02/1966 League Weston Super Mare Home 1-2 Anderson        
26/02/1966 League Barnstaple Town Away 3-0 Carter 2 Curtis      
05/03/1966 League Weymouth Away P-P Frozen Pitch    
12/03/1966 League Bristol City Home 4-0 Rees 2 Curtis 2      
14/03/1966 League Weymouth Away 3-1 Balson Richardson Rees    
19/03/1966 League Dorchester Town Away 0-1 :        
26/03/1966 League Minehead Away 0-2 :        
30/03/1966 League Torquay United Home 2-0 McLean Riding      
08/04/1966 League Frome Town Away 2-1 Curtis McLean      
09/04/1966 League Andover Away 2-2 McLean Curtis      
11/04/1966 League Frome Town Home 2-0 McLean Riding      
06/06/1966 League Weymouth Home 0-4 :        


Final Table
Western Leagu
                                   P  W  D  L   F   A Pts
 1.Welton Rovers                  34 25  9  0 105  28  59
 2.Portland United                34 23  2  9  75  50  48
 3.Bideford                       34 19  8  7  90  49  46
 4.Andover                        34 16  8 10  74  57  40
 5.Minehead                       34 13 12  9  46  44  38
 6.Frome Town                     34 14  9 11  53  53  37
 7.Glastonbury                    34 12 11 11  61  46  35
 8.Taunton                        34 15  5 14  73  69  35
 9.Bridgwater Town                34 12 10 12  63  62  34
10.Salisbury                      34 12  8 14  62  57  32
11.Torquay United                 34 11 10 13  56  56  32
12.Exeter City                    34 13  4 17  63  70  30
13.Weymouth                       34 11  8 15  65  76  30
14.Weston-super-Mare              34 12  5 17  48  61  29
15.Bridport                       34 12  5 17  57  90  29
16.Dorchester Town                34  9  5 20  41  79  23
17.Barnstaple Town                34  7  8 19  35  59  22
18.Bristol City                   34  4  5 25  33  94  13
Reserves
Western Floodlit League 
Results 
Western Counties Floodlit League
13/10/1965 League Torquay United Away 3-4         Att. 2648 
27/10/1965 League Weymouth Away 0-1 :       Att. 2274
  League Cheltenham Away 0-1          
20/12/1965 League Yeovil Town Away 2-6 Carter Rees      
23/02/1966 League Poole Town Away 1-2 Buckingham        
02/03/1966 League Bath City Home 2-0 Hurrell Tolchard      
16/03/1966 League Plymouth Argyle Home 1-1 Kennedy        
04/04/1966 League Weymouth Home 1-4 Banks        
18/04/1966 League Torquay United Home 1-0 Peapell        
20/04/1966 League Poole Town Home 2-0 Riding Elliott      
09/05/1966 League Yeovil Town Home 3-1          

Final Table
Western Floodlit League

Youth Team
E & D FL
Exeter City Colts
Results 

Final Table 
Exeter And District Football League
Premier Division

PREMIER
P W D L F A PTS
1 Tiverton Town 28 25 2 1 109 25 52
2 Dawlish Town 28 23 3 2 100 39 49
3 Exmouth Town 28 17 4 7 80 45 38
4 Friernhay   28 16 3 9 93 60 35
5 Sidmouth Town 28 13 7 8 72 63 33
6 Ottery St Mary 28 13 4 11 62 59 30
7 Heavitree United 28 12 5 11 65 69 29
8 Clyst Valley 28 10 8 10 66 70 28
9 Newton Poppleford 28 9 8 11 72 75 26
10 St Leonards 28 8 5 15 44 70 21
11 Cullompton 28 7 4 17 65 85 18
12 Exeter City Colts 28 7 4 17 40 79 18
13 Elmore       28 6 6 18 61 101 18
14 Crediton United 28 7 3 18 47 72 17
15 Exmouth Amateurs 28 3 2 23 37 101 8

Exeter City Colts 
E and D League Senior 2A
Results 

Final Table
Senior 2A Division


SENIOR 2A
1 Dawlish Town 28 22 2 4 134 37 46
2 Heavitree United 28 20 3 5 95 43 43
3 Exeter City Colts 28 18 4 6 90 54 40
4 Exmouth Town 28 19 0 9 93 49 38
5 Friernhay   28 16 4 8 100 71 36
6 Tiverton Town 28 16 3 9 115 77 35
7 Clyst Valley 28 16 1 11 105 60 33
8 Sidmouth Town 28 13 4 11 89 85 30
9 Ottery St Mary 28 12 3 13 96 95 27
10 Elmore       28 9 3 16 62 90 21
11 Newton Poppleford 28 7 3 18 60 107 17
12 Crediton United 28 6 4 18 74 131 16
13 St Leonards 28 6 2 20 50 119 14
14 Cullompton 28 5 2 21 53 117 12
15 Exmouth Amateurs 28 4 4 20 46 127 12

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