ECFC 1904/05

WESTERN TIMES 18 JULY 1904
“A meeting of the East Devon Football Association was held on Friday in Exeter, when many matters were arranged in anticipation of the coming season.
St Lukes College were the winners of the cup and medals in the Senior League. Ellacombe (Torquay) won the cup and medals in that division, and on Saturday the 23rd inst: Friernhay club is to be presented with the cup and medals of the Exeter Junior League.
It is anticipated that several new clubs will be affiliated to the Association this year from Exeter and other parts of the County under this jurisdiction.
An effort is being made to form a strong Association Football club at Newton Abbot, and keen footballers are interesting themselves in the formation of a League for the Barnstaple district.
Friernhay and Belmont Club are moved up to the Senior League. If a sufficient number of Junior clubs affiliate it is probable that a third League would at once be formed. This should induce some of the schools of the city
The matches in the cup competitions are to be held upon the fourth saturdays in the first four months of next year.
An examination of referees will be held shortly in Exeter and at other centres such as Torquay and Barnstaple, as occasion demands. Persons wishing to qualify should send their names to the Hon Secretary of the East Devon Football Association Mr W P Wilkinson, Exeter.”


Squad photograph from 1904/05, the first season where the club where know as Exeter City.

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Squad Photo
Players Only. Back Row: Rev Reid, Sid Thomas, Peter's, (TBC), (TBC).
Front Row: Morgan, Eveleigh, (TBC), (TBC)
On Ground: George Russell, Jimmy Sellick.

EXETER CITY ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL CLUB.


The Exeter City Association Football Club, which opens its season on Saturday with a practice, has a very hopeful outlook. A heavy fixture list has been arranged. 
The senior XI. are entered in the League and Cup competitions, and, in addition to the League fixtures, friendly games have been arranged with the Batteries at Topsham Barracks, with Green Waves, Cardiff Triumph (winners of the junior cup), and other Clubs in the Plymouth District. 
The Club is endeavouring to arrange Channel Island tour. 
The team promises to be a strong one. Unfortunately they have lost Winter, their last year's outside left, but among the new players is Horner, who will be remembered in connexion with the old Exeter United XI. 
Other players have been secured who have yet to make their reputation  in the West, but, everything considered. the Club's prospects have never been brighter. 
St. James's Park will again be the home of the first XI,  whose first regular fixture will take place there on September 10.
  • Devon and Exeter Gazette, 31st August 1904.

Results 

10/09/1904

110th Battery

H

W

2-1

Eveleigh 

Thomas 

17/09/1904

Belmont 

A

W

3-1*

Davidson 

Sellick

Eveleigh

08/10/1904

St Lukes' College

H

W

3-1

Reid 3 (1 pen)

15/10/1904

111th Battery RFA

A

W

5-1

Reid 5

29/10/1904

110th  Battery RFA

A

D

3-3

Sellick

Thomas

Reid (pen)

05/11/1904

Dawlish 

A

W

3-2

Coles 

Sellick 

Thomas 

17/12/1904

Friernhay

A

W

4-2

Reid 

Thomas 2

Sellick

24/12/1904

Newton Town

H

W

3-1

Sellick

Thomas 

Reid 

31/12/1904

Newton Town

A

W

1-0

Ashford (pen)

04/02/1905

112 Battery RFA

H

W

2-0

Sellick 

Thomas 

18/02/1905

St Lukes' College

A

W

3-0

Reid 2 (1 pen)

Thomas

18/03/1905

112 Battery RFA

A

D

2-2

Reid (pen)

Thomas

01/04/1905

Dawlish 

H

L

2-4

Russell (pen)

Thomas 

08/04/1905

Friernhay

H

W

6-0

Davidson 

Reid 2

Thomas 2

Andrews(pen)

22/04/1905

111th Battery RFA

H

W

5-1

Andrews


*Belmont withdrew! 



League Table 

East Devon Senior League

EAST DEVON SENIOR LEAGUE 
P W D L F A PTS
Exeter City 14 11 2 1 40 17 24
111th Brigade 14 10 0 4 43 20 20
110th Brigade 14 6 3 5 40 32 15
112th Brigade 14 4 5 5 23 21 13
Dawlish     14 4 5 5 20 25 13
Friernhay 14 5 2 7 21 31 12
St Lukes College 14 3 2 9 18 28 8
Newton Town 14 3 1 10 16 47 7
Belmont withdrew


Exeter and District Junior League
(from E & E March 1905)

FIRST DIVISION 
Willeys Athletic 13 12 1 0 32 11 25
Mint               13 9 2 2 23 19 20
Exmouth Albion 13 8 0 5 22 15 16
Exmouth Rovers 12 6 1 5 19 19 13
Friernhay Res 12 4 1 7 18 19 9
Culm Valley 14 2 4 8 18 37 7 ?
St Lukes Res 11 3 1 7 16 19 7
Exeter City A 10 1 0 9 6 17 2

Friendlies and other games

1904/05
1904/05  
      Exeter score 1st      
24/09/1904 Torquay United Home 5-0   Thomas 3, Eveleigh, Sellick.  
01/10/1904 112th Battery Away 0-3   :  
22/10/1904 North Devon School Home 8-0   Sellick 2, Thomas 3, Reid 3.  
12/11/1904 West Buckland School Home 5-1   Thomas 3, Davidson 2.  
19/11/1904 Crediton Grammar School Away 4-0   Reid, Horner, Sellick, Thomas  
26/11/1904 111th Battery Home 1-0   Reid  
03/12/1904 Dawlish  Away 3-1   Wallage, Russell, Reid.  
07/12/1904 Exmouth United Home 3-2   Eveleigh, Ashford, Sellick  
26/12/1904 Plymouth Garrison Choir Home 6-3      
29/12/1904 Holsworthy Away 0-3   :  
31/12/1904 Devon v Somerset  Neutral 5-2 4000 Massey 2, McLeod 2, Reid County Match at County Ground, Rev Reid played for Devon
07/01/1905 Belmont Home 4-0   Reid, Sellick, Thomas, Eveleigh  
21/01/1905 111th Battery Away 1-1 1000 Reid  
11/02/1905 Torquay United Away 6-3     At Torquay Cricket Club
25/02/1905 Exmouth United Home 4-1 1500 Reid 2, Russell, Thomas  
04/03/1905 111th Battery Home 8-0   Andrews 2, Thomas 3, Reid 3, Davidson.  
11/03/1905 Friernhay Home 6-2   Andrews, Davidson 2, Sellick, Thomas, Russell  
15/04/1905 Exmouth United Away 4-1   Sellick 2, Thomas, Carlile (og),   
24/04/1905 Triumph (Plymouth) Neutral 2-0     Played at County Ground, Exeter
29/04/1905 Newtown Town v 111th Battery At SJP 5-0 2500   East Devon Cup Final

EXETER CITY F.C. 

The Annual General Meeting of Exeter City was held in May.

The following is from the Western Times from the May 10th 1905

The Annual General Meeting of the Exeter City Association Footall Club was held last night at the Red Lion Inn in Sidwell Street.

Mr W. Fenwick occupied the chair and said the question to decide was whether the club should enter for the Devon Senior League as there was no doubt that if they did it would strengthen the club's position in Exeter and would bring a better class of football into the City.

Mr Phillips raised the point that whether the clubs would play on the ground in the state in which it was at the present.
Mr C Fay moved that the club enter the Devon Senior League. He had calculated that the travelling expenses would be about £35. The lesses of the field would do their utmost to make the ground fit.
Mr Parsons seconded and the vote was carried unanimously. A proposition by Messrs W. Morgan and A. Davidson that the colours be altered to Green shirts with white facings was carried.

Skipper Morgan was again re-elected to the position of captain which he has held since the inauguration of the team. Mr S. Horner was re-elected as sub-captain and Mr C H Thomas as Secretary. Mr H. Bolley was elected as sub-Secretary it being thought that as the club was running three teams it was advisable that an extra man be appointed. Mr Fey was re-elected Hon. Treasurer and thanked for his valuable services during the past season. Sir Edgar Vincent was elected Chairman.

Mr C Thomas in presenting the report said that the gate receipts had amounted to £86 1s 5d and there was a balance in hand of £32 (s 3d. The club in all had played 35 matches. Won 28, Drawn 3 and lost 4. Goals scored numbr 118 against their opponents 42.
In the East Devon League of which they were champions 14 matches played. Eleven were won, two drawn and one lost.

The following is a report of the club’s Annual Dinner.

Annual Dinner Last Evening. May 23rd 1905

The annual dinner of the Exeter City Association Football Club was held at the Red Lion Hotel, Sidwell-street, last evening, and was a distinct success , The Vicar of St. James the Rey. Phillip Williams presided over a goodly attendance of the supporters of the Club, and justice was done the splendid dinner provided by Mr. Tom Oliver.

After the removal of the cloth the loyal toasts were duly honoured, and M C. Fey then submitted The East Devon Football Association." In doing so Mr. Fey said they had a lot to thank the Association for during the past season, and the Ciub would not have been in the position they were had it not been for the Association, Judging from the numer of players athletes to the Association-nearly 1,000-a great deal of work must of necessity devolve upon the Committee of the Association.

In League matches the Club had benefited financially, and although next season the Exeter Club intended to join the Devon County Association, they would also put a strong team out for the East Devon League. He hoped that their joining the Devon County Association would be for the benefit of all

Mr. W. P. Wilkinson, hon. secretary of the East Devon Association, in replying, said the Association were anxious to do all they could to help the all the clubs  afiliated to them, and they also had to keep in touch with the Devon County Association. He had always taken the greatest Interest in all kinds of outdoor sports, and he considered association football was one of the best. He congratulated the Club upon the success of last season, and he hoped that next year they would keep up the reputation they had so well earned

In submitting The Exeter City Association Football Club, Mr. Fone paid a high compliment to the form shown by the members of the team during the past season, and said that if they reproduced the same form next season they would make a bold bid for the chief honours of the Devon Senior Association

The Red. E. Reid replied in a happy speech and Mr. S. H. Thomas Secretary), also responded

The most interesting event of the evening then came on, namely, the presentation of the East Devon Cup and medals to members of the victorious team. The Chairman made the presentation in a neat speech, and handed  the cup  to Skipper Morgan on behalf of the Olub.

The following were the recipients of the medals: The Rev. Reid, Messrs, Peters, Fenwick, Horner. Wallage, Davidson, Sellick, Morgan, Thomas Andrews and Russell.

Other toasts followed, and the remainder of the evening was devoted to harmony, Mr. H. Miller being an able accompanist.

  • From the Western Times May 24th 1905, British Newspaper Archive.

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John Tolliday:

C Fey is top left,goal keeper is Peters,top right in cap is T.Oliver.  Mid row ,Eveleigh has ball.

Front row left is George Russell(my Grandad) and J.Sellick.

Wish I knew the others!

Regards,

John Tolliday

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