ECFC 1925/26


Squad Photo from the 1925/26 season that saw Exeter finish 20th in Division Three South and exit the FA Cup in the First Round.

League Position: 20th
P 42 W 15, D 5, L 22  F-A 72-70 Points: 35

FA Cup First Round: Swansea Town (H), 1-3

Top Row-D Bolam, H Hawkins, W McDevitt, F Maven (Manager), W Lowton, A Matthews, A Tucker (Trainer)
2nd Row- C Myers, A Crawshaw, A Potter, H Bailey, S Pavey, R Pullan, W Lievesley, E Crompton
3rd Row- F Newman, G Shelton,R Pollard, S Charlton (Capt.), H Kirk, A Flynn, W Compton.

4th Row-W Casson, H Blackmore.

Exeter City

First Team Results 

29/08/25 Reading  A L 2-3 12834 Compton 2      
31/08/25 Bristol Rovers  H W 1-0 10000 Matthews (p)      
05/09/25 Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic H L 0-1 5000        
09/09/25 Bristol Rovers H W 3-0 5500 Myers Casson Compton  
12/09/25 Charlton Athletic A L 0-1 5000        
19/09/25 Gillingham H W 2-1 5000 Compton Casson    
23/09/25 Queens Park Rangers H W 3-0 5000 Myers Kirk Lowton (p)  
26/09/25 Merthyr Town  A L 1-3 8000 Myers      
03/10/25 Newport County H W 1-2 7000 Compton Casson    
08/10/25 Queens Park Rangers  A D 0-0 3000        
10/10/25 Luton Town  A D 1-1 5000 Blackmore      
17/10/25 Bristol City H D 1-1 8000 Charlton (p)      
24/10/25 Crystal Palace A L 2-3 5000 Shelton Kirk    
31/10/25 Norwich City H L 0-1 6000        
07/11/25 Southend United  A L 1-3 5000 Blackmore      
14/11/25 Brighton and Hove Albion H L 2-4 5000 Charlton (p) Kirk    
21/11/25 Aberdare Athletic A L 0-5 5000        
05/12/25 Millwall A L 0-3 8000        
19/12/25 Watford  A L 1-3 7500 Blackmore      
25/12/25 Plymouth Argyle H W 4-0 10000 Blackmore Lievesley Price (og) Compton
26/12/25 Plymouth Argyle A D 2-2 20000 Compton Blackmore    
28/12/25 Brentford H W 6-1 7000 Shelton Blackmore 3 Matthews Potter
02/01/26 Reading H W 3-2 5000 McDevitt Lievesley 2    
16/01/26 Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic A L 1-2 2000 Charlton (p)      
23/01/26 Charlton Athletic H W 5-3 5000 Blackmore 2 Lievesley 2 McDevitt  
30/01/26 Gillingham A L 0-2 4000 :      
06/02/26 Merthyr Town H W 6-2 7000 Lievesley 3 Blackmore Shelton Charlton (p)
13/02/26 Newport County  A L 0-3 6000        
20/02/26 Luton Town H D 2-2 7000 Lievesley Compton    
27/02/26 Bristol City  A L 0-1 15000        
06/03/26 Crystal Palace H L 0-1 6000        
13/03/26 Norwich City  A L 1-3 7000 Newman      
20/03/26 Southend United H L 0-1 5000 :      
27/03/26 Brighton and Hove Albion  A W 3-1 6000 Kirk Compton Lievesley  
02/04/26 Swindon Town  H L 1-2 9000 Compton      
03/04/26 Aberdare Athletic A W 4-0 7000 Lievesley 3 Shelton    
05/04/26 Swindon Town H L 1-2 11000 Lievesley       
10/04/26 Northampton Town  A L 1-2 4000 Charlton (p)      
14/04/26 Northampton Town H W 1-0 3500 Lievesley       
17/04/26 Millwall H W 3-1 6000 Compton Lievesley  Kirk  
24/04/26 Brentford A L 0-2 5000 :      
01/05/26 Watford H W 6-1 6000 Lievesley 2 Blackmore 3 Compton  



Final Table

League Division 3 (South)
                              P   W  D  L   F   A   W  D  L   F   A  Pts
 1. READING                  42  16  5  0  49  16   7  6  8  28  36   57
 2. Plymouth Argyle          42  16  2  3  71  33   8  6  7  36  34   56
 3. Millwall                 42  14  6  1  52  12   7  5  9  21  27   53
 4. Bristol City             42  14  3  4  42  15   7  6  8  30  36   51
 5. Brighton & Hove Albion   42  12  4  5  47  33   7  5  9  37  40   47
 6. Swindon Town             42  16  2  3  48  22   4  4 13  21  42   46
 7. Luton Town               42  16  4  1  60  25   2  3 16  20  50   43
 8. Bournemouth              42  10  5  6  44  30   7  4 10  31  61   43
 9. Aberdare Athletic        42  11  6  4  50  24   6  2 13  24  42   42
10. Gillingham               42  11  4  6  36  19   6  4 11  17  30   42
11. Southend United          42  13  2  6  50  20   6  2 13  28  53   42
12. Northampton              42  13  3  5  47  26   4  4 13  35  54   41
13. Crystal Palace           42  16  1  4  50  21   3  2 16  25  58   41
14. Merthyr Town             42  13  3  5  51  25   1  8 12  18  50   39
15. Watford                  42  12  5  4  47  26   3  4 14  26  63   39
16. Norwich City             42  11  5  5  35  26   4  4 13  23  47   39
17. Newport County           42  11  5  5  39  27   3  5 13  25  47   38
18. Brentford                42  12  4  5  44  32   4  2 15  25  62   38
19. Bristol Rovers           42   9  4  8  44  28   6  2 13  22  41   36
20. Exeter City              42  13  2  6  54  25   2  3 16  18  45   35
21. Charlton Athletic        42   9  7  5  32  23   2  6 13  16  45   35
22. Queens Park Rangers      42   5  7  9  23  32   1  2 18  14  52   21

FA Cup

1925/26
28 November 1925 Swansea Town Home 1-3 10000 Compton R1 Format of Rounds changed!

Reserves and Youth Results
Southern League
Results

Southern League (West)
29/08/1925 SL Ebbw Vale Home 2-1 Bolam Lowton      
02/09/1925 SL Bristol Rovers Home 1-0 Casson        
05/09/1925 SL Torquay United Away 1-0 Casson        
07/09/1925 SL Bristol Rovers Away 0-1 :        
16/09/1925 SL Mid-Rhondda Home 3-1 Bolam Spencer (og) Blackmore    
26/09/1925 SL Torquay United Home 2-2 Lievesley Blackmore      
05/10/1925 SL Mid-Rhondda Away 0-1 :        
17/10/1925 SL Bristol City Away 0-2 :        
07/11/1925 SL Yeovil Home 6-0 Kirk 2 Way Casson 2 Bolam  
21/11/1925 SL Weymouth Home 0-2 :        
28/11/1925 SL Taunton Town Away 2-4 Newman Casson      
12/12/1925 SL Weymouth Away 1-2 Budd        
19/12/1925 SL Pontypridd Home 3-3 Kirk  Bolam Davis    
25/11/1925 SL Plymouth Argyle Away 1-3 Salter        
26/11/1925 SL Plymouth Argyle Home 3-5 Kirk 2 Casson      
02/01/1926 SL Yeovil Away 2-4 Kirk Myers      
13/02/1926 SL Bath City Home 4-1 Casson Myers 2 Hawkins    
20/02/1926 SL Bath City Away 1-3 Casson        
27/02/1926 SL Bristol City Home 1-1 Newman        
13/03/1926 SL Barry Home 0-2 :        
20/03/1926 SL Barry Away 1-3 Shelton        
02/04/1926 SL Swindon Home 0-0 :        
05/04/1926 SL Swindon Away 0-4 :        
10/04/1926 SL Taunton Town Home 2-1 Casson Blackmore      
17/04/1926 SL Pontypridd Away 1-1 Casson        
30/04/1926 SL Ebbw Vale Away 3-2 Chapman 2 Milsom      



Final Table

Final table: 1925-26 SOUTHERN LEAGUE WESTERN SECTION
1 Plymouth Argyle Reserves 26 20 1 5 67 31 2.16 41 
2 Bristol City Reserves 26 16 4 6 48 28 1.71 36 
3 Bristol Rovers Reserves 26 13 4 9 51 35 1.46 30 
4 Swindon Town Reserves 26 13 4 9 57 40 1.43 30 
5 Ebbw Vale 26 13 3 10 60 46 1.30 29 
6 Torquay United 26 12 5 9 59 46 1.28 29 
7 Yeovil & Petters United 26 9 8 9 43 48 0.90 26 
8 Mid Rhondda United 26 12 1 13 47 49 0.96 25 
9 Weymouth 26 10 3 13 64 60 1.07 23 
10 Exeter City Reserves 26 8 5 13 40 49 0.82 21 
11 Barry 26 8 4 14 47 55 0.85 20 
12 Taunton United 26 9 2 15 44 60 0.73 20 
13 Pontypridd 26 7 5 14 44 77 0.57 19 
14 Bath City 26 7 1 18 38 86 0.44 15 



Western League Division I

Division One of the Western League consisted of three clubs from the old single-division league, plus two new clubs and five new reserve teams.

The number of clubs was thus reduced from thirteen to ten after Peasedown St John left the league.

The seven new teams were:

Bristol City Reserves, re-joining after leaving the league in 1921.

Bristol Rovers Reserves, re-joining after leaving the league in 1921.

Exeter City Reserves, re-joining after leaving the league in 1921.

Plymouth Argyle Reserves

Swindon Town Reserves, re-joining after leaving the league in 1921.

Taunton United and Torquay United, re-joining after leaving the league in 1922.

Western League Division 1
Results
Western League
12/09/1925 WL Plymouth Argyle Home 1-1 Quinn        
19/09/1925 WL Yeovil Away 2-2 Blackmore Lievesley      
30/09/1925 WL Swindon Home 2-3 Lowton Shelton      
03/10/1925 WL Weymouth Away 2-5 Bolam Blackmore      
10/10/1925 WL Taunton Town Home 4-1 Newman Lowton 3      
24/10/1925 WL Bristol City Home 0-0 :        
14/11/1925 WL Plymouth Argyle Away 1-3 Myers        
05/12/1925 WL Bath City Home 1-0 Budd        
09/01/1926 WL Bristol City Away 2-8 Kirk Casson      
16/01/1926 WL Torquay United Home 1-2 Kirk        
30/01/1926 WL Yeovil Home 5-3 Casson 4 Kirk      
06/03/1926 WL Bath City Away 3-0 Kirk 2 Bolam      
24/03/1926 WL Swindon Away 4-1 Casson 2 Compton 2      
03/04/1926 WL Taunton Town Away 3-2 Casson Blackmore Milsom    
06/04/1926 WL Bristol Rovers Home 0-2 :        
14/04/1926 WL Torquay United Away 1-3 Cowley        
28/04/1926 WL Weymouth Home 1-1 Bolam        
25/04/1926 WL Bristol Rovers Away 0-4 :        


Final Table

Bristol City Reserves

18

10

7

1

58

19

3.053

27

Bristol Rovers Reserves

18

11

2

5

53

36

1.472

24

Torquay United

18

9

4

5

28

22

1.273

22

Yeovil & Petters United

18

7

7

4

33

27

1.222

21

Swindon Reserves

18

6

8

4

32

33

0.970

20

Weymouth

18

7

4

7

37

45

0.822

18

Plymouth Argyle Reserves

18

6

5

7

31

25

1.240

17

Exeter City Reserves

18

6

4

8

33

41

0.805

16

Taunton United

18

3

3

12

18

45

0.400

9

Bath City

18

1

4

13

20

50

0.400

6



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