ECFC 1938/39

The Grecians finished 14th in League 3 South, lost 3-1 to Torquay United in the FA Cup and lost to Bournemouth in the 1st Round of the Third division south cup.


First Team 
Results

27/08/1938 Cardiff City  A W 2-1 25000 Rich Bowl    
01/09/1938 Queens Park Rangers  A L 0-5 12000 :      
03/09/1938 Ipswich Town H W 3-0 10000 McLuckie (og) Ebdon Millar  
07/09/1938 Mansfield Town H W 2-0 6427 Turnbull Ebdon    
10/09/1938 Reading A D 1-1 10066 Bowl      
17/09/1938 Bristol Rovers H W 2-1 8500 Ebdon 2      
24/09/1938 Brighton and Hove Albion  A L 1-6 9372 Millar      
01/10/1938 Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic H D 0-0 7000 :      
08/10/1938 Walsall  A W 2-1 6786 Bussey Rich    
15/10/1938 Torquay United H L 1-2 9014 Millar      
22/10/1938 Newport County  A D 0-0 11261 :      
29/10/1938 Port Vale H L 1-3 6874 Bowl      
05/11/1938 Watford A L 2-4 7256 Ebdon Rich    
12/11/1938 Crystal Palace H D 4-4 5510 Collins (og) Liddle Bowl Riley
19/11/1938 Bristol City A L 1-4 8302 Bowl      
03/12/1938 Notts County  A L 1-3 11000 Rich      
10/12/1938 Northampton Town H W 3-2 3560 Ebdon Riley Bowl  
17/12/1938 Swindon Town  A L 1-2 6819 Fellowes      
24/12/1938 Cardiff City H D 1-1 4000 Riley      
27/12/1938 Southend United H D 3-3 9653 Bussey Mackenzie (og) Ebdon  
31/12/1938 Ipswich Town  A D 2-2 13000 Bussey Ebdon    
07/01/1939 Aldershot H D 3-3 5876 Bowl 2 Ebdon    
14/01/1939 Reading H W 3-2 4662 Bowl Bussey Riley  
21/01/1939 Bristol Rovers A L 1-4 5000 Riley      
28/01/1939 Brighton and Hove Albion H D 2-2 5152 Bowl 2      
04/02/1939 Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic  A L 0-2 5692 :      
15/02/1939 Walsall H W 3-2 2228 Bussey Ebdon Bowl  
18/02/1939 Torquay United  A W 1-0 7050 Riley      
25/02/1939 Newport County H W 3-1 9370 Bowl 2 (1p) Riley    
04/03/1939 Port Vale  A L 2-3 6240 Bowl Riley    
11/03/1939 Watford H L 1-3 5150 Riley      
18/03/1939 Crystal Palace  A L 2-3 9521 Bowl 2      
25/03/1939 Bristol City H D 1-1 4847 Bowl      
01/04/1939 Aldershot A L 0-2 3642 :      
07/04/1939 Leyton Orient  A D 3-3 8700 Bowl 2 Hearty (og)    
08/04/1939 Notts County H W 1-0 5931 Ebdon      
10/04/1939 Leyton Orient H W 2-1 8700 Bowl Ebdon    
12/04/1939 Southend United  A W 1-0 5931 Bowl      
15/04/1939 Northampton Town A D 0-0 4207 :      
22/04/1939 Swindon Town H D 0-0 4622 :      
29/04/1939 Queens Park Rangers H D 1-1 3348 Sutherley      
06/05/1939 Mansfield Town A L 2-4 2500 Bowl 2      


Final Table
League Division 3 (South)
                              P   W  D  L   F   A   W  D  L   F   A  Pts
 1. NEWPORT COUNTY           42  15  4  2  37  16   7  7  7  21  29   55
 2. Crystal Palace           42  15  4  2  49  18   5  8  8  22  34   52
 3. Brighton & Hove Albion   42  14  5  2  43  14   5  6 10  25  35   49
 4. Watford                  42  14  6  1  44  15   3  6 12  18  36   46
 5. Reading                  42  12  6  3  46  23   4  8  9  23  36   46
 6. Queen's Park Rangers     42  10  8  3  44  15   5  6 10  24  34   44
 7. Ipswich Town             42  14  3  4  46  21   2  9 10  16  31   44
 8. Bristol City             42  14  5  2  42  19   2  7 12  19  44   44
 9. Swindon Town             42  15  4  2  53  25   3  4 14  19  52   44
10. Aldershot                42  13  6  2  31  15   3  6 12  22  51   44
11. Notts County             42  12  6  3  36  16   5  3 13  23  38   43
12. Southend United          42  14  5  2  38  13   2  4 15  23  51   41
13. Cardiff City             42  12  1  8  40  28   3 10  8  21  37   41
14. Exeter City              42   9  9  3  40  32   4  5 12  25  50   40
15. Bournemouth              42  10  8  3  38  22   3  5 13  14  36   39
16. Mansfield Town           42  10  8  3  33  19   2  7 12  11  43   39
17. Northampton              42  13  5  3  41  20   2  3 16  10  38   38
18. Port Vale                42  10  5  6  36  23   4  4 13  16  35   37
19. Torquay United           42   7  5  9  27  28   7  4 10  27  42   37
20. Leyton Orient            42  10  9  2  40  16   1  4 16  13  39   35
21. Walsall                  42   9  6  6  47  23   2  5 14  21  46   33
22. Bristol Rovers           42   8  8  5  30  17   2  5 14  25  44   33


FA Cup
1938/39
26 November 1938 Torquay United Away 1-3 8500 Riley R1  


3rd Division South Cup
1938/39
19/10/1938 Swindon Town Away 3-2 Rich 2, Walker 1000 R1  
01/02/1939 Bournemouth Home 1-2 Riley 1000 R2  

Friendlies

1938/39  
      Exeter score 1st      
13/08/1938 Stripes v Whites Home 2-2   Liddle, Ebdon v Griffiths 2. 1st Practice Match
20/08/1938 Plymouth Argyle Away 3-5 6807 Bussey, Bowl 2. FA Jubliee Funds Match
11/02/1939 Ilfracombe Away 5-6 2000    
03/05/1939 Torquay United Neutral 2-2 2000 Bowl, Southcombe  Exhibition at game at Bideford


Reserves
Southern League 
Results

Southern League
27/08/1938 League Cardiff City Home 2-1 Southcombe Turnbull      
31/08/1938 Friendly Bideford U Away 1-1 Griffiths        
03/09/1938 League Bath City Away 0-1 :        
10/09/1938 League Chelmsford City Home 1-0 Bamsey (p)        
17/09/1938 League Bristol Rovers Away 1-3 Gueran        
24/09/1938 League Colchester Home 2-1 Bussey Worton (og)      
01/10/1938 League Tunbridge Wells Away 1-8 Gueran        
15/10/1938 League Torquay United Away 2-2 Riley 2        
22/10/1938 League Newport County Home 0-2 :        
26/10/1938 Cup 1 Torquay United Home 2-1 Millar        
29/10/1938 League Gillingham Away 1-3 Pollard        
02/11/1938 League Arsenal Away 0-9 :        
05/11/1938 League Worcester City Home 3-0 Bussey 2 (1 p) Pollard      
12/11/1938 League Barry Away 5-1 Bussey  Pollard 2  James Barnes  
19/11/1938 League Tunbridge Wells Home 1-5 Coles        
26/11/1938 League Barry Home 3-1 Bussey 2 (1 p) Jones      
03/12/1938 League Guildford City Home 1-1 Pollard        
10/12/1938 League Guildford City Away 1-8 Bussey        
17/12/1938 League Swindon  Home 1-3 Turnbull        
24/12/1938 League Cardiff City Away 2-1 Turnbull Mellish      
26/12/1938 League Plymouth Argyle Home 0-4 :        
31/12/1938 League Norwich City Home 0-1 :        
07/01/1939 League Aldershot Away 0-5 :        
14/01/1939 League Norwich City Away 1-2 H. Branton         
21/01/1939 League Bristol Rovers Home 4-4 Mortimer Turnbull 2 Millar    
28/01/1939 League Folkestone Away 1-6 Millar        
04/02/1939 League Bath City Home 0-0 :        
08/02/1939 League Arsenal Home 0-1 :        
11/02/1939 League Ipswich Town Home 1-1 Riley         
18/02/1939 League Torquay United Home 0-0 :        
25/02/1939 League Newport County Away 0-5 :        
04/03/1939 League Gillingham Home 1-3 Sutherley        
08/03/1939 League Dartford Home 3-0 Mellish Coles Bussey    
11/03/1939 League Colchester Away 1-6 Bussey        
18/03/1939 League Yeovil & Petters  Home 0-1 :        
25/03/1939 League Worcester City Away 1-0 Bussey        
29/03/1939 League Ipswich Town Away 1-2 W.Morrish        
01/04/1939 League Aldershot Home 3-2 Mellish 2 Turnbull      
07/04/1939 League Plymouth Argyle Away 2-6 Mellish Turnbull      
08/04/1939 League Cheltenham T Away 2-2 Rich 2        
10/04/1939 League Chelmsford City Away 0-4 :        
15/04/1939 League Folkestone Home 0-1 :        
22/04/1939 League Swindon  Away 1-0 Rich         
27/04/1939 League Yeovil & Petters  Away 0-0 :        
29/04/1939 League Dartford Away 0-0 :        
06/05/1939 League Cheltenham T Home 2-1 Rich W.Morrish      


FINAL TABLE 
SOUTHERN LEAGUE
1938-'39
1. Colchester United 44 31 5 8 110-37 67 2. Guildford City 44 30 6 8 126-52 66 3. Gillingham 44 29 6 9 104-57 64 4. Plymouth Argyle II 44 26 5 13 128-63 58 5. Yeovil & Petters 44 22 10 12 85-70 54 6. Arsenal London II 44 21 9 14 92-57 51 7. Cardiff City II 44 24 3 17 105-72 51 8. Tunbridge Wells Rangers 44 22 6 16 93-76 50 9. Norwich City II 44 23 4 17 86-76 50 10. Chelmsford City 44 18 8 18 74-73 44 11. Bath City 44 16 12 16 59-74 44 12. Barry 44 18 7 19 76-90 43 13. Cheltenham Town 44 16 9 19 76-105 41 14. Ipswich Town II 44 14 12 18 64-76 40 15. Worcester City 44 13 14 17 72-90 40 16. Folkestone 44 16 6 22 74-85 38 17. Newport County II 44 13 10 21 74-108 36 18. Exeter City II 44 12 9 23 51-107 33 19. Torquay United II 44 12 8 24 53-89 32 20. Swindon Town II 44 11 9 24 66-101 31 21. Aldershot II 44 12 6 26 69-92 30 22. Bristol Rovers II 44 9 11 24 66-85 29 23. Dartford 44 8 5 31 53-119 21

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