ECFC 1978/79

Squad Photograph from 1978/79,
In this season Exeter finished 9th in Division Three and reached the Second Round of the FA Cup. In the League Cup however they fared well, losing in the Fourth Round.
  • League Stats Played: 46 Won: 17, Drew: 15, Lost: 14 Goals For: 61, Goals Against: 56 Points: 49
  • FA Cup
First Round: Brentford (H), 1-0
Second Round: Maidstone United (A), 1-0
  • League Cup
First Round (played over two legs): AFC Bournemouth (A), 0-1 and (H), 1-1. Exeter won 2-1 on aggregate.
Second Round: Blackburn Rovers (H), 2-1
Third Round: Bolton Wanderers (H), 2-1
Fourth Round: Watford (H), 0-2

First Team 
Results

19/08/1978 Mansfield Town H D 0-0 3704 :    
26/08/1978 Chester  A L 0-3 3431 :    
02/09/1978 Brentford H D 2-2 3604 Bowker 2    
09/09/1978 Chesterfield  A W 1-0 3936 Kellow    
13/09/1978 Shrewsbury Town H L 0-1 3732 :    
16/09/1978 Oxford United A L 2-3 5441 Bowker Templeman  
23/09/1978 Hull City H W 3-1 3733 Kellow Delve Bowker
27/09/1978 Colchester United H W 2-1 3421 Kellow Bowker  
30/09/1978 Peterborough United A D 1-1 6714 Holman    
07/10/1978 Gillingham H D 0-0 4241 :    
14/10/1978 Swansea City  A L 0-1 10957 :    
18/10/1978 Blackpool H W 3-0 3993 Kellow 2 Bowker  
21/10/1978 Bury H W 2-1 3840 Kellow Bowker  
24/10/1978 Sheffield Wednesday  A L 1-2 11139 Kellow    
28/10/1978 Watford A L 0-1 14797 :    
04/11/1978 Tranmere Rovers H W 3-0 3526 Bowker 2 Hatch  
11/11/1978 Brentford A D 0-0 6390 :    
18/11/1978 Chester H L 0-1 3985 :    
02/12/1978 Southend United H D 0-0 3195 :    
09/12/1978 Carlisle United  A D 1-1 4568 Roberts    
26/12/1978 Walsall H W 3-1 4159 Sims Randell Pearson
30/12/1978 Lincoln City H W 3-2 3810 Sims 2 Pearson  
13/01/1979 Chesterfield H W 3-1 3671 Neville Delve Roberts
20/01/1979 Oxford United H W 2-0 4532 Neville Randell  
02/02/1979 Colchester United A D 2-2 2767 Neville 2     
10/02/1979 Peterborough United H W 1-0 3844 Pearson    
24/02/1979 Swansea City H W 2-1 7697 Delve Sims  
27/02/1979 Plymouth Argyle A L 2-4 12637 Delve Sims  
03/03/1979 Exeter City A L 2-4 3425 Hatch Giles  
10/03/1979 Watford H D 0-0 7082 :    
16/03/1979 Tranmere Rovers  A D 2-2 984 Sims Roberts  
24/03/1979 Sheffield Wednesday H D 2-2 4521 Neville Sims  
26/03/1979 Mansfield Town  A D 1-1 4562 Bowker    
31/03/1979 Rotherham United H W 2-0 3349 Randell Sims  
03/04/1979 Swindon Town  A D 1-1 7923 Sims    
06/04/1979 Southend United A W 1-0 6733 Neville (p)    
11/04/1979 Swindon Town H L 1-2 5548 Sims    
14/04/1979 Walsall  A D 2-2 3118 Rogers Delve  
17/04/1979 Plymouth Argyle H W 1-0 8022 Rogers    
21/04/1979 Lincoln City  A W 1-0 2675 Neville (p)    
24/04/1979 Blackpool A D 1-1 3136 Sims    
28/04/1979 Carlisle United H W 3-2 4229 Neville 2 (1p) Rogers  
05/05/1979 Rotherham United  A L 1-2 2217 Bowker    
07/05/1979 Hull City  A L 0-1 4079 :    
14/05/1979 Gillingham A L 0-2 8788 :    
17/05/1979 Shrewsbury Town  A L 1-4 14441 Delve    


Final Table 
League Division 3
                              P   W  D  L   F   A   W  D  L   F   A  Pts
 1. SHREWSBURY TOWN          46  14  9  0  36  11   7 10  6  25  30   61
 2. WATFORD                  46  15  5  3  47  22   9  7  7  36  30   60
 3. SWANSEA CITY             46  16  6  1  57  32   8  6  9  26  29   60
 4. Gillingham               46  15  7  1  39  15   6 10  7  26  27   59
 5. Swindon Town             46  17  2  4  44  14   8  5 10  30  38   57
 6. Carlisle United          46  11 10  2  31  13   4 12  7  22  29   52
 7. Colchester United        46  13  9  1  35  19   4  8 11  25  36   51
 8. Hull City                46  12  9  2  36  14   7  2 14  30  47   49
 9. Exeter City              46  14  6  3  38  18   3  9 11  23  38   49
10. Brentford                46  14  4  5  35  19   5  5 13  18  30   47
11. Oxford United            46  10  8  5  27  20   4 10  9  17  30   46
12. Blackpool                46  12  5  6  38  19   6  4 13  23  40   45
13. Southend United          46  11  6  6  30  17   4  9 10  21  32   45
14. Sheffield Wednesday      46   9  8  6  30  22   4 11  8  23  31   45
15. Plymouth Argyle          46  11  9  3  40  27   4  5 14  27  41   44
16. Chester City             46  11  9  3  42  21   3  7 13  15  40   44
17. Rotherham United         46  13  3  7  30  23   4  7 12  19  32   44
18. Mansfield Town           46   7 11  5  30  24   5  8 10  21  28   43
19. Bury                     46   6 11  6  35  32   5  9  9  24  33   42
20. Chesterfield             46  10  5  8  35  34   3  9 11  16  31   40
21. PETERBOROUGH UNITED      46   8  7  8  26  24   3  7 13  18  39   36
22. WALSALL                  46   7  6 10  34  32   3  6 14  22  39   32
23. TRANMERE ROVERS          46   4 12  7  26  31   2  4 17  19  47   28
24. LINCOLN CITY             46   5  7 11  26  38   2  4 17  15  50   25
Reserves 
Western League Premier Division
Results 
Western League
09/08/1978 Friendly Wellington  Away 1-2 Hatch        
  Friendly Plymouth Argyle  Home 2-0          
19/08/1978 League Bideford  Away 0-2 :        
22/08/1978 League Dawlish Home 2-1 Colin Bickley Andy White      
26/08/1978 League Clevedon Home 3-0 Roy Ireland 2 Frank Howarth      
30/08/1968 League Ilminster Away 3-2 Fred Ingham 2        
02/09/1978 League Clandown Away 1-0 Fred Ingham         
06/09/1978 League Shepton Mallet Away 0-2 :        
09/09/1978 League Keynsham  Home 1-0 Andy White        
16/09/1978 League Mangotsfield Home 1-3 Andy White        
19/09/1978 League Tiverton Away 0-1 :        
23/09/1978 League Weston Super Mare Away 1-1 Ingham        
30/09/1978 League Barnstaple Home 2-7 Roy Ireland  Steve Reed   Steve Neville Debut
07/10/1978 League Falmouth Away 1-2          
10/10/1978 League Saltash  Home 1-3 Andy White        
14/10/1978 League Paulton Rovers Home 1-2 Andy White        
21/10/1978 League Frome Away 1-1 Colin Bickley        
04/11/1978 League Barnstaple Away 1-5 Roy Ireland        
11/11/1978 League Falmouth Home 0-4 :        
18/11/1978 League Saltash  Away 1-2          
25/11/1978 League Bridport Away 0-2 :     Ian Pearson Debut
02/12/1978 League Keynsham  Away 1-0          
06/12/1978 League Bideford  Away 0-4 :        
09/12/1978 League Weston Super Mare Home 1-7          
16/12/1978 League Paulton Rovers Away 1-0 Roy Ireland        
26/12/1978 League Dawlish Away 1-1 Roy Ireland        
30/12/1978 League Bridgwater Away 2-0 Andy White Fred Ingham      
20/01/1979 League Glastonbury Away 1-2 Simon Harris        
03/02/1979 League Bridgwater Home 1-2 Ingham        
10/02/1979 League Clevedon Away 5-3 Hartnell  Andy Bell Andy White Maybury Balson
24/02/1979 League Tiverton Home 1-1 Roberts        
03/03/1979 League Glastonbury Home 0-1 :        
06/03/1979 League Frome Home 1-3          
17/03/1979 League Clandown Home 2-1 Ingham Howarth      
20/03/1979 League Ilminster Home 0-1 :        
24/03/1979 League Welton Rovers Away 0-4 :        
03/04/1979 League Bridport Home 2-2 Andy Bell 2        
07/04/1979 League Shepton Mallet Home 5-0 Andy Bell 3 Andy White Ingham    
28/04/1979 League Mangotsfield Away 1-3 Ingham        
05/05/1979 League Welton Rovers Home 2-0 Andy Bell 2        


Final Table 
Western League - Premier Division
                                   P  W  D  L   F   A Pts
 1.Frome Town                     38 21 12  5  60  29  75
 2.Bideford                       38 22  8  8  76  39  74
 3.Saltash United                 38 19 10  9  65  39  67
 4.Barnstaple Town                38 18 10 10  65  35  64
 5.Tiverton Town                  38 17  9 12  71  60  60
 6.Clandown                       38 16 11 11  58  49  59
 7.Weston Super Mare              38 14 15  9  65  48  57
 8.Falmouth Town                  38 15  9 14  51  47  54
 9.Paulton Rovers                 38 15  9 14  40  48  54
10.Bridport                       38 13 13 12  54  50  52
11.Bridgwater Town                38 14  9 15  57  53  51
12.Keynsham Town                  38 13 12 13  47  57  51
13.Mangotsfield PF                38 15  2 21  53  64  47
14.Ilminster Town                 38 11 12 15  45  55  45
15.Welton Rovers                  38 11  8 19  44  59  41
16.Exeter City Reserves           38 12  5 21  48  75  41
17.Clevedon Town                  38 11  7 20  50  64  40
18.Dawlish Town                   38 10 10 18  43  61  40
19.Shepton Mallet                 38 10 10 18  48  74  40
20.Glastonbury                    38  8  9 21  42  76  33

South West and Wales Youth League
Results

South West and Wales Youth League
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
25/10/1978 League Cheltenham Town Away 1-2 Howarth (Peter)        
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
06/03/1979   Bridgend Town Away 2-1 Dummett Lewis      
03/04/1979 League Mangotsfield Away 1-1 Musgrove         
                   

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