ECFC 1927/28

Squad Photo from the 1927/28 season where Exeter finished 8th in Division Three South and enjoy an FA Cup run to the Fourth Round.



League Position: 8th
Played: 42 Won:17, Drew: 12, Lost: 13 Goals For: 70, Goals Against: 60 Points: 46

FA Cup
First Round: Aberdare Athletic (H), 9-1
Second Round: Ilford (H) 5-3
Third Round: Rotherham United (A), 3-3. Replay, 3-1
Fourth Round: Blackburn Rovers (H), 2-2. Replay, 3-1


First team Results
Third Division South

27/08/1927 Torquay United  A D 1-1 11625 Vaughan      
29/08/1927 Crystal Palace A L 0-2 12000 :      
03/09/1927 Norwich City H D 2-2 8000 Phoenix McDevitt    
07/09/1927 Crystal Palace H D 2-2 7000 Pool Phoenix    
10/09/1927 Northampton Town  A L 0-5 7000 :      
17/09/1927 Southend United H W 3-2 6000 Dent 2 Purcell    
24/09/1927 Brighton and Hove Albion  A W 2-0 10000 Compton Dent    
01/10/1927 Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic H W 4-1 6000 Compton 2 Dent Purcell  
08/10/1927 Brentford  A D 1-1 9000 Dent      
15/10/1927 Luton Town H W 3-2 8000 Purcell 2 Dent    
22/10/1927 Watford H D 3-3 6000 Purcell 2 Compton    
29/10/1927 Charlton Athletic  A D 0-0 10000 :      
05/11/1927 Bristol Rovers H W 4-1 5500 Dent 4      
12/11/1927 Queens Park Rangers A W 1-0 5750 Dent      
19/11/1927 Swindon Town H D 0-0 5500 :      
03/12/1927 Coventry City H L 0-1 5000 :      
17/12/1927 Walsall H W 3-0 6000 Vaughan 2 Purcell    
24/12/1927 Merthyr Town A W 3-0 4000 Compton Dent 2    
26/12/1927 Plymouth Argyle H W 2-0 10000 Dent Purcell    
27/12/1927 Plymouth Argyle  A W 2-1 13000 Compton Russell (og)    
31/12/1927 Torquay United H W 5-0 7000 Compton Dent 2 McDeviit Vaughan
07/01/1928 Norwich City  A D 2-2 7000 Dent 2      
21/01/1928 Northampton Town H D 1-1 5000 Vaughan      
04/02/1928 Brighton and Hove Albion H L 0-3 5000 :      
11/02/1928 Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic  A L 0-2 6000 :      
15/02/1928 Southend United  A W 2-1 3500 Mason Gee    
18/02/1928 Brentford H L 0-1 7000 :      
25/02/1928 Luton Town A L 1-2 8000 Compton      
03/03/1928 Watford  A L 2-3 8000 Dent Gee (p)    
10/03/1928 Charlton Athletic H W 2-1 5000 Vaughan Purcell    
17/03/1928 Bristol Rovers  A W 2-1 9000 McDevitt Dent    
22/03/1928 Newport County  A L 0-1 6000 :      
24/03/1928 Queens Park Rangers H W 4-0 6000 Dent 2 Purcell Vaughan  
28/03/1928 Gillingham A D 1-1 5000 Vaughan      
31/03/1928 Swindon Town  A L 0-3 3000 :      
06/04/1928 Millwall A L 0-2 4000 :      
07/04/1928 Gillingham H D 2-2 6000 Dent Vaughan    
09/04/1928 Millwall H L 2-4 12000 Purcell (p) Dent    
14/04/1928 Coventry City  A D 0-0 7000 :      
21/04/1928 Newport County H W 5-1 6000 Dent Purcell 2 Bastin 2  
28/04/1928 Walsall A L 1-5 5000 Bastin      
05/05/1928 Merthyr Town H W 2-0 5000 Compton Dent    


Final Table 
League Division 3 South
                              P   W  D  L   F   A   W  D  L   F   A  Pts
 1. MILLWALL                 42  19  2  0  87  15  11  3  7  40  35   65
 2. Northampton              42  17  3  1  67  23   6  6  9  35  41   55
 3. Plymouth Argyle          42  17  2  2  60  19   6  5 10  25  35   53
 4. Brighton & Hove Albion   42  14  4  3  51  24   5  6 10  30  45   48
 5. Crystal Palace           42  15  3  3  46  23   3  9  9  33  49   48
 6. Swindon Town             42  12  6  3  60  26   7  3 11  30  43   47
 7. Southend United          42  14  2  5  48  19   6  4 11  32  45   46
 8. Exeter City              42  11  6  4  49  27   6  6  9  21  33   46
 9. Newport County           42  12  5  4  52  38   6  4 11  29  46   45
10. Queen's Park Rangers     42   8  5  8  37  35   9  4  8  35  36   43
11. Charlton Athletic        42  12  5  4  34  27   3  8 10  26  43   43
12. Brentford                42  12  4  5  49  30   4  4 13  27  44   40
13. Luton Town               42  13  5  3  56  27   3  2 16  38  60   39
14. Bournemouth              42  12  6  3  44  24   1  6 14  28  55   38
15. Watford                  42  10  5  6  42  34   4  5 12  26  44   38
16. Gillingham               42  10  3  8  33  26   3  8 10  29  55   37
17. Norwich City             42   9  8  4  41  26   1  8 12  25  44   36
18. Walsall                  42   9  6  6  52  35   3  3 15  23  66   33
19. Bristol Rovers           42  11  3  7  41  36   3  1 17  26  57   32
20. Coventry City            42   5  8  8  40  36   6  1 14  27  60   31
21. Merthyr Town             42   7  6  8  38  40   2  7 12  15  51   31
22. Torquay United           42   4 10  7  27  36   4  4 13  26  67   30

FA Cup

1927/28
26 November 1927 Aberdare Athletic Home 9-1 9378 Dent 4, Vaughan 2, Purcell 2, Compton R1  
10 December 1927 Ilford  Home 5-3 8501 Dent 2, Purcell 2, McDevitt R2  
14 January 1928 Rotherham United Away 3-3 15500 Vaughan, Mason, Jackson (og) R3  
18 January 1928 Rotherham United Home 3-1 11805 Vaughan 2, Purcell R3 Replay  
28 January 1928 Blackburn Rovers Home 2-2 17330 Gee (pen), Mason R4  
02 February 1928 Blackburn Rovers Away 1-3 28348 Compton R4 Replay After Extra Time

The crowd against Blackburn.




Reserve team 
Enter Clifford Bastin.

"Latterly, all the talk has been of the genius of Clifford Sydney Bastin, the sixteen years old local inside-left, who, after one or two brilliant games in the Reserves, has stepped into the first team, has scored three goals in his three League games, and has proved himself over and over again to be a born footballer. Behind him, at left half-back, there has been Reg "Nobby" Clarke, another ex-"Ladybird," who promises to make his mark in big football. So although the Grecians have not broken any records in the way of League or Cup success, but the Chiefs' season has been nevertheless a remarkable one, and the Reserves have distinguished themselves greatly in both the Southern and Western Leagues. Runners-up in both competitions, they probably would by now be the champions of the Western League but for some cruel luck in their match with Bristol City Reserves at Ashton Gate on April 25th".

Southern League-Western Division
Results
Southern League (West)
07/09/1927 League Bristol City Away 1-3 Dent        
10/09/1927 League Barry Home 4-1 Lievesley Chambers 2 Selley    
14/09/1927 League Bristol City Home 1-2 Andrews        
24/09/1927 League Yeovil  Home 4-0 Selley Jenkins Lievesley 2    
01/10/1927 League Mid Rhondda Away 1-1 Andrews        
08/10/1927 League Mid Rhondda Home 2-1 Selley Lievesley      
22/10/1927 League Merthyr Away 0-1 :        
05/11/1927 League Bristol Rovers Away 5-1 Chambers Ditchburn McDade Mason Lievesley
12/11/1927 League Merthyr Home 2-1 Lievesley Chambers      
19/11/1927 League Swindon  Away 1-4 Kirk        
26/11/1927 League Torquay  Away 7-4 Andrews 4 Lievesley 2 McDade    
03/12/1927 League Aberdare Away 2-3 Lievesley Andrews      
10/12/1927 League Newport Away 3-3 Lowton Andrews Mason    
17/12/1927 League Yeovil  Away 1-3 Clarke        
24/12/1927 League Bath City Home 6-1 Andrews 2 Bastin 2 Charlton McDade  
26/12/1927 League Plymouth Argyle Away 3-4 Kirk Andrews Pulen Og  
27/12/1927 League Plymouth Argyle Home 6-1 Lowton Andrews McDade 2 Warren Jenkins
28/12/1927 League Newport Home 4-2 McDade Phoenix Kirk 2    
31/12/1927 League Barry Away 2-2 Jenkins McDade      
07/01/1928 League Torquay  Home 3-3 Jenkins McDade 2      
14/01/1928 League Weymouth Home 5-0 Parkin 2 Kirk 2 Lowton    
04/02/1928 League Ebbw Vale Away 3-1 Andrews 2 Parkin      
11/02/1928 League Aberdare Home 5-3 Parkin Gumm Andrews 3    
07/03/1928 League Weymouth Away 4-2 Andrews 2 McDade 2      
17/03/1928 League Bristol Rovers Home 2-3 Jenkins Edwards      
24/03/1928 League Bath City Away 6-2 Andrews 5 Kirk      
31/03/1928 League Swindon  Home 6-3 Andrews 3 Parkin Kirk  McDade  
06/04/1928 League Taunton Home 4-0 Andrews 2 Bastin McDade    
09/04/1928 League Taunton Away 2-0 Kirk McDade      
28/04/1928 League Ebbw Vale Home 9-1 Andrews Jenkins 2 Lievesley 2 Selley 3 Compton



Final Table
    P W D L  F  A  GR Pts
1 Bristol City 30 20 3  7 95 51 1.863 43
2 Exeter City 30 18 4  8 104 56 1.857 40
3 Bristol Rovers 30 16 3 11 80 64 1.25 35
4 Plymouth Argyle 30 16 2 12 88 53 1.66 34
5 Newport County 30 13 8  9 99 70 1.414 34
6 Ebbw Vale 30 15 3 12 67 74 0.905 33
7 Swindon Town 30 13 4 13 80 74 1.081 30
8 Aberdare & Aberaman   30 12 6 12 62 68 0.912 30
9 Yeovil & Peters Utd 30 11 7 12 64 57 1.123 29
10 Torquay United 30 11 6 13 51 67 0.761 28
11 Bath City  30 12 3 15 64 68 0.941 27
12 Taunton Town 30 11 5 14 60 65 0.923 27
13 Weymouth 30 10 6 14 50 83 0.602 26
14 Merthyr Town 30 9 4 17 50 77 0.649 22
15 Barry 30 8 6 16 45 87 0.517 22
16 Mid Rhondda United 30 7 6 17 36 81 0.444 20


Western League
Results
 

Western League
27/08/1927 League Bristol Rovers Home 3-0 Andrews Compton Chambers    
31/08/1927 League Torquay United Home 1-1 Mason        
03/09/1927 League Bristol Rovers Away 2-3 Lievesley Chambers      
17/09/1927 League Plymouth Argyle Away 1-1 Lievesley        
21/09/1927 League Salisbury Home 5-2 Lievesley 4 Parkin      
29/09/1927 League Taunton  Away 1-4 Lievesley        
05/10/1927 League Bath City Home 1-1 Mason        
29/10/1927 League Plymouth Argyle Home 3-0 Parkin Chambers Lievesley    
11/01/1928 League Torquay United Away 2-1 McDade Jenkins      
21/01/1928 League Weymouth Away 1-1 Andrews        
16/02/1928 League Bath City Away 2-1 Phoenix 2        
18/02/1928 League Salisbury Away 4-0 Andrews 2 Kirk Parkin    
25/02/1928 League Taunton  Home 2-1 Lievesley Andrews      
03/03/1928 League Weymouth Home 6-0 Goldsworthy 4 Jenkins 2      
10/03/1928 League Yeovil Away 3-1 Lievesley Jenkins 2      
28/03/1928 League Yeovil Home 2-1 Andrews 2        
07/04/1928 League Lovell's Athletic Away 2-1 Kirk McDade      
14/04/1928 League Lovell's Athletic Home 4-0 Vaughan Goldsworthy 3      
18/04/1928 League Bristol City Home 5-1 Lievesley 2 Compton 2 Lowton    
25/04/1928 League Bristol City Away 0-3 :        





FINAL TABLE WESTERN LEAGUE 
DIVISION 1
'27-'28
1. Plymouth Argyle II 20 13 5 2 76-32 31 2. Exeter City II 20 13 4 3 50-24 30 3. Yeovil & Petters 20 12 2 6 56-44 26 4. Bristol City II 20 10 4 6 71-40 24 5. Bristol Rovers II 20 11 2 7 61-39 24 6. Taunton Town FC 20 9 5 6 36-33 23 7. Lovell's Athletic 20 7 2 11 40-49 16 8. Torquay United II 20 5 6 9 34-52 16 9. Bath City 20 5 3 12 36-54 13 10. Weymouth 20 3 3 14 16-60 9 11. Salisbury City FC 20 3 2 15 23-72 8

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