ECFC 1985/86

A squad photo from the 1985/86 season,




Exeter finished this in 14th place in Division Four. In the cups however Exeter lost both in the First Round. League Position: 14th Played: 46 Won: 11, Drew: 23, Lost: 12 Goals For: 53, Goals Against: 49 Points: 56 FA Cup First Round: Cambridge United (H), 1-1. Replay, 2-0. League Cup First Round (over two legs): Newport County (H), 0-0 and (A), 1-0. Exeter lost 0-1 on aggregate.

First Team 
Results

17 Aug 1985

Port Vale

H

W

1-0

Ling

24 Aug 1985

Aldershot 

A

L

0-4

:

26 Aug 1985

Northampton 

H

L

1-2

Kellow

07 Sep 1985

Southend United

H

L

0-2

:

14 Sep 1985

Wrexham 

A

D

1-1

Harrower

18 Sep 1985

Scunthorpe United

H

W

2-0

Kellow (pen)

Harrower

20 Sep 1985

Cambridge United 

A

D

1-1

Gale

28 Sep 1985

Tranmere Rovers

H

W

1-0

Gale

01 Oct 1985

Swindon Town 

A

L

1-2

Ling 

04 Oct 1985

Colchester United 

A

D

1-1

Gale

12 Oct 1985

Orient

H

D

1-1

Pratt

19 Oct 1985

Mansfield Town 

A

L

1-2

Viney 

23 Oct 1985

Halifax Town

H

W

1-0

Kellow (pen)

26 Oct 1985

Hartlepool United

H

L

1-2

Kellow (pen)

02 Nov 1985

Peterborough

A

D

1-1

Kellow (pen)

05 Nov 1985

Rochdale 

A

D

1-1

Harrower

09 Nov 1985

Chester City

H

L

1-3

Ling

23 Nov 1985

Burnley 

A

L

1-3

Ling

30 Nov 1985

Preston North End

A

W

3-0

Gale 2

Pratt

13 Dec 1985

Crewe Alexandra 

A

W

1-0

Ling

21 Dec 1985

Aldershot

H

W

2-0

Crawford

McNichol

01 Jan 1986

Hereford United 

A

L

1-4

Harrower

11 Jan 1986

Stockport County

H

W

1-0

Harrower

17 Jan 1986

Exeter City

A

D

0-0

:

25 Jan 1986

Wrexham

H

L

0-1

:

29 Jan 1986

Torquay United 

A

L

0-1

:

31 Jan 1986

Southend United

A

L

0-2

:

04 Feb 1986

Halifax Town 

A

L

0-1

:

08 Feb 1986

Mansfield Town

H

L

0-1

:

21 Feb 1986

Cambridge United

H

D

0-0

:

24 Feb 1986

Stockport County 

A

D

1-1

Ward

28 Feb 1986

Tranmere Rovers 

A

W

1-0

McNichol

04 Mar 1986

Swindon Town

H

L

0-3

:

08 Mar 1986

Colchester United

H

D

2-2

Ward

Crawford

15 Mar 1986

Orient 

A

D

2-2

Crawford

(Og)

19 Mar 1986

Peterborough 

H

W

1-0

McNichol

22 Mar 1986

Hartlepool United 

A

D

0-0

:

26 Mar 1986

Torquay United

H

D

2-2

Ward

Harrower

29 Mar 1986

Hereford United

H

W

3-2

McNichol

Viney

Kellow (pen)

01 Apr 1986

Torquay United 

A

W

2-1

Kellow

Ling

04 Apr 1986

Rochdale

H

W

2-0

Kellow (pen)

Jackson

08 Apr 1986

Northampton

A

D

2-2

Ling

(Og)

12 Apr 1986

Chester City 

A

L

1-2

Kellow

19 Apr 1986

Burnley

H

L

0-2

:

22 Apr 1986

Scunthorpe United 

A

L

0-1

:

26 Apr 1986

Preston North End 

A

D

2-2

Ling

McNichol

03 May 1986

Crewe Alexandra

H

L

1-2

Jackson








Final Table 
Canon League Division 4
                              P   W  D  L   F   A   W  D  L   F   A  Pts
 1. SWINDON TOWN             46  20  2  1  52  19  12  4  7  30  24  102
 2. CHESTER CITY             46  15  5  3  44  16   8 10  5  39  34   84
 3. MANSFIELD TOWN           46  13  8  2  43  17  10  4  9  31  30   81
 4. PORT VALE                46  13  9  1  42  11   8  7  8  25  26   79
 5. Leyton Orient            46  11  6  6  39  21   9  6  8  40  43   72
 6. Colchester United        46  12  6  5  51  22   7  7  9  37  41   70
 7. Hartlepool United        46  15  6  2  41  20   5  4 14  27  47   70
 8. Northampton              46   9  7  7  44  29   9  3 11  35  29   64
 9. Southend United          46  13  4  6  43  27   5  6 12  26  40   64
10. Hereford United          46  15  6  2  55  30   3  4 16  19  43   64
11. Stockport County         46   9  9  5  35  28   8  4 11  28  43   64
12. Crewe Alexandra          46  10  6  7  35  26   8  3 12  19  35   63
13. Wrexham                  46  11  5  7  34  24   6  4 13  34  56   60
14. Burnley                  46  11  3  9  35  30   5  8 10  25  35   59
15. Scunthorpe United        46  11  7  5  33  23   4  7 12  17  32   59
16. Aldershot                46  12  5  6  45  25   5  2 16  21  49   58
17. Peterborough United      46   9 11  3  31  19   4  6 13  21  45   56
18. Rochdale                 46  12  7  4  41  29   2  6 15  16  48   55
19. Tranmere Rovers          46   9  1 13  46  41   6  8  9  28  32   54
20. Halifax Town             46  10  8  5  35  27   4  4 15  25  44   54
21. Exeter City              46  10  4  9  26  25   3 11  9  21  34   54
22. Cambridge United         46  12  2  9  45  38   3  7 13  20  42   54
23. Preston North End        46   7  4 12  32  41   4  6 13  22  48   43
24. Torquay United           46   8  5 10  29  32   1  5 17  14  56   37
Youth Teams
Macbar South West  Counties Youth League
Results

11/09/1985 League Shrewsbury Away            
08/10/1985 League Bristol City Away 1-1 Jamie Harris        
11/10/1985 Cup 1 Torquay United Away 2-4 Ray Pratt Steve Harrower      
14/10/1985 League Cardiff Home            
29/10/1985 League Torquay United Home 3-3 Richard Massey Mark Robson Jamie harris    
12/11/1985 League Bristol Rovers Away 1-0 Gary Jackson        
15/11/1985 Cup 1 Plymouth Argyle Home 1-0 Ray Pratt        
27/11/1985 League AFC Bournemouth Home            
03/12/1985 League Plymouth Argyle Home            
09/12/1985 League Hereford Away            
08/01/1986 League Cardiff Away 9-0 Ian Wadsworth 5 Scott Hiley 2 Phil King Jamie Harris  
14/01/1986 League Bristol Rovers Home 4-0 Phil Handford 2 Ray Pratt Richard Hancox    
21/01/1986 League Shrewsbury Home 1-2 Warren Hadley        
11/02/1986 League Bristol City Home            
18/02/1986 League AFC Bournemouth Away 2-1 Ian Wadsworth 2        
11/03/1986 League Torquay United Away 0-2 :        
08/04/1986 League Hereford Home 5-2 Mark Robson 2 Jamie Harris 2 Ray Pratt    
22/04/1986 League Plymouth Argyle Home 3-1 Ian Wadsworth Sean Priddle (Og)    




Final Table

Macbar South West Counties League Final Table 1985/86
Shrewsbury Town 16 10 2 4 28 17 32
Exeter City 16 8 4 4 39 20 28
Cardiff City 16 8 3 5 32 36 27
Bristol Rovers 16 8 2 6 30 29 26
Torquay United 16 7 2 7 31 33 23
Hereford United 16 6 3 7 33 26 21
AFC Bournemouth 16 4 4 8 24 30 16
Bristol City 16 4 4 8 25 43 16
Plymouth Argyle 16 4 2 10 22 30 14




Devon and Exeter League (Exeter A)


Results 

Devon and Exeter League (Exeter A)
17/08/1985 Cup Sidmouth Town A 6-2 Harris (J) 2 Massey Robson Og 2    
24/08/1985 League Chelston H 0-1 :          
31/08/1985 League Clyst Valley H 3-1 Gale 2 Marker (R)        
07/09/1985 League Budleigh Salterton A 3-2 Walsh (Mark) Marker (R) Kellow      
14/09/1985 League Civil Service A 2-2          
21/09/1985 League Dawlish H 4-0 R.Marker 3 Harris (J)        
28/09/1985 League Alphington A 6-2 R.Marker 2 King Robson Hiley Harris (J)  
05/10/1985 League Bideford H P-P :          
12/10/1985 League Exmouth A 6-2 Harris (J) 2 Robson Hadley Hiley Peterson (og)  
19/10/1985 League Exmouth H 5-1 R.Marker 2 Harris (J) Pannell Robson    
26/10/1985 League Bideford A 2-4 Hiley 2          
30/10/1985 Friendly Taunton Town A 5-1 Harris (J) 3 Massey Bennetton      
09/11/1985 League Sidmouth Town A 6-0 Robson  Harris (J) Marker (R) Pannell (J) Hiley King (P)
16/11/1985 League Crediton H 0-0 :          
30/11/1985 League Ottery St Mary A 0-0 :          
07/12/1985 League Cullompton H 3-0 Hiley Massey Harris      
14/12/1985 League Civil Service H 4-1 Hadley Robson Lorimer Harris    
21/12/1985 League Exeter Arms A 2-1 King Robson        
28/12/1985 League Alphington H 4-1 Hadley 2 Robson 2        
04/01/1986 League Topsham Town A 4-0            
11/01/1986 League Clyst Valley A 4-0 Robson 2 Harris (J) Hadley      
18/01/1986 League Honiton H 4-1 Robson 3 Harris (J) King       
25/01/1986 League Cullompton A 7-0 Hiley 2 Massey King  Hadley 3    
01/02/1986 League Bideford H 3-0 Hiley Harris (J)        
15/02/1986 League Ottery St Mary H 3-1 Giles (Jimmy) Harris (J) 2        
22/02/1986 League Chelston A 4-0 Robson 2 Harris (J) Hadley      
01/03/1986 League Topsham Town H 2-0            
08/03/1986 League Crediton A 3-0            
15/03/1986 Cup Budleigh Salterton H 3-0 Giles (Jimmy) Pratt Harris (J)      
28/03/1986 Cup Topsham Town H 5-0            
29/03/1986 League Honiton A 1-1            
05/04/1986 Cup Topsham Town A 5-2            
12/04/1986 League Sidmouth Town H 6-0 Pratt 3 Robson Hancox og     
19/04/1986 League Exeter Arms H 5-0            
26/04/1986 League Budleigh Salterton H 4-0 Hadley 2 Robson Harris (J)      
03/05/1986 PL Cup F Exeter Arms Neutral 3-0         AET  
10/05/1986 League Exmouth A              
17/05/1986 League Dawlish A              

Exeter won the Premier league and Cup 

Final Table 
Devon & Exeter League Premier Division
                                   P  W  D  L   F   A Pts
 1.Exeter City 'A'                30 23  5  2 102  24  51
 2.Alphington                     30 18  5  7  75  48  41
 3.Budleigh Salterton             30 18  3  9  75  74  39
 4.Exmouth Town Reserves          30 17  3 10  86  61  37
 5.Chelston                       30 16  5  9  52  55  34
 6.Cullompton Rangers             30 12 10  8  52  55  34
 7.Bideford Reserves              30 11 11  8  51  38  33
 8.Dawlish Reserves               30 11  9 10  60  48  31
 9.Crediton United                30 12  6 12  45  46  30
10.Exeter Arms                    30 11  7 12  47  58  29
11.Exeter Civil Service           30 10  6 14  48  55  26
12.Clyst Valley                   30  9  5 16  39  59  23
13.Topsham Town                   30  7  5 18  38  65  19
14.Honiton Town                   30  6  6 18  31  60  18
15.Ottery St Mary Reserves        30  6  5 19  33  60  17
16.Sidmouth Town                  30  6  3 21  43  88  15
(Chelston deducted 3 points)


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