ECFC 2005/06



Squad photograph from the 2005/06 season during which Exeter continued their run of narrowly avoiding the playoffs in the Conference as they finished in 7th place.

Unlike the success of the previous year in the FA Cup however, they fell at the first hurdle of the Fourth Qualifying Round, similarly in the Football League Trophy they exited at the first time of asking.

In the FA Trophy though, Exeter enjoyed considerable success and narrowly lost in the Semi-Final.

League Stats
Played: 42 Won: 18, Drew: 9, Lost: 15
Goals For: 65, Goals Against: 48 Points: 63

FA Cup
Fourth Qualifying Round: Stevenage Borough (H), 0-1.

FA Trophy
First Round: Bishop’s Stortford (H), 2-1.
Second Round: Histon (H) 3-2.
Third Round: Cambridge City (H), 1-0.
Quarter-Final: Salisbury City (H), 3-1.
Semi-Final (played over two legs): Grays Athletic (H), 2-1 and (A), 2-0. Exeter lost 2-3 on aggregate.

2005/06 

The team started the 2005/06 season in fine form and topped the Conference table for a while. However, they slipped off the leading positions in the second half of the campaign to eventually end in seventh place. City had a great run in the FA Trophy before losing at the semi-final stage to Grays Athletic over two legs.


League Results 

Date Opponent Venue Score Att Posn Goalscorers
13/08/05 Gravesend  A 2-0 1578 4th Phillips 2
16/08/05 Kidderminster H 1-0 4194 1st Farrell
20/08/05 Morecambe H 2-0 3978 1st Phillips, Todd
27/08/05 Accrington A 2-1 1312 1st Watkins (Craig), Todd
29/08/05 Forest Green Rovers H 0-0 4696 1st  
03/09/05 Dagenham & Redbridge A 2-2 1372 1st Challinor, Todd
10/09/05 Cambridge United H 4-0 3407 2nd Sculley, Phillips, Buckle, Challinor
17/09/05 Southport  A 3-0 1423 1st Farrell 2, Phillips
20/09/05 Stevenage A 0-2 2445 1st  
24/09/05 Burton Albion H 1-2 4025 3rd Jones B
27/09/05 Woking H 1-1 3082 5th Sculley
01/10/05 York City A 2-4 3503 5th Flack, Jones B
08/10/05 Halifax Town H 4-2 3154 4th Jones B, Flack, Afful, Farrell
15/10/05 Crawley A 2-0 2454 3rd Challinor 2
29/10/05 Tamworth H 3-0 3369 2nd Phillips, Farrell 2.
05/11/05 Kidderminster A 2-1 1869 2nd Todd, Sculley
12/11/05 Altrincham A 1-1 1366 1st Challinor
19/11/05 Grays Athletic H 1-2 6682 3rd Challinor
26/11/05 Hereford A 2-0 3754 3rd Mackie, Challinor
03/12/05 Canvey Island H 0-2 3471 3rd  
10/12/05 Scarborough A 1-0 1428 3rd Farrell
26/12/05 Aldershot H 4-0 4989 2nd Buckle, Jones B, Challinor, Phillips
30/12/05 Hereford H 1-2 4433 2nd  
02/01/06 Aldershot A 0-1 3136 2nd  
07/01/06 Gravesend  H 1-0 3396 2nd Phillips
21/01/06 Morecambe A 2-2 2073 2nd Jones B, Challinor,
30/01/06 Accrington H 1-3 4626 2nd Edwards (Jake)
10/02/06 Burton Albion A 0-2 1924 5th  
18/02/06 York City H 1-3 3381 7th Carlisle
21/02/06 Woking A 0-1 1536 8th  
04/03/06 Southport  H 5-0 3485 7th Flack 3, Phillips, Buckle
11/03/06 Halifax Town A 0-2 2104 8th  
18/03/06 Stevenage H 0-2 3026 8th  
28/03/06 Tamworth A 1-1 823 8th Challinor
01/04/06 Altrincham H 3-1 3134 8th Phillips, Challinor, Mackie
04/04/06 Cambridge United A 1-2 2358 8th Phillips
10/04/06 Grays Athletic A 0-3 1369 8th  
15/04/06 Dagenham & Redbridge H 3-1 3186 8th Jones B, Phillips, Gill
17/04/06 Forest Green Rovers A 0-0 1334 8th  
22/04/06 Canvey Island A 1-1 641 8th Jones B
25/04/06 Crawley H 4-0 1782 8th Mackie, Seaborne, Farrell, Moxey
29/04/06 Scarborough H 1-1 3382 7th Challinor

Final Table

Nationwide Football Conference 2005/2006

                               P   W   D   L   F   A   W   D   L   F   A  Df  Pts
  1. ACCRINGTON STANLEY       42  16   3   2  38  17  12   4   5  38  28  31  91
  2. HEREFORD UNITED          42  11   7   3  30  14  11   7   3  29  19  26  80
  3. Grays Athletic           42   7   9   5  46  32  14   4   3  48  23  39  76
  4. Halifax Town             42  14   6   1  31  11   7   6   8  24  29  15  75
  5. Morecambe                42  15   4   2  44  17   7   4  10  24  24  27  74
  6. Stevenage Borough        42  15   3   3  38  15   4   9   8  24  32  15  69
  7. Exeter City              42  11   3   7  41  22   7   6   8  24  26  17  63
  8. York City                42  10   5   6  36  26   7   7   7  27  22  15  63
  9. Burton Albion            42   8   7   6  23  21   8   5   8  27  31  -2  60
 10. Dagenham & Redbridge     42   8   4   9  31  32   8   6   7  32  27   4  58
 11. Woking                   42   8   7   6  30  20   6   7   8  28  27  11  56
 12. Cambridge United         42  11   6   4  35  25   4   4  13  16  32  -6  55
 13. Aldershot                42  10   4   7  30  30   6   2  13  31  44 -13  54
 14. Canvey Island            42   6   8   7  23  27   7   4  10  24  31 -11  51
 15. Kidderminster Harriers   42   8   5   8  21  27   5   6  10  18  28 -16  50
 16. Gravesend & Northfleet   42   8   4   9  25  25   5   6  10  20  32 -12  49
 17. Crawley Town             42   9   4   8  27  22   3   7  11  21  33  -7  47
 18. Southport                42   7   3  11  24  38   3   7  11  12  30 -32  40
 19. Forest Green Rovers      42   7   7   7  31  27   1   7  13  18  35 -13  38
 20. Tamworth                 42   4  10   7  17  23   4   4  13  15  40 -31  38
 21. SCARBOROUGH              42   4   7  10  24  30   5   3  13  16  36 -26  37
 22. ALTRINCHAM               42   7   5   9  25  30   3   6  12  15  41 -31  23 

+ Altrincham docked 18 points

Youth Team and Reserves 

The Football Conference Youth Alliance (known sometimes as the Conference Youth Alliance) was formed in 2005 as the official U19s Youth League for professional teams, semi-professional and for non-league teams who compete in the Football Confernce league and respective non-league competitions in England.
Teams who competed in the Football Conference Youth Alliance combined football training with education, offering 16-18 year olds the chance to play elite youth football at U19s level and gain academic qualifications at BTEC National or Diploma level, operating on a similar model to that of the Football League Youth Alliance and the F.A Premier Academy League.

Exeter competed in the Under 18’s and Under 16’s Football League Youth Alliance for the first time.

Football League Youth Alliance
U-18's Youth Results

PUMA YOUTH ALLIANCE - SOUTH-WEST CONFERENCE

Football League Youth Alliance U-18's
12/08/2005 League AFC Bournemouth Away 2-5 Wright 2        
20/08/2005 League Cirencester Home 7-1 Wright 2        
03/09/2005 League Newport County Away 0-6 :        
10/09/2005 League Swansea City Home 3-1 Stamp 2 Wright      
17/09/2005 League Yeovil Town Away 1-3 Shepherd        
24/09/2005 Cup Wycombe Wanderers Home 2-3 Brook Wright      
28/09/2005 FAY Cup  Tiverton  Away 2-2 Ghiglia 2       Lost 9-8 on pens
01/10/2005 Cup Luton Town Away 2-2 Sercombe Stamp      
08/10/2005 League Bristol Rovers Home 4-1 Wright 2 Brook (pen) Ghiglia    
15/10/2005 League Swindon Town Away 3-4          
29/10/2005 Cup Swansea City Home 3-1 Sercombe Wright Stamp    
05/11/2005 Cup Brighton & HA Away 1-2          
19/11/2005 League Hereford Home 4-1 Leiluga 2 Stamp 2      
26/11/2005 League Oxford United Away 0-3 :        
10/12/2005 League Plymouth Argyle Away 2-6          
17/12/2005 League Cheltenham Home 1-5          
07/01/2006 League Bristol Rovers Away 2-3 Friend Shepherd      
21/01/2006 League Hereford Away 2-0 Wright  Stamp       
04/02/2006 League Oxford United Home 3-0 Leiluga 2 Ghiglia      
11/02/2006 League Swindon Town Home 0-1 :        
25/02/2006 League Cheltenham Away 1-0 Wright        
11/03/2006 League AFC Bournemouth Home 4-2 Wright 2 Stamp Friend    
18/03/2006 League Plymouth Argyle Home 1-0 Stamp         
25/03/2006 League Cirencester Away 4-0 Wannell (Jake) Wright 2 (1 pen) Shepherd    
01/04/2006 League Newport County Home            
08/04/2006 League Swansea City Away            
15/04/2006 League Yeovil Town Home            

Final Table
PUMA YOUTH ALLIANCE - SOUTH-WEST CONFERENCE

1

Yeovil Town

22

16

1

5

62

30

32

49

2

Plymouth Argyle

22

14

3

5

53

25

28

45

3

Bristol Rovers

22

13

4

5

53

31

22

43

4

Swindon Town

22

12

5

5

43

26

17

41

5

Exeter City

22

12

0

10

51

45

6

36

6

Cheltenham Town

22

10

4

8

44

33

11

34

7

AFC Bournemouth 

22

11

0

11

55

43

12

33

8

Newport County 

22

9

4

9

39

30

9

31

9

Oxford United 

22

7

5

10

35

34

1

26

10

Cirencester Town 

22

6

4

12

27

76

-49

22

11

Swansea City 

22

3

7

12

46

53

-7

16

12

Hereford United 

22

0

1

21

15

97

-82

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Football League Youth Alliance U-16's
Results

Football League Youth Alliance Under 16's
03/09/2005 League Bristol Rovers Home 3-2 Carl Lazenby 2 Aaron Bicknell      
17/09/2005 League Swansea City Home 0-3 :        
01/10/2005 League Cheltenham Town Away 2-1 Ed Squire Stuart Davies      
15/10/2005 League AFC Bournemouth Home 1-3 Sam Peardon        
29/10/2005 League Swindon Town Away 1-3 Ed Squire        
12/11/2005 League Plymouth Argyle Home 0-3 :        
10/12/2005 League AFC Bournemouth Away 0-4 :        
07/01/2006 League Swindon Town Home 1-0 Og        
14/01/2006 Cup Plymouth Argyle Away 0-5 :        
21/01/2006 League Swansea City Home 1-1 Patrick Rushden        
04/02/2006 League Bristol Rovers Away 1-8          
11/02/2006 League Cheltenham Town Away 2-1 Joe Alanson Luke Cole      
04/03/2006 League AFC Bournemouth Home 3-1          
11/03/2006 League Swindon Town Away 2-2 Steve Martin Ben Joyce       
25/03/2006 League Plymouth Argyle Away            
01/04/2006 League AFC Bournemouth Away            
08/04/2006 League Bristol Rovers Home 1-1 Joe Alanson        

Final Table





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