ECFC 1945/46

Squad photograph from the 1945/46 season.


In this season, only the teams in the top two divisions from 1938/39 participated in the Football League North and Football League South. However the FA Cup resumed as normal, being played over two legs, in which Exeter reached the Second Round. This photo was featured in the match day programme on 21st September 2002.

League Results
Third Division South

First Half Season
Results

25/08/1945

Swindon Town                   

A

W

4-1

11200

Casey 2

Warren

Ebdon

01/09/1945

Swindon Town 

H

D

1-1

6301

Mitcheson

05/09/1945

Aldershot

A

W

5-3

1500

Ebdon 2

Wardle

Challis

Kernick

08/09/1945

Reading 

H

W

5-1

9000

Ebdon 2

Kernick 2

Challis

15/09/1945

Reading

A

D

1-1

6905

Challis

19/09/1945

Aldershot

H

L

1-4

7000

Challis

22/09/1945

Bristol Rovers 

A

L

1-2

9200

Kernick

29/09/1945

Bristol Rovers 

H

D

2-2

9000

Challis

Haddington

06/10/1945

Crystal Palace 

H

L

0-1

10259

:

13/10/1945

Crystal Palace

A

L

1-2

15000

Walker

20/10/1945

Bournemouth

A

L

1-3

6151

Ebdon

27/10/1945

Bournemouth

H

L

0-3

6500

:

03/11/1945

Cardiff City 

H

W

3-2

9484

Kernick

Walker 2

10/11/1945

Cardiff City 

A

D

0-0

18000

:

01/12/1945

Bristol City

H

W

1-0

9000

Challis

19/12/1945

Brighton & Hove Albion

A

L

2-3

?

Jones

Blood

22/12/1945

Brighton & Hove Albion

H

W

3-2

4578

Challis 2

25/12/1945

Torquay United

A

L

1-3

4000

Mitcheson

26/12/1945

Torquay United

H

L

0-2

9387

:

27/12/1945

Bristol City

A

L

1-5

7465

Wardle 

League Table 
Third Division South South of Thames
1. Crystal Palace 20 13 3 4 55 : 31 29 2. Cardiff City 20 13 2 5 69 : 31 28 3. Bristol City 20 11 2 7 51 : 40 24 4. Brighton & Hove Albion 20 10 1 9 49 : 50 21 5. Bristol Rovers 20 7 6 7 44 : 44 20 6. Swindon Town 20 8 3 9 35 : 47 19 7. Bournemouth & Boscombe A. 20 7 3 10 52 : 50 17 8. Aldershot 20 6 5 9 38 : 56 17 9. Exeter City 20 6 4 10 33 : 41 16 10. Reading 20 5 5 10 43 : 49 15 11. Torquay United 20 5 4 11 22 : 52 14

Second Half Season
Third Division South Cup
Southern Section
Results

12/01/1946

Bristol Rovers 

A

L

1-2

7000

Walker

19/01/1946

Bristol Rovers 

H

L

0-1

5166

:

26/01/1946

Cardiff City 

H

W

2-1

8000

Walker

Bowden

02/02/1946

Cardiff City 

A

L

1-5

8000

Regan

09/02/1946

Bristol City

H

W

3-0

8000

Walker

Ebdon 2

16/02/1946

Bristol City

A

L

0-3

12891

:

23/02/1946

Brighton & Hove Albion

H

D

0-0

6783

:

02/03/1946

Brighton & Hove Albion

A

D

2-2

3000

Ebdon

Walker

09/03/1946

Torquay United

H

D

1-1

6000

Tickell

16/03/1946

Torquay United

A

W

2-0

6400

Wright 

Regan

23/03/1946

Crystal Palace 

A

L

0-3

12000

:

30/03/1946

Crystal Palace

H

L

2-3

8824

Walker

Wardle

06/04/1946

Bournemouth

A

D

1-1

10000

Ebdon

13/04/1946

Bournemouth

H

W

3-1

8905

Ebdon 3

20/04/1946

Aldershot

A

L

3-5

4901

Wardle 2

Wright

22/04/1946

Aldershot 

H

W

1-0

8000

Ebdon


Third Division South Cup
Southern Section
Table South Region
1. Bournemouth & Boscombe A. 16 8 4 4 37 : 20 20 2. Bristol Rovers 16 8 3 5 27 : 19 19 3. Reading 16 8 2 6 46 : 29 18 4. Crystal Palace 16 7 4 5 37 : 30 18 5. Cardiff City 16 8 1 7 39 : 22 17 6. Bristol City 16 7 3 6 30 : 27 17 7. Torquay United 16 6 4 6 19 : 30 16 8. Exeter City 16 5 4 7 22 : 28 14 9. Swindon Town 16 5 4 7 21 : 35 14 10. Aldershot 16 3 4 9 23 : 48 10 11. Brighton & Hove Albion 16 1 6 9 23 : 45 8
FA Cup

17 November 1945 Trowbridge Away  3-1

4300 Challis, Walker, Ebdon R1 1st Leg
24 November 1945 Trowbridge Home  7-2

Won 10-3 
on aggregate 
6971 Walker 4, Challis, Tickell, Atack(og) R1 2nd Leg
08 December 1945 Newport County Away  1-5  4000 Gallagher R2 1st Leg
15 December 1945 Newport County Home  1-3
Lost 8-2 on
Aggregate 
7793 Crawshaw R2 2nd Leg


Devon Bowl

1945/46
10/04/1946 Plymouth Argyle Home   Exeter won  2-1 Mustard, Ebdon 5500 SF Carless scored for Plymouth
04/05/1946 Torquay United Home    0-4 : 1500 F  

Reserves

There was no reserve league, however some friendlies were played.

No League matches for Reserves
07/11/1945 Friendly Exeter & District US Football X1 Home 3-3 Challis 2 Bex    
16/03/1946 Friendly Torquay United  Home  Unknown        
19/04/1946 Friendly Plymouth Argyle Away 1-3 Milliken     Att 3000
27/04/1946 Friendly Plymouth Argyle Home 2-3 Vaughan Cutting   Att 2000
                 



Friendlies

1945/46
11/08/1945 Stripes v Whites Home 8-1 1000  
18/08/1945 Stripes v Whites Home 6-4 2000  
24/08/1945 European Servces Baseball Championship  At SJP  Unknown 1500  
07/11/1945 Exeter & District US Football League  Home 3-3 1500 Challis 2, Bex
10/11/1945 Depot, Royal Marines Home      
29/12/1945 Royal Marines Home 11-3   Ebdon 7, Warren 2, Regan 2, 
05/01/1945 Holding Battalion Royal Marines Home 6-7 2000 Coles 2, Ebdon 3, Lake
13/03/1946 Southern Command v London District At SJP 2-1    



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