Stan Eastham appeared as a guest for Exeter City during 1945/46 when two interim league competitions - Division Three South (South of Thames) [played until Christmas] and the Division Three South Cup (Southern Section) [played from January] - were organised ahead of a return to ‘normal’ league football in 1946/47. He was a former England amateur international who had briefly been a professional with Liverpool before the war.
He played in four of the final five games in the Division Three South Cup (Southern Section) starting with the 2-3 home defeat against Crystal Palace on 30 March 1946.
A wing-half, he played for the England amateur team in 1936 as a representative of the army before touring Australia, New Zealand and Ceylon with a FA XI in 1937. Signing professional for Liverpool shortly afterwards he never made a league appearance during his time with the club and had to wait until a 1946/47 stint with Stockport County before making his Football League debut.
Appearing also for Kingstonian he took up the opportunity of playing for the Corinthian club of Brisbane during 1948.