ECFC 1948/49

Squad photo from the 1948/49 season

Exeter finished in 12th position and made it to the Third Round of the FA Cup.



First Team Results

21/08/1948 Northampton Town H W 5-1 9586 Johnston Regan 3 Smart
25/08/1948 Southend United H D 0-0 11229 :    
28/08/1948 Norwich City H W 4-1 10000 Smart 2 Regan  Mackay
31/08/1948 Southend United  A D 0-0 14000 :    
04/09/1948 Torquay United  A L 1-2 14000 Dymond    
08/09/1948 Aldershot H D 3-3 11500 Dymond Mackay Bartholomew (p)
11/09/1948 Bristol City  A L 0-1 16519 :    
15/09/1948 Aldershot  A W 2-1 6500 Regan Harrower  
18/09/1948 Swindon Town H W 3-1 11578 Regan Smith 2  
22/09/1948 Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic A L 0-1 15119 :    
25/09/1948 Leyton Orient  A L 2-5 20000 Bartholomew (p) Mackay  
02/10/1948 Port Vale H W 2-1 10672 Bartholomew 2 (1p)    
09/10/1948 Walsall H W 2-1 10844 Smith Dymond  
16/10/1948 Notts County  A L 0-9 37647 :    
23/10/1948 Reading H L 1-2 10534 Regan    
30/10/1948 Swansea Town  A L 0-6 29000 :    
06/11/1948 Watford H W 2-1 7739 Mackay Dymond  
13/11/1948 Crystal Palace A D 1-1 14000 Regan    
20/11/1948 Ipswich Town H L 1-3 9167 Smith    
18/12/1948 Northampton Town  A L 0-4 7850 :    
25/12/1948 Brighton and Hove Albion H D 1-1 7000 Mackay    
27/12/1948 Brighton and Hove Albion  A L 0-2 17000 :    
01/01/1949 Norwich City  A L 0-3 18915 :    
15/01/1949 Torquay United H W 2-0 12988 Harrower Smith   
22/01/1949 Bristol City H D 1-1 9762 Regan    
05/02/1949 Swindon Town  A D 1-1 13444 Regan    
12/02/1949 Bristol Rovers A L 1-3 16802 Regan    
19/02/1949 Leyton Orient H W 3-1 9375 Durrant Mackay Harrower
26/02/1949 Port Vale  A D 1-1 8300 Durrant    
05/03/1949 Exeter City A L 3-4 6000 Harrower 2 Hutchings  
12/03/1949 Notts County H W 3-1 14000 Regan 2 Fallon  
19/03/1949 Reading A L 0-2 13877 :    
26/03/1949 Swansea Town H D 1-1 13000 Regan    
02/04/1949 Watford  A W 1-0 7337 Johnston    
09/04/1949 Crystal Palace H W 3-1 7656 Mackay Durrant Hutchings
15/04/1949 Millwall  A L 1-2 27000 Hutchings    
16/04/1949 Ipswich Town  A D 2-2 15000 Smith Powell  
18/04/1949 Millwall H W 3-0 10920 Clark (p) Smart Rew
23/04/1949 Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic H L 2-3 9088 Smith Clark (p)  
30/04/1949 Newport County A W 2-0 8000 Smart Regan  
04/05/1949 Newport County H L 1-2 6593 Smart    
07/05/1949 Bristol Rovers H W 2-1 7000 Durrant Mackay  


Final Table

League Division 3 (South)
                              P   W  D  L   F   A   W  D  L   F   A  Pts
 1. SWANSEA CITY             42  20  1  0  60  11   7  7  7  27  23   62
 2. Reading                  42  17  1  3  48  18   8  4  9  29  32   55
 3. Bournemouth              42  15  2  4  42  17   7  6  8  27  31   52
 4. Swindon Town             42  11  9  1  38  20   7  6  8  26  36   51
 5. Bristol Rovers           42  13  5  3  42  23   6  5 10  19  28   48
 6. Brighton & Hove Albion   42  11  5  5  32  26   4 13  4  23  29   48
 7. Ipswich Town             42  14  3  4  53  30   4  6 11  25  47   45
 8. Millwall                 42  12  7  2  42  23   5  4 12  21  41   45
 9. Torquay United           42  12  5  4  45  26   5  6 10  20  44   45
10. Norwich City             42  11  6  4  32  10   5  6 10  35  39   44
11. Notts County             42  15  3  3  68  19   4  2 15  34  49   43
12. Exeter City              42  12  5  4  45  26   3  5 13  18  50   40
13. Port Vale                42  11  3  7  32  21   3  8 10  19  33   39
14. Walsall                  42   9  5  7  34  28   6  3 12  22  36   38
15. Newport County           42   8  6  7  41  35   6  3 12  27  57   37
16. Bristol City             42   8  9  4  28  24   3  5 13  16  38   36
17. Watford                  42   6  9  6  24  21   4  6 11  17  33   35
18. Southend United          42   5 10  6  18  18   4  6 11  23  28   34
19. Leyton Orient            42   9  6  6  36  29   2  6 13  22  51   34
20. Northampton              42   9  6  6  33  20   3  3 15  18  42   33
21. Aldershot                42   6  5 10  26  29   5  6 10  22  30   33
22. Crystal Palace           42   7  8  6  27  27   1  3 17  11  49   27

Reserve team Results

Southern League 1948/49
        Exeter Score 1st          Comments
21/08/1948 League Dartford Away 1-2 Smith A Jeffery      
26/08/1948 League Colchester Away 1-3 Smith A        
28/08/1948 League Cheltenham Away 0-3 :        
04/09/1948 League Bedford Town Home 3-2 Harrower Grant Hutchings    
11/09/1948 League Barry Town Home 2-0 Johnston 2        
18/09/1948 League Kidderminster Away 0-1 :        
25/09/1948 League Bath City Home 2-1 Hutchings Johnston      
02/10/1948 League Chelmsford Away 1-2 Johnston         
09/10/1948 League Chingford Away 2-2 Johnston        Jim Cumming debut
23/10/1948 League Gravesend Away 0-2 :        
30/10/1948 League Guildford Home 2-0 Rew Harrower      
13/11/1948 League Tonbridge Home 2-2 Hutchings Smith     Attendance 3061
20/11/1948 League Hastings United Away 0-1 :        
27/11/1948 League Hastings United Home 5-1 Rew Cumming 2 Hutchings O'Hagan  
11/12/1948 League Worcester City Away 1-4 Johnston        
18/12/1948 League Chingford Away 0-0 :        
25/12/1948 League Torquay United Away 1-2 Cumming        
27/12/1948 League Torquay United Home 5-0 Evans Rew 3 Hutchings   Attendance 4400
01/01/1949 League Gloucester City Home 1-2 Hegarty        
08/01/1949 League Worcester City Home 4-3 Cutting 3 (3 pens) Hutchings      
15/01/1949 League Gillingham Away 1-7 Hutchings        
22/01/1949 League Tonbridge Away 1-2 Grant        
29/01/1949 League Cheltenham Home 0-3 :        
12/02/1949 League Barry Town Away 4-2 Rew Johnston 2 Kelly (og)    
19/02/1949 League Hereford United Away 6-0 Rew 4 Smart 2      
24/02/1949 League Merthyr  Away 1-3 Cumming        
26/02/1949 League Hereford United Home 2-0 Smith A Johnston       
02/03/1949 League Dartford Home 3-2 Grant 2 Smith A     Attendance 2125
05/03/1949 League Chelmsford Away 2-2 Smith A Smart       
12/03/1949 League Colchester Away 2-4 Cumming 2        
16/03/1949 League Colchester  Home 1-1 Smith A       Attendance 2314
19/03/1949 League Lovells  Home 3-3 Smart 3       Attendance 3618
23/03/1949 League Gillingham Home 2-2 Grant 2        
26/03/1949 League Guildford Away 4-1 Rew 2 Rowe Gibson    
31/03/1949 League Lovells  Away 2-1 Cumming Harrower      
02/04/1949 League Gravesend Home 4-1 Smart 2 Rew 2      
09/04/1949 League Bath City Away 2-3 Johnston  Owen (og)      
16/04/1949 League Yeovil Home 0-2 :       Attendance 4455
18/04/1949 League Yeovil Away 1-2 Cumming        
27/04/1949 League Merthyr  Home 3-1 Johnston  Smith A, 2     Attendance 2548
30/04/1949 League Kidderminster Home 1-2 Johnston        
05/05/1949 League Bedford Town Away 4-0 Harrower 2 Dymond (pen)      
07/05/1949 League Gloucester City Away 1-1 Grant        
   

Final Table 
Southern League.


                                   P  W  L  D   F   A Pts
 1.Gillingham                     42 26  6 10 104  48  62
 2.Chelmsford City                42 27  8  7 115  64  61
 3.Merthyr Tydfil                 42 26  8  8 133  54  60
 4.Colchester United              42 21 11 10  94  61  52
 5.Worcester City                 42 22 13  7  87  56  51
 6.Dartford                       42 21 12  9  73  53  51
 7.Gravesend & Northfleet         42 20 13  9  60  46  49
 8.Yeovil Town                    42 19 14  9  90  53  47
 9.Cheltenham Town                42 19 14  9  71  64  47
10.Kidderminster Har.             42 19 17  6  77  94  44
11.Exeter City                    42 18 17  7  83  73  43
12.Hereford United                42 17 19  6  83  84  40
13.Bath City                      42 15 19  8  72  87  38
14.Hastings United                42 14 18 10  69  93  38
15.Torquay United                 42 15 20  7  73  93  37
16.Lovell's Athletic              42 14 20  8  73  74  36
17.Guildford City                 42 12 18 12  58  85  36
18.Gloucester City                42 12 20 10  78 100  34
19.Barry Town                     42 12 20 10  55  95  34
20.Tonbridge                      42  9 26  7  54 105  25
21.Chingford Town                 42  6 27  9  43  94  21
22.Bedford Town                   42  5 29  8  32 101  18
FA Cup

1948/49
04 December 1948 Barnet  Away    6-2 5224 Smith 4, Bartholomew, Dymond R1  
11 December 1948 Hereford United Home    2-1 8000 Dymond 2, R2  
08 January 1949 Grimsby Town Away    1-2 18000 Regan R3  


Devon Bowl

1948/49
25/04/1949 Torquay United Away 1-3 Grant 6000 SF  


Friendlies
      Exeter score 1st      
11/08/1948 Reds v Blues Home 3-2 3351 Smith 2, Jeffrey v Regan, Johnston 1st Practice Match
14/08/1948 Reds v Blues Home 0-3 4305 Smart, Regan, Smith 2nd Practice Match
28/09/1948 Exeter & East Devon League X1 (Exmouth) Away 7-1 1700 Dymond 3, Smith 2, Bartholomew 2 At Cranford
16/10/1948 Bristol & District League X1 Home 4-1 1198 Johnston 2, Regan, Long (og)  
05/02/1949 Plymouth Command RN Home 2-1 1000 Norris (og), Smart.  
04/04/1949 Southampton Home 1-1 11260 Mackay Steve Walker Benefit, Tommy Lawton played for Exeter
23/04/1949 Axminster Away 2-1 1000 Cumming 2.  


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