ECFC 1956/57

Squad photo from the 1956/57 season, Exeter finished in 21st place in the league and exited the FA Cup at the First Round.



  • League Position: 21st Played: 46 Won: 12, Drew: 13, Lost: 21 Goals For: 61, Goals Against: 79 Points: 37

  • FA Cup First Round:
Plymouth Argyle (H), 0-2

First Team 
Results

18/08/1956 Coventry City  A L 0-1 20100 :      
22/08/1956 Norwich City H D 0-0 9530 :      
25/08/1956 Southampton H L 0-4 9127 :      
29/08/1956 Norwich City  A L 0-1 12073 :      
01/09/1956 Torquay United H D 1-1 10936 Burke      
05/09/1956 Newport County H W 2-0 5074 Burke Currie    
08/09/1956 Crystal Palace  A D 0-0 11801 :      
13/09/1956 Newport County  A D 1-1 5000 Burke      
15/09/1956 Southend United H W 6-1 7809 Beer 2 Buckle 2 Currie Burke
19/09/1956 Colchester United H L 0-2 8360 :      
22/09/1956 Northampton Town  A D 1-1 9431 John      
24/09/1956 Colchester United A L 0-4 6754 :      
29/09/1956 Queens Park Rangers H D 0-0 7312 :      
06/10/1956 Brighton and Hove Albion A L 0-3 13139 :      
13/10/1956 Gillingham H W 4-0 6524 Currie 2 Thomas Mitchell  
20/10/1956 Swindon Town  A W 5-3 8441 Currie 2 Buckle 2 Thomas  
27/10/1956 Brentford H D 1-1 8482 Currie      
03/11/1956 Aldershot  A W 4-1 4701 Currie 2 Willis Rees  
10/11/1956 Watford H L 1-2 7391 Currie      
24/11/1956 Walsall H L 0-1 4617 :      
01/12/1956 Ipswich Town  A L 0-3 11731 :      
15/12/1956 Coventry City H W 4-2 4119 Thomas  Harvey 2 (2p's) Houghton  
22/12/1956 Southampton A D 2-2 12239 John 2      
26/12/1956 Plymouth Argyle H W 2-1 10301 Houghton 2      
29/12/1956 Torquay United  A L 0-1 8065 :      
05/01/1957 Plymouth Argyle  A L 0-5 9857 :      
12/01/1957 Crystal Palace H W 2-1 5015 Lackenby Buckle     
19/01/1957 Southend United  A L 0-2 8321 :      
26/01/1957 Reading H D 1-1 5492 Rees      
02/02/1957 Northampton Town H D 0-0 5931 :      
09/02/1957 Queens Park Rangers  A L 3-5 8593 Currie 2 Harvey (p)    
16/02/1957 Brighton and Hove Albion H L 1-3 6545 Tennant (og)      
23/02/1957 Gillingham A L 1-2 3398 Buckle      
02/03/1957 Swindon Town H W 3-2 5244 John 2 Harvey (p)    
09/03/1957 Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic  A L 1-3 11257 Currie      
13/03/1957 Reading  A L 0-4 6714 :      
16/03/1957 Aldershot H D 1-1 4798 Thomas       
23/03/1957 Watford  A D 1-1 7395 Divers      
30/03/1957 Shrewsbury Town H W 5-1 4739 Thomas  Currie 2 Mitchell 2  
06/04/1957 Walsall  A L 0-2 10500 :      
13/04/1957 Ipswich Town H L 1-2 5953 Harvey (p)      
19/04/1957 Millwall A W 3-1 11414 Lackenby Buckle  Currie  
20/04/1957 Brentford  A L 0-3 9200 :      
22/04/1957 Millwall H D 1-1 6485 Currie      
27/04/1957 Shrewsbury Town  A W 2-1 5729 Harvey (p) Lackenby    
01/05/1957 Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic H L 1-2 5708 Lackenby      


Final Table 
League Division 3 (South)
                              P   W  D  L   F   A   W  D  L   F   A  Pts
 1. IPSWICH TOWN             46  18  3  2  72  20   7  6 10  29  34   59
 2. Torquay United           46  19  4  0  71  18   5  7 11  18  46   59
 3. Colchester United        46  15  8  0  49  19   7  6 10  35  37   58
 4. Southampton              46  15  4  4  48  20   7  6 10  28  32   54
 5. Bournemouth              46  15  7  1  57  20   4  7 12  31  42   52
 6. Brighton & Hove Albion   46  15  6  2  59  26   4  8 11  27  39   52
 7. Southend United          46  14  3  6  42  20   4  9 10  31  45   48
 8. Brentford                46  12  9  2  55  29   4  7 12  23  47   48
 9. Shrewsbury Town          46  11  9  3  45  24   4  9 10  27  55   48
10. Queen's Park Rangers     46  12  7  4  42  21   6  4 13  19  39   47
11. Watford                  46  11  6  6  44  32   7  4 12  28  43   46
12. Newport County           46  15  6  2  51  18   1  7 15  14  44   45
13. Reading                  46  13  4  6  44  30   5  5 13  36  51   45
14. Northampton              46  15  5  3  49  22   3  4 16  17  51   45
15. Walsall                  46  11  7  5  49  25   5  5 13  31  49   44
16. Coventry City            46  12  5  6  52  36   4  7 12  22  48   44
17. Millwall                 46  13  7  3  46  29   3  5 15  18  55   44
18. Plymouth Argyle          46  10  8  5  38  31   6  3 14  30  42   43
19. Aldershot                46  11  5  7  43  35   4  7 12  36  57   42
20. Crystal Palace           46   7 10  6  31  28   4  8 11  31  47   40
21. Exeter City              46   8  8  7  37  29   4  5 14  24  50   37
22. Gillingham               46   7  8  8  29  29   5  5 13  25  56   37
23. Swindon Town             46  12  3  8  43  33   3  3 17  23  63   36
24. Norwich City             46   7  5 11  33  37   1 10 12  28  57   31

Reserves
Southern League 


Results

Southern League 1956/57
18/08/1956 SL Llanelly H 5-1 Thomas Sword 2 Rees Willis
23/08/1956 SL Kidderminster Harriers A 2-2 Phoenix Grinney    
25/08/1956 SL Kettering A 1-2 Willis      
29/08/1956 SL Cup 1 Bath City H 7-1 Willis Rees 3 Divers  Parr (2p's)
01/09/1956 SL Bedford Town A 0-2 :      
06/09/1956 SL Cup 1 Bath City A 1-4 Simpson      
08/09/1956 SL Headington United H 1-3 Willis      
12/09/1956 SL Kidderminster Harriers H 2-0 Mitchell Marsh    
15/09/1956 SL Dartford A 0-4 :      
19/09/1956 SL Gloucester City A 1-0 Rees      
24/09/1956 SL Cup  Gloucester City A 1-4 Willis      
29/09/1956 SL Headington United A 2-3 Buckle Phoenix    
03/10/1956 SL Tonbridge H 2-1 Divers Mitchell    
06/10/1956 SL Merthyr Tydfil H 1-1 Divers      
13/10/1956 SL Cheltenham Town A 3-3 Willis 2 Beer    
17/10/1956 SL Chelmsford City H 2-2 Phoenix Beer    
20/10/1956 SL Hereford United H 3-1 Willis 2 Houghton    
27/10/1956 SL Barry Town A 1-2 Willis      
03/11/1956 Friendly Plymouth & District league X1 H 4-5 Grinney Divers A.N Other 2  
10/11/1956 SL Yeovil Town A 1-5 Simpson      
17/11/1956 SL Tonbridge A 1-2 Phoenix      
24/11/1956 SL Gravesend and Northfleet A 0-3 :      
01/12/1956 SL Weymouth Town H 3-3 Divers Beer Houghton  
08/12/1956 SL Bath City A 1-3 Jenkins      
12/12/1956 Friendly Royal Marines Corp National X1 H 12-2 John 5, Divers, Houghton, Rees, Phoenix, Buckle 2, Mitchell
15/12/1956 SL Llanelly A 1-0 Beer      
29/12/1956 SL Bedford Town H 2-0 Divers 2      
05/01/1957 SL Gravesend and Northfleet H 1-1 Marsh      
12/01/1957 SL Chelmsford City A 0-4 :      
19/01/1957 SL Dartford H 0-3 :      
26/01/1957 SL Weymouth Town A 1-4 Simpson      
02/02/1957 SL Hereford United A 0-5 :      
11/02/1957 SL Worcester City A 3-1 Currie 2 Buckle    
16/02/1957 SL Merthyr Tydfil A 3-2 Sword Willis Marsh (Alan)   
23/02/1957 SL Cheltenham Town H 1-2 Marsh (Alan)      
05/03/2005 SL Worcester City H 0-2 :      
09/03/1957 SL Barry Town H 1-0 Marsh (Alan)     Att 1382
16/03/1957 SL Gulidford City A 0-3 :      
20/03/1957 SL Hastings United H 1-2 Robinson      
23/03/1957 SL Yeovil Town H 1-1 Rees      
30/03/1957 SL Hastings United A 0-3 :      
06/04/1957 SL Gulidford City H 1-1 Rees      
19/04/1957 SL Lovells Athletic H 1-1 Robinson      
20/04/1957 SL Bath City H 0-1 :      
22/04/1957 SL Lovells Athletic A 0-6 :      
27/04/1957 SL Gloucester City H 2-2 Marsh (Alan) Kenshole    
04/05/1957 SL Kettering H 1-2 Long (Tony)      


Final Table
Southern League
                                   P  W  D  L   F   A Pts
 1.Kettering Town                 42 28 10  4 106  47  66
 2.Bedford Town                   42 25  8  9  89  52  58
 3.Weymouth                       42 22 10 10  92  71  54
 4.Cheltenham Town                42 19 15  8  73  46  53
 5.Gravesend & Northfleet         42 21 11 10  74  58  53
 6.Lovells Athletic               42 21  7 14  99  84  49
 7.Guildford City                 42 18 11 13  68  49  47
 8.Hereford United                42 19  8 15  96  60  46
 9.Headington United              42 19  7 16  64  61  45
10.Gloucester City                42 18  8 16  74  72  44
11.Hastings United                42 17  9 16  70  58  43
12.Worcester City                 42 16 10 16  81  80  42
13.Dartford                       42 16 10 16  79  88  42
14.Chelmsford City                42 16  9 17  73  85  41
15.Tonbridge                      42 14 12 16  74  65  40
16.Yeovil Town                    42 14 11 17  83  85  39
17.Bath City                      42 15  8 19  56  78  38
18.Exeter City                    42 10 10 22  52  89  30
19.Merthyr Tydfil                 42  9 11 22  72  95  29
20.Kidderminster Harriers         42  7 10 25  60  83  24
21.Barry Town                     42  6 11 25  39  84  23
22.Llanelly                       42  5  8 29  39 123  18

Exeter City “A”
Exeter and District League
Senior 1
Final Table
Senior 1

SENIOR 1
1 Exeter City A 26 20 4 2 121 64 44
2 Winkleigh 26 15 6 5 76 53 36
3 Sidmouth Town 26 16 3 7 96 42 35
4 Cullompton 26 16 3 7 75 44 35
5 Rockbeare 26 14 3 9 74 59 31
6 St Lukes College 26 12 3 11 74 58 27
7 Crediton United 26 10 5 11 66 66 25
8 Seaton Town 26 10 3 13 69 74 23
9 St Marks   26 10 2 14 68 83 22
10 Budleigh Salterton 26 9 3 14 58 79 21
11 Torrington 26 9 2 15 68 101 20
12 Topsham Town 26 6 4 16 59 92 16
13 University 26 5 6 15 62 99 16
14 Newton Poppleford 26 5 3 18 58 110 13

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David Mitchell:

i don't believe this to be a picture of the first team squad. My guess is that its more likely to be one of the reserve team photographs as there doesn't appear to be any first team players featured. 

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