ECFC 1963/64

Squad photo from the 1963/64 season during which Exeter enjoyed a successful season finishing fourth which saw them promoted to Division Three. In the FA Cup Exeter reached the Second Round and achieved the same in the League Cup.

  • League Position: 4th Played: 46 Won: 20, Drew: 18, Lost: 8 Goals For: 62, Goals Against: 37 Points: 58
  • FA Cup
First Round: Shrewsbury Town (H), 2-1
Second Round: Bristol City (H), 0-2
  • League Cup
First Round: Oxford United (A), 0-1
Second Round: Hull City (A), 1-0

First Team 
Results

24/08/1963 Bradford City W A 2-1 4668 Henderson        
26/08/1963 Carlisle United  L A 0-3 6454 :        
31/08/1963 Lincoln City D H 0-0 5449 :        
07/09/1963 Gillingham D A 0-0 8381 :        
11/09/1963 Carlisle United W H 1-0 5671 Curtis        
14/09/1963 Southport D H 1-1 5335 Curtis        
18/09/1963 Aldershot W A 1-0 7603 Henderson        
21/09/1963 Doncaster Rovers W H 3-1 5775 Henderson Curtis      
28/09/1963 Hartlepools United D A 1-1 2000 Harvey        
02/10/1963 Aldershot D H 0-0 7000 :        
05/10/1963 Darlington D H 1-1 5965 Curtis        
09/10/1963 Halifax Town D H 0-0 7317 :        
12/10/1963 Chester L A 0-2 6966 :        
14/10/1963 Halifax Town L A 0-2 3760 :        
19/10/1963 York City W H 1-0 5549 Smyth        
23/10/1963 Tranmere Rovers W H 5-0 5701 Phoenix Mitchell Curtis Henderson Rees
26/10/1963 Barrow D A 1-1 3214 Harvey (p)        
28/10/1963 Tranmere Rovers  L A 1-2 5471 Harvey (p)        
02/11/1963 Rochdale L H 0-1 6249 :        
09/11/1963 Oxford United  W A 2-0 7185 Curtis Banks      
23/11/1963 Newport County W A 1-0 3339 Banks        
29/11/1963 Stockport County W H 2-0 7058 Rees Banks      
14/12/1963 Bradford City W H 4-1 5566 Banks Mitchell Ellam (og) Grace  
21/12/1963 Lincoln City  D A 1-1 3673 Grace        
26/12/1963 Brighton and Hove Albion  W A 2-1 10250 Thorne Banks      
28/12/1963 Brighton and Hove Albion D H 0-0 9873 :        
04/01/1964 Workington W H 2-1 7286 Banks Grace      
11/01/1964 Gillingham D H 0-0 10905 :        
18/01/1964 Southport D A 1-1 1618 Banks        
25/01/1964 Bradford Park Avenue L A 2-3 6273 Banks Grace      
01/02/1964 Doncaster Rovers  L A 0-1 8083 :        
08/02/1964 Hartlepools United W H 2-1 6177 Banks Rees      
15/02/1964 Darlington D A 1-1 2647 Rees        
22/02/1964 Chester City W H 3-0 6589 Banks Mitchell Ley    
28/02/1964 York City W A 2-1 3817 Banks 2        
07/03/1964 Barrow D H 0-0 5891 :        
14/03/1964 Rochdale W A 3-1 2113 Banks  Thorne 2      
21/03/1964 Oxford United W H 3-2 6602 Thorne Kyle (og) Curtis    
27/03/1964 Torquay United D H 0-0 16141 :        
30/03/1964 Torquay United D A 1-1 13655 Curtis        
04/04/1964 Newport County W H 3-1 6077 Banks 2  Harvey      
11/04/1964 Stockport County  D A 0-0 2773 :        
13/04/1964 Chesterfield  W A 1-0 4442 Banks        
18/04/1964 Bradford Park Avenue L H 2-3 9722 Harvey (p) Rees      
21/04/1964 Chesterfield W H 6-1 9449 Curtis Banks 2 Thorne 2 Rees  
25/04/1964 Workington  D A 0-0 8600          


Final Table 
League Division 4
                              P   W  D  L   F   A   W  D  L   F   A  Pts
 1. GILLINGHAM               46  16  7  0  37  10   7  7  9  22  20   60
 2. CARLISLE UNITED          46  17  3  3  70  20   8  7  8  43  38   60
 3. WORKINGTON               46  15  6  2  46  19   9  5  9  30  33   59
 4. EXETER CITY              46  12  9  2  39  14   8  9  6  23  23   58
 5. Bradford City            46  15  3  5  45  24  10  3 10  31  38   56
 6. Torquay United           46  16  6  1  60  20   4  5 14  20  34   51
 7. Tranmere Rovers          46  12  4  7  46  30   8  7  8  39  43   51
 8. Brighton & Hove Albion   46  13  3  7  45  22   6  9  8  26  30   50
 9. Aldershot                46  15  3  5  58  28   4  7 12  25  50   48
10. Halifax Town             46  14  4  5  47  28   3 10 10  30  49   48
11. Lincoln City             46  15  2  6  49  31   4  7 12  18  44   47
12. Chester City             46  17  3  3  47  18   2  5 16  18  42   46
13. Bradford Park Avenue     46  13  5  5  50  34   5  4 14  25  47   45
14. Doncaster Rovers         46  11  8  4  46  23   4  4 15  24  52   42
15. Newport County           46  12  3  8  35  24   5  5 13  29  49   42
16. Chesterfield             46   8  9  6  29  27   7  3 13  28  44   42
17. Stockport County         46  12  7  4  32  19   3  5 15  18  49   42
18. Oxford United            46  10  7  6  37  27   4  6 13  22  36   41
19. Darlington               46   8  9  6  40  37   6  3 14  26  56   40
20. Rochdale                 46   9  8  6  36  24   3  7 13  20  35   39
21. Southport                46  12  6  5  42  29   3  3 17  21  59   39
22. York City                46   9  3 11  29  26   5  4 14  23  40   35
23. Hartlepool United        46   8  7  8  30  36   4  2 17  24  57   33
24. Barrow                   46   4 10  9  30  36   2  8 13  21  57   30

Exeter City FC 1963-64 

By Fred Pound

“This account of the historic 1963-64 season as told through the eyes of the teenage schoolboy I was at the time. It is based on notes and details I recorded contemporaneously in my “autograph book” and the memories they evoke” 
Click the link below for Fred’s Memories

History in the making – memories of a teenager.

The story of Exeter City's 1963-4 season when they won promotion from Division 4, is also told in a book by Mike Blackstone.

Grecians Going Up : A Journal of Exeter City FC season 1963/64


Reserves

Western League
Results 
Western League
24/08/1963 League Portland Home 5-2 Hoskins (og) Williams Redwood 2 Ley
28/08/1963 League Bridgwater Home 0-2 :      
31/08/1963 League Chippenham Away 0-1 :      
07/09/1963 League Weymouth Home 4-4 Redwood Riding Ley  
14/09/1963 League Salisbury Away 1-3 Spiers      
18/09/1963 League Yeovil Town Home 4-1 Spiers Symington Riding Stuckey
21/09/1963 League Bath City Away 2-2 Spiers Redwood    
26/09/1963 League Yeovil Town Away 1-1 Spiers      
28/09/1963 League Weston Super Mare Home 0-1 :      
05/10/1963 League Bridport Away 2-2 Holder (og) Edgar    
09/10/1963 League Torquay United Away 2-5 Redwood  Edgar    
12/10/1963 League Taunton Town Away 5-0 Redwood Northcott 3 Edgar  
19/10/1963 League Glastonbury Away 4-4 Redwood Stuckey Riding Ley
26/10/1963 League Poole Town Home 1-2 Riding      
02/11/1963 League Weston Super Mare Away 2-0 Spiers Northcott     
09/11/1963 League Barnstaple Home 0-3 :      
16/11/1963 League Portland Away 3-4 Rutley Stuckey Redwood   
23/11/1963 League Welton Rovers Home 1-3 Ley      
30/11/1963 League Bristol City Away 3-3 Northcott 2 Rutley    
07/12/1963 League Bridgwater Away 0-8 :      
14/12/1963 League Weymouth Away 1-4 Spiers      
21/12/1963 League Salisbury Home 2-2 Riding Henderson    
26/12/1963 League Bristol City Home A-A Abandoned  at 70 mins (1-4) Spiers  
28/12/1963 League Barnstaple Away 0-3 :      
04/01/1964 League Minehead Away 0-2 :      
11/01/1964 League Frome Away 1-1 Howells      
18/01/1964 League Bridport Home 2-1 Rutley Riding    
25/01/1964 League Taunton Town Home 3-1 Quarrington Curtis Riding  
01/02/1964 League Glastonbury Home 6-2 Riding 5 Spiers    
08/02/1964 League Andover Away 1-3 Ley      
15/02/1964 League Torquay United Home 2-2 Riding Curtis    
22/02/1964 League Dorchester United Away 0-7 :      
29/02/1964 League Minehead Home 1-1 Redwood      
04/03/1964 League Bristol City Home 0-4 :      
07/03/1964 League Poole Town Away 4-0 Riding 3 Welsh    
11/03/1964 League Dorchester United Home 1-1 Curtis      
14/03/1964 League Andover Home 2-2 Riding Redwood    
27/03/1964 League Bideford Away 0-2 :      
28/03/1964 League Frome Home 2-2 Gerrard Ley    
30/03/1964 League Bideford Home 0-2 :      
04/04/1964 League Welton Rovers Away 1-3 Redwood      
11/04/1964 League Bath City Home 3-3 Edgar Riding 2    
25/04/1964 League Chippenham Home 1-1 Symington      

Final Table 
Western League
                                   P  W  D  L   F   A Pts
 1.Bideford                       42 30  6  6 113  36  66
 2.Bristol City                   42 24 15  3 122  43  63
 3.Bridgwater Town                42 25 10  7  82  32  60
 4.Welton Rovers                  42 24  6 12  84  54  54
 5.Dorchester Town                42 19 14  9  94  56  52
 6.Salisbury                      42 21  8 13  80  61  50
 7.Barnstaple Town                42 20  9 13  92  69  49
 8.Minehead                       42 20  8 14  96  85  48
 9.Weymouth                       42 16 12 14  94  74  44
10.Andover                        42 17 10 15  89  78  44
11.Torquay United                 42 18  7 17  81  73  43
12.Yeovil Town                    42 17  9 16  73  99  43
13.Chippenham Town                42 15  8 19  75  62  38
14.Bath City                      42 12 12 18  77  92  36
15.Frome Town                     42 11 11 20  69  97  33
16.Weston-super-Mare              42 11 11 20  58  86  33
17.Glastonbury                    42 11  9 22  70  91  31
18.Exeter City                    42  8 15 19  73 100  31
19.Poole Town                     42 11  6 25  56  98  28
20.Bridport                       42  7 14 21  40 100  28
21.Portland United                42 10  5 27  63 127  25
22.Taunton                        42  8  9 25  37 105  25
Exeter City Colts
Results

Final Table
Exeter and District Football League 
Premier

PREMIER
              P W D L F A PTS
1 Cullompton     28 22 4 4 132 42 48
2 Dawlish Town   28 22 3 3 139 31 47
3 Tiverton Town   28 19 4 5 101 41 42
4 Friernhay     28 17 4 7 97 54 38
5 Ottery St Mary   28 18 2 8 95 53 38
6 Exeter City Colts 28 12 6 10 77 70 30
7 Crediton United   28 13 2 13 59 69 28
8 Sidmouth Town   28 12 3 13 67 69 27
9 Clyst Valley   28 11 3 14 65 73 25
10 St Marks     28 8 6 14 70 108 22
11 Heavitree United 28 10 2 16 53 100 22
12 Exmouth Town 28 8 4 16 60 83 20
13 Lympstone     28 6 2 20 64 117 14
14 Seaton Town     28 4 3 21 48 123 11
15 Beer Albion     28 3 2 23 32 126 8

Devon Bowl



The 1963/64 Devon Bowl Final was played on the 28/04/1964 against Plymouth Argyle at Home.
City won 4-0 with goals from Adrian Thorne, 3, and Alan Banks.
It was at the time the Highest attendance for any Devon Bowl game.

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