ECFC 1976/77

Squad photo from the successful 1976/77 in which Exeter won promotion from Division Four after finishing in 2nd place.



In the FA Cup they lost in the First Round and lost in the Second Round of the League Cup.

  • League Position: 2nd Played: 46 Won: 25, Drew: 12, Lost: 9 Goals For: 70,Goals Against: 46 Points: 62
  • FA Cup
First Round: Southend United (H), 1-1. Replay, 2-1
  • League Cup
First Round (played over two legs): Plymouth Argyle (A), 1-0 and (H), 1-0. Exeter won 2-0 on aggregate
Second Round: Norwich City (H), 1-3

First Team 
Results
21/08/1976 Hartlepool United  A D 2-2 1602 Kellow 2    
28/08/1976 Cambridge United H D 1-1 3606 Kellow    
04/09/1976 Colchester United  A L 1-3 2516 Smith (og)    
11/09/1976 Rochdale H W 2-1 2829 Beer Kellow  
18/09/1976 Halifax Town  A W 2-1 1424 Kellow Beer  
25/09/1976 Watford  A L 1-4 5079 Beer    
29/09/1976 Scunthorpe United H W 2-0 2934 Beer    
02/10/1976 Crewe Alexandra H W 3-0 3337 Beer 2 Hatch  
09/10/1976 AFC Bournemouth A L 0-2 4621 :    
16/10/1976 Workington H D 0-0 2958 :    
23/10/1976 Southend United  A L 0-2 4605 :    
25/10/1976 Stockport County  A D 0-0 5490 :    
30/10/1976 Southport H W 3-1 2835 Robertson 3 (2 pens)    
03/11/1976 Brentford H W 3-2 2779 Kellow 2 Robertson  
06/11/1976 Swansea City  A D 0-0 3856 :    
12/11/1976 Huddersfield Town H W 2-0 3657 Kellow Robertson  
27/11/1976 Darlington  A L 1-2 2997 Kellow    
04/12/1976 Doncaster Rovers H L 0-2 2891 :    
27/12/1976 Torquay United H W 3-0 6446 Saxton Kellow Robertson
01/01/1977 Swansea City H W 2-0 3596 Kellow 2    
03/01/1977 Southport  A D 1-1 1840 Jennings    
08/01/1977 Barnsley H W 1-0 3784 Kellow    
22/01/1977 Hartlepool United H W 3-1 3285 Hodge Kellow Robertson (p)
29/01/1977 Bradford City  A D 1-1 4979 Hodge    
05/02/1977 Cambridge United  A D 1-1 4428 Beer    
12/02/1977 Colchester United H W 1-0 6132 Hodge    
19/02/1977 Rochdale  A W 2-1 1523 Weeks Beer  
26/02/1977 Halifax Town H W 1-0 5995 Beer    
02/03/1977 Aldershot  A D 2-2 3789 Kellow Templeman  
05/03/1977 Watford H D 2-2 5867 Beer Kellow  
11/03/1977 Crewe Alexandra  A L 0-2 2500 :    
15/03/1977 Scunthorpe United  A L 1-4 2147 Jennings    
19/03/1977 AFC Bournemouth H D 1-1 4065 Robertson    
26/03/1977 Workington  A W 3-1 1365 Beer Jennings 2  
02/04/1977 Southend United H W 3-1 4156 Kellow Beer Saxton
08/04/1977 Torquay United  A W 1-0 7900 Beer    
09/04/1977 Newport County H W 1-0 5243 Hodge    
12/04/1977 Brentford  A L 0-1 7640 :    
16/04/1977 Stockport County H W 2-1 4474 Robertson (p) Hodge  
20/04/1977 Bradford City H D 0-0 7827 :    
23/04/1977 Huddersfield Town  A W 1-0 4717 Hatch    
26/04/1977 Newport County  A W 3-0 3550 Jennings Beer Hodge
30/04/1977 Darlington H W 1-0 6772 Beer    
03/05/1977 Barnsley  A W 4-3 5141 Beer 2 Kellow Robertson
07/05/1977 Doncaster Rovers  A W 3-0 3447 Beer 2 Kellow  
14/05/1977 Aldershot H W 3-0 10751 Hodge Beer Jennings
League Division 4
                              P   W  D  L   F   A   W  D  L   F   A  Pts
 1. CAMBRIDGE UNITED         46  16  5  2  57  18  10  8  5  30  22   65
 2. EXETER CITY              46  17  5  1  40  13   8  7  8  30  33   62
 3. COLCHESTER UNITED        46  19  2  2  51  14   6  7 10  26  29   59
 4. BRADFORD CITY            46  16  7  0  51  18   7  6 10  27  33   59
 5. Swansea City             46  18  3  2  60  30   7  5 11  32  38   58
 6. Barnsley                 46  16  5  2  45  18   7  4 12  17  21   55
 7. Watford                  46  15  7  1  46  13   3  8 12  21  37   51
 8. Doncaster Rovers         46  16  2  5  47  25   5  7 11  24  40   51
 9. Huddersfield Town        46  15  5  3  36  15   4  7 12  24  34   50
10. Southend United          46  11  9  3  35  19   4 10  9  17  26   49
11. Darlington               46  13  5  5  37  25   5  8 10  22  39   49
12. Crewe Alexandra          46  16  6  1  36  15   3  5 15  11  45   49
13. Bournemouth              46  13  8  2  39  13   2 10 11  15  31   48
14. Stockport County         46  10 10  3  29  19   3  9 11  24  38   45
15. Brentford                46  14  3  6  48  27   4  4 15  29  49   43
16. Torquay United           46  12  5  6  33  22   5  4 14  26  45   43
17. Aldershot                46  10  8  5  29  19   6  3 14  20  40   43
18. Rochdale                 46   8  7  8  32  25   5  5 13  18  34   38
19. Newport County           46  11  6  6  33  21   3  4 16   9  37   38
20. Scunthorpe United        46  11  6  6  32  24   2  5 16  17  49   37
21. Halifax Town             46  11  6  6  36  18   0  8 15  11  40   36
22. Hartlepool United        46   8  9  6  30  20   2  3 18  17  53   32
23. Southport                46   3 12  8  17  28   0  7 16  16  49   25
24. WORKINGTON               46   3  7 13  23  42   1  4 18  18  60   19
Reserves
Western League 
Results 
Western League
21/08/1976 League Bridgwater Home 0-1 :      
24/08/1976 League Dawlish Away 0-1 :      
04/09/1976 League Paulton Rovers Home 7-3 Tombs 3 Venner 3 Ford  
11/09/1976 League Falmouth Town Away 2-6        
18/09/1976 League Westland-Yeovil Home 2-0        
25/09/1976 League Bridport Home 1-1        
02/10/1976 League Clevedon Away 1-4        
09/10/1976 Cup 1 Torquay Home 2-1        
13/10/1976 League St Luke's College Home 0-2 :      
16/10/1976 League Frome Away 0-4 :      
20/10/1976 League Mangotsfield Away 0-3 :      
23/10/1976 League Clevedon Away 0-2 :      
30/10/1976 League St Luke's College Away 0-4        
06/11/1976 League Welton Rovers Home 1-3 Ireland      
13/11/1976 League Bridport Away 1-3        
20/11/1976 League Barnstaple  Away 0-1 :      
27/11/1976 League Tiverton Home 0-1 :      
04/12/1976 League Paulton Rovers Away 1-3        
27/12/1976 League Weston Super-mare Away 1-4        
01/01/1977 League Bideford Away 0-4 :      
08/01/1977 League Glastonbury Away 1-7        
15/01/1977 League Mangotsfield Home 3-1        
22/01/1977 League Bridgewater Town Away 0-1 :      
05/02/1977 Cup 2 Tiverton Home 0-2 :      
26/02/1977 League Taunton Town Away 1-2        
05/03/1977 League Westland-Yeovil Away 0-3 :      
09/03/1977 League Dawlish Home 1-1        
12/03/1977 League Weston Super-mare Home 1-3        
19/03/1977 League Welton Rovers Away 4-1        
26/03/1977 League Glastonbury Home 2-0 Hartnell (pen) Ireland    
30/03/1977 League Bideford Home 0-0 :      
05/04/1977 League Tiverton Away 0-2 :      
13/04/1977 League Frome Town Home 1-0        
21/04/1977 League Falmouth Town Home 0-0 :      
23/04/1977 League Taunton Town Home 3-0        
27/04/1977 League Barnstaple Town Home 2-3        


Final Table 
Western League - Premier Division
 1.Falmouth Town                  34 26  2  6  69  24  80
 2.Weston-super-Mare              34 18 12  4  57  31  66
 3.Clevedon                       34 18 10  6  58  31  64
 4.Bridgwater Town                34 17 10  7  51  36  61
 5.Barnstaple Town                34 16  9  9  64  48  57
 6.Bideford                       34 15 11  8  70  37  56
 7.Bridport                       34 16  8 10  53  35  56
 8.Paulton Rovers                 34 13 10 11  52  46  49
 9.Taunton Town                   34 14  6 14  49  46  48
10.Dawlish                        34 11 10 13  36  41  43
11.Glastonbury                    34 11  8 15  56  58  41
12.Frome Town                     34 10 11 13  45  52  41
13.Tiverton Town                  34 11  7 16  35  61  40
14.Welton Rovers                  34  9  9 16  35  46  36
15.Mangotsfield United            34 10  4 20  36  66  34
16.St Luke's College              34  7  6 21  32  61  27
17.Exeter City                    34  7  3 24  36  76  23 (-1)
18.Westland-Yeovil                34  4 10 20  31  69  22

(Exeter had a point deducted for fielding an ineligible player)

Youth Team
South West and Wales Youth League
Results
South West and Wales Youth League
14/09/1976 League Torquay United Home 2-2        
27/09/1976 League Plymouth Argyle Away 0-6 :      
05/10/1976 League Taunton Away 1-2        
27/10/1976 League Poole Town Away 0-3 :      
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 

Final Table

South West and Wales Youth League

Table as of 14th May 1977

Hereford

13

12

0

1

46

12

24

Bristol Rovers

15

8

2

5

26

17

18

Plymouth Argyle

11

8

1

2

33

7

17

Cheltenham

18

6

5

7

26

26

17

Swansea

14

7

1

6

30

24

15

Cardiff City

14

6

3

5

24

24

15

Torquay United

14

5

4

5

25

27

14

Bath City

16

5

4

7

19

21

14

Taunton

16

5

2

9

16

39

12

Mangotsfield

18

4

8

11

23

56

11

Exeter City

12

3

2

7

21

36

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