ECFC 1979/80


Squad photo from the 1979/80 season.

Exeter finished 8th in Division Three. In the FA Cup they only reached the First Round but enjoyed more success in the League Cup, making it to the Fourth Round.

  • League Position: 8th Won: 19, Drew: 10, Lost: 17 Goals For: 60, Goals Against: 68 Points: 48
  • FA Cup
First Round: Aldershot (A), 4-1

  • League Cup
First Round (played over two legs): Hereford United (A), 1-3 and (H), 2-1. Exeter won 5-2 on aggregate
Second Round (played over two legs): Doncaster Rovers (A), 3-1 and (H), 5-1. Exeter won 6-4 on aggregate.
Third Round: Birmingham City (A), 1-2
Fourth Round: Liverpool (A), 2-0

First Team 
Results

18/08/1979 Grimsby Town A L 1-4 5937 Neville      
22/08/1979 Wimbledon H L 0-3 4051 :      
25/08/1979 Mansfield Town H W 3-1 3475 P.Rogers Pullar    
01/09/1979 Sheffield United  A L 1-3 12617 L.Roberts      
08/09/1979 Bury H W 1-0 2995 Bowker      
15/09/1979 Millwall  A L 1-5 5567 Pullar      
17/09/1979 Brentford  A W 2-0 7810 Bowker Neville    
22/09/1979 Carlisle United H L 1-2 3409 Neville (p)      
29/09/1979 Gillingham  A L 0-1 7538 :      
03/10/1979 Brentford H D 0-0 3927 :      
06/10/1979 Blackpool H W 1-0 3769 Hatch      
09/10/1979 Wimbledon  A D 2-2 2999 Bowker Neville (p)    
13/10/1979 Chester H W 1-0 3454 Bowker      
20/10/1979 Reading  A L 1-2 6083 Pearson      
24/10/1979 Southend United H W 4-2 3246 Forbes Neville (p) Bowker Pearson
27/10/1979 Hull City  A D 2-2 5196 Bowker Pullar    
03/11/1979 Grimsby Town H L 1-2 4356 Forbes      
05/11/1979 Southend United A L 0-4 2787 :      
10/11/1979 Barnsley  A D 2-2 11739 Hunter (og) Pearson    
17/11/1979 Oxford United H D 0-0 3550 :      
01/12/1979 Rotherham United H D 1-1 3354 Hatch      
08/12/1979 Sheffield Wednesday A W 1-0 11530 P.Rogers      
21/12/1979 Colchester United H W 3-1 2648 L.Roberts Dowman (og) Pullar  
26/12/1979 Swindon Town A W 3-1 11606 Bowker 2 Pullar    
29/12/1979 Mansfield Town  A W 1-0 3711 Neville      
01/01/1980 Plymouth Argyle H D 2-2 10489 Hatch P.Rogers    
12/01/1980 Sheffield United H W 3-1 6632 Moore (og) Hatch Pullar  
19/01/1980 Bury  A L 0-4 3579 :      
26/01/1980 Chesterfield H L 1-2 4325 Hatch      
02/02/1980 Millwall H W 2-1 4538 L.Roberts P.Rogers    
09/02/1980 Carlisle United  A L 1-4 4085 Pullar      
16/02/1980 Gillingham H W 3-1 3466 Delve Hatch P.Rogers  
27/02/1980 Blackburn Rovers A D 1-1 19601 Pullar      
01/03/1980 Reading H W 1-0 4390 Giles      
08/03/1980 Hull City H D 2-2 3771 Giles Pullar    
15/03/1980 Blackpool  A L 0-1 4155 :      
22/03/1980 Barnsley H W 2-1 4700 Kellow (p) Pullar    
26/03/1980 Chester A W 3-1 2867 Kellow (p) Pratt 2    
29/03/1980 Oxford United  A L 0-2 2910 :      
02/04/1980 Colchester United  A D 0-0 2780 :      
05/04/1980 Swindon Town H W 4-1 5442 Kellow 2 (1p) Neville Stroud (og)  
07/04/1980 Plymouth Argyle A L 0-2 10214 :      
12/04/1980 Blackburn Rovers H W 2-0 5407 Forbes Neville    
19/04/1980 Rotherham United  A L 0-2 3241 :      
26/04/1980 Sheffield Wednesday H W 1-0 10461 Kellow      
03/05/1980 Chesterfield  A L 0-3 5770 :      



Final Table 
League Division 3
                              P   W  D  L   F   A   W  D  L   F   A  Pts
 1. GRIMSBY TOWN             46  18  2  3  46  16   8  8  7  27  26   62
 2. BLACKBURN ROVERS         46  13  5  5  34  17  12  4  7  24  19   59
 3. SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY      46  12  6  5  44  20   9 10  4  37  27   58
 4. Chesterfield             46  16  5  2  46  16   7  6 10  25  30   57
 5. Colchester United        46  10 10  3  39  20  10  2 11  25  36   52
 6. Carlisle United          46  13  6  4  45  26   5  6 12  21  30   48
 7. Reading                  46  14  6  3  43  19   2 10 11  23  46   48
 8. Exeter City              46  14  5  4  38  22   5  5 13  22  46   48
 9. Chester City             46  14  6  3  29  18   3  7 13  20  39   47
10. Swindon Town             46  15  4  4  50  20   4  4 15  21  43   46
11. Barnsley                 46  10  7  6  29  20   6  7 10  24  36   46
12. Sheffield United         46  13  5  5  34  21   5  5 13  25  45   46
13. Rotherham United         46  13  4  6  38  24   5  6 12  20  42   46
14. Millwall                 46  14  6  3  49  23   2  7 14  16  36   45
15. Plymouth Argyle          46  13  7  3  39  17   3  5 15  20  38   44
16. Gillingham               46   8  9  6  26  18   6  5 12  23  33   42
17. Oxford United            46  10  4  9  34  24   4  9 10  23  38   41
18. Blackpool                46  10  7  6  39  34   5  4 14  23  40   41
19. Brentford                46  10  6  7  33  26   5  5 13  26  47   41
20. Hull City                46  11  7  5  29  21   1  9 13  22  48   40
21. BURY                     46  10  4  9  30  23   6  3 14  15  36   39
22. SOUTHEND UNITED          46  11  6  6  33  23   3  4 16  14  34   38
23. MANSFIELD TOWN           46   9  9  5  31  24   1  7 15  16  34   36
24. WIMBLEDON                46   6  8  9  34  38   4  6 13  18  43   34

Reserves 
Western League
Results 
Western League 1979/80
August Friendly Heavitree Away 1-1          
August Friendly Wellington Away 3-2          
11/08/1979 Friendly Budleigh Salterton Away 3-1          
18/08/1979 League Clevedon Home 1-1 Sims        
22/08/1979 League Bridport Away 0-0 :        
25/08/1979 League Welton Rovers Away 3-2          
29/08/1979 League Barnstaple Away 0-2 :        
01/09/1979 League Keynsham  Home 2-0 Bell Bowker       
12/09/1979 League Falmouth Away 3-1 Ireland Mitchell Bowker    
15/09/1979 League Frome Home 0-0 :        
18/09/1979 League Tiverton Home 1-3 Bell        
22/09/1979 League Weston Super Mare Away 5-1 Ireland Pearson 2 Bell 2    
29/09/1979 WL Cup 1 Dawlish Home 5-0 Bulled Howarth Pearson Clatworthy  Bell
06/10/1975 League Clandown Away 1-1 Rogers(M)        
09/10/1979 League Bideford Home 1-3          
13/10/1979 League Frome Away 1-3 Roberts (P)        
16/10/1979 League Bridport Home 4-1 Howarth Philby Sims Ireland  
20/10/1979 League Mangotsfield Home 0-0 :        
27/10/1979 League Paulton Rovers Home 3-1 Clatworthy 2 Bell      
29/10/1979 League AFC Bournemouth Home 0-7 :        
10/11/1979 WL Cup 2 Bristol Manor Farm Home 1-2 Clatworthy 1        
17/11/1979 League Portway  Away 1-1          
24/11/1979 League Bridgwater Home 0-1 :        
01/12/1979 League Clevedon Away 1-4 :        
08/12/1979 League Falmouth Home 1-3          
22/12/1979 League Bridgwater Away 0-2 :        
26/12/1979 League Dawlish Away 0-0 :        
05/01/1980 League Barnstaple Home 3-2 Pearson Bell Ireland (pen)    
19/01/1980 League Portway  Home 5-3 Ireland Pearson  Rogers (M) Bell Roberts (Lee)
26/01/1980 League Ilminster Home 5-0 Pearson 3 Cole Forbes    
02/02/1980 League Bideford Away 2-1 Neville Bowker      
16/02/1980 League Saltash Away 3-0 Bell 2 Ireland      
01/03/1980 League Tiverton Away 2-0 Ireland Bell      
04/03/1980 League Saltash Home 3-3          
12/03/1980 League AFC Bournemouth Away 0-2 :        
15/03/1980 League Dawlish Home 1-1 Ireland        
22/03/1980 League Mangotsfield Away 4-1 Pearson 2 Forbes Bowker    
25/03/1980 League Weston Super Mare Home 0-3 :        
29/03/1980 League Ilminster Away 3-0          
04/04/1980 League Keynsham  Away 3-0 Forbes Bowker Pearson    
12/04/1980 League Paulton Rovers Home 3-3 :        
15/04/1980 League Welton Rovers Home 0-0 :        
03/05/1980 League Clandown Home 6-3          
  Friendly Alpha Rennes Away 5-1          
  Friendly Sheldon Juniors  Away 3-1          



Final Table 
Western League - Premier Division
                                   P  W  D  L   F   A Pts
 1.Barnstable United              38 23 10  5  67  31  56
 2.AFC Bournemouth                38 24  7  7 100  26  55
 3.Weston-super-Mare              38 22 11  5  81  45  55
 4.Frome Town                     38 19 10  9  57  38  48
 5.Bridgwater Town                38 17 12  9  64  43  46
 6.Exeter City                    38 16 11 11  71  59  43
 7.Clevedon Town                  38 16 10 12  74  58  42
 8.Portway-Bristol                38 16 10 12  66  53  42
 9.Saltash United                 38 14 14 10  64  51  42
10.Bideford                       38 16 10 12  61  51  42
11.Keynsham Town                  38 16 10 12  56  53  42
12.Falmouth Town                  38 14 10 14  58  53  38
13.Dawlish                        38 10 11 17  39  67  31
14.Clandown                       38 12  6 20  53  76  30
15.Tiverton Town                  38  8 14 16  36  65  30
16.Welton Rovers                  38 10  9 19  59  84  29
17.Paulton Rovers                 38 11  6 21  50  68  28
18.Mangotsfield United            38  7 10 21  37  80  24
19.Bridport                       38  4 14 20  31  67  21 (-1 point)
20.Ilminster Town                 38  2 11 25  31  87  15

Youth Team
South West and Wales Youth League
Results
South West and Wales Youth League
03/10/1979 League Torquay United Home  1-2 Musgrove        
10/10/1979 League Swansea City Away            
17/10/1979 League Bridgend Town Home 2-0 Cole (Ian) Lloyd (Kevin)      
06/11/1979 League Hereford United Home 1-0 Clatworthy        
27/11/1979 Cup  Cheltenham  Home 0-1 :        
04/12/1980 League Plymouth Argyle Home            
09/02/1980 League Torquay United Away 4-4 Cole (Ian) 2 Clatworthy 2      
16/02/1980 League Bridgend Town Away 0-1 :        
23/02/1980 League Plymouth Argyle Away 0-2 :        
01/03/1980 League Cardiff City Away 1-4          
  League Hereford United              
01/04/1980 League Cheltenham Home            
26/04/1980 League Cheltenham  Away            
30/04/1980 League Swansea Away            
01/05/1980 League Cardiff City  Home            

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