ECFC 1980/81


Squad photo from the 1980/81 season

Exeter finished 11th in Division Three. In The League Cup they made an early exit at the First Round but were more successful in the FA Cup reaching the Quarter Finals.

  • League Position: 11th Played: 46, Won: 16, Drew: 13,Lost: 17 Goals For: 62, Goals Against: 66 Points: 45

  • FA Cup

First Round: Leatherhead (H), 5-0

Second Round: Millwall (A), 0-1

Third Round: Maidstone United (A), 2-4

Fourth Round: Leicester City (A), 1-1. Replay, 3-1

Fifth Round: Newcastle United (A), 1-1. Replay, 4-0

Quarter Final: Tottenham Hotspur (A), 2-0


  • League Cup
First Round (over two legs): Bristol Rovers (H), 1-1 and (A), 1-1. After finishing 2-2 on aggregate Bristol Rovers won 7-6 on penalties

First Team 
Results

16/08/1980 Gillingham H W 2-1 3630 Kellow Neville    
20/08/1980 Oxford United A W 2-1 3751 Neville Kellow    
23/08/1980 Hull City A D 3-3 3559 Neville 2 Hatch    
30/08/1980 Colchester United H W 4-0 3918 Neville Giles Delve Kellow (p)
06/09/1980 Chester A L 0-1 1974 :      
13/09/1980 Burnley H D 0-0 4534 :      
17/09/1980 Fulham H W 1-0 5300 Kellow      
20/09/1980 Millwall  A L 0-1 3638 :      
27/09/1980 Charlton Athletic H W 4-3 4916 Kellow 3 Prince    
01/10/1980 Fulham A W 1-0 4509 P. Rogers      
04/10/1980 Rotherham United A L 1-3 6889 Giles      
08/10/1980 Brentford H D 0-0 4665 :      
11/10/1980 Huddersfield Town H L 1-4 4769 P. Rogers      
18/10/1980 Sheffield United A L 1-3 10608 Kellow      
21/10/1980 Walsall A W 3-1 3703 P. Rogers Kellow Pratt  
25/10/1980 Swindon Town H L 3-4 4688 Kellow 2 (1p) Pratt    
01/11/1980 Reading  A L 1-2 4622 Kellow      
03/11/1980 Brentford A W 1-0 6590 Kellow      
08/11/1980 Barnsley H L 0-1 4019 :      
12/11/1980 Oxford United H D 1-1 3241 Delve      
15/11/1980 Gillingham  A W 5-1 3725 Delve Kellow 3 Pratt  
29/11/1980 Carlisle United H W 2-0 3940 P. Rogers Kellow    
06/12/1980 Blackpool A D 0-0 3597 :      
20/12/1980 Chesterfield H D 2-2 4075 P. Rogers Pratt    
26/12/1980 Plymouth Argyle A W 2-0 14792 Kellow (p) Pullar    
27/12/1980 Newport County H D 2-2 6295 Pullar Kellow (p)    
10/01/1981 Walsall H L 0-3 4590 :      
14/01/1981 Portsmouth H W 2-0 3722 Pearson Pullar    
31/01/1981 Hull City H L 1-3 5022 Hoolicken (og)      
03/02/1981 Colchester United  A W 2-1 2357 Forbes Pullar    
07/02/1981 Burnley A L 0-1 5585 :      
10/02/1981 Portsmouth  A L 0-5 12743 :      
21/02/1981 Charlton Athletic A L 0-1 7245 :      
28/02/1981 Millwall H W 2-0 5408 Kellow Hatch    
18/03/1981 Rotherham United H W 2-1 4494 Sparrow Delve    
21/03/1981 Sheffield United H D 1-1 4224 Kellow      
28/03/1981 Swindon Town A D 2-2 6509 Pearson Kellow    
31/03/1981 Carlisle United A D 1-1 4385 P. Rogers      
04/04/1981 Reading H W 3-1 3890 Pearson 2 Kellow    
07/04/1981 Huddersfield Town A L 0-5 12009 :      
10/04/1981 Barnsley A L 0-1 13445 :      
18/04/1981 Newport County A L 1-2 5231 Kellow (p)      
21/04/1981 Plymouth Argyle H D 1-1 8491 Kellow      
29/04/1981 Chester H D 2-2 3056 Kellow Pratt    
02/05/1981 Blackpool H D 0-0 3864 :      
08/05/1981 Chesterfield A L 0-1 3448 :      

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Final Table 
League Division 3
                              P   W  D  L   F   A   W  D  L   F   A  Pts
 1. ROTHERHAM UNITED         46  17  6  0  43   8   7  7  9  19  24   61
 2. BARNSLEY                 46  15  5  3  46  19   6 12  5  26  26   59
 3. CHARLTON ATHLETIC        46  14  6  3  36  17  11  3  9  27  27   59
 4. Huddersfield Town        46  14  6  3  40  11   7  8  8  31  29   56
 5. Chesterfield             46  17  4  2  42  16   6  6 11  30  32   56
 6. Portsmouth               46  14  5  4  35  19   8  4 11  20  28   53
 7. Plymouth Argyle          46  14  5  4  35  18   5  9  9  21  26   52
 8. Burnley                  46  13  5  5  37  21   5  9  9  23  27   50
 9. Brentford                46   7  9  7  30  25   7 10  6  22  24   47
10. Reading                  46  13  5  5  39  22   5  5 13  23  40   46
11. Exeter City              46   9  9  5  36  30   7  4 12  26  36   45
12. Newport County           46  11  6  6  38  22   4  7 12  26  39   43
13. Fulham                   46   8  7  8  28  29   7  6 10  29  35   43
14. Oxford United            46   7  8  8  20  24   6  9  8  19  23   43
15. Gillingham               46   9  8  6  23  19   3 10 10  25  39   42
16. Millwall                 46  10  9  4  30  21   4  5 14  13  39   42
17. Swindon Town             46  10  6  7  35  27   3  9 11  16  29   41
18. Chester City             46  11  5  7  25  17   4  6 13  13  31   41
19. Carlisle United          46   8  9  6  32  29   6  4 13  24  41   41
20. Walsall                  46   8  9  6  43  43   5  6 12  16  31   41
21. SHEFFIELD UNITED         46  12  6  5  38  20   2  6 15  27  43   40
22. COLCHESTER UNITED        46  12  7  4  35  22   2  4 17  10  43   39
23. BLACKPOOL                46   5  9  9  19  28   4  5 14  26  47   32
24. HULL CITY                46   7  8  8  23  22   1  8 14  17  49   32

Reserves 
London Midweek Reserve League
Results 

Final Table
London Midweek Reserve League  
10/09/1980 League Newport County Away 2-1 Pratt May (Jon)      
20/09/1980 League Millwall ? ?          
30/09/1980 League Bournemouth Home 4-0 Pullar Roberts (Lee) Forbes Clatworthy  
15/10/1980 League Bournemouth Away 2-0 Cole (Ian) Pratt      
10/11/1980 L M Cup  Portsmouth Home 0-2 :        
13/12/1980 League Wimbledon Home 2-1       Maybe 13th November  
24/02/1981 League Newport County Home 2-5 Pratt Burte (Byron)      
    Millwall ? ?          
24/03/1981 League Newport County Home            
    Wimbledon Away            


Reserves 
Western Counties Floodlit League
Results

Western Counties Floodlit League
13/08/1980 League Portsmouth Away 0-4 :        
19/08/1980 League Portsmouth Home 2-0          
13/09/1980 League Plymouth Argyle Home 3-1 Pratt Pearson 2 pens      
03/11/1980 League Trowbridge Away 0-4 :        
                   
04/02/1981 League Swansea Home            
11/02/1981 League Bath City Home 1-3 Ireland        
                   
                   
24/03/1981 League Newport County Home 2-5 Pratt Burte    
                 
    Bath City Away   ?      
    Trowbridge Home          

Final Table 


DEVON & EXETER FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Senior 1A
Results 

EXETER "A" Devon and Exeter League 
16/08/1980 League Newton St Cyres Home 2-0 Clatworthy 2        
23/08/1980 League Willeys Athletic Away 0-2 :        
30/08/1980 League St Marks Away 2-1          
06/09/1980 League Sidmouth   6-0 Pratt 2 Clatworthy 2 Burte Hains  
13/09/1980 League Heavitree Home 2-0 Cole Williams (P)      
20/09/1980 League Thorverton Away 3-3 Marker 2 Cole      
27/09/1980 League Topsham Away 1-3 Jones (Bryn)     Bryn was a coach!
04/10/1980 League Budleigh Salterton Home 2-4 Roberts (L) 2        
11/10/1980 League Clyst Valley Away 2-1 Cole Clatworthy       
18/10/1980                  
25/10/1980 League Devon Motel Away Won          
01/11/1980 ED Cup St Marks  Away 5-2 Thomas (P) 2 Cole Clatworthy 2    
08/11/1980                  
15/11/1980 League Devon Motel Home 3-1 Marker 2 Clatworthy      
22/11/1980 League Dunkeswell Home 7-0 Hains 2 Burte 2 Clatworthy 2 Marker  
29/11/1980                  
06/12/1980                  
13/12/1980                  
20/12/1980 ED Cup 3 Kenton Away WON          
27/12/1980                  
03/01/1981 League St Martins Away 1-3          
10/01/1981                  
17/01/1981                  
24/01/1981 League St Martins Home 5-0 Ireland Prince 2 Mills Finn  
31/01/1981                  
07/02/1981 ED Cup 4 St Martins Home 4-2 Howarth 2 Marker 2      
23/02/1981 League Topsham Home 5-1 Ireland 3 Mills Marker    
28/02/1981 League Budleigh Salterton Away 0-1 :        
11/03/1981 League Budleigh Salterton Away 0-1 :        
23/02/1981 League Topsham Home 5-1 Ireland 3 Mills Marker    
28/02/1981 League Budleigh Salterton Away 0-1 :        
28/03/1981 League Dunkeswell Away 3-1          
10/04/1981 League Newton St Cyres Away 4-3          
12/04/1981 ED Cup SF Dolphin United Neutral            
18/04/1981 League Crediton  Away 3-1          
22/04/1981 League Honiton Away 4-0          
25/04/1981 League Newtown Away 7-0          
03/05/1981 ED Cup F Willand At Heavitree 4-3          
    Clyst Valley Home            
    Honiton Home            
    Willeys Athletic Home            
    Crediton  Home            
    St Marks Home            
    Newtown Home            
    Thorverton Home            
    Sidmouth Away            
    Heavitree Away            

Final Table

SENIOR 1A
1 Budleigh Salterton 30 24 4 2 99 22 52
2 Exeter City 30 22 3 5 88 35 47
3 Clyst Valley 30 19 6 5 76 26 44
4 Sidmouth Town 30 17 4 9 85 49 38
5 Heavitree United 30 14 8 8 61 50 36
6 St Martins 30 15 5 10 76 50 35
7 Devon Motel 30 14 5 11 57 49 33
8 Honiton Town 30 11 9 10 56 55 31
9 Topsham Town 30 11 8 11 55 67 30
10 Willeys Athletic 30 10 7 13 52 60 27
11 Crediton United` 30 10 5 15 49 67 25
12 Newton St Cyres 30 10 3 17 43 71 23
13 Thorverton 30 8 6 16 43 74 22
14 St Marks   30 6 2 22 48 95 14
15 Newtown 30 5 4 21 48 112 14
16 Dunkeswell Rovers 30 4 1 25 29 83 9

South West Counties Floodlit  Youth League
Results
YOUTH TEAM - South West Counties Floodlit  (Youth League)
06/09/1980 League Torquay United Away 4-0 Hains Jones Burte Williams (P)  
10/09/1980 League Newport County Away 2-1 Pratt May (Jon)      
24/09/1980 League Swansea Away 0-4 :        
02/11/1980 League Cheltenham Home            
10/11/1980 League Newport County Home 1-1 Pratt        
10/01/1981 League Swansea Home 0-3 :        
03/02/1981 League Cardiff City Home P-P :        
09/02/1981 League Torquay United Home 1-1 Burte        
17/02/1981 League Plymouth Argyle Away 0-1 :        
03/02/1981 League Cardiff City Home            
07/04/1981 League Hereford Away 0-4 :        
14/04/1981 League Cardiff City Away 2-2          
21/04/1981 League Plymouth Argyle  Home 0-5 :        
    Hereford Away 0-4          
    Trowbridge Home            
                   

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