ECFC 1991/92

Team photo from the 1991/92 season in which Exeter finished 20th in Division Three.



They reached the Third Round of the FA Cup, the First Round of the League Cup and the Southern Quarter Final of the Football League Associate Members' Cup.

League Position: 20th
Played: 46, Won: 14,Drew: 11, Lost: 21 For: 57 Against: 80 Points: 53

FA Cup
First Round: Colchester United (A), 0-0. Replay, 0-0, Exeter won 4-1 on penalties
Second Round: Swansea City (H), 0-0. Replay, 1-2 Third Round: Aston Villa (H), 0-1

League Cup
First Round (over two legs): Birmingham City (H), 0-1 and (A), 4-0. Exeter lost 0-5 on aggregate Football

League Associate Members' Cup
Group Seven South: Hereford United (H), 2-2. Torquay United (H), 2-1
First Round South: West Bromwich Albion (A), 0-1 Quarter Final South: Cambridge United (H), 0-1.

League Results

Date Opponent Venue Score Att Posn Goalscorers
17/08/91 West Bromwich Albion A 3-6 12892 24 Cooper, Moran, Marshall
24/08/91 Brentford H 1-2 3518 24 Moran
31/08/91 Shrewsbury Town A 1-6 2912 23 Rowbotham
04/09/91 Torquay United H 1-0 5772 22 Kelly
07/09/91 Huddersfield Town A 0-0 5758 22  
14/09/91 Hartlepool United H 1-1 2906 22 Daniels
17/09/91 Stockport County H 2-1 3033 20 Og (Knowles), Whiston
21/09/91 Peterborough United A 1-1 4249 18 Wimbleton
28/09/91 Reading H 2-1 3383 14 Daniels 2
05/10/91 Hull City A 2-1 3143 12 Chapman, Moran
12/10/91 Darlington H 4-1 3548 8 Moran 4
19/10/91 Bury H 5-2 3904 5 Kelly 2 (1 pen), Chapman 2, Moran
26/10/91 Wigan Athletic  A 1-4 1761 8 Hilaire 
02/11/91 Leyton Orient A 0-1 3038 9  
06/11/91 Bradford City H 1-0 2625 6 Og (Gardner)
09/11/91 Stoke City H 0-0 5309 6  
23/11/91 Birmingham City A 0-1 11319 9  
30/11/91 Chester City H 0-0 3235 9  
14/12/91 Swansea City A 0-1 2848 11  
22/12/91 Brentford A 0-3 7226 11  
26/12/91 Shrewsbury Town H 1-0 3857 11 Hiley
28/12/91 West Bromwich Albion H 1-1 5830 11 Moran (pen)
01/01/92 Torquay United A 0-1 5696 13  
11/01/92 Bolton Wanderers H 2-2 3336 14 Moran 2
18/01/92 Preston North End A 3-1 3585 13 Robson, Wimbleton, Hilaire
25/01/92 Fulham H 1-1 4002 12 Moran (pen)
08/02/92 Wigan Athletic H 0-1 3036 16  
11/02/92 Chester City A 1-5 871 16 Moran
15/02/92 Swansea City H 2-1 2360 14 Moran, Thompstone
22/02/92 Bolton Wanderers A 2-1 5631 13 Kelly, Wimbleton
29/02/92 AFC Bournemouth H 0-3 4538 14  
03/03/92 Preston North End H 4-1 2214 12 Hilaire 2, Moran 2
07/03/92 Fulham A 0-0 3957 12  
10/03/92 Bradford City A 1-1 4170 14 Whiston
14/03/92 Leyton Orient H 2-0 3070 13 Morris, Marshall
21/03/92 Stoke City A 2-5 13634 14 Whiston, Thompstone
24/03/92 AFC Bournemouth A 0-1 4959 14  
28/03/92 Birmingham City H 2-1 5479 13 Moran 2 (1 pen)
31/03/92 Hartlepool United A 1-3 2222 14 Morris
04/04/92 Huddersfield Town H 0-1 3047 14  
10/04/92 Stockport County A 1-4 4546 14 Hodge
14/04/92 Bury A 1-3 1756 15 Marshall
18/04/92 Peterborough United H 2-2 3057 15 Kelly (pen), Thompstone
20/04/92 Reading A 0-1 3325 17  
25/04/92 Hull City H 0-3 2772 20  
02/05/92 Darlington A 2-5 1573 20 Moran, Chapman
Finished 20th, Leading scorer Moran 19, Most Apperances Daniels 43, Miller 42
Final Table
Barclays League Division 3
1991/92 P W D L F A W D L F A Pts 1. BRENTFORD 46 17 2 4 55 29 8 5 10 26 26 82 2. BIRMINGHAM CITY 46 15 6 2 42 22 8 6 9 27 30 81 3. Huddersfield Town 46 15 4 4 36 15 7 8 8 23 23 78 4. Stoke City 46 14 5 4 45 24 7 9 7 24 25 77 5. Stockport County 46 15 5 3 47 19 7 5 11 28 32 76 6. PETERBOROUGH UNITED 46 13 7 3 38 20 7 7 9 27 38 74 7. West Bromwich Albion 46 12 6 5 45 25 7 8 8 19 24 71 8. Bournemouth 46 13 4 6 33 18 7 7 9 19 30 71 9. Fulham 46 11 7 5 29 16 8 6 9 28 37 70 10. Leyton Orient 46 12 7 4 36 18 6 4 13 26 34 65 11. Hartlepool United 46 12 5 6 30 21 6 6 11 27 36 65 12. Reading 46 9 8 6 33 27 7 5 11 26 35 61 13. Bolton Wanderers 46 10 9 4 26 19 4 8 11 31 37 59 14. Hull City 46 9 4 10 28 23 7 7 9 26 31 59 15. Wigan Athletic 46 11 6 6 33 21 4 8 11 25 43 59 16. Bradford City 46 8 10 5 36 30 5 9 9 26 31 58 17. Preston North End 46 12 7 4 42 32 3 5 15 19 40 57 18. Chester City 46 10 6 7 34 29 4 8 11 22 30 56 19. Swansea City 46 10 9 4 35 24 4 5 14 20 41 56 20. Exeter City 46 11 7 5 34 25 3 4 16 23 55 53 21. BURY 46 8 7 8 31 31 5 5 13 24 43 51 22. SHREWSBURY TOWN 46 7 7 9 30 31 5 4 14 23 37 47 23. TORQUAY UNITED 46 13 3 7 29 19 0 5 18 13 49 47 24. DARLINGTON 46 5 5 13 31 39 5 2 16 25 51 37

1991/92 From the Express and Echo 

THERE was more turmoil even before a ball had been kicked.
Manager Terry Cooper resigned in protest at the treatment of close friend and ex-chairman Ivor Doble and was quickly appointed Birmingham manager. 
Alan Ball was appointed to fill the hot-seat vacancy and led Exeter on a hugely-inconsistent spell. Ball
considered resignation as the campaign began with five straight defeats but quickly changed his mind after a dramatic 1-0 victory over Torquay sparked a 10-match unbeaten run.
THE CLIMAX
AN appalling April, in which City reaped just one point from seven games, forced the Grecians to go to already-relegated Darlington needing a win to be sure of Third Division survival.
In feeble fashion, City crashed 5-2. But they were spared the plunge because Bury were losing 2-0 at Preston.


Clifton Stocbrokers Reserve League
Results

Clifton Stocbrokers Reserve League
19/08/1991 League Plymouth Argyle Away 0-1 :
03/09/1991 League Swansea City Home 3-4  
11/09/1991 Cup Southampton Away 1-0 Gary Marshall
16/09/1991 League Torquay United Away 2-2 Dulson, Taylor
23/09/1991 League Yeovil Town Home 2-1 Taylor, Waters
02/10/1991 League AFC Bournemouth Away 5-3 Moran 3, Norris (Matthew), Mooney (Adrian)
07/10/1991 League Bristol City Home 0-2 :
15/10/1991 League Torquay United Home 0-4 :
22/10/1991 League Bristol Rovers Away 0-5 :
04/11/1991 League Cheltenham Town Away    
11/11/1991 Cup Plymouth Argyle Away 1-2  
26/11/1991 League Hereford United Home    
10/12/1991 League Plymouth Argyle Home 4-0 Mark Damerell 2, Gary Marshall, Paul Wimbleton
14/01/1992 League Torquay United Home 4-0 Glen Sprod 2, Craig Taylor, Steve Allen
30/12/1991 League Swansea City Away    
  League Cardiff City Home 6-0 Ian Thompstone 2, Gary Chapman 2, Andy Harris, Graham Waters  
27/01/1992 League Yeovil Town Away    
12/02/1992 League AFC Bournemouth Home    
25/02/1992 League Bristol City Away    
02/03/1992 League Bristol Rovers Home    
09/03/1992 League Cardiff City Away    
16/03/1992 League Cheltenham Town Home 3-1 Ian Thompstone 2, Gary Chapman 
07/04/1992 League Hereford United Away    
                   

 

Final Table
Clifton Stockbrokers Football League
1991/92

  Clifton Stockbrokers Football League 1991/92
1 Bristol City 20 16 3 1 54 11 51
2 Exeter City 20 11 3 6 49 29 36
3 Bristol Rovers 20 10 5 5 46 28 35
4 Plymouth Argyle 20 10 5 5 38 20 35
5 Swansea City 20 8 7 5 33 29 31
6 AFC Bournemouth 20 9 2 2 49 38 29
7 Hereford United 20 8 3 9 40 30 27
8 Torquay United 20 8 3 9 33 43 27
9 Cardiff City 20 6 2 12 25 45 20
10 Cheltenham Town 20 5 2 13 25 56 17
11 Yeovil Town 20 1 1 18 14 27 4



Youth Teams
Devon and Exeter Football  Premier League
Results

 Devon and Exeter Football  Premier League
24/08/1991 League Civil Service Home 2-0 Frank Ikeme Dave Cooper      
31/08/1991 League Chelston Home 1-1 Frank Ikeme        
14/09/1991 League Beer Albion Away 3-0 Maloy O'Donnell Sprod Maloy goalie scored
21/09/1991 Cup Topsham Town Away 2-0 Taylor O'Donnell      
28/09/1991 Cup Exeter St Thomas Home 2-1 Waters Cole      
05/10/1991 League Exeter St Thomas Home 7-1 Cole 3 Dave Cooper Waters Marshall Og
12/10/1991 League Okehampton Argyle Home 2-0 Cole  Murch      
19/10/1991 League Topsham Town Home 4-2 Cole 3 Dave Cooper      
02/11/1991 League Offwell  Home            
16/11/1991 League Exmouth Amateurs Home            
30/11/1991 League Lapford Away            
07/12/1991 League Newton St Cyres Home            
14/12/1991 League Alphington Away            
21/12/1991 League Beer Albion Home            
28/12/1991 League Budleigh Salterton Away            
04/01/1992 League Cullompton Rangers Home            
11/01/1992 League Civil Service Away            
18/01/1992 League Exeter St Thomas Home            
25/01/1992 League Chelston Away            
01/02/1992 League Honiton Home            
08/02/1992 League Willand Home            
15/02/1992 League Willand Away            
22/02/1992 League Topsham Town Home            
29/02/1992 League Okehampton Argyle Away            
07/03/1992 League                
14/03/1992 League Offwell  Home            
21/03/1992 League Exmouth Amateurs Away            
28/03/1992 League Lapford Home            
04/04/1992 League Newton St Cyres Away            
11/04/1992 League Alphington Home            
21/04/1992 League                
25/04/1992 League Budleigh Salterton Home            
02/05/1992 League Cullompton Rangers Away            
23/05/1992 League Exeter St Thomas Away            
30/05/1992 League Honiton Away            

Final table

TABLES FOR YEAR 1991 1992 
PREMIER
P W D L F A PTS
1 Exeter City 30 24 6 0 109 20 78
2 Willand Rovers 30 20 2 8 75 37 62
3 Chelston    30 19 4 7 76 36 61
4 Budleigh Salterton 30 16 7 7 63 42 55
5 Exeter Civil Service 30 15 8 7 73 36 53
6 Topsham Town 30 13 9 8 57 38 48
7 Newton St Cyres 30 14 4 12 67 53 46
8 Alphington 30 11 9 10 38 40 42
9 Okehampton 30 11 9 10 57 61 42
10 Exmouth Amateurs 30 11 8 11 42 59 41
11 Honiton Town 30 7 7 16 36 69 28
12 Cullompton 30 7 6 17 53 87 27
13 Lapford      30 7 5 18 56 95 26
14 Exeter St Thomas 30 7 4 19 40 65 25
15 Beer Albion 30 6 2 22 30 81 20
16 Offwell       30 4 6 20 40 93 18

 

Devon and Exeter Youth League
Results

Devon and Exeter Youth League
08/09/1991 League Alphington Away 6-0 Phillips 2 Cullen 2 Grylls Brown (Mark)  
15/09/1991 League North Molton Away 9-0 Powell Pears Cullen Phillips 3 Grylls 3
21/09/1991 League Rennes United Home 15-0 Grylls 4, Rodmell 2, Parsons 2, Powell 2, Cullen, Brown, Page, Phillips 2
28/09/1991 League Beacon Knights Away 5-3 Phillips  Parsons 3 Povey     
06/10/1991 League Crediton United Home 8-1 Cullen 4 Parsons  Grylls Phillips  Darch
13/10/1991 League Dawlish Generals Away 2-0 Powell Parsons      
20/10/1991 League Exwick  Away 5-1 Pears 2 Hutchings Phillips Rice  
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Final Table
1991/1992

1991/1992
P W D L F A PTS
1 Exeter City 24 21 2 1 141 12 65
2 Budleigh Salterton 24 19 3 3 107 32 57
3 Clyst Rovers 24 17 2 5 122 38 55
4 Beacon Knights 24 16 2 6 75 43 50
5 Alphington 24 13 4 7 48 34 43
6 Crediton United 24 12 2 10 70 65 38
7 Topsham Town 24 11 1 12 78 49 34
8 Exwick 24 10 1 13 52 64 31
9 Twyford Spartans 24 8 5 11 37 61 29
10 Dawlish Generals 24 7 6 11 62 59 27
11 Exmouth Town 24 3 0 21 24 122 9
12 Rennes United 24 3 0 21 26 143 9
13 North Molton 24 3 0 21 25 147 9

Other Information

The youth team won the Devon and Exeter Youth League and the Fred Rock Cup

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