1982/83 “Exeter Ladies” Women’s Team

Exeter started their Western League campaign, after a great deal of off field changes, this was not going to be the last time that this would happen in the history of Exeter's women's football.
Last season John and Viv Asher, stalwarts of the women's game at Exeter left, and, formed Exeter Rangers. Gerry the manger also moved to Exeter Rangers, along with Karen Brimmacombe, Julie Shepperd, Debbie Corkin, Denise Upham, Sheila Walters and Jane Butler.
Jackie Kernick and Dot Davidson left because of other commitments.

However new players joined, Annie Heaketh and Fran Crispin came from Torbay. Mandy Langman returned to Exeter from Tiverton Ladies and Sue Yelland joined after a 5 year absence from playing. 

Exeter now has strength in depth and were placed to cement their place in the Western League.


Exeter Ladies FC 1982/83
Women's Western League
  Friendly Plymouth  LFC Home 4-0 Langman  Hesketh 2 Og        
  Friendly Illogan LFC Home 4-2 Hesketh 3 Trace          
  Friendly Reigate LFC Home 4-1              
  Friendly Warminster Away 1-5              
05/09/1982 League Barry LFC Away 11-0              
12/09/1982 League Cope Chat Home 10-0 Langman 4 Wilson 2 Trott Thomas (B) Crispin Costello  
19/09/1982 League Frome LFC Home 2-2 Wilson Hesketh          
10/10/1982 WFA Cup R2 Tiverton LFC Home 4-3 Hesketh 4            
24/10/1982 League Newport Gladiators Away 4-1 Hesketh3 Langman Thomas        
07/11/1982 WFA Cup                    
14/11/1982 League St Catherines Away                
07/12/1982 WFA Cup R3 Newport Gladiators Home 7-3 Thomas 4 Langman 2 Hesketh        
02/01/1983 Trophy                    
09/01/1983 WFA Cup R4 Friends of Fulham Home 1-6   ?            
16/01/1983 League Cope Chat Away 6-0 Lake 2 Bowen Trott Wilson Lamgman Top of Western League
30/01/1983 Trophy SF                    
06/02/1983 League Barry LFC Home 14-0 Tancock Thomas 4 Wilson 3 Langman 2 Hesketh 2 Lake Trott
13/02/1983 League Frome LFC Away                
20/02/1983 League Barry LFC Home                
27/02/1983 League St Catherines Home                
13/03/1983 League Newport Gladiators Home                
23/03/1983 League St Catherines Away 11-0 Hesketh 4 Wilson 3 Trott 2 Langman  Thomas    
26/03/1983 League Cup SF Cardiff LFC Home 4-3 Thomas 2 Hesketh 2          
10/04/1983 League Cardiff LFC Away 2-1 Hesketh 2            
17/04/1983 League Cardiff LFC Away 1-2 Thomas            

Annie Hesketh was the leading scorer



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Rob Dale:

1982/83 09/01/83 Exeter Ladies 1-6 Friends of Fulham (WFA Cup 4th Round - last 16). I'm still looking for the date and results of the 3rd round match (Tiverton was 2nd round).

Paul Farley:

Rob are you able to contact the club who can pass on my details 

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