2019/20 Exeter CityWomen’s Team

Exeter City Women announced their retained list ahead of the 2019/20 campaign with seven players departing the side which won promotion as champions from the South West Women’s Football League Premier Division last season.

The side bid farewell to: Kelsie Miller, Kate Finch, Jazz Hervin, Lannece Hole, Hanna Bennett, Erin Romanowski and Danni Skinner.


The Club made the following statement 
"Exeter City Women would like to thank the players for their hard work and dedication which helped the club to secure promotion last season and wish them the best for the future.

Manager Clive Watts has confirmed which players will be remaining at the club for the new season as they go into the FA Women’s National League Division One South West:

Jazz Pearce, Georgie Barbour-Gresham, Kat Mundy, Elena Pearce, Carmen Morrison,Becca Wakley, Manfy Sharpe, Emily Toogood, Zoe Watkins, Daniella Tyson, Sophie Gillies, Lou Ilsley, Ella Mae Miller, Abbie Britton, Sian Chapman, Jess Freeman-Roach, Rhi Dumper, Shannon Watts".


Exeter City Women opened their 2019/20 season in the FA Women’s National League Division One South West against Larkhall Athletic.

The fixtures for the new season were announced at 12pm on Tuesday, July 16 and have revealed that the women’s side will play their opening fixture at home on Sunday, August 18, 2019. After a number of pre-season friendlies Exeter opened with 4 wins including a 4-3 win in the County Cup against Plymouth Argyle. They then lost at home to Southampton WFC, one of only 3 defeats throughout the season.
Finishing 3rd before the season ended due to Coronavirus pandemic. And still with a Devon Cup game to play. The leading scorer was Abbie Britton with 14 goals, 7 in the league and 7 in the cup.
The Club made the following statement in March 2020.

Exeter City Women’s team have said that they are extremely proud of their achievements this season following the FA’s decision to bring the season to an end.

A statement from the FA read: “In the women’s game, The FA, FA Women’s Board members and the Women’s Football Conference have consulted and reached a consensus regarding the Women’s Football Pyramid.

“The FA and the Leagues within Tiers 3 to 7 have reached a consensus to bring the season to an immediate end and all results will be expunged. This will mean no promotion or relegation of clubs between Tiers 3 to 7.”

It means that Exeter City Women, who play in the FA Women’s National League Division One South West, tier four, have affectedly had a season where they have won eight of their 12 games and sit third in the table, null and voided.

However, their joint manager and player Abbie Britton said: “Whilst we are disappointed that the season has come to a sad end, we are extremely proud of what we have achieved this season. To be sat in third position with half the games played after being promoted last season is an outstanding achievement to the squad, the club and everyone involved. 

“There has been no decision made on the, Senior Devon County Cup Final between us and Plymouth Argyle WFC as of yet. We’ll keep you updated when we know more. 

“We completely agree with the league’s decision to end the season given the current climate and we fully support the FAWNL. Please remember to keep safe, stay at home and follow the NHS guidelines. From everyone at Exeter City Women FC.”

Woman's National League Division One 2019/20
09/07/2019 Friendly Alphington LFC Home  10-1                 
25/07/2019 Friendly Plymouth Argyle LFC Home 3-8 Gillies Butt  Watkins    
28/07/2019 Friendly Callington LFC Away 3-0 Watkins Morrison May    
11/08/2019 Friendly Swasea LFC  Away 1-3 Gillies        
18/08/2019 League Larkhall Athletic Home 3-0 Kaptein  Gillies Watkins    
25/08/2019 County Cup  Plymouth Argyle Home 4-3 Kaptein 3 Britton      
01/09/2019 League Poole Town Away 7-1 Barbour-Gresham 2 Kaptein Mundy 2 Watkins Kufor
05/09/2019 League Buckland Athletic Home 3-2 Britton Mundy Miller    
08/09/2019 League Southampton WFC Home 2-8 Robinson Britton      
22/09/2019 League Brislington Away 4-1 Suominen Britton Barbour-Gresham 2    
06/10/2019 FA Cup  Sherborne Home 7-1 Britton 2 Gillies 2 Robinson Toogood Sharpe
20/10/2019 County Cup  Bideford Away 5-1 Gillies 2 Britton Tyson Robinson  
04/11/2019 Cup  Cheltenham Town Away 3-4 Britton 3        
01/12/2019 FA Cup  Chesham United Away 0-4 :        
05/01/2020 League Swindon Town Away 3-1 Barbour-Gresham  Suominen Robinson    
19/01/2020 D S Cup  SF Marine Academy home 9-0 Gillies 4 Tyson Kaptein Suominen Robinson
26/01/2020 League Maidenhead United Home 3-0 Britton 2 Gillies      
16/02/2020 League Southampton  Home 0-6 :        
19/02/2020 League Buckland Athletic Away 5-2 Og Pengelly Gillies Britton Miller
23/02/2020 League Chesham United Away 2-2 Robinson Kaptein      
01/03/2020 League Chesham United Home 5-2 Gillies 2 Britton Barbour-Gresham Suominen  
08/03/2020 League Southampton WFC Away 1-2 Tyson        
The remainder of the season was cancelled due to a Pandemic, Exeter were 3rd in the table having played 12 games, W 8 D 1 L 3 F-A 38-27 25 points
Leading scorers Britton, 14  (7 league), Gillies 13 (5 league), Barbour-Gresham 6

Table (when the league finished in March 2020)

 

2019-20

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

Southampton

11

10

1

0

53

5

31

2

Southampton WFC

12

9

2

1

39

13

29

3

Exeter City

12

8

1

3

38

27

25

4

Cheltenham Town

11

9

1

1

19

10

25

5

Chesham United

12

6

2

4

39

21

20

6

Larkhall Athletic

8

5

1

2

19

15

16

7

Buckland Athletic

12

3

2

7

22

26

11

8

Brislington

11

2

2

7

22

26

8

9

Maidenhead United

12

2

0

10

8

42

6

10

Poole Town

11

1

0

10

11

37

3

11

Swindon Town

12

1

0

11

15

44

3


2019/20 Exeter City Women’s 2nd Team

Devon Woman’s League Division 1

08/08/2019

League

Silverton

H

20-0

 

15/08/2019

League

Axminster

A

5-2

 

29/09/2019

Other

University of Exeter

H

2-5

Mia Preston, Kelsey Salter

09/10/2019

League

Cullompton Rangers

A

5-2

Antonio Nash. Meg Robinson, Kelsey Salter 2, Kitty Deem-Stone

03/11/2019

L Cup

Sidmouth

H

w/o

 

17/11/2019

League

Seaton Town

H

0-4

 

01/12/2019

L Cup

Cullompton Rangers

H

6-1

 

23/02/2020

Other

University of Plymouth

H

w/o

 

22/03/2020

League

University of Plymouth

A

2-4

Olivia Thompson 2

The rest of the season was cancelled.

 

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