2012/13 Exeter CityWomen’s Team

Exeter City had risen up the pyramid, from the newly formed team that was created in 2006, and by 2012 the new team was playing in the South West Combination under the management of Steve Tully.

South West Combination League (3rd Division of the Woman's Game) 2012/13

29/07/2012

Friendly

Tedburn Rangers

Away

10-0

 

 

 

 

 

13/08/2012

Friendly

Yeovil Town

Home

9-1

Shenton2

Caunter 2

Brooks (Leah)

Sanchez 4

 

26/08/2012

League

Forest Green Rovers

Away

0-2

:

 

 

 

 

02/09/2012

League

Gloucester City

Home

4-1

Shenton 2

Kukor

Brooks (Leah)

 

 (Result expunged)

09/09/2012

League

Plymouth Argyle

Away

2-1

Caunter

Sanchez

 

 

 

16/09/2012

League

Southampton Saints

Home

0-1

:

 

 

 

 

23/09/2012

League

Keynsham Town

Away

0-4

:

 

 

 

 

30/09/2012

League

Newquay

Away

3-1

Sanchez

Caunter

Brooks (Leah)

 

 

21/10/2012

League

Oxford United

Away

2-2

Knapman

Sanchez

 

 

 

28/10/2012

League

Keynsham Development

Home

3-0

Redwood

Garland (Dani)

Caunter

 

 

11/11/2012

FAW Cup 3Q

Forest of Dean

Away

9-3

Caunter

Sanchez 2

Knapman 2

Staddon 2

Shenton 2

18/11/2012

League

Plymouth Argyle

Home

3-3

Knapman 2

Sanchez

 

 

 

02/12/2012

League Cup

Plymouth Argyle

Home

1-1

Brooks

 

 

Won 5-4 on pens

09/12/2012

FAW R 1

Brislington

Home

7-0

Knapman 2

Caunter 2

Wright

Sanchez

Simpson

06/01/2013

FAW R 2

Swindon Town

Home

2-3

Caunter

Knapman

 

 

 

20/01/2013

Devon Cup QF

Marine Academy

Home

3-2

Knapman

Caunter

Sanchez

 

 

17/02/2013

League

Keynsham Town

Away

2-5

 

 

 

 

 

24/02/2013

League

Forest Green Rovers

Home

1-1

Shenton

 

 

 

 

03/03/2013

League

Southampton Saints

Away

1-0

Caunter

 

 

 

 

21/03/2013

Devon Cup SF

AFC Plympton

Home

5-0

 Sanchez 2

 Knapman 2

Shenton

 

 

31/03/2013

League

Swindon Town

Home

2-4

Garland

Caunter (p)

 

 

 

07/04/2013

League Cup

Keynsham Town

Home

0-1

:

 

 

 

 

14/04/2013

League

Gloucester City

Away

Postponed

 

 

 

Not Played

18/04/2013

Devon Cup F

Plymouth Argyle 

Neutral

4-3

Brooks

Sanchez

Knapman

Wright

AET

21/04/2013

League

Swindon Town

Away

3-3

Sanchez

Shenton

Wright

 

 

28/04/2013

League

Newquay

Home

1-2

Knapman

 

 

 

 

05/05/2013

League

University of Portsmouth

Away

9-2

Kukor 3

Knapman 2

Sanchez 2

Ghiglia

Caunter

08/05/2013

League

Keynsham Development

Away

3-0

Caunter

Redwood

Sanchez

 

 

12/05/2013

League

Oxford United 

Home

1-6

Knapman

 

 

 

 

19/05/2013

League

University of Portsmouth

Home

9-0

Knapman 4

Shenton 2

Sanchez

Kukor

Ghiglia




Final Table South West Combination

 

2012-13

P

W

D

L

GD

Pts

1

Oxford United

18

16

1

1

42

49

2

Keynsham Town

18

15

0

3

60

45

3

Plymouth Argyle

18

13

1

4

34

40

4

Forest Green Rovers

18

10

2

6

18

32

5

Swindon Town

18

8

2

8

5

26

6

Exeter City

18

7

4

7

8

25

7

Southampton Saints

18

5

3

10

-36

18

8

Newquay

18

4

1

13

-17

10 *

9

University of Portsmouth

18

3

1

14

-49

7 *

10

Keynsham Development

18

1

1

16

-65

3 *


The 2012/13 season was notable for Exeter City, they reached the second round proper of the FA Woman's Cup, on a run which included a 7-0 victory over Brislington, which was played at St James's Park with 150 supporters in attendance. And most pleasingly, City won the Devon FA County Cup with a 4-3 extra time win against Plymouth Argyle in the final at the Coach Road ground, the home of the Devon FA. The Pilgrims had been playing two divisions above the Grecians.

Steve Tully spoke about the season in May 2013.

"We’ve had some good success in the cup this year which brought a lot of good publicity, so we’re really pleased and we’ll push on next year too.”
Following a 9-0 win against the University of Portsmouth on the final day of the league season, Steve was pleased with the Ladies’ first season in the South West Combination.  In particular their undefeated performances in derby matches against Plymouth Argyle – including the fascinating 4-3 a.e.t. Devon County FA Cup final victory in Newton Abbot – have given the team some highlights to remember fondly.
“It’s our first time in this league, and I think the girls have done really, really well,” said Steve.  “Obviously we would have liked to have finished higher and been challenging for the top, but for our first season in this league it’s been a really good season.
“To win the cup as well was brilliant; overall I’m really pleased.  And with the games against Plymouth this season, we seem to have moved onto another level – we need to try and use that in other games.”
While a generation of footballers bowed out of the game on Match of the Day on Sunday evening, the day had a similar pertinence for the Ladies, as it also marked the final game in the long career of goalkeeper Max Coupe.  
Following 28 years in women’s football – including the past two decades between the sticks – Max finally hung up her gloves, having kept a clean sheet to boot.
“It was a nice way to finish for Max in her last game.  She’s been a great goalkeeper for us – I’ve only known her for the last four years, but she’s been in the game for 20 years as a goalkeeper.  She’s a credit to women’s football, and she’s going to be a big miss – but we’ll try to get her in on the coaching side, and get her amongst the girls as she has all their respect.
“It’ll be a massive void to fill because she’s a great goalkeeper with a great personality, and fully deserves everything she gets.  Hopefully today we’ve given her a good send-off.”

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