2003/04 Exeter CityWomen’s Team

Last season proved difficult  with the team struggling to finds its feet, but they managed to find their form near the end of the season and avoided relegation.

SOUTH WEST WOMEN'S COMBINATION LEAGUE

Exeter City Ladies 2, Yeovil Town Ladies 1

(Played on September 25 2003)

Yeovil were missing some senior players and so youngsters were given a chance under the lights at Cullompton's ground.

The game was an excellent one and Jasmin Reed and Melissa Meadows both did well in the centre of midfield for Yeovil and Sophie Currie also put in an encouraging performance during her first full game.

It was Exeter who took the lead in the 20th minute after Yeovil had more of the play, but came back when Kayleigh Nardiello headed home Emma Manley's corner. But it was Exeter who went into the lead just before half-time.

Despite Yeovil dominating the majority of the second period, the Glovers just could not force the ball in and gain a share of the spoils.

Yeovil Town Ladies: Jodie Rice; Nicky Payne; Emma Manley; Imogen Wyatt; Bobbie Walder; Sophie Currie; Jasmin Reed; Melissa Meadows; Kayleigh Nardiello; Lee Ann Morris; Carla German. Subs used: Sarah Bell; Subs not used: Kate Newton. Player-of-the-day: Jasmin Reed.

Results and Scorers

South West Women's Football Combination League 2003/04
21/08/2003 League Newton Abbot Home 2-1 Goldsworthy Redwood    
31/08/2003 League Reading Royals Away 1-12 Courtney (H)      
07/09/2003 League Swindon Town Home 1-2 Courtney (H)      
14/09/2003 League Chesham United  Home 1-4 Courtney (H)      
21/09/2003 League Clevedon SBW Away 0-3 :      
25/09/2003 League Yeovil  Home 2-1 Goldsworthy Folds    
28/09/2003 League Plymouth Argyle Home 4-2 Goldsworthy Folds Courtney (H) Redwood
05/10/2003 League Reading FC Away 3-4 Folds Copp Og  
12/10/2003 League Cardiff City LFC Home 0-5 :      
02/11/2003 League Clevedon SBW Home 2-3 Folds Copp    
09/11/2003 League Swindon Town Away 0-4 :      
23/11/2003 League Reading Royals Away 0-7 :      
30/11/2003 League Reading FC Home 1-2 Goldsworthy (p)      
22/02/2004 League Yeovil  Away 2-1 Redwood Jones (Emma)    
29/02/2004 League Forest Green Rovers Home 1-0 Folds      
07/03/2004 League Chesham United  Away 2-3 Folds 2      
14/03/2004 League Rover Oxford Away 0-2 :      
04/04/2004 League Forest Green Rovers Away 2-2 Folds 2      
11/04/2004 League Cardiff City LFC Away 1-6 Coupe       
18/04/2004 League Rover Oxford Home 2-3 Folds Redwood    
29/04/2004 League Newton Abbot Away 1-2 Pearson (Stacey)      
06/05/2004 League Plymouth Argyle Away 2-7 Folds 2      


In March 2004, the men's first team match against Leigh RMI was designated for a :-

 
"LADIES DAY and DEVELOPING GIRLS & WOMENS FOOTBALL"
The programme carried the following article 

"Today sees a special promotion under the Nationwide Building Society's 'Supporters of Tomorrow' scheme. Before the game and at half time, you will see Exeter City's Ladies teams both playing and training on the pitch.

Hopefully some of you will have brought along daughters, taking advantage of the Express & Echo's kids for free offer or have received tickets from the Ladies team or our Football in the Community team.

Ladies and girls football is progressing, both in numbers and skill, dramatically fast and, particularly with the Trust's all inclusive community views, Exeter City is pleased to be able to support and endorse the Nationwide's efforts in the continuing development of this side of football.

If you want to get involved, there are two people to contact at Exeter City Ladies. Steve McLear is the manager or the team captain Jo Goldsworthy."



SOUTH WEST COMBINATION WOMEN'S FOOTBALL LEAGUE 

OPPOSITION

P

W

D

L

F

A

GD

Pts 

1

Cardiff City 

22

22

0

0

114

9

105

66 

2

Reading RFC 

22

20

0

2

137

21

116

60 

3

Chesham Utd 

22

13

3

6

57

41

16

42 

4

Rover Oxford 

22

11

2

9

77

62

15

35 

5

Forest Green 22

8

6

8

66

58

8

30 

6

Clevedon SBW

22

8

6

8

33

39

-6

30 

7

Plymouth A 

22

8

4

10

48

56

-8

28 

8

Swindon Town 

22

7

4

11

40

73

-33

25 

9

Reading FC 

22

6

3

13

36

91

-55

21 

10

Newton Abbot 

22

5

3

14

34

80

-46

18 

11

Exeter City 

22

5

1

16

30

76

-46

16 

12

Yeovil Town 22

1

4

17

19

84

-65


Womens FA Cup 
Results

Woman's FA Cup 
26/10/2003 R1 Clevedon SBW Home 1-3 Goldsworthy      

League Cup
Result

League Cup
02/05/2004 R1 Reading Royals Home 0-12 :     At AFC Budleigh

Devon County Cup 
Results

Devon County Cup
19/10/2003 R1 Central Exeter Home 5-2 Goldsworthy James Batten 3    
16/11/2003 QF North Molton Away 9-0 Goldsworthy, James, Court,Folds, Redwood 2, Copp, Matthews (Stef) 2
15.2.2004 SF Plymouth Oak Villa Home 1-2 Matthews (Nat)        


Season Summary


Exeter started well, winning 3 matches against local rivals, but the loss of a number of key players was followed by a dip in form and the Grecians struggled for the rest of the season.

With a couple of disappointing results at the end of the season, the team was relegated back to the South West Woman's Football League Premier Division.

Exeter City Reserves

Simon Hayward formed a reserve team that played at Sidmouth Town AFC, they played in the Westward Development Women's League Division 1, and were Champions. 
Results

Westward Development Woman's League Division 1
07/09/2003 League Ilfracombe Home 7-1 Vicky Barter 2 Abby Yukon 2 Haylee Pannell 2 K-Lee Beer  
Match 2 League Exmouth Town Home 8-0 Vicky Barter 2 Abby Yukon 3 K-Lee Beer 3    
Match 3 League Torridgeside Away 11-0 Kylie Mckie Vicky Barter 7 K-Lee Beer 3    
Match 4 League Georgham and Croyde Away 4-0 Jodie Mills 3 K-Lee Beer      
Match 5 League Plymouth University Away 7-1 Jodie Mills 3 K-Lee Beer 2 Becky Wakely Abby Yukon  
Match 6 League Torquay Ladies Away 6-3 Vicky Barter 2 K-Lee Beer 3 Jodie Mills    
Match 7 Cup Plymouth University Home 9-1 Vicky Barter, K-Lee Beer 2, Jodie Mills 2, Abby Yukon 2, Kylie McKie, Leah Miims
21/12/2003 Friendly Gemini Radio  At SJP            
    Plymouth Oak Villa Away 8-1 Jodie Mills 3 Vicky Barter 3 K-Lee Beer 2    
    Torquay Ladies Home 3-3          
    Torridgeside Home 7-0          
    Rolle Rockets Home 12-0 Abby Yukon 3 K-Lee Beer 6 Jade Tregale Vicky Barter 2  
    Rolle Rockets Away 17-0          
Last Game  League Plymouth University Home 13-0 Kylie Mckie 5 K-Lee Beer 5 Vicky Barter Abby Yukon 2  
Reserves were Division 1 Champions



League Winners in their fi
rst season

Congratulations went to Exeter City Reserves who became champions of the Devon League Division 1 in their 1st season of existence! It was fantastic achievement for a team with an average age of 14/15 and only 3 players with any previous league experience. The championship was taken in style with a 17-0 away win at bottom of the table side Rolle Rockets and with Exeter having one home game remaining. There was a huge well done to a great set of players, a fantastic management team and to all those behind the scenes who made the achievement possible.

Exeter Reserves Reformed as ISCA VIKINGS 
 
However the following season the reserves reformed as Isca Vikings even though they won the Westward Development Devon Division One league  with the teams average age being 15 - and were growing from strength to strength. With twenty players in the squad, Isca entered the FA Cup and had been drawn away to Alphington. 

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