2010/11 Exeter CityWomen’s Team

A total of 31 teams competed in the South West League during the 2010/11 season.

 
Champions Gloucester City has been promoted to the South West Combination while Falmouth Town and Keynsham Town Development move up to the Premier Division. Last season's runners-up Saltash Utd will now be known as Marine Academy Plymouth LFC.
 
Five new teams will compete in the league - Ilminster Town, Salisbury City and Swindon Supermarine enter the Eastern Division while Charlestown and Exeter City take their place in the Western Division.
 
The South West League:
 

PREMIER DIVISION

EASTERN DIVISION

WESTERN DIVISION

Bristol Ladies Union

Bishop's Lydeard

Bude Town

Cheltenham Town

Cirencester Town

Charlestown

Chippenham Town

Cleeve West Town

Exeter City

Falmouth Town

Downend Flyers

Launceston

Frome Town

Forest Green Rovers Res

Marjons Old Suttonians

Keynsham Town Development

Ilminster Town

Plymouth Argyle Res

Larkhall Athletic

Nailsea Utd

Roche

Marine Academy Plymouth

Poole Town

Torpoint Athletic

Oldland Abbotonians

Salisbury City

Stoke Lane Athletic

Swindon Spitfires

Taunton Town

Swindon Supermarine

Weymouth

Exeter City started the season in the South West Women's Football League Western Division 1 with a win at Bude.

Exeter had been drawn at home to Keynsham Town Development in the First Qualifying Round of the FA Cup and "the game was to be a huge test for the Devon side against a team playing in the division above them in the South West League."

 
Steve Tully's side won promotion from the Westward Developments Devon League at the end of last season and they have started well in their new league, sitting in third place in Western Division One after a fine victory over Marjons Old Suttonians, one place above them.



The squad managed by Steve Tully and his assistant Chad Gribble included captain Kellie Hall, Tamsin Tully, Josie Copp, Alexandra Spencer, Sarah Bell, Carla Staddon, Kirsty Caunter, Natalie Shenton, Helen Kukor, Naomi Wilkins, Emma Jones, Sophie Anderson, Hannah Cox, Meg Griffiths, Marika Ghigilia, Jade Maryan, Zoe Kingdon, Jazz Hervin, 

Results

South West Women's Football League (SWWFL) Division 1  2010/11
Home games played at Topsham Town FC
25/07/2010 Friendly Tedburn St Mary Away 6-0 Wilkins Hervin Kukor 2 Kingdon Anderson
01/08/2010 Friendly Bishop's Lydeard Home 5-1 Kukor 2 Caunter 3      
18/08/2010 League Charlestown Home 3-1 Copp Shenton Kukor     
05/09/2010 League Bude Town Away 4-0 Caunter 2 Maryan Staddon    
12/09/2010 League Plymouth Argyle Reserves Home 1-4 Caunter        
19/09/2010 League Torpoint Athletic Away P-P :        
26/09/2010 League Marjon Old Suttonians Home 6-0 Caunter 3 Shenton 2 Wilkins    
17/10/2010 League Roche Home 9-1 Caunter 4 Kukor Wilkins Cox 2 Staddon 
24/10/2010 League Bude Town Home 4-1 Kukor 2 Cox Caunter    
12/11/2010 League Torpoint Athletic Home 7-1          
07/01/2011 League Plymouth Argyle Reserves Away 2-2 Caunter Kukor      
14/01/2011 D Cup QF Exeter University Home 6-0 Wilkins Caunter Shenton Kukor 3  
30/01/2011 BS Cup Swindon Spitfires Home 3-1 Kukor Caunter Shenton    
20/02/2011 D Cup SF Cullompton Rangers Home 4-2 Caunter Shenton Wilkins Cox  
11/02/2011 League Charleston Away 2-0 Kukor Copp      
04/03/2011 Cup Cleave West Town Home 2-1 Caunter Kukor      
11/03/2011 League Roche Away 3-3 Kukor 2 Jones E      
25/03/2011 League Marjon Old Suttonians Away 5-0          
03/04/2011 B S Cup F Downend Flyers Home 2-1 Kukor Caunter      
10/04/2011 League Launceston Home 6-0 Caunter Wilkins  Cox Shenton 2 Amarica
11/04/2011 Bristol Cup Plymouth Argyle Reserves Neutral 3-2 Wilkins Shenton Staddon At Taunton
17/04/2011 League Launceston Away 2-1 Kukor Jones E      
19/04/2011 D Cup Final Marine Academy Plymouth Neutral 0-0 :     Lost 3-1 on Pens
Runners Up. Promoted to South West Women's Football League Premier Division
3rd promotion in 3 years
Devon County Women's Senior Cup Runners Up

 Womens FA Cup

Woman's FA Cup 
10/10/2010 QF1 Keynsham H 1-2 Copp        



Season Summary

Exeter City celebrated their third promotion in three years and a Cup victory at the end of another hugely successful campaign.


Having finished second in the table, Steve Tully's side were told in late April that they'll be playing in the Premier Divison next season as the South West League Divison One Western, winners Plymouth Argyle Reserves cannot go higher than their current level. The add injury the Greens Reserve side had been beaten a week earlier by Exeter in the Bristol SoccerWorld Cup Final by 3-2 after extra time. The team came very close to a treble, only losing the County Cup Final on penalties against Marine Academy.

Steve was "really pleased with promotion" after his team were only beaten once all season, and that was in September. He commented further "Having finished 2nd in the league we've been promoted again because Plymouth Reserves can't go higher than level 5. But we take it however we get it so it's onwards and upwards and I keep saying that to the squad. Next season will be even harder for the team but they are looking forward to the chance to test themselves. We've played a team higher up in the FA Cup this year and done well and we only lost on penalties to Marine Academy in the Cup Final, a team two leagues higher than us, so we have given a good account of ourselves. There is nothing to be scared of next season and the team believe that."

Steve was really enjoying his role as manager of the successful Women's side and he spoke of his desire to move into management when his playing days are over. "I'm doing my Level 2 B licence in the Summer so we'll see where that takes me. I love it and think I've got a lot to offer on that side of things. I want to see where it takes me after that" 

Girls Develpment Centre

The girls U-16 squad, managed by Chad Gribble played their first two games in late October, the squad included, Jessie Boston, Sam Burnham, Emily Fortune, Dani Garland, Marika Ghiglia, Rachel Gobly, Jazz Hervin, Meg Griffiths, Lauren Jones, Amber Lovelock, Leah Rawlings, Beccy Rose, Jade Salt, Sophie Lou-Simpson, Jo Spencer, Emily Steer, Natalie Volpini, Beth Willis, Hayley Worsley. 

In their first match on the 23rd of October the team beat Yeovil Town 4-1 with goals from Marika Ghiglia (2), Rachel Gobley and Sam Burnham.

Seven days later on the 30th of October they beat Gloucester City 6-2 away from home with goals from a hatrick by Sophie Lou-Simpson, two goals from Beth Wills and a fantastic header from captain Meg Griffiths.

The development centre was continuing to provide a supply of talented and technically gifted players for the first team. Many of the current 1st team squad had come through the ranks of the Centre and some of the U-16's were already training with the 1st team. The continued improvement was obvious from the progress of the 1st team. It was a vindication of the Club , the Supporters Trust (the club's owners) and the City Council's decision to support a local development centre following the Football Association's decision to focus their funding on a single Devon Centre of Excellence in Plymouth.

From the Exmouth Journal in May 2011

Natalie Volpini, Hayley Worsley, Dani Garland, Marika Ghiglia, Beccy Rose, Leah Rawlings (Captain) 
Played for the Exeter City under-16 side, who had a strong Exmouth influence, in May 2011 in a 6-a-side tournament in the Bishops Lydeard.

"On the way to the trophy the Grecians played five games in a tournament format that meant the group winners were to be crowned champions.

The Grecians first game saw them draw 0-0 with the host’s first team and they followed that with a 4-0 success over Berrow Juniors and a 3-0 victory over Yeovil Town. In the two wins, all seven goals were scored by Marika Ghiglia. City’s good form continued with a 2 - 0 win over Bishops Lydeard Reserves goals coming from Hayley Worsley and Dani Garland. This was followed by a 0 - 0 draw with Shepton Mallet where Garland was mighty close to netting on a number of occasions.

Exeter once again received good comments about their performance and the style of football they played."




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