ECFC
1901/02
St Sidwell’s United


St Sidwell’s United were formed in 1901 with players from several clubs in Exeter. While there appears to have been particular links to one of these clubs, Exeter Wesleyan United, reports suggest that St Sidwell’s were a new organisation. Sid Thomas, an ECFC Hall of Famer, was a founder member, and he represented the club, along with E.Eveleigh, at the formation of the Exeter & District Junior League on 3 June 1901. St Sidwell’s competed in this League for two seasons. The club’s first ground was off Pinhoe Road, a sloping pitch which would later make way for the development of Monks Road and surrounding streets. Before the 1903/04 season, by which time St Sidwell's United had joined the East Devon Senior League, there was a move to St James’ Park, and at the AGM on the 31 May 1904 a decision was taken to change the club's name to Exeter City Association Football Club.    

1901/02  
Exeter & District Junior League Games
  


05/10/1901
Exeter YMCA Home 7-2  
Scorers: Sellick 3, Eveleigh 2, Thomas, Morgan  

12/10/1901
St Davids Home 6-2  
Scorers: Coles 3, Eveleigh 2, Sellick  
Team:  Robinson, Flood, Campbell, Avery, Mann, Hawkey, Morgan, Sellick, Thomas, Eveleigh, Coles

02/11/1901
St Luke's College Reserves Home 5-1  
Scorers: Eveleigh 2, Thomas, Sellick, Mann  
Team:  Robinson, Flood, Campbell, Avery, Mann, Morgan, Warner, Sellick, Thomas, Eveleigh, Coles

16/11/1901
Exeter United Reserves Away P-P    
Match cancelled Exeter United unable to pick a team dropped out of the League

30/11/1901
St John's Athletic Home 6-0  
Scorers: Sellick 2, Coles 2, Morgan, Eveleigh.
Team:  Robinson, Flood, Campbell, Avery, Mann, Morgan, Preece, Sellick, Thomas, Eveleigh, Coles
Played at Pinhoe road-St Sidwell’s home ground.

07/12/1901
St Davids Away 1-2    
Scorer:
First defeat in all games
Team:  Robinson, Flood, Campbell, Avery, Mann, Morgan, Preece, Sellick, Thomas, Eveleigh, Coles

28/12/1901
Exeter YMCA Away P-P
Awarded the win

04/01/1902
St Leonard's  Away P-P,
Awarded the win

25/01/1902
Friernhay Home P-P,
Awarded the win

01/02/1902
St John's Athletic Away P-P,
Awarded the win

15/02/1902
Friernhay Away 4-3  
Scorers Coles 3, Sellick  

22/02/1902
St Leonard's  Home 1-1      
Scorer:
Team:  Robinson, Flood, Campbell, Avery, Mann, Morgan, Peters, Sellick, Thomas, Eveleigh, Coles

08/03/1902
St Luke's College Reserves Away 3-1  
Scorers: Thomas 2, Sellick  

Results Summary. 

Exeter & District Junior League
05/10/1901 League Exeter YMCA Home 7-2 Selick 3 Eveleigh 2 Thomas Morgan
12/10/1901 League St Davids Home 6-2 Coles 3 Eveleigh 2 Sellick  
02/11/1901 League St Luke's College Reserves Away 5-1 Thomas Eveleigh 2 Sellick Mann
30/11/1901 League St John's Athletic Home 6-0 Sellick 2 Coles 2 Morgan Eveleigh 
07/12/1901 League St Davids Away 1-2 Sellick       
28/12/1901 League Exeter YMCA  Away P-P :   Away Win
04/01/1902 League St Leonard's  Away P-P :   Away Win
25/01/1902 League Friernhay Home P-P :    
01/02/1902 League St John's Athletic Away P-P :      
15/02/1902 League Friernhay Away 4-3 Coles 3 Sellick    
22/02/1902 League St Leonard's  Home 1-1 Eveleigh      
08/03/1902 League St Luke's College Reserves Away 3-1 Thomas 2 Sellick    


* St Sidwell's awarded the win.


Final Table
JUNIOR LEAGUE CUP Table 1902 (Exeter & Plymouth Gazette)
P W D L F A PTS
St Sidwells Utd 12  10  1 33 12  21  
St Lukes Coll 2nds 12 9 1 2 54 18 19
St Davids 12 7 1 4 32 29 15
Friernhay 11 4 0 7 19 28  8
St Leonards 11 3 2 6 11 28  8
St Johns Athletic   12 3 0 9 19 26  6
Exeter YMCA 12 2 1 9 11 35  5


1901/02
(Friendlies)
 

21/09/1901
Dawlish  Home 4-2  
Scorers:Marshall, Sellick, Eveleigh Coles  
Team:

28/09/1901
Crediton YMCA Away 7-0
Scorers 

19/10/1901
Crediton YMCA Home 2-0  
Scorer Eveleigh 2  
Team:  Robinson, Flood, Campbell, Avery, Mann, Hawkey, Morgan, Sellick, Thomas, Eveleigh, Coles

26/10/1901
Crediton Grammar School Away 4-3  
Scorers Coles 2, Warner, Eveleigh  

09/11/1901
Exmouth Albion Away 4-1  
Scorers Sellick 2, Coles, Mann  

23/11/1901
Torquay United Reserves Home 2-1  
Scorers Sellick, Thomas  
Team:  Robinson, Flood, Campbell, Avery, Mann,  Morgan, Preece, Sellick, Thomas, Eveleigh, Coles

14/12/1901
Dawlish  Away 2-2  
Scorers Sellick, Coles  
Team:  Robinson, Flood, Campbell, Avery, Mann,  Morgan, Preece, Sellick, Thomas, Eveleigh, Coles

21/12/1901
Redmont Home P-P   :  

26/12/1901
Bristol St Agnes Home P-P   :  

11/01/1902
Exeter United First X1 Away 2-3  
Scorers: Preece, Eveleigh  
Team:  Robinson, King, Campbell, Avery, Mann,  Morgan, Preece, Sellick, Thomas, Eveleigh, Coles

18/01/1902
Newton Abbot GWR students Away 3-1      
Scorers Sellick 2, Eveleigh. 
Team: Peters, King, Campbell, Warner, Mann, Hawkey, Preece, Sellick, Thomas, Eveleigh, Morgan

08/02/1902
Crediton YMCA Away 9-1  
Scorers Coles 4, Eveleigh 3, Thomas 2.  

01/03/1902
Newton Abbot GWR students Home 4-2  
Scorers Sellick 2, Aplin, Eveleigh  

15/03/1902
Mr Mermagen's X1 Home 3-3  
played at Mt Pleasant.    

22/03/1902
Torquay United Reserves 2-4 St Sidwell's United at Torquay. 

29/03/1902
Exmouth Albion Home 8-0      

31/03/1902
Ashley Villa of Bristol Home 7-2  
Scorers Eveleigh 4, Sellick 2, Thomas  

19/04/1902
Exeter United First X1 Home 2-3  
Scorers Sellick, Luke (og)  
Team:  Robinson, Flood, Campbell, Avery, Mann,  Peters, Coles, Eveleigh, Thomas, Sellick Bates

WESTERN TIMES Monday 21 April 1902
(From the British Newspaper Archive.)

“A good deal of interest was centred on the match between St Sidwells Utd and Exeter United on Saturday on the formers ground. On the first occasion the Seniors won 3-2, though it was alleged that the winning goal was then scored after time.
There was no excuse on saturday however for the Saints were on their own ground and had their own referee.
The Saints were fairly and squarely beaten on all points of the game and the record which they held of not having lost during the current season been defeated on their own ground was broken. In the first half playing down the hill, the Exeter United men had matters all their own way, and scored three times through Tyte 2 and Jesty. Sellick replied with one for the Saints. All the Exeter goals were the result of superior combinations.
During the last few weeks the forwards have shown praiseworthy improvements in this department. The backs too were in fine form, Bailey as usual being most prominent both in defence and attack.
The champions of the Junior League relied a good deal on rushing tactics, but these were of no avail against the visiting halves and backs, and they rarely had an opportunity of getting close to their opponents goal.
They however scored once in a fluky manner the ball going in off Luke. A regrettable incident occured towards the end of the game. Robinson was bouncing the ball after a kick out, when he was charged by Tyte.
The goalkeeper replied by kicking the Exeter centre forward. Flood also took part in the affair and the players closed, blows being struck. The referee and some of the players however prevented further disturbance, but the referee ought to have ordered off at least a couple of the men concerned.”

26/04/1902
Junior League X1 Neutral 0-1
Attendance 5000 :
At County Ground,  
Team:  Robinson, Flood, Campbell, Avery, Mann,  Morgan, Preece, Sellick, Thomas, Eveleigh, Coles


Other Match

26/04/1902

West Bromwich v Woolwich Arsenal    
Attendance 5000  
At County Ground, Exeter

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