Exeter City on this day

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This was John Evans, who was in the high-scoring Carlisle team in 1963-64. I think I read once that he scored 16 times for them that season in only 15 games.
 

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The last visit by The Grecians to Leeds Rd.
A decent record at that ground since the first visit in 1975/76 when Huddersfield dropped into the 4th Division for the first time.
Won 3 Drew 4 Lost 2 at the old ground.
Classic 1930s & had not changed much since that decade.
 

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6 September 1986, Exeter 4 Stockport 0.
Kellow, Priddle, O'Connell 2, 1820.

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That was a half decent squad in 86/87 with a good balance of younger and experienced players...the likes of Robson, O’Connell, Batty, Marker all had something about them....to finish only 14th that season especially after the start we had was bit of a downer.....although looking back at the squad there was probably not quite enough experience in it rather than a lack of quality which most of the young players definitely had!
 

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That was a half decent squad in 86/87 with a good balance of younger and experienced players...the likes of Robson, O’Connell, Batty, Marker all had something about them....to finish only 14th that season especially after the start we had was bit of a downer.....although looking back at the squad there was probably not quite enough experience in it rather than a lack of quality which most of the young players definitely had!
Yes...Too many drawn games that season.23.
From memory I don’t think a goal was conceded at SJP until November.
 

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Yes...Too many drawn games that season.23.
From memory I don’t think a goal was conceded at SJP until November.

The wheels definitely fell off after the defeat at Deepdale in November.....I believe if our young player development program had been around back then like it is today more of those players would have gone on and played at higher levels.
 

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Seem to recall this equaled the record for the most drawn games in a single season.
Yes,equaled the record with Norwich..

6 consecutive draws,inc 4 0-0 on the spin in that run.

That was the 1st season that play-offs were used in the FL(slightly different format back then)The Grecians were in the a playoff position all season until March then only one win in the last 15 games ensured a disappointing end to a season that had showed much promise for a large part.

One bright spot being crowds had increased by 25% on the previous season to a average of 2,627.
 
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