I was there sitting in the ecfc dugout alongside Jack Edwards and Barney Singleton. We had lost at SJP to Bradford on the previous Saturday giving our promotion hopes a knock. This comprehensive and emphatic victory in midweek restored confidence and a draw at Workington three days later, in the final match of the season, ensured our first ever promotion to Division Three !21/4/1964, Exeter 6 Chesterfield 1.
The previous season, myself and another kid were watching training at SJP in our school holidays. Jack Edwards asked us if we would like to be ball boys. Our duties were to collect the practice balls used pre game, and also any if used at half time. During the game we were stationed in the home dug out, (no subs in those days !), with Jack, Barney and with his bucket of cold water, old football bladder and 'magic' sponge. Whenever balls were kicked out of the stadium, or onto the railway lines we took it in turns to retrieve them. I still have one of my free admission passes, signed by the then Club Secretary, Keith Honey.What’s the story of you sitting in the dugout CB ?