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In RaWZ we trust....Amen.
1988/89.
Terry Coopers 1st season at the helm.
A finish in 13th place with 60 points might not seem much to shout about,but in the context of the past 7 seasons it was a successful season.
Some exciting football was played at SJP for the first time in many years.It was a taster for the historic Championship season 12 months later.
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Just thinking back.There were some shocking performances on the road.A couple of 4-0’s at Stockport & Colchester.The latter was the penultimate game of the season & guaranteed Colchester’s survival for another year.They did not have to work too hard for the win.
Typical of the Grecians we won 1-0 at eventual champions Rotherham after being battered all game to pick up the first away win of the season.
Good wins at Torquay(4-0)& on a Friday night at Halifax(3-0) were the other rare highlights on the road.
 

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Just thinking back.There were some shocking performances on the road.A couple of 4-0’s at Stockport & Colchester.The latter was the penultimate game of the season & guaranteed Colchester’s survival for another year.They did not have to work too hard for the win.
Typical of the Grecians we won 1-0 at eventual champions Rotherham after being battered all game to pick up the first away win of the season.
Good wins at Torquay(4-0)& on a Friday night at Halifax(3-0) were the other rare highlights on the road.
It was the best season I had witnessed up to that point. It included the key conversion of Rowbotham from a meh left winger to a goal scoring striker. Influential signings such as Neville, McDermott and Dryden. The strange circumstances leading to the emergency signing of Kevin Miller (Dave Walter suspension, Mel Gwinnett had been let go and Richard Smeath splitting the webbing of his hand in training before he was due to make his debut).

The end of the season was poor, we lost the last three games including a drab 1-0 home defeat to Lincoln on the last day. But the building blocks were in place, needing the finishing touches.
 

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Also in the season shown above only six draws, a precursor to the Championship season where we either won or lost. Made a change (and actually gets you more points) from those seasons in the mid 80s where we seemed to draw each week. Didn’t we one season set a record for the number of draws?
 

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Also at the end of that season,Scott Hiley was moved from Midfield where he was usually anonymous to full back.
The rest is history.
I was trying to remember when Scotty was converted and initially thought it was that season but remembered Chris Banks playing in most games. Did Scotty come in for those last games?

I know Jim McNichol played right back in the first game the following season but Scotty played every game after (apart from a certain game in the Trophy 😉)
 
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