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StroudGrecian

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25th August 1990.

First game back in Division Three after a absence of 6 years,was a disappointment.
The first loss at SJP in the 32nd game since the last defeat in May 1989(W 26 D 5 in that run)
I imagine that is the best unbeaten home run in the history of the club.
A win ration of nearly 84% at SJP in that period.
I was at that game - Steve Moran's goal was an excellent free kick IIRC.

He was certainly a lot trimmer that day than when he turned up to play for us a year later.
 

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That was our first season up in the old their division so probably a bit disappointing although that season petered out and we were never in with a shout of going up or down. Torquay were promoted that season but their average of under 3k is still hardly surprising.
 

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91/92 Season.
Seasons best at SJP 29/12/1991 against WBA.(1-1)

Torquay season best against ECFC : NYD 1992 (1-0)

The Grecians survived-Just.Finishing 20th.
Torquay finished 23rd 6 points behind the Grecians & hence relegated due a appalling away record.No wins & just 5 draws.They had a decent home record.
The only time in my 50 years watching the Grecians that both teams have played in the 3rd Tier together.
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70/71 Attendance Average.
I find it interesting that Torquay’s crowd numbers sank so rapidly by the mid 1970s,relegation in 1972 to Division 4 would have had some effect.
Most teams in the bottom two divisions took a hit,but theirs seemed out of kilter with other teams.
Just 3 seasons later they were down to around 3,400 whilst the Grecians averaged 4,200.
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Saturday 24th April 1976.The league tables after the final Saturday of the season.As was the norm in those days there were always a few fixtures to wrap up after the last Saturday.
The Grecians completed their season on the Friday evening with a 5-4 win against Scunthorpe at SJP.
A fantastic game that I still remember all these years later.
Alan Beer completed his hatrick with a goal in the last minute.
Lincoln had a FL record for a points total(2 points for a win)
Hereford,Champions of Division Three ! They had been in the FL for only 4 seasons.
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