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Exmouth Town Football Club

About Exmouth Town Football Club

Exmouth Town Football Club is a football club based in Exmouth, Devon, England. They are currently members of the Toolstation Western League Premier Division and play at Southern Road.


Seasons 1933-2005

Exmouth Town Football Club was formed in 1933, originally playing their home games on the Maer Cricket Field. Town had one season in 1938-39 playing at Raleigh Park in Withycombe prior to a wartime break. Following the war, Town returned to the Maer Cricket Field between 1948 and 1964. They moved to their current home at Southern Road in 1964. The reserev and third teams have also played ‘home’ matches ar Littleham Cross, Rolle College, Seafield Avenue, the Royal Marine camp, Warren View and the Archery Club.

After several successful seasons in the Devon and Exeter League they joined the Western League in 1973, finishing runners-up in Division One in 1981-82 and winning the Premier Division in 1983-84 and 1985-86. As a result, they achieved promotion to the Premier Division. The club achieved Western League honours as League Cup winners in 1989-90, Premier Division runners-up on two occasions. and the Sportsman Trophy also on two occasions.

Cup success includes winning the Devon St Lukes Bowl three times, Devon Senior Cup, Devon Premier Cup twice. In 1984-85 the club reached the Semi-Final of the FA Vase, narrowly missing out to Fleetwood Town by the odd goal over the two legs. During this period the Club installed floodlights and hosted many matches against Football League sides. On the 28th July 1987 the club recorded their highest home attendance of 2,395 for a match against Liverpool.

The success of the Eighties was, unfortunately, not repeated during the nineties and the Club was relegated after the 1993-94 season. However, the club gained promotion back to the Premier Division in the 2003-04 season. Sadly, the club had to withdraw from the Western League during 2005.

Seasons 2006-Present

On the 1st August 2006 the Club reformed as Exmouth Town (2006) AFC, playing in the Devon and Exeter League. At the end of the season the club were promoted into Division One (East) of the newly formed South West Peninsula League, a step seven league in the national pyramid system. The club won the East Division in the 2012-13 season losing only one league game. Success also came in winning the Devon Premier Cup and reaching the semi-final of the SWP League Cup. Having achieved promotion to the Premier Division the club finished as runners-up in season 2013-14.

Following consolidation as a Premier Division side the club finished eighth in season 2014-15 and twelfth in 2015-16. Season 2016-17 saw further improvement when finishing fifth in the League and also reaching the final of the League cup, the final of the St Lukes Bowl and the last sixteen of the FA Vase.

In 2018-19 the club finished runners-up in the League winning thirteen and drawing two of their games played in 2019 and were promoted to the Toolstation Western League Premier Division. Hopefully, the club can consolidate their position in the premier division and push for promotion to


  • Western League
    • Premier Division champions 1983–84, 1985–86
    • Runners Up 1986-87,1988-89
    • Les Phillips Cup winners 1988–89
  • South West Peninsula League
    • Division One East champions 2012–13
  • Devon Senior Cup
  • Devon St Lukes Challenge Cup
    • Winners 1984–85, 1988–89, 1989–90
  • Devon Premier Cup
  • East Devon Senior Cup
  • Morrison Bell Cup
    • Winners 1933–34, 1937–38, 1956–57, 1970–71, 1982–83, 1989–90, 2003–04, 2004–05
  • Geary Cup Winners
    • 1951-52, 1968-69
  • Harry Wood Memorial Cup Winners
    • 1981-82
  • Exmouth Challenge Trophy Winners
    • 1964-65, 1965-66, 1966-67, 1968-69, 1970-71, 1982-83


  • Best FA Cup performance: Fourth qualifying round, 1988–89, 1989–90
  • Best FA Trophy performance: Preliminary round, 1974–75
  • Best FA Vase performance: Semi-finals, 1984–85
  • Record home attendance: 2,395 vs Liverpool, friendly match, 28th July 1987
  • Record away attendance: 2,914 vs Fleetwood Town, FA Vase Semi-Final, 30th March 1985