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👤 1989/90 player profiles: Ben Rowe

Profiling the championship winning side on the 30th anniversary of the title

22 April 2020

April 28, 1990, remains one of the finest days in Exeter City's history as, on the back of an incredible home record, we secured our first title in our club's history. During this month we will be taking a look back - in alphabetical order - of the main players in that title winning side. This time we look at a reliable and versatile player who made 20 appearances during the title winning campaign.

1989/90 APPEARANCES: 10

Benjamin Rowe, who had been a junior player at Bristol City when Terry Cooper was there, followed his former boss to Exeter City on a one-month trial at the start of the 1989/90 season.

He earned a contract in September and promptly made his debut when he was introduced as a substitute in a 3-2 home win over Cambridge United.

However, behind a number of good strikers at the club, he had to wait until March, when leading scorer Darran Rowbotham was injured, to earn his first full start where he grabbed the opening goal in a 2-1 defeat to Chesterfield.

Ben finished the season with 10 appearances and two goals and stay at City for a further season. He signed for Dorchester Town in March 1991 and would later go on to play for both Tiverton and Taunton before working as postman in Exeter.

This article has been created using material from the Grecian Archive and ECFC Museum as part of the 'Celebrating our Heritage' programme, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and supported by the University of Exeter. 

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