Tiverton Club Profile

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Club Background; We've Met Before; Club Information; Who are Tivvy?; Directions To The Ground; Web Resources; Food And Drink.


Club Background

Tiverton date their origins back to 1913, though they didn't become Tiverton Town until 1921. Up until 1973 they were a local distict side, playing in the likes of the North Devon and Exeter and District leagues. In that year they were accepted into the Western League. They did nothing for over a decade, except get relegated, until the late eighties when their fortunes changed. 1988-89 saw them promoted back to the Premier Division and from then they made the Western League virtually a duopoly between themselves and Taunton Town, with Tiverton racking up four championships and three runners-up spots in ten years. Like Taunton they kept turning down promotion until taking the plunge at last in 1999 and moving into the Southern League. It only took Tivvy two seasons to get through the Dr Martens Western Division, and they now find themselves sitting comfortably in seventh in their first year in the Premier Division. Mind you with clubs like Barf providing the opposition such success shouldn't go to their heads.

In the Cups Tivvy had a good Nineties. They won the Vase twice, were runners-up once, and got to the First Round of the F.A. Cup on four occasions. Their Trophy history is of course more limited, but last season they reached the Fifth Round beating Sittingborne, Aylesbury, Hendon and Boston United before going out to Worksop. This season they have already made headlines by getting to the First Round of the F.A. Cup again, losing 3-1 in the tie that was switched to Ninian "Bring-a-bottle" Park.

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We've Met Before ...



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Tiverton Town : We've Met Before
Previous Results for Yeovil Town First Team vs Tiverton Town

29/09/1934AwayFAC1QW5-1Swain, Taylor, Page, Parle, Holbeach
18/09/1976AwayFAC1QW2-01100Brown, Harrison
12/10/1996AwayFAC3QW2-02380Patmore, Seymour
25/01/2000AwayFrndW1-0
12/01/2002AwayFAT3W3-12320Stansfield 15, 49, Alford 81
09/08/2002AwayFrndW3-1579Way, Tonkin, Johnson
04/08/2003AwayFrndW2-0721Lindegaard 31, 40
02/08/2004AwayFrndW4-1916Weatherstone 10, Tyler 27, Odubade 35, Jevons 56
01/08/2005AwayFrndW3-0785Guyett 54, Oliver 73, Reed 86
31/07/2006AwayFrndW1-0518Clarke 90
06/08/2007AwayFrndD1-1458Domoraud 2
04/08/2008AwayFrndW2-1408
01/08/2009HomeFrndW3-0592Schofield 6, Bowditch 30, Welsh 35


Results Summary For Yeovil Town First Team vs Tiverton Town

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Club Information

Ladysmead,
Bolham Road,
Tiverton,
Devon
EX16 8SG.

Telephone Number : 01884 252397
Fax : 01884 258840
Clubcall : Not Known

Chairman : Dave Wright
Club Secretary : Ramsay Findlay
Team Manager : Martyn Rogers
Capacity : 3,500 (reduced to 2,320 on health and safety grounds)
Seated : 350
Covered : 2,000
Disabled access : Wheelchairs accommodated; normal prices apply. No pre-booking necessary.
Record Attendance : 3,000 v Leyton Orient, FA Cup R1, 1994

Nicknames : Tivvy or Yellows

Strip : Yellow.
Midweek Games Played : Wednesdays

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Who are Tivvy?

Martyn Rogers
Manager.
Rogers has been at Tiverton for twelve years, ten of them as manager. He has led Tivvy through by far the most successful period in their history............ which is rather surprising given that Barf and Why?muff both feature on his footballing C.V. If he's risen above that horror walking on water should be a doddle.

Martyn Grimshaw
Assistant Manager and forward.
Ex-Glover (we rescued him from Barf and he moved on to The Lawn), Grimshaw only pulls his boots on occasionally these days. Given the task of watching us at Woking: we can reveal that Alford's deliberate header against the bar from two yards out was a rehearsed move to fool him into thinking our star striker couldn't hit a barn door - and Big Carl has been rehearsing hitting the woodwork all season.

Paul Edwards
Goalkeeper.
First choice keeper at the club for five years.

Steve Winter
Right Wing-back.
Although Winter has League experience at Walsall and Torquay the high point of his career to date is probably a Wembley appearance with FGR in a Trophy final. Joined Tiverton from Basingstoke Town at the end of 2000. He also had a brief spell with the Glovers at the start of the 1997/98 season, but after 10 appearances he was offloaded by Yeovil manager Graham Roberts.

David Steele
Right Wing-back.
Joined Tivvy in the 2001 close season.

Marcus Gross
Defender.
Made one first team appearance for Exeter City before being released. Joined Tivvy in November.

Neil Saunders
Centre-back.
Captain. Apart from a single season with Barf Saunders has been continuously at Tiverton since 1988.

Nicky Marker
Centre-back.
With a name like that it would be a travesty if he didn't play at the back. Thankfully he does. Marker played 202 games for Exeter, and exactly the same number for Plymouth Argyle. The high point of his career was a half-million pound move to Blackburn Rovers. Dangerous at set pieces he scored more goals than is decent for a centre-back last season.

Stuart Smith
Centre-back.
Ex-Why?muff and Chard.

Steve Peters
Centre-back / midfielder.
Signed from Clevedon for a club record fee in November 2001.

Paul Chenoweth
Midfielder.
Started his career as a Pirate before spending another four years at Twerpton playing for the joke outfit that used to actually own the ground in those days. £ 15,000 saw him escape to Cheltenham. Arrived at Tivvy in 2001 and plays an attacking role from the middle of the park.

Kevin Nancekivell
Midfielder.
The centre of much conflict of interest speculation when he was transferred from Tiverton Town (President: Dan McCauley) to Plymouth Argyle (Chairman: Dan McCauley) for a piffling fee. Now back at Tivvy he continues to be a dynamic player, regularly scoring. Scooped both Players' Player and Supporters' Player of the Year awards last season.

Scott Rogers
Midfielder.
The surname is no coincidence: his father played for Tivvy and he's a relative of the manager. Joined Tiverton from Britol City's youth set up in 1997.

Jamie Mudge
Forward.
Recent acquisition from Exeter City who joined Tiverton in November 2001.

Richard Pears
Forward.
Yet another ex-Exeter City player. Second string at Tiverton with nine starts last season.

Steve Ovens
Forward.
Student at Exeter University. Quickest of Tivvy's forwards.

Phil Everett
Striker.
With Tivvy since 1992 Everett is the leading scorer in the club's history. In the 1998-99 Everett hit the net 54 times in 53 starts, and was rewarded with the accolade of Non-League Footballer of the Year. Last season was a bit of a lean one with an er, meagre 22 goals to his name. He's an old fashioned type of centre forward: big, strong, and leads the line bravely.

Antony Lynch
Striker.
Scored goals by the hatful at Taunton, and was often looked at by bigger clubs, including us - but nothing ever came of all the transfer speculation. Moved to Tiverton Town at the end of the 2000-01 season.

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Directions To The Ground

Most of you are going to know where Tiverton is, but just in case.........

By Road

From Yeovil the simplest route is along the A303 and the A358 to the M5 at Junction 25. Leave the motorway at Junction 27 and Tiverton is about 7 miles down the A361.

As you approach Tiverton do NOT follow the first sign for the town (the A396) but keep going along the A361 for another mile until you reach the end of the dual-carriageway at a round-about. Take the first exit (A3126) signed Town Centre and Castle. This is Bolham Road. Continue along this road for about 400 yards crossing a new roundabout and passing East Devon College and Tiverton Rugby Club on your right. At a mini round-about go straight across (you'll now be able to see Ladysmead on your right) and a couple of hundred yards further on turn right by the petrol station.



By Rail

Don't be fooled by the fact that there is a station bearing the name Tiverton. It is Tiverton Parkway, and as the second part of the name hints is nowhere near Tiverton. It is actually located at Sampford Peverell, seven miles away from the town. If you have to use the train there is one bus an hour leaving at 44 minutes past. The journey into Tiverton takes 38 minutes. Alternatively there are usually taxis at the station.

The journey using Yeovil Junction via a change at Exeter St. Davids, is scheduled to take 1.24. The only option that will make the kick-off gets you in rather early though - all right if you want to do some serious drinking sight-seeing of course. Leave Yeovil Junction at 9.26, arriving Tiverton Parkway at 10.50. Alternatively the journey time from Pen Mill is shorter (1.02) and gets in nearer kick-off. Take the 12.40, change at Castle Cary, arriving Tiverton Parkway 13.42.
For once you can get home to Yeovil by train the same day........ but beware, there is well over an hour wait at Castle Cary for a connection to Pen Mill. The return trip to Yeovil Junction has a smoother connection at Exeter.



Web Resources

Web Sites

There is a good official site called The Yellows' Pages. It is very yellow.


Web Message Boards

The official site carries a forum here. The average poster seems a trifle rustic, but perhaps a Yeovil site has a bit of a cheek condemning others for their agricultural outlook.
E-Mail Mailing Lists

You can e-mail the forum through fansforum@eclipse.co.uk rather than post direct, but we haven't found a mailing list as such.


Local Media

We haven't found any local press presence on-line, which doesn't mean there isn't any!, but BBC Devon Online has some minimal coverage of Tiverton Town.

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Food & Drink

Club Bar :

There are three bars. The Non-League Paper spent most of an article on Tivvy parading their chairman's proclivity for real ales (what an excellent bloke), leading one to hope some decent beer might be available at a football club - now that's a rarity! Keg is available from £ 1.45 (pah), real ale from £ 1.55, the stout is Murphys, there's some lager stuff on for some reason (I guess for the ladies that like something with their blackcurrant), and cider - though it doesn't say whether that's fizzy muck or the proper stuff.
Food is of the usual pasties, burgers and chips variety.

LATEST: information from the Tiverton end says that away fans will NOT be allowed to use the clubhouse. However YTISA chairman Mark Kelly reports that Yeovil fans will be allowed to use the facilities of Tiverton's other club, Elmore. Elmore's ground is Horsdon Park on the other (Eastern) side of Tiverton to Ladysmead. Take the first turning off the A361 for Tiverton (the A396) and Horsdon Park is 500 yards, on the right.

Local Pubs :

The town centre is only a couple of minutes walk from the ground.
The Racehorse in Wellbrook Street has Bass (not a favourite of mine in truth) and rotating guest beers. It serves food all day, accepts children, and has a skittle alley. From the ground go along Kennedy Way, turn left onto Leat Street, and Wellbrook Street is second on the right.



Likelihood the Natives Will Understand You :

Tiverton's population sees itself as sophisticated. It is........... for Devon. The Council has restricted witch burning to the first Monday in the month, and the town only supports a single Smock-Shop these days.

Top-Tip :

Don't be tempted to sing "Ohh, ahh, it's Ambrosia!". More valid in Devon than when the visiting t*ssers sing it at Huish Park, 'tis true, but let's just recall how naff it sounds shall we!

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