North Leigh next
Tiverton Town face a daunting trip to in form North Leigh this coming weekend. The hosts have scored 18 goals in their last four league games and are unbeaten in their last six. They have scored 70 league goals already this season in just 25 games. Tivvy will still be without suspended Owen Howe and Alex Faux but it is hoped Tom Gardner may be available. Our table topping reserve side are at home on Saturday to Thorverton, ko 3pm.
Todays match is ON
Following an inspection today's game at home to Cinderford Town goes ahead
Tonights game away at Bishops Cleeve is off due to a waterlogged pitch. Dorchester Town have put in a seven day approach for striker Owen Howe. Alex Faux has picked up a further two game suspension so he now misses the next three games.
Both Tivvy games on today
Tivvy's league game at Bridgwater and the reserves home game are both on today despite the recent rain
Tiverton Town FC AGM
The football club's AGM will be on Wednesday 14th January @ 7.30pm. Any members wishing to submit motions , nominations for office etc should do so by Monday 12th January. Any motions, nominations etc should be submitted in writing to the Chairman at the club, duly proposed and seconded by paid up members.
Note: Club membership was renewable on 1st August 2014. Only paid up members are entitled to vote at the AGM
We will entertain Shortwood United on Tuesday 27th January, ko 7.30pm
Reserve team news
A gutsy display on Saturday to pick up a point.....
A large crowd was watching an entertaining match between two well organised teams, the first goal was scored by Feniton after 20 minutes. Tivvy equalized from a corner swept home by Danny Jones just before half time. The second half started at a fast pace, but unfortunately within 10 minutes into second half Tivvy were reduced to 10 men after a strong tackle from Adam Wakley resulting in a straight red card. Five minutes later after a re-shuffle around of players we scored the third goal in the game, the ball was won in the midfield by Jones and knocked a good ball down the line for Dave O'conner to run onto, to put an excellent cross to Jessie Howe who neatly controlled the ball on his chest and was able to slot the ball home. Feniton 10 minutes later were awarded a penalty after apparently the ball had struck one of the Tivvy players on the hand, the penalty was converted to level the scores again. On a very wet and soggy pitch the 10 remaining Tivvy players put in a fantastic shift and created three further chances. The first attempt was by Howe a dipping curling shot well saved by the home goal keeper, the second was an individually crafted effort by Danny Bailey but only to his frustration hitting the side netting. In the last few minutes Tivvy where awarded a penalty after Richard Groom was fouled but unfortunately the home keeper made another good save from a low shot into the corner by Howe. The final score of the match was 2-2. Team: Wannell, Coombs, Ashford, Groom, Furness, Searle, Jones, Bradford, Tricker, Rapo and Oconner. Subs: Wakley(Searle), Howe(Tricker), Bailey(Rapo) subs not used: Goff & Kewley.
Apologies for no match report from last weeks home game against Newtown unfortunately I was away in London.
Another three picked up to stay top of the league at Chritsmas...
An important three points picked up today as we have no game for the next couple of weeks. The team started the match as we always try and do on the front foot setting at a high tempo, the first effort of the match was an excellent turn and shot by Keiran Rapo but unfortunately his shot hit the post. Then a powerful shot from Tom Tricker was tipped round the post by the away goalkeeper. The break through came after 15 minutes with an inch perfect cross by Rapo was met by the free scoring Dave O'Conner to head home. The team seemed to take their foot of the gas and the score remained the same up to half time. The second half we tried to raise the tempo again an after 20 minutes we scored our 2nd goal a fantastic individual left footed curling shot by the impressive Tricker, then within 5 minutes Rapo was brought down by the penalty area resulting in a spot kick which was neatly slotted home by the lively Rapo. Unfortunately, we were forced into making our first substitution as Daryl Kewley came of worse from a challenge with one of the Bow players resulting in a broken nose and black eye for the big centre half.
The game seemed to go very flat which helped Bow and within 10 minutes they had scored resulting from a penalty awarded after their center forward had been brought down.
Team: Wannel, Ashford, Kewley, Combes, Wakley, Jones, Furness, Passmore, Tricker, Rapo & O'Conner. Subs: Groom(Kewley), Searlea(Furness), Passmore(Howe) subs not used: Bradford & Goff.
Its been an excellent 5 months for the team as we have scored 60 goals and only conceded 7 in 13 matches, we have a two week break now before we start again away at Elmore on January the 3rd.
Just like to thank Luke Passmore for his efforts so far this season unfortunately for Tivvy he has decided to go travelling for a year, the team and management would like to wish him all the best and look forward to his return next year.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the Tiverton Town ressies....
5 Star performance.....
Having only played three minutes of football in the last four weeks and playing against a hard working disciplined opposition, I was extremely pleased with the way the team played and went about breaking down a stubborn Beer side.
Our first goal was scored by Jessie Howe as he received an inch perfect cross from Dave O'Conner to the far post. The second goal came along 10 minutes later and was a carbon copy of the first goal with O'Conner out pacing Beer's left back to cross to the far post with Howe arriving, to show some neat footwork to score his second goal.
Once again a good in-swinging cross was met by the hard working Adam Wakeley to who controlled the ball on his chest, and neatly converted his chance against his former club.
Our 4th and 5th goals were scored by the outstanding Richard Groom. Both scored within the six yard box.
A very pleasing result as we haven't got a fixture next week and it was important to try and maintain our momentum at the top of the table.
Tiverton would like to welcome new signing Russel Coombes to the club.
Team: Wannel, Ashford, Groom, Coombes, Wakeley, Oconner, Jones, Bradford, Passmore, Rapo, Howe, Subs: Kewley(Coombes) Tricker(Passmore) Furness(Ashford) Searle not used.
Good away day at Blustery Seaton.
A very windy and somewhat bumpy pitch, saw Tivvy get off to a decent start. Not the best conditions for football, but after an early change of shape Tivvy quickly raced into a 2 goal lead through a double from Jesse Howe. The third added not log after by Richard Groom with a swivel shot in the box after the ball landed at his feet at a corner, and was turned into the corner of the net. 3-0 up at half time, but with the wind now against us it was much harder to get out of our half. However two more good chances fell to Jesse to score his hat-trick, but unfortunately couldn't convert. John Wannel was rarely fully extended in goal, but when called upon made a few excellent one on one saves. Seaton did score after a free header from a free kick, and only by our own mistakes, or long balls pumped into the box seemed their best option for more. All in all a good team effort for another three points away from home, and it will be nice to get back to home turf next week.
Team: Wannell, Skinner(Wakeley), Goff, Groom, Furness, Tricker(Rapo), Jones, Bradford, Passmore, Howe(jagger-Caine), O'Connor.
Subs: Wakely, Weeks, Kewley, Rapo, Jagger-Caine.