Matt Bye signs and makes debut
Tivvy completed the signing of 25-year-old Bideford skipper Matt Bye on Friday and he made his debut in the 1-0 defeat at AFC Totton. Bye started his career at Exeter City, winning a young player of the year award and has had two spells at Tivvy making 32 appearances in total scoring twice. He had a six-month spell in Belgium after leaving City and has also appeared for Truro City. He was appointed captain at Bideford during the summer and has played over 100 games for the Robins.
Bideford away on Tuesday evening
Owen Howe is clear to play at Bideford in the FA Cup replay, should he be selected. Ex-Tivvy striker Matt Wright is also able to play for the Robins. Adam Bilcock suffered a recurrence of his knee injury and will be missing, otherwise the squad will be the same. The winners of the tie will play Weymouth at the Wessex Stadium on Saturday 27th September. The Terras were reduced to nine men as they won 3-0 at Mangotsfield Utd.
Fa Cup - The Next Round
The winner of tomorrow evenings 1st rnd Qualifier replay will have an away tie against Weymouth on Saturday 27th September
Under-18's in FA Youth Cup action
Thursday evening sees Jason Rainey's Under 18 side in competitive action for the first time this season. They travel to Wells City for an FA youth Cup tie. The winners will be away to Hengrove Athletic. Next Thursday 18/9/14 they entertain local rivals Elmore in the Somerset Floodlit Youth League. Kick-off at Ladysmead will be 7.30pm
The shop will be open tomorrow and will have the new Joma home shirt on sale,adult sizes @ £35 as well as the new white Joma players polo shirts, adults £25. The shop now has new baseball caps as well priced at £6.50
Tiverton Town announce new Main Sponsor
Aston Manor Cider, the largest independent cider maker in the UK, is proud to announce its sponsorship of Tiverton Town FC as the new season kicks off.
The deal comprises of a five-figure sum to refurbish the infrastructure of the club, particularly the function suite, which is widely used by the community.
An additional annual amount has also been agreed with Aston Manor’s key brand, Kingstone Press, as the main sponsor of the club, with the logo to be featured on the players’ shirts.
Paul Clifford, site director at Tiverton for Aston Manor Cider commented: “We are delighted to be supporting Tiverton Town and to be helping develop the infrastructure of the club and assist in the modernisation of the club and the function suite.
“We’ve more than doubled the work-force at our Tiverton site since taking over, and feel very much a part of the community. We are very happy to be able to give something back.”
The club added: “We are delighted to have the support of Aston Manor Cider. Not only will this benefit the club, but also the local community as the function suite is used by lots of people in the surrounding areas.
“We’re looking forward to getting started with the refurbishments and fingers crossed to a successful season for the team!”
The Tiverton site is a key part of Aston Manor cider’s operations, having recently benefited from a three year investment programme in excess of £10 million which transformed production. It will also be benefitting from a further £5 million investment across the company’s production sites.
Aston Manor acquired the site in Tiverton in November 2009, at the time around 35-40 people were employed. The site now employs more than 85 people with further recruitment planned this side of Christmas due to increased production – which provide a complete additional packaging shift for the canning operation.
Tiverton Town play in the Southern League and South & West Division. The club celebrated its centenary last year.
Reserve team news
Another clean sheet....
The reserves went into Saturday's home fixture with Budleigh full of confidence after keeping clean sheets in the last three league games, and scoring a total of 11 goals. The game from the start was really a non event as the away team had no intention of showing any form of attack play, and only sat back and defended their goal. After 45 minutes of possession in the first half we managed to create double figures of goal opportunities but only managed to score three goals. The first two goals where scored by the head of Ben Ashford showing the rest of the lads how to score. The third was goal was finished off by Keiran Rapo after some good work by Tom Tricker. The second had the same feel to it as the first as Budleigh seemed to only try and keep the score down. Our fourth goal was a great turn and strike from Dave O'Conner. Richard Groom a second half substitute scored our 5th goal after a great bit of individual skill riding two strong tackles and smashing the ball home. A fantastic header from Luke Mortimer after a pin point cross from Dan Jones made it 6-0. An in-swinging corner from Luke Mortimer was met firmly from the busy Dave O'Conner making it 7-0. A delightful lob from Luke Mortimer and another headed goal from Richard Groom completed the scoring to make the final score 9-0.
The team: Wannell, Frazer, Ashford, Goff, Furness, Tricker, Jones, Bradford, Mortimer, Rapo, Oconner, Subs: Groom, Searle, Skinner, Townsend & Cane.
The reserves would like to thank Gordon & his staff for the pitch condition, making it a perfect surface for our team to play our passing game.
Back to back wins for the reserves...
Saturday we entertained a very hard working Topsham Town team. A very professional performance by the team which ended with a two goal victory a goal in each half scored by Dave O'Connor and Richard Groom.
Tuesday's home match against our local rivals Elmore, was an entertaining and fiercely challenged match. The first two goals in the game were scored by two ex-Elmore players, 1st one being an unstoppable powerful shot from just inside the 18 yard box by Luke Passmore, and the 2nd was from Kieran Rapo of his own making after chasing a back pass and having a 50/50 foot race with the goalkeeper to get to the ball first and win the challenge, resulting in the ball ending up in the net to make it 2-0 to Tiverton. Change of formation for us in the second half, to counter act their relentless long hopeful balls being played forward. Having a two goal lead we decided to "close up shop" and hit them on the break, which worked twice in the second half, first being John Bradford who went one on one with the goalkeeper, and neatly slotted it past the keeper to make it 3-0. Then good work by John Bradford breaking free again and squaring the ball across the edge of the box for Josh Serle to tap in, making our final score 4-0. Very pleasing to be able to change our system away from possession football to counter attacking football and being successful, the boys thoroughly deserve a pat on the back for their efforts.
The reserve team would like to give a big thank you to the club for our new yellow home kit and also our new polo shirts and tracksuits.
Good away win in the Devon Premier Cup....
The team continued from last week's game against Newtown, by scoring 5 goals in the first half. First goal coming from Kieran Rapo with a close range finish, Beer Alston equalized after Tiverton gave away a penalty. Second goal was scored by Dave O'Connor with a delicate lob over the goalkeeper, the third was 5 minutes later and was a close range header from Luke Mortimer. The fourth goal was a good move which resulted with Isaac Furness slotting the ball home. And Dave O'Connor scoring his second of the game making it 5-1 at half time.
Second half started with some strong fierce tackling from the home side, but two further goals created by Luke Mortimer and scored by Kieran Rapo, this making his tally five goals in the last two games.
Overall a very good team performance away from home, but we are looking forward to having three home games in a row in the coming weeks.
It's great to see the team scoring lots of goals, but that means the report is longer and more work for me to remember!
Team:- Wannel, Furness, Searle, Ashford, Groom, Mortimer, Passmore, Jones, Wakley, Rapo, O'Connor. Subs:- Kewley for Furness, Crook for Searle, Goff for Groom.
Good result after last week's disappointment...
A fantastic response from the team yesterday after the disappointment of last week when we lost 2-0 to Sidbury.
The first goal was scored in the first half by Jake Searle from inside the 6 yard box. The second half produced four further goals. John Bradford scoring after a one on one with the goalkeeper made it 2-0. Then two further goals were scored by Kieran Rapo, his first league goals scored since his move from Elmore. The scoring was completed by Luke Passmore with a powerful 30 yard shot, which made the final score 5-0.
This was an important result and gaining 3 points for the team as we don't have a league game next weekend, as we are playing away in the Devon Premier Cup.
With some separate news, we are delighted to have signed Scott Townsend and also that we have re-signed Darren Goff to the club for this season.
A brief roundup of pre-season and the start of the new season.
The team had a fantastic pre-season, being undefeated and playing some very attractive football, this was very pleasing to the management and coaching staff.
We have managed to keep the majority of last season's squad with the addition of four new players signing for the club.
We have won our first two league games, scoring 9 goals and conceding 2, but unfortunately last weekend against Sidbury we lost 2-0, this was our third game in seven days which might of taken it's toll on the players.
We are away at Newtown this weekend with the players looking to bounce back and get a good result.