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FA UPDATE ! Following submissions from the league club members, the FA’s Alliance & League Committee will now consider the information provided before determining a proposed way forward. The full update can be read by clicking on the link below: https://t.co/vwWPfHhNO1?amp=1

Player News

PLAYER NEWS ! We can announce the news that striker Alex Fletcher has joined Bath City. for an undisclosed fee. We thank Alex for all his efforts during his time with us and we wish him all the best for the future. #COYY #WeAreTiverton

Monthly Lotto

Here’s the results from this months draw, congratulations to the winners 1st: £300 - Max Fournier 2nd: £80 - Pete Thompson 3rd: £45 - Laurence Richards 4th: Golf day - Ian Townsend 5th: Case of Beer - Laura Fisher Please contact the club via email at jayrichdevon24@gmail.com to arrange collecting your prizes and if anyone would like to join then contact us at the same address. You need to be in it to win it !

Monthly Lotto

The draw for December has taken place and we congratulate the winners, who are listed below. 1st Prize £301 John Fournier 2nd Prize £86 Julie Long 3rd Prize £43 Jamie Gibson 4th Prize Golf day Sandra Paramore 5th Prize Tribute Beer Jay Hopkins 6th Prize Belgian Chocolates Jackie Gibson 7th Prize Signed Ball Ian Kernick 8th Prize Red Wine Ian Moorcroft 9th Prize White Wine Laura Fisher 10th Prize Biscuits Suzie & Bryan Williams Please contact the club via email at jayrichdevon24@gmail.com to arrange collecting your prizes and if anyone would like to join then contact us at the same address. You need to be in it to win it !

December Lotto

The draw for December will take place on Sunday 27th December at 10am and will be broadcast live over on our official Facebook page with TEN prizes up for grabs. 1st prize £301 2nd prize £86 3rd prize £43 4th prize Golf day for 4 5th prize Crate of Tribute 6th prize Large box of Belgian Chocolates 7th prize Signed Tiverton Town Football 8th prize Bottle of red wine 9th prize Bottle of white wine 10th prize Box of quality biscuits Best of luck to everyone involved !

CLUB AGM

Notice Is hereby given for the arrangements of the Annual General Meeting for Tiverton Town Association Football Recreation & Social Club. Due to the ongoing Covid Restrictions the date for this AGM is later than we would normally expect. In addition, the date planned may have to be changed if Government restrictions dictate so. It is also impossible to distribute an Agenda or the previous years paperwork. These will be available on the night, but if you would like to have a copy before hand then please contact the club to make an appointment so these can be made available for you to collect. Date: 21st January 2021 Time: 7.00pm Election of Officers within the Club Chairman Treasurer Club Secretary Football Secretary If you would like to be considered for nomination to one of these positions. Then please write to the club detailing the position that you would like to apply for, together with any relevant details that would support your application. All nominations should be received by no later than 7th January 2021. Any other correspondence in regard to this AGM should be addressed to the Club Secretary and be received by no later than 7th January 2021. No other matters received after this date will be discussed. We welcome all interested people to attend our AGM, but voting rights are strictly limited to current Members of the club

December Monthly Lotto

We have a bumper 10 prizes for this months lotto draw, the date for which will be announced on our various social media pages in due course. We have the usual 3 cash prizes, the golf day for four people and a case of beer. In addition this month there will be a bottle of red wine, a bottle of white wine, a large box of Belgian chocolates, a football signed by the first team and a large box of luxury biscuits. New entrants must join by the 19th December to be included in this draw. Each person can enter as many times as they like, each entry costs £10. To join you simply need to email the following details to jayrichdevon24@gmail.com Full name, Home address, Contact phone number and Email address. Once this has been received you will get your allocated number and the bank details for you to pay your fees. You need to be in it to win it !

Exmouth Town 2-6 Tiverton Town

Five weeks on from their last outing, the least said about which the better and with no clear idea as to when the 2020/21 season will be allowed to resume, the Yellows returned to the fray and made the short trip south to Southern Road, the home of Exmouth Town FC, for a friendly to maintain some levels of match and individual fitness on a bitterly cold afternoon. New signing Austen Booth made his first appearance since joining from Buckland Athletic and Harvey Paul, who has recently returned to the UK from a football scholarship in the USA, was given 45 minutes. For fear of sounding too cliche, a game of two halves was served up. The Yellows dished out five strokes of the cane in the opening forty-five and to quote a home supporter, “this could be double figures” (minus the expletives) and but for some wayward shooting and several outstanding saves from the hosts keeper Rob Powell, the afore mentioned gentleman would have been correct. To their credit thought the hosts steadied the ship and were full value for their second half win as they scored twice before the Yellows added their sixth. Jared Lewington opened the scoring in the Yellows first attack of the afternoon, his deflected shot wrong-footed Powell after two minutes and Dan Hayfield doubled the lead 10 minutes later, stroking home a Lewington cross. The Premier South top scorer Alex Fletcher added the third and fifth goals, heading home Dan Hayfield crosses on both occasions, either side of Jordan Lam tapping home from a matter of inches from a Fletcher cross. Mike Humphries drilled home a shot from the edge of the area on the hour to give the scoreline some respectability and Aaron Denny fired home from the penalty spot seven minutes from the end of time before Chris Shephard completed the scoring five minutes later with a crisp, left foot shot that beat Powell at his near post. Tiverton Town: Lewis Williams (Jack Pepperell 80), Kyle Egan (Billy Craske 60), Craig Woodman, Austen Booth, Michael Peck, Neil Martin (Harvey Paul 45), Jordan Lam (Jordan Bastin 45), Dan Hayfield, Jared Lewington, Alex Fletcher, Andy Watkins (Chris Shephard 45). Goals: Jared Lewington 2 Dan Hayfield 12 Alex Fletcher 25, 42 Jordan Lam 39 Chris Shephard 88. Attendance: 132.

Salisbury 6-0 Tiverton Town

The highs and lows of football can be summed up perfectly by the Yellows last two outings. Seven days ago we were eulogising over them as they purred to a 5-0 win over Walton Casuals in the league only for that, and this match for that matter, to be quickly banished to the memories and the history books. As performances go, with having to play 85 minutes with only ten men no sooner after the match had started, was about as good as it could be but they never looked like contenders from that moment on and three goals in each half from the hosts sealed the Yellows fate. Once Louis Morrison was shown red for kicking out after he and Lewis Benson had become entangled, it was always going to be an uphill struggle and even more so when the resulting free kick was delivered into the box by Benson for Charlie Kennedy to head Salisbury in front and with just twelve minutes on the clock the Yellows found themselves two down when Antonio Diaz found himself with a simple tap in after a cross from the right had found him in all sorts of space. An early change for the Yellows came in the form of Jordan Bastin coming on for Jared Lewington but still the chances just didn’t come and but for a couple of great saves from Lewis Williams the hosts could have been over the hills and far away before the interval as the Yellows were struggling to get any foothold in the game and just before half time another nail was put into Tiverton’s coffin as Charlie Kennedy rose highest to head home his second of the afternoon from another Benson delivery. Any hopes of a second half comeback were quickly put to bed when Dom Jefferies curled a beauty into Williams net to make it four and the Yellows were still yet to register a shot on target and a quick Salisbury break five minutes later from a Yellows corner lead to Harry Baker ghosting around Williams and tapping into the unguarded net as the horror show continued. It took until nearly 70 minutes had registered on the clock for Tivvy to have their first meaningful opportunity when a Billy Craske cross from the right was nearly put into his own net by a Salisbury defender and moments later Peck played in Bastin but his shot lacked the necessary power and direction and went straight into the grateful hands of former Yellows stopper Alexis Andre jr and 14 minutes from time the Yellows misery was complete when substitute Warren Bentley curled home the Whites sixth with the help of the crossbar to send Tiverton crashing out of the FA Trophy at the first hurdle. Tiverton Town: Lewis Williams, Kyle Egan, Craig Woodman, Aaron Dawson, Michael Peck, Neil Martin, Andy Watkins (Cheick Diabate 55), Dan Hayfield, Jared Lewington (Jordan Bastin 18), Alex Fletcher (Billy Craske 55), Louis Morison. Attendance: 519.

Tiverton Town 5-0 Walton Casuals

There are never any easy games and guaranteed wins at this level of football. Try telling the Yellows that at the moment though. Certainly with regard to their league form at the Ian Moorcroft Stadium anyway, after having now won four out of four whilst scoring sixteen and conceding just two and the confidence with which they play their free-flowing, attacking football at the moment is a joy to behold and from a supporters perspective, long may it continue. In all honesty the Yellows could and probably should have bettered their biggest win of the season so far but will more than likely be happy with equalling it as the latest three points came courtesy of an Alex Fletcher brace, either side of goals from Louis Morison, Man of the Match Dan Hayfield and Jared Lewington and to make early matters worse, the Casuals were forced to play over an hour with just ten men as Nathaniel Oseni was sent for an early shower. Having said all that Walton Casuals started brightly and created the first opportunity of the afternoon, Hayden-Smith shooting from the edge of the area but his effort went high and wide over Williams crossbar before the Yellows quickly found their momentum and from that moment on, it really was one way traffic. A run from Bastin down the left was ended abruptly following a late challenge and the resulting free-kick led to Fletcher being tugged down in the box leaving the referee no choice but to point to the spot and the striker smashed his penalty into the top corner. The Yellows continued to pour forwards and the creative midfield was key to the second goal as Shephard played in Louis Morison who neatly curled home with the help of the far post for his third goal of the season before chances fell to both Dan Hayfield and Jared Lewington but two fine individual saves from Fanshawe kept the game interesting. Well, it was up until just before the half hour mark when a late clumsy challenge on Bastin gave the referee little option than to show Oseni his second yellow of the afternoon and the mandatory red that follows. Like the weather in Devon, the afternoon now looked bleak for the visitors but The Stags did well in keeping the score at 2-0 until the half-time whistle. The visitors got the second half underway but the Yellows continued their forward forages and on the hour mark, somehow Fletcher didn’t add his second as Kyle Egan delivered a pin point cross only for Fletcher to head just wide but moments later, after Lam had been upended, Man of the Match Dan Hayfield curled his free kick around the corner of the wall and in the bottom corner to almost certainly secure three points. Walton weren’t done though and Williams was required to be at his best to deny Akers as he cut inside and his shot was pushed away for a corner. The resulting corner led to some ‘panic pinball football’ in the box but the Stags failed to capitalise and the Yellows eventually cleared. The tie was firmly put to bed when Alex Fletcher played in Lewington who neatly placed the ball in the net leaving the away defenders and bench alike perplexed as no offside given before the afternoon finished how it started with Fletcher ramming home his second of the day and his ninth of the season for an emphatic win which keeps the Yellows top of the Southern Premier League heading in to an FA Trophy tie at Salisbury next weekend before the Yellows host second placed Poole Town on the following Wednesday. Tiverton Town: Lewis Williams, Kyle Egan, Craig Woodman, Louis Morison (Aaron Dawson 70), Michael Peck (Cheick Diabate 70), Neil Martin, Jordan Bastin, DAN HAYFIELD, Jared Lewington, Alex Fletcher, Chris Shephard (Jordan Lam 32). Goals: Alex Fletcher 8, 86 Louis Morison 17 Dan Hayfield 62 Jared Lewington 82. Attendance: 264.

CLUB NEWS

CLUB NEWS ! We are pleased to announce that we have introduced a reduced rate for entry to the Ian Moorcroft Stadium for season ticket holders at Plymouth Argyle FC, Torquay United FC and Exeter City FC as well as Supporters Trust members from Exeter City. A standard adult price of £12 will be reduced to £7 upon production of your season ticket from the clubs listed above for all first team home league matches. We understand that you may have not received your season tickets from your respective clubs but we can and will accept email confirmation as a proof of purchase. We look forward to welcoming you all to the Ian Moorcroft Stadium soon. #COYY #WeAreTiverton

Tiverton Town 3-1 Farnborough

Mention it quietly but there is definitely a feeling around the Ian Moorcroft Stadium that this season has the potential to go somewhere. Of course, this early in, it would be foolish to get overly carried away with the start the Yellows have made but impressive performances are exactly that and the fifth win from the first six matches was all but done and dusted by the interval as goals from Louis Morison, Alex Fletcher and Chris Shephard had done enough damage, to ensure the Yellows got back to winning ways after last weeks` one-nil defeat at Dorchester, long before Farnborough grabbed a second half stoppage time consolation through Courtney Fearn. The Yellows stuck to the same starting XI that had come unstuck at the Avenue Stadium seven days earlier although they were forced into an early change as hamstring-stricken Andy Watkins lasted not much more than half an hour, while the visitors welcomed back Michael Elias-Fernandes, who had joined on loan from Colchester United until January, into their ranks. It would become quickly apparent though that there would be no repeat of the banana-skin, top versus bottom sort of slip up as there had been last time out as the Yellows quickly settled and started playing the sort of football that has become the Yellows trademark of late and deservedly took the lead after just twelve minutes. Jordan Bastin swung a corner in from the right and as Farnborough defenders decided to leave it to each other to clear the lines, Louis Morison took full advantage of the generosity and poked home his second for the club with the help of the underside of the crossbar. Provider for the first almost turned scorer for the second but Bastin was denied by a smart save from Liam Beach in the Farnborough goal and the rebound bounced agonisingly away from Watkins just two minutes before the Yellows did double their lead on seventeen minutes as Alex Fletcher headed home a Kyle Egan delivery for his sixth league goal of the campaign in six matches. Meanwhile at the other end, Lewis Williams, it would be fair to say, had not been overly troubled thus far but two impressive saves to deny Elias-Fernandes, the second with the help of the crossbar meant that the visitors, despite their early season struggles, were more than there just to make up the numbers but fell further behind four minutes before the interval as Chris Shephard tapped home his first in the league from a deflected Alex Fletcher cross and only a super save from Beach in first half stoppage time kept out a Jared Lewington header, who had come on in place of the hamstring-stricken Andy Watkins. Whether the Yellows took their foot off the gas in the second half, who knows, but their second half showing didn’t quite live up to the first, that said though Beach produced a couple of great saves to keep out Alex Fletcher, but Farnborough definitely upped their game and passed up a couple of decent opportunities to make inroads into the Yellows lead, substitute Louie Paget drew another great save from Williams and Lewington cleared a Brad Pearce header off his own goal line and by the time they did finally register, as `Boro captain Courtney Fearn rammed home from close range in the first minute of stoppage time, the match and the result was done.

Tiverton Town: Lewis Williams, Kyle Egan, Craig Woodman, Louis Morison, Michael Peck, Neil Martin (Jordan Lam 65), Andy Watkins (Jared Lewington 36), DAN HAYFIELD, Jordan Bastin, Alex Fletcher, Chris Shephard (Cheick Diabate 75).

Goals: Louis Morison 12, Alex Fletcher 17, Chris Shephard 41.

Attendance: 267.

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