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The Newcomers - Cameo 4. Tiverton Town FC

4 months ago By David Hamlet

Tivvy finished 3rd in the South & West division, gaining promotion following a 2 - 0 win away to fancied Salisbury in front of 2,247 spectators

“It is 6 years since Tivvy played at level 3. Will they adapt? or will their long journey's take its toll?”

The Devon club play at Ladysmead (cap 3,500) - 164 miles from Arbour Park (Rebels longest journey of the season).
Website: www.tivertontownfc.com.
Club colours: yellow & black; change strip: white/black trim

Last season they were promoted from Southern South & West.
Record: P42 Home W15 D4 L2 Away W12 D3 L6 GF92 GA50 Pts 88 Pos:3rd
Best Victories: Home W 4-0 Yate Town: Away W 4-0 Barnstaple & Winchester
Heaviest Defeats: Home L 2-3 Swindon Supermarine: Away L 2-5 Slimbridge
Last season's average home attendance was 266 - highest gate 853 (Hereford); lowest gate 146 (Wimborne Town).

In last season's major cup competitions Tivvy were knocked out of the FA Cup in the Preliminary Round, losing 0-2 in a home replay by Taunton Town, following a 4-4 draw in Somerset. In the FA Trophy, they lost 0-1 at home to Wimborne Town in the 1st Round Qualifying

This season will see the first ever encounters between the clubs.

Tiverton Town have played in the Western League (1973/99) and the Southern League (from 1999)

Best ever showings:
LEAGUE: Southern Premier 2002/03, finishing 4th.
FA CUP: Tivvy have reached the 1st Round Proper on a number of occasions, the best being in 2002/03 when they lost 2 - 3 away to Crawley Town in a replay, following a 1 - 1 home draw.
FA TROPHY: 2011/12 losing a 5th round tie 1-2 at home against Worksop.
FA VASE: They were beaten finalists in 1992/3, losing 1-0 to Bridlington Town at Wembley; then they were the Vase winners in consecutive seasons - 1997/8 when beating Tow Low Town 1-0 and 1998/9, beating Bedlington Terriers 1-0.

Updated 10:50 - 19 Jun 2017 by David Hamlet

Where next?

The Newcomers - Cameo 5. Royston Town FC Southern Central champions, with a divisional equal-record 102 points. Crows will be playing at non-league level 3 for the first time in their history
Southern League Sponsors The Southern League will continue to be sponsored by EVO-STIK for at least another two seasons.

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