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17 June 2014

We take a quick look at Tiverton Town


FIXTURE:Tiverton Town v Port Vale

DATE:Saturday 26th July

KICK OFF:3.00pm




July – the first time they have played there since 2007, when a brace from Luke Rodgers and a strike from Akpo Sodje saw Vale win 3-0 – a scoreline that flattered the Valiants a little, it has to be said.thVale return to Ladysmead to face Tiverton Town on Saturday 26

Tiverton, who are currently members of the Southern Football League South & West Division, were formed back in 1913 and play their home games at Ladysmead. Opened in 1946, the ground has a capacity of 3,500, of which 520 is seated.

As Tiverton Athletic, the club played its home games at the Athletic Ground, now known as Amory Park. The ground boasted a huge wooden pavilion with a seated veranda, which was quite extravagant for a non-league club in the 1910s.

In 1921, Athletic were effectively evicted from their ground and moved to a local rugby pitch, Elm Field (aka "The Elms"), with the reformed rugby club taking their place at their old ground. The Elms housed a wooden 150-seat stand on one side, with grass banks behind the goals being the only other spectator zones.

The Elms was virtually destroyed during World War II, meaning the club had to move, eventually relocating to Ladysmead. The club's record attendance of 3,000 came in the FA Cup first round, against Leyton Orient on 12 November 1994.


Exit the M5 at Junction 27. Head towards Tiverton on the A361 dual carriageway travelling for about seven miles. Ignore the first junction for A396 Tiverton and Bickleigh (Gornhay Cross) and keep going (this is important) a little further until you reach a large roundabout. Turn left at the roundabout take first exit (A3126) for the Town Centre and Castle, continue along that road for about 400 yards crossing a new roundabout, passing a college, and our youth sections field on the left and Tiverton Rugby Club on right until you meet a mini roundabout. You will notice the Exe Valley Leisure Centre on your left. Go straight across (first exit) the mini roundabout. You will see Ladysmead to your right. Go along that road for about 200 yards and turn right into Ladysmead.


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