TIVVY ARCHIVE

The unofficial archives of Tiverton Town Football Club


Brian Sharples

Bradford-born centre-half who played in the Football League for Birmingham City and Exeter City. In 1965 he made history when he became Birmingham's first ever Football League substitute in a match against Preston North End, and during his three years at Exeter he played alongside a number of future Tivvy players including John Mitten and Alan Banks. Having retired from the full-time game in 1971 he was appointed manager of Tiverton for the club's inaugural season in the Western League in 1973 and stayed at the helm for 18 months, helping guide the club through what was a difficult transition into more competitive football.



Manager stats
  P W D L F A Win % GF/G GA/G PPG
League 45 8 12 25 47 95 17.78 1.04 2.11 0.80
Cup 6 2 0 4 14 9 33.33 2.33 1.50 1.00
Friendly 1 0 0 1 0 7 0.00 0.00 7.00 0.00
Total (competitive matches only) 51 10 12 29 61 104 19.61 1.20 2.04 0.82

There are 52 matches on record

Date Ven Comp Opponent Res Goalscorers Att Media
1973/1974
Sat25/08/1973AWLBridport
2-3
Terry Butt
John Vanstone
Tue28/08/1973HWLTaunton Town
1-2
John Vanstone
Sat01/09/1973HWLWeston-super-Mare
1-0
Unknown
Wed05/09/1973AWLDawlish
1-3
John Vanstone
Sat08/09/1973AWLWelton Rovers
1-2
Mike Southcott
Wed12/09/1973HWLDawlish
1-2
John Vanstone
Sat15/09/1973HWLWelton Rovers
1-2
John Vanstone
Sat22/09/1973HDPCSidmouth Town
10-0
John Vanstone 4
Alan Broomfield 2
Rod Stone
Mike Southcott
Mike Howe
Nick Seatherton
Sat29/09/1973HWLBridgwater Town
0-3
 
Sat06/10/1973HDPCGreyhound
2-1
Terry Butt 2
Sat13/10/1973AWLAshtonians United
0-1
 
Sat20/10/1973HWLAshtonians United
2-2
John Vanstone
Terry Butt
Sun21/10/1973ASWCCTruro City
1-2
Mike Southcott
Sat27/10/1973ADPCWilland Rovers
1-3
Mike Southcott
Sat03/11/1973HWLAvon Bradford
4-1
John Vanstone 2
Rod Stone
Roger Lanscelles
Sat10/11/1973AWLKeynsham Town
2-3
John Vanstone
Roger Lanscelles
Sun18/11/1973HWLSt Lukes College
2-0
Ken Freeman
Mike Southcott
Sat24/11/1973HWLExmouth Town
1-1
John Vanstone
Sat01/12/1973AWLExeter City Reserves
0-0
 
Sat08/12/1973AWLBridgwater Town
1-4
Ken Freeman
Sat15/12/1973HWLExeter City Reserves
0-2
 
Wed26/12/1973AWLBarnstaple Town
1-7
Terry Butt
Sat29/12/1973AWLExmouth Town
2-2
Terry Butt
John Vanstone
Tue01/01/1974HWLBarnstaple Town
1-1
Mike Howe
Sat02/02/1974AWLFrome Town
1-1
John Vanstone
Sat23/02/1974HWLMangotsfield United
0-2
 
Sat02/03/1974AWLMangotsfield United
2-0
Graham Spurway
Roger Lanscelles
Sat09/03/1974HWLFrome Town
0-2
 
Sat16/03/1974AWLAvon Bradford
1-1
John Vanstone
Sat23/03/1974HWLKeynsham Town
1-2
Dave Broom
Sat30/03/1974AWLWeston-super-Mare
3-2
Dave Broom 2
Graham Mustard
Sat06/04/1974HWLGlastonbury
0-2
 
Sat13/04/1974AWLGlastonbury
1-1
Graham Mustard
Mon15/04/1974HWLDevizes Town
0-3
 
Sat20/04/1974AWLCBridport
0-1
 
Tue23/04/1974AWLTaunton Town
0-6
 
Sat27/04/1974AWLChippenham Town
1-1
Graham Mustard
Mon29/04/1974AWLSt Lukes College
1-1
Graham Mustard
Sun05/05/1974AWLDevizes Town
2-2
Dave Broom
Unknown
Sat11/05/1974HWLChippenham Town
2-0
John Vanstone 2
Mon13/05/1974HWLBridport
3-0
John Vanstone
Dave Broom
Rod Stone
Tue14/05/1974HHCExeter City Reserves
0-7
 
1974/1975
Sat17/08/1974HWLFalmouth Town
2-2
Graham Mustard
Own Goal
Sat24/08/1974AWLBridgwater Town
1-6
Brent Howard
Tue27/08/1974HWLTaunton Town
0-3
 
Sat31/08/1974HWLFrome Town
2-1
Brent Howard 2
Tue03/09/1974HWLDawlish
0-3
 
Sat07/09/1974AWLFalmouth Town
0-5
 
Tue10/09/1974AWLDawlish
0-1
 
Sat14/09/1974HWLPaulton Rovers
0-6
 
Sat21/09/1974ADPCFriernhay
0-2
 
Sat28/09/1974AWLMelksham Town
0-1
 
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