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
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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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