Get Savvy About Tavvy

ARGYLE play Tavistock on Tuesday night in the second of the Pilgrims' pre-season friendlies of 2016-17. Time to learn more about our opponents...

TAVISTOCK AFC play in the South West Peninsula League Premier Division, Step 6 in the National League System, the tenth tier of the English pyramid system. Last season, they finished third in the 20-team division, 12 points behind champions Bodmin Town.

HOME for Tavistock is Langsford Park, Crowndale Road, Tavistock, Devon PL19 8JR. The ground’s capacity is 2,000 with a stand for 200 people.

TUESDAY’S match kicks off at 7.30pm.

THE club was formed on September 8, 1888, the year of that the Devon County FA was founded, when sportsman and businessman Herbert Spencer summoned “interested persons to assemble at the Guildhall.”

TICKET prices are: adult, pitchside £8, grandstand £10; concession, pitchside £5, grandstand: £7; under 12s free (with adult).

TAVISTOCK’S nicknames are ‘the Lambs’ or ‘the Tavy’.

TAVISTOCK play in white, black and red, which means that Argyle will wear their new 2016-17 PUMA home kit for the first time.

IN 2009-10, Langsford Park was voted the best ground in the Carlsberg South West Peninsula Premier League by other clubs in the division.

THE distance from Home Park to Langsford Park is 13.8 miles and the journey by car should take 30 minutes. The nearest train station to the ground is Gunnislake, approximately 3.9 miles away.
TAVISTOCK’S most famous ex-player is Mike Trebilcock, the second black footballer to score in an FA Cup final. He netted twice for Everton in a 3-2 win against Sheffield Wednesday. After leaving Tavistock, Mike played for Argyle, Everton, Portsmouth, Torquay, Weymouth and Western Suburbs in Australia.

OTHER past Pilgrims to have played for Tavistock include: Paul Adcock, Doug Baird, Marcus Crocker, Eric Davis, Neil Langman and Bill Shortt. 

ARGYLE last played Tavistock in a pre-season friendly on July 15, 2014, when they won 5-1 with goals from Aaron Bentley, Carl McHugh, Matt Lecointe, Jason Banton and Nathan Thomas. 

TUESDAY'S game will be the tenth time the two teams have met since 1994, when Argyle won 3-1 with two goals from Craig Skinner and another from Danny O'Hagan. Danny played against Argyle in their first game this pre-season, for St Blazey. 

FORMER Argyle apprentice, and now Argyle Community Trust Development Officer, Lewis Coombes is on the books of Tavistock.

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