Warren Patmore Statement.
From the end of this current season I will be resigning from my position as Tiverton Town Reserves manager.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everybody at the club, from Pete Buxton, the Chairman, directors, players, staff, volunteers and supporters for the time I have spent there.
It has been a fantastic four years for me working for the club running the Reserve team, and progressing with a group of players through the years that have grown within the club.
I believe that in my time as manager, I have fulfilled the remit given to me by the club, to come on board and take the team as high up the leagues as possible, and make this a strong and successful club. I believe we have achieved this, and managed to win between one & two trophies per season along the way, and have also had two back to back title winning promotion’s the last two seasons, and a runner’s up position the first season I was at the club, and have probably progressed the team through the leagues quicker than expected.
After a poor start to the new campaign in the South West Peninsula Premier Division this season, losing 5 of our first 7 league games, we made changes to the team and strengthened the squad, and from then onwards we have only lost two league games in the last 23 matches. With this current form, if we had stayed together as a squad and been given the opportunity, I’m sure we would have been competing next season for a top three finish and some more silverware.
I have also taken a great deal of satisfaction working with some of the younger players who were at the club when I arrived, developing them into very talented footballers who should be playing at a higher standard of football. I always believe its right to try and play an entertaining passing style of football, and hopefully this has come through on the pitch and entertained the supporters who have turned up to support the team.
I have made my decision based on a couple of internal club reasons, and to not have the opportunity to progress upward as a manager within Tiverton Town, as Martyn is doing a great job with the first team this season, and they are doing well, my chances of being able to step up are limited.
I would like to wish the club every success for the rest of the season and going forward in the future.