Club Profile

Tipton Town

Ground

The club now known as Tipton Town originally formed in 1948 under the name of Ocker Hill United and played in the Wolverhampton and District Amateur League. In 1965, the club joined the West Midlands (Regional) League when it added a new Division One, which commenced play in 1967.

In order to become more closely linked with the town of Tipton and its residents, the club marked the occasion by changing its name to Tipton Town F.C.

The club’s first major success came in 1984 when both the Division One title and Divisional League Cup were won, leading to promotion to the Premier Division.
Tipton were relegated in 1991 but returned to the league’s top division seven years later.

After a few years nearer to the bottom of the table than the top, they finished third in 2003 and second the following year (being beaten to promotion by Malvern Town).

In the 2004/05 season they dominated the league, achieving promotion with four league games to spare and scoring over 100 goals. The same season saw Tipton achieve their best ever run in the FA Vase, reaching the fifth round. The 2005/06 season saw Tipton’s debut in the Midland Alliance.

The club has been able to enter the FA Cup since the 2006/07 season, reaching the first qualifying round in each of their first two seasons in the competition.

In the 2010/11 cup they have reached the first round proper for the first time after making it through six rounds of qualifying. They faced Carlisle United, a team six tiers above them in the English football league system, but went on to lose 6–0.

Tipton are now an established Midland Alliance side and have finished in 5th place on two occasions. The 2008/09 season saw Tipton record their highest ever points total, with 78 points from 42 games. Tipton were Walsall Senior Cup finalists but lost to Rushall Olympic.

During the close season of 2010/11, Chairman Bill Williams was sacked by the club’s committee following the news that he was being sentenced for fraud and later received a five and a half year jail term on June 7, 2011.

2013/14 Season, former Gornal Athletic and Dudley Town boss Ian Rowe – and a new chairman – Mat Danks guided the club to a mid table finish of eleventh and also to the final of the Polymac Cup which resulted with a runners-up spot following a one goal defeat against Quorn. Following the final, both Rowe and Danks left for pastures new.

The club wasted no time with the appointment of a new manager – former
Eastwood Town and Bedworth boss Nick Hawkins in May 2014. However, five weeks into the new season and following the club’s FA Cup win over Sporting Khalsa, the football club parted company with their recently appointed first team management. Director of football Mike Pitt, who was in charge of the clubs youth development, quickly put together a side with local home grown under 18 & U21’s players to represent their club in the MFL.

After a few weeks a new management team of Nicky Pugh and Wes Cox were put in place. Both had long established links with the club, however even after a lot of hard work and effort the club were unable to remain in the Midland Football League Premier division, finishing third from bottom and thus were relegated.

Pugh and Cox both resigned following the club’s relegation, and had soon appointed Paul Totney, former Smethwick Rangers boss, to take the helm of the 2015/16 season in the West Midlands (Regional) League Premier division. Unfortunately after Christmas, the club were informed that Paul Totney and his management staff had resigned and so Sunny Bains and Wes Cox were appointed as interim joint managers until the end of the 2015/16 season, where the club was relegated to Division 1 of the West Midlands (Regional) League.

Following the end of the 2015/16 season, the club immediately appointed Ian Guy and Wes Cox as joint managers, who were joined by Adam Colin and Neil Hesson as coaches. They lead the club to a successful fifth place finish and the club now looks forward to, hopefully, another successful season in the West Midlands (Regional) League Division 1 for the 2017/18 season.

Matches against Tipton Town

4
Played
1
Won
1
Drawn
2
Lost

Previous meetings

24 Oct 15 3:00 pm WMRL Premier Tipton Town v Willenhall Town 1 - 1
26 Mar 16 3:00 pm WMRL Premier Willenhall Town v Tipton Town 4 - 3
07 Oct 17 3:00 pm WMRL DIV1 Willenhall Town v Tipton Town 0 - 3
29 Sep 18 3:00 pm WMRL DIV1 Willenhall Town v Tipton Town 0 - 4