Joyce, Sean

Birth Date

15th February 1967





Biographical Text

Joyce played one game on loan at Exeter City against Northampton Town, in November 1986, after he had been signed on loan from Doncaster Rovers.

Joyce had been an apprentice at Doncaster until September 1986, when signing a full contract, and played in 41 league games, scoring two goals.

After leaving St James’ Park, and returning to Doncaster, he later made the move to Torquay United in August 1988 where he played 158 league matches and scored 15 goals. He also played in the Torquay side that reached Wembley in the Sherpa Van Trophy against Bolton Wanders and again in the 1991 play off final win over Blackpool.

The Torbay area has been his base ever since moving to Plainmoor, and on leaving Torquay United he linked up with Elmore. He later played for Taunton Town, but in April 1998 signed for Bideford

He became player-manager at Bideford in November 1998 although a knee injury put and end to his playing career. Joyce has become a very successful manager with Bideford, taking the club from success to success during his sixteen years as club manager, gaining Promotion to the Southern League South West Division one and then up to the Southern League Premier.




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