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Mark’s Musings - Welcome Diversion

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Match Report v Pool AFC

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Match Pictures v Pool AFC

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Editor’s View - In 30+ Years, Well I Never!

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Knaresborough Town Res - Meet The Opposition

11

Wetherby Athletic - York 4 team review

13

Wetherby Athletic - Ladies team review

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Wetherby Athletic - York C team review

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On This Day - It’s just a bit of history repeating!

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It’s The End Of An Era! Mark Retires!

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MARK’S MUSINGS The Manager Speaks A week on and I am still seething about last Saturday’s game at Pool. In 18 years of coaching and managing I have never witnessed such an ending to a game. There will be no redress for us but everyone who was there supporting both sides will remember it for a very long time for all the wrong reasons. The lads played very well and should have put the game beyond Pool in the first half. We tired in the second half and they were stronger and pressed harder. We defended well and still looked dangerous on the break. The very least we deserved was a point but this season we have got nothing at all, maybe we used up all our good fortune last year. Onto the Knaresborough Town match and with the exception of Andy I’m at another wedding Graham we will be at full strength. Michael Recchia returns in goal

although i must say how impressed I was last week with 17 year old Robbie Whome, Arran Horton is back from his suspension and Matt Forster returns after breaking his hand in early November. We always have entertaining games with Knaresborough and I am sure this will be no different. Despite our lowly position I am enjoying the football at the moment. It’s not how I envisaged bowing out but the lads have been playing some good stuff and i am very

proud of all of them. It takes a lot of guts for 17 and 18 year olds to front up in this league but our young guns are giving it everything they have and deserve enormous credit. In our squad of 14 players last week there were 8 teenagers and John Tehrani at 22 found himself the third

oldest, crazy stuff! I hope they will all look back on the

v Brighouse Old Boys

experience gained this season as enormously beneficial.

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MATCH REVIEW Saturday 7th January 2017 Arthington Lane West Yorkshire Premier League “I feel robbed and angry.” was Mark Forster’s post match verdict as two highly contentious moments left Wetherby’s manager, fans and players alike all seething as Pool came from behind to record a very fortuitous win in this West Yorkshire Premier League clash! Joe Whiteley was the first to test Pool’s defence when he picked up Ryan Heptinstall’s forward pass and drifted past his marker. However, the defender recovered to put in a tackle that knocked the ball out of play. This signalled a series of corners and Wetherby nearly took the lead when Andy Graham’s looping header landed on top of the net.

Pool AFC

2

Wetherby Athletic

1

Wilson

Managing to keep the ball out of the onrushing custodian’s hands, he darted around the keeper and fired into an unguarded net. Pool had obviously had a talking to by their manager as they started the second half with a lot more zeal. An early corner, following a nice move down the right, saw the hosts drop the ball onto the roof of the net (an occurring theme!)

Whome showed a safe pair of hands as he leapt high to pluck a fierce drive out of the air, whilst down the other end; Bairstow jinked his way into the area, but could only find the keeper with a tame shot. Minutes Pool showed some nice touches to work the later, Whiteley brought a diving save out of ball into Wetherby’s half, but their progress the glovesman to keep his low shot out. was unfairly impeded. From the resultant There was a strong suspicion of offside in free-kick, former Pool player Graham the build up to Pool’s equaliser in the 78th towered above the striker to head the ball minute. Wining a tackle in midfield, Pool clear. slipped the ball into their striker’s path, who With 22 minutes on the clock, Wilson picked seemed to be standing a couple of feet up the ball after Kirk had won another ahead of Wetheby’s last defender. As the challenge in the centre of the park. Striding Tangerines appealed for the flag, Pool forward, the diminutive midfielder produced levelled matters from close range incensing an exquisite chip from distance that beat the the away contingent. keeper, but landed on top of the net! With two minutes of injury time played, Mr Heptinstall freed Milsom minutes later with a Phillips vocally signalled to both teams that good ball down the wing; however, as there was just 60 seconds left, despite calls before, Pool’s defence closed the space well to end the game, he let the match continue and forced the striker to run the ball out of and in the 96th minute, Pool forced the ball play. home, after a bout of pinball, from a corner to absolutely enrage and upset Wetherby With all the pressure that the Tangerines and rob them, at least, of a vital point. were exerting, it was no surprise when the opening goal finally arrived in the 44th Football can be a cruel mistress and one that minute. Heptinstall won his you often cause your own downfall with, but challenge and found Dorkings, who this was a harsh result to take! swung a pass towards Wilson.

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MATCH PHOTOS

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EDITOR’S NOTES Chairman

Angus Taylor Secretary

Claire Stubbs Wetherby Athletic Manager

Mark Forster Wetherby Athletic ‘York 4’ Team Manager

Chris Plews Wetherby Athletic ‘York C’ Team Manager

Matt Barnfather Wetherby Athletic Ladies Manager

Danny Redshaw Press Officer/Webmaster

Pete Arnett

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We started with such high hopes in 2017, only to be completely sent crashing by the worst refereeing display I have seen in 30+ years. I know that mistakes are part and parcel of the game and the men in black do have a very hard job to do, but an offside goal, six minutes of extra time played (when three were indicated) and multiple times overriding the linesman who was closer is extraordinary. Not to mention seven yellow cards when perhaps one was only worthy. I’ve also been told that there was a referee’s assessor present as well – I wonder what mark he wrote down! Of course, through all of this, it was a great display that the lads put in and we put the ball on the roof of the net twice and into the side netting twice, if only one of these had gone in as well as Josh Wilson’s goal then it would have been a lot different, I’m sure of it! However, these are the breaks and as I said in the match report – football is a cruel mistress! With Mark announcing his retirement at the end of the season, it goes without saying that I have enjoyed working alongside our gaffer immensely. I knew Mark in his Harrogate Town U17’s days and he built his team playing the right way and producing good football. It was very pleasing to see, when I came to Wetherby, that this philosophy had not been abandoned. I will always have very fond memories of last season with our fifth place finish and Cup win. Hopefully the current crop can emulate the cup win again for Mark as well as getting us to that important safety spot in the league! Only time will tell, starting today!


JOE WHITELEY v Pool AFC

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OUR VISITORS MEET KNARESBOROUGH TOWN RESERVES

Home v Away Wins

History Despite not having a concrete date of formation, it is known that there was a club bearing the name Knaresborough Football Club as early as 1900.

2016/17 League

History does show that they were competing in the York Football League and enjoying success as early as 1902 to 1905 when they won the title three times in a row! Wetherby (Home)

Recognised for being a quality team, Knaresborough were invited and accepted a place in the Northern League and for a couple of seasons played against the quality of York City and Scarborough. However, in 1913, the club was suspended from footballing action. Following World War I, Knaresborough returned to the York League and again had some terrific battles in their quest to win more titles. Problems again forced the resignation of the club in 1930, but in 1932 they returned under the name Knaresborough Town Football Club and soon after they won the quadruple with the league and three cups! Another fold occurred at the start of WWII (as did most clubs) but they soon signalled their comeback and played in either the West Yorkshire League or the Harrogate and District League. In 2008/09 they won the West Yorkshire League Premier Division Title to step up to their current league, the Northern Counties East League Division One. Their reserves team (who we face tonight) have also had their fair share of success with league titles and cups being won in equal measure.

Knaresborough (Away)

Home v Away Goals Scored

2016/17 League

Wetherby (home)

Knaresborough (away)

Goals Conceded Per Game

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Last season saw a late run of positive results guarantee their Premier League status as they finished just above the relegation zone by eight points. Wetherby Athletic

Knaresborough Town Res

To view their website, please click here.

Past Meetings So far in the Wetherby Athletic database, there are 16 recorded meetings between the two sides.

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06 Apr 2016

Wetherby Athletic

4

v

2

Knaresborough Town Res

03 Mar 2012

Knaresborough Town Res

2

v

1

Wetherby Athletic

29 Mar 2008

Wetherby Athletic

1

v

2

Knaresborough Town Res

30 Jan 1971

Knaresborough Town Res

4

v

4

Wetherby Athletic

29 Dec 1956

Wetherby Athletic

9

v

2

Knaresborough Town Res


WETHERBY ATHLETIC YORK 4 Following last weekend’s 5-1 defeat against Bramham, Chris Plews will be determined to see his side get back to winning ways this week, however in true Wetherby style, they will face a team that is riding high in the league. Visitor’s St Clements sit in third position so far, and have won quite a few games on their travels, but as well all know, if Chris can get the lads firing, there is not many defences that can withstand Wetherby’s firepower. Up to the festive break, it was a good time for Wetherby and they booked their place in the Barkston Ash FA BML Sports Cup with a good 3-1 win over Kippax FC Reserves (Anthony Walsh, Chris Plews and David Pawson (pictured right)). As we all know, if Chris’s team can go on to win this competition, it will be the fourth time in succession that we have won it. Unfortunately at time of writing these notes, there was no date allocated for the final to take place on. As ever, we will get it to you as quickly as we know it! The next few weeks promise to have some interesting games for the York 4 side with matches against leaders Bubwith White Swan (A - 21st Jan) and the return match against fellow former Harrogate & District Premier League side Bramham! Pos

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

1

Bubwith White S

11

9

0

2

45

22

23

27

2

Malt Shovel FC

10

8

0

3

55

26

29

24

3

St Clements

13

7

2

4

43

24

19

23

4

Huntington FC

12

6

3

3

33

16

17

21

5

Wetherby Athletic

10

6

2

2

32

19

13

20

Sat 21st January

6

Bramham FC

10

6

0

4

34

25

9

18

v Bubwith White Swan (A)

7

Pollington FC

10

5

2

3

38

29

9

14*

8

Swinton AFC

14

3

3

8

16

47

-31

12

9

LNER Builders

11

2

1

8

14

33

-19

7

10

Wheldrake

13

1

2

10

16

55

-39

5

11

AFC Crayke

10

1

1

8

12

43

-31

1*

*Points deducted

Sat 14th January

v St Clements (H) Kick Off 2pm

Kick Off 2pm

#WeAreAthletic

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MAN OF THE MATCH

Pool AFC “We were doing so well. The first half we were quality and playing some great football. We feel absolutely gutted by what happened and can’t believe it. The lads are so upset and angry. To have come away with just a point would have been harsh, but to leave with none is unbelievable. We are so angry about it, but we go again next week and see what we can do to make it right!” 12


WETHERBY ATHLETIC LADIES It’s been a very disjointed time for the Ladies side, but one that will hopefully settle down after this Sunday when they appear, on paper at least, to have three league matches to play. The first one sees them travel to Leeds to take on Republica International Womens FC and it should be a great game as both teams are next to each other in the league. The middle of the three games takes place at The Ings on the 22nd Jan as the Ladies welcome bottom placed Hebden Royd United. At the moment, Hebden haven’t won a game, but the Ladies won’t be taking that for granted as they search for the three points. The last match of January is the toughie as league leaders Farsley Celtic Reserves come to The Ings. At the time of writing this, Farsley have won all their away games so far, but Wetherby will be hoping to stop that particular record! The league table itself is looking quite a mess with several teams all being deducted points for failure to raise teams/complete fixtures. It is always a shame to see this happen and there is now quite a discrepancy in the points totals for teams. So in essence it appears to be a four horse race (five if Republica go on a decent run.) Oh the joys of football!

Pos

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

1

Farsley Reserves

11

8

0

3

42

13

29

24

Sun 15th January

2

Tingley Athletic

10

7

2

1

51

10

41

23

V Republica Internationale (A)

3

Yorkshire Amateur

9

7

2

0

28

6

22

23

Kick Off 2pm

4

Wetherby Athletic

10

3

4

3

36

25

11

13

Sun 22nd January

5

Republica Inter

10

3

0

7

22

25

-3

9

V Hebden Royd FC Ladies (H)

6

Brighouse Town

8

4

1

3

23

13

10

7*

7

Tyersal

6

1

1

4

15

28

-13

1*

8

Bradford City A

4

0

0

4

4

20

-16

-9*

9

Hebden Royd

8

0

0

8

2

83

-81

-9*

Kick Off 2pm

* Adjustment made.

#WeAreAthletic

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SEASON MATRIX Date

Opposition

H/A Comp

GF GA

1

2

3

4

5

01 Aug 16 Aberford Albion

H

Mit Cup

1

7

Hardisty

Reaney

Kirk

Graham

Buckley

13 Aug

Ilkley Town

H

League

0

1

Webster

Garside

Kirk

Forster.M

Buckley

17 Aug

Sherburn White Rose

H

League

1

2

Webster

Garside

Kirk

Graham

Buckley

20 Aug

Shelley FC

H

League

1

1

Webster

Garside

Kirk

Graham

Buckley

24 Aug

Pool AFC

H

League

0

2

Webster

Garside

Kirk

Tehrani

Clement

27 Aug

Hunslet Club

A

League

1

1

Webster

Robinson

Kirk

Clement

Cameron

31 Aug

Leeds City

A

League

1

2

Green

Ryan

Heptinstall

Graham

Bowles

03 Sep

Horbury Town

A

League

1

5

Green

Forster.M

Kirk

Clement

Graham

10 Sep

Carlton Athletic

A

League

0

6

Webster

Garside

Kirk

Clement

Buckley

17 Sep

Monk Fryston

H

Ch Cup

10

0

Webster

Landau 2

Kirk

Horton 1

Buckley

24 Sep

Brighouse Old Boys

H

League

1

4

Webster

Landau

Whiteley

Tehrani

Buckley

01 Oct

AFC Crossleys

A

WRCCC

3

1

Webster

Howe

Forster, M

Forster.J

Clement

08 Oct

Headingley AFC

H

League

0

6

Webster

Reaney

Kirk

Clement

Forster.M

15 Oct

Tadcaster Magnets

H

Ch Cup

7

1

Webster

Reaney

Kirk

Buckley

Bowles

22 Oct

Beeston St Anthony’s

H

League

3

2

Webster

Reaney

Kirk

Buckley

Graham

29 Oct

Oxenhope Recreation

A

League

4

3

Webster

Reaney

Creamer

Buckley

Graham 1

05 Nov

Campion Reserves

N

WRCCC

1

2

Webster

Reaney

Kirk

Buckley

Clement

12 Nov

Leeds City

H

League

1

3

Webster

Reaney

Kirk

Buckley

Graham

19 Nov

Church Fenton WR

A

Ch Cup

5

4

Webster

Reaney

Kirk

Graham

Buckley

26 Nov

Robin Hood Athletic

A

League

0

3

Webster

Reaney

Kirk

Graham

Buckley

03 Dec

Ilkley Town

A

League

0

1

Recchia

Reaney

Heptinstall

Forster

Graham

10 Dec

Baildon Trinity Ath

H

WYLC

8

1

Recchia

Reaney

Heptinstall

Graham

Forster

17 Dec

Shelley FC

A

League

0

3

Paul

Reaney

Kirk

Graham

Buckley

07 Jan 17 Pool AFC

A

League

1

2

Whome

Garside

Heptinstall

Forster

Buckley

14 Jan

Knaresborough Town

H

League

21 Jan

Swillington Saints Wel

A

Ch Cup

28 Jan

Field AFC

H

League

Wetherby Athletic Social Events. With the Quiz Night behind us, we are hoping to announce, very soon, a whole raft of new Social Events. These will include a Race Night and other Quiz Nights, which we are sure will be a success. Please keep an eye out on our website and social media feed for updates.

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Key - Mit Cup = Mitre Cup / Ch Cup = Challenge Cup / WRCCC = West Riding County Challenge Cup /


WETHERBY ATHLETIC 6

7

8

Jackson

Wilson

Tehrani Tehrani

9

10

11

Sub 1

Sub 2

Sub 3

Stevenson 1 Whiteley

Metcalfe

Clarke

Heptinstall (3)

Wilson

Whiteley

Stevenson

Metcalfe

Hadley

Wilson

White

Whiteley

Metcalfe

Dorkings 1

White (9)

Frost (3)

Straker (10)

Straker (10)

Clement (9)

Tehrani

Forster.M

Etherington

Whiteley

Dorkings 1

Forster.J (8)

Wilson

Straker (8)

Landau (6)

Buckley

White

Whiteley

Clarke

Tehrani

Landau 1

Forster.M

Whiteley

Howe

Wilson

Graham (5)

Forster.J (10)

Clarke

Wilson

Ward (11)

Tehrani

Dorkings 1

Whiteley

Buckley

Horton 1

Tehrani

Horton

Clarke

Woodley

Wilson (8)

White (3)

Clarke

Dorkings

Whiteley

Wilson (11)

Ibrahim (10)

Horton

White

Graham

Whiteley 1

Landau

Wilson

Ibrahim

Woodley

Whiteley (2)

Stevenson

Clarke 1

Wilson 3

Dorkings

Ibrahim 2 (8)

Tehrani (11)

Forster Graham

Dorkings

Horton

Ibrahim

Clarke 1

Wilson

Clift (4)

Ogundsaisi (9)

Dorkings 2

Whiteley

Woodley

Clarke 1

Wilson

Dorkings

Whiteley

Stevenson

Forster.J

Horton

Wilson

Clarke (5)

Ceesay (7)

Dorkings 3

Whiteley

Stevenson

Forster.J

Horton 1

Wilson 2

Etherington (9)

Plews (6)

Forster.J

Dorkings

Horton 3

Clarke

McGahan

Wilson

Etherington (9)

Gibson (10)

Forster.J

Whiteley 1

Clement

Horton 1

McGahan

Wilson

Tehrani (9)

Clarke (10)

Forster.J

Dorkings 1

Landau

Horton

Clarke

Wilson

McGahan (10)

Stevenson (8)

Dorkings

Whiteley

Forster

Horton

McGahan

Wilson

Tehrani 1 (8)

Clarke (7)

Whiteley 1

Dorkings 1

Tehrani

Horton 1

McGahan 2

Wilson

Forster (8)

Milsom (11)

Whiteley

Wilson

Tehrani

Forster

Horton

Milsom

Garside (2)

Etherington (8)

Garside

Dorkings

Horton

Whiteley

Etherington

Wilson

Garside 1

Dorkings 2

Whiteley 1

Tehrani

Horton 1

McGahan 2

Milsom 1 (2)

Wilson (9)

Garside

Wilson

Forster

Whiteley

Horton

McGahan

Tehrani (7)

Milsom (11)

Graham

Kirk

Wilson 1

Whiteley

Milsom

Dorkings

Tehrani (4)

McGahan (10)

Woodley (9)

Edwards 1 (7)

Landau (9)

George (11)

Bairstow (8)

Veterans To Play Boroughbridge FC It’s been a case of mixed fortunes in the Veterans league for Wetherby Athletic. They suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat against Ilkley Town vets last weekend, but prior to that had gained two 5-2 wins over both Boroughbridge FC Vets and Barwick Vets to leave themselves in 5th place in the league. This coming Sunday sees them take to the pitch at The CNG Stadium to face Kirkby Malzeard AFC at 4pm. Please come down and support the team as they look to move into fourth place in the league.

WYLC = West Yorkshire League Cup (x) = number sub replaced / Scorers in bold

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WETHERBY ATHLETIC YORK C It’s been almost two months since Matt Barnfather (pictured

right) has managed to lead his team onto a football pitch to play a game, so hopefully his side will be ready and raring to tackle Civil Service Reserves on Saturday. Before this match, Wetherby have gone three matches

without a win, but three points at the weekend would see them bounce straight back up the table. With the festive period well and truly over, Wetherby embark on a good amount of football with games against Fulford FC Reserves, Malt Shovel Reserves and Rufforth United Reserves all in the immediate future. It’s been a tough half season for Wetherby so far, they have acquitted themselves well and with regular football on the horizon, it gives the lads a great chance to climb back up the

WETHERBY ATHLETIC table and be challenging for promotion at the endFC of the AWARD NIGHT season.

Pos

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

1

Poppleton United

11

9

2

0

52

12

40

29

2

York Railway Inst

12

8

2

2

51

29

22

26

3

Wilberfoss

9

5

1

3

39

31

8

16

4

Civil Service

10

5

0

5

27

23

4

15

Kick Off 2pm

5

Selby Olympia

9

5

0

4

30

31

-1

15

Sat 21st January

6

Malt Shovel

11

5

0

6

31

38

-7

15

V Fulford FC Reserves (H)

7

Wetherby Athletic

10

4

1

5

28

30

-2

13

Kick Off 2pm

8

Heworth Green

6

3

1

2

12

8

4

10

9

4

1

4

24

28

4

10*

9

Rufforth United

10

Cliffe

8

1

0

7

13

37

-24

3

11

Fulford FC Res

11

0

0

11

16

56

-40

-3

*Points deducted

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Sat 14th January V Civil Service Reserves (A)

#WeAreAthletic


HOLLY FOWLER v Tyersal FC Ladies

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HISTORY REPEATING J.Gascoigne, W.Gray, K.Shaw, L.Hudson, B.Smith and K.Thirkell.

11th January 1969 Winding the clock twelve years, we watched as Beckwithshaw beat us 2-1 in the Harrogate & District Premier League. Our strike came from Dave Jolley and apart from Jolley, the report mentioned Mal Auton, Les Abbott and John Sammons as participants.

16th January 1971 14th January 1950 This date saw us lose the second of back to back meetings with Boroughbridge AFC. As with the first game, the Bridge managed to beat us 4-2 with our goals coming from Geoff Smith and William Gray. The team that took to the pitch that day was not recorded in the local paper, apart from the goalscorers!

12th January 1952 It was a better result for us a few years later when we defeated Ripon City at their ground 2-1 in the Harrogate & District League Division 1. Our goalscorers were Jack Etherington and Ken Thirkell. Not for the first time, the local paper didn’t name the team, so unfortunately we have no record of who played.

12th January 1957 Fast forward five years and we were celebrating winning the Harrogate & District League Charity Cup when we overcame Albion Rovers 2-1 at Tadcaster Magnets ground. Our goalscorer with a brace that day was Brian Smith and the team was N.Howell, R.Deighton, M.Waterhouse, F.Curran, A.Gray,

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A couple of years later we played Boroughbridge AFC again in the Harrogate & District Premier League and lost a very close game 1-0 . The team that day was: L.Stoker, K.Campbell, E.Broom, D. Jolley, G.Gittus, P.Clarke, R.Eason, L.Abbott, P.Lawson, P.Trower and D.Hick.

12th January 2008 Coming more into the modern time, we played and drew 2-2 against Wyke Wanderers in the West Yorkshire Premier League. Unfortunately I don’t have a list of either goalscorers or team to be able to print.

10th January 2015 With no football being played during this week last season because of the floods, we have to go back another year to get our final match played this week. Brighouse Old Boys were the visitors to The Ings and they left empty handed in this West Yorkshire Premier League match as Joe Barden scored the only goal of the game. The team that played was: S.Moore, M.Forster, J.Abbott, Joe Barden, D.Clement, R.Wood, J.Hadley, J.Emmett, E.Murau, Josh Barden, D. Creamer, B.Stevenson, C.Yates and D.Coates.


PLAYER APPS League Apps

League Goals

Cup Games

Cup Goals

Season Apps

Season Goals

Yellow Cards

Red Cards

Total Apps

Total Goals

Mike Recchia

1

0

1

0

2

0

0

0

2

0

James Webster

12

0

5

0

17

0

1

0

17

0

Jake Reaney

7

0

5

0

12

0

0

0

12

0

Josh Kirk

13

0

5

0

18

0

0

0

18

0

Andy Graham

12

1

5

0

17

1

0

0

26

3

Josh Buckley

13

0

5

0

18

0

2

0

88

3

Ryan Heptinstall

3

0

2

0

5

0

0

0

12

0

Philip Milsom

3

0

2

1

5

1

0

0

5

1

Josh Wilson

17

1

7

5

24

6

1

0

43

11

Bobby Stevenson

2

0

4

1

6

1

0

0

48

4

Joe Whiteley

16

1

6

3

22

4

1

0

56

9

Richard Metcalfe

2

0

1

0

3

0

0

0

3

0

Warren Clarke

9

1

4

2

13

3

0

0

13

3

Dave Clement

6

0

3

0

9

0

1

0

21

0

Sam Straker

3

0

0

0

3

0

0

0

14

1

Josh Forster

10

0

5

0

15

0

0

0

23

0

Joe Garside

9

0

1

1

10

1

0

0

10

1

Ross White

5

0

0

0

5

0

0

0

5

0

Joe Dorkings

10

3

6

9

16

12

1

0

16

12

Matty Forster

6

0

1

0

7

0

0

0

85

3

John Tehrani

13

1

3

0

16

1

2

1

16

1

Declan Howe

1

0

1

0

2

0

0

0

2

0

Dom Creamer

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

29

8

Max Landau

5

1

2

2

7

3

0

0

7

3

Alex Bairstow

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

1

0

Robert Etherington

4

0

1

0

5

0

0

0

5

0

Arran Horton

11

5

5

4

16

9

5

0

16

9

Robbie Whome

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

1

0

Germayne Woodley

3

0

1

0

4

0

0

0

4

0

Jadey Ibrahim

3

0

1

2

4

2

0

0

4

2

Jack McGahan

5

0

3

4

8

4

1

0

8

4

Name

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PLAYER SPONSORSHIP All players in any of our four adult teams may be sponsored. James WEBSTER

Sponsored by:

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Matt FORSTER

Joe GARSIDE

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Ryan HEPTINSTALL

Josh KIRK

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Josh BUCKLEY

Andrew GRAHAM

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Dave CLEMENT

Arran HORTON

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Sam STRAKER

John TEHRANI

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Ross WHITE

Josh WILSON

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Rob ETHERINGTON

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Mike RECCHIA

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Joe WHITELEY

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WETHERBY ATHLETIC First team players shown in programme however. Bobby STEVENSON

Warren CLARKE

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Jadey IBRAHIM

Max LANDAU

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Jack MCGAHAN

Joe DORKINGS

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A PLAYER

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MARK FORSTER

MANAGEMENT

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AVAILABLE PLAYER SPONSORSHIP (see website for details of contact)

For just £25.00 per player, your will receive: • Your company logo (artwork to be provided by sponsor) or name and a clickable link back to your website from your chosen player’s profile page. • Your logo (artwork to be provided by sponsor) or name on your chosen player’s headshot that is used on our social media channels or any website/programme stories that we run on our website with a clickable link (where possible) back to your website. • A photo with your chosen player (optional) • Your logo (artwork to be provided by sponsor) or name with a clickable link back to your website, on the sponsor page of our online programme (First Team Only). • Your logo (artwork to be provided by sponsor) or name with a clickable link back to your website, on the sponsor section of our website.

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Junior football done the right way educational and fun!

Wetherby Athletic Juniors Coaching Philosophy To provide age appropriate coaching enabling players to develop technically, physically, psychologically and socially as described in the FA’s four corners model. To create a fun and friendly atmosphere in which players grow a love for the game. To provide opportunities for players to experience competitive play in a safe and supportive environment. To promote fair play and team work. To give extensive positive reinforcement and constructive feedback. To encourages players to try new skills and demonstrate that making mistakes is not to be feared but an opportunity to learn. To build confidence and self-esteem by rewarding effort and ability. To be a model of appropriate behaviour.

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JUNIOR SECTION

For boys and girls aged 6 to 18

Wetherby Athletic Juniors - the friendly club Please visit their website at: www.wetherbyathleticjfc.co.uk

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THE END OF AN ERA On the 10th January, Wetherby Athletic FC broke the news that Manager of four years Mark Forster was to retire from the club and the game as a whole at the end of this season. During his tenue, we have seen success in the Barkston Ash FA Challenge Cup and may even repeat that feat again this season! As well as this, Mark guided the team to our highest ever finish in the Premier League when we ended the last campaign in a magnificent fifth place. Although the team aren’t going to be able to match that achievement this season, we have still seen some excellent football with the emphasis on giving youth a chance and Mark’s philosophy of playing the game the right way. In the aftermath of his decision to stand down, Press Officer Pete Arnett caught up with Mark, here is what the gaffer had to say: (PA) You have decided that this will be your last season with Wetherby Athletic, can you tell us why you have made this decision? (MF) There's not one real reason that I could give you to be honest. I've been doing it a long time and I guess it’s just the right time to step away now, no matter how much I enjoy Saturday afternoons and time spent with the lads.

(PA) What has been your best memory of being with the club? (MF) I have had a great time over the last four years and have enjoyed pretty much all of it. We have been very fortunate in having such a fantastic bunch of players throughout my time and they have been a pleasure to spend time with and have made everything worthwhile.

(PA) When you first started, what were your goals and do you think you have achieved these? (MF) Simon Weaver (Manager at Harrogate Town FC) and Angus Taylor persuaded me to come to Wetherby and initially we had a very young side that struggled to gain any traction in the league. It was a very tough first season but we managed to stay up and were able to build on that through the next two seasons improving each year culminating in finishing 5th and

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winning the District Cup last season. In many ways we find ourselves back to year one again this season with a very young side and struggling again. It's going to be very hard but we will give it everything to stay in this league. Looking at the four year tenure I am pretty pleased with what we have achieved. This is a very good league as is proved in our league rep side winning the national step 7 inter league cup last season. We have competed well and always tried to play the game in the right spirit and with some style. (PA) Do you have any ideas of who you would like to replace you and how are you and Angus going to go about getting your replacement ready to take over? (MF) I would like someone to come in who will continue the tradition here of blooding young players and trying to play good football in the right spirit. I have a couple of people I will be speaking to about the vacancy but we will invite applications early in the New Year. Ideally we would like to have someone come in and work alongside me for the last few months of the season, get to know the players and be ready to hit the ground running the next season no matter which league we find ourselves in. We have a very good nucleus of young players at the club and are by some distance the youngest side in the league. The new coach will have to harness that youth and enthusiasm whilst bringing in one or two new players.

(PA) What will you miss most about Wetherby Athletic? (MF) I will no doubt still come and watch some games but I will miss the match day buzz and being with the lads trying to get the win. We have had a great bunch of lads at Wetherby that it has been a pleasure to spend time with, I will miss them. I've made some lifelong friends at Wetherby and have enjoyed my time at the club. Good luck Fozzie on your well earned retirement from all of us at the club you certainly deserve it!

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WEST YORKSHIRE PREMIER LEAGUE ROUND-UP Last weekend saw the league restart after it’s festive break and it was surprising that only eight teams out of the sixteen were in action. However, those four games still managed to provide fifteen goals and a few surprises. The biggest shock was today’s visitors losing 2-1 at home to Oxenhope Recreation. Of course this result did us no favours as it means that Oxenhope now have a eight point gap over us. Another surprising result was Ilkley’s 3-1 win over Headingley. Headingley went in the lead through Lewis Keating after just three minutes but an own goal added to by strikes from Adam Fowler and Aidan Mower saw Ilkley stay in the all important safe from relegation spot with 18 points. The only other match saw five goals scored as Field AFC overcame the challenge of Shelley FC 3-2. It’s been a strange season for Field so far as they were expected to push for promotion but haven’t really managed to put together a really good run. However with Carlton notching up 14 straight wins, it will take a brave man to bet against them winning the title!

LEADING LEAGUE GOALSCORERS

Here is an update of the top seven West Yorkshire Premier League Goalscorers. Pos

Name

Team

Goals

1

Scott Hargreaves

Carlton Athletic

15

2

Reece Fennell

Carlton Athletic

14

3

Ashley Austin

Headingley

13

4

Luke Playford

Horbury Town

12

5

James Finlayson

Robin Hood Athletic

11

6

Danny Middleton

Sherburn White Rose

11

7

Andrew Payne

Carlton Athletic

9

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DIRECTORY Below is a directory of all the teams in the West Yorkshire Premier Division.

Beeston St Anthony’s -

Brighouse Old Boys Carlton Athletic Field AFC -

Headingley Horbury Town Hunslet Club Ilkley Town Knaresborough Town Leeds City Oxenhope Recreation Pool AFC Robin Hood Athletic Shelley FC Sherburn White Rose Wetherby Athletic -

SPONSORS Wetherby Athletic are very proud to have such a great partnership with all our sponsors. We thank them greatly for all their support throughout this season and past/future ones. Should you wish to sponsor Wetherby Athletic FC, we have plenty of opportunities for you/your business to get involved. Please see our website under the Information/Sponsorship Opportunities tab.

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WEBSITE

To keep up-to-date with all things Tangerine! News

Match reports Match pictures Loft Hatches | Access Panels | The Panel People

Interviews

www.wetherbyathletic.com Don’t forget you can down load the Wetherby Athletic app to your phone or tablet - always keep up-to-date on the move! See the website for more details (under the Information/App tab)

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LEAGUE TABLE Pos

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

1

Carlton Athletic

14 14

0

0

67

13

54

42

2

Leeds City

14

8

3

3

39

21

18

27

3

Beeston St Anthony’s

12

9

0

3

37

23

14

27

4

Field AFC

13

8

2

3

26

18

8

26

5

Sherburn White Rose

14

8

1

5

36

24

12

25

6

Pool AFC

15

7

4

4

32

22

10

25

7

Shelley FC

16

7

3

6

30

28

2

24

8

Knaresborough Town

18

7

2

9

34

35

-1

23

9

Robin Hood Athletic

15

7

2

6

28

29

-1

23

10

Headingley

17

7

1

9

31

42

-11

22

11

Hunslet Club

15

6

3

6

33

34

-1

21

12

Horbury Town

15

5

3

7

31

36

-5

18

13

Ilkley Town

17

6

0

11

20

29

-9

18

14

Oxenhope Recreation

17

5

1

11

26

50

-24

16

15

Brighouse Old Boys

17

2

3

12

25

59

-34

9

16

Wetherby Athletic

17

2

2

13

15

47

-32

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FIXTURES Beeston St. Anthony’s

v

Sherburn White Rose

Field AFC

v

Carlton Athletic

Headingley

v

Robin Hood Athletic

Horbury Town

v

Brighouse Old Boys

Hunslet Club

v

Ilkley Town

Leeds City

v

Shelley FC

Oxenhope Recreation

v

Pool AFC

Wetherby Athletic

v

Knaresborough Town Reserves

All matches have a Kick-Off time of 2pm.

10 Wetherby Athletic v Knaresborough Town Reserves  

Wetherby Athletic take on Knaresborough Town Reserves in the West Yorkshire Premier League.

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