Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Table (upto and inc Feb 16th 2009)

Team ............................P .......W.... D....L.... F.... A.... GD.... Pts
Moortown Merlins ..........12....... 8.... 1 ....3 ....47...31 ....16 ......25
Angel FC .......................12.......7.... 4 ....1 ....44 ..28 ....16 .....25
Otley Town .....................9 ......8.....0 .....1 ....41 ..14 ....27...... 24
Ilkley Dynamo ...............12....... 6 ....1 ... 5.....37 ...33 .....4 ......19
Milford ..........................10 .......3 ....4 ....3 .....19 ..17..... 2 .......13
Wheatley Ilkley ..............12 ......3 ....2.... 7 ....24 ...35 ......-11.... 11
Otley Wharfeside ..........11 ........3 ....1.... 7 ...19 ...40..... -21.... 10
Yeadon Veterans ...........9 ........2 ....1..... 6.... 21.. 36... ..-15 ......7
Horsforth Rangers A .....11 .......1 .....2..... 8 ...10 ...28 .....-18 .....5

Monday, 16 February 2009

Who said romance isn't dead?

Resident Chinaman Danny Bott took his wife out on Saturday night and treat her to a McDonalds and Wetherspoons. Passions obviously got the better of them as Danny was no-where to be seen Sunday morning helping extend Wheatley's unbeaten run!

Ben Cater back from injury

The Wheatley were delighted to welcome back Ben Cater back to the squad after suffering an horrendous injury whilst playing for the Troggs back in December.

Turnbull shows off his big tool

Centre-half Turnbull and his big tool.

Manager delighted with Wheatley unbeaten run

Manager Sparky is delighted with the Wheatley's unbeaten run throughout February. He was quoted as saying, "I am f%*king well 'appy with our f%*king unbeaten run throughout f%*king February."

Wheatley Manager Sparky at a recent press conference.

Foz's fooked finger

Below is a pic of Foz's finger from Sunday's game... all of Wheatley wish him a speedy recovery.

Match Report - vs Horsforth Rangers A (15th Feb 2009)

Wheatley's unbeaten run continues

Unbeaten in the last two, the Wheatley were starting to show the form of a team full of confidence and Sunday’s encounter confirmed this. Chris Quaife stole the show as the Wheatley dominated the game running out comfortable winners. It was Quaife’s second that will take the headlines. A cross form the by-line found the Wheatley centre midfield on the edge of the box, who released a rasping 20 yard left footed volley beating the outstretched Horsforth keeper. Quaife, who was overjoyed with his second goal of the morning, had put the Wheatley ahead twenty five minutes in when a tucked a lose ball past the keeper at close range.

A delayed kick off had seen a bright start from both side with nice touches with intricate passing moves. Horsforth looked like they had the potential to cause central defenders Turnbull and Hibbert problems, however their bright start failed to materialise into a potent threat. With both sides using the width well it was Quaife who capitalised on a loose ball in the box, shimmying nicely from right to left and placing the ball past the static keeper. Horsforth never really recovered from the blow failing to test the Wheatley back four. Eric Banna’s new role at right back ended abruptly as he had to depart with two dislocated finger. Al Hey came off the bench making his first appearance in two due to a calf strain.

With fifteen minutes til the interval Quaife was on hand to double the Wheatley’s lead. His sublime finish had a touch of class about it matching his performance in the centre. Along with partner Andy Wheeler, the two dominated the middle of the park mopping up the lose ball. Wheeler’s touches were particularly impressive with some lovely turns in the centre allowing him time and space to spread the play. He also came close to notching in the second period with a pile driver that rattled the cross bar. Wheeler’s thirty yard effort dipped over the keeper only to rebound off the frame. His effort would have certainly eclipsed that of Quaife’s in the first half.

Cockcroft looked sharp upfront playing off the last man. He had a low shot which was vitally blocked. His ability to role off the last man meant he caused havoc all morning. A second half turn left him one on one with the Horsforth keeper who stayed big to deny the Wheatley front man. Arundel and Emmott hugged the touchlines all game providing the Wheatley with some real options and quality. Danny Bott could only look on as he was suspended. Dave Healy returned from a lengthy injury with his usual trickery and consistency. At full back he was rarely tested.

The Wheatley were able to impose themselves on the game passing the ball around with conviction and a swagger at times. They limited Horsforth to one shot on target which keeper Kroon was equal to. He got a strong hand to forceful shot from inside the box.

Quaife’s performance and two goals rightfully earned him man of the match. Powell’s men, who haven’t conceded a goal in 180 minutes, march on with another home tie next week.

Match Report by Kroony

Thursday, 5 February 2009

Table (up to Mon 2nd Feb 2009)

Moortown Merlins -------------12 -----------------------25
Angel FC ------------------------11----------------------- 22
Otley Town----------------------- 8 ------------------------21
Dynamo --------------------------11----------------------- 19
Milford ----------------------------10 -----------------------13
Otley Wharfeside --------------10 -----------------------10
The Mighty Wheatley ---------11 ------------------------8
Yeadon Vets --------------------9 --------------------------7
Horsforth Rangers ------------10------------------------- 5

E X C L U S I V E !

Allen Hey in use of right foot shocker!

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Martin Foster is...

... The Hulk!

Wheatley unveil new signing...

The Wheatley are proud to announce the official signing of Adam 'Le Saux' Emmott on deadline day. Welcome aboard the good ship Wheatley mate!

Monday, 2 February 2009

Action Shots vs Milford

Below are some great pictures taken by aka my brother in law Mick Jarvis - cheers Mick!

Guppy with his 'lightening pace'! (Disclaimer - before anyone sues me under the Trade Descriptions Act, they were Mick's words not mine!)

Everybody's kung-fu fighting! Thou shalt NOT score!

Use your pace Wheels!

The Wheatley Midfield treat the spectators to an improptu version of the Time Warp!

Ricky Boy

The Kroon Dog after pulling off a great save!


Nice flick Cocky!

Thats your last warning sunshine!

Match Report - vs Milford (1st February 2009)

Deadlock as Wheatley extend unbeaten run

The 0-0 scoreline does not tell the story of this tight encounter. It was end-to-end at times with the second half being played at a frantic pace as both sides searched for a winner. Neither sides failed to capitalise on opportunities in front of goal with the Wheatley spurning the better of the chances.

Wheatley striker Eric Bana pushed his second half one-on-one despairingly wide. Rick Arundel’s determined run down the left and crisp pass slid Bana through on goal, only to see his effort slide wide of the post. Danny Bott’s first half effort also sailed harmlessly over. The Leeds Met student did everything right taking down Chris Quaife’s 35-yard pin point ball with a deft touch only to hammer his shot high over the bar from ten yards out. Wheatley manager Powell could only look on as his side kept wasting glorious chances and positions in front of goal.

Milford however, weren’t lacking in idea’s either. An unmarked header from an early corner really should have tested Wheatley keeper Kroon. And it was Andy Wheeler who came to the Wheatley’s rescue in the second half. Milford’s striker nipped the ball past the on rushing Kroon who could only watch as Wheeler made a heroic vital last ditch clearance off the line under pressure when a goal seemed inevitable.

A Milford goal would have certainly been harsh on The Wheatley. Milford’s only other clear opportunity came half way through the second period as a poor clearance saw the ball drop to the Milford right winger who’s blasted effort from 8yards was turned onto the bar by the reactive outstretched foot of Kroon. Quaife was on hand to throw his body in the way of the richochet which was goal bound. Milford’s central midfielders Dawson and Dougy battled hard in the middle of the park and winger Chris Normington looked bright tormenting substitute right back Rhodes. Normington was as guilty as the Wheatley of getting into great positions but not producing a final ball or testing the keeper.

Both Wheatley’s wingers Bott and Cockcroft caused Milford fullbacks problems all morning. And each winger, strikers Arundel, Wood and, second half substitute Bana will be disappointed not to hit the target more often, not capitalising on great positions in the final third. Wheeler and Quaife fought brilliantly in the middle mopping up the second ball as well as spreading the play, linking well with their two wide men. The Wheatley back four impressed again, with Hibbert’s excellent last ditch challenge to deny Milford striker a clear run through on goal in the first period being the highlight. Central defence partner Turnbull was as reliable as ever winning everything in the air.

The Wheatley following were pleased to see right back Keithy successfully complete 90 minutes after tearing a hamstring back in November. Also the prospect of seeing more from new boy Adam Emmott at left back will delight most. His confidence and composure on the ball left manger Powell impressed with regular left back Healey still sidelined.

The manager will be left ruing missed chances and also with the headache of possible up and coming suspensions. Bott received another caution after wrestling Milford’s Normington to the ground. Quaife got off with yellow after a dreadful challenge on the edge of the box. Powell couldn’t have asked more from his men who won their individual battles all over the pitch doing everything apart from finding the back of the net. Powell will feel his side should have won what was a close encounter.

Match report by The Kroon Dog