It wasn’t to be for our Yorkshire teams in the Toolstation NCEL Premier Division teams this year.
FA Vase heroes Cleethorpes were by far the best team in the Division and deservedly won the league. That doesn’t mean it hasn’t been a great year for Yorkshire though.
There has been fantastic campaigns for Athersley Rec, Thackley, Pickering Town, Bridlington Town and Liversedge – some of those teams were expected to struggle.
Non League Yorkshire’s 2016/17 Yorkshire Toolstation NCEL Premier Division team of the year (3-4-3)
Pickering Town goalkeeper Toby Wells
Toby Wells (Pickering Town)
Pickering Town captain Niall Tilsley
Niall Tilsley (Pickering Town
Liversedge captain Tom Jackson (left)
Tom Jackson (Liversedge)
Handsworth’s Connor Smythe
Connor Smythe (Handsworth Parramore)
Pickering Town midfielder Nick Thompson
Nick Thompson (Pickering Town)
Thackley captain Paddy McGuire in action
Paddy McGuire (Thackley)
Pickering’s Eddy Birch
Eddy Birch (Pickering Town)
Hemsworth left-winger Richard Collier also starred for Glasshoughton at the start of the season
Richard Collier (Hemsworth Miners Welfare)
Handsworth Parramore striker Aaron Moxam
Aaron Moxam (Handsworth Parramore)
Bridlington Town striker Joel Sutton
Joel Sutton (Bridlington Town)
Athersley’s key man Kai Hancock in battle with Garforth’s Ryan Donoghue
Kai Hancock (Athersley Rec)
Jon Froggatt (Handsworth Parramore), James Hitchcock (Bridlington Town), Brett Agnew (Bridlington Town), George Bissett (Pickering Town), Craig Bentham (Thackley).