Non League Yorkshire Team of the Decade

It has taken some deliberation, but we have finally have a Non League Yorkshire Team of the Decade, as well as manager.

The Team is made up of players who we believe have consistently excelled in the Northern Premier League and Northern Counties East League whilst playing for Yorkshire clubs between 2010 and 2019.

Team of the Decade 

Manager: Craig Elliott (Glasshoughton Welfare, Ossett Town, Shaw Lane AFC. Now in charge of Boston United)

Craig Elliott performed miracles at Glasshoughton Welfare and Ossett Town before winning three promotions with Shaw Lane and one Sheffield Senior Cup. He also took them to the FA Cup First Round proper.

Goalkeeper 

Tom Taylor (Farsley Celtic, Ossett Town, Brighouse Town, Scarborough Athletic)

Scarborough Athletic goalkeeper Tom Taylor

Right Back 

Andy Milne (Ossett Town, Scarborough Athletic, Tadcaster Albion)

Tadcaster Albion defender Andy Milne

Centre Backs

Paddy Miller (Yorkshire Amateur, Scarborough Athletic, Farsley Celtic, Tadcaster Albion)

Now retired defender Paddy Miller played for a handful of clubs during the decade, but had great success. Outside of Yorkshire he had one great season at Hyde United

Ryan Qualter (Tadcaster Albion, Ossett Town, Bradford Park Avenue, Shaw Lane)

Ryan Qualter was captain for a number of his clubs

Left Back

Ryan Serrant (Farsley Celtic, Shaw Lane, Yorkshire Amateur)

Ryan Serrant served Farsley Celtic with distinction for almost ten years before spells with Shaw Lane and his current side Shaw Lane

Midfielders 

Harrison Biggins (Stocksbridge Park Steels)

Harrison Biggins now plays for Fleetwood Town in the Football League. Picture: Peter Revitt

Nash Connolly (Shaw Lane, Hemsworth Miners Welfare)

Hemsworth Miners Welfare attacker Nash Connolly

Ross Daly (Thackley, Bradford Park Avenue, Farsley Celtic, Scarborough Athletic, Yorkshire Amateur)

Yorkshire Amateur midfielder Ross Daly and Yorkshire Amateur. Picture: Matthew Appleby

Strikers 

James Walshaw (Farsley Celtic, Shaw Lane, Scarborough Athletic)

James Walshaw scored 50 goals for Farsley Celtic during the 2016/17 season

Adam Priestley (Garforth Town, Farsley Celtic, Ossett Albion, Ossett United, Yorkshire Amateur)

Adam Priestley has played lots of times for Gibraltar during the decade, playing against various top International players

Ash Flynn (Emley, Frickley Athletic, Shaw Lane, Yorkshire Amateur)

Ash Flynn has scored over 300 goals in seven years, including 73 in one season for Emley under Darren Hepworth

Subs: Brett Souter (Shaw Lane, Ossett Albion, Ossett United), Harry Viggars (Hemsworth Miners Welfare), Paul Walker (Garforth Town, Bradford Park Avenue, Farsley Celtic, Scarborough Athletic, Liversedge), Nathan Cartman (Brighouse Town, Liversedge, Harrogate Railway, Farsley Celtic), Joe Lumsden (Armthorpe Welfare, Stocksbridge Park Steels, Tadcaster Albion, Pontefract Collieries).

6 thoughts on “Non League Yorkshire Team of the Decade

  1. Some great footballers in there and some really good lads. I love Tommy Taylor at Scarborough but better than the Ingermiester? big call.

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