Silsden striker Craig Billington, the former Brighouse Town and Shelley forward, is this week’s Player Profile.
Brighouse Town, Shelley, Emley, Glossop North End.
Coffee Shop owner
Best Mate in Football
Adam Keane, Alex O’Keefe
Team You Support
David Beckham, Steven Gerrard, Ronaldinho
Biggest influence on football career
Coming back from a serious injury. I first did it when I played at Halifax Town. It was my ACL but I never had it fixed properly. Then at 24 I completely ruptured my ACL. So had to have a full reconstruction of my left knee.
Most Memorable Game
Playing Frickley in the Sheffield & Hallamshire County Senior Cup for Shelley. Shame we lost on penalties but it was a decent game.
Lowest moment in football
First semi-professional manager
Paul Quinn (Brighouse Town)
Non League Debut
Wow, too long ago.
First Red Card in Non League
Longridge at home for Shelley
First and Best Non League Goal
First goal was at Atherton away for Brighouse Town.
Best goal would be Bacup Borough for Shelley. It was a tight game and it had been getting heated. I don’t normally score from out side the box. But some how I pulled out a step over and right foot strike in to the top corner.
What do you want to achieve in football in the future?
Just thinking about this season with Silsden and trying to achieve our goals.
Favourite Non League Ground
Longridge was a decent pitch
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