Three Yate Town players named in the team of the season

Voting took place last week to name the Southern League Division One South team of the season and three Yate Town players were named with the team being:

Goalkeeper: Kyle Phillips (Frome Town)

Defenders: James Taylor (Yate Town), Sam Jackson (Wimborne Town), Sam Teale (Frome Town) and Billy Walker (Wimborne Town)

Midfield players: Joe Guest (Yate Town), Hayden Turner (Mousehole) and Owen Brain (Bristol Manor Farm)

Forwards: Nick McCootie (Yate Town) James Ollis (Frome Town) Kane Simpson (Frome Town)

Subs: Ross Flitney (Wimborne Town), Josh Bennett (Cribbs), Oakley Hanger (Wimborne Town), Jayden Nielsen (Bristol Manor Farm), Harry Lucas (Bristol Manor Farm), Jez Bedford (Wimborne Town), Levi Steele (Evesham United).

Congratulations to all those chosen.

James Taylor on his debut at Malvern Town on 6th January.

Taking one of the full-back berths is very own James Taylor, who came in having recovered from serious injury to help Yate Town enjoy a successful season half of the season which almost saw them make the play-offs.

To get into the Team of the Season means the absolute world to me. I want to thank everyone who voted for me and to see so many people vote for me is incredible and makes me feel honoured. It’s a very proud moment for myself and my family as this time last year I had just finished having double knee surgery and was told I may never play football again. So, to be in the Team of the Season a year on, is something I never would have expected but I still strived for regardless of what I had been told. Since joining Yate at the turn of this year, my love for the game has returned. I have thoroughly enjoyed being out there and playing with a smile on my face.

I set myself individual targets, which I have made good steps towards throughout the season and hopefully next season I can improve upon them.

The season for Yate was full of ups and downs, but since January everyone has showed real togetherness, determination and a hunger to achieve more and this was reflected in our results. It was an exciting League to be part of as the teams were swapping position right up until the final few games and that makes for great entertainment.

Hopefully next season I can better my goal contributions as well as playing my part in as many clean sheets as possible. There is a real feeling that Yate Town can continue to move in the right direction if everyone’s vision at the club is fully aligned.”

Since making his debut in the away game at Malvern on 6th January James played 18 games, scoring 4 goals last season.