Wetherby Athletic badge.pngWetherby Athletic FC

Members of the West Yorkshire Premier League

2015/16 Finish: 5th

Current Position (2016/17): 14th (Pld 3 Pts 1)

Current Form: DLL

Last Match: D 1-1 vs Shelley

Latest Report: Wetherby Athletic 1 Shelley 1 

After a couple of games that saw Wetherby dominate but gain no reward for their efforts, it was a case of third time lucky as they finally opened their account in the West Yorkshire Premier League on Saturday.

Wetherby left it very late however as it took a last minute equaliser from Joe Dorkings to level procedings, after the visitor´s had struck early on in the game.

As has been seen already, Wetherby produced some lovely flowing football to cause Shelley trouble, but to counter, the visitor´s showed why they have had a great start to this campaign with some powerful play of their own and it took Matt Forster and the Wetherby backline to stay strong to deny Shelley goalscoring opportunities.

Hopefully, the team will be able to go one step further against Pool this coming Wednesday (kick-off 6:30pm) and gain all three points.

Wetherby Athletic 1 Sherburn White Rose 2

It was a case of deja vu for Mark Forster´s men as they put in a great shift against newcomers Sherburn White Rose last night, but, it was the visitor´s who left with all the points!

Wetherby started well and the game was just four minutes old when new signing Joe Dorkings scored. However, it was not a lead that the Tangerines could sustain but six minutes later the score was level.

The game settled down and both teams produced some attractive football. Chances came and went for both teams and in the 30th minute the deciding goal of the game arrived when Sherburn scored.

Despite taking the game to the visitors, Wetherby couldnt find the way past a stubborn and hard working defence and so it was a case of no points from the opening two games.

Wetherby will dust themselves down and try again against Shelley this Saturday at The Ings.


Date Opponent Competition Result
01 Aug 16 Aberford Albion (H) Mitre Cup 1-7
13 Aug 16 Ilkley Town (H) WYPL 0-1
17 Aug 16 Sherburn White Rose (H) WYPL 1-2
20 Aug 16 Shelley (H) WYPL 1-1
23 Aug 16 Pool (H) WYPL
27 Aug 16 Hunslet Club (A) WYPL
31 Aug 16 Leeds City (A) WYPL

Club Links: Official Website

Twitter: @WetherbyAthfc

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Club Address:

Wetherby Sports Association
Boston Road
West Yorkshire
LS22 5HA

All information on this page is thanks to the help of Peter Arnett who is the Press Officer for Wetherby Athletic FC