Young Players

Our well established junior section has boys’ teams from Under 7 through to Under 16 and a girl’s Under 13 team.

Under 8A

Team Manager:

Andy Ratcliffe ( Qualified F.A. level 1 coach )

Juniors Under 8

Team Coaches:

Mark Laban

Pitch Location:

Shelf Park, Halifax Road, HX3 7NT

Training Nights:

Wednesday 6.00 to 7.00 Shelf Park - Summer ( April - September)

Wednesday 6.00 to 7.00 Buttershaw high School - Winter ( October - March )

25/10/2009 RASTIRCK AWAY


08/11/2009 FREE WEEKEND!

15/11/2009 WYKE HOME

22/11/2009 GOMERSAL AWAY


06/12/2009 DEWSBURY HOME

13/12/2009 FREE WEEKEND

20/12/2009 GOMERSAL AWAY

Under 8B

Shelf B 2 Gommersal B 3

An even closer encounter and a deserved draw was only denied by some inspired goal keeping. A new team this year and we have already doubled our goal tally from last year! Well done.

Shelf Goals: Nathan Jeffrey & Byron Stephenson

MOTM: Nathan Jeffrey

Drighlington B 12 Shelf B 0

The scoreline does not reflect a battling performance by the team. Some inspired play from David Priestley prevented a much worse scoreline. The positive to take away was that the team were not downheartened after the match and hopefully we will get that first elusive win. Keep trying

MOTM: David Priestley

Shelf B 2 Clifton Rangers B 4

So close to the first victory of the season, after leading for much of the match the team were unlucky not to come away with at least a point! A much improved performance and hopefully that first victory is not too far away.

Goals: Nathan Jeffrey

MOTM: Nathan Jeffrey

Batly B 8 Shelf B 0

Even with herioc efforts from David and Nathan they could not stem the flow of goals. And a big mention to Josh H who went in goal as a last minute replacement. Better luck next week.

MOTM: David Priestley

Shelf B 2 Brighouse D 1

The B teams first ever victory!! Congratulations to the team and a much improved performance. Promoting Josh H to Captain was an inspired piece of management! A great team effort and well deserved

Goals: Nathan Jeffrey (2)

MOTM: Josh Herndlehofer

Rastrick B 9 Shelf B0

Even though we had some truely inspired defending from Byron we just couldn't stop the flow of goals, the wind and rain did not help, but I suppose its the same for both teams.

MOTM: Byron Stephenson

Shelf B 3 Wyke Wanderers 5

The result does not reflect our best performance of the season so far. We deservedly took the lead thanks to David's 1st goal of the season and I'm pretty sure we had at least 6 passes to our own players in the 1st half! a record! Tired legs got the better of us at the end due to Wyke having at least 5 subs to our 2. A good team performance that deserved something better!

Goals Nathan (2) David (1)

MOTM: Matthew Stevens

Shelf B 0 Dewsbury Rangers 12

A lot of basic errors cost the game as we allowed for too much possesion to Dewsbury. Although we tried hard as team to score a goal it wasn't to be. Regain had his best game and it was pleasing to see him becoming more involved in the game. Back to the drawing board for the next taining session. Keep smiling!

MOTM: Regan Carter

Under 9 results 08/09 Season

L 03/05/09 Rastrick 'A 0 - 0 Shelf Juniors 'A

L 17/04/09 Howden Clough 'A 5 - 2 Shelf Juniors 'A

L 05/04/09 Dewsbury Rgrs 'A 0 - 1 Shelf Juniors 'A

L 15/03/09 Brighouse 'A 0 - 1 Shelf Juniors 'A

L 08/03/09 Shelf Juniors 'A 0 - 0 Brighouse 'A

L 01/03/09 Shelf Juniors 'A 1 - 4 Vision Juniors 'A

L 22/02/09 Shelf Juniors 'A 1 - 2 Rastrick 'A

L 01/02/09 Shelf Juniors 'A 3 - 0 Bradford Park Avenue 'A

Under 10A

Juniors Under 10

Team Manager:

Shaun Cox ( Qualified F.A. level 1 coach )

Team Coaches:

Elliot Dunne ( Qualified F.A. level 1 coach )

Richard Cooper ( Qualified F.A. level 1 coach )

Pitch Location:

Old Brodleians, Denholme Gate Road, Hipperholme HX3 8JT

Training Nights:

Wednesday 6.30 to 7.30 Shelf Park - Summer ( April - September)

Wednesday 6.30 to 7.30 Buttershaw high School - Winter ( October - March )

Under 11B


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Under 14B - Shelf Panthers

4 October: Shelf Panthers - v - Shelley

Lightning-quick striker Robert hit a hat-trick in the space of 24 second-half minutes as the Panthers maintained their 100 per cent record at the top of the league. With speedy winger Joe making a promising debut, and Adam Renard and Dylan continuing to sprint at defences, the Panthers’ new training regime is rumoured to involve tins of Winalot and a mechanical hare. Shelf took a long time to get out of the blocks, though. Perhaps they’d all gone to sleep on the long journey to unfamiliar parts: were they playing Shelley in Shepley on the road to Sheffield, or should it have been the other way round? An uncharacteristically subdued first-half performance saw the Panthers go ahead after 21 minutes through a typical goal-poacher’s strike by Tobias through a crowded penalty area, only to be pegged back to 1-1 by a good breakaway goal by the home side eight minutes later. Coach Lee Marsh wasn’t impressed: it’s a good job there weren’t any half-time tea-cups around. Worse was to follow. A minute after the break, Shelley made it 2-1. Time to whistle up the whippets. Within two minutes, the Panthers were level. Tom Wood’s long through ball looked to be heading for the keeper, but Robert went sprinting into the penalty area to challenge him and then reacted first to tuck it into the empty net. As Shelf piled on the pressure, Man of the Match Dylan had a good shot well saved, then Tobias made it 3-2 with a shot from inside the area after a goalmouth scramble to take his tally to 12 in four games. Tom Wood almost repeated his 30-yard free-kick strike from the Hepworth match, but this time the ball crashed off the bar and dropped to Robert, who fired it wide. Shelf had to wait till the 61st minute for their fourth, hammered home by Robert after Jonny battled to win the ball in his own half before finding him with a perfectly-weighted pass. Robert’s hat-trick followed a minute later when he outpaced the defence and steered the ball past the keeper. There was just time for another of Shelf’s sprint relay team – Adam Renard – to grab two goals in two minutes. The first, a sweetly-struck shot from just inside the area, curled into the top right-hand corner. The second was made by a great through-ball from Dylan and finished with a flourish by Adam.

11 October: Shelf Panthers - v - Silkstone

Panthers striker Toby Mears just can’t stop scoring. His double hat-trick against Silkstone takes his tally for the first five games to 18 – a figure he didn’t reach until April last season. But, while Toby grabbed most of the glory – and another wad of his dad Simon’s generous cash bonus – this win over one of the league’s fitter and more competitive sides was built on a strong team performance despite the absence of midfield stalwart Ross with a back injury. It means Shelf have now surged six points clear at the top of the table with a 100 per cent record. Central defender Tom Wood turned in another fearsome display of long-range shooting. One thunderbolt flew into the net after six minutes, only for the goal to be disallowed for offside. Twelve minutes later, another effort from outside the penalty area pinged off the post. Then, in the dying minutes of the match, he struck the crossbar with a free-kick from way out on the right wing before Adam Renard tucked the ball home in the resulting goalmouth scramble for the Panthers’ seventh and final goal. Meanwhile, Robert celebrated becoming a teenager with a Man of the Match performance which saw him provide great crosses to set up three of Toby’s goals. And there was plenty more to enjoy. Tom Mann hit a volley from just outside the area which fizzed into the keeper’s hands. Jonny saved a certain goal with a perfectly-timed last-ditch challenge. William and Sam tackled like demons against strong opponents. Luke made two spectacular diving saves. And at least the torrential downpour should help us all acclimatise in time for next week’s epic trip into the Pennine wilds to face 3D Dynamoes.

18 October: Shelf Panthers - v - 3D Dynamoes

The Panthers’ five-match winning streak was brought to an abrupt end as they slumped to their first defeat of the campaign against a team which has proved something of a bogey side over the past few years. This was the equivalent of a European fixture – a gruelling trip into the wild highlands of a foreign country (Lancashire), where every place begins with the letter D (hence the name 3D Dynamoes) and the sat nav eventually gives up and tells you to just ask the nearest sheep. Maybe they should have done more altitude training. Maybe it was the absence of Tom Mann and Adam McDaid. Whatever the reason, by their own high standards the Panthers were dozy rather than dynamic, and the match was just two minutes old when they conceded the first of four rather scrappy goals. Six minutes later, Shelf were level through one of the best goals of the 35 they’ve notched up already this season. As Robert prepared to take a corner from the right, coach Lee Marsh shouted: “Dylan’s your target.” Robert duly obliged, planting the ball perfectly into the six-yard box for Dylan to run in and power a header past the keeper. For the next 15 minutes, Shelf controlled the game with some neat passing moves. They had a penalty appeal turned down when Dylan appeared to be dragged down in the box, and then Sam’s high shot tested the keeper. But when Robert limped off with a hip injury eight minutes before half-time, the game turned decisively against them. 3Ds went 2-1 up a minute after Robert’s departure, soaked up concerted Shelf pressure for ten minutes after the break, and then sealed the points with further goals in the 48th and 61st minutes. With striker Toby failing to make mincemeat of a defence for the first time this season, the Panthers’ two best second-half chances both fell to midfielder Ross in goalmouth scrambles – but the first hit the post and the second went just wide. Despite today’s disappointment, Shelf remain top of the league, but Lee will be demanding more dedication, discipline and daring against promotion rivals Brighouse next weekend.

7 November: Shelf Panthers - v - Howden Clough B

Spectacular second-half goals from Tom Wood and Tom Mann helped the Panthers overcome a tough Howden Clough team to hold onto top spot in the league. A routine win looked to be on the cards for the home side when they took the lead after just four minutes. Tom Wood – who is rapidly turning into a dead-ball specialist to rival David Beckham (only without the silly beard) – struck a perfect corner from the left and Robert planted a firm header past the keeper from close range. But spectators anticipating an avalanche of Shelf goals were disappointed, as Howden Clough came storming back with a period of sustained pressure on the home side’s three-man back-line of Tom Wood, Ross and Jonny. Man of the Match Luke pulled off a good save from a volley from the edge of the area and a brave close-range block, but was finally beaten by a low shot after 28 minutes. The Panthers used to need at least a three-goal advantage to cope with the prospect of playing up the slope in the second half. But they’re made of sterner stuff these days, and the 1-1 half-time scoreline didn’t prove insurmountable. They withstood a battering for the first 16 minutes after the break, then mounted a rare attack. The Howden Clough defence cleared the ball as far as Tom Wood wide out on the left wing, but could only watch in astonishment as he fired a 25-yard shot high into the net. Three minutes later, it was 3-1 through a characteristic Toby strike: receive ball with back to goal on left edge of penalty area, turn on a sixpence and earn yet another pound from long-suffering dad Simon by drilling it into the bottom left corner. The Shelf fans started to relax – only to see their team pegged back to 3-3 in the space of four minutes. Luke managed a magnificent close-range save but was powerless to keep the rebound out, and Howden Clough scored again with a shot from the edge of the area almost immediately after the restart. Could the Panthers pick themselves up off the floor? Of course they could. With an hour gone, Sam won the ball in midfield and played it to Tom Mann, who floated an exquisite shot into the top corner. A minute later, Adam Renard sprinted out of his own half, played a perfect pass into Toby’s path and the Panthers’ goal-machine slotted his 26th of the season past the oncoming keeper. He could have had a hat-trick, when Adam found him again with one of the best balls of the season - but his shot went the wrong side of the post. A breakaway goal from the visitors set up a nervous last five minutes in which a shot rattled the Shelf post. But - with coach Lee Marsh bellowing orders to his troops in a style guaranteed to delight the Australian branch of the Panthers’ Supporters Club – they clung on for a hard-fought victory.