Young Athletic squad earn first wins of season

Wetherby v Bardsey West Yorkshire League sat 18th may 2013'Danny Maw, left of Bardsey and  Josh Buckley of Wetherby challenge
Wetherby v Bardsey West Yorkshire League sat 18th may 2013'Danny Maw, left of Bardsey and Josh Buckley of Wetherby challenge
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Wetherby Athletic’s young players are starting to settle into the brutality of the West Yorkshire Premier, according to boss Mark Forster.

Athletic avenged their three opening defeats with two uplifting victories in four days last week and the new gaffer hailed the resilience shown.

Jed Vale bagged two on Saturday as the Ingsmen overcame Hunslet Club 4-1, Jordan Hart and Charlie Yates also netting.

Athletic also beat bruisers East End Park 3-2.

“Six points from five games after we thought we could have none isn’t too bad,” said Forster.

“Some lads are starting to learn, while they are nice footballers, they have to win the fight first.

“If they can show the same courage they have shown in the last two matches, we will have a strong season.”

Athletic have used 29 different players in their first five clashes, something that has irked the boss.

“That’s just ridiculous. I would have thought 16 at the maximum,” he said.

“We had six teenagers that started the game on Saturday. It’s men against boys every time.”

Second-bottom Kippax visit the Ings on Saturday.