Pitman praises Wyke’s progress

Wyke coach Warren Pitman says his players are showing signs of promise in Division Two of the Pennine League, but are still lacking the experience and composure to kill teams off.

However, he adds, that comes with time, writes Charlotte Henbest.

“Our injury list has been the worst I’ve ever seen with 12 first team squad players injured, four in pot and some lads having to take a step back due to family and work commitments.

“It’s a testament to the club’s junior set up that we have the resilience to still field two teams.

“We had a long pre-season so the Christmas break will do us good to recover physically and mentally.

“We have played almost all our seven league games away from home so I expect a strong end to the season with some real big hitters to come to Wyke Park, such as CK Vikings and Selby, two games we should have finished off away.

“We have had some really great performances from the club’s juniors.

“Tevin Campbell is proving to be a real success story. At 18-years-old and with killer timing and amazing strength for a teenager, he is starting to become a player the other team avoids running at, and I really cannot blame them.

“Liam Naven at 16 is impressing and is proving another great junior product. Scott Watson and Andy Lloyd have been great additions to the team.”