Rayleigh Boys Youth FC. Present the U18 B Team. The U18 B Team so far……….
U18 B Team
Following 2008’s season the lads left school and started college and work. The original team split with players leaving to pastures new. Some of the original players, Ryan and Sam had received awards for their long standing service and commitment. Two seasons ago Luke Vincent, Matt Taylor and Jared Sims joined the team.
This years new players joining include Tom Lambert, Josh Mann, Mike Wright, Cullen Chitty, Will Cooper and Bobby. Paul Sims (Coach) and Steve Taylor (Manager) are also new to their roles. Together we are Rayleigh FC.
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We would like to say a big thank you to all the mum’s, dad’s, uncles, aunts, grandma’s and granddad’s that come each week and support the team. All the washing and behind the scenes work, your encouraging presence and support means a lot to us. Thank you!
Luke wears the No. 1 shirt and we believe he is a number one goalie. Saving the team when needed and showing a real commitment and determination, Luke Vincent is a legend.
Will Cooper has joined the team this season and has already shown himself to be a valuable asset. His personal development has been extraordinary and we proud to have such progressive players in our team. Welcome to Rayleigh Will!
Ryan Haywood is a seasoned player and one of the original team members. He is known for his strong tackles and determination.
Bobby is new of our new players and is a welcomed team player. We look forward to how Bobby performs this season with Rayleigh Boys U18’s. A warm welcome to Rayleigh Bobby!
Mike Wright is also one of our new players to the team. Mike works with Barristers in London and we recognise Mike as a law abiding footballer. Welcome to Rayleigh Mike!
Cullen Chitty is a seasoned player for Rayleigh Boys and we are pleased to have Cullen in the B team this year. Cullen is known for his speed. So catch him if you can at one of our matches! Welcome to Rayleigh B Cullen.
Tom Lambert is one of the new players joining us this season and we welcome him to the side. We look forward to Tom making a difference to the side this year. Welcome on board Tom!
Jared Sims is a seasoned player and is the team captain. Jared is a determined and committed player. We look forward to Jared leading the team to success this year!
Sam Taylor is one of the original players for Rayleigh. Sam is a left-footer with a deadly finish. Sam also trains and competes in karate and as you can guess - we never argue with Sam.
Matt Taylor is a seasoned player and a prolific goal scorer. We look forward to seeing Matt score more goals this season along with the support of the team.
Josh Mann has come to join Rayleigh B and we look forward to his tenacious play and determination to win. Welcome to Rayleigh B Josh.
We listen, to each other. We work, for each other. We play, together. We never give up!
Rayleigh B have been denied the league for the last 2 seasons. The beginning of the season saw us lose many original players. We were playing matches with only 9 men until the end of November. However, with only 9 players Rayleigh have lost some games . However we did beat FC Dedman 4-2 with 9 men and likewise drew with Canvey Island 3-3. We now have 11 players (no subs) but this side shows 100% commitment. They never give up and with such determination and drive, Rayleigh should get some results this season. Come on Rayleigh!
Shore Athletic 4 Rayleigh 3
This was an unfortunate loss, however the boys did battle with 10 men. A crucial penalty made it difficult to catch up and time ran out. We hope to do better with a full squad at our home game.
Wickford Town 5 Rayleigh 3
This was an unfortunate loss with the 9 men. We hope to do better with a full squad away later on this season.
FC Dedman 2 Rayleigh 4
This was a breath taking game. With 30 minutes of the second half left Rayleigh lost their player captain and was down to 9 men. The boys held on to finish the game 2-2. They played an additional 30 minutes extra time and held the game. They won on penalties 4-2. A well deserved score which shows what the lads are made of. Sheer determination and team spirit!
Ashingdon Youth 9 Rayleigh 0
The results did not really show the efforts during this game. 9 men against 11 proved difficult against Ashingdon, who score most of their goals as headers from corners. We look forward to meeting Ashingdon with 11 men on 29th November in a cup game. Look out for this result as it should prove a different game.
Canvey Island 3 Rayleigh 3
This was another win for us. The game was a draw, through battling tooth a nail. The equalising goal was scored in the dying minute by Tom Lambert. 9 men against 11 again. Everyone was run ragged, but they thoroughly deserved the result. We look forward playing Canvey with 11 men and taking away a result next time!
Catholic United 8 Rayleigh 1
This was a tough game and Catholic played well. Again with 9 men it was going to be another hard game and the players were suffering from fatigue and an uphill struggle. We take the result gracefully and look forward playing Catholic with 11 men and a result next time!
Ashingdon Athletic Rayleigh
This was a reunion to test our confidence and self belief. This time we had 11 men (no subs) but were positive about getting a result this time. And we did 1-1, however the referee called stop to the game due to adverse weather. A rematch is being drawn up.