Lloyd’s set to shine after impressive Pikes debut

Lloyd Henderson (orange kit) in action against Filey Town
Lloyd Henderson (orange kit) in action against Filey Town

Edgehill defender Lloyd Henderson shone on his debut with the Pickering Town first team as he was awarded the man of the match honours in their 3-1 win at home against Worksop Parramore on Saturday.

Henderson has shone in the Scarborough News Saturday League for Alec Coulson and Steve Clegg’s Edgehill side and subsequently caught the eye of boss Mitch Cook.

The young defender, who can play in a number of positions across the back four, has impressed for the Pikes’ under-19s championship winning side this season and was drafted into the first team this week.

Pikes boss Cook said: “Lloyd Henderson made his debut for us against Worksop on Saturday and did very well.

“He’s a product of our under-19s and they have already won the league this season, so it makes sense to bring them through and have a look at them.”

Edgehill’s joint manager Alec Coulson is delighted Henderson has moved up the levels to join up with the Mill Lane club.

Coulson said: “Everyone at Edgehill wants to wish Lloyd all the best at Pickering Town.

“He’s into his third season with Edgehill and he’s been constantly good in virtually every game he’s played for us.

“He follows other players who have left Edgehill for a step up in the levels, including the likes of Wayne Aziz, Joel Ramm, Dean Craig and Ricky Greening.”