Good year incentive for York City striker Adam Boyes

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YORK City striker Adam Boyes reflected on a “good year” – despite the disappointment of losing the FA Trophy final against Stevenage.

The 18-year-old forward has graduated from the fringes of the reserves to playing under the Wembley arch in a season and he believes City could use the occasion as a springboard to better things next year.

Boyes had a golden chance to give York the lead in the first half – but found Stevenage goalkeeper Chris Day a match for his stinging shot.

“It was straight at him. If it had been in the corner, I don’t think he would have saved it,” he said.

“It has been a good achievement for me, coming from the reserves and then in the side at Wembley. It has been a brilliant weekend. It has just flown by but I just wanted to get a win.”

Boyes, who spent a fortnight at Manchester United last summer, revealed that, in hindsight, it was crucial City scored first.

“The first goal was the one,” he said. “If we had scored first, I think we would probably have gone on and won.”

Despite the disappointment, Boyes still found positives.

“It was a big experience – playing in front of this many people. I am used to playing in front of 3,000,” he said.

“All my family came down so it has been a big day for them as well. It was amazing.

“The atmosphere was brilliant. If we could keep the same squad, and bring a couple more, we could be a decent team next year.

“We have got the youth players and if we get a bit more experience I think we can have a decent push to the play-offs.”

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9:56am Mon 11 May 09

alimount says...

“...If we could keep the same squad, and bring a couple more, we could be a decent team next year."

No Adam, we couldn't!
“...If we could keep the same squad, and bring a couple more, we could be a decent team next year." No Adam, we couldn't! alimount

10:06am Mon 11 May 09

letmein says...

“If we could keep the same squad, and bring a couple more, we could be a decent team next year."

YOU ARE HAVING A LAUGH,RIGHT?! Most of the players won't be here next season, thank goodness.
“If we could keep the same squad, and bring a couple more, we could be a decent team next year." YOU ARE HAVING A LAUGH,RIGHT?! Most of the players won't be here next season, thank goodness. letmein

10:33am Mon 11 May 09

Some old bloke says...

I think this idea of getting rid of virtually the whole team is nonsense. There are 6 or 7 players who would make the basis of a good team but we do need a few good players to be brought in.
Even as it is, if Adam Smith had been eligible on Saturday and we'd still had Martyn Woolford, the result would have been completely different.
I'm old enough to remember the team of 1963/64 which finished at the bottom of the old Div 4. A few new players were brought in for the following season - Paul Aimson, Denis Walker, Andy Provan - and we had a fantastic season, ending in promotion.
In any case, where exactly is the club going to find the finances to buy in a dozen top players in the present financial climate???
I think this idea of getting rid of virtually the whole team is nonsense. There are 6 or 7 players who would make the basis of a good team but we do need a few good players to be brought in. Even as it is, if Adam Smith had been eligible on Saturday and we'd still had Martyn Woolford, the result would have been completely different. I'm old enough to remember the team of 1963/64 which finished at the bottom of the old Div 4. A few new players were brought in for the following season - Paul Aimson, Denis Walker, Andy Provan - and we had a fantastic season, ending in promotion. In any case, where exactly is the club going to find the finances to buy in a dozen top players in the present financial climate??? Some old bloke

10:39am Mon 11 May 09

Some old bloke says...

I forgot to say, well done Adam on your first season of first team football.
I forgot to say, well done Adam on your first season of first team football. Some old bloke

10:43am Mon 11 May 09

PeteN says...

I echo that last comment - Looks like Adam has a big future. Six months ago, he wouldn't have held off the defender for long enough to get the shot off.
I echo that last comment - Looks like Adam has a big future. Six months ago, he wouldn't have held off the defender for long enough to get the shot off. PeteN

10:57am Mon 11 May 09

jcyorkie says...

i think we have probably 5 or 6 players that might be the basis for a decent side, hopefully the likes of Adam Boyes will make progress, anyone remember Lev Yalcin, the next big thing, where is he now, but Boyes does look a very good prospect, get the retained list out and start again.
it has been an awful season that finished in the way we have played all season, decent first half just about matched them, what happened in the second, the first goal was always going to be important, as soon as we what behind it was game over.
i think we have probably 5 or 6 players that might be the basis for a decent side, hopefully the likes of Adam Boyes will make progress, anyone remember Lev Yalcin, the next big thing, where is he now, but Boyes does look a very good prospect, get the retained list out and start again. it has been an awful season that finished in the way we have played all season, decent first half just about matched them, what happened in the second, the first goal was always going to be important, as soon as we what behind it was game over. jcyorkie

11:27am Mon 11 May 09

KeithKeithKeith says...

I hate to say it, but I think there may be a bit of collective wishful thinking going on about Adam Boyes. I would never want to put a young lad down; I hated the treatment that Richard Cresswell got off some sections of the crowd when he was coming through into the first team, but Boyes' impotence in front of goal, and general lack of contribution in the final 3rd can't be explained away by lack of experience/confidenc
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I hate to say it, but I think there may be a bit of collective wishful thinking going on about Adam Boyes. I would never want to put a young lad down; I hated the treatment that Richard Cresswell got off some sections of the crowd when he was coming through into the first team, but Boyes' impotence in front of goal, and general lack of contribution in the final 3rd can't be explained away by lack of experience/confidenc e KeithKeithKeith

1:38pm Mon 11 May 09

alimount says...

I echo your thoughts Keith.
Adam Arthur & Lev Yalcin spring to mind as previous prospects, however these players were never really given the opportunity.
Hopefully Boyes will get better just as Brodie seems to have done with a season under him.
I echo your thoughts Keith. Adam Arthur & Lev Yalcin spring to mind as previous prospects, however these players were never really given the opportunity. Hopefully Boyes will get better just as Brodie seems to have done with a season under him. alimount

8:56pm Mon 11 May 09

OLD - HEAD says...

The Manager was desperate to buy a few goals so he pushed him into the first team, but I still feel that Adam Boyes has been thrust into regular Blue Square Premier football too early. At times he looks out of his depth against experienced defenders. I would like to see him used more lightly next season, or I fear he could turn out to be just another promising kid who never made it.
The Manager was desperate to buy a few goals so he pushed him into the first team, but I still feel that Adam Boyes has been thrust into regular Blue Square Premier football too early. At times he looks out of his depth against experienced defenders. I would like to see him used more lightly next season, or I fear he could turn out to be just another promising kid who never made it. OLD - HEAD

11:34pm Mon 11 May 09

Imp says...

OLD - HEAD wrote:
The Manager was desperate to buy a few goals so he pushed him into the first team, but I still feel that Adam Boyes has been thrust into regular Blue Square Premier football too early. At times he looks out of his depth against experienced defenders. I would like to see him used more lightly next season, or I fear he could turn out to be just another promising kid who never made it.
Definitely, I've been saying that all season. We need to let these lads come through and develop naturally. There's so much pressure to get them in the first-team these days.
[quote][p][bold]OLD - HEAD[/bold] wrote: The Manager was desperate to buy a few goals so he pushed him into the first team, but I still feel that Adam Boyes has been thrust into regular Blue Square Premier football too early. At times he looks out of his depth against experienced defenders. I would like to see him used more lightly next season, or I fear he could turn out to be just another promising kid who never made it. [/p][/quote]Definitely, I've been saying that all season. We need to let these lads come through and develop naturally. There's so much pressure to get them in the first-team these days. Imp

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