Fond farewell to Luke Denson, plus 2016/17 club stats

Tim ChannonFirst Team

MANAGER Phill Hadland has announced that long-serving defender Luke Denson has left the club after making 222 appearances for the Seagulls and scoring 14 goals.

The former Tranmere Rovers apprentice  first signed in 2009 and was part of the Bay squad that won back to back promotions to the Conference North under Neil Young and then Dave Challinor in 2010 and 2011, and he returned to the club in 2015 after spells with Chester and AFC Fylde, where he also helped win promotion.

He made 36 appearances this season, scoring four goals, but had lost his regular place in the side over the last couple of months.

Manager Phill Hadland commented: “Luke has been a great servant to Colwyn Bay FC and we appreciate everything he has done for the club.

“Luke wants regular football which is quite understandable and we have parted on good terms.

“Everyone wishes him the best of luck for the future and he is always welcome back at the club.”

Luke, who says he feels the time is right for a new challenge, posted to fans on facebook : “Thanks for all the support over the years. Been a pleasure. Had some great memories which I’ll never forget.”

There should be news on a number of players who are staying at the club next week.

MEMORIES: Luke Denson holds aloft the trophy after helping the Bay win promotion in 2010 in the rain at Lancaster.

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LOUIS CORRIGAN topped the appearances list during the 2016/17 season, playing in 44 of the 48 League and Cup games.
 Next best was Danny Andrews with 42, Tom Schofield with 41 and Gaz Grant with 40.
  Appearances in 2016/17:
In alphabetical order (unused sub in brackets).
Danny Andrews…………..42 (2)
Kyle Armstrong…………..22 (4)
Scott Bakkor………………36 (0)
Sam Barnes………………..14 (0)
Danny Bartle………………13 (0)
Warren Bellew…………… 9  (0)
Chris Bibby………………… 1  (6)
Will Booth………………….38 (7)
Rhys Bowers………………. 5  (0)
Gaz Burnett……………….19 (0)
Danny Byrnes……………. 2 (0)
Iwan Cartwright…………. 5 (5)
Danny Collins…………….10 (6)
Louis Corrigan……………44 (1)
Luke Denson………………36 (12)
Rob Doran………………… 3  (0)
Shaun Dowling………….. 2 (11)
Chris Gahgan…………….39 (4)
Gaz Grant………………….40 (0)
Tom Hardwick……………29 (0)
Will Jones………………….29 (4)
Mark Keddie………………  5 (0)
Jack Kelleher……………..  8 (0)
Drew Matthews………….  1 (7)
Astley Mulholland……….. 7 (0)
Shaun Pearson…………….16 (3)
Jack Phillips………………..11 (0)
Mike Pino…………………..  7 (17)
Jamie Rainford……………14 (0)
Matt Regan. ………………. 7 (0)
Mike Roddy………………..22 (6)
Tom Schofield…………….41 (2)
Liam Turner………………..18 (11)
Karl Wills…………………….10 (0)
Julian Williams…………….  5 (0)
Simon Williams……………  1 (0)
Scott Williams……………..  1 (0)
Steve Wilson……………….. 4 (0)
Adam Whitlock…………….. 5 (4)
Kieran Wolland…………….12 (13)
GOAL SCORERS:
Scott Bakkor………………….11
Jamie Rainford………………  9
Danny Andrews……………..  8
Gaz Burnett…………………..  5
Chris Gahgan………………..  5
Danny Bartle…………………. 4
Will Booth……………………… 4
Luke Denson…………………. 4
Gaz Grant……………………… 4
Will Jones……………………… 3
Louis Corrigan……………….. 2
Liam Turner…………………….2
Sam Barnes…………………… 1
Jack Kelleher…………………. 1
Drew Matthews………………. 1
Astley Mulholland……………. 1
Jack Phillips……………………. 1
Tom Schofield…………………. 1
Adam Whitlock………………… 1
Own goals………………………. 1
 Overall playing record in league and cup games:
P48 W15 D13 L20 GOALS: F69 A67
COLWYN BAY finished 10th overall in the Division One North Fair Play League with 61 cautions and six dismissals during the season. Lancaster City topped the table and took the £1,000 first prize with 35 cautions and just one dismissal, while Clitheroe picked up £500 for finishing second (45 cautions and 3 dismissals) and Tadcaster City got the third prize of £250 (47 cautions and 2 dismissals).
 In the table for Technical Area Behaviour, Colwyn Bay were joint third with Bamber Bridge and Clitheroe behind overall winners Scarborough Athletic.  Lancaster City were second.