Ellis Harrison

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Ellis Harrison
Ellis warming up for Bristol Rovers in 2015.PNG
Harrison warming up for Bristol Rovers in 2015
Personal information
Full name Ellis Wade Harrison
Date of birth (1994-01-29) 29 January 1994 (age 22)
Place of birth Newport, Wales
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Forward/Winger
Club information
Current team
Bristol Rovers
Number 9
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011– Bristol Rovers 106 (26)
2016 Hartlepool United (loan) 2 (0)
National team
2013– Wales U21 11 (2)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:34, 17 January 2016 (UTC).
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:11, 11 May 2016 (UTC)

Ellis Wade Harrison (born 29 January 1994) is a Welsh association footballer from Newport[1] who plays as a striker for Bristol Rovers.

Career[edit]

Bristol Rovers[edit]

He made his senior debut for the Pirates on 16 April 2011 in a 1–0 defeat to Southampton at St Mary's Stadium, when he came on as a 75th-minute substitute for Jo Kuffour.[2] This was the first time he had been in a first team matchday squad, having been included after impressing the manager during a reserve team game four days earlier.[3]

Ellis made his first league start on 12 January 2013 in a 3–0 victory against Fleetwood Town, setting up Danny Woodards to score the first goal after only five minutes of play.[4] He scored his first goal for the club two weeks later on 26 January 2013, in a 3–1 victory away against Rotherham United at New York Stadium.[5] He scored both goals in a 2–1 victory over Rochdale in March 2013.[6]

Prior to the following season, Harrison agreed a new three-year contract with Rovers.[7] Harrison featured in 25 league games, but scored just once, again at Highbury Stadium home of Fleetwood Town. Rovers ended the season relegated to the Conference Premier, ending their 94-year stay in the Football League. Harrison meanwhile was placed on the transfer list by manager Darrell Clarke.[8]

Harrison initially featured sporadically at the start of the 2014–15 season, but scored late winners against F.C. Halifax Town[9] and Lincoln City[10] in August and September respectively. Harrison scored his first professional hat-trick in the FA Cup fixture away to Dorchester Town.[11] Harrison ended the season with 17 goals in league and cup, including six in the final five league fixtures as Rovers finishing just one point off top of the league and with it automatic promotion. Harrison was sent off in the play-off semi-final game with Forest Green Rovers,[12] but returned for the final at Wembley Stadium where he scored the crucial equalising goal against Grimsby Town.[13] Rovers went on to win the game on penalties to return to League Two at the first time of asking.

The 2015–16 season saw Harrison regularly feature, both in the starting lineup and from the substitutes' bench, until toward the end of 2015 when he was often an unused substitute. On 17 January 2016 he agreed to join fellow League Two side Hartlepool United on a month-long loan with a view to attaining more game time.[14]

International career[edit]

Harrison was called up to the Wales Under-21 squad versus Moldova on 22 March 2013.[15] He was called up for a second time for the August 14th 2013 UEFA Championship qualifier against Finland. He made his Wales under-21 debut on 8 October 2013 in a 2–0 win over Lithuania[16] and scored his first international goal while gaining his second cap in the 4–0 win over San Marino five days later,[17] helping to avenge an embarrassing 1–0 defeat to the minnows the previous month.[18]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 17 January 2016[19]
Season Club Division League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2010–11 Bristol Rovers League One 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2011–12 League Two 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012–13 8 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 3
2013–14 25 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 29 1
2014–15 Conference Premier 35 13 2 3 2 1 39 17
2015–16 League Two 22 5 1 0 1 1 0 0 24 6
2015–16 Hartlepool United (loan) League Two 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 96 22 5 3 2 1 3 1 106 27

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Darren Patterson: Teen strikers will inspire Bristol Rovers' lads". thisisbristol.co.uk (Bristol Evening Post). 19 April 2011. Retrieved 19 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "Southampton 1–0 Bristol Rovers". BBC Sport. 16 April 2011. Retrieved 18 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "Two changes". Bristol Rovers Football Club. 16 April 2011. Retrieved 18 April 2011. 
  4. ^ "Fleetwood 3–0 Bristol Rovers" BBC Sport. 12 January 2013. Retrieved 15 February 2013.
  5. ^ "Rotherham 1–3 Bristol Rovers" BBC Sport. 26 January 2013. Retrieved 15 February 2013.
  6. ^ "Bristol Rovers 2–1 Rochdale" BBC Sport. 16 March 2013. Retrieved 7 July 2015.
  7. ^ "HARRISON SIGNS NEW CONTRACT". Bristol Rovers Official Website (bristolrovers.co.uk). 12 June 2013. Retrieved 7 July 2015. 
  8. ^ "RETAINED LIST". Bristol Rovers Official Website (bristolrovers.co.uk). 6 May 2014. Retrieved 7 July 2015. 
  9. ^ "Bristol Rovers 2-1 Halifax". BBC Sport (bbc.co.uk/sport). 30 August 2014. Retrieved 7 July 2015. 
  10. ^ "Lincoln City 2-3 Bristol Rovers". BBC Sport (bbc.co.uk/sport). 13 September 2014. Retrieved 7 July 2015. 
  11. ^ "ROVERS THROUGH TO FA CUP FIRST ROUND". Bristol Rovers Official Website (bristolrovers.co.uk). 25 October 2014. Retrieved 7 July 2015. 
  12. ^ "Forest Green 0-1 Bristol Rovers". BBC Sport (bbc.co.uk/sport). 29 April 2015. Retrieved 7 July 2015. 
  13. ^ "Bristol Rovers 1-1 Grimsby". BBC Sport (bbc.co.uk/sport). 17 May 2015. Retrieved 7 July 2015. 
  14. ^ "Harrison Joins Pools On A Month's Loan". Hartlepool United F.C. 17 January 2016. 
  15. ^ Wales Under-21
  16. ^ Under-21's v Lithuania – A win for Wales
  17. ^ Wales v San Marino Under 21 – A Win Wales!
  18. ^ San Marino U21 1 – 0 Wales U21
  19. ^ "Ellis Harrison". Soccerbase. Retrieved 27 January 2013. 

External links[edit]