Ellis Harrison

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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 23)
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
Youth career
0000–2011 Bristol Rovers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011– Bristol Rovers 141 (32)
2016 Hartlepool United (loan) 2 (0)
National team
2013–2016 Wales U21 14 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10:15, 2 May 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 06:06, 1 March 2017 (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]

2010–11 season[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]

2012–13 season[edit]

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]

2013–14 season[edit]

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]

2014–15 season[edit]

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.

2015–16 season[edit]

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] As Ellis returned from his loan spell at Hartlepool United F.C., he scored a crucial late equaliser vs league leaders Northampton Town F.C.[15] This proved to be important for the clubs automatic promotion race, as Rovers went up on goal difference with a victory over Dagenham & Redbridge F.C. on the final day.

2016–17 season[edit]

Harrison scored his first goal of the 2016–17 season in a 2–1 defeat to Bolton Wanderers [16] Harrison scored again on the 24 September 2016 with the equaliser in a 2-1 win over Port Vale.[17] He also scored a last gasp winner against Gillingham on the 15th October to make it three goals that season for him and keep a 3 game winning streak alive. On 7 January 2017 he scored 4 goals in a 5-0 victory over Northampton Town F.C..[18]

On 28 June 2017, Harrison signed a new deal following what he called a 'disappointing' season. [19]

International career[edit]

Harrison was called up to the Wales Under-21 squad versus Moldova on 22 March 2013.[20] 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[21] and scored his first international goal while gaining his second cap in the 4–0 win over San Marino five days later,[22] helping to avenge an embarrassing 1–0 defeat to the minnows the previous month.[23]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 30 April 2017[24]
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 30 5 1 0 1 1 0 0 32 6
2015–16 Hartlepool United (loan) League Two 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016–17 Bristol Rovers League One 37 8 2 0 2 1 1 0 42 9
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. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/35949025
  16. ^ "Bristol Rovers 1-2 Bolton Wanderers: Ellis Harrison scores but Bolton do enough to end record". Bristol Post. 17 August 2016. Retrieved 4 September 2016. 
  17. ^ "Bristol Rovers 2-1 Port Vale LIVE recap: Ellis Harrison and Jermaine Easter fire pirates to victory". Bristol Post. 24 September 2016. Retrieved 24 September 2016. 
  18. ^ "Bristol Rovers 5-0 Northampton Town". BBC. 7 January 2017. Retrieved 7 January 2017. 
  19. ^ "Ellis Harrison:Bristol Rovers forward signs new contract". BBC Sport. 28 June 2017. Retrieved 29 June 2017. 
  20. ^ Wales Under-21
  21. ^ Under-21's v Lithuania – A win for Wales
  22. ^ Wales v San Marino Under 21 – A Win Wales!
  23. ^ San Marino U21 1 – 0 Wales U21
  24. ^ "Ellis Harrison". Soccerbase. Retrieved 27 January 2013. 

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