Horsforth Fairweather FC

HFFC 2005-06: Only Pride to Play For.

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HFFC 2005-06.
Back - Mark Duce, Simon Banoub, Richard Horton, Lee Longbottom, Steve Sedgwick, Scott Lyons, Lee Woods, Matt Hazel. 
Front - Lee Monaghan and young Lee, Sam Goodall, Paul Unwin, John Newsome, Richard Noble, Andy Bowler and Shannon, Woody.
Bedquilts, 4th September 2005.

Back: Mark Duce, Simon Banoub, Richard Horton, Lee Longbottom, Steve Sedgwick, Scott Lyons, Lee Woods, Matt Hazel. Front: Lee Monaghan and young Lee, Sam Goodall, Paul Unwin, John Newsome, Richard Noble, Andy Bowler and Shannon, Woody.

  More comings and goings over the summer, and inevitably another year of ups and downs, but this year for the first time there were more of the latter than the former.

  One of the club's most promising new recruits, Geoff Knight, would be absent due to his travels, and with him went Sam Sinclair: Mark Wani had also left the Leeds area. Before long, the club had lost the services of Mark Duce and Dave Ridsdale, and when Yarny went down injured you might think there were more gaps to fill than players to fill them. But the sun also rises, and this is HFFC, so as ever there were some tremendous arrivals too. Baz Armstrong was a rock in defence or in midfield, Chris Youngs emerged as a talented and dependable full-back on either flank, while Richard Hudson and Sam Goodall gave the club some real luxury of resources down the left-hand side, and Jamie Martin arrived from local rivals Horsforth Rangers to add a bit of competition in the midfield.

  There was even some competition for the goalkeeper's jersey, with new recruit Lee Longbottom starting the season, and Jonathan Postle promising much as part of the club's longer-term plans, but of course James Hunt was still very much the man in possession. Ben Avison made several sound appearances in the back four, where Sedge and Matt Hazel were generally the most regular calls in the centre. Simon Banoub's talents as a central defender were revealed from time to time, even if it was mainly on the left that he plied his trade. Though, as usual, it was hard to perceive patterns, Richard Horton and Lee Monaghan were most often to be found in central midfield, the latter now adding the captaincy of the club to his achievements. Richard Hudson was startlingly good either at left-back or left midfield, but wasn't available often enough to make as much difference as he threatened. Jamie and Baz, plus of course Gobby, also featured in the middle four. Scott Lyons was another contender, though he had an in-and-out season as regards selection, and serious injury at the back end of the campaign looked like it would rob the club of one of its most popular players. After an early-season hold-out, Simon Parker slipped back into gear as the team's talismanic centre-forward, still a headache for any defence in the league, and top scorer yet again. John Newsome was as worthy a foil as anyone could wish, always working hard for the team's cause and unselfish to a fault, and he had quite possibly his best season yet for the club. Andy Bowler and Sam Goodall did their share of front-running duties, when they could be spared from the midfield. Lee Woods made yet another comeback, initially as an attacker, but by the latter stages of the campaign had settled down to play some of his best football ever at right-back, making with Chris Youngs a particularly sound full-back pairing.

  The season essentially consisted a sequences of sound performances interspersed with the odd hammering. One such reverse was the League Cup exit on the opening day at the hands of Crossflatts, though we would later take points from them that were to prove crucial in their crusade to become champions. There were some narrow defeats, often on days when we'd played well enough to merit the points, but, of more comfort, there were also a few occasions when we dug out a result through sheer will-to-win. However, this was the first time we had lost more games than we had won during our Wharfedale days, and there was a growing sense that the club had been heading in the wrong direction over the last couple of seasons.

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League Table.

Wharfedale Triangle League Premier Division, 2005-06.

 

P W D L F A Pts
Rawdon FC 22 18 2 2 92 42 56
Crossflatts 22 16 4 2 101 41 52
Thackley Sports 22 16 2 4 98 42 50
Rawdon OB Pirates 22 12 2 8 63 51 38
Shipley Town 22 12 1 9 70 42 37
Park Rangers 22 10 4 8 53 43 34
Horsforth Fairweather 22 9 2 11 60 62 29
Yeadon Westfield 22 8 3 11 58 77 27
Horsforth Rangers 22 7 3 12 54 73 24
Baildon New Inn 22 5 2 15 37 89 17
Crown Celtic 22 2 3 17 30 110 9
Milford 22 1 4 17 31 75 7

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Results 2005-06.

September 4th

Crossflatts (H)

League Cup Round 1

1-7

Newsome.

September 8th

Milford (A)

League

3-3

Bowler, Banoub, Sedgwick.

September 11th

Yeadon Westfield (H)

League

4-2

Yarnold 2, Duce, Unwin.

September 18th

Milford (H)

League

3-1

Yarnold 2, Newsome.

September 25th

Rawdon OB Pirates (H)

League

0-6

 

October 2nd

Baildon New Inn (A)

League

5-2

Monaghan 2, Unwin, Parker, Yarnold.

October 9th

Queensbury (A)

County Sunday Cup Round 1

0-1

 

October 16th

Pudsey Amateurs (H)

Sunday District Cup Round 1

2-0

Parker, Monaghan.

October 23rd

Shipley Town (A)

League

2-1

Newsome 2.

October 30th

Adel Sunday (H)

Sunday District Cup Round 2

3-3

Monaghan 2 (1 pen), Bowler.

Adel won 5-4 on penalties

November 6th

Park Rangers (H)

League

1-2

Martin.

November 13th

Thackley Sports (H)

League

1-3

Parker.

November 20th

Crown Celtic (H)

League

5-3

Yarnold, Goodall, Parker, Martin, Newsome.

November 27th

Yeadon Westfield (A)

League

7-3

Monaghan 2 (1 pen), Parker 2, Goodall, Newsome 2.

December 4th

Rawdon OB Pirates (A)

League

1-2

Monaghan.

December 11th

Thackley Sports (A)

League

2-6

Parker, Monaghan (pen).

January 8th

Baildon New Inn (H)

League

4-1

Parker 3, Newsome.

January 15th

Shipley Town (H)

League

2-3

Unwin, Parker.

January 22nd

Rawdon FC (A)

League

2-3

Parker, Newsome.

January 29th

Horsforth Rangers (H)

League

4-5

Monaghan (pen), Newsome 2, Martin.

February 12th

Crossflatts (A)

League

1-2

Parker.

February 19th

Crossflatts (H)

League

2-2

Hudson, Martin.

February 26th

Crown Celtic (A)

League

5-2

Parker 4, Hudson.

March 5th

Horsforth Rangers (A)

League

2-1

Parker, Monaghan.

March 26th

Park Rangers (A)

League

2-4

Parker 2.

April 9th

Rawdon FC (H)

League

2-5

Goodall, Parker.

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Appearances 2005-06.

Name

Games Sub Goals

Armstrong, Barry

14

3

 

Avison, Ben

10

3

 

Banoub, Simon

16

1

1

Bowler, Andy

14

3

2

Cooper, Steve

 

3

 

Duce, Mark

4

1

1

Goodall, Sam

11

7

3

Hazel, Matt

16

3

 

Horton, Richard

26

 

 

Hudson, Richard

11

 

2

Hunt, James

24

 

 

Lester, Richard

2

2

 

Longbottom, Lee

2

 

 

Lyons, Scott

2

8

 

Martin, Jamie

12

4

4

Monaghan, Lee

26

 

11

Newsome, John

15

5

11

Noble, Richard

 

2

 

Parker, Simon

15

2

21

Postle, Jonathan

 

2

 

Ridsdale, Dave

4

2

 

Roy, Cameron

 

1

 

Sedgwick, Steve

18

5

1

Unwin, Paul

16

3

3

Woods, Lee

7

1

 

Yarnold, Richard

9

1

6

Youngs, Chris

12

4

 

Own Goals

 

 

 

Also signed - Adam Ayliff, Steve Burns, Michael Carroll, Danny Connell, Simon Dormer, Joel Graves, Ben Hodgson, Geoff Knight, Oliver Lake, Carl Linley, Paul McCormack, Phil Ridsdale, Ian Sharrocks, Jonathan Tate, Keal Weddings.

Games as captain - Monaghan 26.

Games as goalkeeper - Longbottom 2, Hunt 24.

Cautions - Yarnold, Unwin 3 each; Parker, Hazel, Sedgwick, Monaghan 2 each; Avison, Bowler, D.Ridsdale, Horton 1 each. Sent Off - Newsome 1.

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Awards.

Player of the Year - Lee Monaghan.

Goal of the Season - Jamie Martin (v. Park Rangers at home).

Top Goal Scorer - Simon Parker (21).




Club Colours.

First choice (originally) - Royal blue shirts, shorts and socks .

Change - Yellow shirts, blue shorts, yellow socks, worn in the away matches with Milford, Shipley Town, also in the home matches v Park Rangers, Crown Celtic.

Later - Green shirts, black shorts and socks, worn in all games from Westfield (A) on November 27th.




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