Horsforth Fairweather FC

HFFC 2006-07: The Table Doesn't Lie.

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HFFC 2006-07.
Back - Simon Hinkins, Neil Hughes, Adam Foss, Dom Seymour, Lee Woods, Steve Sedgwick, Richard Horton, Rob Stones, Matt Hazel, Karen.
Front - Baz Armstrong, James Hunt, Richard Lester, Lee Monaghan, Richard Hudson, Andy Bowler, Jamie Martin, John Newsome, Woody. 
Weetwood, August 2007.

Back: Simon Hinkins, Neil Hughes, Adam Foss, Dom Seymour, Lee Woods, Steve Sedgwick, Richard Horton, Rob Stones, Matt Hazel, Karen. Front: Baz Armstrong, James Hunt, Richard Lester, Lee Monaghan, Richard Hudson, Andy Bowler, Jamie Martin, John Newsome, Woody.

  Another season of inconsistent results in the league, but at last there was something to cheer about on the cup front, with the club appearing in the League Cup Final for the first time since 2001.

  James Hunt was first choice between the sticks again, and in Jonathan Postle there was cover when needed. In defence, Mark Duce was back in the squad, though only available for about half of the season, while Barry Armstrong and Steve Sedgwick missed rather too many games for comfort, and Dave Ridsdale and Simon Banoub didn't even sign forms for the club. To add to our defensive issues, Chris Youngs had left the area, and Ben Avison was absent ill. Lee Woods, now almost a veteran, was now a regular at right-back again, and Richard Hudson, now concentrating on defensive duties, was duly installed at left-back. The central defensive responsibilities were generally shared between Baz, Sedge and Ducey, with the reliable Matt Hazel enjoying a successful run in the side in mid-season. In midfield, the usual pairing in the centre was Lee Monaghan and the increasingly dominant Richard Horton, a partnership that brought much stability to an otherwise rather too variable formation. Andy Bowler and Simon Hinkins were most often used in the wide positions, the latter being the season's major new signing, holding down the left flank as well as weighing in with many vital goals as did Andy. Sam Goodall was another who figured either wide in midfield or in attack, while Adam Foss made a great difference to the side when he played, though regrettably his season was cut short through injury, and Jamie Martin continued to look the part in just about every position on the field wherever he was asked to play. By contrast, Scott Lyons (retired injured) and Paul Unwin (emigrated) were no longer with us, and striker Richard Yarnold was another one absent through injury. The major goalscorer was, yet again, the unflagging Simon Parker, but his most regular partner, John Newsome, though still a player of great influence, was not at his most prolific this campaign. The physically imposing Andy Merifield was added to the squad at the back end of the season, and did enough to suggest that he might do greater things in the future. The kit was changed back to green and black mid-season, not due to any change of plan, but rather the fact that the yellow change kit went missing when we needed it for an away game at Westfield.

  Cup Final squad 2007

League Cup Final side. Back: Barry Armstrong, Andy Bowler, Matt Hazel, Sam Goodall, Richard Horton, Andy Merifield, Steve Sedgwick, Lee Monaghan, Adam Foss, James Hunt, Simon Hinkins, Jamie Martin, Ben Avison, John Newsome, Mark Duce, Jonathan Postle. Front: Lee Woods, Richard Hudson, , LK, Nathan, Madison, Simon Parker.

  An up-and-down autumn saw a sprinkling of creditable results, mingled with the occasional hammering - a similar story to the previous campaign. We also managed to go from leading 3-2 to losing 4-3 in the final minute of a game in two consecutive weeks during October. Some key wins in cup games around the turn of the year kept the season alive, along with a late winner against Westfield, scored by substitute Mark Bednarek. The District Cup run ended in the Quarter-Finals with a narrow reverse at the hands of eventual winners Swinnow, but the League Cup Semi-Final at Pool saw us overcoming holders Crossflatts to set up an unexpected contest against the Rawdon team that had dominated the Wharfedale Triangle more or less throughout the previous decade, but we rose to the task admirably. The team's formation changed significantly for these vital games, three at the back, five in midfield, and Andy Bowler partnering Parker up front. The Final, at Thackley FC, saw a splendid performance, which regrettably ended in a narrow 2-0 reverse, but it was a day on which the club recovered much pride. If the results in the league had been no better than in recent years (and overall they were if anything worse!), the cup runs had given the club renewed hope for the future.

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League Table.

Wharfedale Triangle League Premier Division, 2006-07.

 

P W D L F A Pts
Shipley Town 16 13 1 2 58 18 40
Crossflatts 16 12 2 2 67 26 38
Rawdon FC 16 12 2 2 60 24 38
Yeadon Westfield 16 9 1 6 50 42 28
Thackley Sports 16 8 1 7 65 37 25
Horsforth Fairweather 16 5 1 10 46 56 16
Baildon New Inn 16 4 1 11 35 55 13
Horsforth Rangers 16 3 2 11 31 64 11
Otley Wharfeside 16 0 1 15 10 100 1

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Results 2006-07.

September 3rd

Crossflatts (H)

League

2-3

Horton, Parker.

September 10th

Horsforth Rangers (H)

League

5-0

Parker 4, Monaghan.

September 17th

Thackley Sports (H)

League

3-3

Parker, Monaghan, Foss.

September 24th

Shipley Town (A)

League

0-7

 

October 1st

Oddfellows Athletic (A)

County Sunday Cup Round 2

1-3

Martin.

October 8th

Wharfedale Pirates (H)

League

3-1

Monaghan 3 (3 pens).

(Above game null and void - Pirates resigned from league.)

October 15th

Harehills WMC (A)

Sunday District Cup Round 2

4-1

Hinkins 2, Parker 2.

October 22nd

Yeadon Westfield (A)

League

3-4

Hinkins, Monaghan 2 (1 pen).

October 29th

Shipley Town (H)

League

3-4

Parker 3.

November 5th

Wharfedale Pirates (A)

League

3-0

Monaghan, Goodall, Bowler.

(Above game null and void - Pirates resigned from league.)

November 12th

Crossflatts (A)

League

1-7

Goodall.

November 19th

Leeds City Rovers (A)

Sunday District Cup Round 3

4-3

Parker 3, Bowler.

November 26th

Horsforth Rangers (A)

League

2-3

Goodall, Monaghan.

December 3rd

Baildon New Inn (A)

League

5-0

Hinkins 2, Goodall 2, Monaghan.

December 10th

Wharfedale Pirates (A)

League Cup Quarter-Final

5-0

Hinkins 2, Monaghan, Bowler, Martin.

December 17th

Otley Wharfeside (H)

League

6-3

Parker 3, Monaghan 2 (1 pen), Newsome.

January 7th

Otley Wharfeside (A)

League

7-2

Bowler, Monaghan 2, Own Goal, Parker 3.

January 28th

Yeadon Westfield (H)

League

2-1

Goodall, Bednarek.

February 11th

Baildon New Inn (H)

League

2-4

Hinkins, Bowler.

February 18th

Swinnow FC (A)

Sunday District Cup Round 4

2-3

Monaghan (pen), Bednarek.

March 11th

Rawdon FC (H)

League

4-6

Parker 2, Goodall, Monaghan (pen).

March 18th

Thackley Sports (A)

League

1-6

Newsome.

March 25th

Crossflatts

League Cup Semi-Final

2-0

Hinkins, Parker.

April 17th

Rawdon FC (A)

League

0-3

 

April 29th

Rawdon FC

League Cup Final

0-2

 

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Appearances 2006-07.

Name

Games Sub Goals

Armstrong, Barry

13

3

 

Avison, Ben

 

2

 

Bednarek, Mark

1

2

2

Bowler, Andy

20

2

5

Constable, Andy

 

1

 

Duce, Mark

13

1

 

Foss, Adam

4

8

1

Foster, Steve

1

3

 

Goodall, Sam

11

5

7

Hazel, Matt

9

 

 

Hinkins, Simon

22

 

9

Horton, Richard

22

 

1

Hudson, Richard

22

 

 

Hughes, Neil

 

1

 

Hunt, James

20

1

 

Irvine, Tony

 

2

 

Martin, Jamie

14

6

2

Merifield, Andy

3

2

 

Mills, Fraser

 

1

 

Monaghan, Lee

24

 

17

Newsome, John

15

8

2

Parker, Simon

22

 

23

Postle, Jonathan

6

5

 

Ridsdale, Phil

 

1

 

Sedgwick, Steve

15

1

 

Seymour, Dom

1

4

 

Stones, Rob

 

1

 

Woods, Lee

17

1

 

Woods, Martin

 

1

 

Own Goals

 

 

1

Also signed - Steve Burns, Mark Harris, Matt Jackson, Richard Lester, Phil Ridsdale, Richard Yarnold.

Games as captain - Monaghan 24, Parker 1.

Games as goalkeeper - Hunt 20, Postle 5.

Cautions - Duce 4; Horton 3; Bowler, Sedgwick, Monaghan 2 each; Foss, Parker, Hudson 1 each.

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Awards.

Player of the Year - Mark Duce / Simon Parker (joint winners).

Goal of the Season - Andy Bowler (v. Wharfedale Pirates in the League Cup).

Top Goal Scorer - Simon Parker (23).




Club Colours.

First choice - Green shirts, black shorts and socks .

Change - Yellow shirts, black shorts, yellow socks, worn in the away matches with Rawdon.




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