Horsforth Fairweather FC

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Sunday 15th March 2020 (Wharfedale Triangle League Premier Division):

  Horsforth Fairweather v Shadwell United postponed.

  We have two players in self-isolation due to the coronavirus, and under the circumstances the opposition were not prepared to accept the risk, so the game is off. For the record, we were prepared to play, but fully understand and support their decision. The game will go down as a postponement, and will hopefully be rearranged before the end of May.

  Other league games: Eldwick v Leeds City Rovers - away walkover; FC United of Baildon 4, Burton Leonard 1; Rawdon FC 4, Horsforth Saints 3; Salts 5, Myrtle Park 4.

  Wharfedale FA Sunday Cup Round 2: K Town United 2, Ventus United 9; Quarter-Final: Yeadon FC 2, AFC Titans 1. Remaining Quarter-Final, date TBA: Ventus United v FC Milford of Bramhope.

  Semi-finals: Atlanta v Yeadon FC, 19th April; Harrogate Veterans v Ventus United or FC Milford of Bramhope, date TBA.



Sunday 8th March 2020 (Wharfedale Triangle League Premier Division):
Horsforth Saints 3 Horsforth Fairweather 3

Team: Postle, Harrison, C.Jones, Hoyle, T.Wilson, Smith, Pickering, Francis, LD.Monaghan, Hawes, Riley. Subs: B.Canning, Roper. Scorers: Hawes 2, Harrison.

  On a long-awaited return to league action, injuries, suspensions and no-shows more or less dictated the team selection for the all-important Horsforth derby. Jonathan Postle continued in goal, the season's only ever-present. The back four saw Tom Wilson and Phil Smith in the middle, with Chris Jones switching to left-back, and, after over a year out injured, Craig Harrison lining up on the right. The midfield was less affected, Matty Pickering and Henry Riley changing wings and Kev Hoyle and Jamie Francis continuing in the centre, while up front Luke Monaghan started for the first time this season, alongside James Hawes.

  Despite early misgivings, Fairweather settled the quicker, and went in front on 8 minutes as Kev's pass found Hawesy, who lobbed the ball into the net from outside the box. With 14 minutes played, Hawesy's neat footwork down the left gave him a chance to cross, and Craig's accurate header doubled the lead. We had a few more chances to sew the match up around this point, but didn't take them, and the home team gradually came into the game more as the half wore on. It wasn't much of a surprise when they hit one back five minutes before the break with a free-kick that took a couple of deflections before going in, but when the equaliser arrived right on the whistle, a glancing header at a corner, the scene was set for a very tight second half.

  We were forced to use our only fully fit sub, Ben Canning, at the break, replacing Phil, with Jonesy moving to the centre-back role. The second half was a fairly even affair, both teams had chances, I'd have to admit maybe Saints had slightly more of them than us, but we stole the lead again on 23 minutes when Jamie's cross from the left was headed home powerfully by Hawesy from beyond the far post. It didn't last long though, just eight minutes elapsing before the home team were level again, this time a very simple ball into our box and an unchallenged striker getting his head to the ball before the onrushing keeper. Another club servant returning from long-term injury, Olly Roper, was brought on for the last few minutes as the contest hung in the balance, and there was one astonishing open goal miss from the home side, but in the end a draw was perhaps a fair enough result.

  In my opinion, a point wasn't a bad return from a game when we had so many players absent for various reasons. It hadn't been a great performance, for which perhaps we could blame the conditions, but the players we had on duty had all shown great commitment, and I'd say character, throughout. A game we badly wanted to win, maybe needed to win, but a game we might easily have lost.

  Other league games: Eldwick 4, Rawdon FC 1; Leeds City Rovers 3, Burton Leonard 3; Myrtle Park 0, FC United of Baildon 2; Salts 3, Keighley Athletic 3; Shadwell United 2, Yeadon FC 0.

  Wharfedale FA Sunday Cup Quarter-Final: Otley Town Veterans 1, Atlanta 7.



Sunday 1st March 2020 (Wharfedale Triangle League Premier Division):

  Burton Leonard v Horsforth Fairweather postponed, pitch waterlogged.

  Other league games: Keighley Athletic v FC United of Baildon postponed (not 0-0 as first reported); Leeds City Rovers 8, Rawdon FC 2; Salts v Eldwick postponed; Shadwell United v Myrtle Park postponed; Yeadon FC v Horsforth Saints postponed.



Sunday 23rd February 2020 (Wharfedale Triangle League Premier Division):

  Horsforth Fairweather v Myrtle Park postponed, all games on Leeds parks pitches called off by council.

  Other league games: Horsforth Saints v Rawdon FC; Shadwell United v FC United of Baildon; Yeadon FC v Eldwick - all postponed.

  WTFL League Cup Round 3: AFC Daisy v Burton Leonard; Keighley Athletic v Pudsey Athletic; Salts v Leeds City Rovers; Shipley Town v Salts Reserves - all postponed.



Sunday 16th February 2020 (Wharfedale Triangle League Premier Division):

  Horsforth Fairweather v Shadwell United postponed, all games on Leeds parks pitches called off by council.

  Other league games: Eldwick v Keighley Athletic; FC United of Baildon v Salts; Leeds City Rovers v Horsforth Saints; Myrtle Park v Rawdon FC - all postponed.

  Wharfedale FA Sunday Cup Round 2: K Town United v Ventus United postponed; Quarter-Finals: Harrogate Veterans 7, FC West Leeds (Combi) 0; Otley Town Veterans v Atlanta; Yeadon FC v AFC Titans postponed. Remaining Quarter-Final, date TBA: K Town United or Ventus United v FC Milford of Bramhope.



Sunday 9th February 2020 (Wharfedale Triangle League Premier Division):

  Rawdon v Horsforth Fairweather postponed.

  Other league games: Burton Leonard v Horsforth Saints; Eldwick v FC United of Baildon; Myrtle Park v Salts; Shadwell United v Yeadon FC - all postponed.



Sunday 2nd February 2020 (Wharfedale Triangle League Premier Division):

  Salts v Horsforth Fairweather postponed, pitch damaged.

  Other league games: Eldwick 1, Myrtle Park 0; FC United of Baildon v Horsforth Saints postponed; Yeadon FC 0, Leeds City Rovers 11.

  WTFL League Cup Round 2: Keighley Athletic 12, Rawdon FC 1.

  WRCFA County Sunday Cup Quarter-Finals included: Burton Leonard v Shepherds Arms seems to have been postponed.



  This page last updated 15/03/2020.


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