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HFFC 1993-94: A Dream Come True.

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HFFC 1993-94. 
Back - Dave Vernon, Scott Wilkinson, Paul Blair, Bernie Gilmore, John Steenson, Kelvin Tapley, Simon Cockill.
Front - Craig Carter, Richard Dalton, Martin Woods, Tony Jowsey, Bruce Tremlett, Lee Monaghan.
Picture taken at Roundhay, 5th September 1993, probably my fault again.

Back: Dave Vernon, Scott Wilkinson, Paul Blair, Bernie Gilmore, John Steenson, Kelvin Tapley, Simon Cockill. Front: Craig Carter, Richard Dalton, Martin Woods, Tony Jowsey, Bruce Tremlett, Lee Monaghan.

  Around the start of the 1993-94 season, Minny had a dream that we'd get to the cup final this year, and this was indeed to be the first season in which the club had achieved any degree of success in knock-out competitions. Paul Blair took over from bike crash victim Toastie in the attack, and Bruce Tremlett returned after a ten-year absence. Though Bruce - and Dave Vernon - contributed greatly to the season's success, few would deny that it was the partnership between Paul and Minny that gave the side a match-winning edge in many key games.

Mawson Semi-Final Team and supporters.
Back - Stuart Wilkinson (Scott's Dad), Kelvin Tapley, Bruce Tremlett, John Hryszko, Dave Vernon, Paul Blair, Minny, Scott Wilkinson, John Steenson, Mark Sweeney, Tony Jowsey, Tim Hirst, Craig Oddy, Phil Troughton, Gary Watson, John Duckworth, Pete Gable.
Front - Russell Gable, Simon Cockill, Craig Carter, Sean Taylor, Bernie Gilmore, Lee Monaghan, Martin Woods.
Lockwood Farm, 3rd March 1994.

Mawson Semi-Final Team and supporters. Back: Stuart Wilkinson (Scott's Dad), Kelvin Tapley, Bruce Tremlett, John Hryszko, Dave Vernon, Paul Blair, Minny, Scott Wilkinson, John Steenson, Mark Sweeney, Tony Jowsey, Tim Hirst, Craig Oddy, Phil Troughton, Gary Watson, John Duckworth, Pete Gable. Front: Russell Gable, Simon Cockill, Craig Carter, Sean Taylor, Bernie Gilmore, Lee Monaghan, Martin Woods.

  The highlight of the campaign was of course the run in the Mawson Trophy, the Combination League's league cup for sides in the lower divisions, in which we beat FC Haigh 4-1 at Roundhay, Pack Horse 1-0 at Middleton and Unicorn 4-0 in a memorable home Quarter-Final, then destroyed an excellent Troydale side in the Semi-Final at Lockwood Farm, and lost a thrilling final at Farsley Celtic's ground 4-3 to the awesomely good Swinnow Hotel.

  The team on that great day was: Bernie Gilmore in goals; Scott Wilkinson, Sean Taylor, Kelvin Tapley and Simon Cockill in defence; John Steenson, Martin Woods, Lee Monaghan and Craig Carter in midfield; and Minny and Paul up front. Woody, Minny and Paul scored the goals. Dave Vernon and Craig Oddy were subs, and others who contributed in the run to the final were Bruce, Tony Bowler (or Smith), Lee Heywood, Dave Hall ("Sonic"), Tony Jowsey and Steve Burns.

Mawson Final Team.
Back - Tony Jowsey, Lee Heywood, Dave Hall, Sean Taylor, Minny, Paul Blair, Dave Vernon, John Steenson, Bernie Gilmore, Scott Wilkinson, Kelvin Tapley, Simon Cockill.
Front - Russell Gable, Steve Burns, Chris Fitzgerald, Craig Carter, Martin Woods, Lee Monaghan, Craig Oddy.
Farsley Celtic FC, 10th April 1994.

Mawson Final Team. Back: Tony Jowsey, Lee Heywood, Dave Hall, Sean Taylor, Minny, Paul Blair, Dave Vernon, John Steenson, Bernie Gilmore, Scott Wilkinson, Kelvin Tapley, Simon Cockill. Front: Russell Gable, Steve Burns, Chris Fitzgerald, Craig Carter, Martin Woods, Lee Monaghan, Craig Oddy.

  Whether anybody believed us or not, it was claimed that the main aim was always to do well in the league, and this season we also managed enough points to get promoted again. This was in spite of a crowded fixture list at the end of the spring, and being in the same division as two of the strongest teams in the whole of Leeds - Swinnow and New Inn Churwell. Other than at the hands of these clubs, we suffered only one league defeat all season. As well as the above stalwarts, mention should be made of Rick Dalton and Andy Constable, who topped the squad up when necessary. The 3-2 win over a very sturdy Omnibus side at Belle Isle, after being two down, was probably the most significant result in a season which also deserves to remain unforgotten for bringing the club a key promotion, from Division Four to Division Three.

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League Table.

Leeds Combination AFL Division 4, 1993-94.

 

P W D L F A Pts
Swinnow Hotel 22 19 1 2 121 30 39
New Inn Churwell 22 19 1 2 114 39 39
Horsforth Fairweather 22 15 2 5 74 58 32
Omnibus 22 12 4 6 55 38 28
Phoenix Park 22 10 1 11 46 60 21
Lord Nelson 22 6 7 9 45 41 19
AFC Sandford 22 8 2 12 63 77 18
Shoes 22 6 5 11 51 66 17
White Lion 22 6 4 12 57 65 16
Beech Celtic 22 5 6 11 56 84 16
FC Haigh 22 4 4 14 33 76 12
Nat West 22 3 1 18 36 117 7

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Results 1993-94.

September 5th

Omnibus (H)

League

1-1

Dalton.

September 12th

White Lion (A)

League

5-4

Minnock 4, Blair.

September 19th

Shoes (H)

Sunday Cup Round 1

3-0

Carter, Woods 2.

September 26th

Shoes (A)

League

1-6

Woods (pen).

October 3rd

Swinnow Hotel (A)

League

1-2

Blair.

October 10th

FC Haigh (H)

League

3-0

Oddy, Blair 2.

October 17th

Nat West (H)

Sunday Cup Round 2

4-1

Woods 2 (1 pen), Tapley, Blair.

October 24th

Beech Celtic (H)

League

7-2

Minnock 2, Taylor, Blair, Own Goal, Monaghan 2.

October 31st

Lord Nelson (A)

League

5-2

Blair 3, Woods, Monaghan.

November 7th

White Lion (H)

League

5-3

Minnock 3, Blair 2.

November 14th

FC Haigh (A)

Mawson Trophy Round 2

4-1

Carter, Woods 2 (1 pen), Monaghan.

November 21st

Omnibus (A)

Sunday Cup Round 3

1-3

Blair.

November 28th

New Inn Churwell (A)

League

1-10

Tremlett.

December 12th

Phoenix Park (A)

League

4-2

Minnock 3, Steenson.

December 12th

Pack Horse (A)

Mawson Trophy Round 3

0-0

 

(Abandoned 60 mins - pitch waterlogged.)

January 16th

AFC Sandford (H)

League

5-2

Tremlett, Steenson, Minnock 3.

January 30th

Pack Horse (A)

Mawson Trophy Round 3

1-0

Taylor.

February 13th

Unicorn (H)

Mawson Trophy Round 4

4-0

Minnock 2, Blair 2.

March 3rd

Troydale

Mawson Trophy Semi-Final

4-1

Minnock 3, Carter.

March 13th

Nat West (H)

League

6-1

Blair 2, Own Goal, Minnock 3.

March 20th

Beech Celtic (A)

League

3-3

Woods, Minnock 2.

March 27th

Lord Nelson (H)

League

4-0

Minnock 2, Oddy, Monaghan.

April 4th

FC Haigh (A)

League

3-0

Minnock 2, Blair.

April 10th

Swinnow Hotel

Mawson Trophy Final

3-4

Woods, Minnock, Blair.

April 12th

AFC Sandford (A)

League

3-2

Minnock 2, Blair.

April 17th

Shoes (H)

League

3-2

Vernon, Own Goal, Minnock.

April 19th

New Inn Churwell (H)

League

3-5

Blair, Minnock, Taylor.

April 24th

Omnibus (H)

League

3-2

Vernon, Minnock, Carter.

April 26th

Nat West (A)

League

4-1

Vernon, Monaghan, Minnock 2.

May 1st

Phoenix Park (H)

League

4-1

Vernon 3, Minnock.

May 8th

Swinnow Hotel (H)

League

0-7

 

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Appearances 1993-94.

Name

Games

Sub

Goals

Blair, Paul

23

1

20

Bowler, Tony

9

3

 

Burns, Steve

 

2

 

Carter, Craig

26

1

4

Cockill, Simon

16

1

 

Constable, Andy

2

3

 

Dalton, Richard

6

 

1

Fitzgerald, Chris

1

1

 

Gilmore, Bernie

30

 

 

Hall, Dave

3

5

 

Heywood, Lee

7

5

 

Jowsey, Tony

 

4

 

Kelly, Richard

 

1

 

Minnock, Andrew

23

2

38

Monaghan, Lee

29

 

6

Oddy, Craig

7

6

2

Steenson, John

28

 

2

Tapley, Kelvin

25

 

1

Taylor, Sean

25

 

3

Tremlett, Bruce

8

3

2

Vernon, Dave

6

9

6

Wilkinson, Scott

27

 

 

Woods, Martin

29

1

10

Own Goals

   

3

Also signed - Bob Croft, Ric Fletcher, Mark Livesey, Steve Mason, Dave Postle, Howard Spence, Wayne Wisdom.

Games as captain - Woods 29, Steenson 1.

Games as goalkeeper - Gilmore 30.

Cautions - none.

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Awards.

Player of the Year - Minny.

Goal of the Season - Craig Oddy ( v. Lord Nelson).

Most Improved Player - Simon Cockill.

Top Goal Scorer - Minny (38).




Club Colours.

First choice - Dark green shirts, black shorts and socks.

All dark green in Omnibus District Cup match.

Dark green shirts and shorts, white socks against Troydale in Mawson Semi-Final.

Change - Yellow shirts, dark green shorts, yellow socks.
(worn in the away matches with Swinnow Hotel, New Inn, Sandford and Omnibus in the league).



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