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HFFC 1994-95. 
Back - Lee Monaghan, Dave Vernon, Andy Constable, Scott Wilkinson, Dave Postle, John Steenson, Kelvin Tapley.
Front - Lee Woods, Darran Wilkinson, Richard Kelly, Martin Woods, Craig Carter, Brendan Walkden.
I think this one is from Bedquilts, 26th February 1995.

Back: Lee Monaghan, Dave Vernon, Andy Constable, Scott Wilkinson, Dave Postle, John Steenson, Kelvin Tapley. Front: Lee Woods, Darran Wilkinson, Richard Kelly, Martin Woods, Craig Carter, Brendan Walkden.

  The time being judged right for a change of Manager, the club's long-serving goalie Bernie Gilmore was elected to the post. Though lacking Lee Monaghan and Minny, endeavouring to further their careers at Tadcaster Albion and Farsley Celtic respectively, Horsforth signed more than a few new players for our first season at the dizzy heights of Division Three. The problems soon mounted up, however, not least injury to Bernie himself. Dave Postle was recalled to the colours, and Scott Wilkinson was now joined in defence by his brother Darran. Kelvin Tapley and Sean Taylor held back the floodgates in the centre of the defence, until the latter suffered a broken leg. Simon Cockill struggled for fitness at left-back, Ian Burrill helping out here from time to time. John Steenson continued in midfield or defence as needed, while Richard Kelly was asked to be Martin Woods's foil at the centre of the formation. Craig Carter resumed on the left of midfield, while Lee Woods, nephew of Martin, joined in on the right of the defence, midfield or attack as required. Paul Blair, Toastie and Dave Vernon featured in the attack, along with another new star, Bolton's finest son Brendan Walkden.

  After Bernie's departure in February, with Steve Burns as stand-in Manager (again!), the club re-acquired the services of Lee Mon and Minny, signed a new midfield player in Neil Grayson, changed back to green and black stripes (and all-white as change strip), and grimly set about the task of avoiding relegation. In a situation rather similar to that of 1989-90, we did finish outside the bottom two places, but found that a reorganisation of the league was planned, and the struggle, character-forming though it may have been, was actually unnecessary. Highlight - difficult to choose, but the early 3-2 win over Iveson, after being two down, must be a contender.

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League Table.

Leeds Combination AFL Division 3, 1994-95.

 

P W D L F A Pts
Cross Green Dodgers 20 14 5 1 61 32 33
Micklefield 20 12 7 1 56 25 31
Omnibus 20 13 2 5 66 46 28
Bulls Head 20 13 2 6 47 32 26
Merlins 20 9 3 8 50 42 21
Crossgates Wanderers 20 10 1 9 65 58 21
Iveson 20 6 5 9 43 47 17
Horsforth Fairweather 20 7 0 13 48 61 14
Leodis 20 4 5 11 44 62 13
Torre Social 20 4 1 15 35 67 9
Chapel Street 20 1 5 14 23 66 7

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Results 1994-95.

September 4th

Crossgates Wanderers (H)

League

1-4

Carter.

September 11th

Chapel Street (A)

League

0-2

 

September 18th

Oakwood Athletic (A)

Sunday Cup Round 1

2-2
AET

L.Woods, Taylor.

September 25th

Iveson (H)

League

3-2

Taylor 2, M.Woods (pen).

October 2nd

Torre Social (A)

League

2-0

Walkden, Kelly.

October 9th

Micklefield (H)

League

0-3

 

October 16th

Oakwood Athletic (H)

Sunday Cup Round 1 Replay

2-3

M.Woods, Carter.

October 23rd

Merlins (H)

League

6-1

Vernon 2, Kelly, Constable, M.Woods (pen), Walkden.

October 30th

Kelly & Barrett (A)

League

5-1

Taylor 2, Vernon, M.Woods, Carter.

(Above game null and void - Kelly & Barrett resigned from league.)

November 6th

Leodis (H)

League

4-1

Carter 3, Taylor.

November 20th

Leodis (A)

League

4-6

Taylor, Blair, M.Woods (pen), L.Woods.

November 27th

Cross Green Dodgers (A)

League

2-4

Blair, M.Woods.

December 4th

Bulls Head (H)

League

1-2

Carter.

December 11th

Bulls Head (A)

Luty Cup Round 2

2-2
AET

Blair, Taylor.

December 18th

Cross Green Dodgers (H)

League

4-5

M.Woods, Blair, Kelly, Own Goal.

January 8th

Bulls Head (H)

Luty Cup Round 2 Replay

1-3

Spence.

February 5th

Chapel Street (H)

League

4-2

Walkden, Kelly, Vernon 2.

February 26th

Iveson (A)

League

2-4

Walkden, Carter.

March 5th

Micklefield (A)

League

1-4

M.Woods (pen).

March 12th

Crossgates Wanderers (A)

League

2-3

D.Wilkinson, Monaghan.

March 19th

Omnibus (A)

League

2-7

Minnock 2.

March 26th

Torre Social (H)

League

4-2

Walkden 2, Minnock 2.

April 2nd

Bulls Head (A)

League

2-4

Kelly, Blair.

April 9th

Omnibus (H)

League

2-4

Walkden, Monaghan.

April 20th

Merlins (A)

League

2-1

Minnock, Own Goal.

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Appearances 1994-95.

Name

Games

Sub

Goals

Blair, Paul

11

1

5

Burrill, Ian

8

1

 

Carter, Craig

18

 

8

Cockill, Simon

6

 

 

Constable, Andy

7

1

1

Dalton, Richard

2

 

 

Fitzgerald, Chris

1

 

 

Gill, Mohinderpal Singh

1

 

 

Gilmore, Bernie

8

 

 

Grayson, Neil

4

1

 

Hall, Dave

1

3

 

Kelly, Richard

20

2

5

Minnock, Andrew

3

 

5

Monaghan, Lee

6

1

2

Naylor, Ian

 

1

 

Oddy, Craig

3

1

 

Postle, Dave

14

 

 

Spence, Howard

9

2

1

Steenson, John

22

 

 

Tapley, Kelvin

18

1

 

Taylor, Sean

15

 

8

Vernon, Dave

10

6

5

Walkden, Brendan

17

 

7

Watson, Gary

 

1

 

Wilkinson, Darran

13

6

1

Wilkinson, Scott

17

 

 

Woods, Lee

17

7

2

Woods, Martin

24

 

8

Own Goals

   

2

Also signed - Steve Burns, Mark Farmery, Ian Hazell, Steve Mason, Gavin Pickup, Jagjit Sambhi.

Games as captain - Woods 24, Steenson 1.

Games as goalkeeper - Gill 1, Oddy 3, Postle 13, Gilmore 8.

Cautions - D.Wilkinson 1.

Sent off - Monaghan 1.

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Awards.

Player of the Year - Martin Woods.

Goal of the Season - Richard Kelly (v. Chapel Street at home).

Most Improved Player - Richard Kelly.

Joint Top Goal Scorers - Craig Carter, Sean Taylor and Martin Woods (8 each).




Club Colours.

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

All dark green December-February.

Green and black striped shirts, black shorts, green and black socks February onwards.

Change - Not worn. Registered as Yellow shirts, dark green shorts, yellow socks.



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