Horsforth Fairweather FC

HFFC 1995-96: It'll Go Right to the Wire.

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HFFC and friends, Ireland 1995.
Back - Gary Stevens (Isn't milk brilliant?), Karen Woods, Andy Constable, Jim Brown, Paul Coggins, Sean Taylor, Lee Monaghan, Minny, Richard Bridgemount, Rob Willets, Joanne Kelly.
Front - Steve Burns, Neil Grayson, Martin Woods, Phil Ridsdale, Brendan Walkden, Angie Hough.
Taken in Clancy Park, Dundalk, County Louth, 23rd July 1995.

HFFC and friends, Ireland 1995. Back: Gary Stevens (Isn't milk brilliant?), Karen Woods, Andy Constable, Jim Brown, Paul Coggins, Sean Taylor, Lee Monaghan, Minny, Richard Bridgemount, Rob Willets, Joanne Kelly. Front: Steve Burns, Neil Grayson, Martin Woods, Phil Ridsdale, Brendan Walkden, Angie Hough.

  The long-expected elevation of Martin Woods to the Manager's post changed the entire outlook of the club almost overnight. The home pitch was changed, after fourteen years, from Roundhay Park to pitch 6 at Bedquilts Recreation ground (off St Helens Lane in Adel), there were trips to Ireland in the summer, and many key signings. Phil Ridsdale ("Riggsy") took over from Woody in central midfield, and as club captain, Woody having worn the armband now for six seasons. Riggsy's brother Dave played at right-back, Brian Cowling usually at left-back. Utility defender Paul Coggins reinforced an already strong back line. Although Minny started the season up front, he soon left the Leeds area, and Mark Hepworth ("Heppy") and Andy Jackson ("Jacko") joined the club as autumn changed to winter. Steve Mayhew gave us another alternative in this area. Dave Postle was the regular again in goals, John Steenson, Kelvin Tapley and Sean Taylor mainstays in defence, with support from Andy Constable. In the centre of the midfield, Lee Monaghan and Riggsy were the main men, Neil Grayson, Lee Woods and Jacko the usual flank players, with Craig Carter disappearing due to work commitments as the season progressed, and Brendan Walkden often switched from up front to wide midfield.

HFFC 1995-96.
Back - Phil Ridsdale, Lee Woods, Dave Postle, Sean Taylor, John Steenson, Minny, Kelvin Tapley.
Front - Lee Monaghan, Brendan Walkden, Neil Grayson, Craig Carter, Martin Woods, Brian Cowling, Dave Hall.
Bedquilts, 17th September 1995.

Back: Phil Ridsdale, Lee Woods, Dave Postle, Sean Taylor, John Steenson, Minny, Kelvin Tapley. Front: Lee Monaghan, Brendan Walkden, Neil Grayson, Craig Carter, Martin Woods, Brian Cowling, Dave Hall.

  The race for the championship of Division Three between ourselves and Iveson went, to coin a phrase, right to the wire. The two titanic, drawn encounters between the clubs will live long in the memory. Horsforth were beaten only three times all season - twice, crucially, by Tetleys Brewery - but there were also one or two draws which might perhaps have been turned into victories. Iveson's form, especially in the latter stages of the campaign, was such that our greatest points tally ever was not going to be enough to secure the title which at one stage had seemed almost a certainty. This had been, by any standards, an absolutely great season, and the fact that it didn't end with the trophy our efforts merited should in no way detract from the achievement. As a highlight, the tremendous game away to Troydale, which ended 1-0 to us, takes some beating.

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League Table.

Leeds Combination AFL Division 3, 1995-96.
  P W D L F A Pts
Iveson 24 18 5 1 85 37 41
Horsforth Fairweather 24 16 5 3 68 24 37
Troydale 24 15 2 7 82 37 32
White Lion 24 15 2 7 68 38 30*
Tetleys Brewery 24 14 1 9 65 52 29
Pudsey Celtic 24 12 2 10 61 48 26
Chapel Street 24 10 4 10 68 55 24
Torre Social 24 9 5 10 45 51 23
Leodis 24 10 1 13 63 75 21
K.C. Sports 24 8 5 11 42 55 21
Crown Stanningley 24 8 1 15 47 67 15
Roundhegians 24 2 1 21 24 125 5
White Hart 24 1 2 21 23 77 4

* - two points deducted.

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Results 1995-96.

September 3rd

Pudsey Celtic (A)

League

3-2

Minnock 3.

September 10th

White Hart (H)

League

4-2

Minnock 3, Monaghan.

September 17th

Republica Highland (H)

District Cup Round 1

5-3

Walkden 2, Carter, P.Ridsdale, Minnock.

September 24th

KC Sports (H)

League

4-0

Carter 2, P.Ridsdale, Minnock.

October 1st

Chapel Street (A)

League

4-3

Own Goal, Taylor, Carter, L.Woods.

October 8th

Pudsey Celtic (A)

Mawson Trophy Round 2

1-1

Walkden.

October 15th

KC Sports (H)

District Cup Round 2

2-3

Walkden, Minnock.

October 22nd

White Lion (H)

League

3-0

Walkden, Carter 2.

October 29th

Tetleys Brewery (A)

League

1-3

Monaghan.

November 5th

Iveson (H)

League

1-1

Walkden (pen).

November 12th

Pudsey Celtic (H)

Mawson Trophy Round 2 Replay

1-2

Monaghan.

November 19th

Leodis (A)

League

1-1

Mayhew.

November 26th

Roundhegians (H)

League

6-0

Walkden 2, Mayhew 2, P.Ridsdale, Grayson.

December 10th

Torre Social (A)

League

2-1

P.Ridsdale 2.

December 17th

Chapel Street (H)

League

1-1

P.Ridsdale.

January 7th

KC Sports (A)

League

0-0

 

January 14th

Crown Stanningley (A)

League

4-1

Grayson, Hepworth, AM.Jackson, P.Ridsdale.

January 21st

Troydale (H)

League

2-1

Hepworth 2.

February 18th

Torre Social (H)

League

1-0

AM.Jackson.

February 25th

Roundhegians (A)

League

14-0

AM.Jackson 3, P.Ridsdale 4, Monaghan, Hepworth 2, Walkden 2, Tapley, Cowling.

March 3rd

Iveson (A)

League

0-0

 

March 10th

Leodis (H)

League

3-1

L.Woods, Mayhew, Walkden.

March 17th

Troydale (A)

League

1-0

Hepworth.

March 24th

White Lion (A)

League

1-3

Grayson.

March 31st

Tetleys Brewery (H)

League

1-3

AM.Jackson.

April 7th

Pudsey Celtic (H)

League

2-0

Hepworth 2.

April 14th

White Hart (A)

League

5-1

Monaghan, Cowling, Hepworth 2, Mayhew.

April 21st

Crown Stanningley (H)

League

4-0

Hepworth 3, P.Ridsdale.

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Appearances 1995-96.

Name Games Sub Goals
Carter, Craig 7 1 6
Coggins, Paul 7 2  
Constable, Andy 5 7  
Cowling, Brian 17 4 2
Cunningham, Danny   1  
Grayson, Neil 17 4 3
Greenacre, Rob   4  
Hall, Dave   1  
Hepworth, Mark 13 1 13
Jackson, Andy M 19 1 6
Mayhew, Steve 7 8 5
Minnock, Andrew 4 1 9
Monaghan, Lee 27   5
Passfield, Daniel   1  
Postle, Dave 26    
Ridsdale, Dave 17 4  
Ridsdale, Phil 28   12
Steenson, John 23 2  
Tapley, Kelvin 28   1
Taylor, Sean 27   1
Vernon, Dave 1 2  
Walkden, Brendan 25 1 11
Watson, Gary 2    
Woods, Lee 8 9 2
Woods, Martin   3  
Own Goals     1

Also signed - Steve Burns, Chris Fitzgerald, Steve Mason, Howard Spence, Dave Widdowson.

Games as captain - Monaghan 2, P.Ridsdale 25, Steenson 1.

Games as goalkeeper - Postle 26, Watson 2.

Cautions - P.Ridsdale 2, Tapley 1.

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Awards.

Player of the Year - Lee Monaghan.

Goal of the Season - Lee Monaghan (v. Tetleys Brewery away).

Most Improved Player - Lee Woods.

Top Goal Scorer - Mark Hepworth (13).




Club Colours.

First choice - Green and black striped shirts, black shorts, green and black socks.

Green and black striped shirts, white shorts and socks in away match with Iveson.

Change - All white.
(worn in the away matches with Pudsey Celtic twice, KC Sports, Roundhegians and Troydale).




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