Horsforth Fairweather FC

HFFC 1998-99: A Level Playing-Field.

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HFFC 1998-99.
Back - Andy Bowler, Richard Harper, Richard Oddy, Sean Taylor, Mark Duce, Nobby Rhodes, AJ Jackson, Simon Coen, John Steenson, John Newsome.
Front - Lee Monaghan, Craig Carter, Phil Ridsdale, Lee Woods, Lee Orange, Simon Parker, Martin Woods.
Bedquilts, 20th September 1998.

Back: Andy Bowler, Richard Harper, Richard Oddy, Sean Taylor, Mark Duce, Nobby Rhodes, AJ Jackson, Simon Coen, John Steenson, John Newsome. Front: Lee Monaghan, Craig Carter, Phil Ridsdale, Lee Woods, Lee Orange, Simon Parker, Martin Woods.

  The summer of 1998 saw HFFC repeat the achievement of 1992, finishing runners-up in the Champions Trophy, at St Nicholas School. Take a bow, Richard Harper, Dave Ridsdale, Ian Kenworthy, Simon Coen, Sean Taylor, Andy Bowler, Lee Monaghan and Simon Parker. We overcame Burley Cons, Spotted Cow and Kippax Welfare, and drew with Maccabi Social to win our group, then beat Agfa in the Quarter-Final and YE Cavalier in the Semi-Final, Richard hitting the winner in a tense penalty shoot-out. An exhausted HFFC side lost 1-0 to the Dalesman in the Final, but once again we managed to make friends and earn respect at the same time.

  Promoted to Division One, Horsforth started 1998-99 in the same vein as the previous season, again unbeaten in the league for a long stretch. The Luty Cup, however, was quickly surrendered, losing to SOL Utd in the first round, and the club's exploits in the County Trophy will be soon forgotten. In the Sunday District Cup, there was another quarter-final exit, this time, at the hands of Burley Cons on our old stamping ground at Butcher Hill, there was at least some honour in the manner of our defeat.

  The race for the title in Division One saw us pitched against our rivals from the previous campaign, Farsley Fleece and Acorn, plus Dewsbury Road Social. Horsforth rattled in some outstanding wins, notably at home to Fleece and Acorn, but too often slipped up against mid-table sides, most notably Troydale at home, and the inability to hold onto a hard-won lead was on several occasions to prove fatal. Nevertheless, the title stayed within reach until the last week of the season, when a crucial defeat in the away game with the Fleece meant they had once again come out on top. Their win was a fitting tribute to the memory of Nicky Burdon, their manager, who died the week before they clinched the trophy.

Back - Richard Harper, Lee Woods, Richard Oddy, Simon Coen, John Steenson, Phil Ridsdale, Mark Duce, Sean Taylor, Sandy Lay, AJ Jackson.
Front - Damion Darby, Martin Woods, Lee Monaghan, Andy Bowler, Dave Ridsdale, Simon Parker, Craig Carter, Lee Orange, John Newsome.
Churwell Rec, 6th September 1998 I think.

Back: Richard Harper, Lee Woods, Richard Oddy, Simon Coen, John Steenson, Phil Ridsdale, Mark Duce, Sean Taylor, Sandy Lay, AJ Jackson. Front: Damion Darby, Martin Woods, Lee Monaghan, Andy Bowler, Dave Ridsdale, Simon Parker, Craig Carter, Lee Orange, John Newsome.

  Horsforth's team was fairly similar to that from 1997-98. Richard Harper played most games in goals, but was replaced by Simon Lee towards the end. In defence, John Steenson, Kelvin Tapley, Sean Taylor, Nobby Rhodes, Craig Carter and Dave Ridsdale were the regular players, with Steve Sedgwick staking a claim in the spring. The midfield was held together, as ever, by Phil Ridsdale and Lee Monaghan, with Mark Duce and Andy Bowler now virtually ever-presents too. Early on the season, Simon Coen and Lee Woods had held down a regular place for a lengthy spell. Up front, Simon Parker and AJ Jackson were reinforced by John Newsome and another new signing, Sandy Lay. Other new players who were drafted in from time to time were Richard Oddy (son of Neil), Lee Orange, Paul Rhodes ("Rodders").

  At the end of the season, it was decided to play in the Wharfedale Triangle from 1999-2000.

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League Table.

Leeds Combination AFL Division 1, 1998-99.

 

P W D L F A Pts
Farsley Fleece 20 16 0 4 57 29 32
Dewsbury Road Social 20 14 2 4 57 21 30
Acorn 20 12 5 3 64 35 29
Horsforth Fairweather 20 13 2 5 85 47 28
Leeds Postal 20 12 2 6 47 36 26
Troydale 20 11 2 7 70 38 24
Drighlington Victoria 20 8 2 10 61 46 18
Golden Lion 20 5 2 13 49 82 12
Colton Institute 20 4 3 13 48 81 11
Iveson 20 2 4 14 44 78 8
Belle Isle WMC 20 0 2 18 27 116 2

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Results 1998-99.

September 6th

Morley Mercantile (A)

League

9-0

Parker 4, Newsome, Taylor, Carter, P.Ridsdale 2.

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

September 13th

Leeds Postal (H)

League

5-2

Monaghan (pen), P.Ridsdale, Duce, Parker 2.

September 20th

Potternewton Athletic (H)

District Cup Round 1

5-3

Jackson 3, Parker, Rhodes.

October 4th

Rowley Hill WMC Reserves [Hudds.] (A)

County Trophy Round 1

4-2
AET

Taylor, Jackson, Carter, Monaghan.

October 11th

S.O.L. Utd (H)

Luty Cup Round 1

1-2

Lay.

October 18th

Leodis (H)

District Cup Round 2

3-1

Tapley, Taylor 2.

October 25th

Belle Isle WMC (A)

League

5-1

Monaghan, Parker 2, Oddy, P.Ridsdale.

November 1st

Beech Celtic (H)

County Trophy Round 2

2-1

Parker, Jackson.

November 15th

Churwell OB (A)

District Cup Round 3

5-1

Tapley, Jackson 2, Monaghan, Own Goal.

November 22nd

Iveson (A)

League

8-1

Jackson 5, Own Goal, Duce, Carter.

November 29th

Golden Lion (A)

League

9-3

Jackson 3, Lay 3, Bowler, Monaghan, Parker.

December 20th

Farsley Fleece (H)

League

3-2

Parker 2, P.Ridsdale.

January 3rd

Harrogate Catholic Club (A)

County Trophy Round 3

0-6

 

January 17th

Burley Cons (A)

District Cup Round 4

1-2

Jackson

January 24th

Acorn (H)

League

3-1

Jackson, Parker, Duce.

January 31st

Colton Institute (A)

League

5-2

Jackson 2, Carter 3.

Feburary 7th

Dewsbury Road Social (H)

League

0-1

 

February 14th

Drighlington Victoria (A)

League

2-1

Jackson, Duce.

February 21st

Leeds Postal (A)

League

2-3

Parker, Tapley

February 28th

Iveson (H)

League

6-4

Jackson, Duce, Bowler, Monaghan 2, Newsome.

March 7th

Troydale (H)

League

1-7

Bowler.

March 14th

Morley Mercantile (H)

League

12-1

Parker 2, Jackson 2, Duce 2, Carter 3, Sedgwick, Rhodes, Lay.

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

March 21st

Golden Lion (H)

League

3-1

Own Goal, Parker, Carter.

March 28th

Dewsbury Road Social (A)

League

3-3

Carter, Parker, Jackson.

April 4th

Acorn (A)

League

2-2

Parker 2.

April 11th

Belle Isle WMC (H)

League

10-1

Jackson 2, Lay 3, P.Ridsdale, Monaghan 3 (1 pen), Duce.

April 18th

Colton Institute (H)

League

8-1

Monaghan 2, Lay 3, Jackson, Parker 2.

April 27th

Drighlington Victoria (H)

League

5-4

Jackson 2, Monaghan (pen), Steenson, Parker.

May 2nd

Farsley Fleece (A)

League

2-3

Parker, Duce

May 9th

Troydale (A)

League

3-4

Parker 2, Jackson.

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Appearances 1998-99.

Name Games Sub Goals

Bowler, Andy

19

2

3

Carter, Craig

29

 

11

Coen, Simon

5

 

 

Duce, Mark

26

1

9

Gilmore, Bernie

1

 

 

Harper, Richard

21

 

 

Jackson, Andy

25

3

30

Kelly, Richard

 

1

 

Lay, Sandy

8

9

11

Lee, Simon

8

 

 

Monaghan, Lee

30

 

13

Newsome, John

7

9

2

Oddy, Richard

3

9

1

Orange, Lee

 

3

 

Parker, Simon

21

3

27

Rhodes, Andy

15

7

2

Rhodes, Paul

 

2

 

Ridsdale, Dave

10

4

 

Ridsdale, Phil

30

 

6

Sedgwick, Steve

6

2

1

Steenson, John

22

5

1

Tapley, Kelvin

12

5

3

Taylor, Sean

22

1

4

Woods, Lee

10

7

 

Woods, Martin

 

1

 

Own Goals

 

 

3

Also signed - Terry Bowler, Steve Burns, Andy Constable, Russell Gable, Martin Johnson, Ian Kenworthy, Griff King, Matty Sykes.

Games as captain - P.Ridsdale 30.

Games as goalkeeper - Harper 21, Lee 8, Gilmore 1.

Cautions - P.Ridsdale, Jackson 3 each, Monaghan, Duce 2 each, Coen, Harper, Taylor, Bowler, Parker, Carter, Sedgwick 1 each.

Sent off - Bowler 1.

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Awards.

Player of the Year - Mark Duce.

Goal of the Season - Phil Ridsdale (v. Belle Isle at home).

Top Goal Scorer - AJ Jackson (30).




Club Colours.

First choice - Green and black halved shirts, black shorts and socks.
(green socks in certain away matches).

Change - Not worn. registered as All white.




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