Horsforth Fairweather FC

HFFC 1999-2000: Then Three Come Along At Once.

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HFFC 1999-2000.
Back - Martin Woods, Paul Rhodes, Mark Duce, Simon Lee, AJ Jackson, Phil Ridsdale, Steve Sedgwick, Pete Guzdek.
Front - Lee Monaghan, Richard Lord, John Steenson, Dave Ridsdale, Nobby Rhodes, John Newsome,  Steve Mason.
Bedquilts, 5th September 1999.

Back: Martin Woods, Paul Rhodes, Mark Duce, Simon Lee, AJ Jackson, Phil Ridsdale, Steve Sedgwick, Pete Guzdek. Front: Lee Monaghan, Richard Lord, John Steenson, Dave Ridsdale, Nobby Rhodes, John Newsome, Steve Mason.

  The first season in Wharfedale started slowly, as Horsforth adjusted gradually to the new environment, and to the absence of long-serving players Sean Taylor and Craig Carter, together with the less frequent availability of Kelvin Tapley. Simon Lee started in goal, with Richard Harper back to challenge for the yellow jersey. In the spring, James Hunt arrived at the club, and soon made the place his own. After early uncertainty, the back four settled down very nicely with Nobby Rhodes, Phil Ridsdale, John Steenson and Steve Sedgwick providing the most stable defence we had had in ages, Dave Ridsdale and Kelvin covering on occasion. Lee Monaghan and Mark Duce monopolised the central midfield roles, with Andy Bowler, Lee Woods, Dave Ridsdale, Pete Guzdek and Paul Rhodes contesting the other places. John Newsome was almost ever-present in attack, and top scorer, with Andy Jackson the most usual partner. Simon Parker also played in the forward line, or in midfield, while Sandy Lay also figured in these areas as the season approached its crucial phase.

  Although placed in the lower of the Wharfedale Triangle's two divisions, Division One, Horsforth by no means had it their own way in the race for the title. Crown Celtic, runners-up, were the only team to beat us, though both games with Thackley Commercial were drawn. A home win against Crown on the final day saw Horsforth confirmed as champions: it had been a long struggle, but there were several very decent sides in this supposedly second-class division.

HFFC Wharfedale Triangle Division 1 winning team 1999-2000.
Back - Jo (Sandy's wife), Kev Collier, Martin Woods, Simon Parker, Kelvin Tapley, James Hunt, John Steenson, AJ Jackson, Mark Duce, Simon Lee, Steve Sedgwick, Paul Rhodes, Lee Orange, Christine (Sedge's Mum) with Tristan and infant, Karen Woods, Carolyn Brown (partially obscured, shortly to be Mrs Jackson), Joy (Mrs Newsome).
Front - Youngest member of Sandy's family, Nobby Rhodes, John Newsome, Dave Ridsdale, Andy Bowler, Phil Ridsdale, Lee Monaghan, Sandy Lay.
Bedquilts, 23rd April 2000.

HFFC Wharfedale Triangle Division 1 winning team 23rd April 2000. Back: Jo (Sandy's wife), Kev Collier, Martin Woods, Simon Parker, Kelvin Tapley, James Hunt, John Steenson, AJ Jackson, Mark Duce, Simon Lee, Steve Sedgwick, Paul Rhodes, Lee Orange, Christine (Sedge's Mum) with Tristan and infant, Karen Woods, Carolyn Brown (partially obscured, shortly to be Mrs Jackson), Joy (Mrs Newsome). Front: Youngest member of Sandy's family, Nobby Rhodes, John Newsome, Dave Ridsdale, Andy Bowler, Phil Ridsdale, Lee Monaghan, Sandy Lay.

  The League Cup competition was where we made our real mark, however. After a bit of a scare in the opening game at Esholt (the second of three meetings between the clubs on three succesive Sundays) and a breeze of a Quarter-Final against FC Fox (we scored 29 goals without reply against them in our three meetings), we were up against the Premier Division's elite clubs. A Semi-Final win against holders Rawdon was followed by a 2-0 success against Park Rangers, the unbeaten Premier Division winners, in the Final at Guiseley FC, Simon Parker and Andy Jackson the scorers, and the run of success didn't end there.

League Cup winning team 1999-2000.
Back - Martin Woods, Paul Rhodes, John Steenson, AJ Jackson, Kelvin Tapley, James Hunt, Simon Lee, Mark Duce, Kev Collier (partially obscured), Steve Sedgwick, Jamie.
Front - Lee Monaghan (junior and senior), Steve Burns, Arran, Lee Orange, John Newsome (plus offspring), Sandy Lay (plus offspring), Dave Ridsdale, Phil Ridsdale, Simon Parker, Nobby Rhodes.
Guiseley FC, 30th April 2000.

League Cup winning team 30th April 2000. Back: Martin Woods, Paul Rhodes, John Steenson, AJ Jackson, Kelvin Tapley, James Hunt, Simon Lee, Mark Duce, Kev Collier (partially obscured), Steve Sedgwick, Jamie. Front: Lee Monaghan (junior and senior), Steve Burns, Arran, Lee Orange, John Newsome (plus offspring), Sandy Lay (plus offspring), Dave Ridsdale, Phil Ridsdale, Simon Parker, Nobby Rhodes.

  In an "Inter-League Combination" game at Esholt, Wharfedale Sunday League Division 1 winners Stoney Lane were overcome 3-1, giving our club three trophies in as many weeks. We also won the Wharfedale Triangle's Fair Play Shield, and even a 5-a-side competition in Hall Park during the summer. This had been, by some way, the club's most successful season ever.

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League Table.

Wharfedale Triangle League Division 1, 1999-2000.

 

P W D L F A Pts
Horsforth Fairweather 20 16 3 1 92 19 51
Crown Celtic 20 15 2 3 65 28 47
Thackley Commercial 20 13 5 2 88 34 44
Rawdon 'A' 20 13 2 5 72 47 41
Esholt Sports 20 9 0 11 45 53 27
Milford 20 7 4 9 58 65 25
Hawkhill 20 6 3 11 32 60 21
Drop FC 20 6 1 13 52 67 19
Menston 20 5 4 11 46 63 19
FC Fox 20 6 0 14 43 102 18
Commercial 20 1 2 17 20 75 5

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Results 1999-2000.

September 5th

Milford (H)

League

3-3

Jackson 3.

September 12th

FC Fox (A)

League

9-0

Monaghan 2, P.Rhodes, Jackson 2, Newsome 3, Parker.

September 19th

Woodlesford Reserves (H)

Sunday District Cup Round 1

3-0

Newsome, Monaghan, Lord.

September 26th

Thackley Commercial (H)

League

4-4

Own Goal, Parker, Newsome, Duce.

October 3rd

Menston (H)

League

4-2

Steenson 2, Parker, Newsome.

October 10th

Rawdon 'A' (H)

League

1-0

Newsome.

October 17th

Oldfield Hotel (A)

Sunday District Cup Round 2

0-1

 

October 24th

Commercial (A)

League

6-0

Bowler 2, Jackson 3, Lord.

October 31st

Drop FC (H)

League

4-0

Monaghan, Duce 2, Jackson.

November 7th

Esholt Sports (A)

League

5-0

Jackson, L.Woods, Lord, Duce 2.

November 14th

Esholt Sports (A)

League Cup Round 2

5-2
AET

Newsome, Own Goal, P.Ridsdale 2, Monaghan.

November 21st

Esholt Sports (H)

League

4-0

Newsome, L.Woods, Monaghan, Bowler.

November 28th

Hawkhill (H)

League

4-0

Monaghan 2, Newsome 2.

December 12th

FC Fox (H)

League Cup Quarter-Final

8-0

Parker, Duce, Jackson 4, Newsome, Monaghan (pen).

January 9th

Menston (A)

League

6-1

Monaghan (pen), Newsome 2, Duce, Jackson, Own Goal.

January 30th

Drop FC (A)

League

6-0

Bowler, Newsome 2, Monaghan, Jackson 2.

February 6th

Rawdon 'A' (A)

League

4-1

Jackson, Newsome, Monaghan 2 (2 pens).

February 13th

Crown Celtic (A)

League

1-3

Jackson.

February 20th

Milford (A)

League

3-0

Duce, Monaghan, Jackson.

March 5th

Commercial (H)

League

6-1

Lay, Newsome 2, P.Ridsdale, Jackson, Monaghan.

March 12th

Rawdon (H)

League Cup Semi-Final

3-1

Newsome, Monaghan, Parker.

March 17th

FC Fox (H)

League

12-0

Monaghan 3, Lay 2, Newsome 2, P.Ridsdale, D.Ridsdale, Sedgwick, Parker, Duce.

April 9th

Hawkhill (A)

League

4-1

Duce 2, Monaghan (pen), Lay.

April 16th

Thackley Commercial (A)

League

3-3

Newsome 2, Monaghan.

April 23rd

Crown Celtic (H)

League

3-0

Monaghan, Newsome 2

April 30th

Park Rangers

League Cup Final

2-0

Parker, Jackson.

May 9th

Stoney Lane

Inter-League Combination Trophy

3-1

P.Ridsdale, Monaghan, Parker.

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Appearances 1999-2000.

Name

Games Sub Goals

Bowler, Andy

18

2

4

Constable, Andy

1

4

 

Duce, Mark

25

 

11

Grumley, Dermot

 

1

 

Guzdek, Pete

8

5

 

Harper, Richard

8

 

 

Hunt, James

10

 

 

Jackson, Andy

20

1

22

Lay, Sandy

4

7

4

Lee, Simon

9

9

 

Lord, Richard

5

11

3

Mason, Steve

 

1

 

Monaghan, Lee

26

1

23

Newsome, John

24

2

26

Orange, Lee

 

2

 

Parker, Simon

10

5

8

Rhodes, Andy

25

1

 

Rhodes, Paul

4

2

1

Ridsdale, Dave

14

4

1

Ridsdale, Phil

25

1

5

Sedgwick, Steve

26

1

1

Steenson, John

23

 

2

Tapley, Kelvin

7

3

 

Woods, Lee

5

8

2

Woods, Martin

 

1

 

Own Goals

 

 

3

Also signed - Steve Burns, Craig Carter, Simon Coen, Bernie Gilmore, Ian Kenworthy, Ian Thompson, Brian Wilkinson.

Games as captain - P.Ridsdale 24, Monaghan 2, Steenson 1.

Games as goalkeeper - Lee 9, Harper 8, Hunt 10.

Cautions - P.Ridsdale 6, Sedgwick, Duce 1 each. Sent off - Bowler 1.

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Awards.

Player of the Year - Mark Duce / Lee Monaghan (joint winners).

Goal of the Season - Simon Parker (v. Rawdon at home).

Top Goal Scorer - John Newsome (26).




Club Colours.

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

Change - White shirts, black shorts and socks, worn in the away matches with Rawdon 'A' and Milford.




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