1978–79 Yorkshire Cup

The 1978–79 Yorkshire Cup was the seventy-first occasion on which the Yorkshire Cup competition had been held.

1978–79 Yorkshire Cup
StructureRegional knockout championship
Teams16
WinnersBradford Northern
Runners-upYork
Seasons

Bradford Northern won the trophy by beating York by the score of 18-8
The match was played at Headingley, Leeds, now in West Yorkshire. The attendance was 10,429 and receipts were £9,188

BackgroundEdit

This season there were no junior/amateur clubs taking part, no new entrants and no "leavers" and so the total of entries remained the same at sixteen.
This in turn resulted in no byes in the first round.

Competition and Results[1]Edit

Round 1Edit

Involved 8 matches (with no byes) and 16 Clubs


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
1 Sun 20 Aug 1978 Batley 8-24 Halifax Mount Pleasant
2 Sun 20 Aug 1978 Bradford Northern 24-23 Leeds Odsal
3 Sun 20 Aug 1978 Bramley 4-13 Hull F.C. McLaren Field [2]
4 Sun 20 Aug 1978 Castleford 18-11 Dewsbury Wheldon Road
5 Sun 20 Aug 1978 Doncaster 5-20 Keighley Bentley Road Stadium/Tattersfield
6 Sun 20 Aug 1978 Featherstone Rovers 23-8 Huddersfield Post Office Road
7 Sun 20 Aug 1978 Wakefield Trinity 11-16 Hull Kingston Rovers Belle Vue
8 Sun 20 Aug 1978 York 25-19 New Hunslet Clarence Street

Round 2 - Quarter FinalsEdit

Involved 4 matches and 8 Clubs


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
1 Sun 27 Aug 1978 Bradford Northern 28-17 Hull Kingston Rovers Odsal
2 Sun 27 Aug 1978 Featherstone Rovers 8-20 Hull F.C. Post Office Road [2]
3 Sun 27 Aug 1978 Halifax 20-8 Castleford Thrum Hall
4 Sun 27 Aug 1978 York 13-6 Keighley Clarence Street

Round 3 – Semi-FinalsEdit

Involved 2 matches and 4 Clubs


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
1 Wed 13 Sep 1978 Bradford Northern 12-7 Hull F.C. Odsal [2]
2 Tue 19 Sep 1978 Halifax 2-4 York Thrum Hall

FinalEdit


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
Saturday 28 October 1978 Bradford Northern 18-8 York Headingley 10,429 £9,188 1 [3][4]

Teams and Scorers[4]Edit

Bradford Northern York
teams
Keith Mumby 1 Gary Smith
David Barends 2 Terry Morgan
Les Gant 3 Terry Day
Derrick Parker 4 Derek Foster
David Redfearn 5 Gary Nicholson
Ian Slater 6 Barry Banks
Alan Redfearn 7 Paul Harkin
Jimmy Thompson 8 David Dunkerley
Tony Fisher 9 Ron Wileman
Colin Forsyth 10 Billy Harris
Neil Fox 11 Alan Rhodes
Dennis Trotter 12 Barry Hollis
Bob Haigh 13 Stephen/Steven "Steve" Cooper
Johnny Wolford (for Ian Slater) 14 John Crossley, Jr. (for Terry Day)
Graham Joyce (for Colin Forsyth) 15 Terry Ramshaw (for Barry Hollis)
Peter Fox Coach ??
18 score 8
7 HT 5
Scorers
Tries
Les Gant (1) T Gary Smith (1)
Derrick Parker (1) T
Alan Redfearn (1) T
Bob Haigh (1) T
Goals
Neil Fox (3) G Barry Banks (2)
Drop Goals
DG Barry Hollis (1)
Referee Michael "Mick" J. Naughton (Widnes)
White Rose Trophy for Man of the match Bob Haigh - Bradford Northern - loose forward
sponsored by
Competition Sponsor Esso

Scoring - Try = three (3) points - Goal = two (2) points - Drop goal = one (1) point

The road to successEdit

First Round Second Round Semi Finals Final
            
Bradford Northern 24
Leeds 23
Bradford Northern 28
Hull Kingston Rovers 17
Wakefield Trinity 11
Hull Kingston Rovers 16
Bradford Northern 12
Hull F.C. 7
Featherstone Rovers 23
Huddersfield 8
Featherstone Rovers 8
Hull F.C. 20
Bramley 4
Hull F.C. 13
Bradford Northern 18
York 8
Batley 8
Halifax 24
Halifax 20
Castleford 8
Castleford 18
Dewsbury 11
Halifax 2
York 4
York 25
New Hunslet 19
York 13
Keighley 6
Doncaster 5
Keighley 20

Notes and commentsEdit

1 * Headingley, Leeds, is the home ground of Leeds RLFC with a capacity of 21,000. The record attendance was 40,175 for a league match between Leeds and Bradford Northern on 21 May 1947.

General information for those unfamiliarEdit

The Rugby League Yorkshire Cup competition was a knock-out competition between (mainly professional) rugby league clubs from the county of Yorkshire. The actual area was at times increased to encompass other teams from outside the county such as Newcastle, Mansfield, Coventry, and even London (in the form of Acton & Willesden).
The Rugby League season always (until the onset of "Summer Rugby" in 1996) ran from around August-time through to around May-time and this competition always took place early in the season, in the Autumn, with the final taking place in (or just before) December (The only exception to this was when disruption of the fixture list was caused during, and immediately after, the two World Wars)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rugby League Project".
  2. ^ a b c "HULL&PROUD - Stats - Fixtures & Results".
  3. ^ Raymond Fletcher and David Howes (1991). Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1991-1992. Queen Anne Press. ISBN 0 35617852 8.
  4. ^ a b Raymond Fletcher and David Howes (1990). Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1990-1991. Queen Anne Press. ISBN 0 35617851 X.

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