Haxby United >> SEASON 2012 / 2013

Season Review

After struggling through last season, the club was determined to turn the club around and start building for the future. We secured sponsors for our 3 new kits for which we owe a massive thank-you to the Parvin Restuarant the Coppergate Centre and Crew Hairdressing. Also, to Paul Waddington Flooring who have supported this club for many years and who kindly supplied the whole squad with training jackets. The committee underwent some changes, Chris Watkinson returned to his role as Chairman, Jason Bailey took on the Treasurer role, Dale Waddington was back on the board along with Dave Pugh.

Pre-season training started early and this helped us get lots of new players involved many of which were stepping up from the Haxby junior ranks, a good number would be playing for both the U19s and the senior team. Steve Nicholson carried on as First team manager assisted by Dale Waddington with Chris Watkinson continuing as Reserve team boss, assisted by Dave Pugh.

We had two new sides so it was never going to be easy this season but a good start from both teams gave us confidence. The First team though struggled after their promising start. Despite often playing the better football, the goals never came and we got into the losing habit, conceding goals in bunches that put games beyond us. That said however, we were playing with a very young team; often up to 5 of the 11 were U19 regulars. Highlights included a great home win against promotion hopefuls St Clements and a superb performance against Premier league side Hamilton Panthers who narrowly knocked us out of the Senior Cup. It wasn't enough though as we finished second from bottom, getting relegated once again with Wilberfoss.

The Reserves also had a number of young players, and a huge squad to pick from which meant there was a lot of rotation as the season wore on. We took a couple of drubbings, but this was expected as we were the only team in the league without a Premier league first team, but managed a few very important wins including arguably the performance of the season against Copmanthorpe. Disappointingly we were knocked out of the Reserve Cup in the first round but surviving for another season in the top Reserve league is a great achievement.

Off the field the club, with the help of its players, committee and sponsors, is in the best shape for years. The First XI finished 10th in Division 1, the Reserves finished 8th in Reserve A.

2012-2013 Images

2012-2013 Presentation Evening

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Nathan Green
1st Team Manager's Player
James Gilbertson
1st Team Player's Player
Matty Wash
1st Team Top Scorer
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Jason Kelly
Reserve Team Manager's Player
Jason Kelly
Reserve Team Player's Player
Andy Carter
Reserve Team Top Scorer
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Marc Pearson
Matt Dawson
1st Team Club Contribution
Rich Wishart
Reserve Team Club Contribution

Action shots

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Matt Dawson in action against Aviva (image from York Press) Res friendly v Cliffe (more pics at Cliffe FC)
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New kit sponsor Coppergate Centre (York Press) Res friendly v Cliffe (more pics at Cliffe FC)


Player Name1st Team Apps1st Team GoalsReserve Team AppsReserve Team Goals
Stuart Baker8100
Jay Bell50112
Matt Boggan00160
Rich Burnett14000
Jamie Bolton6050
Andy Carter10158
Sam Chapman00110
Ian Copson70100
Matt Dawson17120
Chris Drummond50150
Kieron Dunlop5010
Joe Ellerker12010
Alex Field1040
Chris Gent00140
James Gilbertson19300
Neil Goodwin0010
Simon Greggson12050
Nathan Green18343
Simon Hall11060
Kieran Harris13200
Gaz Harton4050
Dan Hilton3076
Paul Holmes6097
Jason Kelly20162
Tom Kilvington5081
Dave Marshall13000
Steve Martin10111
Will Moss1040
Mike O'Connor0010
Nathan O'Dwyer3050
Marc Pearson00130
Dave Pugh00110
George Rhodes15000
Henry Robinson5110
Billy Ross4273
John Simpson10000
Darren Storey4300
Mike Taylor0080
Rowan Todd10220
Matt Usher00110
Matt Wash14900
Dale Waddington15410
Rich Wishart10160

York Minster Engineering Tables 2012-2013:

Division 1:

St Clements2043
Church Fenton W.H2042
Malton & Norton2037
Total Sports2027
Amotherby & Swinton2024
Pocklington Town2021
Haxby United2014

Reserve A:

Wigginton GH1637
Old Malton1621
York R.I1616
Haxby United1611

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