The Farsley team has been around for a long time. In the early years, it was difficult to find information about the players and their statistics. With the growth of technology in recent years, we have been able to uncover some amazing facts about these players from decades ago.
In this blog post, we will be discussing nine of these incredible athletes that stood out during their time with Farsley FC.
The first player is Alan Ainscow. He was at Farsley from 1969 to 1979 and played as a defender for the team. During his time with the club, he amassed over 300 appearances which ranked him second in all-time appearance records when he left (he now ranks third).
Alan also holds another record that no other Farsley FC player has come close to beating: most career clean sheets. With 131 shutouts throughout his tenure, not even goalkeeper Steve Wilson could beat this number during his years on the pitch.
Next up we have Peter Moore who joined Farsley in 1960 after playing college football in America. His debut season saw him score an impressive 16 goals which led directly to six assists – quite a feat for a midfielder.
Moore played until 1971 and racked up over 150 appearances in the process. Peter is also responsible for the fastest goal in Farsley’s history – a mere nine seconds into a game against Bradford Park Avenue.
After Peter Moore, we have Geoffrey Green who played from 1971 to 1984. Geoff was an attacking midfielder and is regarded as one of the best players in Farsley’s history. He scored 83 goals during his time with the club and helped them achieve promotion to Division Two in 1978.
One of Geoffrey’s most impressive achievements came in 1979 when he became the first player ever to score four goals in a FA Trophy game (against Nuneaton Borough).
Next up is John Hendrie who signed for Farsley from Huddersfield Town in 1984. He played as a striker and was an integral part of the team, scoring over 100 goals in just under 200 appearances.
One of John’s most notable moments with Farsley came in the 1988 FA Cup when they reached the fourth round for the first time in their history. Unfortunately, they were knocked out by Nottingham Forest (managed at the time by Brian Clough).
After John Hendrie, we have his namesake John Dermott who played from 1970-1983. He was one of the most versatile players to ever don the Farsley shirt, playing as striker, winger, and even defender at different points in his career.
John is fourth on the all-time goal scorer list with 83 goals and also holds the record for most hat tricks scored with six.
Next is Geoff Horsfield who spent seven seasons at Farsley (1995-2002) and quickly became a fan favorite. He was an integral part of the team that won promotion to Division One in 2001 and currently ranks fifth on the club’s all-time goal scorer list. Geoff’s best season came in 2001-2002 when he scored 17 goals – a number that still stands as the team’s second-highest single-season goal total.
Paul Tomlinson joined Farsley from Greenock Morton FC in 1989. He is ranked first all-time for most appearances with 480 and also holds the record for most consecutive games played at 143.
In 1995, Paul became player/manager of the club where he would lead them to their peak finish ever as they finished third place during his only full season as manager.
Following Geoff is Lee Peltier who played for Farsley from 2003 to 2007. He started off his career as a trainee at Leeds United and was eventually signed by Liverpool in 2008.
Lee made over 100 appearances for Farsley and scored some vital goals, including one in the play-off semi-final that sent the club into their first-ever national cup final.
Jason St Juste
Last but not least is current captain Jason St Juste who has been with the team since 2009. He has become a fan favorite due to his passionate style of play and dedication to the team. In total, he has made over 200 appearances (including cup games) and more than 30 goals.
These are just a few of the many incredible players to have donned Farsley’s jersey over time. If you are interested in learning more about this team, look up their Wikipedia page or to find the best odds on bet777 to place your bets on the team you support.