1976–77 Yorkshire Cup

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1976–77 Yorkshire Cup
StructureRegional knockout championship
Teams16
WinnersLeeds
Runners-upFeatherstone Rovers
Seasons

The 1976–77 Yorkshire Cup was the sixty-ninth occasion on which the Yorkshire Cup competition had been held.

Leeds won the trophy by beating Featherstone Rovers by the score of 16-12.

The match was played at Headingley, Leeds, now in West Yorkshire. The attendance was 7,645 and receipts were £5,198.

This was Leeds' sixth victory (and the second of two consecutive victories) in what would be eight times in the space of thirteen seasons.

It as also Featherstone Rovers's first of two consecutive Yorkshire Cup Final appearances, both of which resulted in a defeat.

Background[edit]

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[edit]

[1][2]

Round 1[edit]

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 22 Aug 1976 Batley 11-27 Keighley Mount Pleasant
2 Sun 22 Aug 1976 Bradford Northern 9-11 Leeds Odsal
3 Sun 22 Aug 1976 Bramley 7-15 Wakefield Trinity McLaren Field
4 Sun 22 Aug 1976 Doncaster 5-54 Featherstone Rovers Bentley Road Stadium/Tattersfield
5 Sun 22 Aug 1976 Halifax 21-11 York Thrum Hall
6 Sun 22 Aug 1976 Huddersfield 18-26 Dewsbury Fartown
7 Sun 22 Aug 1976 Hull Kingston Rovers 12-18 Castleford Craven Park (1)
8 Sun 22 Aug 1976 New Hunslet 16-8 Hull F.C. Elland Road Greyhound Stadium [3]

Round 2 - Quarter Finals[edit]

Involved 4 matches and 8 Clubs

Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
1 Fri 27 Aug 1976 Castleford 12-12 Leeds Wheldon Road
2 Sun 29 Aug 1976 Halifax 14-26 Dewsbury Thrum Hall
3 Sun 29 Aug 1976 New Hunslet 24-1 Keighley Elland Road Greyhound Stadium
4 Sun 29 Aug 1976 Wakefield Trinity 9-16 Featherstone Rovers Belle Vue

Round 2 - Replays[edit]

Involved 1 match and 2 Clubs

Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
R Tue 31 Aug 1976 Leeds 21-20 Castleford Headingley

Round 3 – Semi-Finals[edit]

Involved 2 matches and 4 Clubs

Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
1 Wed 8 Sep 1976 Featherstone Rovers 34-0 New Hunslet Post Office Road
2 Tue 21 Sep 1976 Leeds 31-15 Dewsbury Headingley

Final[edit]

Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
Saturday 16 October 1976 Leeds 16-12 Featherstone Rovers Headingley 7645 5198 1 2 [4][5][6]

Teams and Scorers[edit]

Leeds Featherstone Rovers
teams
Marshall 1 Harold Box
Neil Hague 2 Graham Bray
Syd Hynes 3 Paul Coventry
Les Dyl 4 Steve Quinn
David Smith 5 Ken Kellett
John Holmes 6 John Newlove
Peter Banner 7 Dale Fennell
Roy Dickinson 8 Michael "Mick" Gibbins
David Ward 9 John "Keith" Bridges
Steve Pitchford 10 Vince Farrar
Graham Eccles 11 Richard 'Charlie' Stone
Christopher Burton 12 Peter Smith
Phil Cookson 13 Keith Bell
Christopher Sanderson 14 Neil Tuffs
? 15 Johnny Spells (for Keith Bell)
Syd Hynes Coach Keith Cotton
16 score 12
11 HT 5
Scorers
Tries
Les Dyl (2) T Graham Bray (1)
Graham Eccles (1) T Peter Smith (1)
Phil Cookson (1) T
Goals
Marshall (2) G Steve Quinn (3)
Referee Michael "Mick" J. Naughton (Widnes)
White Rose Trophy for Man of the match Les Dyl - Leeds - Centre
sponsored by
Competition Sponsor Esso

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

[5]

The road to success[edit]

First Round Second Round Semi Finals Final
            
Bradford
Bramley
Bradford
Leeds
Wakefield Trinity
Leeds
Bradford
Keighley
Keighley
New Blackpool
Keighley
York
York
Batley
Bradford 8
Hull Kingston Rovers 5
Hull Kingston Rovers
Pontefract
Hull Kingston Rovers
Huddersfield
Dewsbury
Huddersfield
Hull Kingston Rovers
Halifax
Hull
Halifax
Halifax
Hunslet
Hunslet
bye

Notes and comments[edit]

1 * The attendance is given as 7,644 by RUGBYLEAGUEproject[1] but the Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook of 1991-92[4] and 1990-91[5] gives the attendance as one more at 7,645
2 * 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.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Rugby League Project".
  2. ^ Jack Winstanley & Malcolm Ryding (1991). John Player Yearbook 1975–76. Queen Anne Press.
  3. ^ "HULL&PROUD - Stats - Fixtures & Results".
  4. ^ a b Raymond Fletcher and David Howes (1991). Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1991-1992. Queen Anne Press. ISBN 0 35617852 8.
  5. ^ a b c Raymond Fletcher and David Howes (1990). Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1990-1991. Queen Anne Press. ISBN 0 35617851 X.
  6. ^ Yorkshire County Rugby League Committee. Match Programme ESSO Yorkshitre Cup final 1976. Yorkshire CRL.

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