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Dave Cosgrove

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
29-01-1968
N/A
15-09-1988
Farnworth ARL
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
27-11-1988 v Hull
Oldham
1991- Huddersfield (loan)
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1988-1991
32 (13)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
3
0
0
12

BIOGRAPHY


This Widnesian was a very hard worker and could play anywhere in the pack. Dave was a good distributor of the ball and a keen tackler. In 32 appearances he scored tries against Runcorn, Salford and Rochdale Hornets. Later he went to Huddersfield on loan.

Dave Dooley

Dave Cosgrove an appreciation by Adrian Lawrenson

Dave, from Widnes, was signed from Farnworth ARL by Alex Murphy and made 32 appearances in the team overall, in an era when Saints were desperately trying to flex their muscles in an attempt to reach the top.

An honest squad player, who added to a strengthening pack which included the likes of Andy Bateman, Stuart Evans, George Mann, Paul Jones, Kevin Ward and John Harrison, Dave made his senior debut against Hull in a 16-13 John Player Special Cup victory against Hull on 27 November 1988. His final game in the red vee was on 15 December 1991 at Hull KR when the signings of Jon Neill, Sonny Nickle and the emergence of Bernard Dwyer, pushed Dave down the pecking order.

A scorer of three tries, against Runcorn, Salford and Rochdale Hornets, he subsequently left for Huddersfield on loan in 1991, once again under Alex Murphy, who obviously saw something in him. Fans on the terraces at Knowsley Road could certainly see why!

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1988~890 0 0 7
1989~90 2 0 0 18
1990~91 1 0 0 4
1991~92 0 0 0 6
TOTALS:3 0 0 35
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1989~900001
1991~920001
1992~930001
TOTALS:0003

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
27th Nov 1988
W
15 Hull JP2 1988~89 H 16 13 VIEW
4th Dec 1988
W
9 Wakefield Trinity JP3 1988~89 H 34 18 VIEW
10th Dec 1988
L
9 Widnes JPSF 1988~89 N 18 20 VIEW
13th Dec 1988
L
9 Hull L 1988~89 A 12 21 VIEW
18th Dec 1988
W
15 Halifax L 1988~89 H 50 16 VIEW
14th Mar 1989
L
15 Salford L 1988~89 A 4 22 VIEW
19th Mar 1989
L
10 Featherstone Rovers L 1988~89 H 10 31 VIEW
20th Aug 1989
W
14 Widnes* Fr Charity 1989~90 A 24 16 VIEW
3rd Sep 1989
W
15 Sheffield Eagles L 1989~90 A 36 20 VIEW
10th Sep 1989
L
15 Castleford L 1989~90 H 24 26 VIEW
17th Sep 1989
W
10 Runcorn Highfield LC1 1989~90 H 78 10 1 VIEW
24th Sep 1989
L
10 Bradford Northern L 1989~90 A 18 28 VIEW
27th Sep 1989
L
10 Oldham LC2 1989~90 H 6 36 VIEW
1st Oct 1989
W
12 New Zealand Tour 1989~90 H 27 26 VIEW
8th Oct 1989
W
12 Wakefield Trinity L 1989~90 A 24 21 VIEW
15th Oct 1989
W
12 Featherstone Rovers L 1989~90 H 50 11 VIEW
29th Oct 1989
W
12 Warrington L 1989~90 A 15 3 VIEW
4th Nov 1989
W
12 Salford L 1989~90 H 40 16 1 VIEW
12th Nov 1989
W
10 Barrow L 1989~90 H 62 18 VIEW
21st Nov 1989
W
10 Hull L 1989~90 A 34 24 VIEW
26th Nov 1989
W
8 Featherstone Rovers L 1989~90 A 24 23 VIEW
2nd Dec 1989
W
10 Hull Kingston Rovers RT1 1989~90 H 40 26 VIEW
10th Dec 1989
D
12 Dewsbury RT2 1989~90 H 12 12 VIEW
13th Dec 1989
W
15 Dewsbury RT2 (rep) 1989~90 A 14 0 VIEW
17th Dec 1989
W
8 Oldham RT3 1989~90 H 32 18 VIEW
18th Feb 1990
W
15 Barrow L 1989~90 A 46 6 VIEW
25th Nov 1990
W
15 Rochdale Hornets L 1990~91 H 44 14 1 VIEW
27th Jan 1991
D
15 Hull Kingston Rovers L 1990~91 A 26 26 VIEW
3rd Feb 1991
W
11 Oldham L 1990~91 A 20 16 VIEW
10th Feb 1991
W
15 Swinton CC1 1990~91 A 18 8 VIEW
25th Aug 1991
W
9 Barrow* Fr Testimonial 1991~92 A 20 16 VIEW
23rd Oct 1991
W
15 Salford L 1991~92 H 25 16 VIEW
27th Oct 1991
D
15 Leeds L 1991~92 A 8 8 Y VIEW
3rd Nov 1991
L
15 Wakefield Trinity L 1991~92 A 12 20 VIEW
24th Nov 1991
W
15 Oldham RT2 1991~92 A 24 18 VIEW
4th Dec 1991
L
15 Featherstone Rovers L 1991~92 A 6 8 Y VIEW
15th Dec 1991
L
15 Hull Kingston Rovers L 1991~92 A 14 24 VIEW
16th Aug 1992
W
19 Widnes* Fr Charity 1992~93 H 22 12 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 25 | LOSSES : 10 | DRAWS : 3

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