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 of Dave Cosgrove



HERITAGE NO : 1009
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 4
TOTALS:3 0 0 33
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1989~900001
1991~920001
1992~930001
TOTALS:0003

ALL MATCHES

DateMatchPosOpponentsCompVenueFTFTOTGDG
27th Nov 1988 1
W
15 Hull JP2 H 16 13 VIEW
4th Dec 1988 2
W
9 Wakefield Trinity JP3 H 34 18 VIEW
10th Dec 1988 3
L
9 Widnes JPSF N 18 20 VIEW
13th Dec 1988 4
L
9 Hull L A 12 21 VIEW
18th Dec 1988 5
W
15 Halifax L H 50 16 VIEW
14th Mar 1989 6
L
15 Salford L A 4 22 VIEW
19th Mar 1989 7
L
10 Featherstone Rovers L H 10 31 VIEW
20th Aug 1989 --
W
14 Widnes* Fr Charity A 24 16 VIEW
3rd Sep 1989 8
W
15 Sheffield Eagles L A 36 20 VIEW
10th Sep 1989 9
L
15 Castleford L H 24 26 VIEW
17th Sep 1989 10
W
10 Runcorn Highfield LC1 H 78 10 1 VIEW
24th Sep 1989 11
L
10 Bradford Northern L A 18 28 VIEW
27th Sep 1989 12
L
10 Oldham LC2 H 6 36 VIEW
1st Oct 1989 13
W
12 New Zealand Tour H 27 26 VIEW
8th Oct 1989 14
W
12 Wakefield Trinity L A 24 21 VIEW
15th Oct 1989 15
W
12 Featherstone Rovers L H 50 11 VIEW
29th Oct 1989 16
W
12 Warrington L A 15 3 VIEW
4th Nov 1989 17
W
12 Salford L H 40 16 1 VIEW
12th Nov 1989 18
W
10 Barrow L H 62 18 VIEW
21st Nov 1989 19
W
10 Hull L A 34 24 VIEW
26th Nov 1989 20
W
8 Featherstone Rovers L A 24 23 VIEW
2nd Dec 1989 21
W
10 Hull Kingston Rovers RT1 H 40 26 VIEW
10th Dec 1989 22
D
12 Dewsbury RT2 H 12 12 VIEW
13th Dec 1989 23
W
15 Dewsbury RT2 (rep) A 14 0 VIEW
17th Dec 1989 24
W
8 Oldham RT3 H 32 18 VIEW
18th Feb 1990 25
W
15 Barrow L A 46 6 VIEW
25th Nov 1990 26
W
15 Rochdale Hornets L H 44 14 1 VIEW
27th Jan 1991 27
D
15 Hull Kingston Rovers L A 26 26 VIEW
3rd Feb 1991 28
W
11 Oldham L A 20 16 VIEW
10th Feb 1991 29
W
15 Swinton CC1 A 18 8 VIEW
25th Aug 1991 --
W
9 Barrow* Fr Testimonial A 20 16 VIEW
23rd Oct 1991 30
W
15 Salford L H 25 16 VIEW
27th Oct 1991 --NPS
D
15 Leeds L A 8 8 VIEW
3rd Nov 1991 31
L
15 Wakefield Trinity L A 12 20 VIEW
24th Nov 1991 32
W
15 Oldham RT2 A 24 18 VIEW
4th Dec 1991 --NPS
L
15 Featherstone Rovers L A 6 8 VIEW
15th Dec 1991 33
L
15 Hull Kingston Rovers L A 14 24 VIEW
16th Aug 1992 --
W
19 Widnes* Fr Charity H 22 12 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 25 | LOSSES : 10 | DRAWS : 3

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