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Mumby: Peter

1987-1989 (Player Details)


Born: Bradford: 22-02-1969

Debut: v Huddersfield Town (a): 15-09-1987

59 11st 8lb (1986)

A member of the well-known Rugby League family, Mumby opted for soccer. He represented Bradford Boys at Rugby League and looked destined to follow the footsteps of his illustrious brother, Keith, who played for Bradford Northern and Great Britain. Another brother, Colin, played the same code for Halifax. Peter was a skilful soccer player at Rhodesway Upper School and played for Bradford and Yorkshire Schools, signing schoolboy forms for United in November 1983. Only a few weeks after turning professional in 1987, he made his League debut. Much had been expected of him and apart from three starts and two substitutions in his first season he was many times an unused substitute as he was given the first team atmosphere. He also made two substitute appearances in the League Cup and scored his only goal for Leeds in a 4-0 win over York City in the second leg of the Second Round at Elland Road. His second season was quite different and failing even to make the bench and he spent two months on loan to Shamrock Rovers in 1989, where he scored four times in six appearances. With Howard Wilkinson bringing in new and better players, Mumby was not even playing regularly for the Reserves and had to be happy with being substituted or being used as a substitute even at that level. He was recalled from his stint in Ireland by United to appear as substitute in the penultimate game of the season at home to Oldham Athletic, his last appearance for Leeds, after United were left short by suspensions and injuries. He joined Burnley in July 1989, playing in the same side as Roger Eli. He made his debut on 5th August 1989 against Bolton Wanderers in the Lancashire Cup, with his first League game being at Rochedale on 19th August 1989 and went on to be a member of the Burnley team that won the Fourth Division title in 1991-92, but only managed one game in which he was replaced. While at Burnley he scored nine goals in forty-six League appearances of which ten were as substitute. In other games for Burnley he made twelve appearances, including three as substitute and scored four goals. He went back to Ireland after being released by Burnley, who he played his final game for on 28th September 1991 at Scarborough, and he joined Limerick in August 1992. It was his goal that saw Limerick progress to the Quarter-finals of the F.A.I. Cup, when he took a pass from Howie King and set himself before firing in a fifteen yard drive. He also almost put the game beyond Home Farm when he hit the post in the final minutes as they strove to improve on their single goal in the second replay. On 31st January 1993 he equalised a dozen minutes into the second half with a low drive in the home game with Derry. He also scored in the reverse fixture at Brandywell Stadium as the two teams again finished with one goal apiece after Mumby had given Limerick the lead in the sixty-sixth minute with a shot from from twenty yards. Limerick boosted their hopes of a top six place by demolishing Shamrock Rovers at the RDS Stadium, Mumby getting a goal and Howie King a hat-trick in a 4-1 win, with all the goals coming in the second half. Limerick finished sixth in the League but defeated St Patrick's Athletic 2-0 in the FAI League Cup Final, which enabled Mumby to win his only senior medal. While at Limerick he scored eight goals in thirty-two appearances. Subsequently he appeared for Bradford Park Avenue, Chorley and for Fields FC, a West Yorkshire League club. His father once had trials with Hull City.

League 3/30
League Cup 0/21