1912–13 Huddersfield Town F.C. season

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Huddersfield Town
1912-13 season
Chairman England William Hardcastle
Manager England Arthur Fairclough
Division Two 5th
FA Cup Second Round
Top goalscorer League:
Frank Mann (15)
All:
Frank Mann (16)
Highest home attendance 17,585 vs Swindon Town (1 February 1913)
Lowest home attendance 2,500 vs Clapton Orient (9 November 1912)

Huddersfield Town's 1912-13 campaign was a season which saw Town establish themselves as a possible force to be reckoned with in Division 2. They would finish in 5th place under new manager Arthur Fairclough.

Squad at the start of the season[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
-- England GK Horace Husler
-- Scotland GK Sandy Mutch
-- Scotland DF Simon Beaton
-- England DF Fred Blackman
-- England DF Fred Bullock
-- Scotland DF George Comrie
-- Scotland DF Charles Dinnie
-- England DF James Dow
-- England DF Fred Fayers
-- England DF Charlie Milnes
No. Position Player
-- England DF Joseph Wigmore
-- Scotland MF Andrew Armour
-- Scotland MF James Howie
-- England MF Joe Jee
-- Republic of Ireland MF James Macauley
-- England FW George Crowther
-- England FW Thomas Elliott
-- England FW Bertram Gilboy
-- England FW Frederick Groves
-- England FW Frank Mann

Review[edit]

After managing to survive the threat of liquidation the previous season, the team managed to emerge as a force in Division 2 under Arthur Fairclough. The attacking forces of James Macauley and Frank Mann helped Town reach 5th place, just 7 points behind 2nd placed Burnley.

Squad at the end of the season[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
-- England GK Horace Husler
-- Scotland GK Sandy Mutch
-- Scotland DF Simon Beaton
-- England DF Fred Blackman
-- England DF Fred Bullock
-- Scotland DF George Comrie
-- England DF James Dow
-- England DF Fred Fayers
-- England DF Charlie Milnes
-- England DF Billy Watson
No. Position Player
-- England DF Joseph Wigmore
-- Scotland MF Andrew Armour
-- Scotland MF James Howie
-- England MF Joe Jee
-- Republic of Ireland MF James Macauley
-- England FW George Crowther
-- England FW Thomas Elliott
-- England FW Bertram Gilboy
-- England FW Frederick Groves
-- England FW Frank Mann

Results[edit]

Division Two[edit]

Date Opponents Home/

Away

Result

F - A

Scorers Attendance Position
3 September 1912 Bury H 4 - 0 T. Millington (og), Elliott, Macauley, Jee 6,000 1st
7 September 1912 Barnsley A 0 - 2 10,000 8th
14 September 1912 Bradford Park Avenue H 2 - 0 Howie, Elliott 8,000 5th
16 September 1912 Fulham A 0 - 2 12,000 8th
21 September 1912 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 0 - 2 12,000 12th
28 September 1912 Leicester Fosse H 3 - 0 Howie, Macauley (2) 7,000 10th
5 October 1912 Stockport County A 1 - 3 Jee 7,000 12th
12 October 1912 Preston North End H 1 - 1 Elliott 9,000 13th
19 October 1912 Burnley A 0 - 4 13,000 14th
26 October 1912 Hull City H 5 - 2 Fayers (2), Howie, Macauley, Bullock 5,000 13th
2 November 1912 Glossop A 0 - 1 ? 13th
9 November 1912 Clapton Orient H 0 - 0 2,500 15th
16 November 1912 Lincoln City A 1 - 3 Macauley 10,000 15th
23 November 1912 Nottingham Forest H 1 - 1 Macauley 3,000 13th
30 November 1912 Bristol City A 0 - 0 6,000 14th
7 December 1912 Birmingham H 0 - 0 7,500 13th
14 December 1912 Blackpool H 3 - 0 Jee, Howie (2) 3,500 10th
21 December 1912 Leeds City A 3 - 0 Mann (2), Howie 15,000 9th
25 December 1912 Bury A 2 - 0 Fayers (pen), Mann 6,500 8th
26 December 1912 Grimsby Town H 0 - 2 9,000 8th
28 December 1912 Barnsley H 2 - 0 Bratley (og), Armour 11,000 7th
4 January 1913 Bradford Park Avenue A 1 - 2 S. Blackham (og) 12,000 10th
25 January 1913 Leicester Fosse A 0 - 0 10,000 12th
8 February 1913 Stockport County H 3 - 3 Howie, Jee, Mann 4,000 12th
15 February 1913 Preston North End A 1 - 2 Elliott 15,000 13th
26 February 1913 Burnley H 1 - 0 Fayers (pen) 4,500 10th
1 March 1913 Hull City A 3 - 1 Fayers, Mann, Jee 6,000 8th
8 March 1913 Glossop H 6 - 0 Mann (2), Macauley (2), Elliott, Fayers (pen) 4,000 8th
12 March 1913 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 2 - 1 Fayers (pen), Mann 3,500 5th
15 March 1913 Clapton Orient A 1 - 1 Mann 8,000 5th
22 March 1913 Lincoln City H 5 - 1 Mann (2), Macauley, Elliott, Jee 3,500 5th
24 March 1913 Grimsby Town A 0 - 0 7,000 6th
25 March 1913 Fulham H 5 - 1 Elliott, Fayers, Howie, Macauley (2) 10,000 5th
29 March 1913 Nottingham Forest A 1 - 0 Macauley 20,000 4th
5 April 1913 Bristol City H 5 - 0 Mann (3), Elliott, Jee 7,500 5th
12 April 1913 Birmingham A 2 - 3 Macauley, Elliott 10,000 5th
19 April 1913 Blackpool A 1 - 2 Mann 2,000 5th
26 April 1913 Leeds City H 1 - 0 Armour 9,000 5th

FA Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents Home/

Away

Result

F - A

Scorers Attendance
15 January 1913 Round 1 Sheffield United H 3 - 1 Mann, Elliott (2) 8,187
1 February 1913 Round 2 Swindon Town H 1 - 2 Macauley 17,585

Appearances and goals[edit]

Name Nation Position League Apps League Goals FA Cup Apps FA Cup Goals Total Apps Total Goals
Andrew Armour  England MF 36 2 2 0 38 2
Simon Beaton  England DF 24 0 2 0 26 0
Fred Blackman  England DF 36 0 1 0 37 0
Fred Bullock  England DF 38 1 2 0 40 1
George Comrie  Scotland DF 15 0 0 0 15 0
George Crowther  England FW 2 0 0 0 2 0
Charles Dinnie  Scotland DF 1 0 1 0 2 0
James Dow  England DF 23 0 2 0 25 0
Thomas Elliott  England FW 34 9 1 2 35 11
Fred Fayers  England DF 37 8 2 0 39 8
Bertram Gilboy  England FW 3 0 0 0 3 0
Frederick Groves  England FW 4 0 0 0 4 0
James Howie  England FW 24 8 2 0 26 8
Horace Husler  England GK 1 0 0 0 1 0
Joe Jee  England MF 38 7 2 0 40 7
James Macauley  Republic of Ireland FW 26 13 1 1 27 14
Frank Mann  England FW 23 15 2 1 25 16
Charlie Milnes  England DF 14 0 0 0 14 0
Sandy Mutch  Scotland GK 37 0 2 0 39 0
Billy Watson  England DF 1 0 0 0 1 0
Joseph Wigmore  England DF 1 0 0 0 1 0