1930–31 Huddersfield Town A.F.C. season

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Huddersfield Town
1930-31 season
Chairman England Sir Amos Brook Hirst
Manager England Clem Stephenson
Division One 5th
FA Cup Third Round
Top goalscorer League:
Joe Robson (18)
All:
Joe Robson (18)
Highest home attendance 25,853 vs Chelsea (11 October 1930)
Lowest home attendance 4,091 vs Sunderland (16 March 1931)

Huddersfield Town's 1930-31 campaign was a season that saw Town start a revival in form, which saw them finish in the top 5 thanks primarily to the emergence of 2 new striking talents, Joe Robson, who was bought from Grimsby Town following Alex Jackson's departure to Chelsea and Town's own young prodigy Dave Mangnall. The season is also noted for Town's biggest ever win in a league match, 10-1 over Blackpool in December.

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 Hugh Turner
-- England DF Austen Campbell
-- England DF Billy Carr
-- England DF Bill Dodgin
-- England DF Billy Fogg
-- England DF Roy Goodall
-- England DF Reg Mountford
-- England DF Levi Redfern
-- England DF George Roughton
-- England DF Bon Spence
-- England DF Tom Wilson
-- England DF Alf Young
No. Position Player
-- England MF George Crownshaw
-- Scotland MF Alex Jackson
-- England MF Gerry Kelly
-- England MF Jimmy Smailes
-- England MF Billy Smith
-- England FW Harry Davies
-- England FW Bob Kelly
-- Wales FW Wilf Lewis
-- England FW Dave Mangnall
-- England FW Harry Raw
-- England FW Ernie Whittam

Review[edit]

The previous 2 seasons were only memorable for Town's 4th appearance in an FA Cup Final. Luckily, Clem Stephenson was on hand to turn the tide of failure back to success. There was a slight hiccup early on the season, when Alex Jackson left Leeds Road for Chelsea, just 4 games into the season. Interestingly, he had already scored 7 goals during the season including a hat-trick in his last match, a 6-0 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Joe Robson was brought in from Grimsby Town and he started Town's push for Championship supremacy along with Town youngster Dave Mangnall, who between them scored 27 goals in the 35 league games that they started between them. Their form continued to improve during the season, which saw them finish in 5th place, but they were 18 points behind leaders Arsenal.

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 Hugh Turner
-- England DF Austen Campbell
-- England DF Billy Carr
-- England DF Bill Dodgin
-- England DF Billy Fogg
-- England DF Roy Goodall
-- England DF Reg Mountford
-- England DF Levi Redfern
-- England DF George Roughton
-- England DF Bon Spence
-- England DF Tom Wilson
-- England DF Alf Young
No. Position Player
-- England MF Wilf Bott
-- England MF George Crownshaw
-- England MF Dennis Jennings
-- England MF Gerry Kelly
-- England MF Billy Smith
-- England FW Harry Davies
-- England FW Bob Kelly
-- England FW Dave Mangnall
-- Scotland FW George McLean
-- England FW Joe Robson
-- England FW Ernie Whittam

Results[edit]

Division One[edit]

Date Opponents Home/

Away

Result

F - A

Scorers Attendance Position
30 August 1930 West Ham United A 1 - 2 Jackson 18,023 16th
1 September 1930 Grimsby Town H 2 - 2 Jackson (2) 11,690 15th
6 September 1930 Bolton Wanderers H 3 - 2 Jackson, G. Kelly, Campbell 15,018 9th
10 September 1930 Manchester United A 6 - 0 G. Kelly (3), Jackson (3) 11,836 5th
13 September 1930 Liverpool A 3 - 1 Smailes, Robson, G. Kelly 31,738 4th
15 September 1930 Manchester United H 3 - 0 B. Kelly, Robson, Redfern 14,028 3rd
20 September 1930 Middlesbrough H 2 - 2 B. Kelly, Robson 17,503 4th
27 September 1930 Leeds United A 2 - 1 Smailes (2) 30,265 3rd
4 October 1930 Aston Villa A 1 - 6 Mangnall 22,177 4th
11 October 1930 Chelsea H 1 - 1 Davies 25,853 6th
18 October 1930 Leicester City H 4 - 1 Smith, Davies (2), Crownshaw 15,125 4th
25 October 1930 Sunderland A 2 - 4 Robson, B. Kelly 27,554 7th
1 November 1930 Arsenal H 1 - 1 Smith 25,772 6th
8 November 1930 Portsmouth A 2 - 2 Robson (pen), Smith 23,809 7th
15 November 1930 Sheffield United H 1 - 1 Lewis 11,806 6th
22 November 1930 Blackburn Rovers A 3 - 5 Robson (3) 10,556 7th
29 November 1930 Manchester City H 1 - 1 Robson 14,118 7th
6 December 1930 Birmingham A 0 - 2 16,036 7th
13 December 1930 Blackpool H 10 - 1 Robson (3), McLean (4), B. Kelly, Smailes, Davies 11,932 7th
20 December 1930 Derby County A 1 - 4 McLean 13,157 7th
26 December 1930 Newcastle United H 0 - 3 15,956 10th
27 December 1930 West Ham United H 2 - 0 Mangnall, McLean 13,830 8th
1 January 1931 Sheffield Wednesday A 1 - 2 Mangnall 39,631 9th
3 January 1931 Bolton Wanderers A 0 - 1 15,665 13th
17 January 1931 Liverpool H 2 - 1 Robson (2) 9,864 10th
24 January 1931 Middlesbrough A 3 - 2 B. Kelly (2), McLean 11,015 8th
31 January 1931 Leeds United H 3 - 0 B. Kelly, Robson (2) 13,044 7th
7 February 1931 Aston Villa H 1 - 6 Jennings 14,296 8th
18 February 1931 Chelsea A 2 - 1 Mangnall, G. Kelly 17,546 7th
21 February 1931 Leicester City A 2 - 1 Mangnall (2) 18,242 7th
7 March 1931 Arsenal A 0 - 0 31,058 8th
14 March 1931 Portsmouth H 1 - 3 Mangnall 11,594 9th
16 March 1931 Sunderland H 2 - 0 B. Kelly, G. Kelly 4,091 7th
21 March 1931 Sheffield United A 2 - 0 Mangnall (2) 16,689 7th
28 March 1931 Blackburn Rovers H 1 - 1 J.J. Gorman (og) 8,144 7th
3 April 1931 Newcastle United A 1 - 1 Whittam 24,262 7th
4 April 1931 Manchester City A 1 - 0 Whittam 27,094 5th
7 April 1931 Sheffield Wednesday H 1 - 1 Davies 22,601 6th
11 April 1931 Birmingham H 1 - 0 Robson 15,000 5th
18 April 1931 Blackpool A 1 - 1 Smith 15,111 6th
25 April 1931 Derby County H 3 - 0 Davies (2), B. Kelly 5,325 4th
2 May 1931 Grimsby Town A 1 - 2 Robson 16,533 5th

FA Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents Home/

Away

Result

F - A

Scorers Attendance
10 January 1931 Round 3 Leeds United A 0 - 2 41,103

Appearances and goals[edit]

Name Nation Position League Apps League Goals FA Cup Apps FA Cup Goals Total Apps Total Goals
Wilf Bott  England MF 4 0 0 0 4 0
Austen Campbell  England DF 39 1 0 0 39 1
Billy Carr  England DF 22 0 1 0 23 0
George Crownshaw  England FW 7 1 0 0 7 1
Harry Davies  England FW 24 7 0 0 24 7
Bill Dodgin  England DF 1 0 0 0 1 0
Billy Fogg  England DF 7 0 0 0 7 0
Roy Goodall  England DF 39 0 1 0 40 0
Alex Jackson  Scotland FW 4 7 0 0 4 7
Dennis Jennings  England MF 4 1 0 0 4 1
Bob Kelly  England FW 37 9 1 0 38 9
Gerry Kelly  England MF 19 8 1 0 20 8
Wilf Lewis  Wales FW 3 1 0 0 3 1
Dave Mangnall  England FW 12 9 0 0 12 9
George McLean  Scotland FW 16 7 1 0 17 7
Reg Mountford  England DF 6 0 0 0 6 0
Harry Raw  England FW 9 0 0 0 9 0
Levi Redfern  England DF 13 1 1 0 14 1
Joe Robson  England FW 23 18 1 0 24 18
George Roughton  England DF 30 0 0 0 30 0
Jimmy Smailes  England MF 11 4 1 0 12 4
Billy Smith  England MF 30 4 0 0 30 4
Bon Spence  England DF 11 0 1 0 12 0
Hugh Turner  England GK 42 0 1 0 43 0
Ernie Whittam  England FW 7 2 0 0 7 2
Tom Wilson  England DF 22 0 1 0 23 0
Alf Young  England DF 20 0 0 0 20 0