1934–35 Huddersfield Town F.C. season

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Huddersfield Town
1934-35 season
Chairman England Sir Amos Brook Hirst
Manager England Clem Stephenson
Division One 16th
FA Cup Third Round
Top goalscorer League:
Alf Lythgoe (21)
All:
Alf Lythgoe (23)
Highest home attendance 36,500 vs Arsenal (8 December 1934)
Lowest home attendance 8,744 vs West Bromwich Albion (6 March 1935)

Huddersfield Town's 1934-35 campaign was a season of despair for Town. After the previous season's 2nd place finish, some fans were even thinking that Town could deny Arsenal their chance to emulate their own successes in the mid-1920s of winning 3 titles in a row. Instead, a dreadful season saw Town finish in 16th place, only 5 points off the relegation zone.

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 Bob Hesford
-- England GK Hugh Turner
-- England DF Jimmy Allen
-- England DF Albert Beech
-- England DF Austen Campbell
-- England DF Billy Carr
-- England DF Norman Christie
-- England DF Benny Craig
-- England DF Roy Goodall
-- Republic of Ireland DF Bill Hayes
-- England DF Reg Mountford
-- England DF Reg Robinson
No. Position Player
-- England DF George Roughton
-- England DF Ken Willingham
-- England DF Alf Young
-- England MF Len Beaumont
-- England MF Wilf Bott
-- England MF Charlie Luke
-- England MF Sid Rawlings
-- Wales MF Jackie Williams
-- England FW Billy Bottrill
-- Wales FW Seymour Morris
-- England FW Jack Smith

Review[edit]

After the impressive 2nd place finish the previous season, some fans were even thinking that Town were in a possible title fight with Arsenal, who were on course for a 3rd successive title, matching Town's achievement 8 years earlier. Unfortunately, their first 8 games resulted in only 1 win, which at the time was Town's worst ever start to a season. Later in the season big drubbings including an 8-0 win over Liverpool and a 6-0 win over Blackburn Rovers, which included Alf Lythgoe scoring 5 of the goals, although a 5-0 loss to Portsmouth and a 5-1 home loss to Grimsby Town didn't help Town's goal average. They finished in 16th place, only 5 points clear of Leicester City, who were relegated with Tottenham Hotspur.

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 Bob Hesford
-- England GK Hugh Turner
-- England DF Albert Beech
-- England DF Alan Brown
-- England DF Buster Brown
-- England DF Austen Campbell
-- England DF Benny Craig
-- England DF Roy Goodall
-- Republic of Ireland DF Bill Hayes
-- England DF Reg Mountford
-- England DF Reg Robinson
-- England DF George Roughton
No. Position Player
-- Scotland DF Jock Wightman
-- England DF Ken Willingham
-- England DF Alf Young
-- Scotland MF George Anderson
-- England MF Len Beaumont
-- Scotland MF Tommy Lang
-- England MF Charlie Luke
-- Wales MF Jackie Williams
-- England FW Alf Lythgoe
-- England FW Albert Malam
-- England FW Jimmy Richardson

Results[edit]

Division One[edit]

Date Opponents Home/

Away

Result

F - A

Scorers Attendance Position
25 August 1934 Sunderland A 1 - 4 Williams 29,846 18th
27 August 1934 Derby County H 1 - 0 Williams 8,878 10th
1 September 1934 Tottenham Hotspur H 0 - 0 13,960 12th
5 September 1934 Derby County A 1 - 4 Campbell 19,916 19th
8 September 1934 Preston North End A 0 - 2 27,727 20th
15 September 1934 Grimsby Town H 1 - 5 Betmead (og) 10,009 21st
22 September 1934 Everton A 2 - 4 Luke, Rawlings 20,815 21st
29 September 1934 Leeds United A 0 - 2 12,298 22nd
6 October 1934 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 4 - 1 Williams, Malam (2, 1 pen), Richardson 11,552 21st
13 October 1934 Chelsea A 1 - 2 Richardson 32,151 22nd
20 October 1934 West Bromwich Albion A 1 - 4 Ball 19,250 22nd
27 October 1934 Sheffield Wednesday H 4 - 0 Lythgoe, Malam, Williams, Willingham 14,913 22nd
3 November 1934 Portsmouth A 0 - 5 18,636 22nd
10 November 1934 Liverpool H 8 - 0 Richardson (2), Malam (3, 1 pen), Lythgoe, Luke, Bott 12,532 20th
17 November 1934 Manchester City A 0 - 0 36,176 21st
24 November 1934 Middlesbrough H 3 - 1 Luke (2), Stuart (og) 15,803 19th
1 December 1934 Blackburn Rovers A 2 - 4 Lythgoe, Young 12,256 19th
8 December 1934 Arsenal H 1 - 1 Morris 36,500 18th
15 December 1934 Birmingham A 4 - 0 Malam (2), Lythgoe (2) 16,569 17th
22 December 1934 Stoke City H 1 - 4 Luke 10,627 20th
25 December 1934 Leicester City A 3 - 0 Malam (2), Morris 24,064 16th
26 December 1934 Leicester City H 2 - 3 Morris, Young 25,728 18th
29 December 1934 Sunderland H 0 - 3 24,009 20th
5 January 1935 Tottenham Hotspur A 0 - 0 35,523 21st
19 January 1935 Preston North End H 3 - 4 Malam, Lythgoe (2) 10,992 21st
2 February 1935 Everton H 1 - 1 Lythgoe 14,687 21st
9 February 1935 Leeds United H 3 - 1 Luke (3) 18,451 21st
16 February 1935 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 3 - 2 Richardson, Lang, Anderson 16,519 19th
23 February 1935 Chelsea H 3 - 0 Lang, Lythgoe, Luke 13,602 15th
6 March 1935 West Bromwich Albion H 3 - 0 Lang, Lythgoe, Richardson 8,744 13th
9 March 1935 Sheffield Wednesday A 1 - 1 B. Brown 19,207 15th
16 March 1935 Portsmouth H 2 - 0 Lythgoe (2) 14,563 14th
23 March 1935 Liverpool A 2 - 3 Beaumont, Willingham 18,000 15th
30 March 1935 Manchester City H 3 - 0 Richardson, Anderson, Lythgoe 18,657 14th
2 April 1935 Grimsby Town A 1 - 1 Anderson 8,073 14th
6 April 1935 Middlesbrough A 1 - 2 Lythgoe 12,570 15th
13 April 1935 Blackburn Rovers H 6 - 0 Lythgoe (5), Anderson 15,094 14th
19 April 1935 Aston Villa A 1 - 1 Williams 27,505 15th
20 April 1935 Arsenal A 0 - 1 41,892 15th
24 April 1935 Aston Villa H 1 - 1 Lythgoe 9,288 15th
27 April 1935 Birmingham H 2 - 2 Lythgoe, Anderson 11,027 15th
4 May 1935 Stoke City A 0 - 2 9,986 16th

FA Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents Home/

Away

Result

F - A

Scorers Attendance
12 January 1935 Round 3 Portsmouth A 1 - 1 Lythgoe 29,307
16 January 1935 Round 3 Replay Portsmouth H 2 - 3 Lythgoe, Lang 26,263

Appearances and goals[edit]

Name Nation Position League Apps League Goals FA Cup Apps FA Cup Goals Total Apps Total Goals
Jimmy Allen  England DF 1 0 0 0 1 0
George Anderson  Scotland MF 14 4 0 0 14 4
Jack Ball  England FW 5 1 0 0 5 1
Len Beaumont  England MF 7 1 0 0 7 1
Albert Beech  England DF 3 0 0 0 3 0
Wilf Bott  England MF 19 1 0 0 19 1
Billy Bottrill  England MF 2 0 0 0 2 0
Alan Brown  England DF 2 0 0 0 2 0
Buster Brown  England MF 1 1 0 0 1 1
Austen Campbell  England DF 23 1 2 0 25 1
Billy Carr  England DF 3 0 0 0 3 0
Norman Christie  England DF 5 0 0 0 5 0
Benny Craig  England DF 16 0 0 0 16 0
Roy Goodall  England DF 13 0 2 0 15 0
Bill Hayes  Republic of Ireland DF 1 0 0 0 1 0
Bob Hesford  England GK 6 0 0 0 6 0
Tommy Lang  Scotland MF 13 3 2 1 15 4
Charlie Luke  England FW 30 9 2 0 32 9
Alf Lythgoe  England FW 31 21 2 2 33 23
Albert Malam  England FW 21 11 2 0 23 11
Seymour Morris  Wales FW 3 3 0 0 3 3
Reg Mountford  England DF 15 0 0 0 15 0
Sid Rawlings  England MF 4 1 0 0 4 1
Jimmy Richardson  England FW 31 8 2 0 33 8
Reg Robinson  England DF 1 0 1 0 2 0
George Roughton  England DF 38 0 2 0 40 0
Jack Smith  England FW 6 0 0 0 6 0
Hugh Turner  England GK 36 0 2 0 38 0
Jock Wightman  Scotland DF 17 0 0 0 17 0
Jackie Williams  Wales MF 19 5 0 0 19 5
Ken Willingham  England DF 40 2 2 0 42 2
Alf Young  England DF 36 2 1 0 37 2