1937–38 Huddersfield Town F.C. season

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Huddersfield Town
1937-38 season
Chairman England Sir Amos Brook Hirst
Manager England Clem Stephenson
Division One 15th
FA Cup Runners-Up
Top goalscorer League:
Bobby Barclay (12)
All:
Bobby Barclay (14)
Highest home attendance 58,066 vs York City (9 March 1938)
Lowest home attendance 6,719 vs Preston North End (16 March 1938)

Huddersfield Town's 1937-38 campaign was like many recent years dominated by the club's FA Cup run. They reached their 5th and final FA Cup final, before losing to Preston North End at Wembley. They finished their league season in 15th place in Division 1.

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
-- South Africa GK Dennis Lindsay
-- England DF Eddie Boot
-- England DF Alan Brown
-- England DF Benny Craig
-- England DF Robert Gordon
-- Republic of Ireland DF Bill Hayes
-- England DF Reg Mountford
-- England DF Ken Willingham
-- England DF Alf Young
-- England MF Bobby Barclay
No. Position Player
-- England MF Pat Beasley
-- Scotland MF Archibald Hastie
-- England MF Jack Johnson
-- South Africa MF George Wienand
-- England FW Lewis Brook
-- England FW Frank Chivers
-- England FW Jimmy Isaac
-- England FW Alf Lythgoe
-- Scotland FW Willie Macfadyen
-- England FW Jimmy Richardson

Review[edit]

Yet again, Town's season was dominated by their FA Cup run. They reached their fifth and so far last FA Cup Final. After a win over Hull City in Round 3, they scraped past Notts County and Liverpool, they beat York City in the quarter-final in a replay, before beating the favourites Sunderland at Ewood Park in the semi-final, meaning they would play Preston North End in the final, a repeat of the 1922 FA Cup Final, the only one of Town's previous final appearances that they won. The final at Wembley was the first since moving to the London stadium to go into extra time. The result would be the opposite to the 1922 final, with Town conceding a penalty to lose the match 1-0.

Their league form was pretty shaky during the season and they only guaranteed their safety with 2 games to go. Their wins at Leeds Road over Stoke City and Manchester City, the previous season's champions guaranteed their survival in 15th place.

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
-- South Africa GK Dennis Lindsay
-- England DF Eddie Boot
-- England DF Alan Brown
-- England DF Benny Craig
-- England DF Robert Gordon
-- Republic of Ireland DF Bill Hayes
-- England DF Reg Mountford
-- England DF Albert Watson
-- England DF Ken Willingham
-- England DF Alf Young
-- England MF Bobby Barclay
No. Position Player
-- England MF Pat Beasley
-- England MF Tom Hinchcliffe
-- England MF Joe Hulme
-- England MF Jack Johnson
-- South Africa MF George Wienand
-- England FW Lewis Brook
-- England FW Frank Chivers
-- England FW Jimmy Isaac
-- Scotland FW Willie Macfadyen
-- Scotland FW Willie Mills
-- England FW Billy Price
-- Scotland FW Edwin Watson

Results[edit]

Division One[edit]

Date Opponents Home/

Away

Result

F - A

Scorers Attendance Position
28 August 1937 Blackpool H 3 - 1 Macfadyen, Barclay, Mountford (pen) 17,768 5th
1 September 1937 Arsenal A 1 - 3 Richardson 32,758 10th
4 September 1937 Brentford A 0 - 2 26,762 17th
8 September 1937 Arsenal H 2 - 1 Macfadyen, Barclay 15,768 13th
11 September 1937 Bolton Wanderers H 1 - 0 Wienand 20,758 9th
15 September 1937 Manchester City A 2 - 3 Richardson, Beasley 19,968 13th
18 September 1937 Leeds United A 1 - 2 Barclay 33,200 18th
25 September 1937 Everton A 2 - 1 Barclay, Macfadyen 35,272 14th
2 October 1937 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 1 - 0 Hayes (pen) 19,854 10th
9 October 1937 Leicester City A 1 - 2 Richardson 18,442 13th
16 October 1937 Grimsby Town H 1 - 2 Lythgoe (pen) 15,408 13th
23 October 1937 Preston North End A 1 - 1 Barclay 16,483 15th
30 October 1937 Charlton Athletic H 1 - 1 Chivers 13,334 14th
6 November 1937 Birmingham A 2 - 2 Beasley, Barclay 21,541 13th
13 November 1937 Portsmouth H 2 - 0 Lythgoe (pen), Chivers 11,902 12th
20 November 1937 Liverpool A 1 - 0 Beasley 29,568 11th
27 November 1937 Middlesbrough H 3 - 0 Beasley (2, 1 pen), Macfadyen 14,020 7th
4 December 1937 Chelsea A 1 - 3 Wienand 31,475 10th
11 December 1937 West Bromwich Albion H 2 - 1 Barclay, Hayes (pen) 6,938 8th
18 December 1937 Stoke City A 1 - 0 Macfadyen 16,302 7th
25 December 1937 Sunderland A 1 - 2 Young 30,730 7th
27 December 1937 Sunderland H 1 - 1 Chivers 13,198 8th
1 January 1938 Blackpool A 0 - 4 22,362 8th
15 January 1938 Brentford H 0 - 3 11,969 11th
26 January 1938 Bolton Wanderers A 0 - 2 9,722 11th
29 January 1938 Leeds United H 0 - 3 16,677 12th
5 February 1938 Everton H 1 - 3 Brook 15,394 16th
16 February 1938 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 4 - 1 Boot, Wienand, Macfadyen, Hinchcliffe 16,044 13th
19 February 1938 Leicester City H 0 - 0 14,999 13th
26 February 1938 Grimsby Town A 2 - 4 Barclay, Macfadyen 12,085 14th
12 March 1938 Charlton Athletic A 0 - 4 26,938 20th
16 March 1938 Preston North End H 1 - 3 Macfadyen 6,719 21st
19 March 1938 Birmingham H 2 - 1 Macfadyen, Beasley 15,365 17th
30 March 1938 Portsmouth A 0 - 3 18,155 19th
2 April 1938 Liverpool H 1 - 2 Macfadyen 15,192 21st
9 April 1938 Middlesbrough A 1 - 0 Mills 20,901 21st
16 April 1938 Chelsea H 1 - 2 Beasley 18,356 22nd
18 April 1938 Derby County A 4 - 0 Isaac (2), Price, Beasley 19,068 21st
19 April 1938 Derby County H 2 - 0 Hinchcliffe, Price 25,575 15th
23 April 1938 West Bromwich Albion A 1 - 5 Barclay 27,530 19th
2 May 1938 Stoke City H 3 - 0 Barclay (2), Price 20,162 16th
7 May 1938 Manchester City H 1 - 0 Barclay 35,100 15th

FA Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents Home/

Away

Result

F - A

Scorers Attendance
8 January 1938 Round 3 Hull City H 3 - 1 Beasley, Lythgoe (2) 25,442
22 January 1938 Round 4 Notts County H 1 - 0 Beattie 29,480
12 February 1938 Round 5 Liverpool A 1 - 0 Barclay 57,682
5 March 1938 Round 6 York City A 0 - 0 28,123
9 March 1938 Round 6 Replay York City H 2 - 1 E. Watson, Chivers 58,066
26 March 1938 Semi-Final Sunderland N 3 - 1 Beasley, Barclay, Macfadyen 47,904
30 April 1938 Final Preston North End N 0 - 1 (aet: 90 mins: 0 - 0) 93,357

Appearances and goals[edit]

Name Nation Position League Apps League Goals FA Cup Apps FA Cup Goals Total Apps Total Goals
Bobby Barclay  England MF 37 12 7 2 44 14
Pat Beasley  England MF 41 8 7 2 48 10
John Beattie  Scotland MF 3 0 1 1 4 1
Eddie Boot  England DF 37 1 6 0 43 1
Lewis Brook  England FW 4 1 0 0 4 1
Alan Brown  England DF 13 0 2 0 15 0
Frank Chivers  England FW 18 3 4 1 22 4
Benny Craig  England DF 25 0 6 0 31 0
Robert Gordon  England DF 1 0 0 0 1 0
Archibald Hastie  Scotland MF 4 0 0 0 4 0
Bill Hayes  Republic of Ireland DF 21 2 1 0 22 2
Bob Hesford  England GK 41 0 7 0 48 0
Tom Hinchcliffe  England MF 6 2 0 0 6 2
Joe Hulme  England MF 8 0 2 0 10 0
Jimmy Isaac  England MF 6 2 1 0 7 2
Jack Johnson  England MF 5 0 0 0 5 0
Dennis Lindsay  South Africa GK 1 0 0 0 1 0
Alf Lythgoe  England FW 5 2 2 2 7 4
Willie MacFadyen  Scotland FW 32 10 5 1 37 11
Willie Mills  Scotland MF 4 1 0 0 4 1
Reg Mountford  England DF 38 1 7 0 45 1
Billy Price  England FW 4 3 0 0 4 3
Jimmy Richardson  England FW 10 3 0 0 10 3
Albert Watson  England DF 1 0 0 0 1 0
Edwin Watson  Scotland FW 3 0 3 1 6 1
George Wienand  South Africa MF 24 3 4 0 28 3
Ken Willingham  England DF 41 0 7 0 48 0
Alf Young  England DF 29 1 5 0 34 1