1939–40 Huddersfield Town F.C. season

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Huddersfield Town
1939-40 season
Chairman England Sir Amos Brook Hirst
Manager England Clem Stephenson
Division One
Wartime League North-East
17th
1st
League War Cup Third Round
Top goalscorer League:
Billy Price (1)
All:
Bobby Barclay (11)
Highest home attendance 15,588 vs Blackpool (26 August 1939)
Lowest home attendance 332 vs Darlington (3 June 1940)

Huddersfield Town's 1939-40 campaign saw Town play in Division 1, before the season was abandoned following the outbreak of World War II. They then played in the North-East League and won the title by 9 points from Newcastle United.

Squad who played in the league matches[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 DF Eddie Boot
-- Republic of Ireland DF Bill Hayes
-- England DF Reg Mountford
-- England DF Ken Willingham
-- England DF Alf Young
No. Position Player
-- England MF Jack Mahon
-- England FW Bobby Barclay
-- England FW Pat Beasley
-- England FW Jimmy Isaac
-- Scotland FW Willie Mills
-- England FW Billy Price

Results[edit]

Division One[edit]

Date Opponents Home/

Away

Result

F - A

Scorers Attendance
26 August 1939 Blackpool H 0 - 1 15,588
30 August 1939 Sunderland A 2 - 1 Gorman (og), Price 12,000
2 September 1939 Brentford A 0 - 1 13,000

North-East Division[edit]

Date Opponents Home/

Away

Result

F - A

Scorers Attendance
21 October 1939 Bradford Park Avenue H 4 - 1 Carter (3), Watson 3,862
28 October 1939 Middlesbrough A 2 - 2 Barclay (2) 5,000
11 November 1939 Newcastle United H 2 - 0 Isaac, Beasley 4,931
18 November 1939 Hull City A 5 - 1 Barclay (3), C. Woodhead (og), Watson 5,000
25 November 1939 Halifax Town H 1 - 2 Watson 1,856
2 December 1939 Leeds United A 0 - 0 5,100
9 December 1939 Bradford City H 1 - 1 Barclay 2,408
23 December 1939 Darlington A 4 - 0 Boot, Brook, Beasley (2) 3,829
24 February 1940 Middlesbrough H 4 - 2 Watson, Price (2), Beasley 2,835
9 March 1940 Newcastle United A 5 - 3 Carter (3), Beasley (2) 6,000
16 March 1940 Hull City H 1 - 0 Watson 2,961
23 March 1940 Halifax Town A 3 - 2 Price, Isaac, Barclay 4,250
25 March 1940 Hartlepools United H 4 - 1 Price (2), Boot, Isaac (pen) 4,326
30 March 1940 Leeds United H 2 - 1 Smith, Beasley 5,833
6 April 1940 Bradford City A 1 - 0 Price 6,036
13 April 1940 Bradford Park Avenue A 2 - 1 Juliussen, Barclay 4,156
25 May 1940 Darlington H 8 - 2 Brook (4), Isaac (2), Juliussen (2) 957
29 May 1940 York City A 2 - 1[A] Barclay (2) 3,000
1 June 1940 Hartlepools United A 2 - 2 Whittingham, Smailes 750
3 June 1940 York City H 1 - 0 Barclay 332

League War Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents Home/

Away

Result

F - A

Scorers Attendance
20 April 1940 Round 1 1st Leg Chesterfield A 1 - 2 Barclay 9,200
27 April 1940 Round 1 2nd Leg Chesterfield H 2 - 0 Barclay, Barkas 7,276
  • Huddersfield won 3-2 on aggregate.
4 May 1940 Round 2 1st Leg Hull City H 1 - 1 Brook 5,752
11 May 1940 Round 2 2nd Leg Hull City A 1 - 0 Juliussen 6,500
  • Huddersfield won 2-1 on aggregate.
18 May 1940 Round 3 West Ham United H 3 - 3 Isaac, Baird, Mountford (pen) 7,550
22 May 1940 Round 3 Replay West Ham United A 1 - 3 Hagan 21,000

Footnotes[edit]

A. ^ Match abandoned after 61 minutes due to a storm, but the result was allowed to stand.