1941–42 Huddersfield Town F.C. season

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Huddersfield Town
1941–42 season
Chairman England Sir Amos Brook Hirst
England Philip Wood
Manager England Clem Stephenson
Wartime League North 11th (1st NRL Competition)
15th (War Cup Qualifiers)
6th (2nd NRL Competition)
Top goalscorer League:
All:
Billy Price (22)
Highest home attendance 6,803 vs Bradford City (6 April 1942)
Lowest home attendance 917 vs Bradford Park Avenue (16 May 1942)

Huddersfield Town's 1941–42 campaign saw Town continuing to play in the Wartime League. They finished 11th in the 1st NRL Competition, 15th in the War Cup qualifiers and 6th in the 2nd NRL Competition. This was also the last season in which Clem Stephenson was at the club. He had been at the club for over 2 decades as player and manager and has the longest managerial career in Huddersfield's history. Sir Amos Brook Hirst also left the club to become chairman of the Football Association.

Results[edit]

1st NRL Competition[edit]

Date Opponents Home/

Away

Result

F–A

Scorers Attendance
30 August 1941 Middlesbrough A 1–3 Barclay 3,600
6 September 1941 Middlesbrough H 2–4 Butt (pen), Shackleton 2,623
13 September 1941 Newcastle United H 5–0 Wilkinson (3), Metcalfe (2) 2,800
20 September 1941 Newcastle United A 1–3 Wilkinson 5,500
27 September 1941 Bradford City A 1–3 Butt 3,000
4 October 1941 Bradford City H 4–1 Barclay, Baird (2), Willingham 2,127
11 October 1941 Grimsby Town H 5–1 Robinson (2), Metcalfe, Baird, Mortensen 2,268
18 October 1941 Grimsby Town A 2–2 Carter, Biggs 2,000
25 October 1941 York City H 5–1 Price, Willingham (3), Thompson 2,141
1 November 1941 York City A 5–1 Carter (4), Price 4,000
8 November 1941 Gateshead A 2–3 Baird, Barclay 4,500
15 November 1941 Gateshead H 3–1 Barclay, Carter, Baird 1,716
22 November 1941 Sunderland H 1–0 Price 1,500
29 November 1941 Sunderland A 0–5 5,000
13 December 1941 Bradford Park Avenue H 3–0 Lodge, Davis, Burgess 2,500
20 December 1941 Leeds United H 4–2 Price (2), Willingham, Baird 2,063
25 December 1941 Leeds United A 1–2 Price 6,000
25 December 1941 Bradford Park Avenue A 3–1 Willingham, Manning, Mahon 5,300

2nd NRL Competition[1][2][edit]

Date Opponents Home/

Away

Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
27 December 1941 Halifax Town A 2–2 Boot, Mahon 5,000
3 January 1942 Doncaster Rovers H 3–1 Juliussen (3) 1,337
10 January 1942 Sheffield United H 3–1 Baird, Price, Barclay 3,000
17 January 1942 Sheffield United A 1–2 Cockroft 7,032
24 January 1942 Blackpool H 3–3 McKellor, Barclay, Stabb 4,375
31 January 1942 Blackpool A 2–4 Mountford (pen), Ainsley 6,000
7 February 1942 Chesterfield H 3–0 Thompson (2), Price 1,657
24 February 1942 Halifax Town H 1–0 Barclay 1,150
28 February 1942 Doncaster Rovers A 4–1 Barclay, Price (3) 2,094
14 March 1942 Grimsby Town A 2–1 Price, Barclay 1,500
21 March 1942 Chesterfield A 1–2 Price 2,500
28 March 1942 Rotherham United A 3–1 Price (2), Baird 2,600
4 April 1942 Bradford City A 1–4 Barclay 6,365
6 April 1942 Bradford City H 2–1 Thompson, Barclay 6,083
11 April 1942 Burnley A 0–3 3,000
18 April 1942 Leeds United H 5–1 Barclay, Price (3), Wilkinson 1,636
25 April 1942 York City A 2–2 Price, Thompson 3,347
2 May 1942 Halifax Town A 1–1 Wilkinson 2,000
9 May 1942 Halifax Town H 1–2 Barclay 1,605
16 May 1942 Bradford Park Avenue H 2–2 Price (2) 917

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The first 11 matches of this competition, except the match against Grimsby Town took part in the War Cup qualifiers.
  2. ^ The last 5 matches took place in the Combined Counties Cup.