1958–59 Huddersfield Town F.C. season

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Huddersfield Town
1958–59 season
Chairman England Stephen Lister
Manager Scotland Bill Shankly
Division Two 14th
FA Cup Third Round
Top goalscorer League:
Les Massie (15)
All:
Les Massie (15)
Highest home attendance 20,301 vs Sunderland (8 November 1958)
Lowest home attendance 9,604 vs Ipswich Town (7 March 1959)

Huddersfield Town's 1958–59 campaign was a season under Bill Shankly, which saw Town make little progress up the Division 2 table, with the team finishing in 14th place.

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 Harry Fearnley
-- South Africa GK Sandy Kennon
-- England DF John Coddington
-- England DF Jack Connor
-- England DF Tony Conwell
-- England DF Brian Gibson
-- Scotland DF Gordon Low
-- England DF Bill McGarry
-- England DF Ken Taylor
-- England DF Ray Wilson
No. Position Player
-- England MF Bob Ledger
-- England MF Kevin McHale
-- Scotland FW Alex Bain
-- England FW Tony France
-- England FW Derek Hawksworth
-- England FW Stan Hepton
-- England FW Stan Howard
-- Scotland FW Denis Law
-- Scotland FW Les Massie

Review[edit]

Bill Shankly attempted to improve on Town's 9th place finish the previous season. Their form was mixed for a large portion of the season with many wins, draws and losses at exactly the wrong time of the season. Their best wins were a 5–0 win over Liverpool, a 5–1 win over Middlesbrough and a 5–2 away win at Leyton Orient.

They finished in 14th place with just 40 points, although they were 12 points clear of relegated Grimsby Town, but they were 20 points behind promoted Fulham.

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 Harry Fearnley
-- England GK Ray Wood
-- England DF John Coddington
-- England DF Jack Connor
-- England DF Tony Conwell
-- England DF Brian Gibson
-- Scotland DF Gordon Low
-- England DF Bill McGarry
-- England DF Ken Taylor
-- England DF Ray Wilson
-- England MF Bob Ledger
No. Position Player
-- England MF Kevin McHale
-- Scotland FW Alex Bain
-- England FW Tony France
-- England FW Derek Hawksworth
-- England FW Stan Hepton
-- England FW Stan Howard
-- Scotland FW Denis Law
-- Scotland FW Les Massie
-- Scotland FW Willie Sinclair
-- England FW Brian Tickell

Results[edit]

Division Two[edit]

Date Opponents Home/

Away

Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance Position
23 August 1958 Derby County H 1–1 Massie 16,977 8th
27 August 1958 Cardiff City H 3–0 Malloy (og), Massie, Hawksworth 13,266 4th
30 August 1958 Barnsley A 0–1 17,684 11th
3 September 1958 Cardiff City A 2–3 Hawksworth (2, 1 pen) 13,078 12th
6 September 1958 Rotherham United H 3–0 Massie (2), Law 14,330 8th
9 September 1958 Bristol City H 0–1 13,884 9th
13 September 1958 Sheffield United A 0–0 22,980 11th
16 September 1958 Bristol City A 1–2 Massie 29,148 12th
20 September 1958 Brighton & Hove Albion H 3–2 McGarry, Burtenshaw (og), Massie 13,244 12th
27 September 1958 Grimsby Town A 1–2 Jobling (og) 14,401 15th
4 October 1958 Liverpool H 5–0 Hawksworth (2), Massie, Taylor, Wilson 15,934 11th
11 October 1958 Bristol Rovers A 1–2 McHale 16,753 14th
18 October 1958 Ipswich Town A 0–0 14,578 13th
25 October 1958 Swansea Town H 3–2 McGarry (2), McHale 15,629 10th
1 November 1958 Leyton Orient A 5–2 Howard, McKnight (og), Massie, Hawksworth, McHale 13,828 8th
8 November 1958 Sunderland H 1–1 Massie 20,301 9th
15 November 1958 Lincoln City A 1–1 Hawksworth 9,361 9th
22 November 1958 Fulham H 2–1 Hawksworth, Massie 19,778 9th
29 November 1958 Sheffield Wednesday A 1–4 Massie 25,394 9th
6 December 1958 Scunthorpe United H 0–1 13,888 11th
13 December 1958 Stoke City A 1–5 Hawksworth (pen) 12,761 11th
20 December 1958 Derby County A 1–3 Howard 13,874 14th
25 December 1958 Charlton Athletic H 1–0 Howard 14,295 11th
27 December 1958 Charlton Athletic A 1–2 Massie 20,381 13th
1 January 1959 Middlesbrough A 1–3 Howard 28,154 16th
3 January 1959 Barnsley H 2–1 Massie, Hawksworth (pen) 17,933 12th
31 January 1959 Sheffield United H 0–2 17,402 15th
7 February 1959 Brighton & Hove Albion A 0–2 18,828 16th
14 February 1959 Grimsby Town H 2–0 Bain, Hawksworth 11,389 15th
21 February 1959 Liverpool A 2–2 McHale, White (og) 28,860 15th
28 February 1959 Sunderland A 0–1 27,264 16th
7 March 1959 Ipswich Town H 3–0 Low, Bain, Howard 9,604 14th
14 March 1959 Swansea Town A 1–0 Bain 8,176 14th
21 March 1959 Leyton Orient H 0–0 10,065 14th
28 March 1959 Bristol Rovers A 1–1 McHale 16,029 15th
30 March 1959 Middlesbrough H 5–1 Howard, Low, Sinclair, McHale, Massie 14,671 13th
4 April 1959 Lincoln City H 2–1 Low, Howard 12,646 12th
11 April 1959 Fulham A 0–1 24,000 15th
18 April 1959 Sheffield Wednesday H 1–2 Sinclair 19,960 15th
22 April 1959 Stoke City H 1–2 McGarry (pen) 9,819 15th
25 April 1959 Scunthorpe United A 3–0 Law, Howard, Wilson 9,035 15th
30 April 1959 Rotherham United A 1–0 Massie 10,553 14th

FA Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents Home/

Away

Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
10 January 1959 Round 3 Ipswich Town A 0–1 14,521

Appearances and goals[edit]

Name Nation Position League Apps League Goals FA Cup Apps FA Cup Goals Total Apps Total Goals
Alex Bain  Scotland FW 10 3 0 0 10 3
John Coddington  England DF 37 0 1 0 38 0
Jack Connor  England DF 12 0 1 0 13 0
Tony Conwell  England DF 26 0 1 0 27 0
Harry Fearnley  England GK 1 0 0 0 1 0
Tony France  England FW 1 0 0 0 1 0
Brian Gibson  England DF 12 0 0 0 12 0
Derek Hawksworth  England MF 33 11 1 0 34 11
Stan Hepton  England MF 1 0 1 0 2 0
Stan Howard  England MF 40 8 1 0 41 8
Sandy Kennon  South Africa GK 19 0 0 0 19 0
Denis Law  Scotland MF 26 2 0 0 26 2
Bob Ledger  England MF 9 0 0 0 9 0
Gordon Low  Scotland DF 36 3 0 0 36 3
Les Massie  Scotland FW 42 15 1 0 43 15
Bill McGarry  England DF 32 4 0 0 32 4
Kevin McHale  England MF 37 6 1 0 38 6
Willie Sinclair  Scotland FW 8 2 0 0 8 2
Ken Taylor  England DF 15 1 1 0 16 1
Brian Tickell  England FW 1 0 0 0 1 0
Ray Wilson  England DF 42 2 1 0 43 2
Ray Wood  England GK 22 0 1 0 23 0