1963–64 Huddersfield Town F.C. season

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Huddersfield Town
1963–64 season
Chairman England James Chadwick
Manager England Eddie Boot
Division Two 12th
FA Cup Fifth Round
Football League Cup Third Round
Top goalscorer League:
Derek Stokes (14)
All:
Derek Stokes (16)
Highest home attendance 31,270 vs Leeds United (12 October 1963)
Lowest home attendance 5,158 vs Scunthorpe United (25 April 1964)

Huddersfield Town's 1963–64 campaign was mainly a season of nothingness for the Terriers. They finished 12th in Division 2. Their only main high point of the season was reaching the 5th round of the FA Cup, before losing to Burnley.

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
-- Republic of Ireland GK John Oldfield
-- England GK Ray Wood
-- England DF Denis Atkins
-- England DF John Coddington
-- England DF Stewart Holden
-- England DF Ray Holt
-- England DF Bob Parker
-- England DF Ken Taylor
-- England DF Ray Wilson
-- England MF John Bettany
-- Republic of Ireland MF Ollie Conmy
No. Position Player
-- England MF Peter Dinsdale
-- Scotland MF Billy Fraser
-- England MF Kevin McHale
-- England MF Michael O'Grady
-- England FW Chris Balderstone
-- England FW Allan Gilliver
-- Scotland FW Les Massie
-- England FW John Rudge
-- England FW Derek Stokes
-- England FW Len White

Review[edit]

Following the previous season's impressive performances and the acquisition of Kevin Lewis from Liverpool, many thought that Town's chances of promotion back to Division 1 for the first time since 1956. Town mainly won or lost their first 16 league games of the season. The form was inconsistent throughout a large portion of the season. Only during the second half of the season did Town's form start to stabilise, but it improved enough for Town not to be involved in a relegation dogfight to Division 3. They finished in 12th place with 40 points.

The main high points of the season came in the FA Cup, when they beat Plymouth Argyle (one of 6 times Town met Argyle during the season), followed by an amazing win at Stamford Bridge over Division 1 Chelsea, before bowing out to Burnley at Turf Moor.

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
-- Republic of Ireland GK John Oldfield
-- England GK Ray Wood
-- England DF Denis Atkins
-- England DF John Coddington
-- England DF Stewart Holden
-- England DF Ray Holt
-- England DF Bob McNab
-- England DF Bob Parker
-- England DF Ken Taylor
-- England DF Ray Wilson
-- England MF John Bettany
-- Republic of Ireland MF Ollie Conmy
No. Position Player
-- England MF Peter Dinsdale
-- Scotland MF Billy Fraser
-- England MF Kevin McHale
-- England MF Michael O'Grady
-- England FW Chris Balderstone
-- England FW Allan Gilliver
-- England FW Kevin Lewis
-- Scotland FW Les Massie
-- England FW John Rudge
-- England FW Derek Stokes
-- England FW Len White

Results[edit]

Division Two[edit]

Date Opponents Home/

Away

Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance Position
24 August 1963 Sunderland H 0–2 20,894 19th
28 August 1963 Southampton A 1–1 White 21,456 16th
31 August 1963 Derby County A 0–2 14,717 18th
3 September 1963 Southampton H 4–0 Balderstone, McHale, Stokes, White 13,679 14th
7 September 1963 Plymouth Argyle H 4–3 Stokes (2), Balderstone, White 12,977 13th
10 September 1963 Swansea Town H 1–0 White 15,846 5th
14 September 1963 Charlton Athletic A 2–5 White, Stokes 12,511 11th
17 September 1963 Swansea Town A 2–1 Lewis, O'Grady 10,191 8th
21 September 1963 Grimsby Town H 1–2 White 14,258 13th
28 September 1963 Preston North End A 1–2 White 15,840 14th
5 October 1963 Leyton Orient H 2–1 O'Grady, Coddington (pen) 10,765 15th
8 October 1963 Northampton Town A 0–1 13,257 15th
12 October 1963 Leeds United H 0–2 31,270 16th
19 October 1963 Rotherham United A 1–3 Massie 8,962 18th
26 October 1963 Bury H 2–1 Wilson, McHale 9,421 14th
2 November 1963 Scunthorpe United A 0–1 6,074 18th
9 November 1963 Norwich City H 1–1 Massie 7,923 16th
16 November 1963 Cardiff City A 1–2 Lewis 14,398 18th
23 November 1963 Swindon Town H 2–0 White, Massie 7,718 16th
30 November 1963 Manchester City A 2–5 Lewis (2) 16,192 17th
7 December 1963 Portsmouth H 1–1 Lewis 8,087 18th
14 December 1963 Sunderland A 2–3 Lewis, White 27,417 18th
21 December 1963 Derby County H 0–0 6,094 18th
26 December 1963 Newcastle United A 0–2 37,898 18th
28 December 1963 Newcastle United H 3–0 Stokes, Lewis, Balderstone 12,832 17th
11 January 1964 Plymouth Argyle A 0–0 9,842 17th
18 January 1964 Charlton Athletic H 0–1 Match abandoned after 52 minutes due to fog 7,341
1 February 1964 Grimsby Town A 2–2 Gilliver, McHale 7,266 18th
8 February 1964 Preston North End H 2–2 Gilliver, Stokes 15,792 18th
22 February 1964 Leeds United A 1–1 Lewis 36,439 18th
24 February 1964 Leyton Orient A 3–2 Stokes (3) 7,843 15th
29 February 1964 Cardiff City H 2–1 White (pen), Stokes 10,580 15th
7 March 1964 Bury A 2–0 White, McHale 6,212 14th
21 March 1964 Norwich City A 2–2 Fraser, Balderstone 14,458 15th
28 March 1964 Rotherham United H 0–3 10,363 15th
30 March 1964 Middlesbrough A 1–1 Stokes 9,871 16th
31 March 1964 Middlesbrough H 1–0 Lewis 10,964 14th
4 April 1964 Swindon Town A 2–1 Lewis, Stokes 11,034 12th
7 April 1964 Charlton Athletic H 2–1 O'Grady, McHale 9,626 11th
11 April 1964 Manchester City H 0–2 13,520 12th
13 April 1964 Northampton Town H 0–1 6,762 12th
18 April 1964 Portsmouth A 1–2 Lewis 11,101 13th
25 April 1964 Scunthorpe United H 3–2 Stokes (2), Balderstone 5,158 12th

FA Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents Home/

Away

Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
4 January 1964 Round 3 Plymouth Argyle A 1–0 McHale 13,883
25 January 1964 Round 4 Chelsea A 2–1 McHale, White 39,036
15 February 1964 Round 5 Burnley A 0–3 39,326

Football League Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents Home/

Away

Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
25 September 1963 Round 2 Plymouth Argyle A 2–2 Stokes (2) 7,907
21 October 1963 Round 2 Replay Plymouth Argyle H 3–3 Dinsdale, Lewis (pen), White 5,429
28 October 1963 Round 2 2nd Replay Plymouth Argyle N 2–1 Massie, McHale 3,000
4 November 1963 Round 3 Workington A 0–1 9,982

Appearances and goals[edit]

Name Nation Position League Apps League Goals FA Cup Apps FA Cup Goals League Cup Apps League Cup Goals Total Apps Total Goals
Denis Atkins  England DF 41 0 3 0 3 0 47 0
Chris Balderstone  England MF 37 5 3 0 3 0 43 5
John Bettany  England MF 18 0 0 0 2 0 20 0
John Coddington  England DF 27 1 2 0 3 0 32 1
Ollie Conmy  Republic of Ireland MF 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Peter Dinsdale  England DF 42 0 3 0 4 1 49 1
Billy Fraser  Scotland MF 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 1
Allan Gilliver  England FW 5 2 2 0 1 0 8 2
Stewart Holden  England MF 9 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
Ray Holt  England DF 13 0 2 0 1 0 16 0
Kevin Lewis  England MF 30 11 2 0 4 1 36 12
Les Massie  Scotland FW 33 3 3 0 3 1 39 4
Kevin McHale  England MF 31 5 3 2 2 1 36 8
Bob McNab  England DF 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 0
Michael O'Grady  England MF 22 3 0 0 3 0 25 3
John Oldfield  Republic of Ireland GK 3 0 0 0 2 0 5 0
Bob Parker  England DF 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Derek Stokes  England FW 36 14 3 0 1 2 40 16
Len White  England FW 35 11 3 1 4 1 42 13
Ray Wilson  England DF 29 1 1 0 3 0 33 1
Ray Wood  England GK 39 0 3 0 2 0 44 0