1990–91 Huddersfield Town F.C. season

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Huddersfield Town
1990-91 season
Chairman England Keith Longbottom
Manager Republic of Ireland Eoin Hand
Division Three 11th
FA Cup Second Round
Rumbelows Cup First Round
Leyland DAF Trophy Preliminary Round
Top goalscorer League:
Iwan Roberts (13)
All:
Kieran O'Regan
Iwan Roberts (14)
Highest home attendance 9,697 vs Bradford City (2 December 1990)
Lowest home attendance 1,405 vs Hartlepool United (28 November 1990)

Huddersfield Town's 1990-91 campaign was a very mediocre season for the Terriers, with Town finishing 11th in Eoin Hand's third season in charge. They finished only 4 places and 6 points off the play-offs.

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 Steve Hardwick
-- England GK Lee Martin
-- England DF Simon Charlton
-- Wales DF Dudley Lewis
-- England DF Graham Mitchell
-- Republic of Ireland DF Ken O'Doherty
-- England DF Neil Parsley
-- England DF Simon Trevitt
-- England DF Robert Wilson
No. Position Player
-- England MF Gary Barnett
-- England MF Kevin Donovan
-- England MF Keith Edwards
-- England MF Chris Marsden
-- Republic of Ireland MF Kieran O'Regan
-- Republic of Ireland FW Dave Campbell
-- Scotland FW Iffy Onuora
-- Wales FW Iwan Roberts
-- England FW Mark Smith

Review[edit]

Following the departure of Craig Maskell to Reading during the close season, many Town fans were wondering where Town's goals were going to be coming from for the 1990-91 season. The answer seemed to be their new record signing from Watford, the Welsh international Iwan Roberts, signed for £275,000. In the early part of the season however, he only managed 3 goals in the first 13 league games, which actually made him Town's top scorer at the time along with Keith Edwards. But despite this, Town kept producing wins on a regular period and many still thought that the play-offs at least were still a realistic possibility.

Between November and March, Town were on a very impressive run of only 5 losses in 26 games, including 12 wins. Many of the goals did come from the boot of Iwan Roberts, as well as Kieran O'Regan, who each scored 14 goals in all competitions. Many still believed that Eoin Hand would lead Town to the play-offs and promotion to Division 2.

However, the last seven games saw Town lose four and win only one, which saw Town miss out on the play-offs by only 6 points and 4 places. Interestingly, Town were also awarded a record 14 penalties that season, but they only scored 9 of them, so the record of 11 penalties scored in a season, set in the 1983-84 season remained.

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 Steve Hardwick
-- England GK Lee Martin
-- England DF Simon Charlton
-- England DF Peter Jackson
-- Wales DF Dudley Lewis
-- England DF Graham Mitchell
-- Republic of Ireland DF Ken O'Doherty
-- England DF Neil Parsley
-- England DF Simon Trevitt
-- England DF Robert Wilson
-- England DF Mark Wright
-- England MF Gary Barnett
No. Position Player
-- England MF Kevin Donovan
-- England MF Keith Edwards
-- England MF Simon Ireland
-- England MF John Kelly
-- England MF Chris Marsden
-- Republic of Ireland MF Kieran O'Regan
-- Republic of Ireland FW Dave Campbell
-- England FW Gary Haylock
-- England FW Peter Maguire (on loan from Leeds United)
-- Scotland FW Iffy Onuora
-- England FW Phil Quinlan (on loan from Everton)
-- Wales FW Iwan Roberts

Results[edit]

Division Three[edit]

Date Opponents Home/

Away

Result

F - A

Scorers Attendance Position
25 August 1990 Southend United H 1 - 2 Wilson 5,219 15th
1 September 1990 Swansea City A 0 - 1 4,787 23rd
8 September 1990 Bolton Wanderers H 4 - 0 Roberts, Edwards (3) 5,419 12th
15 September 1990 Fulham A 0 - 0 3,853 14th
18 September 1990 Grimsby Town A 0 - 4 6,158 18th
22 September 1990 Reading H 0 - 2 4,689 20th
29 September 1990 Chester City A 2 - 1 Donovan, Roberts 1,540 17th
2 October 1990 Exeter City H 1 - 0 Onuora 4,317 13th
6 October 1990 Leyton Orient H 1 - 0 Jackson 4,686 11th
13 October 1990 Rotherham United A 3 - 1 Onuora, O'Regan (pen), Roberts 6,120 8th
20 October 1990 Brentford A 0 - 1 5,509 11th
23 October 1990 Bournemouth H 1 - 3 O'Regan 5,373 12th
27 October 1990 Mansfield Town H 2 - 2 Smith, Wilson 4,413 13th
3 November 1990 Birmingham City A 2 - 1 Roberts, O'Regan (pen) 7,412 13th
10 November 1990 Cambridge United H 3 - 1 Roberts, Marsden, O'Regan (pen) 4,817 9th
24 November 1990 Preston North End A 1 - 1 Onuora 4,646 11th
2 December 1990 Bradford City H 1 - 2 Onuora 9,697 13th
15 December 1990 Crewe Alexandra A 1 - 1 Barnett 2,590 14th
22 December 1990 Bury H 2 - 1 O'Regan (pen), Roberts 4,841 10th
29 December 1990 Stoke City A 0 - 2 11,869 14th
1 January 1991 Wigan Athletic H 1 - 0 O'Regan 4,887 13th
5 January 1991 Tranmere Rovers A 0 - 2 5,626 13th
12 January 1991 Swansea City H 1 - 2 Stant 4,052 15th
19 January 1991 Southend United A 1 - 0 Smith 5,509 14th
26 January 1991 Fulham H 1 - 0 Marsden 4,369 10th
2 February 1991 Grimsby Town H 1 - 1 Marsden 6,571 11th
9 February 1991 Bolton Wanderers A 1 - 1 Haylock 7,947 11th
16 February 1991 Preston North End H 1 - 0 Marsden 5,504 9th
19 February 1991 Shrewsbury Town A 0 - 0 2,821 10th
23 February 1991 Cambridge United A 0 - 0 5,603 9th
26 February 1991 Tranmere Rovers H 2 - 1 Onuora, Haylock 4,889 7th
3 March 1991 Bradford City A 2 - 2 Roberts (2) 9,569 7th
9 March 1991 Crewe Alexandra H 3 - 1 Swain (og), Roberts, Onuora 5,429 5th
13 March 1991 Exeter City A 2 - 2 Haylock (2) 3,625 6th
16 March 1991 Chester City H 1 - 1 O'Regan 5,337 7th
19 March 1991 Rotherham United H 4 - 0 Marsden, Roberts, O'Regan (pen), Maguire 4,576 6th
23 March 1991 Leyton Orient A 0 - 1 3,292 7th
26 March 1991 Reading A 2 - 1 Edwards, Roberts 4,231 6th
30 March 1991 Shrewsbury Town H 2 - 1 Roberts, Onuora 5,684 5th
1 April 1991 Bury A 1 - 2 Quinlan 6,318 6th
6 April 1991 Stoke City H 3 - 0 O'Regan, Quinlan, Wright 6,520 6th
13 April 1991 Wigan Athletic A 1 - 1 Roberts 4,642 6th
20 April 1991 Brentford H 1 - 2 O'Regan (pen) 6,489 7th
27 April 1991 Bournemouth A 1 - 3 O'Regan (pen) 6,888 10th
4 May 1991 Mansfield Town A 0 - 0 2,507 10th
11 May 1991 Birmingham City H 0 - 1 5,195 11th

FA Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents Home/

Away

Result

F - A

Scorers Attendance
18 November 1990 Round 1 Altrincham A 2 - 1 Onuora, Roberts 3,000
10 December 1990 Round 2 Blackpool H 0 - 2 6,329

Rumbelows Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents Home/

Away

Result

F - A

Scorers Attendance
29 August 1990 Round 1 1st Leg Bolton Wanderers H 0 - 3 4,444
4 September 1990 Round 1 2nd Leg Bolton Wanderers A 1 - 2 O'Regan 3,101
  • Huddersfield lost 5-1 on aggregate.

Leyland DAF Trophy[edit]

Date Round Opponents Home/

Away

Result

F - A

Scorers Attendance
7 November 1990 Preliminary Round

Group 8

Bradford City A 1 - 1 O'Regan (pen) 2,941
28 November 1990 Preliminary Round

Group 8

Hartlepool United H 1 - 4 O'Regan (pen) 1,405

Appearances and goals[edit]

Name Nation Position League Apps League Goals FA Cup Apps FA Cup Goals League Cup Apps League Cup Goals FLT Apps FLT Goals Total Apps Total Goals
Gary Barnett  England MF 19 (3) 1 1 0 2 0 0 (1) 0 37 (5) 5
Dave Campbell  Republic of Ireland DF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Simon Charlton  England DF 29 (1) 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 33 (1) 0
Kevin Donovan  England MF 4 (2) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 (2) 1
Keith Edwards  England MF 10 (8) 4 1 0 1 (1) 0 0 (1) 0 12 (10) 4
Steve Hardwick  England GK 42 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 47 0
Garry Haylock  England FW 9 (3) 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 (3) 4
Simon Ireland  England MF 3 (3) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 (3) 0
Peter Jackson  England DF 38 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 41 1
John Kelly  England MF 3 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 (1) 0
Dudley Lewis  Wales DF 4 (2) 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 7 (2) 0
Peter Maguire  England FW 1 (3) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 (3) 1
Chris Marsden  England MF 43 5 2 0 2 0 2 0 49 5
Lee Martin  England GK 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Graham Mitchell  England DF 46 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 52 0
Ken O'Doherty  Republic of Ireland DF 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Iffy Onuora  Scotland FW 32 (11) 7 2 1 0 (1) 0 2 0 36 (12) 8
Kieran O'Regan  Republic of Ireland MF 46 11 2 0 2 1 2 2 52 14
Neil Parsley  England DF 6 (2) 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 8 (2) 0
Phil Quinlan  England MF 7 (1) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 (1) 2
Iwan Roberts  Wales FW 44 13 2 1 2 0 2 0 50 14
Mark Smith  England Fw 29 (3) 2 1 (1) 0 2 0 2 0 34 (4) 2
Phil Stant  England FW 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
Simon Trevitt  England DF 38 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 43 0
Robert Wilson  England MF 25 (4) 2 2 0 1 0 2 0 30 (4) 2
Mark Wright  England DF 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 1