1991–92 Huddersfield Town A.F.C. season

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Huddersfield Town
1991-92 season
Chairman England Keith Longbottom
Manager Republic of Ireland Eoin Hand (until March 6, 1992)
Scotland Ian Ross (from March 6, 1992)
Division Three 3rd
FA Cup Third Round
Rumbelows Cup Third Round
Autoglass Trophy Area Semi-Final
Top goalscorer League:
Iwan Roberts (25)
All:
Iwan Roberts (35)
Highest home attendance 16,167 vs Peterborough United (14 May 1992)
Lowest home attendance 1,134 vs Scarborough (19 November 1991)

Huddersfield Town's 1991-92 campaign saw them finish 3rd, despite getting rid of Eoin Hand and replacing him with his assistant manager Ian Ross. Town missed out on promotion to Division 2, following their defeat to Peterborough United in 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 Tim Clarke
-- England GK Lee Martin
-- Republic of Ireland DF Dave Campbell
-- England DF Simon Charlton
-- England DF Peter Jackson
-- England DF Graham Mitchell
-- Republic of Ireland DF Ken O'Doherty
-- England DF Neil Parsley
-- England DF Simon Trevitt
-- England DF Mark Wright
No. Position Player
-- England MF Gary Barnett
-- England MF Kevin Donovan
-- England MF Simon Ireland
-- England MF John Kelly
-- England MF Chris Marsden
-- Republic of Ireland MF Kieran O'Regan
-- England FW Gary Haylock
-- Scotland FW Iffy Onuora
-- Wales FW Iwan Roberts
-- England FW Phil Starbuck

Review[edit]

With 3 years gone since Town's relegation from Division 2, some Town fans were beginning to wonder if Eoin Hand was going to get them promoted. Phil Starbuck was brought in from Nottingham Forest and he helped bring in the goals along with Iffy Onuora and Iwan Roberts. Town made a fairly good start to the season, with only one loss in their first 9 games. Form was intermittent with losses and wins more often than not. They were still hunting for an automatic promotion or a play-off place.

After Christmas, Town's form gradually got worse, with a run of only 2 wins in 12, which saw Eoin Hand given the sack on March 6. His assistant Ian Ross replaced him immediately and after a win against Shrewsbury Town, Town lost 3 games in a row, but they then won 7 out of their last 8 games, which gave them 3rd place in the table, so they had a two-legged play-off match against Peterborough United.

In the first leg at London Road, Town got a very respectable 2-2 draw, which seemed to suggest that Town's chances of progressing to the final to play Stockport County. Town took an early lead at Leeds Road thanks to a goal from Phil Starbuck, but Peterborough got 2 late goals to send them through to the final at Wembley, where they beat Stockport and got promotion to the newly created Division 1. So, because of the formation of the new Premier League, Town actually did play in Division 2 the next season.

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 Tim Clarke
-- England GK Lee Martin
-- England DF Simon Charlton
-- England DF Peter Jackson
-- England DF Graham Mitchell
-- Republic of Ireland DF Ken O'Doherty
-- England DF Neil Parsley
-- England DF Simon Trevitt
-- England DF Mark Wright
-- England MF Gary Barnett
No. Position Player
-- England MF Chris Billy
-- England MF Kevin Donovan
-- England MF Simon Ireland
-- England MF John Kelly
-- England MF Chris Marsden
-- Republic of Ireland MF Kieran O'Regan
-- England FW Andy Booth
-- Scotland FW Iffy Onuora
-- Wales FW Iwan Roberts
-- England FW Phil Starbuck

Results[edit]

Division Three[edit]

Date Opponents Home/

Away

Result

F - A

Scorers Attendance Position
17 August 1991 Bolton Wanderers A 1 - 1 Marsden 7,606 11th
25 August 1991 Bradford City H 1 - 0 O'Regan 9,234 6th
31 August 1991 Brentford A 3 - 2 O'Regan (pen), Roberts, Starbuck 5,459 5th
4 September 1991 Chester City H 2 - 0 Onuora, Barnett 5,321 3rd
7 September 1991 Exeter City H 0 - 0 5,758 3rd
14 September 1991 Bury A 4 - 4 Roberts (2), Starbuck (2) 4,409 4th
17 September 1991 Wigan Athletic A 3 - 1 Starbuck (2), Roberts 3,531 2nd
21 September 1991 Bournemouth H 0 - 0 6,802 4th
28 September 1991 Leyton Orient A 0 - 1 3,740 5th
5 October 1991 Swansea City H 1 - 0 Roberts 5,578 5th
12 October 1991 Torquay United A 1 - 0 Barnett 2,936 4th
19 October 1991 Preston North End A 0 - 1 6,866 4th
25 October 1991 Stockport County H 0 - 1 9,229 5th
2 November 1991 Stoke City A 2 - 0 Roberts (2) 10,116 4th
6 November 1991 Fulham H 3 - 1 O'Regan, Starbuck, Jackson 5,064 3rd
9 November 1991 Birmingham City H 3 - 2 Roberts (2), Onuora 11,688 3rd
23 November 1991 West Bromwich Albion A 1 - 2 Roberts 14,029 4th
30 November 1991 Hartlepool United A 0 - 0 4,017 4th
14 December 1991 Darlington H 2 - 1 Starbuck (pen), Roberts 5,677 4th
22 December 1991 Bradford City A 1 - 1 Roberts 10,050 4th
26 December 1991 Brentford H 2 - 1 Roberts, O'Regan 10,605 4th
28 December 1991 Bolton Wanderers H 1 - 0 Roberts 11,884 4th
1 January 1992 Chester City A 0 - 0 3,504 4th
11 January 1992 Reading A 0 - 1 4,732 4th
18 January 1992 Peterborough United H 0 - 0 8,763 5th
25 January 1992 Shrewsbury Town A 1 - 1 Onuora 3,688 5th
1 February 1992 Preston North End H 1 - 2 Roberts 6,700 5th
7 February 1992 Stockport County A 0 - 0 7,519 5th
11 February 1992 Hartlepool United H 1 - 0 Roberts 5,559 5th
15 February 1992 Darlington A 3 - 1 Onuora (2), Starbuck (pen) 3,120 4th
22 February 1992 Reading H 1 - 2 Roberts 6,259 5th
25 February 1992 Hull City H 1 - 1 Roberts 6,003 4th
29 February 1992 Hull City A 0 - 1 5,310 4th
3 March 1992 Peterborough United A 0 - 2 6,257 6th
7 March 1992 Shrewsbury Town H 2 - 1 Onuora, Roberts 4,674 4th
10 March 1992 Fulham A 0 - 1 3,134 7th
14 March 1992 Stoke City H 1 - 2 Starbuck (pen) 10,156 7th
21 March 1992 Birmingham City A 0 - 2 12,482 8th
28 March 1992 West Bromwich Albion H 3 - 0 Starbuck, Billy, Strodder (og) 7,428 8th
31 March 1992 Bury H 3 - 0 Starbuck, Billy, Roberts 5,890 6th
4 April 1992 Exeter City A 1 - 0 Roberts 3,047 6th
11 April 1992 Wigan Athletic H 3 - 1 Roberts, Trevitt, Starbuck 7,058 5th
14 April 1992 Bournemouth A 1 - 1 Roberts 7,655 5th
20 April 1992 Leyton Orient H 1 - 0 Onuora 10,011 5th
25 April 1992 Swansea City A 1 - 0 Roberts 3,964 4th
2 May 1992 Torquay United H 4 - 0 Starbuck (2), Onuora, Roberts 7,961 3rd

Division 3 Play-Offs[edit]

Date Round Opponents Home/

Away

Result

F - A

Scorers Attendance
11 May 1992 Semi-Final 1st Leg Peterborough United A 2 - 2 Onuora, Robinson (og) 11,751
14 May 1992 Semi-Final 2nd Leg Peterborough United H 1 - 2 Starbuck 16,167
  • Huddersfield lost 4-3 on aggregate.

FA Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents Home/

Away

Result

F - A

Scorers Attendance
16 November 1991 Round 1 Lincoln United H 7 - 0 O'Regan, Donovan (2), Stapleton, Roberts (2), Onuora 6,763
7 December 1991 Round 2 Rochdale A 2 - 1 Roberts, Onuora 5,776
4 January 1992 Round 3 Millwall H 0 - 4 10,879

Rumbelows Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents Home/

Away

Result

F - A

Scorers Attendance
20 August 1991 Round 1 1st Leg Darlington A 0 - 1 3,140
28 August 1991 Round 1 2nd Leg Darlington H 4 - 0 Roberts, Starbuck (2), Onuora 3,907
  • Huddersfield won 4-1 on aggregate.
24 September 1991 Round 2 1st Leg Sunderland A 2 - 1 Charlton, Starbuck 8,161
9 October 1991 Round 2 2nd Leg Sunderland H 4 - 0 Onuora, Roberts (2), Barnett 11,178
  • Huddersfield won 6-1 on aggregate
29 October 1991 Round 3 Swindon Town H 1 - 4 Barnett 10,088

Autoglass Trophy[edit]

Date Round Opponents Home/

Away

Result

F - A

Scorers Attendance
22 October 1991 Preliminary Round

Group 6

Wigan Athletic A 1 - 0 Roberts 1,214
19 November 1991 Preliminary Round

Group 6

Scarborough H 1 - 1 Roberts 1,134
14 January 1992 Round 1 Blackpool H 1 - 0 Roberts 1,319
  • Match abandoned at half-time due to fog.
21 January 1992 Round 1 Blackpool H 1 - 1 Roberts 1,585
    Penalties  
Roberts: missed Penalty missed
Mitchell Penalty scored
O'Regan Penalty scored
Wright Penalty scored
3 – 1 Penalty missed Horner: Clarke saved
Penalty scored Eyres
Penalty missed Groves: Clarke saved
Penalty missed Garner: missed
 
Date Round Opponents Home/

Away

Result

F - A

Scorers Attendance
4 February 1992 Area Quarter-Final Bury A 2 - 1 Onuora, Roberts 1,786
17 March 1992 Area Semi-Final Burnley A 0 - 2 10,775

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 Playoff Apps Playoff Goals Total Apps Total Goals
Gary Barnett  England MF 27+4 3 3 0 5 2 2 0 0+1 0 37+5 5
Chris Billy  England MF 8+2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 10+2 2
Andy Booth  England FW 0+3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0+3 0
Peter Butler  England MF 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Nigel Callaghan  England MF 8 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 9 0
Dave Campbell  Republic of Ireland DF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Simon Charlton  England DF 45 0 2 0 5 1 5 0 2 0 59 1
Tim Clarke  England GK 39 0 3 0 5 0 4 0 2 0 53 0
Kevin Donovan  England MF 4+6 0 1 2 0+1 0 4 0 0 0 9+7 2
Garry Haylock  England FW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Simon Ireland  England MF 3+6 0 0+1 0 0 0 1+1 0 0 0 4+8 0
Peter Jackson  England DF 45 1 2 0 5 0 4 0 2 0 58 1
John Kelly  England MF 13+1 0 1 0 0 0 1+2 0 2 0 17+3 0
Chris Marsden  England MF 23 1 0 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 29 1
Lee Martin  England GK 7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 8 0
Neil McNab  Scotland MF 11 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 12 0
Graham Mitchell  England DF 43 0 3 0 5 0 5 0 2 0 58 0
Ken O'Doherty  Republic of Ireland DF 1+1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3+1 0
Iffy Onuora  Scotland FW 38+3 8 3 2 5 2 4 1 2 1 52+3 14
Kieran O'Regan  Republic of Ireland MF 37+2 4 3 1 5 0 5 0 2 0 52+2 5
Neil Parsley  England DF 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0
Iwan Roberts  Wales FW 46 24 3 3 5 3 5 4 2 0 61 34
Frank Stapleton  Republic of Ireland FW 5 0 1+1 1 0+1 0 1 0 0 0 7+2 1
Phil Starbuck  England FW 42+2 14 2 0 5 3 3+1 0 2 1 54+3 18
Simon Trevitt  England DF 41 1 3 0 5 0 4 0 2 0 55 1
Alan Walsh  England FW 0+4 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0+5 0
Mark Wright  England DF 4+4 0 2+1 0 0 0 1+2 0 0 0 7+7 0