1992–93 Huddersfield Town A.F.C. season

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Huddersfield Town
1992-93 season
Chairman England Keith Longbottom
England Graham Leslie
Manager Scotland Ian Ross
Division Two 15th
FA Cup Fourth Round
Coca-Cola Cup Second Round
Autoglass Trophy Area Semi-Final
Top goalscorer League:
Iwan Roberts
Phil Starbuck (9)
All:
Iwan Roberts (15)
Highest home attendance 11,089 vs Stoke City (7 April 1993)
Lowest home attendance 1,236 vs Halifax Town (15 December 1992)

Huddersfield Town's 1992-93 campaign was Town's first season playing in the newly reformed Division 2, following the creation of the breakaway Premier League. Following defeat in the play-offs the previous season, many were hoping for automatic promotion to the new Division 1. But Ian Ross' team had a dreadful start and failed to recover, so they finished in a disappointing 15th place. Things only seemed to improve once ex-manager Mick Buxton was appointed as assistant manager, but Ross left to become Buxton's assistant at Sunderland at the end of the season.

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 Tony Elliott
-- England DF Simon Charlton
-- England DF Peter Jackson
-- England DF Kevin Lampkin
-- England DF Graham Mitchell
-- England DF Neil Parsley
-- England DF Simon Trevitt
-- England DF Mark Wright
No. Position Player
-- England MF Gary Barnett
-- England MF Chris Billy
-- England MF Simon Ireland
-- 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

Review[edit]

Following the surprise defeat to Peterborough United, many thought Town would go all the way under Ian Ross, but after 6 games, promotion to Division 1 seemed miles away. Town lost all of their first 6 league games, making it the worst start in the club's history. The only bright lights in the early start of the season were the cup win over Sunderland and a respectable draw against Premier League side Blackburn Rovers in the Coca-Cola Cup. Town eventually lost 5-4 on aggregate to the Lancashire side.

The mid-season for Town brought virtually no joy to Town either with a run of 5 consecutive defeats. There was hope on the horizon as ex-Town manager Mick Buxton joined up as assistant manager and results started to improve. During this run Town also managed to reach the 4th round of the FA Cup, before eventually losing to Southend United.

At the end of the season, Town went on a run of only 2 defeats in their last 17 league games. Simon Charlton managed to get into the Division 2 Team of the Season and just after the season's end, he moved to Premier League Southampton.

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 Tony Elliott
-- England DF Simon Charlton
-- England DF Jon Dyson
-- England DF Peter Jackson
-- England DF Kevin Lampkin
-- England DF Graham Mitchell
-- 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 Mark Cooper (on loan from Fulham)
-- England MF Chris Marsden
-- Republic of Ireland MF Kieran O'Regan
-- England MF Phil Robinson
-- England MF Mark Stuart
-- England FW Andy Booth
-- England FW Iain Dunn
-- Scotland FW Iffy Onuora
-- Wales FW Iwan Roberts
-- England FW Phil Starbuck

Results[edit]

Division Two[edit]

Date Opponents Home/

Away

Result

F - A

Scorers Attendance Position
15 August 1992 Bolton Wanderers A 0 - 2 7,897 23rd
22 August 1992 West Bromwich Albion H 0 - 1 7,947 23rd
29 August 1992 Hartlepool United A 0 - 1 4,120 24th
1 September 1992 Leyton Orient A 1 - 4 Starbuck 3,765 24th
6 September 1992 Bradford City H 1 - 2 Barnett 5,883 24th
12 September 1992 Brighton & Hove Albion A 1 - 2 Roberts (pen) 6,141 24th
15 September 1992 Plymouth Argyle H 2 - 1 Jackson, Roberts 4,411 23rd
19 September 1992 Swansea City H 1 - 2 Roberts 4,839 24th
26 September 1992 Bournemouth A 1 - 1 Roberts 4,447 24th
3 October 1992 Rotherham United A 0 - 1 5,459 24th
10 October 1992 Reading H 0 - 0 5,281 24th
17 October 1992 Hull City A 3 - 2 Starbuck, Robinson, Roberts 4,705 23rd
24 October 1992 Exeter City H 0 - 0 4,707 23rd
30 October 1992 Stockport County A 0 - 5 5,405 23rd
3 November 1992 Blackpool A 2 - 2 Booth, Stuart 3,441 24th
7 November 1992 Mansfield Town H 2 - 1 Booth, Stuart 4,933 23rd
21 November 1992 Burnley A 1 - 2 Robinson 10,615 23rd
28 November 1992 Port Vale H 1 - 2 Robinson 5,822 23rd
12 December 1992 Stoke City A 0 - 3 13,377 23rd
19 December 1992 Chester City H 0 - 2 4,626 23rd
16 January 1993 Bournemouth H 0 - 1 4,316 24th
27 January 1993 Hartlepool United H 3 - 0 O'Regan (pen), Starbuck, Roberts 4,153 24th
30 January 1993 West Bromwich Albion A 2 - 2 Dunn, Starbuck 13,667 24th
6 February 1993 Bolton Wanderers H 1 - 1 O'Regan (pen) 8,858 24th
14 February 1993 Bradford City A 1 - 0 Barnett 8,214 23rd
16 February 1993 Wigan Athletic A 0 - 1 2,474 23rd
20 February 1993 Leyton Orient H 1 - 1 Stuart 5,112 24th
27 February 1993 Reading A 1 - 2 Roberts 3,948 24th
3 March 1993 Brighton & Hove Albion H 1 - 2 Starbuck 3,563 24th
6 March 1993 Rotherham United H 1 - 1 Roberts 5,235 23rd
10 March 1993 Fulham H 1 - 0 O'Regan (pen) 3,670 23rd
13 March 1993 Mansfield Town A 2 - 1 Onuora, Barnett 3,987 23rd
17 March 1993 Preston North End H 1 - 0 Onuora 4,915 23rd
20 March 1993 Blackpool H 5 - 2 O'Regan (pen), Barnett, Starbuck, Onuora (2) 6,249 20th
23 March 1993 Port Vale A 0 - 1 7,747 22nd
27 March 1993 Burnley H 1 - 1 Starbuck 9,411 23rd
30 March 1993 Plymouth Argyle A 3 - 1 Onuora (2), Barnett 4,986 22nd
2 April 1993 Fulham A 1 - 0 Roberts 3,611 18th
7 April 1993 Stoke City H 1 - 0 Dunn 11,089 16th
10 April 1993 Preston North End A 1 - 2 Robinson 7,647 18th
12 April 1993 Wigan Athletic H 2 - 1 Barnett, Starbuck 6,822 15th
17 April 1993 Chester City A 2 - 0 Dunn, Cooper 3,019 15th
20 April 1993 Swansea City A 0 - 3 5,190 15th
24 April 1993 Hull City H 3 - 0 O'Regan (pen), Charlton, Starbuck 6,607 15th
1 May 1993 Exeter City A 2 - 1 Cooper (2) 3,271 15th
8 May 1993 Stockport County H 2 - 1 Cooper, Barnett 7,673 15th

FA Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents Home/

Away

Result

F - A

Scorers Attendance
14 November 1992 Round 1 Scunthorpe United A 0 - 0 4,312
25 November 1992 Round 1 Replay Scunthorpe United H 2 - 1 Barnett (2) 4,841
6 December 1992 Round 2 Bradford City A 2 - 0 Dunn, O'Regan (pen) 10,606
2 January 1993 Round 3 Gillingham A 0 - 0 5,413
13 January 1993 Round 3 Replay Gillingham H 2 - 1 Robinson, Dunn 5,144
23 January 1993 Round 4 Southend United H 1 - 2 Mitchell 7,961

Coca-Cola Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents Home/

Away

Result

F - A

Scorers Attendance
18 August 1992 Round 1 1st Leg Sunderland A 3 - 2 Starbuck, Parsley, Roberts 10,726
26 August 1992 Round 1 2nd Leg Sunderland H 0 - 1 (aet: 90 mins: 0 - 1) 6,737
  • 3-3 on aggregate, Huddersfield won on away goals rule.
23 September 1992 Round 2 1st Leg Blackburn Rovers H 1 - 1 Onuora 11,071
6 October 1992 Round 2 2nd Leg Blackburn Rovers A 3 - 4 (aet: 90 mins: 2 - 2) Barnett, Roberts, Ireland 15,038
  • Huddersfield lost 5-4 on aggregate

Autoglass Trophy[edit]

Date Round Opponents Home/

Away

Result

F - A

Scorers Attendance
9 December 1992 Round 1

Group 2

Bradford City A 0 - 0 1,638
15 December 1992 Round 1

Group 2

Halifax Town H 5 - 0 Dunn (3), Roberts (2) 1,236
20 January 1993 Round 2 Doncaster Rovers H 3 - 0 Barnett, Dunn, O'Regan (pen) 1,535
2 February 1993 Area Quarter-Final Bolton Wanderers H 3 - 0 Roberts, Stubbs (og), Stuart 2,996
23 February 1993 Area Semi-Final Wigan Athletic A 2 - 5 Roberts, Starbuck 2,978

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 45 (1) 7 6 2 4 1 5 1 60 (1) 11
Chris Billy  England MF 4 (9) 0 0 0 1 (1) 0 0 (1) 0 5 (11) 0
Andy Booth  England FW 3 (2) 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 (2) 2
Simon Charlton  England DF 46 1 6 0 4 0 5 0 61 1
Tim Clarke  England GK 31 0 3 0 2 0 2 0 38 0
Simon Collins  England DF 0 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 (1) 0
Mark Cooper  England MF 10 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 4
Rob Dewhurst  England DF 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Kevin Donovan  England MF 2 (1) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 (1) 0
Iain Dunn  England FW 25 (3) 3 4 2 0 0 4 (1) 4 33 (4) 9
Jon Dyson  England DF 15 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 21 0
Tony Elliott  England GK 15 0 3 0 2 0 3 0 23 0
Simon Ireland  England MF 4 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 5 1
Peter Jackson  England DF 39 1 6 0 3 0 4 0 44 1
Kevin Lampkin  England DF 13 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 14 0
Chris Marsden  England MF 6 (1) 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 8 (1) 0
Graham Mitchell  England DF 3 (1) 0 4 1 0 0 2 0 9 (1) 1
Thomas Mooney  Northern Ireland MF 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 0
Iffy Onuora  Scotland FW 30 (9) 6 4 (1) 0 3 1 2 (1) 0 39 (11) 7
Kieran O'Regan  Republic of Ireland MF 37 (4) 5 4 1 4 0 5 1 50 (4) 7
Neil Parsley  England DF 44 0 6 0 4 1 5 0 59 1
Iwan Roberts  Wales FW 37 9 5 0 4 2 5 4 51 15
Phil Robinson  England MF 35 (1) 4 6 1 1 1 2 0 44 (1) 6
Mark Smith  England DF 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Phil Starbuck  England FW 29 (9) 9 2 (1) 0 2 (1) 1 2 (2) 1 35 (13) 11
Mark Stuart  England MF 9 (6) 3 2 0 0 0 4 1 15 (6) 4
Mark Wright  England DF 11 (3) 0 2 (1) 0 3 0 1 (1) 0 17 (5) 0

Notes and references[edit]