1993–94 Huddersfield Town A.F.C. season

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Huddersfield Town
1993–94 season
Chairman England Terry Fisher
Manager England Neil Warnock
Division Two 11th
FA Cup Second Round
Coca-Cola Cup Second Round
Autoglass Trophy Runners-Up
Top goalscorer League:
Phil Starbuck (12)
All:
Phil Starbuck (16)
Highest home attendance 16,195 vs Blackpool (30 April 1994)
Lowest home attendance 1,069 vs Doncaster Rovers (28 September 1993)

Huddersfield Town's 1993–94 campaign was Town's last season playing at their Leeds Road stadium, before moving to the Alfred McAlpine Stadium. Neil Warnock became the Town boss following Ian Ross' decision to join ex-Town manager Mick Buxton at Sunderland. Town finished in 11th place, but a good run in the Autoglass Trophy saw Town reach a final at Wembley final for the first time since the 1938 FA Cup Final. Town did lose 3–1 on penalties to Swansea City.

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 Kevin Blackwell
-- England GK Steve Francis
-- England DF Jon Dyson
-- England DF Peter Jackson
-- England DF Graham Mitchell
-- England DF Simon Trevitt
-- England MF Gary Barnett
-- England MF Chris Billy
No. Position Player
-- England MF Chris Marsden
-- England MF Phil Robinson
-- England MF Mark Wells
-- England FW Andy Booth
-- England FW Iain Dunn
-- Scotland FW Iffy Onuora
-- Wales FW Iwan Roberts
-- England FW Phil Starbuck

Review[edit]

Neil Warnock's first game in charge saw Town lose 3–0 at home against Reading, which was the start of a particularly bad opening spell of the season, which saw only one win in the first 8 games. After that period was a second round Coca-Cola Cup match against Premier League side Arsenal. They lost the first leg 5–0 at Leeds Road, but amazingly they drew 1–1 at Highbury Stadium to lose 6–1 on aggregate.

The mid season didn't give much more joy, but a run in the Autoglass Trophy saw Town reach the area final for a two-legged play-off against Carlisle United. They won the first leg 4–1 at Leeds Road, but despite losing 2–0 at Brunton Park, they won 4–3 on aggregate to set up a final at Wembley against Swansea City. This was Town's first match at Wembley since the 1938 FA Cup Final, when they lost to Preston North End. The match was a 1–1 draw, but Town then lost 3–1 on a penalty shoot-out.

Following the defeat to promotion chasing Port Vale on March 15, many were even wondering if Town were staying in Division 2. But that turned out to be Town's last league defeat of the season as Town won 8 of their last 12 games, so Town finished in a respectable 11th place.

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 Kevin Blackwell
-- England GK Steve Francis
-- Scotland DF Tom Cowan (on loan from Sheffield United)
-- England DF Jon Dyson
-- England DF Peter Jackson
-- England DF Graham Mitchell
-- Republic of Ireland DF Pat Scully
-- England DF Simon Trevitt
-- England MF Simon Baldry
-- England MF Chris Billy
No. Position Player
-- England MF Darren Bullock
-- England MF Gary Clayton
-- England MF Richard Logan
-- England MF Phil Robinson
-- England MF Mark Wells
-- England FW Andy Booth
-- England FW Iain Dunn
-- England FW Ronnie Jepson
-- England FW Rodney Rowe
-- England FW Phil Starbuck

Results[edit]

Division Two[edit]

Date Opponents Home/

Away

Result

F–A

Scorers Attendance Position
14 August 1993 Reading H 0–3 6,415 24th
21 August 1993 Rotherham United A 3–2 Onuora, Roberts, Wells 5,540 13th
28 August 1993 Stockport County H 1–1 Onuora 7,053 13th
31 August 1993 Swansea City A 0–1 4,318 17th
4 September 1993 Brighton & Hove Albion A 2–2 Wells, Onuora 4,518 17th
11 September 1993 Exeter City H 0–1 5,266 20th
14 September 1993 Port Vale H 1–1 Dunn 5,154 22nd
18 September 1993 Hull City A 1–2 Starbuck 7,570 22nd
25 September 1993 Fulham H 1–0 Hicks 5,616 21st
2 October 1993 Plymouth Argyle A 0–2 6,646 21st
9 October 1993 York City A 2–0 Wells, Roberts 6,363 18th
16 October 1993 Barnet H 1–2 Wells 5,614 19th
23 October 1993 Burnley A 1–1 Starbuck 12,011 19th
30 October 1993 Bristol Rovers H 1–0 Roberts 5,612 19th
2 November 1993 Bradford City A 0–3 8,096 19th
6 November 1993 Cambridge United H 1–1 Rowe 4,767 19th
20 November 1993 Blackpool A 1–2 Roberts 4,704 19th
27 November 1993 Brentford H 1–3 Starbuck (pen) 4,546 20th
11 December 1993 Rotherham United H 2–1 Starbuck (pen), Onuora 4,994 19th
18 December 1993 Reading A 0–0 5,675 20th
27 December 1993 Hartlepool United A 4–1 Jepson, Onuora, Bullock, Trevitt 3,286 18th
1 January 1994 Leyton Orient A 0–1 4,599 19th
3 January 1994 Bournemouth H 1–1 Starbuck (pen) 6,047 19th
15 January 1994 Barnet A 1–0 P. Robinson 3,022 16th
22 January 1994 York City H 3–2 Jepson (3) 6,802 16th
29 January 1994 Bristol Rovers A 0–0 5,127 15th
5 February 1994 Burnley H 1–1 Onuora 10,634 15th
12 February 1994 Wrexham A 1–3 Bullock 4,011 19th
19 February 1994 Stockport County A 0–3 5,071 19th
22 February 1994 Swansea City H 1–1 Currie 3,824 19th
25 February 1994 Brighton & Hove Albion H 1–3 Clayton 5,088 19th
5 March 1994 Exeter City A 3–2 Dunn, Bullock (2) 2,939 19th
12 March 1994 Hull City H 0–2 6,675 20th
15 March 1994 Port Vale A 0–1 7,010 20th
19 March 1994 Fulham A 1–1 Booth 3,624 20th
26 March 1994 Plymouth Argyle H 1–0 Booth 5,619 20th
29 March 1994 Bournemouth A 2–1 Starbuck, Booth 3,104 18th
2 April 1994 Hartlepool United H 1–1 Booth 5,717 19th
4 April 1994 Cardiff City A 2–2 Starbuck, Baldry 5,525 18th
9 April 1994 Leyton Orient H 1–0 Booth 4,995 19th
12 April 1994 Wrexham H 3–0 Starbuck (pen), Jepson, Booth 4,191 17th
17 April 1994 Bradford City H 1–1 Dunn 9,342 16th
19 April 1994 Cardiff City H 2–0 Booth (2) 6,267 14th
26 April 1994 Cambridge United A 5–4 Dunn, Starbuck (3, 1 pen), Booth 3,901 12th
30 April 1994 Blackpool H 2–1 Baldry (1), Starbuck (68) 16,195 11th
7 May 1994 Brentford A 2–1 Dunn (2) 4,483 11th

FA Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents Home/

Away

Result

F–A

Scorers Attendance
13 November 1993 Round 1 Telford United A 1–1 Rowe 2,257
23 November 1993 Round 1 Replay Telford United H 1–0 Jackson 3,517
3 December 1993 Round 2 Port Vale A 0–1 8,602

Coca-Cola Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents Home/

Away

Result

F–A

Scorers Attendance
17 August 1993 Round 1 1st Leg Scarborough H 0–0 2,822
24 August 1993 Round 1 2nd Leg Scarborough A 3–0 Dunn (2), Roberts 2,612
  • Huddersfield won 3–0 on aggregate
21 September 1993 Round 2 1st Leg Arsenal H 0–5 14,275
5 October 1993 Round 2 2nd Leg Arsenal A 1–1 Dunn 18,789
  • Huddersfield lost 6–1 on aggregate

Autoglass Trophy[edit]

Date Round Opponents Home/

Away

Result

F–A

Scorers Attendance
28 September 1993 Round 1

Group 5

Doncaster Rovers H 3–1 Starbuck, Dunn (2) 1,069
9 November 1993 Round 1

Group 5

Rotherham United A 1–1 Rowe 1,598
30 November 1993 Round 2 Preston North End H 0 – 0 (aet: 90 mins: 0 – 0) 1,379
    Penalties  
Starbuck Penalty scored
Dunn Penalty scored
Jackson Penalty scored
Billy Penalty scored
Bullock Penalty scored
5 – 3 Penalty scored Ellis
Penalty scored Ainsworth
Penalty scored Woods
Penalty missed Fensome: missed
 
Date Round Opponents Home/

Away

Result

F–A

Scorers Attendance
11 January 1994 Area Quarter-Final Crewe Alexandra H 3 – 2 (aet: 90 mins: 2 – 2) Starbuck (2), Dunn 2,287
1 March 1994 Area Semi-Final Stockport County A 1–0 Dunn 4,980
8 March 1994 Area Final 1st Leg Carlisle United H 4–1 Jackson, Bullock, Starbuck, Dunn 10,552
22 March 1994 Area Final 2nd Leg Carlisle United A 0–2 8,330
  • Huddersfield won 4–3 on aggregate.
24 April 1994 Final Swansea City N 1–1 Logan 47,773
    Penalties  
Cornforth Penalty scored
Ampadu Penalty scored
Torpey Penalty scored
3 – 1 Penalty missed Mitchell: hit crossbar
Penalty scored Scully
Penalty missed Starbuck: hit crossbar
Penalty missed Cowan: Freestone saved
 

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
Simon Baldry  England MF 10 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 11 2
Gary Barnett  England MF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Chris Billy  England MF 34 3 3 0 4 0 7 0 48 3
Kevin Blackwell  England GK 0 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 (1) 0
Andy Booth  England FW 18 (8) 9 1 0 2 (1) 0 7 1 28 (9) 10
Darren Bullock  England MF 20 4 0 0 0 0 6 1 26 5
Gary Clayton  England MF 15 (2) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 (2) 1
Simon Collins  England DF 1 0 0 0 0 (1) 0 0 (2) 0 1 (3) 0
Tom Cowan  Scotland DF 10 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 11 0
David Currie  England FW 7 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 8 1
Iain Dunn  England FW 20 (14) 6 1 0 4 3 3 (3) 4 28 (17) 13
Jon Dyson  England DF 19 (3) 0 1 0 3 0 4 (1) 0 27 (4) 0
Steve Francis  England GK 46 0 3 0 4 0 8 0 61 0
Steve Harkness  England DF 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 0
Stuart Hicks  England DF 20 (2) 1 3 0 3 0 1 0 27 (2) 1
Peter Jackson  England DF 30 (3) 0 3 1 3 0 7 1 43 (3) 2
Ronnie Jepson  England FW 19 (4) 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 (4) 5
Richard Logan  England MF 9 (7) 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 15 (7) 1
Chris Marsden  England MF 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 4 0
Graham Mitchell  England DF 20 (2) 0 3 0 1 (1) 0 5 0 29 (3) 0
Iffy Onuora  Scotland FW 12 (10) 6 1 (1) 0 2 (2) 0 2 (1) 0 17 (14) 6
Iwan Roberts  Wales FW 14 (1) 4 2 0 2 (1) 1 0 (1) 0 18 (3) 5
Phil Robinson  England MF 39 1 2 0 3 0 6 0 50 1
Ronnie Robinson  England DF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Rodney Rowe  England FW 7 (6) 1 3 1 0 0 3 1 13 (6) 3
Pat Scully  Republic of Ireland DF 11 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 12 0
Phil Starbuck  England FW 45 (1) 12 1 0 3 (1) 0 7 4 56 (2) 16
Simon Trevitt  England DF 31 1 3 0 4 0 4 (1) 0 42 (1) 1
Richard Ward  England MF 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Mark Wells  England MF 21 (1) 4 3 0 4 0 2 (1) 0 30 (2) 4
Jon Whitney  England DF 14 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 18 0
Andy Williams  England MF 4 (2) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 (2) 0