1966–67 Huddersfield Town F.C. season

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Huddersfield Town
1966–67 season
Chairman Roger B. Kaye
Manager Tom Johnston
Second Division 6th
FA Cup Third Round
League Cup Second Round
Top goalscorer League: Leighton (18)
All: Leighton (20)
Highest home attendance 36,494 vs Chelsea (28 January 1967)
Lowest home attendance 3,847 vs Cardiff City (13 May 1967)

The 1966–67 Huddersfield Town season was a mainly successful season for the Terriers. Town finished the season in 6th place under Tom Johnston.

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 Peter Goy
-- Republic of Ireland GK John Oldfield
-- England DF Denis Atkins
-- England DF Chris Cattlin
-- England DF John Coddington
-- England DF Roy Ellam
-- England DF Bob McNab
-- Republic of Ireland DF Mick Meagan
-- England DF Derek Parkin
-- England MF Peter Dinsdale
-- England MF Billy Lynn
No. Position Player
-- England MF Kevin McHale
-- Northern Ireland MF Jimmy Nicholson
-- Scotland MF Johnny Quigley
-- England MF Steve Smith
-- England MF Ray Veall
-- England MF Bob Wallace
-- England FW Tony Leighton
-- Scotland FW Les Massie
-- England FW John Rudge
-- England FW Don Weston

Review[edit]

Tom Johnston tried to improve on the previous season's 4th place in the league. Their start was mixed with around as many wins as losses. The mid-part of the season saw Town go on an impressive run of only 2 defeats in 18 league games between November and mid-March. The end of the season saw a slight drop in form which more or less lost Town's chances of gaining promotion to Division 1. The rise up the table was helped by the goals of Colin Dobson and Tony Leighton, who scored 35 league goals between them.

They finished in 6th place with 49 points, 9 points behind 2nd placed Wolverhampton Wanderers.

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 DF Denis Atkins
-- England DF Chris Cattlin
-- England DF Trevor Cherry
-- England DF John Coddington
-- England DF Roy Ellam
-- England DF Billy Legg
-- Republic of Ireland DF Mick Meagan
-- England DF Derek Parkin
-- England MF Peter Dinsdale
-- England MF Colin Dobson
-- England MF Mike Hellawell
No. Position Player
-- England MF Brian Hill
-- England MF Bobby Hoy
-- England MF Kevin McHale
-- Northern Ireland MF Jimmy Nicholson
-- England MF Steve Smith
-- England MF Ray Veall
-- England FW Brian Clark
-- Scotland FW Joe Harper
-- England FW Tony Leighton
-- England FW David Shaw
-- England FW Frank Worthington

Results[edit]

Division Two[edit]

Date Opponents Home/

Away

Result

F - A

Scorers Attendance Position
20 August 1966 Bristol City H 2 - 0 Briggs (og), Weston 10,123 1st
23 August 1966 Ipswich Town A 0 - 3 13,570 10th
27 August 1966 Carlisle United A 1 - 2 Parkin 10,322 14th
30 August 1966 Ipswich Town H 1 - 0 Dobson 12,434 8th
3 September 1966 Blackburn Rovers H 3 - 1 Leighton (2), Dobson 15,685 7th
7 September 1966 Cardiff City A 1 - 1 Smith 10,473 7th
10 September 1966 Bolton Wanderers A 0 - 1 17,600 10th
17 September 1966 Charlton Athletic H 4 - 1 Dobson (2), Leighton (2) 10,903 8th
24 September 1966 Derby County A 3 - 4 Leighton (2), Dobson (pen) 15,029 10th
1 October 1966 Crystal Palace H 0 - 2 12,609 14th
8 October 1966 Plymouth Argyle H 1 - 1 Dobson 11,248 14th
15 October 1966 Northampton Town A 1 - 0 Leighton 13,355 13th
22 October 1966 Millwall H 2 - 0 Dobson (pen), Leighton 12,205 10th
29 October 1966 Rotherham United A 2 - 4 Leighton, Clark 13,845 12th
5 November 1966 Preston North End H 1 - 0 Leighton 13,624 11th
12 November 1966 Bury A 0 - 0 8,845 11th
19 November 1966 Coventry City H 3 - 1 Dobson, Leighton, Meagan 15,192 8th
26 November 1966 Norwich City A 0 - 0 14,854 10th
3 December 1966 Birmingham City H 3 - 1 Clark, Dobson (pen), Nicholson 14,930 8th
10 December 1966 Portsmouth A 1 - 1 Dobson 13,174 6th
17 December 1966 Bristol City A 1 - 1 Nicholson 11,299 8th
26 December 1966 Hull City A 0 - 2 35,630 11th
27 December 1966 Hull City H 1 - 0 Leighton 32,268 9th
31 December 1966 Carlisle United H 1 - 1 Leighton 18,606 9th
14 January 1967 Bolton Wanderers H 2 - 1 Dobson, Leighton 18,176 8th
21 January 1967 Charlton Athletic A 2 - 1 Dobson, Hellawell 12,105 4th
4 February 1967 Derby County H 1 - 0 Leighton 17,999 3rd
11 February 1967 Crystal Palace A 1 - 1 Coddington 18,927 4th
18 February 1967 Blackburn Rovers A 0 - 2 19,647 5th
25 February 1967 Plymouth Argyle A 3 - 2 Clark, Hill, Cattlin 12,734 4th
4 March 1967 Rotherham United H 3 - 0 Leighton (3) 20,106 4th
18 March 1967 Millwall A 3 - 1 Clark (2), Dobson 12,718 4th
25 March 1967 Northampton Town H 0 - 2 18,214 4th
27 March 1967 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 0 - 1 28,829 4th
28 March 1967 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 0 - 1 40,429 7th
1 April 1967 Preston North End A 2 - 1 Clark, Harper 14,161 6th
8 April 1967 Bury H 4 - 2 Clark, Hill, Leighton, Dobson (pen) 8,798 5th
15 April 1967 Coventry City A 0 - 1 29,683 6th
22 April 1967 Norwich City H 0 - 1 10,041 6th
28 April 1967 Birmingham City A 1 - 0 Hoy 14,385 6th
6 May 1967 Portsmouth H 1 - 1 Dobson (pen) 7,149 6th
13 May 1967 Cardiff City H 3 - 1 McHale, Dobson (pen), Clark 3,847 6th

FA Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents Home/

Away

Result

F - A

Scorers Attendance
28 January 1967 Round 3 Chelsea H 1 - 2 Leighton 36,494

Football League Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents Home/

Away

Result

F - A

Scorers Attendance
14 September 1966 Round 2 Lincoln City A 1 - 2 Leighton 6,442

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 11 0 0 0 1 0 12 0
Chris Cattlin  England DF 35 (1) 1 1 0 0 0 36 (1) 1
Trevor Cherry  England DF 2 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 2 (1) 0
Brian Clark  England FW 20 (2) 8 0 0 0 0 20 (2) 8
John Coddington  England DF 36 1 1 0 1 0 38 1
Peter Dinsdale  England DF 10 0 0 0 1 0 11 0
Colin Dobson  England FW 37 17 1 0 1 0 39 17
Roy Ellam  England DF 15 0 0 0 1 0 16 0
Peter Goy  England GK 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Joe Harper  Scotland MF 5 1 0 0 0 0 5 1
Mike Hellawell  England MF 31 1 1 0 0 0 32 1
Brian Hill  England MF 27 2 1 0 0 0 28 2
Bobby Hoy  England MF 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
Billy Legg  England DF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Tony Leighton  England FW 35 18 1 1 1 1 37 20
Billy Lynn  England MF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Les Massie  Scotland FW 0 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 (1) 0
Kevin McHale  England MF 5 1 0 0 0 0 5 1
Bob McNab  England DF 5 0 0 0 1 0 6 0
Mick Meagan  Republic of Ireland DF 34 1 1 0 0 0 35 1
Jimmy Nicholson  Northern Ireland MF 33 2 1 0 0 0 34 2
John Oldfield  Republic of Ireland GK 38 0 1 0 1 0 40 0
Derek Parkin  England DF 32 (1) 1 1 0 0 0 33 (1) 1
Johnny Quigley  Scotland MF 10 (1) 0 0 0 1 0 11 (1) 0
John Rudge  England MF 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
David Shaw  England MF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Steve Smith  England MF 13 (3) 1 1 0 1 0 15 (3) 1
Ray Veall  England MF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Bob Wallace  England MF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Don Weston  England FW 9 1 0 0 0 0 9 1
Frank Worthington  England FW 2 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 2 (1) 0