1969–70 Huddersfield Town F.C. season

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Huddersfield Town
1969-70 season
Chairman England Frank Drabble
Manager England Ian Greaves
Division Two 1st (promoted)
FA Cup Third Round
Football League Cup Second Round
Top goalscorer League:
Frank Worthington (18)
All:
Frank Worthington (19)
Highest home attendance 30,907 vs Sheffield United (26 December 1969)
Lowest home attendance 10,206 vs Bristol City (30 August 1969)

Huddersfield Town's 1969-70 campaign saw Town crowned as champions of Division 2. They outclassed the rest of the division and finished 7 points clear of 2nd placed Blackpool. Town's team were largely unchanged for most of the season, with 7 members of the team (Dennis Clarke, Roy Ellam, Geoff Hutt, Jimmy McGill, Jimmy Nicholson, Terry Poole and Frank Worthington) played every league match that season. They gained promotion to the 1st Division for the first time since the 1955-56 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 Terry Poole
-- England DF Trevor Cherry
-- England DF Dennis Clarke
-- England DF Roy Ellam
-- England DF Geoff Hutt
-- Wales DF Ray Mielczarek
-- England MF Colin Dobson
No. Position Player
-- England MF Bobby Hoy
-- Scotland MF Jimmy McGill
-- Northern Ireland MF Jimmy Nicholson
-- England MF Steve Smith
-- England FW Brian Greenhalgh
-- England FW Jimmy Lawson
-- England FW Frank Worthington

Review[edit]

Following a successful end to the previous season, many were hoping that Town could possibly mount a serious promotion challenge to Division 1. A good start to the season followed with 3 wins from the first 3 games against Oxford United, Aston Villa and Preston North End. A loss at Leeds Road against Blackburn Rovers would be Town's only home defeat of the season, but following another loss against Queens Park Rangers saw Town stumble slightly, but they then went on a run of 1 loss in 13 matches, which saw Town climb to the summit of the table in November, but an indifferent spell in December saw Town slip to third by the end of the yeay, which then saw Town only lose one more league match during the season.

Amongst the impressive statistics from the season, Town used only 15 players during the league season and 7 of them (Clarke, Ellam, Hutt, McGill, Nicholson, Poole and Worthington) played every match. Town clinched promotion with a 1-1 draw at Middlesbrough, which was followed up by a 2-0 win at Blackburn Rovers, which clinched the title, the first trophy they had won since winning the Division 1 title for the third time, back in 1926. They finished the season 60 points, 7 clear of 2nd placed Blackpool.

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 Terry Poole
-- England DF Trevor Cherry
-- England DF Dennis Clarke
-- England DF Roy Ellam
-- England DF Geoff Hutt
-- Wales DF Ray Mielczarek
-- England MF Les Chapman
-- England MF Colin Dobson
No. Position Player
-- England MF Bobby Hoy
-- Scotland MF Jimmy McGill
-- Northern Ireland MF Jimmy Nicholson
-- England MF Steve Smith
-- England FW Brian Greenhalgh
-- Wales FW Dick Krzywicki
-- England FW Jimmy Lawson
-- England FW Frank Worthington

Results[edit]

Division Two[edit]

Date Opponents Home/

Away

Result

F - A

Scorers Attendance Position
9 August 1969 Oxford United A 2 - 1 Cherry, Dobson 9,897 8th
16 August 1969 Aston Villa H 2 - 0 Hoy, Worthington 13,364 2nd
19 August 1969 Preston North End H 3 - 2 Hoy, Worthington, Cranston (og) 13,050 2nd
23 August 1969 Sheffield United A 0 - 0 22,528 3rd
26 August 1969 Blackburn Rovers H 0 - 1 15,486 5th
30 August 1969 Bristol City H 3 - 0 Hoy, Bush (og), Dobson 10,206 3rd
6 September 1969 Queens Park Rangers A 2 - 4 McGill, Worthington 18,746 6th
13 September 1969 Blackpool H 2 - 0 Dobson (2, 1 pen) 10,575 6th
17 September 1969 Watford A 1 - 1 Clarke 17,548 3rd
20 September 1969 Leicester City A 1 - 1 McGill 24,552 4th
27 September 1969 Bolton Wanderers H 1 - 0 Dobson 12,326 4th
4 October 1969 Carlisle United A 2 - 0 Nicholson, Dobson 9,712 4th
8 October 1969 Aston Villa A 1 - 4 Lawson 23,192 5th
11 October 1969 Charlton Athletic H 4 - 0 McGill, Worthington, Lawson, Ellam 10,414 4th
18 October 1969 Middlesbrough H 0 - 0 12,269 4th
25 October 1969 Hull City A 3 - 2 Worthington (2), Hoy 11,375 2nd
1 November 1969 Millwall H 0 - 0 14,158 1st
8 November 1969 Norwich City A 2 - 1 Hoy, Dobson 13,646 1st
10 November 1969 Preston North End A 3 - 1 Worthington (2), Lawson 12,750 1st
15 November 1969 Portsmouth H 4 - 0 Hutt, Hoy, Dobson, Cherry 12,564 1st
22 November 1969 Swindon Town A 1 - 2 Worthington 19,279 1st
6 December 1969 Birmingham City A 2 - 2 Worthington, Hoy 24,956 2nd
13 December 1969 Blackpool A 0 - 2 12,587 3rd
26 December 1969 Sheffield United H 2 - 1 Smith (2) 30,907 3rd
27 December 1969 Bristol City A 2 - 1 Smith, Worthington 20,541 1st
17 January 1970 Bolton Wanderers A 1 - 1 McGill 14,272 2nd
20 January 1970 Queens Park Rangers H 2 - 0 Worthington (2) 21,699 1st
24 January 1970 Cardiff City H 1 - 0 Nicholson 21,788 1st
31 January 1970 Carlisle United H 1 - 0 Smith 17,370 1st
7 February 1970 Charlton Athletic A 2 - 1 Nicholson, Worthington 10,964 1st
21 February 1970 Norwich City H 1 - 1 Clarke 16,060 1st
24 February 1970 Oxford United H 1 - 0 Dobson (pen) 17,481 1st
28 February 1970 Millwall A 0 - 1 11,981 1st
10 March 1970 Leicester City H 1 - 1 Worthington 20,965 1st
14 March 1970 Cardiff City A 1 - 0 Harris (og) 26,004 1st
21 March 1970 Birmingham City H 2 - 0 Lawson (2) 18,502 1st
24 March 1970 Swindon Town H 1 - 1 Krzywicki 24,854 1st
28 March 1970 Portsmouth A 3 - 1 Worthington, Krzywicki, Ellam 17,326 1st
30 March 1970 Hull City H 2 - 2 Smith, Cherry 26,046 1st
31 March 1970 Middlesbrough A 1 - 1 Smith 27,519 1st
4 April 1970 Blackburn Rovers A 2 - 0 Worthington (2) 15,125 1st
14 April 1970 Watford H 3 - 1 Krzywicki (2), Lawson 27,916 1st

FA Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents Home/

Away

Result

F - A

Scorers Attendance
3 January 1970 Round 3 Aldershot H 1 - 1 Smith 16,757
12 January 1970 Round 3 Replay Aldershot A 1 - 3 Worthington 14,332

Football League Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents Home/

Away

Result

F - A

Scorers Attendance
2 September 1969 Round 2 Carlisle United A 0 - 2 11,198

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
Les Chapman  England MF 2 (8) 0 1 0 0 0 3 (8) 0
Trevor Cherry  England DF 40 3 2 0 0 0 42 3
Dennis Clarke  England DF 42 2 2 0 1 0 45 2
Colin Dobson  England FW 31 9 1 0 1 0 33 9
Roy Ellam  England DF 42 2 1 0 1 0 44 2
Brian Greenhalgh  England FW 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Bobby Hoy  England MF 28 7 0 0 1 0 29 7
Geoff Hutt  England DF 42 1 2 0 1 0 45 1
Dick Krzywicki  Wales MF 5 (1) 4 0 0 0 0 5 (1) 4
Jimmy Lawson  England MF 38 (2) 6 2 0 1 0 41 (2) 6
Jimmy McGill  Scotland MF 42 4 2 0 0 0 44 4
Ray Mielczarek  Wales DF 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0
Jimmy Nicholson  Northern Ireland MF 42 3 2 0 1 0 45 3
Terry Poole  England GK 42 0 2 0 1 0 45 0
Steve Smith  England MF 19 (4) 5 2 1 1 0 22 (4) 6
Frank Worthington  England FW 42 18 2 1 1 0 45 19