1934–35 Huddersfield Town A.F.C. season

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Huddersfield Town
1934-35 season
Chairman England Sir Amos Brook Hirst
Manager England Clem Stephenson
Division One 16th
FA Cup Third Round
Top goalscorer League:
Alf Lythgoe (21)
All:
Alf Lythgoe (23)
Highest home attendance 36,500 vs Arsenal (8 December 1934)
Lowest home attendance 8,744 vs West Bromwich Albion (6 March 1935)

Huddersfield Town's 1934-35 campaign was a season of despair for Town. After the previous season's 2nd-place finish, some fans were even thinking that Town could deny Arsenal their chance to emulate their own successes in the mid-1920s of winning 3 titles in a row. Instead, a dreadful season saw Town finish in 16th place, only 5 points off the relegation zone.

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 Bob Hesford
-- England GK Hugh Turner
-- England DF Jimmy Allen
-- England DF Albert Beech
-- England DF Austen Campbell
-- England DF Billy Carr
-- England DF Norman Christie
-- England DF Benny Craig
-- England DF Roy Goodall
-- Republic of Ireland DF Bill Hayes
-- England DF Reg Mountford
-- England DF Reg Robinson
No. Position Player
-- England DF George Roughton
-- England DF Ken Willingham
-- England DF Alf Young
-- England MF Len Beaumont
-- England MF Wilf Bott
-- England MF Charlie Luke
-- England MF Sid Rawlings
-- Wales MF Jackie Williams
-- England FW Billy Bottrill
-- Wales FW Seymour Morris
-- England FW Jack Smith

Review[edit]

After the impressive 2nd-place finish the previous season, some fans were even thinking that Town were in a possible title fight with Arsenal, who were on course for a 3rd successive title, matching Town's achievement 8 years earlier. Unfortunately, their first 8 games resulted in only 1 win, which at the time was Town's worst ever start to a season. Later in the season big drubbings including an 8-0 win over Liverpool and a 6-0 win over Blackburn Rovers, which included Alf Lythgoe scoring 5 of the goals, although a 5-0 loss to Portsmouth and a 5-1 home loss to Grimsby Town didn't help Town's goal average. They finished in 16th place, only 5 points clear of Leicester City, who were relegated with Tottenham Hotspur.

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 Bob Hesford
-- England GK Hugh Turner
-- England DF Albert Beech
-- England DF Alan Brown
-- England DF Buster Brown
-- England DF Austen Campbell
-- England DF Benny Craig
-- England DF Roy Goodall
-- Republic of Ireland DF Bill Hayes
-- England DF Reg Mountford
-- England DF Reg Robinson
-- England DF George Roughton
No. Position Player
-- Scotland DF Jock Wightman
-- England DF Ken Willingham
-- England DF Alf Young
-- Scotland MF George Anderson
-- England MF Len Beaumont
-- Scotland MF Tommy Lang
-- England MF Charlie Luke
-- Wales MF Jackie Williams
-- England FW Alf Lythgoe
-- England FW Albert Malam
-- England FW Jimmy Richardson

Results[edit]

Division One[edit]

Date Opponents Home/

Away

Result

F - A

Scorers Attendance Position
25 August 1934 Sunderland A 1 - 4 Williams 29,846 18th
27 August 1934 Derby County H 1 - 0 Williams 8,878 10th
1 September 1934 Tottenham Hotspur H 0 - 0 13,960 12th
5 September 1934 Derby County A 1 - 4 Campbell 19,916 19th
8 September 1934 Preston North End A 0 - 2 27,727 20th
15 September 1934 Grimsby Town H 1 - 5 Betmead (og) 10,009 21st
22 September 1934 Everton A 2 - 4 Luke, Rawlings 20,815 21st
29 September 1934 Leeds United A 0 - 2 12,298 22nd
6 October 1934 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 4 - 1 Williams, Malam (2, 1 pen), Richardson 11,552 21st
13 October 1934 Chelsea A 1 - 2 Richardson 32,151 22nd
20 October 1934 West Bromwich Albion A 1 - 4 Ball 19,250 22nd
27 October 1934 Sheffield Wednesday H 4 - 0 Lythgoe, Malam, Williams, Willingham 14,913 22nd
3 November 1934 Portsmouth A 0 - 5 18,636 22nd
10 November 1934 Liverpool H 8 - 0 Richardson (2), Malam (3, 1 pen), Lythgoe, Luke, Bott 12,532 20th
17 November 1934 Manchester City A 0 - 0 36,176 21st
24 November 1934 Middlesbrough H 3 - 1 Luke (2), Stuart (og) 15,803 19th
1 December 1934 Blackburn Rovers A 2 - 4 Lythgoe, Young 12,256 19th
8 December 1934 Arsenal H 1 - 1 Morris 36,500 18th
15 December 1934 Birmingham A 4 - 0 Malam (2), Lythgoe (2) 16,569 17th
22 December 1934 Stoke City H 1 - 4 Luke 10,627 20th
25 December 1934 Leicester City A 3 - 0 Malam (2), Morris 24,064 16th
26 December 1934 Leicester City H 2 - 3 Morris, Young 25,728 18th
29 December 1934 Sunderland H 0 - 3 24,009 20th
5 January 1935 Tottenham Hotspur A 0 - 0 35,523 21st
19 January 1935 Preston North End H 3 - 4 Malam, Lythgoe (2) 10,992 21st
2 February 1935 Everton H 1 - 1 Lythgoe 14,687 21st
9 February 1935 Leeds United H 3 - 1 Luke (3) 18,451 21st
16 February 1935 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 3 - 2 Richardson, Lang, Anderson 16,519 19th
23 February 1935 Chelsea H 3 - 0 Lang, Lythgoe, Luke 13,602 15th
6 March 1935 West Bromwich Albion H 3 - 0 Lang, Lythgoe, Richardson 8,744 13th
9 March 1935 Sheffield Wednesday A 1 - 1 B. Brown 19,207 15th
16 March 1935 Portsmouth H 2 - 0 Lythgoe (2) 14,563 14th
23 March 1935 Liverpool A 2 - 3 Beaumont, Willingham 18,000 15th
30 March 1935 Manchester City H 3 - 0 Richardson, Anderson, Lythgoe 18,657 14th
2 April 1935 Grimsby Town A 1 - 1 Anderson 8,073 14th
6 April 1935 Middlesbrough A 1 - 2 Lythgoe 12,570 15th
13 April 1935 Blackburn Rovers H 6 - 0 Lythgoe (5), Anderson 15,094 14th
19 April 1935 Aston Villa A 1 - 1 Williams 27,505 15th
20 April 1935 Arsenal A 0 - 1 41,892 15th
24 April 1935 Aston Villa H 1 - 1 Lythgoe 9,288 15th
27 April 1935 Birmingham H 2 - 2 Lythgoe, Anderson 11,027 15th
4 May 1935 Stoke City A 0 - 2 9,986 16th

FA Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents Home/

Away

Result

F - A

Scorers Attendance
12 January 1935 Round 3 Portsmouth A 1 - 1 Lythgoe 29,307
16 January 1935 Round 3 Replay Portsmouth H 2 - 3 Lythgoe, Lang 26,263

Appearances and goals[edit]

Name Nation Position League Apps League Goals FA Cup Apps FA Cup Goals Total Apps Total Goals
Jimmy Allen  England DF 1 0 0 0 1 0
George Anderson  Scotland MF 14 4 0 0 14 4
Jack Ball  England FW 5 1 0 0 5 1
Len Beaumont  England MF 7 1 0 0 7 1
Albert Beech  England DF 3 0 0 0 3 0
Wilf Bott  England MF 19 1 0 0 19 1
Billy Bottrill  England MF 2 0 0 0 2 0
Alan Brown  England DF 2 0 0 0 2 0
Buster Brown  England MF 1 1 0 0 1 1
Austen Campbell  England DF 23 1 2 0 25 1
Billy Carr  England DF 3 0 0 0 3 0
Norman Christie  England DF 5 0 0 0 5 0
Benny Craig  England DF 16 0 0 0 16 0
Roy Goodall  England DF 13 0 2 0 15 0
Bill Hayes  Republic of Ireland DF 1 0 0 0 1 0
Bob Hesford  England GK 6 0 0 0 6 0
Tommy Lang  Scotland MF 13 3 2 1 15 4
Charlie Luke  England FW 30 9 2 0 32 9
Alf Lythgoe  England FW 31 21 2 2 33 23
Albert Malam  England FW 21 11 2 0 23 11
Seymour Morris  Wales FW 3 3 0 0 3 3
Reg Mountford  England DF 15 0 0 0 15 0
Sid Rawlings  England MF 4 1 0 0 4 1
Jimmy Richardson  England FW 31 8 2 0 33 8
Reg Robinson  England DF 1 0 1 0 2 0
George Roughton  England DF 38 0 2 0 40 0
Jack Smith  England FW 6 0 0 0 6 0
Hugh Turner  England GK 36 0 2 0 38 0
Jock Wightman  Scotland DF 17 0 0 0 17 0
Jackie Williams  Wales MF 19 5 0 0 19 5
Ken Willingham  England DF 40 2 2 0 42 2
Alf Young  England DF 36 2 1 0 37 2