1935–36 Huddersfield Town A.F.C. season

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Huddersfield Town
1935-36 season
Chairman England Sir Amos Brook Hirst
Manager England Clem Stephenson
Division One 3rd
FA Cup Fourth Round
Top goalscorer League:
Alf Lythgoe (15)
All:
Alf Lythgoe (15)
Highest home attendance 35,816 vs Arsenal (30 November 1935)
Lowest home attendance 3,404 vs Everton (29 January 1936)

Huddersfield Town's 1935-36 campaign was a season that saw Town emulate their successes in the mid-1920s, by finishing the season in 3rd place. They managed to get the same amount of points as 2nd placed Derby County, but finished 8 points behind champions Sunderland.

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 Albert Beech
-- England DF Alan Brown
-- England DF Buster Brown
-- England DF Benny Craig
-- England DF Roy Goodall
-- Republic of Ireland DF Bill Hayes
-- England DF Reg Mountford
-- England DF George Roughton
-- Scotland DF Jock Wightman
-- England DF Ken Willingham
No. Position Player
-- England DF Alf Young
-- England MF Len Beaumont
-- England MF Jack Johnson
-- Scotland MF Tommy Lang
-- England MF Charlie Luke
-- England MF Ted Widdowfield
-- Wales MF Jackie Williams
-- England MF John Yuill
-- England FW Len Butt
-- England FW Alf Lythgoe
-- England FW Jimmy Richardson

Review[edit]

Town's form dramatically improved from the disappointing 16th place the previous season. The season didn't have many big highlights with the exception of the 3rd place finish, although their position might have been even higher if Charlie Luke hadn't been transferred to Sheffield Wednesday and Alf Lythgoe hadn't had his leg injury which kept him out for the last 3 months.

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 Benny Craig
-- England DF Roy Goodall
-- Republic of Ireland DF Bill Hayes
-- England DF Reg Mountford
-- England DF George Roughton
-- Scotland DF Jock Wightman
No. Position Player
-- England DF Ken Willingham
-- England DF Alf Young
-- England MF Len Beaumont
-- England MF Jack Johnson
-- Scotland MF Duncan Ogilvie
-- England MF John Yuill
-- England FW Len Butt
-- England FW Reg Chester
-- England FW Frank Chivers
-- England FW Alf Lythgoe
-- England FW Jimmy Richardson

Results[edit]

Division One[edit]

Date Opponents Home/

Away

Result

F - A

Scorers Attendance Position
31 August 1935 Preston North End H 1 - 0 Richardson 17,974 1st
2 September 1935 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 2 - 2 Lang (2) 20,657 2nd
7 September 1935 Brentford A 2 - 1 Butt, Luke 33,481 1st
11 September 1935 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 3 - 0 Richardson, Lythgoe (2) 12,105 1st
14 September 1935 Derby County H 1 - 1 Richardson 21,209 3rd
16 September 1935 Sheffield Wednesday A 2 - 1 Luke, Lythgoe 14,164 1st
21 September 1935 Everton A 3 - 1 Richardson (2), Lythgoe 31,043 1st
28 September 1935 Bolton Wanderers H 0 - 0 22,564 1st
5 October 1935 Leeds United A 2 - 2 Mountford (pen), Lythgoe 33,224 1st
12 October 1935 Middlesbrough A 2 - 4 Williams, Mountford (pen) 25,547 1st
19 October 1935 Grimsby Town H 1 - 0 Luke 10,687 1st
26 October 1935 Liverpool A 0 - 3 32,416 3rd
2 November 1935 Chelsea H 2 - 0 Lythgoe (2) 16,684 3rd
9 November 1935 Blackburn Rovers A 1 - 2 Lythgoe 16,745 3rd
16 November 1935 Stoke City H 2 - 1 Lythgoe (2) 16,905 3rd
23 November 1935 West Bromwich Albion A 2 - 1 Lythgoe (2) 24,234 2nd
30 November 1935 Arsenal H 0 - 0 35,816 3rd
7 December 1935 Birmingham A 1 - 4 Butt 15,000 3rd
14 December 1935 Sunderland H 1 - 0 Willingham 30,690 3rd
25 December 1935 Aston Villa A 1 - 4 Butt 45,000 4th
26 December 1935 Aston Villa H 4 - 1 Chester, Butt (2), Lythgoe 19,316 2nd
28 December 1935 Preston North End A 0 - 4 21,487 3rd
4 January 1936 Brentford H 2 - 2 Luke, Mountford (pen) 17,682 3rd
15 January 1936 Manchester City A 2 - 1 Barkas (og), B. Brown 30,000 2nd
18 January 1936 Derby County A 0 - 2 18,873 3rd
29 January 1936 Everton H 2 - 1 Chester, Lythgoe 3,404 3rd
1 February 1936 Bolton Wanderers A 2 - 1 Luke, Chester 30,852 2nd
8 February 1936 Leeds United H 1 - 2 Lythgoe 20,862 3rd
19 February 1936 Middlesbrough H 4 - 1 Richardson (3), Chivers 4,366 3rd
22 February 1936 Grimsby Town A 1 - 1 Chester 10,994 3rd
29 February 1936 Blackburn Rovers H 1 - 1 Chivers 3,886 2nd
7 March 1936 Arsenal A 1 - 1 Chivers 43,930 3rd
14 March 1936 Liverpool H 1 - 0 Chester 15,532 2nd
21 March 1936 Stoke City A 0 - 1 22,000 3rd
28 March 1936 West Bromwich Albion H 2 - 3 Chivers, Butt 11,694 3rd
4 April 1936 Chelsea A 0 - 1 30,000 4th
10 April 1936 Portsmouth A 0 - 0 25,099 3rd
11 April 1936 Birmingham H 1 - 0 Mountford (pen) 9,753 3rd
14 April 1936 Portsmouth H 1 - 1 Beech 9,559 3rd
18 April 1936 Sunderland A 3 - 4 Richardson, Beech (2) 27,859 3rd
25 April 1936 Manchester City H 1 - 1 Beech 8,258 3rd
2 May 1936 Sheffield Wednesday H 1 - 0 Richardson 8,101 3rd

FA Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents Home/

Away

Result

F - A

Scorers Attendance
11 January 1936 Round 3 Aston Villa A 1 - 0 Luke 62,620
25 January 1936 Round 4 Tottenham Hotspur A 0 - 1 64,149

Appearances and goals[edit]

Name Nation Position League Apps League Goals FA Cup Apps FA Cup Goals Total Apps Total Goals
Len Beaumont  England MF 4 0 0 0 4 0
Albert Beech  England DF 16 4 0 0 16 4
Alan Brown  England DF 6 0 0 0 6 0
Buster Brown  England MF 19 1 2 0 21 1
Len Butt  England FW 42 6 2 0 44 6
Reg Chester  England FW 17 5 0 0 17 5
Frank Chivers  England FW 12 4 0 0 12 4
Benny Craig  England DF 37 0 2 0 39 0
Bill Hayes  Republic of Ireland DF 1 0 0 0 1 0
Bob Hesford  England GK 2 0 0 0 2 0
Tommy Lang  Scotland MF 11 2 0 0 11 2
Charlie Luke  England FW 23 5 2 1 25 6
Alf Lythgoe  England FW 27 15 2 0 29 15
Reg Mountford  England DF 42 4 2 0 44 4
Duncan Ogilvie  Scotland MF 10 0 0 0 10 0
Jimmy Richardson  England FW 39 10 2 0 41 10
George Roughton  England DF 4 0 0 0 4 0
Hugh Turner  England GK 40 0 2 0 42 0
Ted Widdowfield  England MF 5 0 0 0 5 0
Jock Wightman  Scotland DF 27 0 2 0 29 0
Jackie Williams  Wales MF 2 1 0 0 2 1
Ken Willingham  England DF 39 1 2 0 41 1
Alf Young  England DF 36 0 2 0 38 0
John Yuill  Scotland MF 1 0 0 0 1 0