Skip to main content Skip to site footer
Club News

PAST ENCOUNTER: HUDDERSFIELD

18 August 2015




ALBION (0) 2
Ritchie
Grealish

HUDDERSFIELD TOWN (0) 0

League Cup second round second Leg, 27th October 1981

Attendance 14,192

The Seagulls came into this match in tremendous league form, having thrashed Manchester City 4-1 and stormed back to draw 3-3 with Liverpool..

Even so, Third Division Huddersfield gave top-flight Brighton an almighty battle in this memorable cup clash.

Having trailed to a Terry Austin goal in the first leg, the Terriers held out until the 88th minute at the Goldstone Ground.

LATEST NEWS FROM SEAGULLS.CO.UK

Brighton

Graham Moseley- Was in tremendous form to keep the Terriers at bay in this second leg.

Don Shanks- Signed in the summer, having played 180 times for QPR from 1974 to 1981.

Sammy Nelson- Showed his vast experience and ability to organise the defence. Received a booking for a foul.

Tony Grealish- Scored the winner after Andy Rankin had pushed the ball away. It was his first goal for the Seagulls after his summer move from Luton Town.

Steve Foster- Played up front in the last 20 minutes as Albion hoped his height and power would unsettle the Terriers

Steve Gatting- Struggled in this match, looked uncertain and had to cope as the only centre-back when Steve Foster made his forays upfront.

Jimmy Case- Showed real appetite in this contest and tested Rankin with a good effort early in the second half.

Andy Ritchie- Raced forward, losing possession, but smacked the loose ball from 20 yards past Rankin for the first goal.

Michael Robinson- Was tripped in the build-up to the winner, where the referee decided to play an advantage instead of awarding an Albion penalty

Neil McNab- Had an industrious match and tested Rankin early on

Gordon Smith- A loose back pass put Terry Austin through on goal, but the Terriers attacker fired past the near post.

Sub: Gerry Ryan (for Smith)- This substitution did not come as much of a surprise as Mike Bailey sought to perk up Albion’s attack.

Huddersfield

Andy Rankin- An experienced former Everton and Watford keeper who was a League championship winner in 1970. Dived bravely at Ritchie’s feet in this match.

Malcolm Brown- Received strong praise from The Argus’s John Vinicombe: “Brown gave the best display of attacking full-back play I’ve seen this season. Whenever he went forward, Brighton got the shakes.”

David Burke- A former Bolton defender. David made 41 Third Division appearances in the left-back position.

Philip Wilson- Huddersfield’s best player in the first leg. Wilson made 34 appearances in the league, scoring twice.

Dave Sutton- Club skipper tripped Robinson in the build-up to the winner.

Keith Hanvey- Keith’s career began with Manchester City, but he did not make the grade. After spells with Swansea, Rochdale and Grimsby, this much-travelled defender made the move to Leeds Road, reaching 153 league appearances by the end of 1981/82.

Mark Lillis- This midfielder is a product of the Terriers’ youth system, reaching 88 league games by the end of the season.

Micky Kennedy- Needed five stitches to close a calf wound after Ryan’s tackle.

Terry Austin- Had given the Terriers the lead in the first leg three weeks earlier at Leeds Road.

Ian Robins- An ex-Oldham and Bury forward. Ian amassed 156 league games for the Terriers by the end of the season.

Peter Fletcher- Had a wayward shot after closing down a Gatting clearance. Hit seven goals in Division Three that 1981/82 campaign.

Sub: David Cowling (for Kennedy)- Ended the season as the Terriers’ top League scorer with eight goals.

UPCOMING HOME FIXTURES

ALBION V BLACKBURN ROVERS 

SATURDAY 22ND AUGUST, KICK-OFF 3PM


ALBION V HULL CITY 

SATURDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, KICK-OFF 3PM



ALBION V ROTHERHAM UNITED 

TUESDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER, KICK-OFF 7.45PM



Tweets by @OfficialBHAFC

Advertisement block