A62 derby

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A62 derby
Other namesWar of the Roses
LocaleHuddersfield/Oldham (England)
TeamsHuddersfield Town
Oldham Athletic
First meetingHuddersfield Town 3–1 Oldham Athletic
Football League First Division
(21 May 1921)
Latest meetingHuddersfield Town 1-0 Oldham Athletic
Football League One
(14 January 2012)
Next meetingTBD
StadiumsBoundary Park (Oldham Athletic)
Kirklees Stadium (Huddersfield Town)
Statistics
Meetings total47
Most winsHuddersfield Town (20)
All-time seriesHuddersfield Town: 20
Draw: 15
Oldham Athletic: 12
Largest victoryHuddersfield Town 6-0 Oldham Athletic
1931–32 FA Cup
(13 January 1932) Oldham Athletic 6-0 Huddersfield Town
Football League Third Division
(20 April 1974)

The A62 derby is the name of a football derby that is given to matches played between Huddersfield Town and Oldham Athletic.[1]

The two clubs are separated by roughly 15 miles and are located close to the M62 motorway crossing the Pennines in the historic counties of Yorkshire and Lancashire respectively, making it a traditional 'War of the Roses' clash.

The first game between Huddersfield and Oldham was played in the First Division of English football during the 1920–21 season, although league meetings remained fairly rare until the 1980s. Therefore, there was little rivalry between the clubs until more recent times, with regular meetings in the decades since leading to increased significance and intensity in the fixture, particularly when both clubs spent a number of seasons vying for promotion from the third tier. [2]

Indeed, it took Oldham until 20 April 1974 to record their first victory over Huddersfield, an emphatic 6-0 scoreline at the tenth attempt that more significantly guaranteed the Latics promotion back to the Second Division.

The highest ever attendance involving the two clubs was set on 9 January 1932 when 30,607 watched a 1–1 draw at Oldham's Boundary Park in a third round FA Cup tie.[3]

Statistics[edit]

The first fixture between the two clubs was a First Division game on 2 May 1921 and resulted in a 3–1 win for Huddersfield. The biggest victories resulted in a 6-0 to Huddersfield in the FA Cup at Leeds Road on 13 January 1932 and a 6-0 to Oldham in the Third Division on 20 April 1974. Huddersfield have been heavily beaten on two other occasions at Boundary Park, with a 4-0 win in September 2002 and a 4-1 win in March 2008 for Oldham. Perhaps the most remarkable game between the two clubs was on 20 September 1986, when Huddersfield defeated Oldham 5-4 - all the more surprising when considering that Huddersfield played with ten men from the 23rd minute and that Oldham had played their previous six games that season without conceding a goal, winning five of them.

Huddersfield wins Draws Oldham wins
League 18 14 10
FA Cup 2 1 0
League Cup 0 0 2
Total 20 15 12

Game list (since 1983)[edit]

  Huddersfield Town win   Oldham Athletic win   Draw 
Date Competition Stadium Score Huddersfield scorers Oldham scorers Attendance Ref
Huddersfield promoted to the Championship 2011–12
14 Jan 2012 League One Kirklees Stadium 1–0 Lee (86) 15,229
3 Sep 2011 League One Boundary Park 1–1 Kay (16) Kuqi (6); Diallo sent off (76) 8,213
12 Feb 2011 League One Kirklees Stadium 0–0 16,176
13 Nov 2010 League One Boundary Park 1–0 Tounkara (24) 7,723
6 Apr 2010 League One Kirklees Stadium 2–0 Robinson (38, 90) Lee sent off (75) 14,561
1 Nov 2009 League One Boundary Park 1–0 Williams (59) 8,569
3 Jan 2009 League One Kirklees Stadium 1–1 Collins (66) Allott 6 16,950
27 Sep 2008 League One Boundary Park 1–1 Craney (29) Liddell (50) 7,418
27 Sep 2008 League One Boundary Park 4–1 Mirfin (90) Jarrett (8, 45), Constantine (40), Taylor (61) 8,637
26 Jan 2008 FA Cup Boundary Park 1–0 Beckett (10) 12,749
20 Oct 2007 League One Kirklees Stadium 1–1 Wallwork (80) Davies (27) 10,909
7 Apr 2007 League One Boundary Park 1–1 Beckett (78) Porter (23) 7,096
20 Oct 2007 League One Kirklees Stadium 3–0 McDonald (16), Porter (59), Warne (67) 13,280
28 Jan 2006 League One Kirklees Stadium 3–2 Branston own goal (45), Abbott (48), Graham (59) Porter (13), Beckett (33) 12,973
10 Sep 2005 League One Boundary Park 3–0 Schofield (27), Taylor-Fletcher (37, 72) Warne sent off (31) 8,803
26 Feb 2005 League One Kirklees Stadium 2–1 Abbott (4), (29) Branston (75) 11,161
10 Sep 2005 League One Boundary Park 2–1 Abbott (7) Haining (4), Betsy (38) 8,389
Huddersfield relegated to Division Two 2002–03
3 May 2003 Division Two Kirklees Stadium 1–1 Schofield (26) Carss (68) 11,271
28 Sep 2002 Division Two Boundary Park 4–0 Wijnhard (1, 57), Eyres (18), Lourenço (80) 7,643
1 Apr 2002 Division Two Kirklees Stadium 0–0 Knight sent off (4) 14,343
3 Nov 2001 Division Two Boundary Park 1–1 Schofield (23) Balmer (76) 8,859
Huddersfield relegated to Division Two 2000–01
5 Sep 2000 League Cup Kirklees Stadium 2–0 Rickers (40, 65) 4,979
22 Aug 2000 League Cup Boundary Park 1–0 Corazzin (24) 4,255
Oldham relegated to Division Two 1996–97
25 Jan 1997 Division One Boundary Park 2–1 Payton (71, 83) Richardson (77) 8,588
13 Sep 1996 Division One Kirklees Stadium 3–2 Stewart (15, 85), Gray (90) McCarthy (28, 66) 10,296
20 Jan 1996 Division One Kirklees Stadium 0–0 13,013
20 Jan 1996 Division One Boundary Park 3–0 Brennan (35, 63), Richardson (79) 10,259
Huddersfield promoted to Division One 1994-95
Oldham relegated to Division One 1993-94
Oldham promoted to First Division 1991–92
Huddersfield relegated to Division Three 1987-88
19 Apr 1988 Division Two Leeds Road 2–2 Shearer (21), Banks (27) Ritchie (52), Wright (67) 8,547
31 Aug 1987 Division Two Boundary Park 3–2 Shearer (3), Banks (87) Ritchie (5, 61), Henry (49) 7,410
28 Feb 1987 Division Two Boundary Park 2–0 Wright (3, 19) 8,911
20 Sep 1986 Division Two Leeds Road 5–4 Raynor (4, 78), Shearer (34, 74), Brown (66 pen); Webster sent off (23) Futcher (1, 53 pen), Palmer (51, 88) 7,368
21 Dec 1986 Division Two Leeds Road 2–0 Cowling (38), Bray (68) 8,094
24 Aug 1985 Division Two Boundary Park 1–1 Cork (32) Atkinson (44) 8,024
6 Apr 1985 Division Two Boundary Park 2–2 Parker (58), Quinn (75) Lillis (8 pen, 88) 8,292
26 Dec 1984 Division Two Leeds Road 2–1 Tempest (65), Wilson (82) Harrison (35) 9,173
11 Feb 1984 Division Two Leeds Road 1–0 Quinn (21) 8,162
10 Sep 1983 Division Two Boundary Park 3–0 Stanton (70), Cowling (87), Lillis (89) 8,543
Huddersfield promoted to Division Two 1982-83

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Crossing the divide[edit]

The following players have played for Huddersfield Town and Oldham Athletic.

In addition to this a number of people have links to both clubs including:

  • England Frank Bunn played for Oldham from 1987 to 1990 before briefly managing the club in 2018 and was also a member of the coaching staff at Huddersfield.
  • England Ian Greaves played for local club Oldham and also managed Huddersfield from 1968 to 1974.
  • England Andy Ritchie played for Oldham in two separate spells, whilst managing the club from 1998 to 2001, and also managed Huddersfield from 2007 to 2008. Ironically, his final game as Huddersfield manager was a 4-1 defeat against Oldham at Boundary Park.
  • England Mick Wadsworth managed Oldham from 2001 to 2002, and managed Huddersfield from 2002 to 2003.
  • England Neil Warnock managed Huddersfield from 1993 to 1995, and managed Oldham from 1997 to 1998.

References[edit]

  1. ^ [dead link]"Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 23 February 2015.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ http://www.11v11.com/teams/huddersfield-town/tab/opposingTeams/opposition/Oldham%20Athletic
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 23 February 2015.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ https://www.11v11.com/teams/oldham-athletic/tab/opposingTeams/opposition/Huddersfield%20Town/

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