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TOWN’S LONGEST UNBEATEN HOME RUN

5 May 2020

Huddersfield Town went 28 home league games unbeaten at Leeds Road

- Huddersfield Town’s longest unbeaten home run began on 5 May 1982
- Mick Buxton’s Terriers went 28 home league games unbeaten
- Run lasted from 5 May 1982 to 17 September 1983

Huddersfield Town’s longest ever unbeaten home run began on this day (5 May) in 1982.

Mick Buxton’s Huddersfield Town side beat Bristol City 5-0 at home to start the magnificent run that saw Leeds Road become a real fortress.

It was during the 1982/83 campaign where the home form and home atmosphere at Leeds Road really shone through.

After drawing the first two home league games that campaign, Mick Buxton’s side went on to win nine of their next 10 games at Leeds Road.

The impressive home form, coupled with some excellent away performances, helped Buxton’s side win promotion from the Third Division – the Terriers finished third that season. Mark Lillis was the shining light that season bagging 20 goals.

Town were the only side in the Third Division that season that remained unbeaten on their own turf.

The Terriers’ good home form continued into the Division Two 1983/84 campaign. Town drew 0-0 with Charlton before wins over Crystal Palace and Swansea City, which stretched the unbeaten home run to 28 games!

Unfortunately, the incredible unbeaten league home run came to an end on 17 September 1983 as Chelsea came to town. Buxton’s side was beaten 3-2 in a close encounter, Lillis and Stanton scored for Town.

This was a run that will forever be remembered by Huddersfield Town supporters.


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