TOWN IN THE FA CHARITY SHIELD
First competed for under its present title on 27 April 1908,
when Manchester United and Queen’s Park Rangers drew 1-1 at
Stamford Bridge, this annual fixture has normally been played
between the reigning Football League Champions and the FA
Cup Holders. Such was the case in 1922 when Huddersfield
Town, as that year’s FA Cup winners, made their debut in the
Shield against League champions, Liverpool.
May 10 v Liverpool (Old Trafford) 1-0 (0-0)
Wilson, Mutch: J.W.Wood, S.J.Wadsworth, Slade, T. Wilson,
W. Watson, G.E.H. Richardson, Mann, Islip, Stephenson, W.H.Smith.
Note: after Town’s controversial success over Preston North
End in the 1922 FA Cup Final, the FA ‘deemed it desirable
to pass a resolution expressing disapproval of the play’ and
subsequently refused to sanction the following season’s FA
Charity Shield Match.
During the period that Town won their three successive First
Division Titles, between 1923-4 and 1925-6, the Charity Shield
was contested between teams representing the professionals
and Amateurs. Six such fixtures took place between 1913 (when
former town goalkeeper Ron Brebner represented the Amateurs)
and 1929. the following Town players were selected to appear
for the professional during this period.
Oct 8 (at Stamford Bridge)
Professionals 2 Amateurs 0
E.H Taylor and S.J. Wadsworth
Oct 6 (at Highbury)
Professionals 3 Amateurs 1
E.H. Taylor and S.J. Wadsworth
Oct 7 (at the Den)
Professionals 3 Amateurs 0