HUDDERSFIELD Town are seeking a first win at the KC Stadium tomorrow – and only a second in the league in Hull in more than 40 years.
Since Frank Worthington grabbed two goals and Bobby Hoy the other in a 3-2 victory at Boothferry Park during Town’s 1969-70 Division II (now Championship) title-winning campaign, when 11,375 were present, there has been only one away success in 11 league visits.
That was in 1992-93, when the 3-2 scoreline, this time before just 4,705, was repeated thanks to goals from Phil Starbuck, Phil Robinson and Iwan Roberts to earn the points in what was then Division II and is now League I.
Town’s last visit to the KC was in the same division on New Year’s Day, 2005, when Chris Brandon put Peter Jackson’s side ahead on 40 minutes only for Stuart Elliott to level within two and Aaron Wilbraham to seal a 2-1 success four minutes into the second half of a game watched by 22,291.
The season before, when both clubs were promoted from League II (then Division III), they fought out a goalless draw in front of 23,495.
In all there have been 46 league clashes, with Town winning 19 (seven on Humberside) and Hull 17.
There have been two clashes at the KC, which has been Hull’s home since 2002 and staged matches in all four divisions, 15 at Boothferry Park and six at Anlaby Road, Hull’s home between 1904 and 1944.
l Brighouse Town are in Baris Northern Counties East League Premier Division action at home to Nostell MW tomorrow.
Paul Quinn’s side, whose midweek match at Long Eaton United was postponed (it will now be on Tuesday, January 29), are third in the table, six points behind leaders Bridlington Town, who are away to Pickering Town.
AFC Emley, whose midweek NCEL First Division game at Shirebrook Town was frozen off, don’t have another game until Boxing Day, when they are away to Hemsworth MW (1.00).
Darren Hepworth’s side are fifth, 10 points behind leaders Athersley Recreation with a game in hand.