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16th March 2003 17:40

Before the 1988-89 season, the Stags had not played Huddersfield in a league game. In 1974-75 when the Mighty Stags clinched the division 4 championship in style, Huddersfield slid down to that division after playing at the highest level only three years earlier! And when Hudds won the division 4 championship with a club record of 101 league goals, not even achieved in their glorious 20's, the Stags were relegated to the basement.
And the first league game between the teams was played on New Year's Eve 1988 at Field Mill where the Stags won by the only goal of the game, the only Stags win in league games so far. The latest league meeting up to this season was a 1-2 home defeat on March 13, 1993, which proved to be a pointer to the teams as the Stags were relegated and the Terriers staying up. The first-ever meeting between the clubs was in the 1st round of the FA Cup in 1976-77. After a goalless draw at Leeds Road, the Stags won the replay 2-1. And 25 years later, last season on December 8, 2001, the teams played in the FA Cup again. A glorious display by the Mighty Stags saw them thrash Hudds 4-0, three goals by Chris Greenacre, to earn a lucrative 3rd round tie at Leicester. The clubs have also met twice in the league cup with Huddersfield going through on both occasions, in 1983-84 and in 1998-99. Earlier this season Hudds won 2-0 at Field Mill.

Played for both sides: Terry Eccles, Jim McCaffrey (both sold to Hudds after the 1976-77 cup games!), Adrian Boothroyd, Kevin Lampkin, Stuart Hicks, Iffy Onoura, Simon Ireland, Phil Stant.

Managed both sides: Ian Greaves (Huddersfield 1968-1974, Mansfield 1983-1989).

Stats facts with the Stags figures first

Home games: P 5, W 1, D 1, L 3, GF 3, GA 6
Away games: P 4, W 0, D 1, L 3, GF 3, GA 7

Season Home Date Away Date

1988-89 1-0 1988-12-31 0-2 1989-04-08 Div 3 (old)
1989-90 1-2 1989-12-02 0-1 1990-02-07 Div 3 (old)
1990-91 0-0 1991-05-04 2-2 1990-10-27 Div 3 (old)
1992-93 1-2 1993-03-13 1-2 1992-11-07 Div 2
2002-03 0-2 2002-10-19 (at Field Mill) Div 2

Svante Bernhard aka Sweden Stag (pictured below)


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