An original but, sadly, incomplete newspaper item chronicling Town's 6-1 West Riding Cup 2nd Round tie against Clayton West on 20th March, 1909 at a time when Town was still only a Midland League team. Of interest here is the mention in the third paragraph of 'The Redskins' which MUST refer to Town because Howard - who kicks clear - is a Town player; so does this prove that Town played in red at this time?
For the record, Town eventually ran out 6-1 winners: further to the two goals attributed to Howard in the report, he later added the sixth goal, to go with those scored by Hartley (2 pens) and Wallace. Town went on to draw 1-1 with Bradford City (at Elland Road) in the Semi-Final only to then lose the replay 2-3 (played at Park Avenue).
This is the earliest example of a Town match report that I currently possess.
No, I have a few scrapbooks; my own book for 1968-69 and then 1969-70; a second one which covered 1970-71; one I bought from eBay which covers just March-April. I have also picked up a few bits and bobs from eBay.
I have more reports on my website which can be viewed HERE; I will add more as time goes by but I'm a bit busy right now having to repair the damage done by the greedy bastards at Photobucket.
The blue watermark reads THE HUDDERSFIELD TOWN COLLECTION - the name of my website.