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REPORT: TOWN U23s 2-1 HULL CITY

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17:23 18th December 2016

by David Threlfall-Sykes

Dyson and Hanson goals secure comeback

- Town Under-23s defeat Hull City
- Olly Dyson and Jacob Hanson (pictured) score the goals
- Trialist Deshane Dalling features for the Terriers

Town’s Under-23 side came from behind to beat Professional Development League leaders Hull City on Sunday afternoon at PPG Canalside.

Frankie Bunn was without several regulars who featured for the Under-18s in the FA Youth Cup game against AFC Wimbledon 24 hours earlier, but goals from 17 year-old Olly Dyson and Jacob Hanson cancelled out Will Annan’s 10th minute strike for the young Tigers, who came into the game on the back of a six-game unbeaten streak.

Town’s side also included a trialist, with former Staines Town youngster Deshane Dalling, 18, lining up on the right side of attack in the 4-2-3-1 formation. Dyson, previously deployed as an attacking midfielder, led the line as the central striker.

The first big chance of the game led to the opening goal for the visitors, with Annan left completely unmarked in the penalty area before finishing well past Town ‘keeper George Dorrington.

Midfielder Jamie Spencer had Town’s best chance of the first half, bursting into the box before firing wide from a tight angle, with Hull hitting the post four minutes from the interval as Maloney got on the end of Batty’s corner.

Dyson equalised with the first big chance of the second half, seizing upon the ball after an error from Maloney and striking home from distance.

Dorrington soon came to the fore, executing a great one-on-one save from Hull’s Maloney before keeping out a driven shot from Josh Tymon.

Town trialist Dalling went close in the 65th minute when his long-range effort was deflected onto the Hull crossbar.

Defender Hanson, playing at left back on the afternoon, then scored what proved to be the game’s winner, arriving into the penalty area in timely fashion to head home a cross.

He was in action at the other end barely three minutes later, with his excellent tackle denying Hull what looked to be a certain equaliser.

Hull goalkeeper Mannion prevented Sam Warde from killing the game in the 87th minute with a terrific save before the Tigers went close twice in the final moments; substitute striker Ter Horst being denied by another Dorrington save before hitting the crossbar.

Town’s team (4-2-3-1):
George Dorrington; Jacob Hanson, Dylan Cogill, Fraser Horsfall, Danny Kane (Jordan Williams, 76’) Regan Booty (c), Jamie Spencer; Sam Warde, Jack Boyle, Deshane Dalling (Lewis O’Brien, 74’); Olly Dyson

Unused subs:
Ryan Schofield, Cedwyn Scott

Town booking:
Jack Boyle (45’)


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