Unlucky Town are frustrated
- Town Under- 23’s lose 0-1 to West Bromwich Albion.
- A frustrating result for young Terriers
- O’Brien picks up nasty injury
Town played their first game at the Tameside Stadium the home of Curzon Ashton in the U23’s Premier League Cup where they were drawn in a group along with Liverpool and Ipswich Town.
After the thrilling 6-2 victory over Queens Park Rangers in the league, Frankie Bunn went into this one hoping to better the outcome of the equivalent competition that they reached the semi finals in last campaign.
Both sides started the game with intent, a lot of open play and short passes. Town had the first real opportunity of the game when a low cross came in from the right hand side only inches away from him slotting it home.
Mid way through the first half, West Brom took the lead as Kane Wilson slotted past Coddington to break the deadlock.
Following the opening goal, the young Terriers threatened West Brom on a number of times, especially from set pieces that were crossed into dangerous areas and perhaps should have sent Town in level at the break.
Lewis O’Brien was stretchered off in the 38th minute after he picked up a nasty injury to his foot after a challenge in the centre circle.
The Terriers started the second half as they ended the first, threatening the away side in dangerous areas. Seven minutes into the second half Denilson found a way past two defenders with trickery and then narrowly missed the target.
Twelve minutes later, quick attacking play from Town resulted in a good chance for Denilson to pull level but for some important defending by the away side to head it away from danger.
The young Terriers were really unlucky with some attempts that just did not go for them, but clever defending from the away side made it hard for them.
This was made even more frustrating when Chay Scrivens delayed the restart of play which he was shown a yellow card for by the referee.
Frankie Bunn commented:
“I thought it was an excellent performance, we played some really good football, didn’t really take our chances which has ultimately cost us again.”
“Our play was excellent up until our final third, we missed two or three chances in the first half and then a couple more second half, but teams are hard to break down and we did break them down but they took their chance when it came and we didn’t.”
On Lewis O’Brien’s injury:
“Lewis has gone for x-ray, we are awaiting results on that but I think he has certainly got a swollen foot.”
Highlights of the game will appear on HTTV early in the week.
Luke Coddington, Jacob Hanson, Alex O’Hanlon, Dominic Tear, Danny Kane, Dylan Cogill, Lewis O’Brien, Regan Booty (c), Oliver Dyson, Rekeil Pyke, Sam Warde
Denilson Carvalho, George Dorrington, Isaac Marriott, Cedwyn Scott, Harry Clibbens
Jack Rose, Jack Fitzwater (c), Danny Barber, Rahis Nabi, Kyle Howkins, Rekeen Harper, Kane Wilson, Rayhaan Tulloch, Saido Berahino, Chay Scrivens, Callum Prit
Robbie McCourt, Bradley Hovse, James Smith, Bradley Sweeny, Sameron Dool