Worthy’s side nearly got back into the game but ultimately fell to defeat
- Young Terriers continue work on transitions
- An early second half goal from Gulutte Zunda brought the score back to 2-1
- Jon Worthington positive his side can kick on in their future fixtures
Huddersfield Town’s Under-17s fell to a 5-1 defeat at the hands of Notts County in the Youth Alliance League on Saturday.
County scored twice early on and a positive start to the second half saw Town nearly get back into the game thanks to a Zunda header, but the injury-depleted Terriers unfortunately went on to concede three late goals.
However, the main focus for Huddersfield was continuing the transition work that they had done positively in their two previous games.
This was evident as they worked two great chances towards the end of the first half - first Andre Edionhon forced a low save from the opposition keeper before Zunda just missed out on finishing a well worked attack on the stroke of half time.
He made up for that missed chance, however, as two minutes after the restart he connected with Robson Shipley’s pinpoint cross and glanced a header into the bottom corner.
It was difficult for Town for the majority of the game to work on their objectives, and Notts County took control in the second half and converted their chances to run out 5-1 winners on the day.
Worthy was naturally disappointed with the defeat, and commented on this after the game.
“Of course, it was a disappointing result, but I’m more disappointed that we didn’t get as many learning points from the game as we would’ve liked from a development game."
“I thought our goal was good, it was well worked, and it was a good finish - we were nice and bright at the start of the second half, then unfortunately we faded and conceded a couple of late goals.
“It was a good opportunity for some of the lads who have not had loads of games, you’ve got to take those and with some okay individual performances there were some that did, and some that didn’t.”
Town’s Under-17 team vs Notts County (4-3-3)
Michael Roxburgh; Luke Billam; Loick Ayina (C); Taylor Annakin; Triallist; Ernaldo Krasniqi; Darnel Baxter-Alleyne, Myles Bright; Robson Shipley; Andre Edionhon; Gulutte Zunda
Gulutte Zunda 47’