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23 February 2021 Venue Attendance

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Barnsley
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EVANDER GRUBB TAKING IT GAME BY GAME

22 February 2021

Youngster spoke ahead of U17s game against Barnsley

- Evander Grubb on his most recent performance for Huddersfield Town Under-17s
- Youngster enjoyed trying new position
- Under-17s are back in action on Tuesday 23 February 2021

Huddersfield Town Under-17s midfielder Evander Grubb is focusing on each game as it comes as he looks to continue his improvement with Town’s Academy.

Grubb featured in the Young Terriers’ latest game against Notts County and spoke to htafc.com post-match.

“I thought we were good in the first half but not good enough in the second half.

“In the second half we didn’t really get in behind, we had one time around the 88th minute with Neo Eccleston, but that was it.”

The youngster admitted that although he wasn’t happy with his personal second half performance, he enjoyed the chance to play as a winger.

“I think I played alright. I did well in the first half, but I wasn’t good enough in the second.

“I preferred playing on the wing today. I could get in behind, go where I want and get on the ball wherever, whereas in the midfield, I was more locked in.”

“I’m taking it game by game, trying to do well each game and try to be the best on the pitch.”

Looking ahead to Town’s next fixture, Grubb gave his thoughts on where his side could improve.

“We need to stay focused; we need to be more clinical.

“When we’re attacking, we have all the possession but don’t do anything with it, so we need to do more.”

Evander and the Under-17s return to action on Tuesday 23 February 2021 when they travel to face Barnsley.

You can keep up to date with all things Huddersfield Town Academy on their official Twitter page; @htafcacademy.

 

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Match Reports

YOUNG TERRIERS PROGRESS IN CLARETS CUP

24 February 2021

Confident Young Terriers performance in Clarets Cup win

- Young Terriers showcase confident performance to secure win
- Goals from Robson Shipley, Conor Falls (x2), Evander Grubb, Brodie Spencer and Darnel Baxter-Alleyne
- Win sees them progress in the EFL Youth Alliance Cup

Huddersfield Town’s Under-17s showcased a confident performance against Barnsley as they ran out 6-1 winners to progress to the Clarets Cup knockout stages.

The win secured passage from the group stage with six points out of a possible 12.

The Young Terriers started the game positively, with their first chance coming within four minutes. Neo Eccleston passed to Conor Falls, but Falls couldn’t get to the ball in time to drag it back into the box.

Town opened the scoring in the eighth minute. A ball from Donay O’Brien-Brady found itself in the middle of a cluster of players from both sides, but it was Robson Shipley who got the last touch as he slotted the ball into the back of the net.

The goal gave Town a burst of energy and they had three chances at doubling their lead in quick succession. Unfortunately, none came to fruition.

The hosts responded well to the Terriers’ piling on the pressure and managed to find an equaliser in the 22nd minute when their striker slipped the ball past Nicholas Bilokapic’s left side.

However, Town didn’t let the score line stay equal for long with O’Brien-Brady passing the ball to Falls who made no mistake in sending it straight past Barnsley’s ‘keeper.

Once again, the hosts responded well to falling behind. One of their midfielders send a powerful strike straight towards Bilokapic, who was quick to react and tip the ball out of danger.

As the minutes began to count down to the half time whistle, a burst of energy from Eccleston saw him run half the length of the pitch before seeing his shot go agonisingly wide of the post.

The final chance of the half fell to Evander Grubb, however his strike was met by the arms of Barnsley’s ‘keeper.

Town started the second half unchanged and with the same energy, finding their third goal in the 51st minute. A ball from Grubb met the feet of Falls who was able to get it straight past the ‘keeper and bag himself a brace.

The hosts were determined to find a way back into the game and were awarded two free kicks, however, neither threatened Bilokapic.

Grubb’s threat eventually paid off, with a powerful shot going straight past the ‘keeper to award Town their fourth of the evening.

The Young Terriers were able to build on the momentum and secure three good chances. Unfortunately for Donay, Evander and Sonny, they met the side of the net and the right post respectively.

Town found their fifth goal in the 67th minute thanks to a corner. A cluster of players all ran to meet it, but Brodie Spencer was the player able to tap it in.

Barnsley claimed possession for a 10-minute period, firing four chances to Bilokapic. Thankfully, two proved no real threat and he was able to scoop up the others and prevent the hosts from getting back in the game.

The Terriers saw out the final stages of the game with one last goal. Second half substitute Darnel Baxter-Alleyne collected the ball from Grubb and hit the post before slotting in the rebound.

The Young Terriers are in Youth Alliance Cup action on Saturday (27 February 2021) when they host Walsall for the Quarter-Finals.

Town’s U17s Team (4-3-3)

Nicholas Bilokapic; Donay O’Brien-Brady, Loick Ayina (c) (David Adewoju, 60’), Brodie Spencer, Neo Eccleston (Cian Philpott, 60’); Sonny Whittingham, Evander Grubb, Ernaldo Krasniqi; Dylan Helliwell (Darnel Baxter-Alleyne, 82’), Robson Shipley (Andre Edionhon, 82’), Conor Falls

Unused Sub

Michael Roxburgh

Scorers

Robson Shipley (8’), Conor Falls (28’, 51’), Evander Grubb (54’), Brodie Spencer (67’), Darnel Baxter-Alleyne (85’)

Final Score

Barnsley 1-6 Huddersfield Town Under-17s

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