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Kick off 11:00 (UK)

12 November 2022 Venue Attendance

Kick off 11:00 (UK)

Mansfield Town
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Huddersfield Town
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Match Previews


10 November 2022

Our U19s travel to Mansfield Town in the EFL Youth Alliance League game

- Huddersfield Town Under 19s Play on Saturday 12 November 2022
- 11am kick-off in the Youth Alliance League
- Supporters welcome to watch free of charge

Huddersfield Town are once again on the road on Saturday 12 November, when they travel to Mansfield Town in the Youth Alliance League; 11am kick-off.

The Young Terriers will continue their journey in the Youth Alliance League as they battle it out against Mansfield Town on Saturday 12 November, 11am kick-off, with the game taking place at the RH academy (Woburn Lane, Mansfield, NG19 7RT).

The U19s will look to bounce back from their last game in the U18s Professional Development League game where they lost 5-2 against Peterborough United.

Town’s youngsters are currently sixth in the EFL Youth Alliance League, winning two and losing three out of the last five games.

Supporters can attend the 11am kick-off at the RH Academy on Saturday free of charge.

Our U19 and B Team ‘keeper, Michael Acquah, previewed this game:

Michael started by talking about how he has found the season so far, working with the U19s and the B Team – as well as travelling with the First Team.

“I think the season has been quite good to be honest, playing games at both levels and I have really enjoyed travelling and experiencing football with the First Team.

“Being in and around the First Team is always a really good experience, there’s a lot of young players and obviously there’s B Team players who are in the squad now as well.”

Our ‘keeper then discussed the intensity of the games the squad have faced and how those games help the team develop.

“High intensity games challenge us; they are fast paced and that means we have to work even harder to stay on top.

“They also help us prepare for the next level of football, whether that be B Team football or First Team football in the Championship.”

After recently signing his first professional contract, Acquah described his feelings from that day as well as his goals for the rest of the season.

“It was a really good feeling signing my pro-contract as I didn’t expect it to happen this early.

“I think a big part of it is now knowing that the Club believes in me enough to offer me this in the first place – it’s almost a reward for how I played last season on top of how I’m playing so far this season.

“For this season, my first goal was to get my professional contract and I have already done that, so now it is just to play as many games as I can and get into the B Team properly.

Looking ahead to tomorrow’s game, the Young Terrier touched on what he had been training on with our goalkeeping coaches.

“I worked with Neil Bennett today on high ball and assessing them as well as catching and punching crosses away from danger.

“I was also working with Paul Clements yesterday on blocking with my right foot, so they were my main focuses.”

If you cannot make Academy games but you’re interested in what’s happening with the Young Terriers, you can follow them on social media!

Twitter - @htafcacademy
Instagram - @htafcbteam

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Match Reports


14 November 2022

Bakre & Sandah score in away win for Young Terriers

- Mansfield Town 1-2 Huddersfield Town Under-19s
- Goals from Hazeem Bakre & Hakeem Sandah
- Young Terriers play at Manchester City on Tuesday

Town’s Under-19 side put in a good performance to win at Mansfield Town in the EFL Youth Alliance League on Saturday morning.

George Danaher’s side showed skill at both sides of the game throughout the 90 minutes, dominating the ball and scoring two great goals in the first half before defending well and countering with threat in the second 45.

In the end, the strikes from joint top scorers Hazeem Bakre (pictured above) and Hakeem Sandah were enough to secure a well-deserved three points.

Danaher’s side started the game well at Mansfield’s RH Academy, with trialist midfielder Joshua Jackson having two early efforts following impressive passing moves.

Big centre back Archie Sheppard, fresh from his first taste of senior football through a work experience spell with Bury, came back into the team and he had our next effort, scuffing a volley wide from a right-sided corner.

Mansfield had a couple of chances on the break, with an 18th minute effort their best of the opening 45 as a half-cleared corner was returned to the box for a man to head inches wide of captain Michael Acquah’s post.

However, two goals in three minutes just before the half hour mark put Town in control.

The first, on the stroke of the 25th minute, came from a good passing move that started in the Town half through deep midfielder Dylan Helliwell. He found Jackson, who moved the ball right for full back Omari Mrisho. The 17-year-old raced on the outside of the defender before sending in a deep cross that the goalkeeper got underneath, allowing forward Bakre to head into the top corner for his seventh of the campaign.

It was 2-0 in the 28th minute courtesy of attacking midfielder Hakeem Sandah, but the goal owed much to great work from Temi Okuwa. Helliwell started the move again, winning a 50/50, with Okuwa picking up the ball inside his own half. The 16-year-old central midfielder then drove over halfway, cut infield and found Sandah’s forward run with an incisive pass that split the Mansfield defence. Hakeem steadied himself before expertly beating the goalkeeper with a shot that found the bottom corner!

Bakre almost had a second before the half ended, powering the impressive Helliwell’s cutback from the dead ball line towards goal. However, a defender did well to get back into the six yard box to make the block. The towering Sheppard got on the end of the resulting corner, only to head just wide.

There was still time for centre back Michael Parker to showcase his defensive skills, preventing a Mansfield attacker from running clear on the break by forcing him wide in impressive fashion.

Mansfield started the second half with real intent, and goalkeeper Acquah had to push a low free-kick around his left-hand post barely two minutes in.

Town held firm until the 71st minute, when a Mansfield man beat Mrisho to a cross and headed past Acquah at close range.

However, the Young Terriers held strong – and caused more issues for the hosts on the break. Helliwell had the best effort, seeing his shot cleared off the line after a cleverly worked short corner.

At the other end, substitute Freddie Fletcher made a vital late block to secure the win for his side.

This age group is back in action on Tuesday, playing a friendly at Manchester City.

Town’s team (4-2-3-1)
Michael Acquah (c); Omari Mrisho, Archie Sheppard, Michael Parker, Ajay Weston (Freddie Fletcher 71’); Dylan Helliwell, Temi Okuwa; Hakeem Sandah (Joseph Johnson, 62’), Joshua Jackson (Daniel Vost, 53’), Tyree Sanusi; Hazeem Bakre

Unused substitute
Francis Hurl

Hazeem Bakre (25’), Hakeem Sandah (28’)

Joseph Johnson (90+2’)

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