Terriers overpower hosts in Wales
- Mark Hudson leads EDT to win in Wales
- Elias Kachunga nets hat-trick whilst Collin Quaner grabs a brace
- Young captain Scott High scores a penalty too
An Elias Kachunga hat-trick and Collin Quaner brace helped Mark Hudson’s Elite Development Team to secure a comprehensive win over host Conwy Borough on Wednesday evening.
Town’s talented youngsters, combined with the two Germans from David Wagner’s First Team, controlled the game against the Welsh third tier side, racing into a four-goal lead inside the first half.
Hudson’s Young Terriers got first-hand experience of playing alongside Kachunga, who played in the 10 role, and Quaner in a striking berth as the experienced duo showed their clinical edge, combining to put Town three ahead inside 18 minutes.
The game’s first goal came just before the quarter hour mark as young wingers Aaron Rowe and Olly Dyson combined with Quaner to setup Kachunga.
‘Kache’ netted a quick-fire second two minutes’ later, playing a smart one-two with Collin before rounding home goalkeeper Keighan Jones to slot the ball home.
Rowe was heavily involved in Town’s third in the 18th minute, playing a great reverse pass to find Quaner’s perfectly timed run. Collin made no mistake in firing home as Town dominated.
Ben Jackson, playing at right-back, setup the fourth in the 33rd minute, charging down the flank before crossing low for Quaner to calmly side-foot home.
Conwy scored their consolation in the 68th minute as a Cory Williams free-kick ricocheted into the path of Lee Thomas, who converted as the Town defence looked for an offside flag that never came.
However, Town restored the four-goal lead six minutes later through a penalty kick after Quaner was brought down in the area latching onto Jackson’s through pass. Skipper Scott High stepped forward to smash the ball into the bottom corner.
The final goal of the came went Town’s way with five minutes’ left, with Kachunga completing his hat-trick. A quick one-two down the left ended with Quaner bursting into the area and squaring to Elias.
There was still time for Conwy to be awarded a last-minute penalty for handball, but the taker blazed over.
Highlights of the game will appear on #HTTV later this week!
Town’s team (4-2-3-1)
Luke Mewitt; Mason O’Malley, Harry Spratt, Rarmani Edmonds-Green (Romoney Crichlow-Noble, 46’), Ben Jackson; Lewis O’Brien (Kit Elliott, 76’), Scott High (c); Aaron Rowe, Elias Kachunga, Olly Dyson (Isaac Marriott, 46’); Collin Quaner
Giosue Bellagambi, Sam Gibson, Tom Bell, Micah Obiero