Town’s B Team beaten by strong Brentford B side
- Hudderfield Town B given tough test against Brentford B
- Young Terriers between 4-1 at Jersey Road
- Sam Ompreon on target for the youngsters
Huddersfield Town’s B Team were given a tough test against Brentford B away at Jersey Road on Saturday morning.
Jon Worthington led the side, who found themselves a goal down just six minutes in when Alex Gilbert scored from the edge of the box.
Town responded well to the opener. Brahima Diarra played the ball to Jaheim Headley, but the linesman flagged for offside.
Minutes later Etienne Camara provided Sam Sharrock-Peplow with the ball. However, Brentford’s Ellery Balcombe was quick off his line to clear the danger.
However, it was the hosts who scored the next goal, doubling their lead in the 20th minute. One of their two trialists found the back of the net from close range following a corner.
Town were forced into an early change just after the half an hour mark. Jaheim Headley was injured, and consequently replaced by Myles Bright.
Six minutes later, Town were reduced to 10-men, as Mustapha Olagunju was the last man back and sent off for a foul on Joe Adams.
The Young Terriers finished the first half with some good chances but were unable to find themselves a way onto the scoresheet.
The hosts started the second half in the same way that they did the first, scoring their third two minutes after the restart, before adding their fourth, and final, goal of the game in the 56th minute.
Giosue Bellagambi showcased a superb save just moments later to deny what seemed like a definite goal for Brentford.
Town began to pile on the pressure in the closing 20 minutes of the game, with Ben Jackson clearing a Brentford corner, and Kian Harratt winning two for the Young Terriers.
The pressure paid off, seeing the youngsters pull back a goal in the 82nd minute thanks to second half substitute Sam Ompreon. He went close to bagging a brace just moments later, but his shot was dragged wide.
The final chance of the game fell to the hosts in the closing minute, but Bellagambi provided another excellent save to keep the score at 4-1.
Town’s team (4-3-3)
Giosue Bellagambi; Jaheim Headley (Myles Bright, 33’), Loick Ayina, Mustapha Olagunju, Ilounga Pata; Etienne Camara, Ben Jackson (c), Brahima Diarra (Nassim Kherbouche, 79’); Kit Elliott (Sam Ompreon, 75’), Kian Harratt, Sam Sharrock-Peplow
Sam Ompreon (82’)
Town red card
Mustapha Olagunju (38’)