B Team to take on Vanarama National League North side
- Town’s B Team challenge Boston United
- The lowdown on the Pilgrims
- Follow the game live on Twitter
Huddersfield Town’s B Team welcome Vanarama National League North side Boston United to Canalside for a friendly on Saturday 26 September 2020; 1pm kick-off.
Town’s B Team will be made up of players from the Club’s First Team and some of the most-talented Young Terriers.
The behind-closed-doors encounter will be another good test for Danny Schofield’s side.
The two clubs have become familiar to each other in recent years, as Young Terriers Demeaco Duhaney and Aaron Rowe continued their development by spending time on loan with the York Street club last season.
The Pilgrims will make the journey up to West Yorkshire on Saturday afternoon as part of their final preparations ahead of the start of their 2020/21 Vanarama National League North campaign.
Managed by Craig Elliott, the Lincolnshire club narrowly missed out on promotion to the fifth tier following defeat to Altrincham in the Play-Off Final at the start of August.
Having finished the curtailed season in third place on the points per game system, the Pilgrims overcame Gateshead 5-3 in an action-packed Play-Off Semi-Final at York Street before a 64th minute Dan Mooney goal condemned them to defeat against the Robins in the Final.
Their quest to go one better this time around starts with a trip to Leamington in the opening game of the season on Tuesday 6 October 2020 before a home opener against Guiseley four days later.
The Pilgrims current squad features former Blackburn Rovers and Salford City defender Josh Askew, ex-Manchester United full-back Tyrell Warren and last season’s club top scorer forward Jordan Thewlis.
Saturday’s game is the B Team’s first game on home soil since the side’s formation earlier this summer.
It will also be another opportunity to build on encouraging performances against Liverpool FC in the side’s first two matches, including a 1-1 draw at Anfield last time out.
As for the visitors, Saturday’s game will be their fourth and final game of pre-season off the back of wins over Hull City’s Under-23s and Gainsborough Trinity as well as a 2-2 draw with Halifax Town in recent weeks.
Town’s youngsters will be sporting the blue-and-white striped home kit at Canalside at the weekend – CLICK HERE to get yours!
HOW TO FOLLOW
Town fans can keep up to date with Saturday’s game live via the dedicated Academy Twitter account; @htafcacademy.