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09 December 2022 Venue The John Smith's Stadium Attendance

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Huddersfield Town
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Match Previews


8 December 2022

Young Terriers have already qualified for knockout stages of Premier League Cup

- Huddersfield Town B Team back in action on Friday evening
- Young Terriers host Watford in the Premier League Cup
- £5 Adults and £2 Concessions for the fixture

Having already qualified to the knockout stages, our Huddersfield Town B Team are looking to remain top of the group when we welcome Watford to the John Smith’s Stadium in the Premier League Cup on Friday 9 December, 7pm kick-off.

Their third Premier League Cup home fixture in a row, the youngsters were victorious in their previous game at the John Smith’s Stadium as they beat Middlesbrough to qualify for the knockout stages.

Our Young Terriers have won all four of their group stage games so far this tournament, including the reverse fixture against Watford away from home, which saw Neo Eccleston and Brahima Diarra score – the youngsters will be looking to continue this unbeaten run to stay at the top of the group.

With just one week until Sky Bet Championship football returns to the John Smith’s Stadium, this is the perfect opportunity to see tomorrow’s Terriers playing today and get familiar with the names and faces who could be the future of our Club.

Midfielder Myles Bright previewed this Premier League Cup fixture:

Looking forward to getting back on the pitch tomorrow in the Premier League Cup, Bright gave an insight to his recent injury.

“I picked up an injury to my pelvis about six weeks ago against Salford, but now I’m back and I’ve trained this week and will be playing on Friday.

“I’m looking forward to getting some minutes under my belt after so long.”

Myles then spoke about how much this Premier League Cup competition means to the entire team.

“It’s a very important competition; every year we want to do the best we can.

“Last year we qualified from the group stages, only to be beaten by Stoke in the first round of the knockout stage, so this year we want to improve on that and see how far we can get.

“We understand how big the Cup is, we take it seriously and prepare for every game because it’s challenging.

“We don’t play these teams all the time because some of them are from London, so every game is a different experience and we’re just going to give it our all.”

The 20-year-old touched on the approach to the next games having already qualified for the knockout stages.

“We’re not going to take our foot off the gas, we’re going to treat every game as if we haven’t qualified and hopefully get the wins to top the group.

“We feel that the preparation for each game is the same, we go from Monday to Friday and train hard.

“We have worked on different formations, and we have all analysed the teams, and I think that our hard work has paid off.”

Our midfielder looked towards tomorrow’s game and what he is expecting from the young Watford side.

“I feel like tomorrow will be a tough game; we’re prepared for a game where Watford are going to be up for it, so we need to bring our A-game because we can’t afford to be slipping in a competition of this standard.

“Anything could happen, but we are definitely going to be up for the game because we know how much it means to them and to us to win this game.”

Your support has been incredible for our youngsters during the break where three youth games have taken place at the John Smith’s Stadium, and we need you back on Friday 9 December at 7pm! Priced at incredibly affordable prices with admission available in person on the day via our cash turnstiles or with card at the Ticket Office.


Adults - £5
Concessions - £2

Can’t make it to the game but want to follow the action? We have dedicated social media channels so you can keep up-to-date with all of our Academy activity with @htafcacademy the place to be on Twitter, and @htafcbteam giving you all the key updates on Instagram!

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Match Reports


9 December 2022

The Young Terriers remain unbeaten in the Premier League Cup

- Huddersfield Town B 2-2 Watford FC
- Myles Bright and Kian Harratt on the scoresheet
- B Team remain unbeaten in the Premier League Cup

The Huddersfield Town B Team continued their excellent run in the 2022/23 Premier League Cup campaign with an action packed 2-2 draw against Watford at the John Smith’s Stadium.

The game started and the action soon followed, with Town’s youngsters battling it out for possession against the Hornets throughout the game.

The home side had the first sign of promise as a shot was taken by Connor Shanks in the first four minutes of play, but the possession soon evened out and both teams fought for an advantage.

Town advanced down the side 12 minutes into the game and Brodie Spencer was on the attack, but as he went to pass Watford managed to intercept and clear the ball.

Town’s first goal came in the 23rd minute following a goal from Myles Bright to put the Terriers in front, his shot from inside the box got a deflects and slotted past the Watford ‘keeper.

Our visitors were able to get a couple of chances at balancing the scoreline before half time, when a trialist for Watford got a shot on target, but these attempts were unable to get past Nicholas Bilokapic in goal.

The first half ended 1-0 to the home side due to Bright’s after 23 minutes in his first game back in six weeks following injury.

As the second half started, the Young Terriers looked to have more promise as they took a hold of the game but after Shane Maroodza’s challenge on Watford’s Jack Grieves, the visitors gained a penalty. This was converted by Damani Hunter, who sent Bilokapic the wrong way and slotted it into the bottom right corner.

With both team’s level, both sets of midfielders fought vigorously for another breakthrough to gain control of the game. Maroodza looked promising on the attack in the 58th minute of play but wasn’t able to make it through the backline.

A couple of substitutions were made for both teams in the second half with Sonny Whittingham, Michael Stone and Cian Philpott coming on in substitution for Luke Daley, Myles Bright and Brodie Spencer and Watford’s Adian Manning for Jack Grieves.

The second goal for Town was scored in the 69th minute by Kian Harratt after he was crossed the ball by Maroodza. The visitors soon got a second equaliser in the 73rd minute, as Trialist number 8 found the back of the net to make it 2-2.

A second and third substitution was made for Watford in the final 20 minutes of game time and five minutes of extra time were added.

The game ended 2-2, which means Town’s B Team remain unbeaten in the Premier League Cup.

Town’s team: (4-2-3-1)
Nicholas Bilokapic; Brodie Spencer (c) (Cian Philpott, 64’), David Adewoju, Luke Daley (Sonny Whittingham, 46’), Shane Maroodza; Ernaldo Krasniqi, Tom lorpenda; Donay O’Brien-Brady, Myles Bright (Michael Stone, 46’), Connor Shanks; Kian Harratt

Unused Sub:
Josh Mazfari

Goal Scorers
Myles Bright (23’), Kian Harratt (69’)

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