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31 January 2023 Venue Millers Oils High Performance Complex Attendance

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Match Previews

B TEAM HOST ACCRINGTON STANLEY ON FRIDAY

5 January 2023

Find out more about Town’s B Team game against Accrington Stanley

- Huddersfield Town B Team back in action on Friday
- Young Terriers host Accrington Stanley for a New Year friendly
- Supporters can attend the game at Millers Oils High Performance Complex

Huddersfield Town’s B Team are back in action after the Christmas period on Friday 6 December when they host Accrington Stanley; 1pm kick-off.

The Young Terriers are set to host Accrington Stanley in a friendly on Friday 6 January at 1pm, with the game taking place at Millers Oils High Performance Complex (509 Leeds Road, Huddersfield, HD2 1YJ).

The first game of the calendar year for the youngsters after their last game saw them defeated 3-0 away at West Brom in the last Premier league Cup game of the group stages.

Jon Worthington's side will be looking to use this friendly in order to get them back into game mode after the Christmas break as they prepare to face the rest of the season - includng a big Premier League Cup knock-out fixture which has yet to be announced.

Accrington Stanley come into this game after winning their last game before the festive break against Morecambe on Tuesday 15 November, in the Senior Lancashire Cup.

Supporters can attend the 1pm kick-off on Friday completely free of charge!

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

Twitter - @htafcacademy
Instagram - @htafcbteam

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Match Reports

PEARSON RETURNS AS HUDLIN NETS FIRST TOWN GOAL

6 January 2023

Kyle Hudlin scores in B Team defeat against Accrington Stanley

- Huddersfield Town B 1-3 Accrington Stanley
- Matty Pearson plays first 45 minutes since injury
- Kyle Hudlin scores his first Huddersfield Town goal

Huddersfield Town’s B Team suffered a home defeat on Friday afternoon as they lost 1-3 to Accrington Stanley in a friendly at the Millers Oils High Performance Complex.

Matty Pearson was back on the pitch following his long term foot injury. Named in the starting line-up, he played the first 45 minutes as he continues to rebuild his match fitness.

From the sideline, Pearson’s vocals could be heard as his leadership skills kicked in and he bellowed directions at the youngsters in front of him.

Playing in this first half was just a starting point as he returns from his injury, but an important step in his road to returning to the First Team and the Sky Bet Championship – you can read how Pearson found being back on the pitch in his post-match interview by CLICKING HERE.

The first half of our B team game today also saw Kyle Hudlin named in the starting XI after he was called back from his loan spell with AFC Wimbledon at the beginning of the January transfer window.

Our 6’9 striker scored his first goal for the Terriers towards the end of the first half in the 40th minute as he netted the equaliser to get our side back in the game before the break. He knocked it home after taking a touch and slotting it into the back of the net from close range, following a great build up from Tom Iorpenda and Brodie Spencer.

The goal finally came for Hudlin after he had three other chances to equalise during the half. The first chance came from a cross from Connor Mahoney, which found the head of Hudlin in the box, but this went just wide of the box.

The 22-year-old’s second chance came after a great interception from Michael Stone just outside the Accrington Stanley box allowed him to cross the ball into the area and again found the head of Hudlin, but this skimmed the outside of the post and went wide for a goal kick.

The final chance for Hudlin before the equlaising goal was scored came in the 27th minute after a great cross was played into the box by Mahoney, but the ball was cleared before it found the striker’s feet and went out for a corner. The corner was also taken by Mahoney, but Hudlin’s header went wide.

Our youngsters had a great first half, despite conceding the first goal, as they fought back to equalise and held most of the possession. Mahoney also looked strong in midfield as he made plenty of forward runs and put crosses into the box.

Half time saw both Pearson and Hudlin withdrawn and substituted as they had played the 45 minutes that they had been scheduled to play.

Due to the two quick goals scored by our visitors at the beginning of the second half, our Young Terriers found it hard to get back into the contest after the break. Having used all of our outfield changes at the break, Sonny Whittingham re-entered play after an injury to Shane Maroodza. Despite falling behind, Town continued to press and push forward with their unwavering effort, but struggled to find the back of the net in the second half.

Our B Team go again on Wednesday 11 January, when they welcome Fleetwood Town to the Millers Oils High Performance Complex in a 1pm kick-off.

Town’s Team
Michael Acquah; Brodie Spencer, Matty Pearson (Ernaldo Krasniqi, 46’), David Adewoju, Shane Maroodza (Sonny Whittingham, 57’); Sonny Whittingham (Cian Philpott, 46’), Tom Iorpenda; Michael Stone (Donay O’Brien-Brady, 46’), Myles Bright (Connor Shanks, 46’), Connor Mahoney; Kyle Hudlin (Conor Falls, 46’)

Unused Sub
Josh Mazfari

Goal Scorer
Kyle Hudlin (40’)

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