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09 November 2022 Venue Millers Oils High Performance Complex Attendance

Kick off 13:00 (UK)

Huddersfield Town
2 - 3
Bolton Wanderers
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B TEAM WELCOME BOLTON WANDERERS ON WEDNESDAY

7 November 2022

The Young Terriers are back at home for their Central League fixture

- Huddersfield Town B Team back in action on Wednesday
- Young Terriers welcome Bolton Wanderers in the Central League
- Neo Eccleston previewed the game

Huddersfield Town’s B Team continue their Central League campaign on Wednesday 9 November when they host Bolton Wanderers!

The Young Terriers continue their Central League campaign against Bolton Wanderers on Wednesday 9 November, 1pm kick-off, welcoming them to Millers Oils High Performance Complex (509 Leeds Road, Huddersfield, HD2 1YJ).

Looking for their first win in the Central League this season, the youngsters will be hoping to build on their 2-0 home result against Salford City last week.

Supporters can attend the 1pm kick-off on Wednesday.

Neo Eccleston previewed this game:

Eccleston started by discussing how he has found his season so far.

“There has been a lot of good games so far this season; I scored against Watford in the Premier League Cup, so I’m happy about that.

“There has been a few ups and downs and games where we haven’t done so well, but it’s about bouncing back and winning that next game rather than remembering the loss.”

“We’ve had a lot of games and we’ve taken a lot of injuries, so it’s been a bit of an overload but that happens when you play football so it’s just about handling that.

“There’s obviously a couple of the lads that have been doing well in training and they have been rewarded by playing with the First Team, which means that some players have had to find that balance of training and travelling with the First Team and the coming to us and playing with us – it’s a lot for our age group right now.”

Our young right back touched on the win against Salford City last week as well as what the focus has been in training preparing for our upcoming Central League fixture.

“The match before Salford we took a loss, after that we just had to focus and get that win in the midweek.

“Then, once you get a win, you just want to keep the momentum going and that’s what the aim will be for Wednesday,”

“Our focus this week has been winning, we have done lots of work on crossing and finishing, which was something we needed to work on because while we do put a lot of crosses in, we don’t always finish.”

Neo spoke about his style of play and how he uses his position at the back to get the ball forwards before looking ahead to Wednesday’s Central League game against Bolton Wanderers.

“I like to attack because I wasn’t always a defender; I started as a midfielder, then moved to winger and now I’m a right back, so I still like to go forward, score goals and put crosses in - it’s always been part of my game.

“We’re expecting Bolton to come here wanting to win after we beat them earlier this season at their place, they’re not going to want two losses – it’s going to be a tough game.”

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

Twitter - @htafcacademy
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Match Reports

REPORT: TOWN B 2-3 BOLTON WANDERERS

9 November 2022

Charles Ondo and Neo Eccleston score in home defeat

- Huddersfield Town B defeated 2-3 in Central League
- Charles Ondo and Neo Eccleston scored to get Town back in the game
- Young Terriers should have scored more

Huddersfield Town’s B Team suffered a home defeat in the Central League on Wednesday afternoon as they lost 2-3 to Bolton Wanderers.

While Bolton Wanderers put out a competitive side that scored two goals in the first half, our Young Terriers put in the hard work to get themselves back in the game and should have scored more with their unwavering effort.

Town started the first half on the front foot as they were awarded a free kick just outside the opposition box in the first five minutes. Captain Ben Midgley took the set piece and crossed the ball into the box, but his efforts were punched away by Bolton ‘keeper Luke Hutchinson.

This was then closely followed by the opening goal of the game from the visitors as Lynford Sackey was played in space in the box and slotted it pas Michael Roxburgh in the seventh minute.

While building momentum from their first goal, Bolton had the chance to double their lead in the 10th minute after Matthew Tweedley shot from inside the box, but his chance just goes wide and past the post.

Our Young Terriers tried to edge back into the game when Shane Maroodza sent a low cross into the box and found Charles Ondo, but as he tried to slot it past the ‘keeper from close range, his first touch was gathered up comfortably.

The youngsters continued to push for their equaliser and were awarded a corner, which was taken by Midgley, and his cross found the head of Neo Eccleston, but his header was off-target and went high over the crossbar.

Our captain once again worked hard to push his team forwards and get the equaliser as he sent a through ball to Ondo, who then drove into the box, but the youngster was adjudged to have drawn a foul in the box and Bolton were awarded the free kick in their area.

Town’s shot-stopper made a great save in the 30th minute to deny Daniel Jones’ close range shot with a quick reaction to jump and push the ball over the bar. Unfortunately, Bolton’s second goal of the game came directly from the subsequent corner in the 32nd minute and the visitors had doubled their lead.

Shortly after Bolton’s second goal, a free kick was awarded to Town on the edge of the opposition box. The set piece was whipped in by Aaron Rowe, but it was defended well and went out for a Town corner – which didn’t amount to anything.

The last action of the first half was another Town corner, where Rowe again crossed the ball into the box, but this also amounted to nothing despite the multiple chances that were blocked by the Bolton defence and Town went into the break behind by two goals.

The second half started brighter for the blue and white youngsters as they found themselves back in the game after three minutes. Ondo finished nicely after marching onto Jon Russell’s ball over the top of the Bolton defence and struck it past Hutchinson and into the bottom corner.

Not wanting to lose their edge in the game, Bolton fancied their chances from range, but David Adewoju reacted well and defended the box to put the ball out for a corner.

Max Conway was found in space for Bolton and took his chance, but his shot went wide and out for a goal kick to Town.

Brilliant play between Eccleston and Donay O’Brien-Brady on the right side was rewarded with a corner. Rowe’s shot from outside the box following the corner was hit high and went over the bar.

Not long after this attempt, Eccleston crossed a lovely ball into the box and found the head of Ondo, but his effort was just wide of the goal as he searched for his equaliser.

Town’s second goal came in the 68th minute, and was a long time coming, as Connor Shanks crossed the ball into the box and found Eccleston in space, who finished it nicely through the middle of the goal.

However, this score line didn’t last as Bolton scored their third four minutes later following a free kick where Lamine Toure was left unmarked, and he headed it past Roxburgh to put his side back in front.

Our Young Terriers were awarded a penalty after Eccleston was pulled back in the box while going for goal. Midgley stepped up to take the penalty, but he hit the crossbar and the chance for Town to go back level was missed.

Two final chances for Town would be the last action of the game as they desperately searched for that third goal, but Russell’s header from close range was palmed away by Hutchinson and substitute Michael Stone’s shot on target was saved by the Bolton shot stopper after he was set up by Ondo on the edge of the box.

This saw the Young Terriers narrowly defeated at home to Bolton Wanderers.

Town’s Team (4-2-3-1)
Michael Roxburgh; Neo Eccleston, Tom Iorpenda, David Adewoju, Shane Maroodza; Jon Russell, Ben Midgley (c), Connor Shanks (Fope Deru, 76’), Donay O’Brien-Brady (Michael Stone, 76’), Aaron Rowe; Charles Ondo

Unused Subs
Josh Mazfari, Loick Ayina

Goal Scorers
Charles Ondo (48’), Neo Eccleston (68’)

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