Hunt talks to htafc.com after Wolves game
Jack Hunt believes the 2-1 home victory over Wolves is a ‘massive’ result ahead of Tuesday’s trip to Peterborough.
After two successive home defeats, Simon Grayson’s men came out of the traps all guns blazing and were well worth their two goal lead at the interval before they showed defensive steeliness to see the game out as the visitors pressed during the second 45 minutes.
“That was a massive result today,” Jack told htafc.com. “After two disappointing home results against Watford and Leicester we wanted to bounce back.
“The tempo wasn’t right against Watford or Leicester, although in the majority of games this season it has been. I thought we started the game extremely well – we could have had four or five at half-time. Wolves are a massive team – one of the favourites for the League – and we’re delighted to get the three points.”
Town scored two terrific goals through Man of the Match James Vaughan and his strike partner Jermaine Beckford, with Jack supplying a tremendous cross for Vaughan’s first home goal in the blue and white stripes.
“Everyone knows that I got a lot of assists from crosses last season and this season I seem to have switched to winning penalties! I’m delighted to get off the mark with an assist from a cross now too,” Jack admitted.
Wolves came back into the game during the second period after Sylvan Ebanks-Blake’s goal, but the Terriers were solid at the back and Alex Smithies was rarely tested.
Jack continued: “We stood the test well in the second half. I think their goal had a touch of luck about it; I thought I’d stopped the cross, but he (Sako) squeezed it through my legs and then Ebanks-Blake has hit it against Pete before it went in – I don’t think you’ll see too many like that this season. After that they had a couple of moments, as they will do when they’re chucking bodies forward, but we did really well and withstood the pressure.”
Town were cheered on by a season-high gate of over 18,000 and Jack thanked them for their support.
“The crowd were like a 12th man today; they really got us going. They really got behind us and stayed with us when we conceded, so it’s great we could get the result for them as well.”
Next up for Hunt and co. is a trip to Peterborough United on Tuesday night and Jack is expecting another tough opponent.
“Peterborough are having a bad time at the moment, but I think going there on Tuesday night will be an even tougher game than today. We need to go there and impose ourselves upon them – hopefully we will do that. Perhaps we owe them one!”
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