Atkinson, Booty and Trialist score in win
Huddersfield Town’s Under-18 side stepped up its preparation for the Professional Development League 2 season with a 3-1 pre-season win at York City on Friday afternoon.
Town’s side, managed by Professional Development Coaches Frankie Bunn and Tony Carss, played particularly well in the first half and went into the interval two goals to the good.
Midfielder Ben Atkinson opened the scoring in the 20th minute, thanks in part to good work from winger Jake Charles. Fresh from his impressive appearance as a substitute for the Under-21s at Emley on Thursday night, Charles went on the outside of the full back and pulled the ball back to the trialist. His shot was blocked, but fell into the path of Atkinson – who made no mistake in firing home.
Under-16 winger Regan Booty doubled the advantage on the stroke of the half hour. Charles did well again in the build-up, cutting the ball back into the path of his teammate who fired low into the goal.
A scrappy second-half ensued and York got back into the game via a corner but Town’s trialist striker made sure of the result in the final minute of the game, picking up a good through ball from substitute Fraser Horsfall before slotting the ball home.
Town’s team (4-4-1-1):
Sam Guthrie; Mikey Starkey (Jack Senior 75), Danny Kane, Joe Wilkinson (c), Bradley Carroll; Jake Charles, Philip Billing (Fraser Horsfall 70), Ben Atkinson, Regan Booty; Trialist (Jacob Hanson 60); Rekeil Pyke (Trialist 55)
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