Terriers triumph over Forest
Senior Professional Development Coach Frankie Bunn hailed his side’s fantastic team display after they came away from Nottingham Forest with all three points in the latest Under-18 Professional Development League 2 game of the season on Saturday.
The first half ended goalless, but the Terriers took the lead five minutes into the second period thanks to good pressure off the ball. Winger George Conway seized upon a poor square pass from a Forest player before driving at the heart of the home defence and he got his just rewards when his eventual shot from the edge of the box flew into the back of the net.
Under-15 player Regan Booty entered the game on the hour mark and made a positive impact on the game, having a big hand in the next two goals as Town turned the screw. First the youngster played a smart one-two with striker Paul Mullin to release the forward into the area, with Mullin bending the ball around the goalkeeper for his seventh of the season.
Then with five minutes left Booty expertly curled a cross out of the reach of the home centre halves for Under-15 colleague Rekeil Pyke to place home for his second Under-18 goal of the season.
Bunn told htafc.com he was delighted with the team’s performance:
“Sometimes in football you don’t get what you deserve, so it was superb to see such a great team performance – featuring some outstanding individual displays – get its just rewards.
“The team has shown great character all season – you can see that from the results, as we haven’t had an extended poor run this term – and to go to play a team that has beaten us twice already this campaign and play so well is a credit to the players.
“We had two Under-15 players on the pitch at the end and both made a great impact, which is all you can ask when you bring them into a higher age group.”
Town’s team (4-2-3-1):
Ed Wilczynski; Mikey Starkey, William Boyle, Joe Wilkinson, Thomas Briggs; Duane Holmes, Danny Morton; George Conway, Kedesh Goddard, Jake Charles (Regan Booty 60); Paul Mullin (Rekeil Pyke 85)